St. John's (Newfoundland) City Tour Excursion Reviews

Known as "North America's Oldest City," a guided tour is a great way to fully experience St. John's.
Weather wasn't great, but we got a good look at the place with a terrific guide and driver.
Sail Date: April 2019
Weather wasn't great, but we got a good look at the place with a terrific guide and driver. Signal Hill is amazing and the view of the lighthouse stunning. I wish we'd had more time in this port and I will be back for a week ... Read More
Weather wasn't great, but we got a good look at the place with a terrific guide and driver. Signal Hill is amazing and the view of the lighthouse stunning. I wish we'd had more time in this port and I will be back for a week one of these days. It's a beautiful place with warm and welcoming people. Loved it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
This tour was a brief overview of the town- not a big place anyway, and then a drive up to Signal ...
Sail Date: June 2018
This tour was a brief overview of the town- not a big place anyway, and then a drive up to Signal Hill where we had time to walk around and look at the view, and then we ended at the museum called "The Room" where we had ... Read More
This tour was a brief overview of the town- not a big place anyway, and then a drive up to Signal Hill where we had time to walk around and look at the view, and then we ended at the museum called "The Room" where we had independent time. I was surprised to find that while we had several options on when to shuttle back to the ship, I didn't have time to adequately enjoy the museum, and the guide did not recommend walking back to the boat from there. Great museum I wish I had more time Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great tour with Roy (Roy's Cabs).
Sail Date: September 2016
Great tour with Roy (Roy's Cabs). Ship was over an hour late getting into port but Roy rearranged the tour so we could see everything. Unfortunately we missed low tide so didn't get to walk in the caves or see the full effect of ... Read More
Great tour with Roy (Roy's Cabs). Ship was over an hour late getting into port but Roy rearranged the tour so we could see everything. Unfortunately we missed low tide so didn't get to walk in the caves or see the full effect of Reversing Falls. Very picturesque area. Lighthouses, covered bridges and rugged coastline- just stunning. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Because the ship had a delayed clearance, the tour guide kept telling us we had to cut our time and ...
Sail Date: July 2016
Because the ship had a delayed clearance, the tour guide kept telling us we had to cut our time and be back by 4:15 pm, although we could have stayed longer and seen all of the sites.
Because the ship had a delayed clearance, the tour guide kept telling us we had to cut our time and be back by 4:15 pm, although we could have stayed longer and seen all of the sites. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The tour was the Bay of Fundy & beach Caves.
Sail Date: October 2014
The tour was the Bay of Fundy & beach Caves. It was a good tour with a lot of interesting places & beautiful scenery. The Bay of Fundy was not at its peak, but still interesting to see. The lunch at the Beach Caves was delicious ... Read More
The tour was the Bay of Fundy & beach Caves. It was a good tour with a lot of interesting places & beautiful scenery. The Bay of Fundy was not at its peak, but still interesting to see. The lunch at the Beach Caves was delicious with homemade chowder, (or chicken bites) hot biscuits & cookies and very friendly staff. Some people got over to the caves because it was low tide, which was great, while most people combed the beach for "wish rocks", which are rocks with a complete circle around the rock in another color. Our tour guide was very informative & shared many personal stories. We also were able to stop at an old (non working) lighthouse & twin covered bridges that were together! This made for very interesting picture taking. We then made our way back through beautiful wooded roads. They did a short 20 min. stop at the Farmer's Market (not enough time to enjoy by the time you got off the bus) & a drive by return to the Bay of Fundy for another look,which was a waste of time since it hadn't changed. Since neither of these last 2 stops were productive, I would have rather spent the extra time at the beach/caves & the twin covered bridges. The tour also got us back a half hour late, so we had to rush through the market tents by the ship, which was our only time to shop. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very relaxing and enjoyable.
Sail Date: September 2014
Very relaxing and enjoyable. Only issue is the distance back to the ship at tour end.
Very relaxing and enjoyable. Only issue is the distance back to the ship at tour end. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Other than the Bay of Fundy there really isn't a lot to do in this city.
Sail Date: October 2013
Other than the Bay of Fundy there really isn't a lot to do in this city.
Other than the Bay of Fundy there really isn't a lot to do in this city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
St John is a quaint little city with an interesting loyalist history.
Sail Date: September 2013
St John is a quaint little city with an interesting loyalist history. We stopped at the city market, went to the reversing falls, and drove thru historical area's of the city. The guide was informative. We returned to the reversing ... Read More
St John is a quaint little city with an interesting loyalist history. We stopped at the city market, went to the reversing falls, and drove thru historical area's of the city. The guide was informative. We returned to the reversing falls at the end of the tour so we could see the rapids. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very friendly city.
Sail Date: September 2013
Very friendly city. Everyone we came in contact with were very nice and helpful. The jewel of this city is their central fire station. The Firefighters were interactive with visitors, and there's a fire museum on the second floor. ... Read More
Very friendly city. Everyone we came in contact with were very nice and helpful. The jewel of this city is their central fire station. The Firefighters were interactive with visitors, and there's a fire museum on the second floor. There's alot of pubs in the city and some famous ones if that's your thing. There's a few tourist shops, but not as many as expected for a tourist port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Roy took us on a 6+ hour tour in a very comfortable van.
Sail Date: July 2013
Roy took us on a 6+ hour tour in a very comfortable van. He was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He took us all the places on interest but avoided the times he knew the tour buses would be there. Took us to a great seafood ... Read More
Roy took us on a 6+ hour tour in a very comfortable van. He was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He took us all the places on interest but avoided the times he knew the tour buses would be there. Took us to a great seafood restaurant in St. Martins. Although they were swamped, he called ahead and had a table outside waiting on us. There were 5 of us and his total charge was $300.His tour was about the only positive thing I can say about the entire cruise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did the 10 Best of Saint John.
Sail Date: October 2012
We did the 10 Best of Saint John. This was a good tour. The best was going to St. Martins and seeing the sea caves. You also see a couple of covered bridges and some quaint little shops in a shiping cove. Old City Market was enjoyable but ... Read More
We did the 10 Best of Saint John. This was a good tour. The best was going to St. Martins and seeing the sea caves. You also see a couple of covered bridges and some quaint little shops in a shiping cove. Old City Market was enjoyable but the rest we could have skipped. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
so terrible,dropped us at a market selling mostly food and produce.reversing falls,no in tide ...
Sail Date: September 2012
so terrible,dropped us at a market selling mostly food and produce.reversing falls,no in tide didn't see much,waited for missing person who never arrived.
so terrible,dropped us at a market selling mostly food and produce.reversing falls,no in tide didn't see much,waited for missing person who never arrived. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
We took the walk on- walk off bus around town and to the reversing falls.
Sail Date: August 2012
We took the walk on- walk off bus around town and to the reversing falls. It was fine, not much to see or do in Saint John, cute town
We took the walk on- walk off bus around town and to the reversing falls. It was fine, not much to see or do in Saint John, cute town Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was nice to see the Bay of Fundy and the excursion was well organized.
Sail Date: August 2012
It was nice to see the Bay of Fundy and the excursion was well organized. However, it was too short and too rushed. Certainly not worth the money we paid to Carnival. My advice, rent a car and do this on your own. The Bay of Fundy is ... Read More
It was nice to see the Bay of Fundy and the excursion was well organized. However, it was too short and too rushed. Certainly not worth the money we paid to Carnival. My advice, rent a car and do this on your own. The Bay of Fundy is beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Found out about Roy online and was happy when had had our port day available for a tour.
Sail Date: June 2012
Found out about Roy online and was happy when had had our port day available for a tour. His replies were prompt and he was right at the port when we arrived. He took us on a few stops right in St. John's before heading to St. ... Read More
Found out about Roy online and was happy when had had our port day available for a tour. His replies were prompt and he was right at the port when we arrived. He took us on a few stops right in St. John's before heading to St. Martin's to do the cave and part of the Fundy Trail. It was a nice tour and we couldn't go wrong with the price ($300 for close to 8 hours). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
there's not much to do there we took an 8 hr excursion wen went to fundy that was good but we went ...
Sail Date: June 2012
there's not much to do there we took an 8 hr excursion wen went to fundy that was good but we went to a shopping place it was like a flea market and fish market not real thrilling also went to a museam it was boring.
there's not much to do there we took an 8 hr excursion wen went to fundy that was good but we went to a shopping place it was like a flea market and fish market not real thrilling also went to a museam it was boring. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line