A word from founder Bruce Smith

“Welcome to Seascape Kayak Tours. This company began as an outgrowth of my passion for paddling, outdoor education and sharing special marine environments with others. I love introducing people to wild places and helping them feel comfortable and reach their potential on the water. Whether you choose to join us for a sunset paddle, a day trip or an extended expedition, you will travel with just a few others, in a safe, sensitive and environmentally sound manner.”

Client Corner Recent Posts

Bay of Fundy paddle with Seascape Kayak ToursJuly 25th, 2013

This is THE not to be missed tour, for experienced and novice paddlers alike.  We spent the day paddling around the islands just off Deer Island, viewing the ever changing panorama, minke whales, bald eagles, harbor porpoises, and grey seals.  Our guides soon became friends as they taught us about the salmon farms, lobster pounds (live storage), and fishing weirs still used today since being developed by the native Indians.  They took us to a quiet cove and served up a great lunch of smoke salmon (not lox), cheese, apples, humus, etc. I want to emphasize that experienced paddlers need to be introduced to Fundy paddling with a guide because the tidal currents are like nowhere else, and the islands that had been your reference at low tide will disappear at high tide.  Safety is a top priority for the Seascape team.  We highly recommend Seascape. – Richard & Lisa Timm, Cornwall, New York

Wow… A Kayak – Camping Trip with Seascape Kayak ToursSeptember 16th, 2012

Hi Bruce,

Thanks so much for the incredible 2 day kayak trip from Deer Island. We were amazed by all the untouched natural beauty we saw. Our kayak trip was a perfect ending to a 10 day vacation starting in St Martins. From hiking along the coast on the Fundy Trail Parkway, to kayaking with seals, whales and porpoises, to camping on a remote beach our visit was amazing. We chose to come to New Brunswick because it is one of the last undeveloped areas along the eastern coast.  We were not disappointed.  You have a piece of paradise in New Brunswick. We plan to tell our friends and family in the United States about the area and to return as soon as we can. Your expertise and knowledge of the area made the experience remarkable. We learned so much about the Bay of Fundy, the people who live and work in the area and about preserving the environment.

Thanks again,

Laurie and Marjie

A Wonderful Marine Mammals Weekend with Seascape Kayak ToursSeptember 16th, 2012

Bruce! Thanks again for the wonderful trip this past weekend! I’m going to try my best to put into words how I feel about the experience, but words seem inadequate to describe the impact of being surrounded by such magnificence!

Once you launch your kayak into the Bay, you leave behind the hustle and bustle of the workaday world, and all the man made deadlines and priorities and enter another realm. A realm of peace and quiet where wild animals live out their lives separate from ours. Suddenly you gain a small measure of perspective…the chaos of man’s life on earth is not all there is. We are not the centre of the universe, nor should we be! As you paddle slowly and quietly out among the Fundy Isles, you open your eyes to the wonder of the tides and the whales, porpoise, seals, bald eagles, myriad seabirds, and plant life that thrive in this ecosystem. It seems incredible that you could live your day-to-day life in the city mostly oblivious to this beauty!

I have gone sea kayaking elsewhere in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec, but as you know, I keep returning to your company on Deer Island. I have not seen anywhere near the diversity or abundance of marine wildlife in the other locations! You share your extensive knowledge of the area, and the environment and inspire me to learn more and to do my part to advocate for action to protect this extremely special and fragile ecosystem. I rave about my experiences paddling with Seascape to any and all who will listen, in the hopes that they too will go out on the water, right in their own ‘backyard’, to have their eyes opened to all that lives there and the vital importance of respecting this habitat. As we discussed, finding ways to bring more children and youth out on the water should continue to be a priority. If they are able to experience this wonder, and to begin to understand the impact our actions are having on the environment, surely some of them will be inspired to live their lives differently.

Sitting at water level in a kayak, listening and watching as whales surface nearby, as pods of porpoise feed, as seals pop up to curiously observe you while a bald eagle soars overhead, changes something deep inside you. It is extraordinary and we need to preserve it! Thank you so much for making it possible for self absorbed city dwellers to have this experience!

Til next time,

Denise C.