Fall getaways: Kayaking in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick
Deer Island (45 minutes by ferry from Saint Andrews), is the starting point for memorable, test-yourself kayak tours to the West Isles Archipelago in the Bay of Fundy. Bruce Smith, owner of Seascape Kayak tours, leads these adventures, which go until the end of September. Spot bald eagles, seals, porpoises and whales while paddling to the rhythm of the wondrous Bay of Fundy. As you swish past lighthouses, quaint fishing villages, and rugged coastline, you’ll witness the bay’s wondrous tides that turn dry land to islands.
You’ll come away with a deep understanding and appreciation for one of the world’s richest marine ecosystems, set against the glorious colours of fall. Most tours are designed with novice and intermediate paddlers in mind. Clients range in age from eight to 80, in general good health (and adventurous in spirit). Seascape offers two-hour sunset paddles, half-day, full day and even multi-day excursions (three to five days) that give you time to paint, hike, swim, beachcomb, or write. (Sleeping accommodations range from luxury tents to quaint B & B’s.) Gorge on scallops or fresh fish, cooked just for you. The full service policy means you don’t have to worry about bringing or hauling equipment, or catching the fish — unless, of course, you want to.