Sample Itinerary

Explore the Bay by Land and Sea

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Duration

7 Days

Dates

2022 Dates TBD

Trip Type

Hiking, whale watching, culinary, kayaking, historical tours, marine wildlife

Level 3 - Moderate

Activity Level

Cost

Starting at: $3550 CAD per person

Overview

Discover the Bay of Fundy by land and sea. Section hike the Fundy Footpath and retreat to your accommodations each night. Explore the St. Martins sea caves by kayak and meet the locals of small fishing villages. Indulge in top quality cuisine in between days searching for whales and nights in historic hotels.

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Highlights

  • Discover the Fundy Footpath with qualified and experienced Guides.

  • Carry a daypack with only a few necessary items.

  • Visit the longest stretch of coastal wilderness on the eastern seaboard.

  • Learn about the rich natural and cultural history of the Bay of Fundy.

  • Explore the coastal villages of St. Martins and St. Andrews-by-the-Sea.

  • Stay at the historic Algonquin Resort.

  • Kayak past the world famous St. Martins Sea Caves.

  • Discover diverse marine life on a whale watching tour.

Itinerary

Have breakfast at the Hilton’s York Bistro before walking the historic uptown of Saint John, Canada’s oldest incorporated city. Depart for the Village of St. Martins. Tour the Village and learn about the rich cultural history. From shipbuilding families to women ship Captains, your connection to the region is hidden in the stories.

DAY 1

Make a quick stop at the Shipyard Cafe before hitting the trailhead. Your guides will prepare a trailside lunch on your way to your first camp. You’ll be hiking on the UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve which is part of the longest stretch of wilderness coastline on the eastern seaboard. After your hike, retreat back to your accommodations in the Village to rest and recover.

DAY 2

Discover the land’s natural and cultural history through your guide’s interpretation and stories. You are on a new section of the Fundy Footpath today. Don’t worry about a heavy pack or staying in tents, you’ll once again be returning to your accommodations and enjoying a locally inspired beach BBQ with your guides.

DAY 3

The Fundy Footpath’s elevation and terrain can be challenging. Your guides will make sure you are taken care of and will have lots of tips on how to conquer the trail. This is your last day on the trail and you and your new hiking friends can celebrate with you last night in St. Martins.

DAY 4

Today you are relocating to the historic St. Andrews-by-the-Sea! Have lunch at Niger Reef Teahouse, but don’t get too comfy... board your whale watching boat and keep an eye out for all types of marine life. If you’re lucky, you’ll come across a Finback Whale, the second largest animal in the world averaging at 89.9 feet. Check into the Algonquin Resort and have dinner at Kingsbrae Gardens. 

DAY 5

Ministers Island is only accessible at low tide, but you and your adventure-mates are already tide experts! Explore the island before returning to the mainland and explore Saint Andrews at your leisure. Rendezvous with everyone for a farewell dinner at the Rossmount Inn.

DAY 6

One last breakfast together at the Algonquin Resort before you are shuttled to the Saint John Airport and head home.

DAY 7

What's Included

  • Experienced guides

  • Meals included in the itinerary

  • Park fees

  • Hotel fees

What's not Included

  • Airfare and airfare taxes

  • Guide and support gratuities

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal expenses

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

  • Clothes appropriate for activity in the day's weather

  • Water bottles

  • Footwear you wouldn't mind getting wet

  • Camera

What should guests bring?

Red Rock Adventure has some gear that hikers can rent. Including sleeping bags, mats, and trekking poles.

Do you have gear I can rent or use?

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 is the cancellation policy for day trips?

  • 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 does Red Rock Adventure provide for the kayak 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 does red Rock Adventure provide on multi-day hiking tours?

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

What is the cancellation policy for multi-day trips?

We always use double kayaks that are more stable than single kayaks. While the Bay of Fundy can provide some extreme conditions, we have our guest's safety as a top priority 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. 

Is it wavy when kayaking?

Appropriate hiking clothing and hiking boots

Sleeping bag and mat

Backpack

Water bottle

Medication (if needed)

What should guests bring along?

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 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.

What do the difficulty levels of your tours mean?

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.

I have my own PFD, can I just wear that?

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.

What is the trip Level 2 mean?

Coastal New Brunswick enjoys a mild climate in the summers, with an average daily high in June and early July around 18.5°C (mid-60s°F). In August, the highs can average 26°C (upper-70s°F), while the lows at night average around 13°C (mid-50s°F). 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's the weather like?

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.

For the Scenic Coastline Boat Tours, what is a float suit?