Outdoor Education

Leadership Course: Fundy Isles Sea Kayaking Adventure

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Duration

5 Days (includes travel days to and from destination)

Dates

Please inquire by emailing, info@bayoffundyadventures.com

Trip Type

Sea Kayaking, Camping, Wilderness Cooking

Level 3 - Moderate

Activity Level

Cost

$975+Tax per person

Overview

The CWI certification program focuses on education, review and skills evaluation of individual candidates using consensus performance standards developed by leading professionals in the field of climbing sports which have been subjected to public review.

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Highlights

  • For ages 15 to 18. 

  • Qualifies for the Duke of Edinburgh Award journey.

  • Experience wilderness camping on private islands within the Fundy Isles Archipelago.

  • Chance encounters to see whales, seals, porpoise, and eagles.

  • Enjoy fresh local food prepared as a team. 

  • Learn the skills necessary to experience the wilderness on your own or with others.

Itinerary

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 1

After having breakfast at the Hilton’s York Bistro, 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 2

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 3

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 farewell dinner at the bay side Niger Reef Teahouse.

Day 4

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

Day 5

What's Included

INCLUSIONS

  • Experienced guides

  • All necessary kayaking equipment

  • Accomodations

  • Meals (except two lunches)

  • Airport shuttles on travel days

  • Park fees

  • Sales tax

What's not Included

EXCLUSIONS

  • Airfare and airfare taxes

  • Gratuities and tipping

  • 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?