Saint John, New Brunswick
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Saint John: Fort La Tour and Martello Tower Guided Trip

Saint John: Fort La Tour and Martello Tower Guided Trip

Explore the natural wonders in St. John and its historical attractions with a fun and friendly local guide. Get to the best attractions such as the Carleton Martello Tower, Fort La Tour, Rockwood Park, and the City Market. Enjoy a small group and avoid long lines and wait times for attractions. Upgrade to experience Saint John’s Reversing Falls Rapids on a sightseeing jetboat ride. Embark in style with pickup from your hotel in a comfortable tour van. First, stop at the Saint John City Market, an iconic market dating back to the 1870's and the oldest farmers market in Canada. Browse the large variety of vendors that carry local produce, meats, seafood, and crafts. Next, sit back and relax on a fully narrated driving tour through Saint John. Pass many popular sites and attractions such as the beautiful Rockwood Park, located in the heart of the city and Saint John Port, the bustling Uptown. Drive around King Square, the thrilling Reversing Falls Rapids, Irving House, Red Rose Tea House, City Gardens, and historic Fort Howe while listening to the interesting narration of your guide. Take a step back in history at the Carleton Martello Tower, one of the nine surviving Martello Towers in Canada dating back to 1812. Here, you can look out over the city of Saint John, its harbor, and the skyline from the viewpoint. Make Fort La Tour your last stop, a National Historic Site of Canada and an archaeological site that contains the remains of a 17th-century fortified fur trading post in Saint John. Return back to your Downtown Saint John New Brunswick hotel. Experience the natural beauty of Saint John, New Brunswick.

Saint John: Bay of Fundy Guided Kayaking Tour with Snack

Saint John: Bay of Fundy Guided Kayaking Tour with Snack

See the world's highest tides and the natural beauty of the iconic Bay of Fundy in the best way possible, via a guided kayak tour. Choose between a 2.5 hour sea caves kayak adventure, either a 5 hour kayak adventure of the Fundy Isles or Fundy Biosphere with lunch included, or a 3-day kayak expedition. Tour options include: 2.5 Hour Sea Caves Kayak Tour: Paddle past the charming covered bridges and colorful fishing boats of St. Martins' harbour, into the fresh, photogenic Bay of Fundy. Explore the village's premiere attraction, the sea caves, from a kayak afloat the world's highest tides. Comb the sand for treasures while your guide prepares a locally sourced smoked salmon beach snack. Itinerary: - Meet at the Red Rock Adventure shop - Listen to a safety briefing and get all your gear - Launch from the St. Martins Harbor - Kayak to the St. Martins Sea Caves and along the Fundy coast - Stop at a private beach for a smoked salmon snack - Return to St. Martins Harbor 5 Hour Fundy Isles Full Day Kayak Tour: A full day of kayaking in the Fundy Isles Archipelago makes for the perfect Bay of Fundy experience. Keep your eyes out for all the marine life that calls this place home. Travel in between islands in search of the most picturesque lunch spot. Continue exploring until it's time to return to your launch area. Itinerary - Meet your guides at the launch location (Deer Island, NB). - Paddle through the fundy Isles Achipelage (approx. 2.5 hours). - Have lunch on an island and explore the surrounding area (approx. 1 hour). - Finish your trip by paddling to the landing destination (approx. 2 hours). 5 Hour Fundy Biosphere Kayak Tour: Explore the UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve from the water on this guided coastal kayaking trip. Paddle between the St. Martins Harbor and the Fundy Trail Parkway. A beachside lunch provided by your guide is a great interlude to your journey. Beachcomb and explore before hopping back into your kayak to paddle towards your final landing spot. Itinerary: - Meet your guides at the launch location (St. Martins Harbor or Big Salmon River). - Paddle along the coast (approx. 2 hours). - Have lunch on a beach and explore the surrounding area (approx. 1 hour). - Finish your trip by paddling to the landing destination (approx. 2 hours). 3-Day Kayaking Expedition (meals and accommodations included): Experience wilderness camping on private islands within the Fundy Isles Archipelago. Chance encounters to see whales, seals, porpoise, and eagles. Enjoy fresh local sea food including a beachside lobster dinner Itinerary - Day 1: Meet your guides and gear up right off the ferry on Deer Island. Sea kayak through the Fundy Isles Archipelago & camp on private island overnight. - Day 2: Have a tent-side breakfast prior to more kayaking. Return to island for star-gazing overnight. - Day 3: After breakfast pack your gear and head through the archipelago en route back to Deer Island.

Bay of Fundy: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Bay of Fundy: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Discover the incredible and world famous Bay of Fundy with your smartphone audio tour guide Jefferson! Transform this beautiful scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure. This tour will take you on a mesmerizing adventure through diverse landscapes and fascinating points of interest. Starting in Moncton, hear about this bustling city founded by French Acadians. Embark on this scenic drive following the meandering path of the Petitcodiac River, known for its dramatic tidal bores and picturesque salt marshes. Hear about the Stoney Creek Washout, Hillsborough and the Germans and the famous Acadian, Evangeline. The river will lead you to the majestic Bay of Fundy, where natural wonders await. Stop at Hopewell Rocks, where you can walk the seabed and marvel at the iconic sandstone monuments sculpted by the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy. These unique formations as well as the Caledonia Gorge Region are a testament to the relentless forces of nature. Visit the Sawmill Covered Bridge, Crooked Creek Lookout and the Anderson Hollow Lighthouse before heading to the Shepody National Wildlife Area where you can walk to Mary’s Point and see the vast mudflats of Shepody Bay. Cape Enrage, along with its 1840 lighthouse, offers a breathtaking landscape before you discover the village of Alma, nestled on the Upper Salmon River delta. Explore the pristine wilderness of Fundy National Park, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy hiking, birding, or simply soaking in the breathtaking scenery, this park has something for everyone. To name just a few trails, there are the Kinnie Brook, Caribou Plain, East Branch and the wonderful Dark Sky Preserve. Prepare for an exhilarating experience as you drive the Shepody Connector Road and navigate the hairpin turns of the Fundy Trail running alongside a coastline boasting the highest tides in the world. While taking in the panoramic views and rugged beauty of this stretch of road you’ll hear about the original peoples, The Mi’kmaq, New Brunswick’s maple syrup, its history of logging and the making of the Fundy Trail. Explore the Walton Glen Centre with its observation deck offering the opportunity of gorgeous photos! Marvel at Long Beach’s horizontal tide, the Hairpin Turn Lookout and be sure to check out the Fundy Trail Interpretive Center with its popular suspension bridge. Visit the Sea Captain’s Burial Grounds, an 18th century cemetery, before heading into Stonehammer, a 2500 square kilometer UNESCO Global Geopark. Your final destination is the Sea Caves of St. Martin's, where you can visit the beach and caves that are completely submerged at high tide. Explore the area and enjoy the coastal charm of St. Martins.

Saint John Seafood Walking Tour

Saint John Seafood Walking Tour

Eat your way through Saint John on our incredible Saint John Seafood Walking Tour. You won’t want to miss this delicious experience! Your tour will begin with your local friendly guide meeting you outside of Container Village. From there, you will head to your first yummy food stop where you will enjoy a perfectly creamy seafood chowder. Once you have finished with your soup, you will make your way to your next destination for delectable oysters. From there, you will walk to King’s Square, an inviting, beautiful urban park that is shaped in the design of the British Union flag, and honors the city's Loyalist heritage through monuments and plaques. This historical park is a must-visit location in Saint John. You will then have the opportunity to try an amazing lobster roll along with a refreshing local lemonade to drink. There is no better way to finish a food tour than with a sweet dessert! You will head to Market Square to have your choice of a tasty dessert. When you are finished, your tour will conclude, your stomach will be full, and your taste buds will be satisfied!

Saint John Walking Tour

Saint John Walking Tour

Your tour begins with your friendly local guide meeting you outside of Container Village. From there, you will make your way to your first stop at the Three Sisters Lamp. This Victorian-style lamp consisting of three red gas lamps was originally lit in 1877, and is in direct line with the steeple of Trinity Church so that sea captains were able to navigate their way into Saint John Harbour safely at night. While here you will also be able to see the Port of Saint John, as well as Partridge Island. Next, you will head toward Queen Square. With its lush green space, beautiful fountains, and stunning Victorian-era architecture, Queen Square is a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city. From there, you will make your way to King Square, a distinct yet similar square to Queen, with its beautifully maintained gardens, historic monuments, and Victorian-era architecture, as well as multiple cafes, restaurants and shops just waiting to be explored. As you walk through King Square you will see the Imperial Theatre, a premier venue for live performances that is sure to impress with its ornate architecture, including its soaring ceilings, intricate mouldings, and stunning stained-glass windows. You will then make your way to the Loyalist Burial Ground. Established in 1784, the cemetery was used as the final resting place for many of the city's early settlers and features a collection of old headstones and monuments, some of which date back to the late 1700s, offering a glimpse into the city's past. Once you leave the Loyalist Burial Ground, you will head to the City Market. Established in the late 1700s, the market has been a central gathering place for locals and visitors alike for centuries. Today, the market is a vibrant hub of activity, offering a diverse range of goods and services, including locally-sourced produce, artisanal food items, handcrafted gifts, and more. You will love venturing through this amazing market. When you have finished making your way through the City Market, you will walk through the Harbour Passage. Harbour Passage is a network of linked walking and cycling paths, lookout points, and historical landmarks that link the northern and western parts of the city with uptown Saint John. You will be blown away by the views along the way. As you make your way through the Harbour Passage, you will reach Fort La Tour, where your tour will come to an end. Enjoy taking a walk back in time at this military post as you learn about the rich history of the area and explore the remnants of the fortification before parting ways with your guide. Don’t hesitate to book this once-in-a-lifetime walking tour of Saint John!

Saint John: Highlights and History Cycling Tour

Saint John: Highlights and History Cycling Tour

Discover Saint John, New Brunswick through a new lens during a 2-3 hour guided cycling tour through the heart of the historic city. Starting at the Lily Lake Pavilion, meet your guide and the group as you being your ride that will take you through some of Saint John’s most iconic places. Learn about the history of Saint John as your guide shares stories of Fort Howe, Reversing Rapids, Carelton Martello Tower, and Fort LaTour. With time to stop and capture scenic photos to remember. At roughly the mid-way point, stopping to recharge with a refreshing beer at the new Moosehead Small Batch Brewery. Head back to Rockwood Park along the scenic harbour passage multi-use path.

Saint John River: River Relics Kayak Tour

Saint John River: River Relics Kayak Tour

The rugged Saint John River shoreline echoes with the ghosts of “River Relics”. Paddle an Ice-aged river, rerouted 15,000 years ago by receding glaciers to it's Bay of Fundy terminus through the gorge at the Reversing Falls rapids. Experience the ruins of a Limestone quarry dating back to the 17th century with 850+ million year old marble. Photo opportunities abound as you pause to learn about the first Pre-Cambrian fossils recorded in scientific literature and the story of an historic lighthouse. Keep an eye open for local wildlife including Bald Eagles, Sturgeon, Great Blue Heron and even the occasional Harbour Seal. This roughly 90 minute kayak tour starts and finishes at Dominion park beach, where you'll meet up with you guide and group to get geared up and go through a quick safety and gear orientation before heading out in the picturesque South Bay region of the Saint John River.

From Saint John: Bay of Fundy Bus Trip for Cruise Passengers

From Saint John: Bay of Fundy Bus Trip for Cruise Passengers

Hop off your cruise ship in Saint John and board your bus at the port to begin your exploration of southern New Brunswick. First, head to the Reversing Falls Rapids. Admire the roaring rapids and the beautiful bridge spanning the river for about 30 minutes. Next, drive to Fort Howe National Historic Site and see where British soldiers defended the border during the American Revolutionary War. After about 15 minutes, continue your tour with a short 15-minute stop at Carleton Martello Tower to explore and discover Canada's involvement in WWII. Next, drive around the picturesque Bay of Fundy and admire the beautiful landscapes and fascinating rock formations. Spend about 4 hours exploring this natural wonder before returning to Saint John. Go shopping in the city market for about 30 minutes before heading back to your cruise ship.

Saint John: Small Group Night Tour w/Fort La Tour + Martello

Saint John: Small Group Night Tour w/Fort La Tour + Martello

Explore the beauty and history of Saint John New Brunswick illuminated at night, with a fun and friendly local guide who will take you to Carleton Martello Tower and Fort La Tour, and on a night time narrated drive through the city. There is no better way to experience the city than with See Sight Tours - Saint John’s best small group tours (max. 6 guests). Enjoy the top attractions and visitor experiences while avoiding long lines and wait times, with our fully guided and narrated tours with all attraction admission fees included along with complimentary hotel pick up and drop off in the comfort of an air-conditioned vans. Your See Sight Tours Guide will greet you at your downtown Saint John accommodations and begin your fully guided tour in the comfort and style. Begin your night with a narrated drive of the city passing multiple dazzling points of interest lit up at night such as; the Saint John Port, Uptown, King Square, the historical Fort Howe, the thrilling Reversing Falls Rapids, and the iconic City Market. Then your guide will take you to the Reversing Falls Rapids a series of rapids on the Saint John River where the river runs through a narrow gorge before emptying into the Bay of Fundy - this is a sight to behold as the monstrously high tide reverses the flow of the mighty Saint John River known as ‘nature’s tug-of-war’. Then, take a step back in history at Fort La Tour, a National Historic Site of Canada - an archaeological site containing the remains of a 17th-century fortified fur trading post in Saint John, New Brunswick. Continue to learn about the city’s history at the Carleton Martello Tower - one of the nine surviving Martello Towers in Canada dating back to 1812 playing a significant role in conflicts up until the Second World War. Here you can look out over the city of Saint John, its harbor and skyline from the viewpoint. At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back to your Downtown Saint John hotel.

Saint John: Uptown Food and Drink Tour

Saint John: Uptown Food and Drink Tour

Enjoy a food and drink walking tour with a passionate local guide for 2.5-hours. Meet your guide at Saint John's City Market, the oldest 6 day-a-week market in Canada. Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of Saint John's oldest fish merchants as you try cold-smoked, hot-smoked, and Candied East Coast Salmon at North Market Seafood. Next, stop at Quality Block where you'll discover a passion for local quality cuisine. Sample gourmet local food and an artisan cocktail. Between stops, earn about the history of Saint John from your guide. Encounter Saint John's illustrious art scene at BMG Art Gallery and hear about various pieces from its owner and local artist. Meet a local brewer at Saint John's oldest craft brewery and enjoy a flight of craft beer. Finally, sample some wine at one of the best-hidden gems in the city, Happinez, the first wine bar in Atlantic Canada.

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