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Thursday, June 20, 2013

St John Harbor Boat Tour

19 June 2013

After lunch we decided to do a St John Harbor boat tour departing from the Reversing Falls dock. They also do the jet boat tours. jetboatrides.com

A series of rapids in the St John River through the narrow gorge is created by the diurnal tides of Fundy Bay forcing the flow to reverse against the current.

Our boat ride was at 300PM during low tide when the rapids are most active and river flows to Bay of Fundy. We returned at 630PM for the slack tide when the river was very calm. We then returned at 830PM for the high tide when Bay flows to river. Seals are most active then as they go with the flow. This is something if in the area you must see. Check the tide tables. Note on my photos below the difference. Across the St John river is a pulp mill owned by the Irving family who also own the oil and gas and other big businesses in Canada.Personally I think it is an eyesore, but a big employer for the area.

Low Tide

Low Tide

Low Tide

Lookout to St John River

Slack Tide

Slack Tide

Low Tide

Low Tide

High Tide Harbor Seals Playing
High Tide

Ride took us along old fishing huts, city of St John, Partridge Island and WW II Fire Control Tower and Battery.

City of St John NB

Partridge Island

Courtaney WWII FireControl Tower and Battery

Fishing Hut

Another Fishing Hut

1 comment:

  1. Tide pictures are very interesting! Love the seals.