A friend and I used this company in September 2012. I have been waiting to cool down about the terrible experience since then but am still seething. After reading the review of a very similar experience to mine, I decided writing a review was the right thing to do. We had heard about the tidal bore for years and it was supposed to be one of the highlights of our trip on the day before going home. There had been several days of rain and the company we intended to use was not operating, we thought because it was late in the season. Tidal Bore Rafting was open and assured us the trip would be exciting. We did not really understand the tidal bore so thought that the location of this company might make a difference. We arrived an hour early for no good reason, desk people were indifferent but no big deal. Then we got on the raft and sat. And sat. And sat. After a few hours, the guide said the ripple that passed a while ago must have been the tidal bore. He said the only other time this had happened was THE DAY BEFORE. The guide was very chummy with one couple, but I had no interest in their chatter. He offered to stop for mud sliding, but we had a drive of several hours so were not interested in that but had to wait while the chummy couple tried it. My friend thought it was not a bad float trip as the water was pretty. But we paid $80 each for an exciting rafting trip. The company knew this was highly unlikely. I complained when we got off the boat, but did not receive even an offer of a t-shirt. Stick to the reputable companies in town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the adventure of a lifetime on the Shubenacadie River and see the Bay of Fundy tides in action. Visit the home of the world's highest tides. Join the Tidal Bore Rafting Resort for our 31st year of tidal bore rafting in Nova Scotia. Our cozy pine & cedar 1, 2, and 5 bedroom cottages are open year round for your enjoyment. Selected as one of the top five rivers in Canada by Lonely Planet, the Shubenacadie River and Tidal Bore Rafting Resort are awesome places to raft, vacation and host a special occasion or corporate meeting. We offer rafting trips and family adventure vacations that are second to none. Enjoy our 180 acres of wilderness seclusion, only an hour from downtown Halifax. Four seasons resort. ... more less