What are the Canadian entry requirements regarding COVID-19?
We are open daily for the 2022 season.
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Canada entry requirements
Currently (June 2022), fully vaccinated travellers (2 doses; or one dose if Johnson& Johnson) can enter Canada without prior testing. Before crossing the border, you will need to download the ArriveCan app, and fill it out up to 72 hrs before entering Canada. It will generate a QR code that you will need to cross the border.
Cancellation Policy during the pandemic
Should you need to postpone or cancel your booking with us, please give us at least 48 hrs notice. Then, you have the following options: Postponing your trip is always free of charge. You can also have your booking turned into a non-expiring voucher for free. This option is non-refundable. Should you have to cancel, you get 90 % of your funds back, the rest covers credit card and processing fees. Please allow a few workdays for the funds to show back up in your account. In case you need to change or cancel your trip, please contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell us which option you prefer.
We have implemented best practices to reduce the risk of a virus infection on our tours and at our accommodation. Social distancing and the frequent disinfection of gear and public areas are standards. Please keep your face covering handy in case social distancing cannot be maintained, for example in situations where the guide has to help adjusting your gear. Wash or disinfect your hands frequently and do not touch your face. Please notify us in case you experience any symptoms of COVID-19, and abstain from taking the tour to protect others.
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What kind of paddling conditions should I expect?
To join our tours, no experience is necessary, and we welcome beginners. This, however, does not mean that the conditions on the Bay of Fundy are particularly easy to kayak in. Cape Chignecto is an exposed area, and a bit of wind and chop should be expected. We provide very stable double kayaks and the assistance of expert guides, and you should bring a sense of adventure and an average level of fitness. Sometimes, we paddle into a bit of wind, and chop can build up in a few moments. Sometimes, there can be a bit of surf at the beach landing, or you might be paddling through some waves. Other days are glassy and calm, you just never know what you get, and conditions can change rapidly out here. We do cancel for winds above 10 knots (20 km/h) and seas over 1.6 feet if we see this coming on the forecast. We do not usually cancel for rain.
What is the access road like?
After checking in at our office, most guests will drive in their own vehicle to the put-in spot, which is located about 27 km from Advocate Harbour. Part of this route is on gravel which is not recommended for motorcycles and sports cars with very little clearance. RVs are fine depending on the size. Please check in with us well beforehand if in doubt.
I have no experience. Is it safe to go out in your waters?
Can my children come along?
It depends on how confident your children are on the water. Most kids just love kayaking. If they are too small to paddle, they can share a double with the strongest parent. The parent must be reasonably fit as they will be paddling the large double by themselves if the child is too young to help. The recommended age for children on our day tour and overnight tours starts at around 12. The minimum age is 6 if the family is very outdoorsy and the seas are calm.
Are we too old to go?
Can I paddle a single kayak, or are there only doubles?
Are we in good enough shape?
Can I bring my dog?
What happens if I tip over?
Can I bring my own kayak?
I can't swim, is it OK to be in a kayak?
How long have you been doing this?
Do you have any rentals?
Will we see whales if we go?
What should I bring and wear on the tour?
Is there any public transportation I can take to get to the tour?
Unfortunately, there is no public transportation out here, and you will need your own vehicle to get to the launch site. If you are on motorcycles and don’t want to ride them on gravel, please give us advanced notice so that we can arrange to give you a ride from our office to the launch site. Sometimes, car rentals are hard to come by, and you could consider alternative car sharing apps such as Turo.