Getting to Nova Scotia by land air or sea
Getting to Nova Scotia by land air or sea

Sandy Lane
Vacation Rentals
135 Water St
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
B0T 1W0 Canada

tel: 1 902 875 2729
toll-free: 1 800 646 1577
[email protected]

Guest Testimonials

Thank you for a wonderful vacation at your cottage. This was our first visit to this part of beautiful Nova Scotia. We loved Summerville and Carter's beaches. Visit them early in your stay! The Quarterdeck restaurant is superb-excellent food and reasonable prices. Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Peggy's Cove were worthwhile trips. we had amazing weather (rained only one day during the week.) The cottage was very comfortable and lacked only a fire pit for campfires. We would stay again!
The Taylor Family
July 2008
 Private, spacious and perfect!
 Moncton, Canada, 2018
Perfect stay, so peaceful and relaxing
We just had our second stay in this Castaway Ocean Lodge and it was just as good as the first. We bought some friends along the second time, and they enjoyed the cabin and Nova Scotia as much as us. The hot tub is fantastic and we were in it every day, they had upgraded it to a new one second time around, which was even better. There are robes provided in the cabin to make full use of it even when it’s a little chilly in the evenings. It’s so peaceful and quiet, with no neighbours overlooking you, a really good place to chill out. We made use of the fire pit outside and the kayaks to explore. The first time we went there were some seals we spotted in the water nearby while were kayaking. We ended up travelling around in the good weather, up to the wineries in the Annapolis Valley, to Luneburg and beautiful nearby Shelburne (Charlotte Lane Cafe is worth checking out the food is amazing). On the rainy days we enjoyed relaxing in front of the log fire, cooking in the very well equipped kitchen and playing the many board games left for use in the cabin. The cabin is really homey and comfortable; there is everything you could ever need. I can’t wait to go back again.
We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. We felt right at home and were all pleasantly surpised at all of the extra ammenities here. The weather was perfect and the view spectacular. Thank you for providing such great accomodations. We hope to come back next year.
The Oswalds
Barrie, ON, 2009

Getting Here

As a travel destination, Southwestern Nova Scotia has something for everyone:  historic importance, outdoor adventure, spectacular scenery, stunning beaches, divine seafood, iconic lighthouses, quirky festivals, unique cultural events and an uncomplicated lifestyle that balances work and family, with fun and friends.

By Land, By Air or By Sea ... It Is Easy To Get Here!

Check out the links below for the different options for traveling to Nova Scotia.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us.

By Land:

Nova Scotia is connected to the rest of North America by the Trans Canada Highway that enters the province via New Brunswick.

By Air:

The Halifax International Airport is the Atlantic Canadian hub for all domestic, regional and international services.   Scheduled air service into Nova Scotia is available from all major Canadian cities, from all major cities in the United States through connecting hubs at Boston and Newark, and from major European cities through the connecting hub at London. In addition, scheduled charter services are available linking Nova Scotia with many Canadian and European cities.  Visit to view a list of airlines providing flight options to Halifax.

By Sea:

There are 4 car ferries services that connect Nova Scotia to Canada and the USA. 

Arrival By Sea from Portland, USA
Nova Star Cruises: This ferry travels from Portland, Maine, to/from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The service starts up in May 2014. 
NOTE: Yarmouth is approximately 60 miles / 95 km or a 1 hour drive to Shelburne

Arrival By Sea from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Bay Ferries: This ferry travels from Saint John, New Brunswick, to/from Digby, Nova Scotia. Daily year-round service with additional service from mid-June to September. Tickets must be picked up one hour before sailing.  Reservations are recommended.
NOTE: Digby is approximately 125 miles / 200 km or 2.5 hours drive to Shelburne

Arrival by Sea from Newfoundland, Canada
Marine Atlantic Reservations:  This ferry travels from Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland, to/from North Sydney, Nova Scotia.  Daily year-round service with additional service from mid-June to September. Tickets must be picked up one hour before sailing.  Reservations are recommended.
NOTE:  North Sydney is approximately 400 miles / 644 km or 7 hours drive to Shelburne

Arrival By Sea From Prince Edward Island, Canada
Northumberland Ferries Ltd.:  This ferry offers daily service from May 1 to December from Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, to Caribou, Nova Scotia.
NOTE: Caribou is approximately 240 miles / 390 km or 4.5 hours drive to Shelburne

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