Maritime Air Charter Limited Aircraft
Visiting Sable Island

Sable from the air Sable Island is 300 km south-east of Halifax, NS; it is approximately 42 km long and 1.5 km wide at its widest point. Seemingly little more than a sand bar covered in marram grass, it is home to hundreds of feral horses, thousands of birds, several hundred thousand seals and a handful of year-round human inhabitants.

While access to the island is strictly controlled in order to protect its delicate environment, the general public is allowed to visit, so long as they first obtain permission from Parks Canada.

Sable Island horse Additional Information:

Planning Your Visit

Frequently Asked Questions
(including cost)

Photo Gallery

Sable Island seal

External Links:

Facebook Page for Cost Sharing - Sable Island Charter Sharing

GPS Locator Showing Sable Aircraft Track
Note: If page displays "No messages to display", there has been no recent flight to Sable.

The Green Horse Society - an island perspective

Horse and Plane

Television Coverage:

Rick Mercer Report: Rick Visits Sable Island
(first aired on CBC, 27 Nov 2012)

Land and Sea - Sable Island
(first aired on CBC, 25 Nov 2012)

Print Media:

Touchdown on Sable Island
(The Yarmouth County Vanguard, 1 Apr 2013)

A Park Apart
(The Walrus, May 2012 issue)

Work, fun all the same for Sable Island researcher
(The Chronicle Herald, 2 Apr 2012)

Parks Canada takes control of Sable Island today
(The Chronicle Herald, 1 Apr 2012)

Scientist's creative side emerges
(The Chronicle Herald, 5 Feb 2012)

Kitts shares journey to Sable Island
(The Chronicle Herald, 27 Nov 2011)

Tiny Sable Island Canada's newest national park
(The National Post, 18 Oct 2011)

'Controlled visits' to continue at Sable Island
(The Chronicle Herald, 17 Oct 2011)

Sable Island Park: From grave to cradle
(The Chronicle Herald, 17 Oct 2011)

Sable Island status raises gas questions
(The Chronicle Herald, 1 Oct 2011)

Sable park deal likely to keep drilling status quo
(The Chronicle Herald, 27 Sep 2011)

Sable Island native returns home
(Cape Breton post, 30 Oct 2008)