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Aircraft Charter to Sable Island
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Horse beside Sable Station We at Sable Aviation feel privileged to provide fixed-wing aircraft charter service to Sable Island, a delicate crescent of sand located 300 km south-east of Halifax, NS. Since there is no airstrip on the island, our BN-2A Britten Norman Islander aircraft lands on the sandy expanse of the island's south beach.

Sable Island is a National Park Reserve, so Parks Canada has sole control over approving and scheduling visitor flights. The visitor season runs from June through October; to avoid interfering with station operations, fixed wing visitor flights are only approved on weekends.

Please note that Sable Island, while beautiful, is physically demanding, and those with mobility or health issues may better explore the island virtually through the various Sable Island exhibits on display at local museums. To enjoy Sable, you should be comfortable walking long distances in soft sand, sometimes under a hot sun, and at other times, with a high wind and cooler temperatures. All travel is by foot, and there is no option to be transported by vehicle.

Aerial view

If you wish to visit Sable with us, you have two options - to organize a charter of the entire aircraft yourself, or buy a single seat on a flight that we have organized. We have 4 flights in 2022 on which individual seats have been sold - 2-Jul (backup 3-Jul), 30-Jul (backup 31-Jul), 20-Aug (backup 21-Aug), and 8-Oct (backup 9-Oct). All of these flights are SOLD OUT, but we will maintain a standby list - just drop us a line at If you have reserved a seat, you do not need to contact Parks Canada - we will take care of permissions and payment of all fees.

To charter the entire aircraft you must request a visitation date from Parks Canada. Their online booking system went live on 17-Jan-2022 and all available dates have been assigned, but they also maintain a standby list for full charter aircraft dates. For those who were lucky enough to be assigned one of the full charter dates in 2022, Parks Canada will inform us of your booking, however, we would appreciate an e-mail from you with your day-of-flight contact information, so that we can reach you in the event of any flight delays. We also need to know the number of people in your group and your method of payment.

Sable Station

Groups that have chartered the entire aircraft must present a single payment for the flight - collection of a share of expenses is left up to the group leader, who is considered the charterer of the aircraft. Note that although it is acceptable for groups to share expenses, reselling of individual seats (i.e. at a profit) must be reported immediately to Sable Aviation, as additional fees and obligations will apply. We have created the Facebook group called Sable Island Aircraft Charter for those who have booked the entire aircraft but still need a person or two to fill up their group. Please note that all financial arrangements will be strictly between the parties involved.

Whether you wish to buy a seat or charter the whole aircraft, you should check out our FAQ page for answers to all your questions on chartering or buying a single seat, including cost.

If you would like to see photos of our days on Sable, be sure and check out our company Facebook page.