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: Gwen James
Our driver and tour guide were so knowledgeable and entertaining! This awesome tour started at a local Farmer’s Market, on to seeing the Reversing Falls, and riding along the coast of the Bay of Fundy and stopping at the Caves for the best seafood chowder ever!
Great tour. Very interesting to see the Reversing Rapids - it was our first stop where we witnessed the current going to the right. Then we traveled to St. Martins where we had a good lunch on the deck of the Caves Restaurant right on the beach with a view of the large caves. On the way back to the ship, we again stopped at the Reversing Rapids and saw the current strongly in the opposite direction from what it was in the morning. Amazing phenomenon!!
Reviewer: RONALD G WEAVER
Long bus ride, but worth the trip. We arrived at low tide and the shore line walk was beautiful and memorable. Bus Guide was informative and interesting on explaining the history of the area.
Reviewer: Dennis Young
Great tour and the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Really knew her stuff and the fish chowder was the best we ever had!
Reviewer: Dawna Swan
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The guide, narrator, Donna Lee, was absolutely delightful and exceptionally knowledgeable about the area’s history. The the comradely between the driver, Bruce and Donna Lee added to the experience. I think this excursion is well worth booking.