Discover the Wild Horses of Sable Island NP

I am very excited to offer two helicopter excursions to Sable Island in 2022. In partnership with Kattuk Expeditions, both trips feature one full day of exploration of Sable Island with emphasis on wild horse photography. Both trips include a buffer day in case of inclement weather and accommodation at the Westin Hotel Halifax. All levels of photographers are welcome and price is based on single occupancy. Guests that are interested in doing both excursions or sharing a room may inquire about a discount.

Trip A: SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST! Sable Island PLUS 5-days/4-nights photography workshop. August 28th – Sept 1st. Open to 6 people – cost $5650 plus HST. Deposit $1000 plus HST (balance due 30 days before trip). Itinerary:

Sable Island NPR, Photography Workshop, Friesian Horses, Indigenous Cultural Experience and more! Westin Hotel Halifax 4 nights

This special trip includes 7 hours of classroom time designed to take your photography to the next level.

Day 1 (August 28th) airport pickup and check in to hotel, welcome dinner at Henry House (à la carte) Dinner 8:30pm, Slide presentation about Sable Island National Park.

Day 2 (August 29th) – 2 hour classroom session to go over optimum camera settings and learn the best shooting techniques specific to capturing the action on Sable Island. We will practice these techniques by touring Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, a Friesian Horse breeding farm followed by a Mi’kMaq indigenous experience at Kejimkujik National Park.

Day 3 (August 30th) – Sable island NPR with airport transfer, 7am arrival at Vision Air Services, helicopter to Sable Island, full day guided experience on Sable with Debra Garside and Kattuk Expeditions, return transfer to Halifax.

Day 4 (August 31st) – 4-hour classroom session to select and process your Sable Island images. Each guest will be given a private 30 minute session with Debra to discuss topics of choice which can include anything from an editing session to portfolio review. Lunch and photoshoot at Peggy’s Cove lighthouse and fishing villages. Day 3 and Day 4 activities could be switched as per Sable weather.

Day 5 Sept 1st – Check out, airport transfer

Trip B) TWO SPOTS LEFT! Sable Island National Park Tour and Photography Workshop

September 1st – 3rd. Cost $4870 plus HST. Deposit $1000 + HST, balance due 30 days before trip.

Includes Westin Hotel Halifax 3 nights accommodation, all transport and transfers, photography workshop. Open to 6 people.

Day 1 August 31st – 8:30pm meet and greet and camera settings session, intro to Sable Island.

Day 2 September 1st – 7am – shuttle to Vision Air Services helicopter to Sable Island, full day guided experience on Sable with Debra Garside and Kattuk Expeditions,

return transfer to Halifax by 7PM

Day 3 September 2nd: Buffer Day plans. 4 hours classroom time editing Sable Island images, Lunch at Peggy’s Cove and photoshoot of lighthouse and fishing villages. Day 2 and day 3 activities could be switched as per Sable weather.

Day 4 Check out and airport transfers.

To book your trip please email Debra directly for more details and availability.


Sable Island Wild Horses
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