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With over 400 years of history and culture to delve into, St. John New Brunswick shore excursions offer Canada cruisers a port of call with a wealth of options for a day well spent. Saint John, New Brunswick, located on the Bay of Fundy on Canada’s east coast, and often confused with its Newfoundland cousin, St. John’s, is nicknamed, “Canada’s Original City,” as it was the first incorporated city in Canada.
Among the highlights of St. John New Brunswick cruise tours is the opportunity to view nature’s most vibrant colors – red, yellow, orange – as the season changes from lush summer to crisp fall. The city’s compact layout and short distance from the port, make walking tours, both expert-guided and self-guided are popular options for St. John New Brunswick shore excursions. And, whether you’re capturing vacation images on a smartphone or an SLR, they’re bound to be better than ever if you schedule a walking tour led by a professional photographer, who’ll offer tips and tricks for capturing that perfect shot of the Bay of Fundy’s dramatic shoreline as it changes with the tide’s ebb and flow, of rocky beaches, and of picturesque fishing wharves.
St. John New Brunswick shore excursions offer coach tours to the area’s scenic countryside. Motor to the fishing village of St. Martins, where you’ll see firsthand the dramatic rise of the tides in the tiny harbor, view a lighthouse and covered bridges, and hear tales of fishing lore and life as you enjoy a cup of seafood chowder.
To enjoy the Saint John-Bay of Fundy experience to its fullest, book a guided highlights and heritage tour that gives you an up-close view of the amazing Reversing Falls, so-called due to the dramatic changes when the Bay’s drastic tidal surges meet the turbulence of the Fall’s rushing water – a not to be missed phenomenon; see sandstone sea caves; visit Fort Howe, built by the British in 1777 during the American Revolution; and stroll the Old City Market. The Market, built in 1876, is the oldest continuing farmer’s market in Canada, and it’s the perfect place to grab lunch on the go and shop for crafts and souvenirs.
If you love to sightsee your way, book a ticket on the pink hop-on, hop-off bus and see what may interest you most, including the New Brunswick Museum, the Jewish Historical Society, the Reversing Falls, or the Old City Market.