Shore Excursions

High Res Low TideWe invite you to come to Atlantic Canada on a cruise! Many of the world’s cruise lines sail to the Canada / New England region and anchor in the Bay of Fundy for a call on the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick. When they do, Aquila arranges an array of shore excursions for their guests, from day trips to charming fishing villages on the Bay of Fundy to walking on the ocean floor and experiencing the famous Reversing Rapids.

Aquila has been working with cruise lines to provide tours of Saint John and the Bay of Fundy to their guests since 1989. Our tours are designed to engage cruise guests with the spectacular Bay of Fundy, as well as Saint John’s fascinating history and culture. Our tour guides were nominated among the Best in the World by Dream World Cruise Destination Magazine numerous times since 2003 and they have a contagious enthusiasm for Saint John and the Bay of Fundy. We can’t wait to share it with you!

To assist in your cruise planning, the following cruise lines call on the Saint John & the Bay of Fundy, and Aquila is proud to be their primary shore excursion operator!

When choosing your cruise, be sure your itinerary includes a chance to anchor in the Bay of Fundy and visit the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick. Explore the wide range of tours being offered in Saint John, from city sightseeing tours to active excursions such as hiking, biking and paddling! As the principal shore excursion operator in Saint John, it’s likely that Aquila will be looking after you on your tour, but please note that you must book your tours directly with your cruise line, and you should sign up early, as the most popular tours sell out quickly!

Cruise to Atlantic Canada and anchor in the Bay of Fundy! Visit Port Saint John to see which cruise lines call on Saint John and what you can expect from your visit.

For more information on cruising to the Port of Saint John and other ports in Atlantic Canada, visit:

Testimonials

We were recently so fortunate to have Jane as our tour guide for St. Martin’s and the Bay of Fundy. She was so informative, humorous and entertaining. It is quite obvious that she loves being a tour guide as she is so warm and welcoming. Thanks for making our excursion so very enjoyable, and we loved the restaurant where we were treated to such a wonderful chowder. Loved the total experience.

Mary Beth Pirolozzi

Cruise Guest

Our tour with Harold was engaging, interesting and most important, a really fun outing. Even though we had a full bus, all of our stops were timely and the chowder at The Caves was awesome. Harold's props and banter kept us in good spirits on the way back. Highly recommend the tour and your company!

Bob Crittenden

Cruise Guest

Aquila is one of the best tour operators that we work with anywhere in the world, and they are excellent models to which other tour operators can aspire.

Amilcar Cascais, Vice President of Tour Operations

Carnival Cruise Lines

Heather was so informative on all aspects of the Bay of Fundy and as a yachtsman I was so absorbed with her most detailed explanation of the high tidal rise and fall of the water. The journey out to St. Martins was a delight and Mario was so helpful in taking a photograph of my wife and I together with my camera, I as the photographer are usually out of the shot! I cannot recommend Heather and Mario highly enough, they both were a joy to be with all day long, thank you, thank you. I look forward to being with you again in the future.

Denis Gilbert

Cruise Guest