Shubanacadie River Adventure Tours

Shubanacadie River Adventure Tours

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South Maitland, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Bruce W
11 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
First the cabins are well constructed and reasonably appointed. Yes, it’s a cabin in the woods, but you’re not roughing it. The owners, Steve and Lisa, went out of their way to make us feel welcome and excepted. The rafting itself is quite different than Whitewater river rafting. As my wife said, all the fun without the hard work. Personally, I didn’t know what to expect, but it did not disappoint. It’s rather unique, the tidal bore bit. And it’s amazing how those waves build quickly and then disappear. Be prepared to get soaked. Jeff, our guide was great. We went mid September and river temperature was quite comfortable…water temp in the 70s. My compliments to the entire staff and operations.
Written September 16, 2022
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Rhia P
5 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
We had a great time rafting the tidal bore with Duncan, who was friendly and knowledgeable. We did the least turbulent experience, which was still a splashy sloshy good time. The mud sliding was just hilarious and the barbecue after the tour was a nice touch.
Written August 25, 2022
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Christie T
2 contributions
Jul. 2022
Our entire family loved this trip. Our kids are ages 8 - 13 and spent the entire rapids portion yelling and screaming with joy. Our only option was to go on the Ultimate (because of the time of month we were in the area), but even our youngest had a blast. Although, as his mom, I did spend most of the trip a little stressed that he'd fall out, but he did great. Our driver, Dave, was great and seemed to know when we needed some calm water for a bit. He let us out to do some mud-sliding and even to swim upriver for a bit after the big waves were done.

Even though our rafting was the 1.5 hour trip, we ended up spending several hours there because we arrived early. Laurie was friendly and had lots of outdoor game equipment available. The private shower rooms for afterward were much appreciated, as was the BBQ.

All in all, it was the most expensive thing we did on our trip, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat if we lived in-province!
Written July 23, 2022
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Maritimefun
56 contributions
Aug. 2019
Awesome fun, fantastic ride, amazeing adventure...What a blast !
I've highly recommended this vacation activity to EVERYONE I've spoken to since we got home. I had been wanting to do this for years !, but was waiting and trying to have all my children be able to come along as well. Glad I didn't wait any longer; it was the highlight of our trip. Can't wait to do it again, hopefully with some of my family and/ or friends !
Written October 4, 2019
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Thanks for your awesome comments!!
Written October 5, 2019
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Kelsey A
Halifax, Canada12 contributions
Aug. 2019
Clay was awesome! He knew the river very well, took us mudsliding even though it wasn't included in our short tour, and made sure we hit all the waves we could. He even switched our positions in the boat to make sure we all got the the full experience and gave us a lot of history on the Tidal Bore. Great experience, would return in a heartbeat.
Written August 19, 2019
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yowysj
8 contributions
Aug. 2019
I went in a group of 8, ages ranging from 5 to 47. Being 8, we had a boat to ourselves and had the best time. I wasn't sure what to expect, my sister had recommended this activity. She went twice in one season, she loved it so much. Our group's guide, Matt, was super nice. With young kids, we took the 90 minute tour and it was perfect. We had hot dogs at the end which topped the day. In the words of my 5 YO niece, "Best day ever!!"
Written August 8, 2019
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That's awesome!! So glad you enjoyed yourselves! I know Matt really enjoyed your group as well!!
Written August 10, 2019
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Justin H
68 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Family
We did "The Ultimate" tour and it was a blast! Hours of large overhead tidal waves engulfing the zodiac. There is a nice break in the middle where you can play in the mud and go for a swim. Emily was our guide and she was amazing! She shared lots of information with us and was a great driver. Food is provided afterwards, as well as all the gear you'll need.
Written October 1, 2018
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C M
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Family
We booked a rafting experience with Shubanacadie River Adventure Tours for just before labour day 2018. We planned it so we could have some time to get to the airport afterwards. Unfortunately, mother nature has her own schedule. The tide was late and it looked like we would miss out completely. The people at Shubanacadie River Adventure Tours were sympathetic and called around to try and find us another company at a different point along the river and they found an option which worked.
Thank you for helping us.... and for going the extra mile when you are busy too.
we will see you next year.
CM
Written September 12, 2018
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You are so welcome! Glad you were able to experience our awesome river!!
Written September 13, 2018
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Sparkybud
8 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Family
We were a party of five, three adults and two children 11 and 12, one adult was apprehensive but by the end of our tour , our experienced guide had her at the front of the boat and true to his word made it a less crazy ride so she could enjoy the full experience. Our guide Dave was very experienced , knowledgeable and fun. Great to learn about and experience this tidal phenomenon. Mud sliding was fun.
There are showers for afterward, a small bbq and not one complaint from any of us, highly recommend this to anyone and would do it again. Thank you Dave for a great day and loads of fun.
Cindy, Madison, Grant, Lisa, and Olivia
Written August 29, 2018
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Thanks for coming out! so glad you enjoyed yourselves!!
Written September 10, 2018
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Caperbrad
Halifax3 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Family
We did the 3 hour version of the tour - complete with tidal bore, wave surfing and bouncing and pounding, mud sliding and a river swim. There were 4 in our group and the group was split on the excursion when it was being discussed. By the end of the trip we were all converts and will be back with friends or family. Our guide Clay was excellent - knowledgeable, fun and safety conscious - and great at spotting Eagles along the river banks. A great day and a great family adventure.
Written July 25, 2018
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Sorry for the late response! So glad you enjoyed yourselves! Thanks for coming!!
Written September 10, 2018
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