Province/Territory: New Brunswick

Learning about lobsters, from sea to your plate

  • 1749 first Acadians arrive at Shediac
  • 2.5 hours of lobster fun
  • 75 years of family lobster fishing experience

Head outside Moncton, New Brunswick on the Maritime east coast and board a boat in Shediac Bay staffed with experienced lobster fishermen. Launch into learning the correct way to haul lobster traps out of the water. Discover the best way to cook the delicious Maritime crustaceans from locals who’ve done it for generations - the boiling time is the secret. Seek out a comfortable spot on board to savour a freshly cooked lobster dinner the local way with a lobster cracker and fork and your own two hands. Then relax on a cruise along scenic waters sipping a cool drink with panoramic views of the Northumberland Strait. Hear “old salt” tales from the fishermen crew. Listen to lively Acadian music played to the beat of tapping traditional wooden “spoons”. Then find yourself humming those catchy tunes long after you step off the boat.

Why you should visit
  • Spend time in the "Lobster Capital of the World" and see the world’s biggest lobster sculpture.
  • Spend time learning the old fishing techniques used by the families of the local owners.
  • Listen to toe-tapping Acadian music.
  • Sit down to an on-board lobster dinner with all the trimmings.
  • Hear tales of local fishing life while cruising in comfort.
  • Enjoy the joie de vivre of Acadian culture and get a bit “salty” yourself.
  • Have the quintessential Maritime experience.
  • Stroll along Pointe-du-Chêne Wharf for an ice cream 
  • Head to nearby Parlee Beach Provincial Park for warm saltwater swimming.
  • Enjoy the Market in the Park from June to early September.
  • Attend the annual Shediac Lobster Festival in July.
  • Explore the dunes and beaches along the Acadian Coastal Drive.

Weather

Visitor information
When to go
  • Shediac Bay Cruises run from early June to early October.
  • The warmest months are July and August.
  • From late August to October enjoy the fall colours. Temperatures, especially at night, will be cool.
Need to know
  • Bring a sweater or jacket as weather conditions on the water can be cooler and windier than on shore.
  • Pack sunscreen and a hat on sunny days.
Getting Here