Posts under ‘Backyard Hidden Treasures of Nova Scotia’

Thinking of PEI this year?

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation so what better place to spend it than in the Birth Place of Confederation itself, Prince Edward Island. Many of our tours encompass a fleeting visit to Prince Edward Island, the “Gentle Island”, as it is only a couple of hours from Halifax.  It is a superb place […]

What a Year!

Wow, what a year for Blue Diamond Tours!  Not only I have I discovered new places, I’ve made new partnerships and met some wonderful visitors! I partnered with Van Tours of Nova Scotia who really “took over” the Shore Excursion component of Blue Diamond Tours which has been beneficial to me – it gave me […]

Swiss Air 111

We create shore excursions based on your interests and how long you have in Nova Scotia.  We have many examples of our tours posted on our website, but generally, they are a basis to build on.  Each one, for each client, is different – that’s what makes BDT different! Peggy’s Cove is a relatively short […]

Bay of Fundy Shoreline

Many of our tours take us to Hall’s Harbour, it’s a popular place to witness high/low tides, spectacular scenery and of course, lobster.  However, there is another area in Nova Scotia, which offers spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy, scenic sites/sights and awesome food….and begins within an hour of Halifax! From Halifax, a 45min […]

Anthem of the Seas

On Thursday 1 September, one of the largest cruise ships in the world and certainly the largest to ever visit Nova Scotia, docked in Halifax Harbour.  The MS Anthem of the Seas, carrying approximately 4,180 passengers (plus crew) towered over the Halifax waterfront, which, speaking in Nova Scotia terms, is “more than three Peggy’s Cove […]

Doppelganger and Dahlias

During the busy tourist season, my wife, Ann, often wonders where I am and what I’m up to…a bit of “Where’s Bob?” instead of “Where’s Waldo”.  Although I do try to keep my family informed of my whereabouts, a recent email made them question my Maritime touring and if perhaps, I had moved further afield.  […]

Seriously…the Big Stop?!

As a tour operator, we visit sites numerous times, but no tours are ever alike and we never get tired of seeing our beautiful Province and showing it off to others.  This particular day trip included a very unexpected “site”! Many people who visit Nova Scotia want to see the World’s Highest Tides, which is […]

Detours and Delays…

Due to our guests’ flight having an unexpected overnight detour and delay in Bangor, Maine, our sightseeing didn’t begin until a day later than expected.  We were however, still able to collect them from the airport and let the exploring begin! Following pick-up from the airport, hotel check-in and settling in, we decided to tour Halifax […]

Off the Beaten Path

As a tour operator in Nova Scotia, I take many visitors along the shoreline to Peggy’s Cove and often onto Lunenburg, sometimes stopping at the Swiss Air Memorial or the lovely fishing village of West Dover.  On this particular trip, I decided to wander a little further off the “beaten track” and visit two small […]

Cityscapes and Seascapes

It’s always challenging to show the highlights of Nova Scotia when there is little time to do it.  Customized tours can turn short visits into whirlwind adventures, allowing you to see what you want to see, thus making the best of your time.   This particular tour took us from the cityscape to three distinctly different […]

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