Ballantyne's Cove

Where Giant Bluefin Tuna Dreams Come True!

Sep 16 - 21, 2024


  • Best-in-class giant bluefin fishing in the shallow waters of the Northumberland Strait off the northern tip of Nova Scotia
  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fish a season that lasts only weeks with Capts. Mark and Robert Boyd and Capt. John Gavin, native Nova Scotians who have helped pioneer this iconic catch-and-release fishery
  • Three days of fishing to take your heavy-tackle fishing skills to the next level under the expert guidance of our instructors
  • Package includes charter fees and standard tips, accommodations, meals, and transfers from/to Halifax Stanfield International Airport


Anglers arrive at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) for transport to Georgeville, Nova Scotia, just north of Antigonish.

Anglers gather for a tour around the area, lunch in town, unwind, and prepare for fishing with dinner at the host house.

Fishing days start early in Ballantyne’s Cove, with the overall goal being constant: catch big tuna. Breakfast and lunch served on board.

Departure times might vary for transport back to YHZ to catch your flight.


If you’ve never fought a near-1,000-pound fish on rod and reel from a fighting chair, then you’re in for the experience of a lifetime. If you have, but never had the opportunity to land a giant bluefin, then this is the trip for you! Nova Scotia’s bluefin fishery can’t be missed, and any angler worth his weight in salt is after one of these car-size creatures. These fish are smart, they can see better than any bony fish and are targeted in the most hypnotic of settings. The sunsets in Nova Scotia are unreal, and the wildlife is never-ending, from whales and great whites to bald eagles and the many species of seabirds that inhabit the Northumberland Strait.

Our instructors are there to assist you in your pursuit; and when coupled with the decades of experience the captains have in these waters, it’s a recipe for tuna-fishing success. Step outside the box with us and land your own giant. Only six spots are available for this platinum opportunity.

Learn more about the giant bluefin in Nova Scotia:



Ocean views as far as the eye can see! With an open-concept design, an impeccable chef’s kitchen, every modern amenity (including a washer and dryer) you can imagine, plus an all-season outdoor hot tub, this stylish place is perfect for group trips like these. Two large covered decks for watching sunsets; ones that pictures can’t do justice. Three spacious bedrooms and two spa-like baths ensure there’s plenty of room for everyone.

Contemporary and cozy, this three-bedroom, this house has all the views! Relax after a hard day’s fishing on the 500-square-foot deck or soak in the hot tub. This modern oasis is amenity-rich and features a fully stocked chef’s kitchen, washer and dryer, and all the privacy you can handle.


SEP 16 - 21, 2024

$7,995 per angler
Nova Scotia
  • 6 DAYS



This expedition is priced as an all-inclusive package, with meals, boat and tips, accommodations, and airport transfers/transportation included. Airfare to the destination is not included.

A 50-percent deposit must accompany each registration. The full payment must be paid 30 days in advance of your scheduled expedition.

Repeat clients, active-duty military, and veterans qualify for special discounts, please contact the director for more information.

Payments made toward your expedition are refundable for cancellations received, in writing, at least 61 days before the first day of the trip. If you cancel for any reason 31-60 days before the start date, we will issue a refund less a $1,000 per person cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 30 days before the start date will be non-refundable.

Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended to protect your investment.