Fundy Coast to Shore Tour
Explore one of the world's most dramatic and dynamic coastlines, Atlantic Canada's Bay of Fundy. Home to the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is a 170-mile-long ocean bay that stretches between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast. Each day 100 billion tons of seawater flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy during one tide cycle - more than the flow of all the world's freshwater rivers put together!
This tour will take you to St. Martins, one of the quaintest fishing villages in New Brunswick. Over the past decade, St. Martins has become known as one of New Brunswick's most beautiful seaside vacation resort communities. The village is a magnet for artists and photographers wishing to capture the unspoiled beauty of the area. A small community of artisans produces pottery, jewelry, paintings and sculptures. And there are a growing number of unique shops and galleries. Learn about this small community's wooden ship-building industry and see some of the highest tides in the world ebb and flow during your visit. At St. Martins you will have the opportunity to visit the twinned covered bridges, lighthouses, and even walk on the ocean floor - at low tide of course. Don't forget to visit the wave-carved sea caves in the sandstone cliff if the tide is low enough to allow access while you're there. It is a photographer's delight! There will also be an opportunity to purchase a mug of world-famous seafood chowder.
Back in St. John, you'll have an added bonus of also visiting the world-famous Reversing Falls, where the huge tides from the Bay of Fundy force the mighty Saint John River to flow in reverse, twice every day. The final stop on this tour will be the Old City Market. First opened in 1876, the Old City Market is the oldest continuing farmer's market in all of Canada. The roof of the City Market resembles the inverted keel of a ship, with hand-hewn timbers and dove-tailed joints that have stood fast for more than a century. From the market you will return to your ship pier.
Reviewer: Marjorie Lathan
Fundy Coast Tour was excellent. Our guide "Mike" was exceptional.
Reviewer: Rosalie Hilburn
This was a fantastic tour. We had our own guide and vehicle for the four of us. Our guide Mike was superb, very knowledgeable and wanted us to have the best experience of his city and the bay. Lunch was great and he timed the tour to miss the big ship tour buses. Highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Sharon Frederick
The tour was very informative and entertaining. The guide also has a great singing voice! He would sing some of the history. Good choice.
Reviewer: James A Morrow, D.O.
The tour guide, a retired science teacher, was a delight. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Bruce and Marcia Anderson
We go to see the reversing river in the am and pm so saw the river actually reverse. Beautiful area.