Explore the Bay of Fundy by Land and Sea

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MULTI-DAY ADVENTURE

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GROUP SIZE:

6–12

DURATION:

7 Days (includes travel days to and from destination)

DIFFICULTY:

Level 4 - Challenging

ACTIVITIES:

Sea kayaking, wildlife & natural history, wilderness camping, historical accommodations

COST:

$3130+Tax per person

DATE:

TBA

A True Maritime Experience

OVERVIEW:

Experience the Highest Tides in the World with 3 days of sea kayaking and wilderness camping, in between 4 days of local attractions and discover the rich cultural and natural history. This truly off the beaten path adventure thrills even the most seasoned traveller. Explore the Fundy Isles in search of whales, and seek out unique culinary experiences, like a true maritimer.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Fundy Isles Archipelago in a Sea Kayak for 3 Days and 2 Nights

  • Discover One of the most Biodiverse Marine Ecosystems in the World

  • Enjoy a Bay of Fundy Lobster Dinner

  • Stay at Historical Inns and Enjoy Sightseeing in Coastal Towns

  • Paddle from Island to Island, Possibly Alongside Porpoise, Seals, and whale
  • Wilderness Camping on a Private Island for 2 Nights
  • Learn about the Natural History of the Bay of Fundy
  • Whale watching in the Fundy Isles
 
 
 

Itinerary

DAY 1

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. 


DAY 2

Guests will have breakfast the the Hilton’s York Bistro before heading on an Uptown city tour. Depart for the Village of St. Martins, where you’ll discover the extraordinary Fundy Trail Parkway. Sweeping vistas and a trailside lunch usher you into a night at the beautiful St. Martins Country Inn and dinner at Vaughn’s Restaurant. After dinner, you’ll go through all your gear with your guides, to prepare for the next day’s adventure. 


DAY 3

After having breakfast at Vaughn’s Restaurant, head out to Deer Island. From here you will start to make your way by sea kayak through the Fundy Isles Archipelago. Discover the highest tides in the world as you island hop. Land on a private island to have dinner and camp for the night.


DAY 4

Wake up early and have a tent-side breakfast before heading out back onto the water. Keep your eyes open for some of the marine life that called the Fundy Isles home. Porpoise, seals, and the occasional whale can be just as curious about you as you are of them. Another dinner and night on the island means more chance for star gazing in a place with little to no light pollution. 

DAY 5

This is your last day on the water. After another island breakfast, paddle back to Deer Island, land, and head to the beautiful town of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea. Check in to the historic Algonquin Hotel before having a group dinner at the bay side Niger Reef Teahouse. 

 

DAY 6

On day 6, you start your day with breakfast at the Algonquin Hotel. After that, you depart to go whale watching in the Bay of Fundy. The whale watching professionals out of St. Andrews rarely disappoint. You may even catch a glimpse of the world’s second largest animal; the Finback Whale, that can reach lengths up to 89.6ft. After landing, you will have time to explore the beautiful nooks and crannies of the town before meeting up for dinner at the Rossmount Inn. 


DAY 7

Today you have one last breakfast together at the Algonquin Hotel before you are shuttled to the Saint John Airport and head home.

 

We had a great outing. The staff is very friendly and professional. Such a beautiful part of the world. Well worth trying. Great adventure!!

– Michele, Mont-Tremblant, QC

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS

  • Experienced guides

  • All necessary kayaking equipment

  • Accommodations

  • Meals (except two lunches)

  • Airport shuttles on travel days

  • Park fees

  • Whale watching fees

EXCLUSIONS

  • Airfare and airfare taxes

  • Guide and driver gratuities

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal expenses

Inclusions + Exclusions

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Fundy Footpath

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

General FAQs

What is the cancellation policy for multi-day trips?


Guests have the ability to cancel a tour reservation they have made. 90 days from departure: No Charge
60 to 89 days from departure: 25% of trip cost 45 to 59 days from departure: 50% of trip cost 44 days or less from departure: 100% of trip cost




Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?


Yes, Red Rock Adventure can create a specific meal plan for individuals with any dietary restrictions. Just be sure to let us know well before your arrival.




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?


Guests have the ability to cancel a tour reservation they have made. It is required by Red Rock Adventure that a guest cancel their booking a minimum of four (4) hours before the departure time, and will cancel the evening before if the trip starts between 8:00am and 12:00pm the next day. Guests will be given a full refund of their deposit(s) if a tour is cancelled by your lead guide due to weather.




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 little to no physical fitness and are suitable for anyone. Weather can be a factor, but generally doesn't make the tour any more difficult. No previous experience is necessary. You may experience uneven or slippery terrain. Level 2 - 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. Level 3 - Moderate
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. Level 5 - Extreme
These tours are challenging, even for experienced outdoors people. Participants could be carrying backpacks weighing 25+lbs. Participants will be sleeping in tents.





Water FAQs

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. On warmer days, float suits aren't necessary and we will provide guests with appropriate PFDs.




What does Red Rock Adventure provide for the kayak tours?


- Paddle Canada certified guide(s) - All necessary kayaking equipment - Kayaking specific flotation device - Safety briefing - How to Paddle 101 - Dry bags (if needed) - Smoked salmon snack




What should guests bring?


- Clothes appropriate for activity in the day's weather - Water bottles - Footwear you wouldn't mind getting wet - Camera





Trail FAQs

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?


- Friendly and experienced guide(s) - Breakfast, lunch, and dinners while on trail - Support team (transports group gear, food and tents) - Group Gear (trekking poles, tents, sleeping bags, etc.) - Footpath interpretation - First aid and rescue gear




What should guests bring along?


- Appropriate hiking clothing and hiking boots - Sleeping bag and mat - Backpack - Water bottle - Medication (if needed)




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.





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