Top 10 Highlights & Bay of Fundy
Top 10 Highlights & Bay of Fundy
Grab your camera and get ready to explore Saint John and Saint Martins. Saint John, also known as the Greatest Little City in the East, is a vibrant waterfront town and you'll soon understand why as you immerse yourself in its Victorian charms, Irish roots and friendly people. Also visit Saint Martins, the village was founded as Quaco by 1783 by soldiers from the disbanded loyalist King's Orange Rangers, life here is governed by the rhythm of the world's highest tides.
Stroll through picturesque tree-lined neighborhoods and make your way down to the historical architecture in the Trinity Royal Heritage Conservation Area. At the City Market you will meander through aisles of stalls with vendors peddling everything from fruit and cheese to gourmet coffees, teas and local apparel. Enjoy the immaculate gardens, monuments and bandstand at the public Kings Square, then head to the Loyalist Burial Grounds with its semi-circular arch-topped wrought iron gates. Once here, look at the worn engravings on the original tombstones of the first residents who arrived in America for "a way of life free of persecution and hostilities." While in town head to the Saint John River to watch the Reversing Falls Rapids, a series of rapids and whirlpools that occur as the river collides with the Bay of Fundy.
Down in the quaint fishing village of Saint Martin you will find the world's best seafood chowder and the world-famous Bay of Fundy. This special bay has the world's highest tides thanks to its unique delta shape. At the extreme, the difference between the low and high tides can measure up to 19 meters! Arrive at the bay when the Atlantic Ocean has rescinded and walk up to 40 feet across the ocean floor and see dark, hidden caves, breathtaking rock cliffs, dramatic mud flats and much more. While here, learn about the 12 species of whales as well as dolphins, fish, seals and other marine life that call these marvelous waters home.
This tour is a must-do for history buffs and bona-fide nature lovers! Book this popular tour now and reserve your place.
Reviewer: Wilma Reichl
I really enjoyed this tour. The driver and guide were terrific. They told our group stories about the area, pointed out places of interest as we passed by them. They made the tour interesting and fun. The day we took the tour was rainy and windy, we ran into several different problems and the driver and tour guide came up with alternate things to do. Which took up the time. Overall what could have been a bad day turned into a fun adventure.
Reviewer: Patrice Thompson
Reversing tides was an amazing experience. The bus ride took us through beautiful fall foliage areas and to a quaint fishing village.
Reviewer: Tom Pace
This tour was very well run. The highlight was a lunch/snack break at the Caves. Driver and narrator did a great job handling issue of a couple who thought they were special enough to hold us up by 10 minutes.
Reviewer: Joyce Price
Both our tour guide and driver were courteous, informative and personable. They made a point to show us the highlights as well as little extra interesting sites along the way. Lunch at the caves restaurant was a special treat! It was exciting to see the reversing of the tides on our way back to the ship. All in all a delightful day!
Reviewer: Nancy Schwartz
This was one of my absolute favorite days of my trip! Dan and Hans are so kind and truly want to give you the best experience possible. They did everything they could to make it an effortless and relaxing tour for my family, with fun surprises along the way! I got to see beautiful places that I wouldn't have on a normal tour, and the pictures I got to take were gorgeous! Highly recommend.