Can I bring my Dog?
Yes, dogs love it here. Regular rules apply: pick up after your dog and keep him under control. A few things to consider: there is wildlife both on land and in the water that your dog may find interesting, there may be other dogs and/or children on the campground and this is the wilderness. Control is important and vaccinations should be up to date.
What wildlife might I see at Norse Cove?
This season we, the residents, have seen: porpoises, sea otters, mink, deer, porcupine, foxes, squirrels, bald eagles, hawks, owls, and at least another dozen bird species. Additionally, guests have reported seeing pilot whales, minke whales and dolphins either from shore or from their kayaks.
Do we need to buy or bring our own Firewood or Water?
No! The water is from a reliable drilled well and is potable as well as filtered. Firewood is included with your stay. We are a new campground and we chop and split the wood from trees that have naturally fallen or that we have had to remove in the course of our development. No waste and you don't pay extra or have to pack firewood.
Is there somewhere local that we can get fresh seafood?
Yes! We would be happy to put you in touch with our good friends at Tangier Lobster and/or AquaPrime Mussel Ranch. Both are less than 10 km from Norse Cove. We also keep a big pot in the scullery for you to cook your feast in. Ask Werner, Kim or Carl for some cooking pointers.
What times are check-in and check-out?
Check-in is from 2:00 - 8:00 pm (late summer nightfall) and check-out is at noon. If you have activities planned or have an outfitter trip booked earlier in the day, you are welcome to arrive earlier, check-in at the the store, park in the Day Visitor parking and enjoy the campground. If your campsite is ready on your arrival, we will let you know. Same idea for afternoon plans after check-out; pack your car and park it in Day Visitor parking and enjoy your afternoon.
Can I rent a kayak at Norse Cove?
Yes! We rent out beautiful, new sea kayaks and expedition SUPs to adult paddlers. Call us to book for a few hours, half day or full day.
Plan a sailing tour with Windansea Sailing. Wonderful tours of the Wild Islands with a Master Mariner Matt Foley departing from and returning to Norse Cove.
Enjoy a guided tour on a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) with Salty Surf Tours and work on your core strength whilst enjoying beautiful views of the local islands near Norse Cove with Seth Foley. You can also ask him about SUP Yoga with Seth and Lori.
Go on a guided kayak trip with Coastal Adventures; 8 km east of Norse Cove. Gayle and Scott have well over 20 years experience kayaking within and around the Wild Islands.
Does Norse Cove have serviced sites available?
At this time, no. We strive to get the small footprint campers near the ocean and, as such, cannot run services that close to the water. Though you will not have your small camper or RV plugged in, Norse Cove has everything you need to stay unplugged for a couple of days. There are central hot showers, toilets, sinks, WiFi, a phone/laptop/camera charging station, a propane BBQ under a cook shelter, a scullery for washing your dishes and a small fridge to keep some perishables in.