Is Oak Island Open For 2022?
*** UPDATE ***
Oak Island Tours Inc. have posted the following on their website:
Oak Island is a private island and is CLOSED until further notice.
TOURS are NOT being scheduled for 2023 and
the Interpretive Centre will remain closed to visitors until further notice.
In the meantime, learn about other tour vendors.
With the island being closed, the Oak Island Fan Experience is the best way for you to get as close to Oak Island as possible and visit places featured on the Curse of Oak Island.
Now that we're almost through the Covid-19 pandemic people are looking forward to travel again. Fans of the Curse of Oak Island are once again looking to visit Nova Scotia and take a trip to Oak Island, where the popular History Channel TV show is filmed.
However, will Oak Island be open to the general public in 2022?
As we reported last year, Oak Island has been closed to visitors indefinitely since the beginning of the pandemic back in 2020 and remained closed through 2021.
Recently, the Friends of Oak Island Society released a statement on their website that due to continuing concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic, they would not be holding tours of Oak Island this year. That's not surprising, considering that The Friends of Oak Island's tour group sizes are typically around 150 people and they're no doubt worried about the safety of their guests and want to avoid creating a "super spreader event" with the potential for large scale transmission of the virus.
However, that doesn't necessarily mean that the Oak Island Interpretive Centre won't be open to visitors for 2022 or that small group tours, hosted by Oak Island Tours Inc. will not take place. In years prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, their tours have been limited to 50 people per tour. No doubt the smaller number of guests reduces the potential risks for all involved.
Due to the ongoing uncertainties regarding the pandemic, the recent Omicron variant, and the ever changing health restrictions put in place by the Province of Nova Scotia, Oak Island Tours Inc. has taken a more cautious approach. In an announcement on their website, they maintain that Oak Island is still currently closed and that they have postponed making a decision on opening for 2022 until May 1.
In a series of recent announcements by the Province of Nova Scotia, the government has established a timeline for the elimination of Covid-19 health restrictions. The first easing of restrictions began on February 14, 2022. As of right now, the elimination of vaccine passports and easing of restrictions placed on public gathering limits have been positive developments.
The provincial government has stated that it is their intention to lift all Covid-19 health restrictions by March 21, 2022, including the need for masking. You can keep up to date on Nova Scotia's Covid-19 health restrictions on the link provided.
This will no doubt be a consideration in Oak Island Tours Inc.'s decision making as we approach the May 1, 2022 deadline. Though it remains unknown what their ultimate decision will be.
We will update this page as more information becomes available.
What if Oak Island remains closed?
Other Oak Island related tours will be operating in 2023, even if Oak Island Tours Inc. decides to keep the island closed to the general public.
New for 2022, Anchor Tours will be running its Oak Island Fan Experience tour. Fans of the Curse of Oak Island will not want to miss out on this! It's a day packed full of fun and all things Oak Island. The Oak Island Fan Experience takes you to places of interest and locations featured on the popular History Channel series.
Check out the tour's itinerary in the link above. For your convenience, you can book any of our tours online on our secure Booking page.
If you have any questions regarding The Oak Island Fan Experience, please fell free to contact us.