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River Runners

We will not only take you on a rafting adventure, but will also open your eyes to the Bay of Fundy’s vast history and incredible natural forces.
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A true Nova Scotia Tidal Bore Rafting experience! Join us for a Rafting Tour on the worlds highest tides to experience what the Bay of Fundy has to offer and the wonders of the Shubenacadie River! Our 8 passenger Zodiacs will carry us through some of the largest waves the tide has to offer!


Please arrive at least 1 hour prior to your departure time. Give yourself enough time to get here because the tide waits for no one. When you first arrive on site for your Tidal Bore Rafting adventure, you will check in at the lodge. Each member of your group must sign the waiver (guardians will sign for children under 18 years of age) and then payment will be accepted.About 10 – 15 minutes prior to departure, staff will suit you up with a life jacket and rain gear (if appropriate). Make sure you are wearing shoes with a backing (old sneakers or aqua shoes are great). Once you are geared up, a staff member will greet the tour group and assign drivers.
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Extreme and safe B Tide at River Runners

Extreme Tide

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Mud Sliding

Often times the largest waves on the river! For adventure seekers that are comfortable being tossed around and experiencing everything that the Shubie can throw at you!.

High Tide

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Mud Sliding

Medium to Large waves! The full experience of active waves and playing within the rapids. Great for rafters of all levels!
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Who Are The River Runners?

We are Nova Scotia’s premium tidal rafting operation – located at the mouth of the Shubenacadie River in Maitland, Nova Scotia. We have a breath taking view of the upper Bay of Fundy. We will open your eyes to the Bay of Fundy’s history and incredible natural forces.
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The Shubie River Runners

DID YOU KNOW that once every 206 days we experience what we call “spring tides”? And no, it does not refer to the season! During “spring tides”, we see our highest waves on the Shubenacadie River, some of them reaching up to 16 feet. For this phenomenon to occur, the moon’s position must be at its closest to Earth and the moon and the sun must be perfectly aligned so that their gravitational pull reinforces each other.
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Thank You

Choosing Shubenacadie River Runners will ensure you an unforgettable experience with the best maintained gear and equipment and the most knowledgable guides.
Once again we would like to thank you for inquiring about Shubenacadie River Runners. We look forward to providing you with the ultimate river rafting experience this season.

Happy Customers

  • star rating  Such an incredible morning on the water! This outfit had the friendliest staff and everything ran right on time. Reasonably priced, conveniently located, easy check in... the whole family had... read more

    August 6, 2022

    star rating  Great trip!!! Our family had sooo much fun! Our Guide Preston was floating awesome! Strongly recommend river runners!

    July 27, 2022

    star rating  My second time with River Runners. My first time was three years ago and I forgot how much fun it was! A great trip and the guide Dillon was excellent!

    August 21, 2022
  • star rating  What a great way to have spent my birthday! From start to finish the experience with River Runners was wonderful! Friendly staff especially Noah, our guide, who made sure our... read more

    August 30, 2022

    star rating  First time whitewater rafting and it didn't disappoint. Our guide, Dan K, was in fine form and was great company for the day. Loved the conversation, the rafting, the fun,... read more

    August 24, 2022

    star rating  We have a big family - 5 kids ranging from 9 to is hard to make everyone happy. Everyone had such a great time and even those toughest... read more

    July 31, 2022