Enjoy an introductory tour of historic Saint John and then board a jet boat for a thrilling ride through Reversing Falls Rapids, one of Canada's most bizarre natural phenomena.
Traveling from the pier, you will enjoy a guided city tour through lovely Saint John en route to the Old City Market. Along the way, you'll see a number of fascinating sights, including Fort Howe, and stop briefly at the Old City Market, which was constructed in 1876. Saint John was a leading shipbuilding center at the time, and in homage the market's roof was designed to resemble the inverted keel of a ship. Canada's oldest continuously operating farmer's market, the Old City Market is full of locally grown produce, bakery goods, crafts, and other Canadian merchandise.
Next, you'll drive to Fallsview Park where you'll don raingear and board a jet boat for a once-in-a-lifetime ride through Reversing Falls Rapids. This natural phenomenon is caused by the Bay of Fundy's tide, which rises more than 28 feet in the course of the day. When the tide is low, the river empties into the bay. As the tide rises, the water begins to churn in a series of powerful rapids and whirlpools until the river actually flows backwards. Adrenaline rushing, you'll zip through the thick of it in a high-powered jet boat, with the water swirling about and the waves crashing over the bow.
Following your exhilarating and thrilling ride through the rapids, you'll re-board your coach and return to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guests' discretion during the stops. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Guests with heart or back problems, or those who are pregnant should not participate in the tour. Layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended, as well as a change of clothes. While you will be provided with lifejackets and rain gear, it is likely you will get wet during the jet boat ride. Lockers and changing rooms will be available. There is a minimum height requirement of 42" to participate is 16 years of age and the operator will require that you sign a liability waiver before being allowed to take part in the tour. Tidal activity at the Reversing Falls Rapids cannot be guaranteed.