Province/Territory: New Brunswick

Discover the ecological wonders of the Bay of Fundy at Hopewell Rocks

  • 02 hours in a kayak
  • 10's of 1000's of migrating birds
  • 02 people per kayak

Learn the simple skills needed to paddle and steer a kayak, as you and your partner head out for a breathtaking guided tour of the ‘flowerpot’ rocks that dot the route to Staircase Cove and on to Shepody Bay. As tens of thousands of Peregrine falcons and other shore birds wheel and shriek by Hopewell Rocks Park, you’ll be stunned by both the spectacular view and by the guide’s explanation of the world-famous Bay of Fundy’s unique tides and the delicate ecosystem in which you’re paddling. When you return to your docking point you’ll find that it’s moved 150 metres down the beach. That’s the magic of the Bay of Fundy, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Why you should visit
  • Share a guided sea kayak tour with your partner.
  • View peregrine falcons and other shore birds.
  • Watch ‘flowerpot’ rocks turn into giants as the tide ebbs and rises.
  • Explore the unique tidal magic of the Bay of Fundy.
  • Discover the rocky shoreline.
  • Stroll the ocean floor before or after your paddle for a completely different perspective.

Weather

  • The average temperatures in January-March are between -3°C and -6C°, while the average July and August temperatures range from 13°C and 19°C. Spring and fall temperatures from April to June and September to November range from 5°C to 15°C.
Visitor information
  • Baymount Adventures Hours & Admission Prices.
  • Excursions are 1.5 to 2 hours in length.
  • Kayaks and experienced guides are provided. No previous kayaking experience is required.
  • A park entry fee is required giving you access to all park amenities.
When to go
  • Kayak tours are offered from early June - early September, weather permitting and are offered twice daily. Call ahead to determine availabilty.
  • Shorebirds are best viewed from mid-July to early September.
Need to know
  • All equipment is provided, including fiberglass kayaks, paddles and personal floatation devices. For safety reasons, guests cannot use their own kayaks.
  • All kayaks are doubles.
  • Because you may get wet, bring a change of clothes.
  • Dress in layers that include shorts, t-shirt, light nylon jacket or shell, hat, and beach footwear. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and camera.
  • Dry bags for camera storage are available.
  • No pets allowed.
Getting Here
  • The kayak tours take place at Hopewell Rocks Park, in Hopewell Cape, approximately 15 minutes drive along the Fundy Coastal Route.
  • Baymount Outdoor Adventures is located at the Park's "lower site".
  • The easiest way to get to Hopewell Rocks Park is by car.