Ecotourism in the Bay
The Bay of Fundy is one on New Brunswick’s most important natural resources. Tourists from around the world travel each year to communities along the coast to experience the wonders it holds. Some will walk the beaches and explore the coasts. Others will want to go out on the waters, to see whale or seals, or just to float among the islands. Most will stop in the shops along the way, hoping to find that right item that will remind them of their visit.
Tourism and nature conservation go hand-in-hand. If we protect the natural environment, then tourism operators will benefit. Tourism done in a responsible manner will, in turn, help protect the natural environment. Protecting the Bay of Fundy is important to us all, and that is why we would like to introduce you to some of the ecotourism businesses that make the Bay their home.
- Forest Campaigns
- Ocean Campaigns
- Parks Campaigns
- Wildlife Campaigns
“Our goal is to offer you the highest quality sea kayaking experience possible. Our desire is to help you develop a sense of place and make an authentic personal connection to the natural environment.” These words by founder and owner Bruce Smith encompass what Seascape Kayak Tours is all about. Photo by [Learn more]
Harbour porpoise play in the wake left behind the M/V Quoddy Link, the catamaran whale watching vessel out of St. Andrews, NB as it glides across the Passamaquoddy Bay. The deck of this vessel is where Danielle Dion, senior naturalist and marine biologist with Quoddy Link Marine has spent the summer months for almost 20 [Learn more]
Shark Tagging and Conservation in the Bay of FundyThe early morning fog lifts as the sun begins to break through, revealing the coastline of Passamaquoddy Bay. Nicole Leavitt Kennedy has spent most of her life on these waters, her family has made a living off the ocean for as long as she can remember. Her [Learn more]
Baymount Outdoor Adventures is a Canadian owned outdoor adventure company that provides kayaking, hiking, and biking tours in the Bay of Fundy UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. They currently employ 8 full time staff and another 8 to 10 part time employees. Their “Kayak The Rocks Tour” is part of the Canadian Tourism Commission’s “Signature Experience Collection” [Learn more]
Turtle Shore Adventures is an ecotourism business in the beautiful town of Saint Andrews-by-the-Sea. They offer a variety of tours in both English and French, they love teaching their guests something new, and are involved with beach clean ups. Genny Simard, the owner and operator of Turtle Shore Adventures, started her ecotourism business five years [Learn more]