It's official. Oak Island is closed for 2021.
In a decision that will disappoint many fans of the popular History Channel TV show, Curse of Oak Island, it has been announced that Oak Island will remain closed for 2021, as posted on the Oak Island Tours Inc. website. All private and public tours have been canceled and the Oak Island Interpretive Centre will remain closed until further notice.
No specific reasons were given, though under the circumstances it's reasonable to assume that it's Covid-19 related.
At the time of this article's writing, Nova Scotia is in full lock down as the number of Covid-19 cases have dramatically increased over the last few weeks, leaving the provincial government with no other choice in an attempt to get control of the situation.
Most of Oak Island is privately owned, and both Oak Island Tours Inc. and the Friends of Oak Island Society have asked that their fans respect the posted signs and not drive across the causeway to visit the island.
Unfortunately, Anchor Tours's Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, and Oak Island Tour has been affected as a result of the decision to close Oak Island for 2021. We will adjust the tour's itinerary to spend extra time in Lunenburg instead.
Plans are to open Oak Island up for the season in 2022 and resume public visitation. We will post more information here on Anchor Tour's blog when it becomes available.