Saint John (New Brunswick) Hop On Hop Off Excursion Reviews

The Hop On-Hop Off Tour is highly recommended if you want to further explore amazing Victorian-influenced architecture, historic churches and many other unique points of interest in this quaint Saint John town.
This tour was excellent!
Sail Date: October 2018
This tour was excellent! Jane was our tour guide for the first portion and she sang to us! Very good singer; we enjoyed it. On the way back, John was our guide and he told jokes that were quite funny! The bus was comfortable and there ... Read More
This tour was excellent! Jane was our tour guide for the first portion and she sang to us! Very good singer; we enjoyed it. On the way back, John was our guide and he told jokes that were quite funny! The bus was comfortable and there were lots of stops available. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This is a great way to see the town, since there is not much to see, really.
Sail Date: October 2018
This is a great way to see the town, since there is not much to see, really.
This is a great way to see the town, since there is not much to see, really. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
St John seems to be always windy, cold and rainy.
Sail Date: September 2018
St John seems to be always windy, cold and rainy. The Hop On Hop Off drove by all the major sites ( even the reversing falls). The entire route is about 3 hours round trip. I guess the best time to enjoy St John is during the summer.
St John seems to be always windy, cold and rainy. The Hop On Hop Off drove by all the major sites ( even the reversing falls). The entire route is about 3 hours round trip. I guess the best time to enjoy St John is during the summer. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had a great tour guide on this hop on-hop off tour, we were able to see a lot of the city and ...
Sail Date: June 2018
We had a great tour guide on this hop on-hop off tour, we were able to see a lot of the city and jump off for a few photos before continuing.
We had a great tour guide on this hop on-hop off tour, we were able to see a lot of the city and jump off for a few photos before continuing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
good way to get around, see the sites.
Sail Date: June 2018
good way to get around, see the sites. we booked with the pink bus folks right at the terminal when you get off the ship and they charge back to your ship account. I don't know if that counts as "booking with the cruise ... Read More
good way to get around, see the sites. we booked with the pink bus folks right at the terminal when you get off the ship and they charge back to your ship account. I don't know if that counts as "booking with the cruise line" or not :) Although it seems pricey, the bus personnel give you great info about the town, each stop, and are very helpful. Unless you are going to take one of the boat trips, this is highly recommended, IMO. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were interested in seeing the Reversing Rapids - the Hop On/Hop Off Bus was recommended as this ...
Sail Date: October 2017
We were interested in seeing the Reversing Rapids - the Hop On/Hop Off Bus was recommended as this is a stop on the tour. If I had known the Rapids were close to the dock - I would have hopped in a cab. The food at the restaurant near ... Read More
We were interested in seeing the Reversing Rapids - the Hop On/Hop Off Bus was recommended as this is a stop on the tour. If I had known the Rapids were close to the dock - I would have hopped in a cab. The food at the restaurant near the Reversing Rapids was not part of the excursion but so worth it - beautiful view and the food and service were amazing. We accessed the Sky Bridge from inside the restaurant - another great view. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We again did the hop on/hop off but because Terry was our tour guide we stayed on bus since he made ...
Sail Date: October 2017
We again did the hop on/hop off but because Terry was our tour guide we stayed on bus since he made it so enjoyable and informative
We again did the hop on/hop off but because Terry was our tour guide we stayed on bus since he made it so enjoyable and informative Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wish I would not have spent the money on this tour.
Sail Date: October 2017
Wish I would not have spent the money on this tour. local would have been better. The Reversing Rapids were great though.
Wish I would not have spent the money on this tour. local would have been better. The Reversing Rapids were great though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did the hop on hop off tour with the train ride.
Sail Date: October 2017
We did the hop on hop off tour with the train ride. It was fun.
We did the hop on hop off tour with the train ride. It was fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour guide tried hard but there's just not that much to see here.
Sail Date: October 2017
The tour guide tried hard but there's just not that much to see here. Basically stayed on the bus and did the whole loop which took awhile, then got off in the downtown shopping district. Easy walk back to ship.
The tour guide tried hard but there's just not that much to see here. Basically stayed on the bus and did the whole loop which took awhile, then got off in the downtown shopping district. Easy walk back to ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great way to get around city.
Sail Date: October 2017
Great way to get around city. Took one and half hours to complete and if time, you can go around city again. Get off at any stop and buses run every 20 minutes to pick you up.
Great way to get around city. Took one and half hours to complete and if time, you can go around city again. Get off at any stop and buses run every 20 minutes to pick you up. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Was great to see all the sites and sounds from the bus and walk the city.
Sail Date: September 2017
Was great to see all the sites and sounds from the bus and walk the city.
Was great to see all the sites and sounds from the bus and walk the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Again, nothing spectacular.
Sail Date: September 2017
Again, nothing spectacular. We enjoy the flexibility of the Hop On / Hop Off bus. The Bay of Fundy was interesting.
Again, nothing spectacular. We enjoy the flexibility of the Hop On / Hop Off bus. The Bay of Fundy was interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very interesting, great escort very knowledgeable and fun.
Sail Date: September 2017
Very interesting, great escort very knowledgeable and fun.
Very interesting, great escort very knowledgeable and fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Actually went to the reversing rapids train tour.
Sail Date: September 2017
Actually went to the reversing rapids train tour. Very nice.
Actually went to the reversing rapids train tour. Very nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We booked the Big Pink Bus Hop On Hop Off Tour via Royal Caribbean.
Sail Date: June 2017
We booked the Big Pink Bus Hop On Hop Off Tour via Royal Caribbean. It was a fully narrated 90 minute ride (from start to finish) aboard a double decker bus. Afterwards, we walked around, stopping at the City Market and other points of ... Read More
We booked the Big Pink Bus Hop On Hop Off Tour via Royal Caribbean. It was a fully narrated 90 minute ride (from start to finish) aboard a double decker bus. Afterwards, we walked around, stopping at the City Market and other points of interest. We walked back to the ship from City Market. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Wish the route went to Reversing Rapids early.
Sail Date: October 2016
Wish the route went to Reversing Rapids early. We had a specific time we wanted to be there and it took about an hour to get there,
Wish the route went to Reversing Rapids early. We had a specific time we wanted to be there and it took about an hour to get there, Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Hop on Hop off tour was excellent.
Sail Date: October 2016
Hop on Hop off tour was excellent. It made 14 different stops and you can on/off whenever you like. Highlight of the tour was the Bay of Fundy.
Hop on Hop off tour was excellent. It made 14 different stops and you can on/off whenever you like. Highlight of the tour was the Bay of Fundy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Decent tour.
Sail Date: October 2016
Decent tour. Pink bus was from about 1950. Very old. Terrible ride. Driver had trouble operating the clutch so this was clearly a lurching tour. Not much to see in town but the tour allowed for easy on and off so you could get off, ... Read More
Decent tour. Pink bus was from about 1950. Very old. Terrible ride. Driver had trouble operating the clutch so this was clearly a lurching tour. Not much to see in town but the tour allowed for easy on and off so you could get off, look around, and catch the next bus. Not particularly great tour but convenient. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We chose this excursion because our parents were going to be on Saint John on the same day, and ...
Sail Date: September 2016
We chose this excursion because our parents were going to be on Saint John on the same day, and this was something we could do together. The premise of the hop on/hop off was easy, and were found a lot of places to stop and explore, ... Read More
We chose this excursion because our parents were going to be on Saint John on the same day, and this was something we could do together. The premise of the hop on/hop off was easy, and were found a lot of places to stop and explore, including a history museum in an old house. The tour guides were very knowledgeable, and it was definitely a good option. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Three ships in port, and Greyline was too greedy to stop selling tickets when they reached their ...
Sail Date: September 2016
Three ships in port, and Greyline was too greedy to stop selling tickets when they reached their (limited) capacity. We waited in line at the pier for almost 1.5 hours before we could board a bus. They were appearing sporadically, ... Read More
Three ships in port, and Greyline was too greedy to stop selling tickets when they reached their (limited) capacity. We waited in line at the pier for almost 1.5 hours before we could board a bus. They were appearing sporadically, sometimes in clusters, definently not on any paced out schedule, and always full. Almost nobody was hopping off at any stops in town, because there was a good chance of spending an hour or two waiting for a bus with an empty seat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We waited in line for an hour and a half to board the bus.
Sail Date: September 2016
We waited in line for an hour and a half to board the bus. Then were told we should not "hop off" lest we get stranded. Princess over sold this tour, but to their credit they refunded our money.
We waited in line for an hour and a half to board the bus. Then were told we should not "hop off" lest we get stranded. Princess over sold this tour, but to their credit they refunded our money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nice relaxing time with no set schedule
Sail Date: September 2016
Nice relaxing time with no set schedule
Nice relaxing time with no set schedule Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nothing to add
Sail Date: September 2016
Nothing to add
Nothing to add Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
No real organising really a waste of money , should have just gone for a walk off the ship ourselves
Sail Date: August 2016
No real organising really a waste of money , should have just gone for a walk off the ship ourselves
No real organising really a waste of money , should have just gone for a walk off the ship ourselves Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International