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Rafting with River Runners: A truly
unique experience
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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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What We Provide

We offer both a 2 hour and a 4  hour ride on the tide. Your adventure begins when you board our Zodiacs with the anticipation of the Tidal Bore, the first wave of the incoming tidal surge. This bore may reach 1-10 feet in height depending on tidal and channel conditions. Our skilled guides ride the crest of this wave for approximately 1/2 mile up river. The passing of the famous “Tidal Bore” signals the start of natural sand rapids which cover huge expanses of sand bars along a 10 mile stretch of the Shubenacadie River. Our larger, quieter motors allow for more passes through each set of these rapids. Following this exhilarating adventure you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of this fascinating area during the cruise back to home base . Our knowledgeable guides will answer any questions you may have.

We provide personal flotation devices (PFD’s) and rain suits for cool days.

What River Runners provide
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Safe & Reliable

Shubenacadie River Runners are committed to providing a safe, exciting, and high quality trip equipped with all necessary safety gear. We pride ourselves on providing the best maintains quality of all gear and equipment ensure your safety while visiting us on the river.
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Choosing Shubenacadie River Runners will ensure you an unforgettable experience with well-maintained equipment and knowledgeable tour guides. Once again thank you for inquiring about Shubenacadie River Runners. We look forward to providing you with your “Ultimate experience” this season.

Happy Customers

  • star rating  I thoroughly enjoyed the rafting trip through Browns Canyon, the views were spectacular. Really enjoyed the rapids and the comradery that helped us make it down the river. I would... read more

    BigKevinSky
    September 14, 2022

    star rating  Did the half day trip in the afternoon. Mid-July, but the weather was overcast, so it was nice. We had an awesome guide named Daniel. He kept us right on... read more

    marywO7981RO
    July 27, 2022

    star rating  We did the half day Bighorn river and had so much fun we returned for the Royal Gorge half day the following day. Preston was our guide and was... read more

    Raftingfam77
    July 29, 2022
  • star rating  Great trip!!! Our family had sooo much fun! Our Guide Preston was floating awesome! Strongly recommend river runners!

    E1822VBrebeccaf
    July 27, 2022

    star rating  This was one of the few rafting outfitters still open the weekend we were there. Our guide, Dan was a lot of fun too and knew the river really well.... read more

    ridgerunner77
    September 20, 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

    elizabethsI5990YR
    August 30, 2022