Brown horses eating grass, Sable Island.

Sable Island Landing

Explore Sable Island, one of Canada’s most remote islands. Land on the beach of this sandy spit of land and walk the dunes with a qualified Parks Canada ranger.

Included in your cruise
  • Beach landing
  • Chance to see Sable Island horses, seals, and birdlife
  • Walk up to Bald Dune
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • Notices

    Sturdy footwear and weather-appropriate clothing, including wind/rainproof outer layer

Disembarking on a small boat (RIB) on a solitary coast is the essence of expedition traveling. There are no ports, no houses, and probably no vehicles. Only raw nature, infinite landscapes, and untamed wildlife. No filters of any kind. The real pleasure is exploring the environment with the open mind of a pioneer and discovering the world as it used to be.

From the poles to the tropics, nature landings can take many different forms. In Antarctica, this could be a walk in deep snow to a penguin colony. In Greenland, we could take a tundra walk to enjoy the views of a massive glacier. In Svalbard, we could make a cautious approach to a group of walruses resting on the beach. In Africa, we could venture on a walking safari to a hippo pool. In Alaska, we could search for brown bears through national parks. In the Galapagos, we could stroll on a young lava flow covered by marine iguanas.

On Sable Island, this remote island in the Atlantic Ocean is more than just a sandbank—it is home to the rare Sable Island horses and a thriving seal population. Walk the dunes with Parks Canada rangers and learn about this exciting, unique, and seldom-visited destination.

At Hurtigruten, we have the best team of guides and naturalists, the highest safety measures, and the strictest environmental protocols to protect the land—all while ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Practical information:

  • Language: English

  • Remarks/requirements: Sturdy footwear and weather appropriate clothing, including wind/rainproof outer layer

  • Walking information: Optional walk up to Bald Dune over sandy and uneven terrain

  • Wheelchair accessible: No