We invite you to come to Atlantic Canada on a cruise! Many of the world’s cruise lines sail to the Canada / New England region and anchor in the Bay of Fundy for a call on the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick. When they do, Aquila arranges an array of shore excursions for their guests, from day trips to charming fishing villages on the Bay of Fundy to walking on the ocean floor and experiencing the famous Reversing Rapids.
Aquila has been working with cruise lines to provide tours of Saint John and the Bay of Fundy to their guests since 1989. Our tours are designed to engage cruise guests with the spectacular Bay of Fundy, as well as Saint John’s fascinating history and culture. Our tour guides were nominated among the Best in the World by Dream World Cruise Destination Magazine numerous times since 2003 and they have a contagious enthusiasm for Saint John and the Bay of Fundy. We can’t wait to share it with you!
To assist in your cruise planning, the following cruise lines call on the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick, and Aquila is proud to be their primary shore excursion operator!
- Azamara Club Cruises
- Blount Small Ship Adventures
- Carnival Cruise Lines
- Celebrity Cruises
- Crystal Cruises
- Cunard Cruise Line
- Disney Cruise Lines
- Fred Olsen Cruise Line
- Haimark Line
- Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
- Holland America Line
- Norwegian Cruise Lines
- Oceania Cruises
- P&O Cruises
- Phoenix Reisen
- Princess Cruises
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises
- Royal Caribbean International
- Seabourn Cruise Line
- Silversea Cruises
When choosing your cruise, be sure your itinerary includes a chance to anchor in the Bay of Fundy and visit the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick. Explore the wide range of tours being offered in Saint John, from city sightseeing tours to active excursions such as hiking, biking and paddling! As the principal shore excursion operator in Saint John, it’s likely that Aquila will be looking after you on your tour, but please note that you must book your tours directly with your cruise line, and you should sign up early, as the most popular tours sell out quickly!
Cruise to Atlantic Canada and anchor in the Bay of Fundy! Visit www.cruisesaintjohn.com to see which cruise lines call on Saint John and what you can expect from your visit.
For more information on cruising to the Port of Saint John and other ports in Atlantic Canada, visit:
We took the Top 10 Tour with "Maid" Marian as our guide, and Phillip her trusty sidekick driver on Sept. 23. It was a wonderful tour! Saw so much and Marian was so knowledgeable and fun, too. Highly recommend!
Marijane Manley Jerauld
My tour of Saint John, Bay of Fundy, and seeing the Reversing Rapids was topped only by the wonderful Bonnie, our guide. She was a delightful informant, entertainer, and rescuer. (I forgot to watch my clock at Market, and she zipped in, snagged me, and we ran back to the bus... whew, did not miss my ship!) Thanks so much Bonnie, it was a blessing having you as our leader that day.
Marilyn Long Roberts
We took the Hopewell Rocks Tidal Discovery Tour led by Sue Crawford. We had no idea what a treat we were in for. The ride out to the rocks was over two hours, but the time flew by as Sue pointed out all of the highlights and history of the area. She was well informed, enthusiastic and engaging. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her. We were fortunate to arrive at the rocks at low tide and had an excellent experience as Ranger Rick explained the phenomena of the 40 foot rise and fall of the tide as well as what we were looking at on the ocean floor. This experience was by far the highlight of our vacation.
We thoroughly enjoyed Fay and the driver. She made you feel like you had been friends forever and tried really hard to get us to the Reversing Rapids at the right time, although nature didn't cooperate. We enjoyed the light meal at lunch and the opportunity for a little bit of shopping in St. Martin. Would enjoy doing this one again.
Paula Meier Veazie