Atlantic Canada

Saint John, NB


Saint John, NB is home to the Bay of Fundy, an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve which has the highest tides in the world. The port of Saint John saw 64 cruise ship calls and 166,616 passengers as well as 63,318 crew members in 2013. Eleven major cruise lines will make 52 vessel calls at Saint John during the 2014 cruise season.

Cruise Season

July to the end of October . Link To Port Schedule.

Time In Destination

8 to 10 hours

Average Onshore Spending

$59 Per Person

Snapshot Of Existing Shore Excursions

  • St. Martins Sea Caves
  • Bay of Fundy Railway
  • Fundy National Park and Fundy Trail
  • Whale & Wildlife Watching
  • Hop-On-Hop-Off Big Pink Bus Sightseeing Tours
  • Stonehammer Geopark
  • Reversing Rapids Zip Line
  • Reversing Rapids Jet Boat Ride
  • Coastal Kayak and Lobster Bake


Opportunities For Indigenous Experiences

Annual cruise numbers to Saint John are significant and offer opportunities for Indigenous entrepreneurs and organizations. The cruise market could be the catalyst for the development of Indigenous tourism experiences in this region. There are various experiences that could be developed for the cruise market:

  • Selling Indigenous arts and crafts specific to the region
  • Cultural guided tours (sightseeing or walking)
  • Eco-adventure tours (e.g. whale-watching) from a First Nations perspective
  • Attractions (museum, cultural centre)


Industry partners that can help develop experiences for cruise lines in your region

Cruise Saint John

Tourism New Brunswick

Alison Aiton – Cruise