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"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

     

    ** Reservations for the 2018 season open May 14**

    Our season runs from June 9th - September 2nd

     

    Click Here to make a Reservation

 

 

 

 

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 2018

June  July  August  September

 

June, 2018

 

 

Date

High Tide

Height(‘)

Low Tide

Tour 1

Tour 2

Tour 3

Tour 4

Sat

9-Jun

8:55 AM

36.0

3:30 PM

8:30 AM

 

 

 

Sun

10-Jun

9:49 AM

37.4

4:23 PM

8:45 AM

 

 

 

Mon

11-Jun

10:41 AM

39.0

5:14 PM

9:45 AM

 

 

 

Tue

12-Jun

11:31 AM

40.7

6:03 PM

10:30 AM

 

 

 

Wed

13-Jun

12:20 PM

42.1

6:52 PM

11:30 AM

 

 

 

Thu

14-Jun

1:09 PM

43.2

7:40 PM

11:15 AM

1:15 PM

 

 

Fri

15-Jun

1:58 PM

43.8

8:08AM/8:29PM

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

 

 

Sat

16-Jun

2:48 PM

43.8

8:57AM/9:18PM

11:45 PM

1:45 PM

3:45 PM

 

Sun

17-Jun

3:39 PM

43.4

9:47 AM

12:45 PM

2:45 PM

4:45 PM

 

Mon

18-Jun

4:33 PM

42.7

10:39 AM

2:30 PM

4:30 PM

 

 

Tue

19-Jun

5:30 PM

41.7

11:32 AM

3:30 PM

5:30 PM

 

 

Wed

20-Jun

6:29 PM

40.8

12:29 PM

4:30 PM

6:30 PM

 

 

Thu

21-Jun

7:29 PM

40.1

1:28 PM

5:30 PM

7:30 PM

 

 

Fri

22-Jun

7:58 AM/8:30 PM

39.4/39.8

2:28 PM

8:00 AM

 

 

 

Sat

23-Jun

8:59 AM/9:28 PM

38.9/39.7

3:29 PM

9:00 AM

7:30 PM

 

 

Sun

24-Jun

9:58 AM

38.6

4:27 PM

8:00 AM

10:00 AM

 

 

Mon

25-Jun

10:52 AM

38.5

5:21 PM

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

 

 

Tue

26-Jun

11:42 AM

38.5

6:11 PM

9:45 AM

11:45 AM

 

 

Wed

27-Jun

12:28 PM

38.3

6:58 PM

10:30 AM

12:30 PM

 

 

Thu

28-Jun

1:10 PM

38.0

7:41 PM

11:15 AM

1:15 PM

 

 

Fri

29-Jun

1:50 PM

37.6

8:06AM/8:22pm

11:45 AM

1:45 PM

 

 

Sat

30-Jun

2:28 PM

37.2

8:47AM/9:02PM

12:30 PM

2:30 PM

 

 

 

        

NOTES:  Tour times are subject to change/cancellation - please call to confirm tour times and availability. All times Atlantic Daylight Savings Time. Tours marked in black are the regular 2 hour “High Tide” tours where guests paddle through, around and behind the ‘flowerpot formations’. 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 shown in brown indicate an extreme high tide and the potential for a 3rd tour.  These “potential” 3rd tours can only occur with calm paddling conditions.

 

 

 

July, 2018

 

 July & August are extremely busy, reservations recommended

 

 

Date

High Tide

Height(‘)

Low Tide

Tour 1

Tour 2

Tour 3

Tour 4

Sun

1-Jul

3:06 PM

36.9

9:26AM/9:41PM

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

 

 

Mon

2-Jul

3:44 PM

36.6

10:04 AM

1:45 PM

3:45 PM

 

 

Tue

3-Jul

4:26 PM

36.4

10:43 AM

2:30 PM

4:30 PM

 

 

Wed

4-Jul

5:11 PM

36.3

11:25 AM

3:15 PM

5:15 PM

 

 

Thu

5-Jul

6:00 PM

36.3

12:09 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

 

 

Fri

6-Jul

6:54 PM

36.7

12:59 PM

5:00 PM

7:00 PM

 

 

Sat

7-Jul

7:21 AM/7:50 PM

36.1/37.3

1:53 PM

7:30 AM

9:30AM*

 

6:00 PM

Sun

8-Jul

8:19 AM/8:48 PM

36.6/38.4

2:51 PM

8:00 AM

10:00AM*

 

6:45 PM

Mon

9-Jul

9:18 AM/9:44 PM

37.6/39.9

3:49 PM

9:00 AM

11:00AM*

 

7:45 PM

Tue

10-Jul

10:14 AM

39.0

4:46 PM

8:15 AM

10:15 AM

12:15 PM*

 

Wed

11-Jul

11:09 AM

40.5

5:41 PM

9:15 AM

11:15 AM

1:15 PM*

 

Thu

12-Jul

12:01 PM

42.0

6:33 PM

10:00 AM

12:00 PM

2:00 PM*

 

Fri

13-Jul

12:52 PM

43.3

7:24 PM

9:45 PM

11:45 PM

1:45 AM

 

Sat

14-Jul

1:42 PM

44.1

8:13 PM

10:45 AM

12:45 PM

2:45 PM

 

Sun

15-Jul

2:32 PM

44.4

8:41AM/9:03PM

11:30 AM

1:30 PM

3:30 PM

 

Mon

16-Jul

3:22 PM

44.2

9:30 AM

12:15 PM

2:15 PM

4:15 PM

 

Tue

17-Jul

4:14 PM

43.4

10:20 AM

1:15 PM

3:15 PM

5:15 PM

 

Wed

18-Jul

5:07 PM

42.3

11:11 AM

 

3:15 PM

5:15 PM

 

Thu

19-Jul

6:02 PM

40.9

12:04 PM

 

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

 

Fri

20-Jul

6:59 PM

39.7

12:59 PM

5:00 PM

7:00 PM

 

 

Sat

21-Jul

7:29 AM/7:59 PM

38.3/38.6

1:59 PM

7:45 AM

09:45AM*

 

6:00 PM

Sun

22-Jul

8:30 AM/8:58 PM

37.2/38.0

2:59 PM

8:00 AM

10:00AM*

 

7:00 PM

Mon

23-Jul

9:30 AM/9:55 PM

36.5/37.8

3:59 PM

7:30 AM

9:30 AM

11:30AM*

 

Tue

24-Jul

10:27 AM

36.3

4:56 PM

8:30 AM

10:30 AM

12:30PM*

 

Wed

25-Jul

11:18 AM

36.3

5:47 PM

9:15 AM

11:15 AM

1:15PM*

 

Thu

26-Jul

12:04 PM

36.5

6:34 PM

10:00 AM

12:00 PM

2:00PM*

 

Fri

27-Jul

12:45 PM

36.8

7:17 PM

10:45 AM

12:45 PM

2:45PM*

 

Sat

28-Jul

1:23 PM

37.1

7:57 PM

11:15 AM

1:15 PM

3:15PM*

 

Sun

29-Jul

1:59 PM

37.5

8:20AM/8:35PM

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

4:00PM*

 

Mon

30-Jul

2:36 PM

37.8

8:57AM/9:12PM

12:30 PM

2:30 PM

4:30PM*

 

Tue

31-Jul

3:14 PM

38.2

9:33AM/9:49PM

1:15 PM

3:15 PM

5:15PM*

 

 

NOTES:  Tour times are subject to change/cancellation - please call to confirm tour times and availability. All times Atlantic Daylight Savings Time. Tours marked in black are the regular 2 hour “High Tide” tours where guests paddle through, around and behind the ‘flowerpot formations’. 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 shown in brown indicate an extreme high tide and the potential for a 3rd tour.  These “potential” 3rd tours can only occur with calm paddling conditions.

 

August, 2018

 

 July & August are extremely busy, reservations recommended

 

 

Date

High Tide

Height(‘)

Low Tide

Tour 1

Tour 2

Tour 3

Tour 4

Wed

1-Aug

3:54 PM

38.4

10:10 AM

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

6:00PM*

 

Thu

2-Aug

4:38 PM

38.5

10:50 AM

 

2:45 PM

4:45 PM

 

Fri

3-Aug

5:26 PM

38.4

11:33 AM

 

3:30 PM

5:30 PM

 

Sat

4-Aug

6:19 PM

38.4

12:22 PM

 

4:15 PM

6:15 PM

 

Sun

5-Aug

7:16 PM

38.5

1:17 PM

 

5:15 PM

7:15 PM

 

Mon

6-Aug

7:48 AM/8:17 PM

37.3/39.0

2:18 PM

7:45 AM

9:45AM*

 

6:30 PM

Tue

7-Aug

8:50 AM/9:18 PM

37.8/40.0

3:21 PM

8:00 AM

10:00AM*

 

7:00PM

Wed

8-Aug

9:51 AM

39.0

4:23 PM

8:00 AM

10:00AM

12:00PM*

 

Thu

9-Aug

10:49 AM

40.5

5:21 PM

8:45 AM

10:45 AM

12:45PM*

 

Fri

10-Aug

11:44 AM

42.1

6:16 PM

9:45 AM

11:45 AM

1:45PM*

 

Sat

11-Aug

12:36 PM

43.6

7:08 PM

9:30 AM

11:30 AM

1:30 PM

 

Sun

12-Aug

1:26 PM

44.6

7:57 PM

10:30 AM

12:30 PM

2:30 PM

 

Mon

13-Aug

2:15 PM

45.0

8:24 AM

11:15 AM

1:15 PM

3:15 PM

 

Tue

14-Aug

3:03 PM

44.7

9:11 AM

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

 

Wed

15-Aug

3:52 PM

43.8

9:59 AM

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

5:00 PM

 

Thu

16-Aug

4:41 PM

42.4

10:47 AM

2:45 PM

4:45 PM

 

 

Fri

17-Aug

5:33 PM

40.6

11:38 AM

 

3:30 PM

5:30 PM

 

Sat

18-Aug

6:28 PM

38.8

12:31 PM

 

4:30PM

6:30PM

 

Sun

19-Aug

7:26 PM

37.2

1:28 PM

 

5:30PM

 

 

Mon

20-Aug

7:59 AM/8:26 PM

35.4/36.2

2:29 PM

7:45AM

9:45AM*

 

6:30PM

Tue

21-Aug

9:01 AM/9:25 PM

34.6/35.8

3:31 PM

8:00AM

10:00AM*

 

 

Wed

22-Aug

9:59 AM

34.4

4:29 PM

8:00 AM

10:00 AM

12:00PM*

 

Thu

23-Aug

10:52 AM

34.7

5:22 PM

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

1:00PM*

 

Fri

24-Aug

11:37 AM

35.4

6:09 PM

9:45 AM

11:45 AM

1:45PM*

 

Sat

25-Aug

12:17 PM

36.2

6:51 PM

10:15 AM

12:15 PM

2:15PM*

 

Sun

26-Aug

12:54 PM

37.2

7:29 PM

11:00 AM

1:00 PM

3:00PM*

 

Mon

27-Aug

1:29 PM

38.2

8:06 PM

11:30 AM

1:30 PM

3:30PM*

 

Tue

28-Aug

2:05 PM

39.2

8:26 AM

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

4:00PM*

 

Wed

29-Aug

2:43 PM

40.0

9:01 AM

12:45 PM

2:45 PM

4:45PM*

 

Thu

30-Aug

3:23 PM

40.4

9:38 AM

1:30 PM

3:30 PM

5:30PM*

 

Fri

31-Aug

4:07 PM

40.5

10:18 AM

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

 

 

 

 

NOTES:  Tour times are subject to change/cancellation - please call to confirm tour times and availability. All times Atlantic Daylight Savings Time. Tours marked in black are the regular 2 hour “High Tide” tours where guests paddle through, around and behind the ‘flowerpot formations’. 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 shown in brown indicate an extreme high tide and the potential for a 3rd tour.  These “potential” 3rd tours can only occur with calm paddling conditions.

 

 

September, 2018

 

 

Date

High Tide

Height(‘)

Low Tide

Tour 1

Tour 2

Tour 3

Tour 4

Sat

1-Sep

4:55 PM

40.3

11:02 AM

3:00 PM

5:00 PM

 

 

Sun

2-Sep

5:49 PM

39.8

11:52 AM

3:45 PM

5:45 PM

 

 

 

NOTES:  Tour times are subject to change/cancellation - please call to confirm tour times and availability. All times Atlantic Daylight Savings Time. Tours marked in black are the regular 2 hour “High Tide” tours where guests paddle through, around and behind the ‘flowerpot formations’. 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 shown in brown indicate an extreme high tide and the potential for a 3rd tour.  These “potential” 3rd tours can only occur with calm paddling conditions.

 

 

"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's difficulty varies from intermediate to challenging depending on the participants' fitness level and the paddling conditions.

 

Restrictions:

Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Minimum age:12 years

 

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:

La difficulté de cette tournée varie d'un niveau intermédiaire à dificile dependant en fonction de la condition physique des participants et des conditions de pagayage

 

Restrictions:

Les enfants doivent être accompagnés par un parent ou gardien.  Age minimum de 12 ans.

 

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 most guests experienced kayakers?

Most guests who join our tours have little or no previous kayaking experience.  Basic instruction is provided.  Difficulty varies from intermediate to challenging.  Paddling conditions caused by giant tides and prevailing south-west winds at the end of the bay of Fundy are extremely variable and on most days guests can expect to paddle in waves.  Some windy tours may not be suitable for youth (12-18). On rare low wind days paddling conditions are calmer.  Please note:  We cannot predict the weather/wind conditions.  Guests should make reservations assuming that they will get wet and they will be paddling in wavy conditions.

 

Can we reserve children on the tour?

We do not accept reservations for children under age 12. Sorry, they cannot be placed on a Waiting List.

 

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. 

 

 

 

To Make a Reservation

 

Thank you for your interest in Baymount Outdoor Adventures’ “Kayak the Rocks” tour.  Before  making your reservation, please read this important  information.

1)      Reservations cannot be made for children under age 12. Youth (age 12-18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

2)      For safety and potential rescue reasons the combined weight limit of both paddlers cannot exceed 400 pounds.  In the event of a capsize, guests must be able to pull themselves back into the kayak.

3)      All guests paddle in double (two person) kayaks.

4)      Tours operate rain or shine so guests should bring rain gear.

5)      Every guest must sign a Waiver or Release of Liability as it is written; exemptions or exclusions are not permitted.

6)      Cancellations:  Baymount reserves the right to cancel or shorten a tour as conditions warrant. Cancellations from individuals or families are accepted without charge with 24 hours notice.  (A fee of 100% of the tour cost is charged when less than 24 hrs. notice of cancellation is given or if guests do not arrive for their reserved tour.)

7)      Difficulty:  Intermediate - Challenging.  Paddling conditions caused by giant tides and prevailing south-west winds at the end of the Bay of Fundy are extremely variable and on most days guests can expect to paddle in waves.  On rare low wind days, paddling conditions are calmer and more suitable for beginners.  NOTE:  We can never predict the weather and wind conditions but guests should make their reservation with the understanding that they will get wet and be paddling in wavy conditions.

8)      “Kayak The Rocks” tours; $69.00/adult, $59.00/youth (12-18), $229 per family (2 parents and their 2 youth), plus tax.  Mid Tide Coastal Tours, $59/Adult, $49/Youth, $199/Family (2 parents and their 2 youth), plus tax. A Visa or Master Card is required to make a reservation. Payment by Cash, Debit, Master Card or Visa is accepted.

9)      Separate admission fees to Hopewell Rocks Park apply. Visit www.thehopewellrocks.ca for current prices.

10)   For additional information about the tour, please review our Tour Information and Frequently Asked Questions links.

 

TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION:

Call locally 1-506-734-2660 or Toll Free 1-877-601-2660. No online reservations.