St. Margaret's Bay

(Tantallon, NS)

Welcome to Freedom Boat Club of Nova Scotia

Enjoy Unlimited Access at Two Locations -

St. Margaret's Bay and Halifax Harbour

Love the thought of having a boat but don’t want the cares of maintaining, cleaning, and storing it? Freedom Boat Club is what you have been looking for. We are the world’s largest members-only boating club and have been helping members enjoy true boating freedom for 30 years since 1989. As a Member, you have unlimited use of our fleet of quality boats that are always clean, fueled, safety-equipped, and ready for you to enjoy. Simply reserve your boat on-line and your boat will be waiting for you. Take your friends, family, and even your pets out on the water and enjoy! After a day of fun, head back to the dock, pay for the fuel used, and continue to enjoy the rest of your day. Leave the rest to us!

St. Margaret’s Bay Location

Our Club is located at Shining Waters Marine overlooking spectacular St. Margaret’s Bay. With coves to enjoy cruising or watersports, sandy shores to enjoy a picnic lunch, and great fishing options, the possibilities for fun in the Bay are practically unlimited! Head down the coast and see the Nova Scotia coastline from the water – amazing! Perhaps you would like to duck into Hubbards or Chester, for example, and tie up overnight at a local dock, stay at a cozy inn or bed and breakfast, and enjoy some fabulous seafood at a local restaurant. Freedom Boat Club Nova Scotia opens up a whole new world of memories made on the water!

Fleet of Boats

Our fleet at Shining Waters features a beautiful Glastron Deck Boat (GTD 220), perfect for cruising or watersports or swimming, and a stunning center console Cobia 220CC - perfect for cruising or fishing. Our boats are fully equipped with safety equipment and navigation tools.

To use our vessels, members simply access our user-friendly on-line reservations system right on their cell phone or computer and reserve the boat they want at the time they want it. If it is ‘spur of the moment’, members simply call or come to the dock and, if there is a boat available, it is theirs to enjoy. The boats are always clean, fuelled and waiting, ready for our members to enjoy – no maintenance to worry about, no insurance payments, no trailering, no storage costs, and definitely no cleaning. We take care of everything! That is why Freedom Boat Club is Boating Made Simple.TM

If You are New to Boating...

Freedom Boat Club provides both classroom and on-the-water training, free of charge. As a member you have unlimited one-on-one training. This includes basic orientation training all the way to advanced, off-shore training. We want you to be safe and confident on the water so that you are free to fully enjoy yourself. Once you have completed your basic orientation training, you can reserve the boats and enjoy!

Boating Requirements

In Canada, you must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) to operate a boat. In addition, to operate FBC boats, you must be a member, be at least 21 years of age and have completed the appropriate level of FBC training. Your guests do not have to meet these guidelines to be on the water with you, but only members can operate the boats. We encourage our members to bring along friends, family, and even pets.  

An affordable alternative to owning and caring for a boat, Freedom Boat Club give you freedom to enjoy a fleet of new or  like-new boats, freedom to spend your time with family and friends, freedom to escape the ordinary, freedom to make memories that last a lifetime, freedom to...



Todd Isenor 902 880 1234

Shining Waters Marine
148 Nautical Way
Tantallon, NS B3Z 2P3

Jim Stanley 902 225 9556


Shining Waters Marine

Overlooking stunning St. Margaret's Bay and conveniently situated at 148 Nautical Way, Tantallon, NS, Shining Waters Marine is a short drive off Route 103. Spend hours or days exploring the coves and beaches within the Bay or venture further out to the Atlantic to see the glorious Nova Scotia coastline. 


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