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Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursion Reviews

Saint John (New Brunswick) (Photo:Albert Pego/Shutterstock)
Saint John (New Brunswick) (Photo:Albert Pego/Shutterstock)

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15 Excursions Found

#1 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

Bay of Fundy

56 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!
#2 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

City Tour, Bay of Fundy, and St. Martin

45 Reviews
Travel to the shores of the Bay of Fundy and explore the picturesque fishing village of St. Martins, complete with a visit to a working harbor and a stroll on a rugged Bay of Fundy beach.
#3 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

Hop On Hop Off

41 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.
#4 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

City Tour

35 Reviews
You will be pleasantly engaged as you absorb Saint John's vibrant history and beautiful Victorian-style during this city tour. There's a unique storybook quality and bohemian flair, with lots of street musicians, funky galleries, independent record stores and so much more!
#5 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

Photography Tour

19 Reviews
See through the eyes of a professional and explore the countryside. Some of the most scenic and colorful architecture, coastal landscapes, hills and valleys, as well as lush forest trails will serve as your backdrop. Photography novices will enjoy the learning experience in a dramatic setting, as one develops a better understanding one's own equipment. Professionals will enjoy seeing the techniques and locations with an experienced local expert.
#6 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

Trolley Tour

18 Reviews
Take a trolley tour to see the full spectrum of what Saint John has to offer.
#7 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

Saint Martin Tour

10 Reviews
Take a guided tour of the beautiful island of Saint Martin and see why this port is so popular!
#8 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

Old City Market

5 Reviews
Located in the heart of Saint John, the oldest working farmer's market in Canada is still a popular meeting place for local residents. The market first opened in 1876 and has withstood the test of time, from The Great Fire of 1877 to the 20th-century urban renewal. The shipwrights who built the market gave it a crowning touch: a roof in the shape of a ship's hull.
#9 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

Sea Caves Tour

5 Reviews
Step inside the remarkable sea caves of Saint John, New Brunswick for a wonderful afternoon excursion on the infamous Bay of Fundy.
#10 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

Zip-lining

4 Reviews
Prepare to have a blast soaring through the forests of Saint John on the many zip lines included in this tour.
#11 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

Horse Drawn Carriage

3 Reviews
Whether you're celebrating a wedding, an anniversary, a birthday or just want to experience it, a horse drawn carriage through beautiful Saint John is a perfect way to create an occasion you will always treasure.
#12 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

Carleton Martello Tower

2 Reviews
Carleton Martello Tower is a circular stone fortification - one of 16 built in North America and intended for use by the British for coastal defense against the Americans in the War of 1812. During World War II, the tower saw new life as a fire command post for harbor defense.
#13 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

Jet Boat Tour

2 Reviews
The Jet Boat Tour in Saint John will take you into exhilaration, as it will reveal cascading waterfalls and cliffs carved out by water. Hold on tight and be prepared to experience glimpses of rare whales, fascinating birds and the amazing phenomenon -- the Reversing Falls!
#14 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

Moosehead Pub Crawl

2 Reviews
#15 of 15 Saint John (New Brunswick) Shore Excursions

Irving Nature Park

1 Reviews

Food and Drink in Saint John (New Brunswick)

Steamer's Lobster Company couldn't be more convenient. It's on Water Street, across from the ship terminal. You'll get an authentic seaboard spread, served outdoors on picnic-style tables with umbrellas. Lobster is the house specialty, but don't miss the bucket o' mussels, served with a platter of lemon wedges and drawn butter. There's even a "lounge singer" that serenades customers during their meal.

If you really want some traditional food, peruse the stalls at the Saint John City Market. Several vendors have set up small dining areas with tables and counter service. Fish and chips and all types of chowders are the most popular offerings. But you'll also find crepes and traditional British fare, such as pasties and sausages.

Farm-to-table dining is what Saint John Ale House embodies. This upscale ale house offers one of the biggest beer selections in town, paired with expert cuisine. You'll find pub fare, local delicacies and their famous lobster roll.

Urban Deli, located on King Street, boasts a sophisticated take on deli classics. Don't Miss their signature sandwiches, which include the Uptown Big Beef Bad Boy and the original Montreal-style Smoked Meat.

Thandi Restaurant offers "East meets West" fusion, featuring Indian dishes like korma and masala for diners who prefer spicy food. There's also a maritime seafood platter for those seeking a sample of the Atlatic.

Java Moose Coffee Roasters is your spot for a cup of joe or a cappuccino. They are a locally owned and operated coffee chain with lunch specials. You can also find Canada-themed gifts and free Wi-Fi.

Don't Miss in Saint John (New Brunswick)

Uptown Saint John, just steps from the cruise terminals, is bustling with activity. If you're looking for souvenirs, you have two major shopping options: Brunswick Square and market Square. For boutique shopping, venture down most side streets to score vintage items, record stores, and used books, among other finds.

The Reversing Rapids is an amazing natural phenomenon that results from a confluence of two distinct forces: the highest tides in the world, courtesy of the Bay of Fundy, and the origination point of the Saint John River. When the two meet in a rocky gorge, the high tides overpower the river, causing it to reverse its flow twice a day. Fallsview Park, as its name implies, is the lookout point to observe the churning waters below. You can experience the falls by jetboat or simply watch from the observation point.

The Saint John City Market on Charlotte Street is the oldest farmer's market in Canada. The market's roof is shaped like an inverted hull of a ship, a testament to the city's shipbuilding history. A stroll through the market is a true sensory experience, with stalls of produce, fresh fish, meats, cheeses, flowers and prepared foods lining the building. There's also a stand selling a local specialty, dried seaweed, called dulse.

The King's Square Bandstand is located in picturesque King Square at the top of King Street. Drenched in history, it occasionally hosts musicians and street performers, who entertain during the lunch hour. Stop by to check it out and snap a photo or two.

If you've already experienced the town's highlights, visit Moosehead Brewery, Canada's oldest independent brewery. It's also the home of Moosehead Beer, and it has a great country store that's filled with one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

Step outside the heart of the city, and take a walk on the ocean floor at Hopewell Rocks or St. Martin's Sea Caves, where you can actually see the world's highest tides in action.

If you're a lover of art or history, the New Brunswick Museum, near the terminal, is worth a visit. If independent galleries are more your speed, you'll find a host of them throughout Saint John, featuring local art.

To satisfy your sweet tooth, wander over to Barbour's General Store, which carries Victorian-era delicacies like dulse and molasses. You can also find local information in this authentic building, circa the 1800s.

The Saint John Police Museum offers a look at the city's past through the eyes of a police officer. This venue is ideal for history buffs who want to learn more about the force's 164-year history.

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