Our History

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Peter Richardson (owner and operator of Peggy’s Cove Boat Tours was born and raised in Sherbrooke, Québec, having moved to Pugwash, Nova Scotia in 1993. He stopped in Lunenburg that year just to see what Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador Bluenose II looked like. He wondered what it might be like to live in Lunenburg and get to know life on the water. After an unplanned visit in Lunenburg two years later on a Friday evening, he came back on the following Tuesday to sign a lease and three weeks later he was a proud resident of Lunenburg, NS.

Having been successful in Sales and Marketing, Peter turned his attention to the tourism industry in 1998 and purchased his first boat, a 32' Lunenburg built cabin cruiser named the Tageshell (which was renamed the Maggie McB after his grandmother). There began Peter’s love for the boat touring industry! In 2001, Hummer (German for lobster) Ocean Tours (HOT) found its niche by offering an onboard Lobster Dinner Cruise. In 2002, HOT purchased its second vessel a 42' Wooden Cabin cruiser and named it Clem R Hiltz after the lone crewman of Canada's original sailing ambassador Bluenose.

In 2008, HOT purchased Peggy's Cove Water Tours and moved the operation to Peggy's Cove in 2009. We offered a 1 hour Sightseeing Tour cruising past the famous Peggy's Cove Lighthouse to West Dover and back. We also included a stop where we dropped an underwater camera overboard and showed passengers the extraordinary marine life (lobster, crab, flounder and pollock).

Our Boat the Sea Dog IV

The Seadog IV is a 42 foot Northhumberland Twin-Engine Transport Canada approved for 20 passengers equipped with all the latest navigation and safety equipment to allow you to have a safe and enjoyable trip. We do have a head (washroom) on board!

Our experienced crew have been trained with the Marine Emergency Duty Course to further ensure your safety and they are also very knowledgeable about the Peggy's Cove area and the local folklore.

Rain, shine or fog, we will do our best to make your tour with us the highlight of your vacation.

To learn more about the types of cruises we offer, please click here.

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Testimonials

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Kathleen Harris, Digby Neck, NS, Beautiful trip, I will be back.

 

Rose Marie & Raymond Glens Woodburn MD, Thanks for a great trip - a whale - comarants.

 

Sandra Meumier, Thank you very much, saw a humpback and several big tuna.

 

Scott, Christine, Sarah and Claire Murray, Great fun! Thank you Kevin, we saw a bald eagle and a whale!

 

Darlene & Terry Boetcher, Winnipeg Manatoba, Scenery and visit was awesome, advertise, advertise!!!

 

Vanessa Boutilier, Vancouver, Incredible!! I will never forget.

 

Normi & Jocelyn Paul, Hammonds Plains Nova Scotia, Breathtakingly beautiful & amazing, Thank you both.

 

Mike & Cheryl Gunsinger, Simcoe Ontario, Awesome Tour! Thanks

 

Julie Baines, Grand Prairie Alberta, Great Tour saw some Lobster

 

Mary Ellen & Kevin Myers, Lifetime experience

 

Wayne & Robin Stanley, Great Trip, awesome scenery and great crew.

 

Wayne & Danielle Everett, Awesome idea to view the bottom.

 

Anthony Ayag, Boston MA, Perfect!

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