The best way to experience the Reversing Fall Rapids is from the water, and with this sightseeing cruise on the St. John River you can get up close to feel the tug of the highest tides in the world. Learn about the area’s 450 years of geology and feel the power of the Bay of Fundy tides while you admire the water color and rock orientation affected by the shifting currents.
Visit the rapids where the Bay of Fundy meets St. John River by boat
On-board narration to learn about the unique Reversing Fall Rapids
See swirling whirlpools and reversing tides from the water
A small-group tour for a more personalized experience
Fully Narrated Ride
Meeting And Pickup
55 Water St
55 Water St, Saint John, NB E2L 0B1, Canada
Our meeting point is at Pugsley Wharf in Historic Uptown
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
This excursion is a 5 minute or less walk from the cruise ship.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 22 reviews
Scam. Ripped off
Mistie_B, Sep 2022
This was a scam. There was no tour operator at the designated meeting location. They were sending messages right up till the moment acting like they would be there and having us confirm. Locals told us that they hadn’t see anyone operating anything like this at this location for at least a year. I hope we can get our money back.
This boat ride is a Must!
Pamda, Oct 2019
Captain Andre and his crew were fabulous. This was one of the highlights of our cruise from Quebec to Boston. Seeing the reversing rapids was on my husband's bucket list and boy did we see them! Up close and personal! This boat ride is a must for everyone. Don't miss it, you won't be sorry!
A highly personal tour of the very exciting rapids
mewjsw, Oct 2019
The boat ride to the rapids brought us whirlpools and cascades of water, where the Bay of Fundy (with the incredible tidal range) meets the mighty St John River. We were the only two for that hour’s ride, and they took us out anyway instead of insisting on waiting for more customers. Captain Andre took us right up to the wild water, but it was not the sort of ride where you get wet, and he skillfully avoided splashing us.
Richard_M, Oct 2019
Both the view of the power of the Rapids and the people were great! Highly recommend. They were accommodating to our request for a data and time change.
Stephanie J, Oct 2019
This was an AMAZING time. Literally the ONLY way to see the reversing falls if you ask me. I'd only like to point out that the dock is actually at the parking lot where the cruise boat docks. Not 1/2 mile down the road where it states the physical address is. Look for the wind banners as soon as you depart!
Fred_J, Sep 2019
This was the absolute best and most exciting way to experience the Rapids.The Captain was a hoot but
we always felt safe with him at the helm. This tour is something to write home about!
An exhilarating experience
Carol_H, Sep 2019
This was a wonderful experience. The reversing tides at St. John do not occur anywhere else. This tour takes you right into the swirling tides. The boat driver has lots of interesting information. This excursion is a 5 minute or less walk from the cruise ship. I recommend this totally for a thrilling and exciting experience.
Cool boat ride
Glen_M, Aug 2019
Can't describe how good the captain was he was great and funny the whole experience was fantastic will recommend to others.
Robert_R, Aug 2019
A must do if you want to truly experience the power on the reversing falls rapids. Nothing like being in between multiple whirlpools.
kimjacobs97, Jul 2019
Our parents had done a thrill boat ride a few years ago and we were hoping to do the same! We were sad to find out thrill rides weren't an option anymore but we knew we had to get close to the falls! This tour was perfect and also included a little thrill!! We heard the thrill boats will be coming back again next year through this same company which is great. Andre was the captain and was the same captain my parents had 6 years ago! Such a blast learning about the falls and some local history! Would do it again in a heartbeat!!