18. Tuna Wharf

Location: Tuna Wharf Road.
Shoreline: rocky
Type of access: paved road
Parking: yes
Government  wharf: yes
Public slipway: yes
Public concrete ramp: no, gravel access
Topographic reference: 20 p/12 (Pubnico)
Marine chart # 4244 (Wedgeport and vicinity)
UTM grid: E0259563 (59)  N4844027 (44)
Latitude: N 43°42.749’ / Longitude: W 65° 59.004′
Public access

Located at the Tuna Wharf is The Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum and Café.

Wedgeport was one of the sport fishing capitals of the world and attracted thousands of people here to participate in the bluefin tuna sports fishery. Names like Franklin Roosevelt, Kate Smith, Gene Tunney, Amelia Earhart, Ernest Hemingway, and Jean Beliveau were some that came to participate.

Wedgeport has a selection of launching sites and offers good access to the west side of Lobster Bay, one of the best sea kayaking locations in Nova Scotia. Public Wharf Road in Upper Wedgeport, Nicolas Road Wharf and Breakwater, Tuna Wharf both in Lower Wedgeport.

Wedgeport is an Acadian fishing village and was once referred to as the Sport Tuna Fishing Capital of the World. During the years from 1937-1976 famous people such as Amelia Earhart, Ernest Hemmingway, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jean Belliveau and others would visit for the World Tuna Cup Match.

Visit the Wedgeport Tuna Museum and Cafe’ before launching your kayak. To learn more about Wedgeport visit their website.