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"Long Marsh Creek"

'Ride The Tide'

 

Launch on Bay of Fundy

 

Ride the tide

 

Creek mouth at low tide

 

Tour Information                       FAQ's

 

  • Category:  Adventure

  • Rating:  Moderate

  • Length:  4 Hours

  • Location:  Waterside Beach

  • Dates:  Specified Dates Spring & Fall

  • Group Size:  Maximum 16

  • Cost:  Adult: $85 (Plus Tax)

  • Group / Private Tours:  Please Call for Information

The Long Marsh Creek tour is an outstanding kayaking adventure and another in Baymount’s “Highest Tidal Paddling Experiences on Earth” Series.

 This specialty tour, like the others in this 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 kayaking conditions, you won’t want to miss this 

Many forces have contributed to our present day Bay of Fundy landscape, but none has been more important than glaciers.  The unique ‘ridge and valley’ landscape containing Long Marsh Creek and New Horton Lake was first formed by geologic forces, then sculpted by glaciers and finally filled with sea water as ocean levels rose.

 For eons New Horton Lake remained landlocked, but when Fundy’s tides became ‘giant’ they were finally able to penetrate far inland and flood the lake.  What luck for us – we to can follow the tides or better yet “ride the tide” as it races inland to the lake.  When the tide is right, we launch on the Bay of Fundy near Waterside Beach and paddle to the mouth of the creek.  Once past the sweeping curves at the creek mouth, we relax and enjoy the saltmarsh landscape and evergreen shoreline as we “ride the tide” to New Horton Lake.   

After lunch some may wish to gather a bag of mussels before catching the ‘ebb’ or falling tide and returning to our starting point.

 Once finished you will want to relax on nearby Waterside Beach, visit the lighthouse and soak up the spectacular vistas at Cape Enrage or perhaps sample some wine from the Waterside Winery.

 

         

"Long Marsh Creek Information Sheet"

 

Description:

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 this!!    

 

Season & Schedule:

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 Length:

Tour lasts 4 hours.  Paddling distance is approximately 12 Km.

 

Experience:

Previous paddling experience is recommended. 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 16 years of age.

 

Equipment:

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.

 

What to Bring:

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.)

 

Waiver:

All participants are required to complete a waiver form.  Youth  ( under age 19 ) must have their waivers  signed by a parent or guardian.

 

Language:

English (French may be available if pre-arranged.)

 

Location:

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:

Reservations are required.  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:

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 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

 

Group / Private Tours

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 accordingly.

 

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 tour.

 

How long is the tour?                

All tours last 3-5 hours and the paddling distance ranges from 12- 14 kilometres.

 

 What 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 participate. 

 

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 accordingly

 

Can I paddle a single or a double kayak?

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?

For reasons 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 registration.

 

What should I bring on the tour?

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 provided.

 

Should I bring my camera on the tour?

We encourage 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 tour.

 

Are there set times for your tours?

Yes.  Because 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. 

 

How many tours do you offer each season?

All Specialty 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 available?

Group tours are available in June and early September.  Please inquire about availability, rates and booking conditions.

 

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. 

 

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 each tour.  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.