Oak Island is a private island and it is closed to visitors until further notice.
2021 ticket sales will be announced in the spring, mailing and waiting lists are not maintained.
Oak Island is a private island located on the south shore of Nova Scotia and the majority property interest is held by Oak Island Tours Inc., a partnership between Dan Blankenship, Rick and Marty Lagina, Craig Tester and Alan J. Kostrzewa that started in 2007.
Oak Island Tours Inc. has headquarters in Traverse City, Michigan and is a duly registered incorporated company in the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Oak Island Mystery - Published June 1958 - Author Reginald V. Harris Introduction
"Oak Island has become known as the most elusive treasure in the world, and the Money Pit and its adjacent works the greatest piece of engineering on the American continent.
The unique precautions taken by those who made the original deposit of treasure on Oak Island were intended to protect the treasure from all who might learn of its existence, and those same precautions and safeguards have successfully protected its secret for more then 170 years since its discovery and foiled the efforts of scores of capable, intelligent engineers, at a cost of many thousands of dollars.
Who made the deposit? For what purpose was a pit opened to a depth of nearly 200 feet? Who constructed the subterranean sea-guarded vault, and protected it with water tunnels and other devices? Every new attempt to solve this mystery has made it more puzzling.
It is a fact that a vast amount of work was done at some remote period in an exceedingly well-conceived and efficient manner, in order to conceal and safeguard something of very great value. Men do not undertake such stupendous works from mere caprice, or force concealment of trifles.
Competent engineers have estimated that it took an army of men, working for at least two years, to make this excavation. Their work was competently done, defying all later efforts to recover the treasure.
Each attempt to recover the deposit, after the discovery of its excellence in 1795, has been based on, and encouraged by, information obtained directly from predecessors, and as the work progressed from one attempt to another addition evidence of the original work was disclosed, but always without leading to complete success.
One interesting fact that stands out through the 170 years of history is that men of high reputation and skill have persisted in believing in the existence of treasure buried on Oak Island, and this in spite of the ridicule of others. It is also of those who have been identified with one search have hastened to become identified with the next, and that with every succeeding exploration the evidence and probability of ultimate success has steadily grown until it has become almost a certainty.
Failure to recover the treasure after the conditions became known has been due to lack of funds, or lack of engineering skill, or lack of proper equipment, or all three. Money was often raised in too small amounts, the work was conducted in too haphazard a manner, or no well-considered plan was ever adopted and carried persistently and aggressively to its logical conclusion.
It was always the confident belief of those identified with the operations that the recovery of the treasure would excite a much greater interest than was aroused by the discovery of Tit-ankh-amen's tomb; for the reason that the treasure on Oak Island was believed to be on of even greater size and value."