Saint John Sightseeing + Reversing Falls Rapids Jet Boat Tour
Discover all that Saint John, New Brunswick has to offer, it’s natural wonders, historical and cultural attractions plus a jet boat ride where you will experience the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy.
|Where:||Saint John, New Brunswick|
|Price for:||1 Participant|
Saint John Sightseeing + Jet Boat Tour - Adult
Minimum purchase of 2 adults required.
Saint John Sightseeing + Jet Boat Tour - Child 5 - 12
Saint John Sightseeing + Jet Boat Tour - Child 4 and under
This 4-hour small-group tour will take you to the best sites in Saint John including Fort La Tour and the Carleton Martello Tower with stops such as Saint John City Market and the beautiful Rockwood Park and of course a thrilling ride in a jet boat.
Your adventure starts with your knowledgeable, local guide meeting at your downtown accommodation and bringing you to the first stop on the tour, the Saint John City Market. The iconic market, dates back to the 1870’s and offers an extensive variety of vendors carrying local produce, seafood, meats, and crafts. This market is the oldest continuously operated farmers market in the country. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a tasty snack or shop for unique souvenirs for family and friends.
Following the City Market is a fully narrated driving tour through Saint John passing many popular attractions and sites such as Saint John Port, Red Rose Tea House, Rockwood Park, City Gardens, King Square, Irving House, and historic Fort Howe.
Next, its off to the Reversing Rapids, a unique phenomenon created by the collision of the Saint John River and the Bay of Fundy. At low tide, the river pours into the bay causing a series of whirlpools and rapids. As the tide rises, it slows the river current for a brief period, called slack tide. The Bay's tide continues to rise, gradually reversing the flow of the river, forming rapids. You will get to witness ‘nature’s tug-of-war’.
Then, a little history at Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site, one of the nine surviving Martello Towers in Canada dating back to 1812. The tower played playing a significant role in conflicts up until the Second World War. You’ll experience spectacular views of Saint John, its skyline and harbor from here.
Some more history at the next stop, Fort La Tour National Historic Site of Canada, located on Harbour Passage on the Bay of Fundy. Fort La Tour is an archaeological site containing the remains of a 17th-century fortified fur trading post and evidence of over 4000 years of Indigenous history here.
The final leg of the tour is for a thrilling jet boat ride that will take you right into the heart of Saint John’s Reversing Falls Rapids.
- A fully narrated tour experience with a local tour guide.
- Small group tour experience with a maximum of 6 people.
- Explore Saint John City Market.
- Narrated driving tour featuring Saint John Port, King Square, Fort Howe, Uptown, Reversing Falls Rapids, Irving House, City Gardens, and Red Rose Tea Gardens.
- A visit to historic Carleton Martello Tower lookout area and Fort La Tour.
- Jet Boat ride to experience Saint John's Reversing Falls Rapids.
- Skip the ticket line entry, avoiding long lines and wait times.
- Pick up and drop off from anywhere in downtown Saint John, New Brunswick.
When: May - October with tours daily
Need to know:
- The tour operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately.
Whether you’re looking to discover the city of Saint John, for a fun day out or for a unique experience gift, this New Brunswick sightseeing tour is the way to go!
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