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Rafting with River Runners: A truly
unique experience
Travellers Choice 2022 Travelers Choice

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  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!

    5joeking
    August 21, 2022

    star rating  The guides were great!. Funny and kept the kids involved teaching them how to work as a team and paddle.

    O6520EOkeithc
    August 1, 2022

    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

    U4812LYbrandim
    August 6, 2022
  • star rating  We did the full day - morning was Big Horn Sheep Canyon and the afternoon was the royal gorge. We had a blast. Our guide was Luke and... read more

    julierJ8679WC
    July 30, 2022

    star rating  My family of 5 did the full day Royal Gorge whitewater rafting trip and it was amazing!!! Our guide Luke was absolutely great!!!! The staff were flexible and accommodating as... read more

    H2158NItarah
    July 29, 2022

    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