Baymount Outdoor Adventures

"Adventure, Cultural and

Natural History Tours

in Canada and The Americas"

 

HOME

ABOUT US

LOCATION

AWARDS

PACKAGES

RETAIL

COURSES/EVENTS

TOUR OPERATORS

VIDEOS/PHOTOS

LINKS

CONTACT US

Bike Shepody Dyke

Mayan Ruins Mexico

 

CANADA

 

 

KAYAK THE ROCKS

 

THE AMERICAS

"Kayak The Rocks"

"Sea Kayaking The Bay Of Fundy"

'The Highest Tidal Paddling Experience On Earth'

 

 
kayaking Bay of Fundy - Hopewell Rocks

Tour Highlights

  • Cost: Adult: $69, Youth: $59, Family: $229 (Plus Tax)

  • Rating:  Easy (calm conditions) to Moderate (windy)

  • Length:  1.5 - 2 Hours

  • Location:  Hopewell Rocks Park

  • Dates:  Early June - Early September

  • Location:  Hopewell Rocks Park, 131 Discovery Rd., Hopewell Cape, N.B. E4H 4Z5.

  • Group Tours:  Call for details

  • Reservations: Recommended July & August

    1-877-601-2660

  • Tours go rain or shine

  • Cancellation Policy: 24 hours

 

 

Tour Information  Renseignments

Tour Schedule

FAQ's 

 

 

Launch – Hopewell Rocks Tour

‘The Mount Everest of the Marine World’, ‘Tides the height of a five story building’, ‘a discharge of water equal to that of all rivers on planet earth in a single day’… little wonder the Bay of Fundy has recently been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a finalist in the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition.

Boasting “The Highest Tidal Paddling Experiences on Earth”, the upper Bay of Fundy offers many incredible and unique sea kayaking adventures.  Baymount’s signature experience, “Kayak The Rocks”  occurs at New Brunswick’s tourism icon, The Hopewell Rocks Park.  Here paddlers have the rare opportunity to paddle amongst the giant “flowerpot” rock formations, twisting and turning through small tunnels and narrow passageways where hands are sometimes better suited to propelling the kayaks than paddles.  Shortly before or after their paddle, guests will stand in awe as they “Walk the Ocean Floor” around and through those same formations and passageways.Flowerpot Rock – Hopewell Rocks

For paddlers interested in experiencing a broader and more panoramic view of the formations, join us on our Mid-Tide Coastal Tour  which skirts the coastline in front of the formations.

Launch – Hopewell RocksIn mid August guests may have the rare opportunity to paddle in the midst of tens of thousands of migratory shorebirds as they whirl and swoop in unison by our kayaks. The experience is world class but only available in August when the birds stop briefly to feed and refuel for the final leg of their non-stop journey to South America.

To fully appreciate the magnitude of Fundy’s tides, participants are encouraged to walk on the ocean floor just before or after their kayaking adventure to record on film “ a before and after shot” of their favorite formations.  Guests are free to explore the beach on their own or to join a park interpreter.

 

"Kayak The Rocks"

Tour Schedule 2017

June  July  August  September

 

June, 2017

 

        

June

High Tide

Height (')

Low Tide

Tour 1 Tour 2 Tour3
3 Sat 8:00a/8:30p     38.4   2:30p  6:30p    
4 Sun 9:00a 37.7 3:30p 9:00a    
5 Mon

9:56a                

37.7 4:26p  9:00a    
6 Tues 10:48a 37.4  5:17p  9:45a    
7 Wed 11:34a  37.4 6:05p   10:30a    
8 Thurs 12:16p 37.4 6:48p   11:15a    
9 Fri 12:55p 37.4  7:30p  

12:00p

   
10 Sat 1:32p 37.4 8:07p   12:30p    
11 Sun 2:09p 37.4   8:30a/8:45p 1:15p    
12 Mon 2:47p 37.4   9:08a 1:45p    
13 Tues 3:27p  37.4   9:47a     2:30p    
14 Wed 4:15p  37.4  10:27a  3:15p    
15 Thurs 5:00p 37.4 11:11a    4:00p    
16 Fri

5:52p              

37.4  12:00p 5:00p    
17 Sat 6:49p 38.1    12:52p  4:45p    6:45p  
18 Sun 7:48p  38.7  1:49p  5:00p* 6:30p  
19 Mon 8:17a/8:48p  38.4/39.7  2:49 5:15p* 6:45p  
20 Tues 9:16a   39.4  3:48p  9:00a     11:00a*  
21 Wed 10:13a  40.7 4:45p   8:15a 10:15a  
22 Thurs 11:08a 42.0 5:40p 9:15a    11:15a  
23 Fri

12:00p

43.3 6:32p      10:00a  12:00p  
24 Sat 12:52p  44.0   7:23p 10:00a+  12:00p+ 2:00p+
25 Sun 1:42p 44.3  7:52a/8:13p     10:45a+      12:45p+   2:45p+
26 Mon 2:32p 44.3 8:41a/9:00p    11:30a+ 1:30p+  3:30p+
27 Tues 3:23p 43.6   9:30a 12:15p+ 2:15p+ 4:15p+
28 Wed 4:14p 42.3 10:20a 2:15p 4:15p  
29 Thurs 5:08p  41.0 11:12a 3:00p   5:00p  
30 Fri 6:03p 39.7  12:05p 4:00p  6:00p  

 

 

NOTES:  Tour times are sometimes altered, so please call to confirm tour times and availability.

Tours marked with an * are 1.5 hour “Kayak the Rocks – Mid Tide Coastal Tours” where participants experience on “off shore panoramic view” of the rock formations.  All other tours are the regular high tide tours lasting 1.5-2 hours where participants kayak around the rock formations.

Tours marked with a +, indicate an extreme high tide and the potential for a 3rd tour.  These potential 3rd tours can only occur with calm paddling conditions. The letter “a” occurring after a tide or tour time means am; the letter “p” means pm.  All times Atlantic Daylight Savings Time.

 

July, 2017

 

July

High Tide

Height (')

Low Tide

Tour 1 Tour 2 Tour3
1Sat  7:00p  38.4 1:00p 5:00p  7:00p    

2Sun            

8:00p 37.4 2:00p 5:30p  7:30p  

3Mon           

8:26a/8:54p 36.1/36.7 2:56p 8:30a     10:30a*5:15p* 6:45p

4Tu  

9:23a 35.4     3:53p  8:30a  10:30a*  

5Wed          

10:16a 35.4      4:47p      8:15a 10:15a  

6Thur           

11:03a 35.4 5:20p 9:00a 11:00a  

7Fri              

11:46a 35.8 6:20p  9:45a     11:45a 1:45p*

8Sat   

12:26p  36.1 7:00p 10:15a 12:15p 2:15*p

9Sun    

1:04p 36.7 7:40p 11:00a 1:00p  3:00*p

10Mon         

1:42p 37.7 8:04a/8:18p 11:45a 1:45p 3:45*p

11Tu            

2:21p   38.4  8:41a 12:15p 2:15p 4:15*p

12Wed        

3:02p 39.0 9:20a 11:30a* 1:00p 3:00p

13Thur         

3:45p 39.4 10:00a  12:15p*  1:45p   3:45p

14Fri            

4:32p 39.7 10:43a    1:00p* 2:30p   4:30p

15Sat           

5:23p 39.7 11:30a  1:45*p 3:15p   5:15p

16Sun          

6:19p 39.7 12:20p  2:45*p 4:15p 6:15p

17Mon         

7:17p 40.0 1:17p 3:30*p  5:00p 7:00p

18Tu            

7:48a/8:18p 39/40.4 2:18p 7:45a 9:45a* 4:45*  6:15p

19Wed        

8:50a/9:18p  39.4/41.3 3:20p 8:30a 10:30a*5:30* 7:00p

20Thur         

9:50a 40.4   4:20p 7:45a 9:45a   11:45*

21Fri            

10:49a 41.3 5:20p  8:45a 10:45a       

22Sat           

11:45a  42.7 6:15p 8:45a+ 10:45a+ 12:45+

23Sun          

12:37p 43.6  7:07p   9:30+  11:30+ 1:30+

24Mon 

1:27p  44.0  7:36a/8:00p   10:30+  12:30+  2:30+

25Tu  

2:15p 44.3   8:25a  11:15+ 1:15+ 3:15+

26Wed

3:05p 43.6 9:15a  12:00+ 2:00+ 4:00+

27Thur 

3:53p 42.7 10:00a  1:00+ 3:00+  5:00+

28Fri  

4:42p 41.0 10:45a  1:15*     2:45p 4:45p

29Sat  

5:30p 39.4 11:37a 2:00* 3:30p 5:30p
30Sun  6:24p  37.7   12:30p 2:45* 4:15p 6:15p

31Mon 

7:18p 36.1  1:23p  3:30p* 5:00p 7:00p

 

NOTES:  Tour times are sometimes altered, so please call to confirm tour times and availability.

Tours marked with an * are 1.5 hour “Kayak the Rocks – Mid Tide Coastal Tours” where participants experience on “off shore panoramic view” of the rock formations.  All other tours are the regular high tide tours lasting 1.5-2 hours where participants kayak around the rock formations.

Tours marked with a +, indicate an extreme high tide and the potential for a 3rd tour.  These potential 3rd tours can only occur with calm paddling conditions. The letter “a” occurring after a tide or tour time means am; the letter “p” means pm.  All times Atlantic Daylight Savings Time.

 

August, 2017

 

 

August

High Tide

Height (')

Low Tide

Tour 1 Tour 2 Tour3

1Tu       

7:48a/8:14p 34.8/35.4 2:20p     7:45a  9:45a* 4:45* 6:15p

2Wed          

8:45a/9:09p 33.8/34.8  3:15p   8:00a     10:00a*5:30* 7:00p

3Thur   

9:40a 33.5 4:13p 7:45a 9:45a      

4Fri 

10:30a 33.8  5:05p  8:30a  10:30a  12:30*

5Sat 

11:15a 34.4   5:50p 9:15a      11:15a  1:15p*

6Sun

11:56a   35.8  6:33p 10:00a  12:00p  2:00*

7Mon    

12:36p     37.1  7:13p  10:30a 12:30p   2:30*

8Tu 

1:15p      38.7   7:36a/7:50p 11:15a  1:15p 3:15*

9Wed  

1:55p    40.0  8:15a 12:00p 2:00p  4:00*

10Thur 

2:36p 41.0  8:52a  11:00a*    12:30p      2:30p

11Fri 

3:20p 41.7  9:30a  11:45a* 1:15p   3:15p

12Sat 

4:06p  42.0  10:15a  12:30p*   2:00p   4:00p

13Sun  

4:56p  41.7 11:00a 1:30p* 3:00p 5:00p  

14Mon 

5:50p 41.3     11:55a  2:15p* 3:45p 5:45p

15Tu   

6:50p  40.7     12:50p 3:15p*  4:45p 6:45p

16Wed

7:22a/7:52p 39.4/40.7  1:52p 7:45a 9:45a* 4:15*  5:45p

17Thur 

8:26a/8:56p 39.4/41.0 3:00p 8:30a 10:30a* 5:00* 6:30p

18Fri  

9:30a    40.0  4:00p 7:45a 9:45a   11:45*

19Sat  

10:30a  41.0  5:00p 8:30a 10:30a 12:30*

20Sun 

11:28a 42.3 6:00p  9:30a     11:30a  1:30*

21Mon

12:21p 43.3 6:51p 9:15+ 11:15+ 1:15+

22Tu   

1:10p  44.0 7:40p  10:00+ 12:00+  2:00+

23Wed 

2:00p 44.0  8:06a 11:00+ 1:00+  3:00+
24Thur 2:45p 43.6 8:52a  11:45+ 1:45+  3:45+

25Fri 

3:28p 42.3  9:35a  1:30p 3:30p  

26Sat

4:12p 40.7  10:22a  2:00p  4:00p  

27Sun

5:00p 38.7 11:10a 3:00p 5:00p  

28Mon 

5:45p 37.1 11:55a 3:45p 5:45p  

29Tu 

6:35p 35.4 12:45p 3:00*  4:30p  

30Wed   

7:30p  34.1  1:40p 4:00*  5:30p  

31Thur 

8:03a 32.5 2:40p 8:00a 10:00*  

 

NOTES:  Tour times are sometimes altered, so please call to confirm tour times and availability.

Tours marked with an * are 1.5 hour “Kayak the Rocks – Mid Tide Coastal Tours” where participants experience on “off shore panoramic view” of the rock formations.  All other tours are the regular high tide tours lasting 1.5-2 hours where participants kayak around the rock formations.

Tours marked with a +, indicate an extreme high tide and the potential for a 3rd tour.  These potential 3rd tours can only occur with calm paddling conditions. The letter “a” occurring after a tide or tour time means am; the letter “p” means pm.  All times Atlantic Daylight Savings Time.

 

September, 2017

 

September

High Tide

Height (')

Low Tide

Tour 1 Tour 2 Tour3

1Fri

9:00a    32.5   3:35p   8:30a  10:30*  

2Sat  

9:55a   33.1  4:30p 8:00a 10:00a  

3Sun

10:40a 34.4 5:20p 8:30a 10:30a  
             

 

NOTES:  Tour times are sometimes altered, so please call to confirm tour times and availability.

Tours marked with an * are 1.5 hour “Kayak the Rocks – Mid Tide Coastal Tours” where participants experience on “off shore panoramic view” of the rock formations.  All other tours are the regular high tide tours lasting 1.5-2 hours where participants kayak around the rock formations.

Tours marked with a +, indicate an extreme high tide and the potential for a 3rd tour.  These potential 3rd tours can only occur with calm paddling conditions. The letter “a” occurring after a tide or tour time means am; the letter “p” means pm.  All times Atlantic Daylight Savings Time.

 

"Kayak The Rocks Information Sheet"

 

Description:

A unique, guided sea-kayaking tour where visitors discover, first hand, the awesome might and beauty of the Bay of Fundy's giant tides as they paddle near the spectacular sea stacks at "The Flowerpot Rocks" of Hopewell Cape.  (Visitors are encouraged to return at low tide, if they’ve not yet done so, to stroll among the exquisite formations that they had paddled by a few hours before!)

 

Tour Length:

Tours last 1 ½ to 2 hours. Paddling distance is approximately 4 Km.

 

Experience:

No previous paddling experience is required. Basic instruction is provided.

 

Difficulty:

This tour requires a moderate level of physical activity.

 

Restrictions:

Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Minimum age:12 years(exceptions-calm seas)

 

Equipment:

Participants paddle double sea kayaks, stable and well-suited to inexperienced paddlers. Paddles and P.F.D.'s  (life vests) are supplied.

 

What to Bring:

It is recommended that participants bring a change of clothes (as there is the possibility of getting wet), jacket, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses as well as beach footwear (or your choice of appropriate footwear, knowing it may get wet and/or muddy).  Visitors deciding to use their cameras are rewarded with unforgettable pictures! (Some prefer to use disposable cameras.)

 

Waiver:

All participants are required to complete a waiver form.  Youth participants’ waivers must also be signed by a parent or guardian.

 

Language:

English (French is available if pre-arranged.)

 

Location:

From Moncton/Riverview, take Rte. 114 south approximately 45 minutes to "Hopewell Rocks" at Hopewell Cape.  If travelling from Fundy National Park, "Hopewell Rocks Park" is approximately a 45 minute drive north on Rte. 114 (toward Moncton).  Please arrive at the park entrance at least 60 minutes prior to tour time to allow time to pay park entrance fees and make your way  to B.O.A.’s Kayak Building at the “Lower Site”.  It is important to arrive at B.O.A.’s kayak building at least 30 minutes prior to tour time!  Reserved seats may be offered to others if not claimed 15 min. (or more) prior to tour time.

 

Reservations:

To reserve, visitors should call Baymount Outdoor Adventures:  1-506-734-2660 or Toll Free at 1-877-601-2660. Web Site: www.baymountadventures.com E-mail: info@baymountadventures.com

 

Payment:

From $69.00/adult, $59.00/youth (12-18), $229 per family (parents and their 2 youth), plus tax.   A credit card is required to hold reservations (A 50% fee is charged without 24hrs. notice of cancellation). Cash, Debit, Master Card and Visa are accepted. 

 

Cancellation:

Baymount reserves the right to cancel or shorten a tour as conditions warrant.  Cancellations from individuals or families are accepted without loss of deposit with 24 hours notice.  Visitors are encouraged to provide more advanced notice of a change of plans whenever possible to allow others the opportunity to participate.  (A fee of 50% of the tour fee is charged if less than 24 hrs. notice of cancellation is given or if guests do not arrive for their reserved tour.)

 

Season:

June-September.  Group tours are available.  Please inquire about group deposit and cancellation policies.

 

"Kayak A Les Rochers: feuille information"

Description:

Une excursion guidée en kayak de mer où les visiteurs peuvent découvrir et observer la force et la beauté des marées de la baie de Fundy tout en pagaillant parmit les Apots de fleurs@ de Hopewell Cape.  Les visiteurs sont également encouragés par la suite de joindre une marche guidée sur le fond marin pour apprécier la différence entre les marées hautes et basses.

 

Durée:

1,5 à 2 heures.  Distance approximée de 4 km.

 

 Expérience:

Aucune expérience requise.  Les instructions de bases sont fournis.

 

 Difficulté:

Demande un effort physique faible à moderé.

 

Restrictions:

Les enfants doivent être accompagnés par un parent ou gardien.  Ceux agés entre <12 ans seront acceptés sur un tour à la discrétion du guide.

 

Equipment:

Les participants utiliseront les kayak de mer double ANecky, un kayak stable et adéquat pour les gens sans expérience.  Les rames et les vestes de flottaison sont fournises.

 

Chose àapporter:

Il est recommendé d'apporter un rechange de vêtements, un manteau, chapeau,  écran solaire, lunettes de soleil et les chaussures de plage appropriées (vos pieds se  mouilleront et se saliront).

 

Accord de participation:

Les participants doivent compléter et signer un accord de participation (un parent  ou gardien doit signer pour leurs enfants).

 

Langue:

En anglais (Le francais est disponible si pré-arranged) 

 

Localité:

De Riverview, prendre la route 114 sud (approx. 45 minutes) jusqu=à AHopewell Rocks@ à Hopewell Cape. Du Parc National Fundy, AHopewell Rocks@ est à peu près 60 minutes nord sur la route 114.  Veuillez arriver à l`entrée de parcau 60minutes avant le temps dèxcursion.Réservations:Pour réserver, téléphoner Baymount Outdoor Adventures au 734-2660 ou Toll-librement à 1-877-601-2660.

 E-mail: info@baymountadventures.com  Web-site: www.baymountadventures.com   

       

Payment:

De $69.00 par adulte, $59.00 par enfant (12-18), $229 par famillle (parents et leur enfants: max.4) plus tax.  Un depôt est requis pour confirmer la réservation.  Payable en argent comptant, Visa, MasterCard, le débit.  L=admission au parc est requise. 

 

Annulations:

Baymount se réserve le droit d=annuler ou de raccourcir un tour si les conditions le demande.

Les annulations (non-groupe) sont acceptées sans pertes de dépôt 24 heures précédent le tour guidé. ( 50% est chargé si moins de 24 heures de notification de l=annulation est indiqués ou si les invités nàrrivent pas pour leur excursion résereée.)

 

Saison:

Du juin au septembre.  Les tours personalisés sont également disponibles sur demande et par rendez-vous.

 

"Kayak The Rocks"

FREQUENTLY ASKED “ KAYAK THE ROCKS” QUESTIONS

 

Are the tours suitable for beginners?

Yes, most guests have little or no previous kayaking experience.  In calm paddling conditions, the tours are suitable for inexperienced paddlers.  If conditions are windy, then participants will require a higher level of fitness and effort, to paddle in the larger waves.  Under these conditions it may not be suitable for everyone, including children.

 

Are the tours suitable for children?

For safety reasons, we do not accept advance reservations for children under age 12. Families with young children visiting Hopewell Rocks Park on a day when the paddling conditions are calm, are welcome to join our tours.  Please call or talk with our staff located on the “lower site” at the Hopewell Rocks Park.

 

How long is the tour?                     

The regular high tide “Kayak The Rocks” and “Kayak & Shorebird” tours last 1.5 to 2

 hours.  The paddling distance  is approximately 4 Km.  The “Mid Tide – Coastal

 Tour” lasts approximately 1.5 hours and covers approximately 3 Km’s.

 

What is a Mid Tide Tour?

Mid tide tours differ from the regular “Kayak The Rocks” tour in that the kayaking

 takes place in the middle of the tide cycle and not during the high tide time.

 Participants paddle along the coast and beside the rock formations as they view the

 rock formations from a unique and entirely different perspective.  Another highlight

 includes a paddle along the massive mud flats and mud lined tidal creek just south of

 the rock formations.  Mid tide tours are 1.5 hours long.

 

What is the “Kayak & Shorebird” tour?

In August, the upper Bay of Fundy hosts 2-3 million shorebirds as they stop to feed on

the nutrient rich mudflats before continuing their journey to South America.  When

 the birds are present at Hopewell Rocks Park, they become a valued part of our regular

“ Kayak the Rocks” tour.  If the birds are there in extremely large numbers it is an

 unforgettable experience and true ‘wonder of nature’ that causes us to offer a “Kayak

 & Shorebird" tour for those who wish to concentrate on the shorebirds.  Because we

 can never be certain the birds will be there in large numbers, all guests will initially

 register for our regular  “Kayak the Rocks” tour.

  

What is the cancellation policy? 

Baymount cancels very few tours, however, for reasons of safety we may sometimes cancel because of lightning, rough sea conditions due to strong winds or cold / wet weather.  Baymount reserves the right to cancel or shorten a tour as conditions warrant. Tours go rain or shine so guests should dress accordingly. Cancellations from individuals or families are accepted without loss of deposit with 24 hours notice.  Visitors are encouraged to provide more advanced notice of a change of plans whenever possible to allow others the opportunity to participate.  (A fee of 50% of the tour fee is charged if less than 24 hrs. notice of cancellation is given or if guests do not arrive for their reserved tour.)

 

Can I paddle a single or a double kayak?

Because of the logistical complications and safety concerns associated with paddling  on huge tides among the giant rock formations, all of our guests paddle in doubles kayaks.

 

Is there a difference between the first & second tour?

From a scenery perspective, the experience is essentially the same on both tours.  On the first tour we paddle on a rising tide, while the second tour sees us paddling on a falling tide.  At Hopewell Rocks, wind, waves and the tide direction may make the paddling conditions different from one tour to the next. Here are some considerations:  The calmest paddling conditions (less wind and smaller waves ) normally occur early and late in the day.  On windy days the waves are normally highest on the first tour. Morning tours offer the best lighting for photography.

 

Where is the “Kayak The Rocks” tour located? and when should we arrive for our tour?

Our sea kayaking tours are conducted from our building at the “Lower Site” inside

Hopewell Rocks Park.  The park is located just off of Route 114 at Hopewell Cape,

half way between Moncton and Fundy National Park  Please arrive at Hopewell

 Rocks Park one hour before your scheduled tour and at our kayaking building 30

 minutes before the scheduled tour time.

 

From Moncton/Riverview, take Rte. 114 south approximately 45 minutes to

“Hopewell Rocks” at Hopewell Cape.  If  travelling from Fundy National Park,

“Hopewell Rocks Park” is approximately a 45 minute drive north on Rte. 114 (toward

Moncton).  Please arrive at the park entrance at least 60 minutes prior to tour time

to allow time to pay park entrance fees and make your way to B.O.A.’s Kayak

Building at the “Lower Site”.  It is important to arrive at B.O.A.’s kayak building at

 least 30 minutes prior to tour time!  Reserved seats may be offered to others if not

claimed 15 min. (or more) prior to tour time.

 

I am concerned about tipping over. Does this happen often?

Capsizes sometimes occur on our tours. In the event of a capsize, our guides are trained to implement a quick and efficient rescue. 

 

Do I have to pay a park admission fee to go kayaking at Hopewell Rocks?

The Hopewell Rocks Park is owned and operated by the Provincial Department of Tourism & Parks and as such, visitors must pay a park admission fee.  Current rates can be viewed on their website at www.thehopewellrocks.ca .  As a private company operating under a special license, Baymount Outdoor Adventures has no control over park admission fees.

 

Can I use my own kayaking equipment on your tour?

For reasons of safety, quality control and liability, all participants are required to use Baymount equipment.

 

What should I bring on the tour?

It is recommended that participants bring a change of clothes (as there is the possibility of getting wet), light nylon jacket or shell, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses, camera.  Most guests paddle in shorts, T-shirt and beach footwear (or your choice of appropriate footwear, knowing it may get wet and/or muddy). 

 

What is the best time to “Walk on the Ocean Floor”?

The best time to walk on the ocean floor at Hopewell Rocks is three (3) hours either side of the low tide time.  Visit the Hopewell Rocks website for these times.

 

Should I bring my camera on the tour?

We encourage all guests to take their camera on tour, as it is the only way to get pictures of most of the rock formations when they are surrounded by the tides.   Guests are welcome to borrow one of Baymount’s “dry bags” to store their camera while on tour.  Many guests choose to purchase an inexpensive underwater disposable camera for the tour.  Please remember that Baymount cannot assume any responsibility for cameras taken on the tour.

 

Are there set times for your tours?

Yes.  Our tour can only operate during the two hour window on either side of the high tide time but they change daily with the time of high tide. Our tour schedule is posted on our website in the “Kayak the Rocks” section of our sea kayaking web page.

 

How many tours do you offer each day?

With “normal” tide conditions, we offer two tours around the high tide time. With some tide cycles, we can only do one tour per day and with extreme high tides we can sometimes do three tours.

 

Are group tours available?

Available dates and times are limited, especially during July and August.  Please inquire about availability, rates and booking conditions.

 

Is it possible to kayak and walk on the beach at Hopewell Rocks  on the same day?

Yes, although times for each activity vary daily with the tides. Call for information.

 

Can I rent a kayak instead of going on a guided tour?

No. Because of the unpredictable weather and complications associated with paddling on extreme high tides, we only offer guided sea kayaking tours. 

 

What is the cost & method of payment?

The cost of the 2 hour “Kayak the Rocks” and “Kayak & Shorebird”  tour is $69.00/adult, $59.00/youth, $229 per family (2 adults & 2 youth), plus tax.   The cost of the 1.5 hour  “Mid - Tide Coastal” Tour is $59.00/adult, $49.00/youth, $199 per family (2 adults & 2 youth), plus tax.   A credit card is required to hold reservations.  Cash, Debit, Master Card, and Visa is accepted. 

 

Are shorebirds seen on all tours?

No.  Shorebirds are present from mid-July to mid-September, with peak numbers occurring in the 2nd and 3rd weeks of August.  Large flocks of roosting shorebirds can be viewed during the four hour window at high tide (two hours on either side of high tide).  Spectacular close-up views of large numbers of shorebirds in flight are a special treat reserved for kayakers.

 

Is there bilingual guiding service available?

Many of our guides speak both English and French and every effort is made to ensure that bilingual staff are on site each day.  If you require French guides, please be sure to make that request when confirming your reservation.

 

Can pets accompany us on the tour?

For logistical and safety reasons, pets are not allowed on any of our tours.