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Fundy Footpath and Fundy Isles Adventure

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Duration

9 Days

Dates

2022 Dates TBD

Trip Type

Backpacking, wildlife & natural history, wilderness camping, kayaking

Level 4 - Challenging

Activity Level

Cost

Starting at: $4825 CAD per person

Overview

Challenge yourself on Fundy Footpath and the longest stretch of coastal wilderness on the Eastern Seaboard, all while experiencing the world’s highest tides. This tour combines the freedom of backpacking, with the comforts of a full support team. You can travel light knowing that the team will have the tents set up for you each night when you arrive at camp. Relax after a full day on the trail and let your friendly and experienced guides prepare nutritious and local meals over the campfire. Catch a few stories under the stars, or drift off to the lap of the beach-side waves. Complete your journey with a trips to St. Andrews-by-the-Sea and the Fundy Isles Archipelago for some kayaking and fine cuisine!

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Highlights

  • Discover the entire Fundy Footpath with qualified and experienced Guides.

  • This tour combines the freedom of backpacking with the comforts of a full support team.

  • Enjoy fresh and locally inspired meals prepared over a campfire.

  • A full-day of sea kayaking adventure in the Fundy Isles Archipelago.

  • 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

Itinerary

Meet your guides at the Hilton Hotel before walking the historic uptown of Saint John, Canada’s oldest incorporated city. Have lunch at Lily’s Cafe in Rockwood Park before departing 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. After the tour, rendezvous with your guides to prepare your pack for the Fundy Footpath.

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. Our recommendation, take in some stars this night because you’re in the UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve that is part of the longest stretch of wilderness coastline on the eastern seaboard, there’s practically no light pollution!

DAY 2

This morning, your guides will prepare breakfast and coffee or tea before heading back on the trail. Discover the land’s natural and cultural history through your guide’s interpretation and stories. Arrive at your second camp, where your support team has once again set up your accommodations and brought in fresh food.

DAY 3

Wake up again amongst the trees and continue on the trail. 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. Once again, your meals will be accompanied by the view along the picturesque Bay of Fundy.

DAY 4

You’ve finished over half of the Trail! This is an accomplishment on its own. Looking out across the Bay of Fundy, you will also be able to see the province of Nova Scotia. Take in the natural history on the formation of the Bay and how it get its highest tides.

DAY 5

Congratulations! Today you finish the Fundy Footpath. Your last breakfast at camp with your team is a time to celebrate as you are in the home stretch. Once you finish the trail, shuttle back to St. Martins and enjoy less wild amenities at your accommodations in the village.

DAY 6

Travel to St. Andrews-by-the-Sea and enjoy a free day to explore, rest, interact with locals and hear their tales. Small cafes and boutiques offer a great place to unwind. Even better, visit the Kingsbrae Gardens for a walk through the grounds, we’ll all meet there for dinner! Your accommodations this night is the world class Algonquin Resort.

DAY 7

The adventure continues! A full day of kayaking in the Fundy Isles Archipelago completes your Bay of Fundy experience. Keep your eyes out for all the marine life that calls this place home. Whales, seals, and eagles are all curious about what kayakers are up to. Return to Saint Andrews to for your last night together as a team. A farewell dinner at the Rossmount Inn is the perfect end to your tour.

DAY 8

This is your last day together! Exchange phone numbers and photos before departing back to the Saint John Airport and back home.

DAY 9

What's Included


  • Experienced guides

  • All meals included in the itinerary

  • Park fees

  • Harmonized sales tax (15%)

What's not Included

  • Airfare and airfare taxes

  • Guide and support gratuities

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal expenses

  • Shuttle to and from airport and hotel

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?