Life Under the Bay

Family Ocean Floor Tour

About the Adventure

Take your family on an ocean floor adventure – kids (and adults) will have a blast! Explore tide pools, find live sea creatures like hermit crabs and periwinkles and learn all about life under the bay with games and facts. Discover wonderful creatures and exciting ocean life hiding under the Bay of Fundy – home of the world’s highest tides!

Pack up your favorite picnic lunch and meet us at Burntcoat Head Park. As the tide retreats, uncovering the ocean floor, our adventure will begin. Have questions? We can help! Call us at 902-369-2529 or email

Cost per Person

$39.00 per child. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (no charge for accompanying adults)

Tours Include

  • Fun and interactive guided tour and ocean floor scavenger hunt. Perfect for kids ages 5 – 10 and their guardians (at least 1 guardian is required for every 4 children)
  • Waterproof picnic blanket (one per family) is provided
  • When the tour wraps up at the lighthouse all the kids are treated to a snack and a gift.
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of your tour. Tours are approximately 2 hours long.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Sturdy shoes or boots that are washable or waterproof are recommended for the uneven and sometimes slippery terrain. A foot wash is available at the top of the stairs after the tour but be aware that the Bay of Fundy mud may stain some fabrics.
  • It’s often cooler on the ocean floor so a sweater or all-weather coat may be handy.
  • We also recommend a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Tours run rain or shine. Please come prepared for all types of weather. Tours will be cancelled in the case of thunder and lightning or other extreme conditions. Cancellations will also be posted to our Facebook page.

Cancellation Policy

The Municipality of East Hants will issue a full refund to participants if notice of the request to withdraw from the tour is received a minimum of 48 hours prior to the start of the tour. The request to withdraw must be made via email, in person, or by phone. No refunds are issued for withdrawal requests issued with less than 48 hours’ notice. In the event that a tour is canceled by the Municipality of East Hants, all pre-paid participants will receive full refunds.


Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash while in the park and on the ocean floor.

Adventure Gallery

Tidal Reveal – Guided Ocean Floor Tours

Explore the ocean floor at low tide. This guided tour of the ocean brings you face to face with life under the world’s highest tides. Listen to local tales and learn the influence of the people on this landscape.