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Guided Walking : North America

New Brunswick: Bay of Fundy & Campobello Island

Easy to Moderate Terrain: 3-7 Miles Daily

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Sculpted over millennia by the largest tidal surge in the world, the Bay of Fundy presents remarkable seascapes of gouged caves, soaring cliffs, sea stacks, and expansive tidal flats. Here, walking along trails through spruce-fir forest, vast marshes, and quaint seaside villages, you’ll discover the essence of New Brunswick’s unique charm: a delightful mix of Acadian roots, maritime culture, natural beauty, and vibrant Scottish traditions. On Campobello Island—the summer home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt—encounter a secret chapter of world history as you stay in 19th-century cottages within the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, enjoying a private talk with a local expert. Search for minke or finback whales breaching the cold Atlantic waters during a private whale watch. And of course, a visit to this magnificent corner of Canada wouldn’t be complete without farm-fresh cuisine, just-caught Atlantic lobster, and traditional maritime music.


Tour Highlights:
  • Beside the village of St. Martins, enjoy a walking route determined by the tides: either ascending to a lookout point above the crashing waves or strolling along broad flats to sea caves carved by the surf.
  • Enjoy an exclusive stay in turn-of-the-century cottages on Campobello Island, complete with a traditional lobster dinner overlooking the ocean.
  • Stroll through the town of Saint Andrews, learning about everything from the town’s 200-year-old homes to the beautiful Kingsbrae Garden, recognized as one of Canada’s best.
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7 days, 6 nights

FROM $3,298 USD

per person, double occupancy



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Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Irving Nature Park & Bay of Fundy Sea Caves

Begin with a stroll in Irving Nature Park, enjoying Acadian forest and tranquil tidal pools.Then, by the historic shipbuilding town of St. Martins, experience the Bay’s tidal surge on a walk determined by the sea’s ebb and flow–either walking high on a promontory or on the ocean floor.

Accommodation: St. Martins Country Inn, St. Martins

A Victorian gem, the St. Martins Country Inn in the heart of the fishing village of St. Martins was constructed by shipbuilders in 1857 and retains the beautiful details of the day. Individually decorated rooms feature period furnishing and modern conveniences. Often called the “Prince of Tides,” it’s known for its warm hospitality and the fine cuisine of Vaughn’s Restaurant, named for the house’s builder.

Day 2

Fundy Trail

The Fundy Trail, a six-mile multi-use pathway dotted with secluded beaches and scenic overlooks, connects you to one of the last Atlantic-shore wilderness areas. After a picnic lunch on Melvin’s Beach, you cross the 275-foot suspension bridge spanning the scenic Big Salmon River. For a special dinner, your hosts take you to a beautiful beach near the sea caves, for a maritime barbecue and a musical performance by a local musician.

Accommodation: St. Martins Country Inn, St. Martins

A Victorian gem, the St. Martins Country Inn in the heart of the fishing village of St. Martins was constructed by shipbuilders in 1857 and retains the beautiful details of the day. Individually decorated rooms feature period furnishing and modern conveniences. Often called the “Prince of Tides,” it’s known for its warm hospitality and the fine cuisine of Vaughn’s Restaurant, named for the house’s builder.

Day 3

Campobello Island & Fox Farm Loop

Transfer by private boat to Campobello Island, the beloved summer home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and tour the 34-room Roosevelt Cottage Museum, preserved as it was in the summer of 1920. After a picnic lunch, you head to Mulholland Lighthouse for a walk in the former Fox Farm, tracing hills and gullies through a young forest and savoring sweeping ocean views to Cranberry Point.

Accommodation: Prince and Hubbard Cottages, Campobello Island

Built in the late 19th century, these two elegant cottages within the Roosevelt Campobello International Park evoke the informal ease and gracious living of the Roosevelts’ days on Campobello Island. Throughout your stay, you enjoy the same beautiful surroundings that so enchanted the first family and their guests, whether during social calls or policy meetings with FDR. Guest rooms are distributed among both cottages.

Day 4

Eagle Hill Bog to Raccoon Beach

Ramble along boardwalks through Eagle Hill Bog, a haven for birdlife, before continuing on to Raccoon Beach. This evening, celebrate your time in the Roosevelts’ grand sanctuary with a traditional boiled lobster dinner with all the fixings. Enjoy your meal while relaxing on the deck of the Prince cottage while watching the sunset over the Bay of Fundy.

Accommodation: Prince and Hubbard Cottages, Campobello Island

Built in the late 19th century, these two elegant cottages within the Roosevelt Campobello International Park evoke the informal ease and gracious living of the Roosevelts’ days on Campobello Island. Throughout your stay, you enjoy the same beautiful surroundings that so enchanted the first family and their guests, whether during social calls or policy meetings with FDR. Guest rooms are distributed among both cottages.

Day 5

Whale Watch, Saint Andrews by-the-Sea

Start your day with a private whale watching excursion, during which you may see minke and finback whales, playful porpoises, harbor and grey seals, and bald eagles. Later, you arrive in historic Saint Andrews by-the-Sea, where you enjoy a walk through the town and a tour of nearby Kingsbrae Garden, one of Canada’s top public gardens. Tonight, you have a chance to explore the town on your own.

Accommodation: Rossmount Inn, St. Andrews by-the-Sea

Intimate in size and gracious in scope, the Rossmount Inn rests upon 87 acres nestled between forest and sea. The property, with a colorful history dating to 1889, includes Chamcook Mountain, the highest point in the Passamaquoddy Bay area. Enjoy leisurely strolls through the inn’s meadows or among the organic kitchen garden of herbs and vegetables, or sip fine whiskies in the old English-style lounge. Rooms of the three-story manor house feature period furnishings and views of the surrounding forest, fields, and island-dotted bay.

Day 6

New River Beach Provincial Park & Minister’s Island Loop

At New River Beach Provincial Park, follow an easy boardwalk trail that traverses fertile bogs and forest to the rocky shore of Barnaby Head. Later, you make your way to Minister’s Island, accessible by a causeway road during low tide, and enjoy some of its 12 miles of carriage roads and sea vistas. After a picnic lunch in this superb setting, you follow routes along shell-strewn beaches and meadows, watching for ospreys as you walk. End your stay with a special farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Rossmount Inn, St. Andrews by-the-Sea

Intimate in size and gracious in scope, the Rossmount Inn rests upon 87 acres nestled between forest and sea. The property, with a colorful history dating to 1889, includes Chamcook Mountain, the highest point in the Passamaquoddy Bay area. Enjoy leisurely strolls through the inn’s meadows or among the organic kitchen garden of herbs and vegetables, or sip fine whiskies in the old English-style lounge. Rooms of the three-story manor house feature period furnishings and views of the surrounding forest, fields, and island-dotted bay.

Day 7

Departure from Saint John

After breakfast, you transfer to Saint John, bidding farewell to your new friends. Begin your journey home or stay on to explore more of New Brunswick on your own.

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Dates & Prices

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2017 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Jun 18 - Jun 24 $3,298 $498
Jul 9 - Jul 15 $3,298 $498
Sep 3 - Sep 9 $3,298 $498
Sep 24 - Sep 30 $3,298 $498

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Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Beth-Johnston
Beth Johnston

While helping lead a six-week tour of Newfoundland as an outdoor recreation student, Beth Johnston was turned on to the joys of discovery around “place” and has not looked back. For over thirty years she has been guiding all ages into the wilderness with Outward Bound Canada and for the last 8 years has been guiding for travel writers and film crews in her native province of New Brunswick. Her interests include anything in the great outdoors, making music with friends, and finding new trails and areas of local interest. Her passion is infectious and she is sure to make any outdoor adventure a positive, learning, fun, and memorable experience!

Michelle-Reid
Michelle Reid

Michelle Reid is an outdoor educator, instructor, and all-round adventure seeker. Her career has enabled her to work in awe-inspiring places all over the world and she loves sharing her excitement for wilderness areas with others. She splits her time between guiding in the Arctic and Antarctica with quality time spent exploring New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy coastline. An absolute coffee addict, this high energy girl is quick to smile and keen to share a laugh.

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