Advocate Boat Tours // aka Jurassic Park, Nova Scotia
If you’re in Nova Scotia and grew up a fan of Jurassic Park, you need to experience Isle Haute.
This past September we ventured out to Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia to embark on an overnight adventure into the unknown. We were there to shoot drone video content for Nova Scotia Tourism to showcase some of the unique adventures in the Advocate area. We were not disappointed.
Isle Haute is a small island approximately 10km off the coast of Advocate Harbour. It’s a small, rocky uninhabited island that spans a KM or 2 with huge cliffs, lush forrest and a beach that comes and goes with the tide. The only way on and off the island is by boat…which sounds somewhat straight forward…but when you’re talking about a small island surrounded by the highest tides in the world, travel on & off the island gets sketchy…quickly.
Advocate Boat Tours operates a wild adventure that takes tourists out to the island for a night and treats them like royalty. We’re talking meals prepared by a chef, “luxury” accommodations (think glamping on steroids), stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, and …drinking…of course.
It wasn’t until we were approximately a KM from the Island before it really started to hit us. By “hit us” I mean the feeling that we were about to sleep on a chunk of land that looked like a mash up of Shutter Island and Jurassic Park. I’ll admit it, on approach to the island we all started singing/humming the Jurassic Park theme song at the top of our lungs.
Once on the Island we captured some amazing drone shots of tall cliffs, seals in the water and of our actors embarking on some wild adventures. The ground team (Brad Sayeau & Patrick Rojo directed by Jason Levangie) navigated some tough terrain and tricky tides to get some amazing footage.
Isle Haute was a wild experience. It’s a luxury Adventure that makes you feel like you’re 10000 miles away with all the comforts of home.
As a videographer and drone pilot, these are the gigs that make you appreciate why we live and work here in Nova Scotia.