"Long Marsh Creek Information Sheet"
The Long Marsh Creek tour, one of Baymount’s
“Highest Tidal Paddling Experiences on Earth” Series,
provide guests with a rare paddling opportunity to
experience an even greater sense of adventure and discovery
on Fundy’s giant tides. It is logistically complicated and
occurs in a remote setting, but if you’re looking for
adventure and want to experience amazing scenery and unique
Bay of Fundy kayaking conditions, you won’t want to miss
Selected dates Spring & fall. Tours begin three hours after
low tide and paddlers ‘ride the tide’ into Lockhart Lake.
After lunch we ‘ride the ebb or falling tide’ and return to
our starting point.
Tour lasts 4 hours. Paddling distance is
approximately 12 Km.
paddling experience is recommended. Basic instruction is
This tour requires a moderate level of physical activity.
Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Minimum
16 years of age.
Participants paddle "Necky"
double sea kayaks, stable and well-suited to inexperienced
paddlers. (singles kayaks available for experienced
paddlers), paddles, P.F.D.'s (life vests) and spray skirts
are supplied. Dry bags are available for cameras.
It is recommended that participants
bring water, 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, as you will get wet
and muddy. Don’t forget your camera as we provide dry bags. (Some
prefer to use disposable cameras.)
All participants are required to complete a waiver form.
Youth ( under age 19 ) must have their waivers signed by a
parent or guardian.
English (French may be available if pre-arranged.)
From Moncton/Riverview, take
Rte. 114 south approximately 50 minutes. Turn left onto the
“Shortcut Road” and travel 2 Km’s. Turning left onto Route
915 and travel 1 Km to Waterside Beach. ( Waterside Beach is
1 Km south of the turn off to Cape Enrage ). From Fundy
National Park/Alma, travel north on Route 915 for about
10 minutes to Waterside Beach Please arrive 60
minutes prior to tour time to allow for payment,
preparation and pre trip instructions.
Reservations are required.
To reserve, visitors should call Baymount Outdoor
1-506-734-2660 or Toll Free
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.
Baymount reserves the right
to cancel or shorten a tour as conditions warrant.
Cancellations are accepted
with 48 hours notice. Full payment is charged for
cancellation within 48 hours of scheduled tour or for no
shows Visitors are encouraged to provide more advanced
notice of a change of plans whenever possible to allow
others the opportunity to participate
Available with a minimum of 8 participants
"Kayak Specialty Tours"
Frequently Asked Kayaking Questions
Are the tours suitable for beginners?
All kayaking specialty tours are best suited to
intermediate and advanced paddlers.
They are not suited to beginners. Basic instruction
is provided. All tours are rated
moderate to challenging as most tours follow along
exposed coastlines and may be
subject to windy conditions and strong tides.
Depending on the tides, launching and
landings may be in mud so participants should prepare
Are the tours suitable for children?
For safety reasons, we do not accept reservations for
children under age 16 and under age 19 for the Grindstone Island
How long is the tour?
All tours last 3-5 hours and the paddling distance
ranges from 12- 14 kilometres.
is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations are accepted with 48 hours notice.
Full payment is charged for cancellation within 48 hours of
scheduled tour or for those who do not show up for the tour.
Visitors are encouraged to provide more advanced notice of a change
of plans whenever possible to allow others the opportunity to
Baymount cancels very few tours, however, for reasons
of safety we may sometimes
cancel tours because of lightning, rough sea
conditions due to strong winds or cold /
wet weather. While on tour, Baymount reserves the
right to cancel or shorten a tour
as conditions warrant.
Refunds are not given for shortened tours, however,
full refunds are given should Baymount have to cancel any tour.
Tours go rain or shine so guests should dress
Can I paddle a single or a double
Because of the logistical
complications and safety concerns associated with paddling on huge
tides, guests are encouraged to paddle in a doubles kayak. Singles
kayaks are available to guests when requested.
Where are the
tours conducted and
where should we arrive for our tour?
Our specialty sea kayaking tours
are conducted along stretches of the Bay of Fundy
coast line from Waterside Beach to
Mary’s Point. Specific meeting location and
times will be provided when you
make your reservation. Please arrive at the
designated start location one
hour before your scheduled tour.
From Moncton/Riverview, take Rte. 114 south
approximately 60 minutes to
the start area. From Fundy National Park, travel
15-30 minutes north on Rte. 114
heading toward Moncton.
Can I use
my own kayaking equipment on your tour?
of safety, quality control and liability, all participants are
normally required to use Baymount equipment, however participants
may be permitted to use their own equipment provided it meets
Canadian Coast Guard regulations, is in good conditions and is
suitable for the paddling conditions that may be encountered on our
tour. This needs to be discussed with Baymount staff upon
What should I bring on
All Specialty tours occur in somewhat remote
locations, so all participants need to come fully prepared and be
self sufficient. Bring a full change of clothes, waterproof jacket
or shell, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses, camera, extra water &
snacks. A wetsuit is suggested but is not provided by
Baymount. All gear should be stored in a waterproof bag.
Baymount provides each participant with a doubles or
singles sea kayak, paddle, P.F.D (life vests) and spray skirt. Dry
bags are available for personal belongings and camera. Lunch is
bring my camera on the tour?
all guests to take their camera on tour, as the scenery is
spectacular and not often seen by many people. Camera bags are
provided by Baymount. 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
set times for your tours?
of the tides, all tours are limited to a set start and end time.
Timing is very important and tours that start and / or end late will
have to contend with stronger currents or more than acceptable
amounts of mud.
tours do you offer each season?
tours are logistically complicated and are subject to certain tide
conditions and as such, they are only offered on a limited basis –
normally on weekends in June.
Are group tours
Group tours are available in June and early
September. Please inquire about availability, rates and booking
What is the
cost & method of payment?
Costs vary with the selected tour – see each
individual tour for current tour prices. A Visa or Master Card is
required for reservations and payment.
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 each tour. If you require French
guides, please be sure to make that request when confirming your
accompany us on the tour?
logistical and safety reasons, pets are not allowed on any of our