3-Hour Paddle
Duration
6+
Age
4-8/10
Difficulty
At our offices
Bathroom
At our offices
Parking

This is our most popular ocean tour and if you can find Matthew’s Head, tucked between the sandstone cliffs and caves, you will discover why.

This programme offers one hour of introductions, outfitting and dry-land training, followed by three hours on the water following the coastline of Fundy National Park.

Paddlers will stop halfway to explore a quiet beach and enjoy a hearty snack of fruit and local treats. Our guides will inform you of the natural history of the area and you will experience first hand the world’s highest tides on the Bay of Fundy.

ALLERGY ADVISORY

We carry peanuts on our tours! Please let us know in advance if you have a peanut allergy so that we can prevent cross-contamination in our picnic bags.

 

WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, water shoes, or shoes you can get wet, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Life jacket / PFD Paddling rain jacket
Water bottles Large snack
NOT INCLUDED
Gloves
Wet suits (no need)
  • Cost: $74.00 per adult, $62.00 per youth (16 and under) accompanied by a parent or guardian, and $220.00 for a family of four (a “family of four” is two adults and two youth aged 16 or younger). Costs do not include HST.
  • Timeframe: This four-hour package includes outfitting and dry-land training and three hours on the water.
  • Meeting times: Our half-day adventures times change daily (with the tides). All tours start at our paddling headquarters in Alma.

Additional information

Ticket TypeAdult (17 years+), Youth (16 years-), Seniors (65 years+), Family (2 adults & 2 youth)
1

Arrival

All tours start at FreshAir Adventure’s home base in Alma. We recommend guests arrive 5-10 minutes before the tour’s “start time” to give yourselves a few minutes to use the washroom and put on sunblock. Because all of our tours are arranged to follow specific tide times, we will start each tour at the time listed on our schedules.
2

Introductions

Once everyone is together, we will go through the FreshAir Adventure waiver with you (in English and/or French), and a brief outline of what to expect while on the water – what you can expect to see and where we will take you. Following this introduction, you can store personal items such as car keys, delicate wrist-watches or ID in our safe deposit box so that they don’t go for a swim in the Bay (modern car keys especially don’t appreciate salt water). Then we will accompany you to our boat house to get you outfitted in a PFD (personal flotation device, or “life jacket”) and a paddling jacket. We also have small waterproof dry bags for any electronics you would like to bring and larger bags in case you’d like to bring an extra fleece or sweater.
3

Boat Preparation

When you are dressed and ready for the tour, we will get you into the boats and fit the rudder-pedals to your appropriate leg length. Before we launch, our guides will go over a short kayak instruction lesson to give you the basics of paddling as well as an overview of what to do in the very unlikely event that you tip your boat over. Rescues and re-entry is much easier than you’d imagine, and our guides will make sure you feel confident about what to do, and how they will help you.
4

Go Paddling!

Introductions, outfitting and instruction complete, we will head off on the Bay of Fundy for three hours of paddling and exploring! Whether it is glassy and calm or a little windy, there is nothing more beautiful than the Bay, at both high tide and low. Be ready to exercise your body, and your smile.

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