Advocate Harbour Sea Kayaking base for NovaShores Kayak Adventures

Our Bay of Fundy Tours

Imagine kayaking on a body of water with the largest tides on Earth! That's the thrill of the Bay of Fundy. Our paddling routes are selected to safely explore the awesome beauty of the Bay of Fundy’s Cape Chignecto area. The meeting point for all tours is in Advocate Harbour. From there you drive in your own car to our put-in at Spicer's Cove, a wild beautiful beach. The guides will have trailered in the kayaks and set up in preparation for the tour, part of what makes our day tours so unique, where instead of leaving from a Harbour location we start in a wild unspoiled environment normally only seen on multi day tours.  The day tours go to the legendary Three Sisters. For a day tour, this is the most spectacular paddling destination in eastern Canada. If weather or road access problems prevent us from going to the Three Sisters we will paddle the impressive Arch Gulch side of the park.  It is very unusual for us to have to change our normal launch to the Three Sisters though. The multi day tours go to Seal Cove or around the entire coast of Cape Chignecto Park. Here is an article written about the Fundy Explorer day tour.  Our paddling destination on the Bay of Fundy is also one of the highlights of the film Eastern Horizons which explores the best world class paddling destinations in eastern North America. You can see the trailer for that film here, which includes shots of our Three Sisters paddles.  (Note that this film is shot by professional paddlers and you will not experience the extreme conditions shown in parts of this film as our tours are suitable for beginners.) You can also read an article about our kayaking at Cape Chignecto in the Outside Magazine here. So come and discover why the author of 'Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia' has written "While tourists may round the Cabot Trail, sun on PEI's beaches or marvel at the Hopewell flowerpots, no signs point the way here to the most spectacular region of all"  You can read his entire article about Cape Chignecto here.

Fundy Explorer - Day Kayak Tour - $99 ||  Seal Cove Adventure - 2 Day Kayak Adventure - $390

Cape Chignecto Adventure - 3 Day Kayak Adventure - $590

Fundy Explorer Bald Eagle near the Bay of Fundy Fundy Explorer

Day tour including a delicious lunch
15 May to 30 September
Departure times change with tides, call or email for information on times. Cost $99* 

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The coastline along Cape Chignecto Park offers a truly spectacular, wild and unspoiled landscape. You will be paddling into a fascinating world of towering cliffs, natural arches and rock spires.  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!

Cape Chignecto park paddles to incredible views of the Bay of FundyOn 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.

Our day tours include a relaxing stop at a pristine beach where we will treat you to a delicious meal with local produce, home bake and hot drinks.  We used to call it lunch but it can be served from 11am to 5pm depending on departure time so...

We usually depart from Spicer's 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! You can read a blog about this tour on a international travel blog here. For a short video of  where NovaShores Adventures paddles on the Bay of Fundy you can go to this link at YouTube here.

Practical stuff:
Although this day tour normally lasts roughly 5 hours from start to finish, please allow around 6-7 hours in your schedule - or all day if including the lobster boil. 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 Spicer’s 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. Lunch on the Fundy Tour by Kayak, Nova Shores


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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Wow! thank you so much for the pictures!!! They were wonderful. So fun to get home and when I checked emails to find these pictures here already.  We truly had a wonderful time. We all said it was the highlight of our trip, and that is saying a lot because  it was an amazing trip. The weather, scenery and food (that lunch was soooo good!!) It all came together for a very special trip, thank you so very much.  If we ever get back to NS you will be sure to hear from us!!!
Ann Van Rheenen

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Kayaking at Cape Chignecto on a foggy day is still an awesome experience


Seal in the Bay of Fundy Seal Cove Adventure

2 day kayak adventure
July, August and September
Cost $390*

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Our two day kayak adventure begins at Spicer's Cove at the northern entrance to Cape Chignecto Provincial Park. At an upcoming tide we can sit in our kayaks and just wait for the water to float us. It will be your first of many unique Fundy moments on this adventure.

Camp at Seal Cove along the Bay of FundyWe go on to discover a magnificent and colorful coastline as we paddle towards the legendary Three Sisters rock formation, checking out the most interesting caves, arches and rock spires as we go - not to mention the elevated beach at Squally Point. After the glaciers retreated 11,000 years ago the land has slowly rebounded 35 meters above today's sea level!

We will explore the Three Sisters either from our kayaks or on foot depending on the tide, then it's on to the historic lumber and ship building site, Eatonville Harbour, which will be our first rest stop for a delicious lunch with local produce and hearty home baked delights.

Back in the kayaks we will paddle further down along the rugged and pristine coastline towards Seal Cove, our beach campsite for the night. Relax on the beach or go for a short hike along the parks coastal trail that offers magnificent views from the top of the escarpment. A little stream gives the option of cleaning off the saltwater while we set up camp and prepare a gourmet supper including a delicious dessert and wine.

You might wake up in the morning to strange sounds you have never heard before. It's the Grey Seals bellowing from coves nearby. After a hearty breakfast we are ready to go see the seals resting on rocks in family groups, watched by the enormous males. We keep a fair distance to the wildlife, but still we get a wonderful sensation of being part of something bigger than us.

On our way back to Spicer's Cove we will enjoy another delicious lunch on a secluded beach. Going back the same way is not like driving on the same stretch of road; with a tidal difference of up to 12 meters you will be amazed how that changes the appearance of the coastline.

Tour dates:  Please let us know your travel plans and we'll do what we can to make your adventure be part of our 2014 schedule.Seal Cove Adventures 


Practical stuff:

We provide 2-person tents and sleeping pads while you bring your own sleeping bag and personal items. On reservation we give you a full list of equipment and clothing needed. We meet 8 am on the day of the tour for a short briefing where you also get a bag for your personal items. A smaller dry bag is available for your camera. We provide food and water, all safety gear and kayaking equipment.

Our Seal Cove Adventure has a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6.  Beginners are welcome, but you must be in good health and reasonably fit to participate. Beginners will go in doubles while experienced kayakers may be in singles. The kayak selection is at the discretion of the lead guide.

Reservation:
A 30% deposit is due upon reservation, while balance is due 30 days before departure. We will send an equipment/clothing checklist and info about the area plus direction to our departure point in Advocate Harbour. 

Cancellation:
A refund minus a $ 50 handling fee will be possible until 30 days prior to departure after which a refund is available only if you can fill the vacancy. We recommend you get a cancellation insurance. If NovaShores has to cancel there will be a full refund.

* 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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We had a very memorable time on our Seal Cove Adventure.
The scenery was beautiful, the food scrumptious and your services at NovaShores Adventures were everything we had hoped for.
Terri and Wayne Baker





Bear in the Marsh Cape Chignecto Adventure

3 day kayak adventure
July, August and September
Cost $590*

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Our three day kayak adventure begins at Spicer's Cove at the northern entrance to Cape Chignecto Provincial Park or from Red Rocks, paddling to Spicer's Cove. We will paddle the entire Cape Chignecto Park coastline on this tour.  You can read a blog from a past guests impressions of this tour here.

WaterfallIf paddling from Spicer's Cove the tour starts with a paddle along the towering conglomerate cliffs and fault lines on the way to the legendary Three Sisters rock formation, checking out the most interesting caves, arches and rock spires as we go - not to mention the elevated beach at Squally Point. After the glaciers retreated 11,000 years ago the land has slowly rebounded 35 meters above today's sea level!

We will explore the Three Sisters either from our kayaks or on foot depending on the tide, then it's on to the historic lumber and ship building site, Eatonville Harbour. We will spend some time in this area before continuing down the rugged and pristine coastline towards Seal Cove, our beach campsite for the night. Relax on the beach or go for a short hike along the parks coastal trail that offers magnificent views from the top of the escarpment. A little stream gives the option of cleaning off the saltwater while we set up camp and prepare a gourmet supper including a delicious dessert and wine. As we don't come back this way, we may opt to paddle back to check out the sisters at a different tide level before settling in for the evening.

You might wake up in the morning to strange sounds you have never heard before. It's the Grey Seals bellowing from coves nearby. After a hearty breakfast we are ready to go see the seals resting on rocks in family groups, watched by the enormous males. We keep a fair distance to the wildlife, but still we get a wonderful sensation of being part of something bigger than us.

From Seal Cove we continue down the coast exploring formations such as the arch at Keyhole Brook, more sea stacks and on to the Cape of Chignecto.  Here we will time the rounding the cape to the tides. On rounding the cape you will see the awe inspiring Devils Slide and then on to the huge sea stack known as Old Sal, marking the entrance to beautiful Refugee Cove where we camp for the night. This area has the highest sea cliffs in mainland Nova Scotia and you will have time to explore the trails if desired.

After a night on the beach we continue down the magnificent coastline, taking time to check out the waterfalls and interesting geological formations that are in abundance along this coast, such as the imposing Arch Gulch. Our final stop will be at Red Rocks where we will have arranged to have your vehicles, or a shuttle back to where you left them.  This adventure will allow you to witness the true nature of this fascinating body of water with the largest tides on earth.  Your knowledgeable and personable guide will have the time to share his knowledge and love for this dynamic environment with you (not to mention his appreciation for good food) in a memorable setting.  We are sure you will want to come back to explore further this wild and rugged part of Nova Scotia, and hope you will!Cape Chignecto Kayak Tour

Tour dates:
We can offer the Cape Chignecto Adventure tour in July, August and September. Please let us know your travel plans and we'll do what we can to make your adventure be part of our 2014 schedule. 

Practical stuff:

We provide 2-person tents and sleeping pads while you bring your own sleeping bag and personal items. On reservation we give you a full list of equipment and clothing needed. We meet 8 am on the day of the tour for a short briefing where you also get a bag for your personal items. A smaller dry bag is available for your camera. We provide food and water, all safety gear and kayaking equipment.

Our Cape Chignecto Adventure has a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6.  Beginners are welcome, but you must be in good health and reasonably fit to participate. Beginners will go in doubles while experienced kayakers may be in singles. The kayak selection is at the discretion of the lead guide.

Reservation cancellation:
A 30% deposit is due upon reservation, while balance is due 30 days before departure. We will send an equipment/clothing checklist and info about the area plus direction to our departure point in Advocate Harbour. 

Cancellation:
A refund minus a $ 50 handling fee will be possible until 30 days prior to departure after which a refund is available only if you can fill the vacancy. We recommend you get a cancellation insurance. If NovaShores has to cancel there will be a full refund.

* 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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Thanks a million for the fabulous photos of my daughter and myself. We will treasure these photos as a reminder of our very special trip!  The kayaking trip is the highlight of my summer.  My hat is off to you for being able to control the winds to give us such a beautiful calm weather. Hopefully our whole family will return next year, my sons would love this trip. 
Debbie



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