Else Marie and Werner Ostermann of NovaShores Adventures prepare to lead a group of sea kayakers on an adventure from Spicer’s Cove at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park. The Advocate Harbour business received the Attraction Award at the Central Nova Tourist Association’s recent awards banquet.
ADVOCATE HARBOUR – Kayakers are among the many visitors coming to this area every summer, thanks in large part to the efforts of Else Marie and Werner Ostermann at NovaShores Adventures.
The business, which offers kayaking tours in Cape Chignecto Provincial Park (and also offers tours in Dover Archipelago near Peggy’s Cove,) was awarded with the Central Nova Tourist Association (CNTA) Attraction Award at the organization’s annual awards banquet in Truro.
The Ostermanns, who were vacationing in Costa Rica and unable to attend the banquet, said they were thrilled to be recognized.
“NovaShores Adventures is very proud to have been presented with the ‘Attraction Award 2012’ from CNTA,” said Mrs. Ostermann. “It’s a great feeling to be recognized as a key tourism ambassador for the Bay of Fundy region.”
Since first establishing their business in this area in 2005, she said they have benefited from tremendous support from the local community, both from businesses and residents.
Offering professionally guided sea kayaking adventures to some of the most spectacular and diverse scenery in the province has made NovaShores a popular destination for tourists from all over, but she said they are not without their challenges.
In particular, the conditions of the road leading to Cape Chignecto’s Eatonville entrance need to be brought up to a better standard if they are to continue offering their service, according to Mrs. Ostermann.
“We have over the last years struggled with long-term road flooding and an extremely rough road surface on the Eatonville entrance road – and that road is the only way to take our customers to our main attraction, The Three Sisters,” she said.