Cruising Publications

Here is a list of books, guides, and charts that we recommend Cruisers take a look at and details on how to get a hold of them.


Cruising Nova Scotia (2nd Edition) – 1998 A comprehensive guide to cruising in the province.  It includes extensive information on the cruising grounds and destinations along Nova Scotia’s entire coastline, navigational aids and much more.

To Buy:         Diversity Special Interest  cost: $19.95 + tax
Publishing Co. Ltd.
P.O. Box 2705 / 2854 Agricola Street
Halifax, NS
Canada, B3J 3P7
Tel: (902) 453-6683
Fax: (902) 453-0012
E-mail: [email protected]

2) Cruising the Eastern Shore by Mike Cox  - 1997

With information on more than 40 suggested routes, this guide to cruising Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore is thorough in its coverage not to mention extremely helpful and easy to read.          

As of August 2013, no longer being printed so check the internet.

**Note**: both books listed above can also be found at the Halifax Regional Library


Safe Boating Guide: Your Guide to Regulations And Responsible Recreational Boating
This free publication put out by Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Coast Guard and is a great reference guide that includes many facts about the precautions, restrictions and requirements all boaters should know about.

Available through NSYA

Charts are essential items for all Cruisers; especially those who are new to and unfamiliar with Nova Scotia’s rugged coastline, so make sure you are prepared!

Canadian Hydrographic Service
615 Booth Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0E6
Tel.: (613) 995-4413
Fax: (613) 947-4369

There are 27 authorized CHS chart dealers here in Nova Scotia.  You can find them all listed on the CHS website.  Here is one of the listed local dealers:

The Binnacle
15 Purcell's Cove Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3N 1R2
Tel: (902) 423-6464, 1-800-665-6464
Fax: (902) 479-1518
Email: [email protected]