Private Journey Of Trails, Shores And Vistas

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Private Journey Of Trails, Shores And Vistas

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Overview



Join us for an enchanting tour of Halifax!

We’ll tour through historic Halifax as we make our way to the Glooscap Trail and the Maitland area of Nova Scotia, on the shores of Cobequid Bay, Minas Basin, and the Shubenacadie River. While not as well known as other destinations in Nova Scotia, it is certainly worth the trip!

On this tour you will see/visit:
- Stunning natural scenery
- Salmon River Tidal Bore Park
- Maitland's Dawson Dowell Park
- Anthony Provincial Park
- Glooscap Heritage Centre
- Incredible views

Our first stop will be at the Tidal Bore Rafting Park where you may get the opportunity to see "tidal bore rafters" heading out to ride the bore or arriving back from bore rafting. If you're really lucky you might even see the bald eagles that nest in the area!

Next we'll check out Maitland's Dawson Dowell Park where you'll be able to walk out on a tidal look-off pier. At Anthony Provincial Park, depending on the tide, you may be able to walk a very long distance to reach the salt-water of Cobequid Bay. The beach here is red sand and there interpretative display panels telling the story of this area on the Bay of Fundy.

Next we're onto Burncoat Head where the greatest tides in the world occur in the Bay of Fundy. Burncoat Head in the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia has the greatest average tide at 47.5 feet and an extreme range of 53.6 feet.

The Tidal Bore is a natural phenomenon of the Bay of Fundy’s extremely high tides. In V-shaped bays and inlets, the incoming tide piles up as it moves inland into the Shubenacadie River which creates a rippling wave of water which varies in height from a few inches to several feet. This wave is called the Tidal Bore.

Experience incredible vistas of stunning, natural, scenic beauty not found elsewhere in Nova Scotia. We’ll visit the Fundy Tidal Interpretive Center and Tidal Observation Deck where you can learn about the highest tides in the world and the unique Tidal Bore. From here, you will be able to stroll the easy-to-walk nature trail. The nature trail has a number of self-interpretive boards. Learn about the impact of Fundy’s tides along the Shubenacadie’s river flats.

For the next part of this truly amazing excursion, we'll tour along Route 236 to the Salmon River Tidal Bore Park near Truro. You might see the Tidal Bore up close and personal - it is a truly amazing sight! There is a short video (approximately 10 minutes long) which plays in the park's Information Booth which fully explains the Bay of Fundy's tides and the tidal bore as well.

Our final stop on this outing will be at the Glooscap Heritage Centre near the Salmon River Park. This is a unique opportunity to learn about Mi'kmaq heritage and the true story and importance of Glooscap, which is all interwoven with the Bay of Fundy and its tides. We allow a full hour to explore this “hidden treasure of Nova Scotia“.

Following our visit, we return to Halifax. A rest room stop as well.

- Please note all tour times are local port times.
- Please be aware that some ships do not adjust to local time when in port. Halifax is on Atlantic time, so the local time may be +1 hour from ship time. Please double check with your cruise line. Best reference is your daily newsletter delivered to your cabin for port time information or your ships guest relations desk.
- Please bring money/credit card for snacks/beverages. The cost of food and beverages is not included in the price of this tour.
- The order of this itinerary may change.
- Please note: Since this tour is private, the amount of time spent at each site varies. If you find one site particularily interesting and want to spend more time there, it's possible that another site would need to be removed from the itinerary.
- Regarding entrance fees: Entry for the Heritage Museum is included. The other sites generally ask for a coin donation, which is not included.
- This is a private tour.
- We will make more than 1 restroom stop.
- Dress comfortably and for the weather. There is some walking on this tour.

- If you have more than 6 passengers, you will need to purchase a second charter.

Days offered: 7 days a week

Departures:
  • 08:00 AM, duration: 6 hours Tour duration is approximate.
  • 09:00 AM, duration: 6 hours Tour duration is approximate.


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