Meet the Locals
Immerse yourself in the Bay of Fundy, home of the Highest Tides in the World, where you will discover the remarkable communities that make up this dynamic coast. Stay on FDR's "Beloved Island" of Campobello and hike, dine, and kayak your way through villages hewn by the sea. Ride the currents past towering caves that remain impervious to the passage of time. This unique and authentic experience promises a comfortable pace that is well suited to the leisurely traveller in us all.
Discover Saint John, Canada’s oldest incorporated city
Explore the coastal panoramic views
on the Fundy Trail Parkway
Explore the UNESCO Fundy
Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO Stonehammer Geopark
Sea Kayak past the St. Martins Sea Caves at high tide and walk in them at low tide
- Hike in Fundy National Park
- Stay at the Roosevelt Cottages on Eleanor and FDR’s “Beloved Island” of Campobello
- Enjoy a Maritime lobster dinner
- Watch for whales on the Bay of Fundy
Arrive at the Saint John Airport (YSJ) and take a Red Rock Adventure shuttle to the city of Saint John. Stay at the Hilton Hotel and take time for yourself to relax or explore the city. There’s lots of great restaurants and tons of history for you to discover.
Have breakfast at the Hilton’s York Bistro before embarking on a city tour with your guides. After that, start diving into nature with a tour of the Irving Nature Park. A trailside lunch precedes your commute to the quaint Village of St. Martins. Take in a historical walking tour of the village with your guides and finish off the evening with dinner at Vaughn’s Restaurant, the victorian home of a major shipbuilding family.
Start your day with breakfast at Vaughn’s Restaurant before exploring the UNESCO Fundy Biosphere from the Fundy Trail Parkway. After a trailside lunch, discover the Biosphere from a different perspective as you embark on a Sea Cave kayak tour, launching from the working harbour in St. Martins. Finish the night with a beach barbeque and entertainment along the Bay of Fundy.
Today you depart from St. Martins going east to Fundy National Park. Hike the Matthews Head Loop before enjoying local cuisine at the Octopus Garden Restaurant. Explore the town of Alma before heading back to St. Martins.
Enjoy your final morning in St. Martins before departing west to the Fundy Isles Archipelago. Ferry through the islands on your way to Campobello, where you will check in to the historical Roosevelt Cottages at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Among all the highlights of the day, the greatest is the Tea With Eleanor. Experience the life and lore of the First Lady through an astoundingly accurate reenactment.
This day is certainly a day of exploration and discovery. After departing the Adams House, travel the same carriage roads the Roosevelts traveled on to hike along the same beaches they frequented. Have lunch at the world famous Head Harbour Lighthouse before heading out to sea in search of whales. If you’re lucky, you could see the Finback Whale, reaching sizes up to 89.6ft, this is the second largest animal in the world and entirely awe-inspiring. Head back to the Roosevelt Cottages to have cocktails with FDR, followed by a lobster dinner.
Breakfast and some free time on Campobello ease you into your short boat ride to the town of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea. The history of St. Andrews will not be lost as you take a historic tour with the most prominent guide from the area. At the end of your tour, you will arrive at Kingsbrae Gardens, where you will be wowed by Chef Alex Haun and his local creations. Check in to yet another historical destination, complete with a ghost story or two, and stay at the Algonquin Hotel. Cap the night off at the quaint Niger Reef Tea House.
Have breakfast at the Algonquin Hotel and visit Minister’s Island. Stick close to your guides, as you are only able to get on or off this island at low tide. Have the afternoon to explore St. Andrews for yourself before attending a farewell dinner at the highly regarded Rossmount Inn.
One last breakfast together at the Algonquin Hotel before you are shuttled to the Saint John Airport and head home.
Our guides were awesome. They thought of everything, and were very knowledgeable about the areas we traveled, and very enthusiastic.
– Mary Beth M., Corpus Christi, TX
Inclusions & Exclusions
Meals (except two lunches)
Airport shuttles on travel days
Airfare and airfare taxes
Guide and driver gratuities
Inclusions + Exclusions
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THE FUNDY LOOK OUT
The rugged geology and natural beauty of the Bay of Fundy wilderness was the inspiration for the creation of the 41-km (25-mi.) Fundy Footpath, whose unique ecosystem can only be appreciated on foot, in the ambience of the Bay of Fundy microclimate.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cancellation policy for multi-day trips?
Guests have the ability to cancel a tour reservation they have made.
60 to 89 days from departure: 25% of trip cost
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
Yes, Red Rock Adventure can create a specific meal plan for individuals with any dietary restrictions.
What's the weather like?
Coastal New Brunswick enjoys a mild climate in the summers, with an average daily high in the mid-60s. In August, the highs can reach the upper 70s, while the lows at night are in the mid-50s. As with any coastal region, wind and rain are always a possibility, along with Atlantic fog. Be sure to bring layers for both warmth and protection against rain.
What is the cancellation policy for day trips?
What do the difficulty levels of your tours mean?
You will see that different tours or courses have been rated for difficulty. Below are the levels and their descriptions:
Level 1 - Easy:
These experiences require very minimal physical fitness and can even be completed by people with mobility issues. Little to no previous experience is necessary. Some aspects of the tour may feel challenging, but in general individuals of all ages are able to complete the experience. Weather can make these tours slightly more challenging. Terrain is variable and can be a small challenge for some.
These experiences begin to challenge individuals. Previous experience is encouraged, but not required. Duration of the trips can change depending on the the fitness levels of the participants. Weather can be a factor in making these tours more challenging. Elevation gains and losses are common. Terrain can be challenging with rocks and roots.
Level 4 - Challenging
These experiences are challenging. Previous experience is strongly encouraged and in some aspects of journeys, it is required. Good physical fitness is required. Weather can definitley play a role in the difficulty of the tour. Elevation gains and losses are common. Terrain can be challenging with rocks and roots. Participant (may) sleep in tents. Participants could be carrying backpacks weighing up to 20-25lbs.
These tours are challenging, even for experienced outdoors people. Participants could be carrying backpacks weighing 25+lbs. Participants will be sleeping in tents.
Is it wavy/dangerous/scary when kayaking?
We always use double kayaks that are more stable than single kayaks. While the Bay of Fundy can provide some extreme conditions, we ensure our guest's safety by keeping them informed on the weather. If our Lead Guide(s) say it is too wavy or windy, we work to tell everyone with lots of time in advance, so alternative plans can be made.
I have my own PFD, can I just wear that?
We prefer you use our equipment, so we can be assured it is maintained to Paddle Canada standards. Our PFDs are also specifically made for kayaking, so we're sure you'll be comfortable.
For the Scenic Coastline Boat Tours, what is a float suit?
A float suit is a full-body, one-piece insulated garment. It protects the wearer from cold weather and water. It is also designed to offer flotation to anyone who finds theselves in the water.
What does Red Rock Adventure provide for the kayak tours?
What should guests bring?
Do you have gear I can rent or use?
Red Rock Adventure has some gear that hikers can rent. Including sleeping bags, mats, and trekking poles.
What does red Rock Adventure provide on multi-day hiking tours?
What should guests bring along?
What is the trip Level 2 mean?
This trip is Level 2, Easy to Moderate. Participants will be picked up at the Saint John Airport the day before the trip begins, greeted by their local guide, and transported to their overnight accommodations at the Saint John Hilton. (Transfer and hotel costs are included in the trip price.)
This is an active trip with easy hikes and walks of 2-4 hours on four of the seven full days and shorter walks on two days. Our sea-kayaking adventure is a gentle one that emphasizes safety and is led by a professional guide; no previous kayaking experience is necessary. On Day 5 we go whale-watching for two and a half hours; participants should bring appropriate medication if motion sickness might be an issue.