May long weekend tours 2014

DSCF0908

  Looking for something to do this long weekend, but don’t want to spend all day driving to get there. Then ECO is your number one stop! Check out this blog by our friends at The Local Traveler. We are open all holiday weekend, so give us a call! If you want to learn more about our […]

Read more

Happening Now, Recent Trips, Special Events, Upcoming trips, , , , , , , , , , ,

Refreshing Seaside Adventure Awaits you at East Coast Outfitters

Refreshing Seaside Adventure Awaits you at East Coast Outfitters

Thanks to the people at Discover Halifax for this great write-up. Here’s a quick link to their website:  Discover Halifax Website Refreshing Seaside Adventure Awaits you at East Coast Outfitters Posted by: Brigid McWhirter DATE POSTED: 06/25/2012 Part of Halifax’s charm is its proximity to a coastline that is at once serene and ruggedly beautiful. A […]

Read more

Happening Now, Recent Trips, Special Events, , , , ,

2011 Atlantic Paddle Symposium

2011 Atlantic Paddle Symposium

Atlantic Paddle Symposium 2011 – Committed 2 the Core Blogspot ECO Guides, Kirk, Eleanor and I had the opportunity to attend the 2011 Atlantic Paddle Symposium up in Tera Nova National Park Newfoundland. We set out from Nova Scotia a few days early with the hopes of catching some icebergs off of twillingate. Kirk had […]

Read more

Recent Trips, ,

Guide Training – Night time Navigation weekend

With relatively low water temperatures and comfortably warm air temperatures early spring in Nova Scotia brings us numerous banks of fog. This makes Dead Reckoning navigation an essential skill needed to safely kayak offshore. This last weekend the 2011 Guides in Training headed out to Hearn island for a night time navigation exercise. We were […]

Read more

courses & events, Recent Trips, Videos, , , ,

Hiking, Kayaking & a Lobster Feast

Sunday evening and the weekend is over, and what a beautiful weekend we had. Our season started off with the crack of delicious lobster being eaten. Saturday we had a wonderful group from a Dalhousie University conference come out for a little bit of kayaking, a breathtaking nature tour to the sandy cove lighthouse topped […]

Read more

Recent Trips, Videos, , ,

Winter Wildlife

201317_10150163748329156_512489155_7041475_4660755_o

The wildlife changes around ECO during the winter.  Migratory birds leave us, grasses and heathers loose their color, but winter brings us some equally fantastic wildlife sights!  Here’s a few notable things that have crossed out kayaks this winter! Longtail Cockawee – Old Squaw Ducks Common during winter in the sheltered bays. They are a […]

Read more

Recent Trips, Uncategorized

April 2011 Pre-season trips

With less then a week left before the season opens we are all getting on the water more and more. Over the last week a good number of ECO guides and some of the guides in training headed down to Lower Prospect and checked to see what has changed over the winter months. We managed […]

Read more

Recent Trips, Videos, ,

Feb 5th West Pennant

At ECO we take advantage of every ray of sunshine during the winter. On February 5th we got a little bit of that sunshine so Guides Eleanor Kure and Karl Vollmer headed out for a quick paddle just off of West Pennant. Enjoy the video. Music performed by our good friends McGinty. Every year McGinty […]

Read more

Recent Trips, Videos,

Jan 30th at Peggy’s Cove

One cold morning in late January ECO Guides Kirk Dauphinee and Karl Vollmer along with Guide in Training Tim Bryan headed out from Peggy’s Cove for a little bit of fun on the water on a beautiful calm sunny day. Here’s what happened…

Read more

Recent Trips, Videos, ,

More Recent Trips and Wildlife

sunset

The Big  Clam The Quahog takes 40 years to reach 4 inches in length. A four inch long Quahog will filter a gallon of water every hour. In terms of size, this Quahog is classified a “chowder clam” or more commonly in Nova Scotia,  “bar clam”. Quahogs are among the longest lived marine organisms in […]

Read more

Recent Trips

Page 2 of 3123

Warning: Unknown: open(/home/content/19/5974519/tmp/sess_eh3s2kn0m6dmtjhmrim3pfslv5, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct () in Unknown on line 0