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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

 

 

Tour Information  Renseignments

Tour Schedule

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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 2016

June  July  August  September

 

June, 2016

 

“Kayak the Rocks” Tour schedule, 2016  

                                                                                                                                                                                    

June

Low Tide

High Tide

Height (')

Tour 1 Tour 2 Tour3
4 Sa 6:30p 12:02p 44.0 10:00a 12:00p  
5 Su 7:02a/7:23p 12:53p   44.3 11:00a 1:00p   
6 Mo 7:51a 1:42p 44.3  11:45a 1:45p  
7 Tu 8:41a 2:32p  43.6 12:30p  2:30p  
8 We 9:30a  3:21p 42.7 1:15p 3:15p  
9 Th 10:19a 4:12p 41.0 2:15p 4:15p  
10 Fr 11:10a 5:04p 39.7 3:00p 5:00p  
11 Sa 12:02p 6:00p 38.1 4:00p 6:00p  
12 Su 12:57p 6:55p 36.7 5:30p    
13 Mo 1:53p 7:51p 35.8 6:30p    
14 Tu 2:49p 8:16a/8:45p 35.1/35.4 8:15a 7:00p  
15 We 3:43p 9:11a 34.4 9:00a    
16 Th 4:34p 10:00a 34.4 9:00a    
17 Fr 5:20p 10:46a 35.1 9:45a    
18 Sa 6:03p 11:27a 35.8 9:30a 11:30a  
19 Su 6:43p 12:07p 36.4 10:00a 12:00p  
20 Mo 7:09a/7:23p 12:47p 37.4 10:45a 12:45p  
21 Tu 7:48a/8:02p 1:27p 38.7 11:30a 1:30p  
22 We 8:27a 2:09p 39.4 12:15p 2:15p  
23 Th 9:08a 2:52p 40.4 12:45p 2:45p  
24 Fr 9:52a 3:39p 40.7 1:45p 3:45p  
25 Sa 10:38a 4:29p 41.0 2:30p 4:30p  
26 Su 11:28a 5:23p 41.0 3:15p 5:15p  
27 Mo 12:22p 6:20p 40.7 4:15p 6:15p  
28 Tu 1:20p 7:20p 41.0 5:15p 7:15p  
29 We 2:20p 7:50a/8:20p 40.4/41.3 8:00a 6:15p  
30 Th 3:22p 8:52a/9:20p 40.4/42 8:45a 10:45a*  

 

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 - Coastal Tours`` where participants paddle (at a reduced cost) along the formations and not through the arches. All other tours last 1.5-2 hours and are scheduled around the high tide time.

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 and is therefore not announced until the day of the tour.

The letter “a” occurring after a tide or tour time means am; the letter “p” means pm

All times Atlantic Daylight Savings Time.

July, 2016

 

July

Low Tide

High Tide

Height (')

Tour 1 Tour 2 Tour3
1 Fr 4:23p 9:52a 41.0 8:00a 10:00a  
2 Sa 5:20p 10:49a 42.0 8:45a 10:45a  
3 Su 6:15p 11:44a 42.7 8:45a+ 10:45a+ 12:45p+
4 Mo 7:07p 12:36p 43.3 9:30a+ 11:30a+ 1:30p+
5 Tu 7:35a/7:57p 1:27p 43.3 10:30a+ 12:30p+ 2:30p+
6 We 8:24a 2:15p 43.0 11:15a+ 1:15p+ 3:15p+
7 Th 9:12a 3:03p 42.3 1:00p 3:00p  
8 Fr 10:00a 3:50p 41.0 1:45p 3:45p  
9 Sa 10:46a 4:38p 39.4 2:30p 4:30p  
10 Su 11:33a 5:26p 38.1 3:30p 5:30p  
11 Mo 12:22p 6:15p 36.4 4:15p 6:15p  
12 Tu 1:13p 7:06p 35.4 5:00p 7:00p  
13 We 2:06p 7:58p 34.4 5:15p* 6:45p  
14 Th 3:00p 8:25a/8:49p 33.1/34.4 8:15a 10:15a* 7:00p
15 Fr 3:53p 9:17a/9:58p 33.1/34.8 9:00a 11:00a  
16 Sa 4;43p 10:06a 33.8 8:00a 10:00a  
17 Su 5:30p 10:53a 34.8 8:45a 10:45a 12:45p*
18 Mo 6:14p 11:37a 36.1 9:30a 11:30a 1:30p*
19 Tu 6:56p 12:20p 37.7 10:15a 12:15p 2:15p*
20 We 7:22a/7:38p 1:03p 39.4 11:00a 1:00p 3:00p*
21 Th 8:03a 1:47p 41.0 11:45a 1:45p 3:45p*
22 Fr 8:46a 2:31p 42.0 12:30p 2:30p 4:30p*
23 Sa 9:29a 2:31p 42.0 12:30p 2:30p 4:30p*
24 Su 10:15a 4:07p 43.0 1:00p+ 3:00p+ 5:00p+
25 Mo 11:04a 4:58p 42.7 2:00p+ 4:00p+ 6:00p+
26 Tu 11:56a 5:54p 42.3 4:00p 6:00p  
27 We 12:53p 6:53p 41.7 4:45p 6:45p  
28 Th 1:54p 7:55p 41.3 4:30p* 6:00p  
29 Fr 2:58p 8:27a/8:57p 40.0/41.7 8:30a 10:30a* 6:30p
30 Sa 4:01p 9:31a/9:58p 40.4/42.0 7:45a 9:45a 11:45a*
31 Su 5:00p 10:31a 40.7 8:30a 10:30a 12:30p*

 

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

Tours marked with an * are “mid tide “, 1.5 hour "Kayak the Rocks - Coastal Tour" where participants paddle (at a reduced cost) along the formations and not through the arches. All other tours last 1.5-2 hours and are scheduled around the high tide time.

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 and is therefore not announced until the day of the tour.

The letter “a” occurring after a tide or tour time means am; the letter “p” means pm

All times Atlantic Daylight Savings Time.

 

August, 2016

 

July

Low Tide

High Tide

Height (')

Tour 1 Tour 2 Tour3
1 Mo 5:58p 11:28a 41.7 9:30a 11:30a 1:30p*
2 Tu 6:50p 12:21p 42.3 10:15a 12:15a 2:15p*
3 We 7:18a/7:39p 1:10p 42.7 10:10a+ 12:10p+ 2:10p+
4 Th 8:06a 1:57p 42.3 12:00p 2:00p 4:00p*
5 Fr 8:51a 2:41p 41.7 12:45p 2:45p 4:45p*
6 Sa 9:35a 3:24p 40.7 1:30p 3:30p 5:30p*
7 Su 10:18a 4:06p 39.4 12:30p* 2:00p 4:00p
8 Mo 11:00a 4:49p 37.7 1:15p* 2:45p 4:45p
9 Tu 11:45a 5:33p 36.4 2:00p* 3:30p 5:30p
10 We 12:31p 6:19p 35.1 4:15p 6:15p  
11 Th 1:21p 7:09p 34.1 3:30p* 5:00p 7:00p
12 Fr 2:14p 8:03p 33.8 4:30p* 6:00p  
13 Sa 3:11p 8:33a/8:57p 32.5/34.4 8:30a 10:30a* 6:45p
14 Su 4:06p 9:28a/9:50p 33.5/35.4 9:30a 11:30a*  
15 Mo 4:57p 10:20a 34.8 8:15a 10:15a 12:15p*
16 Tu 5:45p 11:08a 36.7 9:00a 11:00a 1:00p*
17 We 6:31p 11:55a 38.7 10:00a 12:00p 2:00p*
18 Th 7:15p 12:40p 40.7 10:45a 12:45p 2:45p*
19 Fr 7:39a/8:00p 1:25p 42.7 10:30a+ 12:30p+ 2:30p+
20 Sa 8:23a 2:10p 44.0 11:15a+ 1:15p+ 3:15p+
21 Su 9:07a 2:56p 44.6 12:00p+ 2:00p+ 4:00p+
22 Mo 9:53a 3:44p 44.6 12:45p+ 2:45p+ 4:45p+
23 Tu 10:41a 4:35p 44.0 1:30p+ 3:30p+ 5:30p+
24 We 11:33a 5:30p 43.0 2:30p+ 4:30p+ 6:30p+
25 Th 12:29p 6:28p 42.0 4:30p 6:30p  
26 Fr 1:30p 7:30p 41.0 4:00p* 5:30p  
27 Sa 2:36p 8:05a/8:35p 39.4/40.7 8:00a 10:00a 6:00p
28 Su 3:41p 9:11a 39.4 9:15a 11:15a*  
29 Mo 4:43p 10:13a 40.0 8:15a 10:15a 12:15p*
30 Tu 5:40p 11:11a 40.7 9:15a 11:15a 1:15p*
31 We 6:32p 12:03p 41.3 10:00a 12:00p 2:00p*

 

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

Tours marked with an * are “mid tide “, 1.5 hour "Kayak the Rocks - Coastal Tour" where participants paddle (at a reduced cost) along the formations and not through the arches. All other tours last 1.5-2 hours and are scheduled around the high tide time.

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 and is therefore not announced until the day of the tour.

The letter “a” occurring after a tide or tour time means am; the letter “p” means pm

All times Atlantic Daylight Savings Time.

 

September, 2016

 

September

Low Tide

High Tide

Height (')

Tour 1 Tour 2 Tour3
1 Th 7:20p 12:51p 42.0 11:00a 1:00p  
2 Fr 7:44a/8:05p 1:34p 42.0 11:30a 1:30p  
3 Sa 8:27a 2:15p 41.3 12:15p 2:15p  
4 Su 9:09a 2:54p 40.4 1:00p 3:00p  
5 Mo 9:49a 3:32p 39.4 1:30p 3:30p  

 

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

Tours marked with an * are “mid tide “, 1.5 hour "Mid-Tide - Coastal Tour" where participants paddle (at a reduced cost) along the formations and not through the arches. All other tours last 1.5-2 hours and are scheduled around the high tide time.

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 and are not confirmed until the day of the tour.

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.