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Aircraft Charter to Sable Island
Effective Oct 1, 2022, Transport Canada will be removing all COVID-19 travel requirements - health checks and masking, although recommended, will no longer be mandatory

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.

Aerial view

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 and the many videos available online. To enjoy Sable, you should be comfortable walking long distances in soft sand (5 km is an absolute minimum, although 10 km is more likely), often under a hot sun and/or with high wind. All travel is by foot - there is no option to be transported by vehicle. Please do not try and play on the sympathies of Parks Canada staff by asking them for a drive - this rule has been put in place in an attempt to protect them from COVID-19.

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. All flight dates in 2022 were reserved in January of this year, so be sure and check back here in early January 2023 for details on the 2023 visitor season.

Sable Station

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.