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trainfan2000
Hamilton, Canada2,590 contributions
High Tides and Red Mud
Oct. 2018 • Couples
The Shubenacadie River is visible in many places as you travel along Highway 215. It is characterised by high red banks of mud. At low tide, the water appears to be not much more than a small river in a muddy bed flowing between two deeps banks, but at high tide the water rises almost to the top of the banks and the full depth of the river can be seen. At South Maitland, near where the river flows into the Bay Fundy, there is a viewing platform and the Maitland Tidal Center which interprets the high tides seen in the area for visitors. Worth stopping if you are not familiar with the tides of the Bay of Fundy. Do not expect to see huge waves as the tides come in, the water rises gradually and steadily.
Written December 15, 2018
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Charles C
Saskatoon, Canada355 contributions
Must have been an off day
Sep. 2015 • Friends
I am unfamiliar with tides and was traveling from Halifax to Moncton. We heard of impressive tides in and around the Bay of Fundy and decided to pop into a tide site to check it out. We were near the South Maitland river, there was a well developed observation deck over the river. People were starting to gather. We learned and heard of the Tidal Rafting but chose not to view the tide this way. We stood around on the observation deck with a bunch of other people. When the tide came in it was pretty anti-climatic. There was no tidal waves this date. We just saw the water level rising and it was pretty unimpressive. The other people watching spoke of how it was better watching right in the city of Moncton. We all left rather unimpressed.
Written October 11, 2015
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Dilly4472
Spilsby, UK686 contributions
A Must See
Aug. 2015 • Couples
It's possible to see the incoming tide at the Tidal Interpretive Centre at South Maitland. The staff there were very helpful and informative and the viewing platform makes a great place to view the 'bore'. A fantastic spectacle to watch and if you're brave there's tidal rafting too!
Written August 10, 2015
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GedStone
Shubenacadie, Canada5 contributions
Very interesting to experience this Tidal River
Apr. 2015 • Family
You can enjoy 12 - 14' tides in the Village of Shubenacadie - you can do Tidal Bore Rafting in Maitland on the Shubie River as well as Mudsliding - watch the Tidal Bore flow in from South Maitland Look Off
Written April 7, 2015
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rsklama
Victoria, BC65 contributions
THE place to go to during the full moon and at low tide
Jul. 2014 • Family
What an amazing ecosystem. Red cliffs, thick mud and eye-popping tidal bores during the flood tide. . . which is especially prominent during the full moon (and I think just slightly less spectacular during the new moon). There are several rafting companies located near Maitland (only about an hour from Halifax) that will take you out to give you the full water experience of the tidal bores. Pardon me for saying so, but you'd be a fool not to go!
Written July 13, 2014
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Werners F
Poplar WI2 contributions
Shubenacadie River Runners Rock!!!
Jul. 2012 • Family
What an experience! Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed this ride. Our guide, Chelsey, was incredible! Her knowledge of the river, ability to ride the rapids, and great personality made the ride top-notch! She was especially great with our boys and the other kids in the zodiac, ensuring all were having a great time. Get ready to get wet, and an experience that is one of a kind. Stop thinking about it and do it!! Chelsey, if you are reading this, thanks again for a great, unforgettable experience!
Written August 1, 2012
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Bat-S-Crazy59
Creighton, Canada1,916 contributions
River Rafting Shubie Tours - Better than any Roller Coaster!
Jul. 2011 • Couples
We went on Saturday, July 30th and it was an "extreme" tide day. Our guide was Al, and he was great! the waves were big and rough, we had a couple of headbangers in the boat. Mud Sliding and River Floating completed the morning. Fed as many burgers, dogs, potato chips and pop we could ingest.
From start to finish, it was a great ride, and worth every penny!
Written September 15, 2011
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Pato9779
cincinnati ohio93 contributions
Tidal Bore...awesome to witness
Jul. 2011 • Couples
We arrived outside of Maitland just as the tide was rising. As we crossed over the bridge the river bed was dry with a few puddles here and there. By the time we parked our car at the Observation Point and walked to the observation deck, the tide was rapidly rising. Then, the river rafters came for a thrill ride. It was fun to watch them zooming into the swirling water and everyone waved to us watching from above. The observation deck has a guide there who was very helpful explaining what we were witnessing. The tides vary and he told us in August, the tide meeting the river can rise up to 15 feet creating lots of rapids. On this day in July it was only about 2 feet. You have to find out the time of the tide in order to catch this phenomenon. We lucked out arriving at just the right moment. The tide table is available online. You can also ride the river raft if you want that thrill..but you will get muddy! The observation area charges $2 per person. I included the info for the rafting which we chose not to do due to time...we were heading south. Looked FUN tho.
Written August 21, 2011
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ztif4
Houston, Texas17 contributions
Shubenacadie River Runners will give you a great ride
Jul. 2011 • Couples
If you are up for a bit of adventure, ride the tidal bore on a zodiac with Subenacadie River Runners in Maitland, Nova Scotia. Our guide, Miranda, was extremely competent. She was very concerned about safety but at the same time really wanted everyone to "experience" the best of the tidal bore and the accompanying waves. Wow, Miranda knows her stuff and I felt very safe with her as my guide. Miranda allowed anyone who wanted to to get out of the zodiac and walk on the sandbar as the tidal bore came in. When it got close, she called us back to the raft and by the time we got back to the raft, the tidal bore was at our feet - that is how fast it comes in. Within 30 minutes or so, we were riding level 4 waves. Expect to get very wet as those waves come crashing on your head. I enjoyed the ride more when I sat at the front of the raft. The people on the raft switched so everyone who wanted could experience sitting in the front because it really is a different ride up front than in the back. I wore a yellow slicker suit so I didn't get cold and I even swam in the river at one point and still didn't get cold on the ride back. It was a pleasant day but I wouldn't say it was a hot day so if you are concerned about being cold, I don't think it would be an issue. When we returned to the River Runners' office site, they had hot chocolate, coffee, and some great maple cookies waiting for us. You will need something hot before you head down to rinse off or take a shower. Wear some dark colored clothing because the titanium in the water will stain lighter clothing. The outfit will provide boots which I highly recommend wearing because they grip the bottom of the raft well. Leave the expensive sunglasses at home because the titanium in the water will scratch your lenses. Enjoy an exhilirating ride that isn't too rough but adventuresome enough to talk about with your friends. I took the 2 hour ride and it was plenty for me though they do offer a longer ride of 4 hours with a meal provided half way through the adventure. I wish I could go back today!
Written July 22, 2011
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Karen A
New York51 contributions
Shubenacadie Tidal Bore Rafting and Cottages
We rafted with "Shubenacadie Tidal Bore Rafting Park" and stayed in their cottages one night.

The rafting was a highlight of the whole 2-week vacation. Definitely recommend doing that--it's fun, you all get wet, but it's not so dangerous that you need to worry. I had 2 12-year-old boys and they loved it. The staff are fantastic.

The cottages there were a pleasant surprise. I'd wish I'd known how nice they were, we might have booked to stay 2 nights instead of 1. Our 1-bed seemed very new, was clean and neat. We used the hide-away bed in the living room sofa and it was comfortable too. There was a fire pit for each cabin and a lovely porch just waiting to sit and watch the river.

They have a small restaurant there -- the food is basic (hamburgers, soups, salads) but tasty and we liked it.
Written July 31, 2010
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