The Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum promotes an appreciation and understanding for the history, traditions and practices of the Sport of Tuna Fishing in Wedgeport. We preserve, exhibit, and interpret the artifacts, photos collections, literature and archives of the past of the Sport of Tuna fishing. We use all our resources in order to engage participation, to educate and benefit one and all.
The Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum and Interpretive Centre, is located at 57 Tuna Wharf Road Highway 334, Lower Wedgeport (renowned Tuna Capital of the World).
The Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum officially opened in 1996. Inside you will find show cases filled with mementos, photos from the glory days of sport tuna fishing, trophies, fishing rods on display, and a mock tuna fishing boat with the original tuna fighting chair. The museum also features other exhibits including some Acadian history, Wedgeport history, and a 32 pound mounted lobster.
From mid-June to the latter part of August, our daily hours of operation are from 9am to 6pm. Arrangements can be made year round to visit the museum by individual or groups. Groups are encouraged to make reservations in advance.
Come relive the glory days of sport tuna fishing, which has attracted and still is attracting thousands of visitors to the Wedgeport Museum every year.
The museum cafe opens at 6am each morning. Closing times may vary according to season.
The C@P Site is a free public access wireless internet location available at the museum dependent on government funding. Open hours vary according to season.
The Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum gift shop contains books, and many items and souvenirs, including some produced locally.
The Gift Shop selections evolve yearly and change from season to season.
Each year, near the end of August, Wedgeport hosts the Annual Tuna Tournament & Festival. Anglers from Canada and the United States participate in this tournament where four or more species of tuna may be landed. About ten boats and fifty anglers compete for prizes and bragging rights.
In August 2011 in the three days of fishing, the competing teams hauled in 36 tuna of various species.
The Wedgeport Tuna Tournament and Festival Committee will be hosting its 11th Annual Wedgeport Tuna Tournament & Festival from August 17th – 23rd, 2014.
For more information regarding the Tournament and Festival please consult http://wedgeporttuna.ca/