Lobster Tails that is.
Day tour including a delicious lunch and
beach lobster boil
15 May to 31 July
Departure times change with tides, call or email for information on times. Cost $125*
After an invigorating voyage kayaking into the geological wonderland carved by the planets largest tides of the Bay of Fundy we will enjoy a delicious fresh caught lobster dinner on a picturesque wild beach.
Tides n' Tails is a full day of adventure and discovery. We will start with a paddle along the shores of Cape Chignecto, where you will learn about the legends of Glooscap and a dramatic geological history that is displayed in the towering cliffs we paddle along. After kayaking to the imposing natural stone sculptures of the Three Sisters we will enjoy lunch at Eatonville, the site of a major shipbuilding and sawmill town during the age of sail, now returned to nature.
Your guides will tell the tales of how continental plates collided and then tore apart to create a shore of diverse volcanic rock, where once sea level beaches now hang 100 feet above our heads, red rhyolite interspersed with black diabase dykes create a colourful geological display and sea stacks and arches produce an awe inspiring natural open air cathedral. Our lunch will include local delicacies such as Dulse (seaweed), and local organically grown produce plus home baked goods using local ingredients like blueberries. After the kayak tour we will gather for a bonfire on a beautiful wild beach where we will treat you to fresh caught Bay of Fundy lobster with salad. The lobster we use isnt from stores or lobster pounds, but top quality fresh from the fishing boats of Advocate Harbour.
Since we use only fresh caught lobster this experience is only available from May 15th to July 30th. (There is a big difference between lobsters in stores and restaurants and what we serve as ours come right off the boats, whereas the lobster from other sources can have been held without food for days to months.)
We paddle to the legendary Three Sisters rock formation, the crown jewel of Cape Chignecto Park. Due to the paddling conditions found on the Bay of Fundy and the increased safety with the added stability of double kayaks, we use all double kayaks on this tour. The doubles are great for taking photos and easy to use for beginners!
On the escarpment white tailed deer might be standing undisturbed while the Bald Eagle is often more cautious and take off if we get within its comfort zone. From crevices in the rocks the little black Guillemot's fly out at high speed - a bird related to the Puffins. Fishing cormorant's, Loons and curious seals are often a welcome part of our kayaking experience.
We usually depart from Spicers Cove in Cape Chignecto Park, paddling to the Three Sisters rock formation. This tour does run from Spicer's Cove to the Three Sisters every day that the weather allows! For a short video of where NovaShores Adventures paddles on the Bay of Fundy you can go to this link at YouTube here.
The paddling part of this tour normally lasts roughly 5 hours from start to finish, the lobster boil will usually start around 5:30 -7:30 pm so you will need to plan on staying in the Advocate area to partake in this ultimate maritime experience. The timing of the lobster boil is dependent on the launch time of the tour that day. From our meeting point in Advocate Harbour it is roughly a 30 minute scenic drive to the put-in spot of the day. You drive your own vehicle to Spicers Cove. It's a photographer's dream. We supply a dry bag for your camera. You should bring a water bottle, which you can fill at the office if needed.
Day tours have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 guests. We start with basic instruction in paddling and safety. Beginners are welcome. Day tours are in double kayaks. We will usually paddle up to 90 minutes before stopping to stretch and explore. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time.
Reservation and cancellation:
All tours by reservation only. Cancellation must be made at least 48 hours ahead. We do not accept cancellations after the 48 hour limit unless you can fill the seats. If NovaShores cancels there will be no charge. In case of a no-show without cancellation the full cost of the tour will be charged to your credit card. This tour is our most popular and you should book well in advance due to our one tour a day and small groups.
* All prices are per person/Canadian Dollars before tax. You can pay either by VISA, MasterCard, Debit or cash. We honor the Fair & Friendly Exchange Program.
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