Saint John (New Brunswick) Bay of Fundy Excursion Reviews

The beautiful Bay of Fundy is known for having the highest vertical tidal range in the world, at times surpassing fifty feet! As a result of the tides, the region is incredibly rich in scenic vistas and amazing sea-life -- this tour will definitely captivate your senses!
Small private tour with 2 other couples.
Sail Date: May 2019
Small private tour with 2 other couples. Weather did not cooperate but it was a nice tour.
Small private tour with 2 other couples. Weather did not cooperate but it was a nice tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Tour guide was fantastic.
Sail Date: September 2018
Tour guide was fantastic. Wish we’d had a little more time at the stops, especially the caves.
Tour guide was fantastic. Wish we’d had a little more time at the stops, especially the caves. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had an interesting guide, who dressed in period costume, and filled us with information.
Sail Date: September 2018
We had an interesting guide, who dressed in period costume, and filled us with information. We saw and learned a lot.
We had an interesting guide, who dressed in period costume, and filled us with information. We saw and learned a lot. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a nice day out.
Sail Date: September 2018
This was a nice day out. The tour guide was great, the bus was comfortable. A lot of time to visit the sites and walk around. Nice lunch, vegan option was available.
This was a nice day out. The tour guide was great, the bus was comfortable. A lot of time to visit the sites and walk around. Nice lunch, vegan option was available. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a little disappointing since we just so arrived at low tide.
Sail Date: September 2018
This was a little disappointing since we just so arrived at low tide. But that is the nature of the tour.
This was a little disappointing since we just so arrived at low tide. But that is the nature of the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Saw many whales including Menke, Fin and Humpback
Sail Date: August 2018
Saw many whales including Menke, Fin and Humpback
Saw many whales including Menke, Fin and Humpback Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a great excursion, though a bit long.
Sail Date: June 2018
This was a great excursion, though a bit long. We visited the bay of fundy twice, along with St. Martin's cove. It was a lot of fun.
This was a great excursion, though a bit long. We visited the bay of fundy twice, along with St. Martin's cove. It was a lot of fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent tour with Alexi.
Sail Date: June 2018
Excellent tour with Alexi. Only six of us went. It was all day and $75 per person. Well worth it and went to out of the way not crowded places. Visited all over. Highly recommend.
Excellent tour with Alexi. Only six of us went. It was all day and $75 per person. Well worth it and went to out of the way not crowded places. Visited all over. Highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Marian, with Aquila tours, was so informative and funny.
Sail Date: October 2017
Marian, with Aquila tours, was so informative and funny. She was dressed the part and spoke the entire ride, giving us interesting tidbits about Saint John and Canada in general. The tour included the reversing fallss, Bay of Fundy with ... Read More
Marian, with Aquila tours, was so informative and funny. She was dressed the part and spoke the entire ride, giving us interesting tidbits about Saint John and Canada in general. The tour included the reversing fallss, Bay of Fundy with views of the caves, lunch and a beer at a local pub. The day was laid out perfectly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Expellant tour.
Sail Date: October 2017
Expellant tour. We were really hoping to get to see whales that day and we did! Made us all very happy. Just should let folks know that they will not have much time to grab a sit down meal after tour. Probably our most favorite.
Expellant tour. We were really hoping to get to see whales that day and we did! Made us all very happy. Just should let folks know that they will not have much time to grab a sit down meal after tour. Probably our most favorite. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
we were not there for the reversing, but not particularly exciting.
Sail Date: October 2017
we were not there for the reversing, but not particularly exciting. not that interesting of a city.
we were not there for the reversing, but not particularly exciting. not that interesting of a city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked the "St.
Sail Date: October 2017
We booked the "St. Martins and Bay of Fundy" tour the night before we docked - I wanted to wait to see the weather and it was going to be another beautiful day. It cost $64.99 each and it sucked. We were picked up a little ... Read More
We booked the "St. Martins and Bay of Fundy" tour the night before we docked - I wanted to wait to see the weather and it was going to be another beautiful day. It cost $64.99 each and it sucked. We were picked up a little after 2:00 - there were 4 busses going to the same place. Our tour guide, Barbara, was a pleasant enough lady, just boring. She talked for the entire hour ride through residential areas (with very little scenery-unless you were on the right side of the bus then you could catch occasional views of the ocean) about Canadian facts. She was just monotone. I saw several people dozing off. We've taken lots of tours through the years and a good tour guide makes the trip! She, unfortunately, did not. When we arrived at St. Martins -"working harbour, a favorite with photographers and painters, where a lighthouse, lobster traps, fishing boats and two covered bridges create a charming scene". omg. The "lighthouse" is where the public bathrooms are - we waited 10 minutes to use it - there was a covered bridge but not what we're used to in New England. I didn't even take a picture of it. We were allowed a half hour here which was more than enough because there was nothing there! A couple of tiny stores selling local crafts and a pile of lobster traps. We then drove through the covered bridge to the Bay of Fundy when Barbara told us to hurry, if you wanted a snack, be sure to tell them you need it to go! It was a rocky beach and she told us of a legend about rocks with a complete circle around it so everyone searched for a perfect rock for good luck. We could only see one sea cave in the far off distance because it was high tide. All 3 of us thought this was an extreme waste of money and time. We talked to guest services (shore excursion desk was closed) when we returned as we were completely dissatisfied. She took all our information and told us the manger would be contacting us. No one ever did. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was the St John Highlights Tour...the tour guide was helpful and flexible...not much to see ...
Sail Date: September 2017
This was the St John Highlights Tour...the tour guide was helpful and flexible...not much to see other than to realize how blessed we are to live in the USA. The Canadian government has strong influence over everything, dominates the ... Read More
This was the St John Highlights Tour...the tour guide was helpful and flexible...not much to see other than to realize how blessed we are to live in the USA. The Canadian government has strong influence over everything, dominates the economy and daily life. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent tour.
Sail Date: September 2017
Excellent tour. We were a bit disappointed by the old town (though we did see two nice churches). The Loyalists House is a nice house, but the tour guides are less than useless and most of the "information" is just plain wrong. ... Read More
Excellent tour. We were a bit disappointed by the old town (though we did see two nice churches). The Loyalists House is a nice house, but the tour guides are less than useless and most of the "information" is just plain wrong. After that disappointment we decided to take the tour. We had a Greek guide who was wonderful, funny, and very informative. The bay was very interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took the reversing rapids Railway and bus combo.
Sail Date: September 2017
Took the reversing rapids Railway and bus combo. No need to take the combo.. just a repeat of each other.
Took the reversing rapids Railway and bus combo. No need to take the combo.. just a repeat of each other. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Enjoyed seeing the Reversing Rapids and the Bay of Fundy.
Sail Date: September 2017
Enjoyed seeing the Reversing Rapids and the Bay of Fundy.
Enjoyed seeing the Reversing Rapids and the Bay of Fundy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Rainy day, only saw Fundy from a distance.
Sail Date: September 2017
Rainy day, only saw Fundy from a distance.
Rainy day, only saw Fundy from a distance. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Whale watch but not many sightings
Sail Date: August 2017
Whale watch but not many sightings
Whale watch but not many sightings Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great tour.
Sail Date: August 2017
Great tour. Lots of walking but worth it.
Great tour. Lots of walking but worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We actually took the St Martin/Bay of Fundy Tour.
Sail Date: August 2017
We actually took the St Martin/Bay of Fundy Tour. We were the last family to board the bus. As a result, we were all separated in single seats next to people we did not know. Since this tour involved a lot of driving, this really ... Read More
We actually took the St Martin/Bay of Fundy Tour. We were the last family to board the bus. As a result, we were all separated in single seats next to people we did not know. Since this tour involved a lot of driving, this really decreased our enjoyment. Also, we went to St Martin's first, then loaded back up on the bus and drove less than a minute to the Bay of Fundy. I understand the walk may have been too much for some people, but they should have given us an option to walk rather than load back onto the bus. The stops on the tour were nice. We enjoyed walking out onto the beach although the tide was in so we could not see the sea caves. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Saw lots of humpback whales..got great pictures of them and lots of puffins!
Sail Date: July 2017
Saw lots of humpback whales..got great pictures of them and lots of puffins!
Saw lots of humpback whales..got great pictures of them and lots of puffins! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Pre-booked a private tour with Go Fundy Tours.
Sail Date: June 2017
Pre-booked a private tour with Go Fundy Tours. The owner/guide Alexei Kalinin met us as scheduled at the pier and off we went to see the Reversing Falls and Fundy Parkway. It was wet and foggy, but we had a great time with an excellent ... Read More
Pre-booked a private tour with Go Fundy Tours. The owner/guide Alexei Kalinin met us as scheduled at the pier and off we went to see the Reversing Falls and Fundy Parkway. It was wet and foggy, but we had a great time with an excellent guide. He took pictures of us and the sights frequently and uploaded them to Dropbox that evening at no additional cost. We would heartily recommend his tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The train ride to the Bay (& the Reversing Rapids) and back was good.
Sail Date: June 2017
The train ride to the Bay (& the Reversing Rapids) and back was good. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. Very personable. This is one of the "seen-it, don't need to see it again" excursions. Next time I'm in ... Read More
The train ride to the Bay (& the Reversing Rapids) and back was good. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. Very personable. This is one of the "seen-it, don't need to see it again" excursions. Next time I'm in St. John's I'll take the Pink Buss (which I can book on my own). You get to spend as much time as you want at the rapids. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
lots of bus riding and sitting in a chowder house, a few minutes on the beach
Sail Date: October 2016
lots of bus riding and sitting in a chowder house, a few minutes on the beach
lots of bus riding and sitting in a chowder house, a few minutes on the beach Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We weren't able to see the reversing tide but the rest of the tour was very pleasant
Sail Date: October 2016
We weren't able to see the reversing tide but the rest of the tour was very pleasant
We weren't able to see the reversing tide but the rest of the tour was very pleasant Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises