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Keeping Active on Tours in Canada and New England

When on a cruise, shore excursions can enhance each port of call. Many guests prefer to take a guided tour around the city, and with a wide array of options there’s certainly something for everyone.

Guests looking to see as much of the port as possible from the comforts of a bus can take a city tour, while those looking for a little adventure can chose more active excursions.

Alaska features many tours like dog sledding and glacier trekking; the Caribbean is known for snorkeling, diving, horseback riding and four-wheeling; South America and Europe showcase a good hike through ancient ruins; and guests in Central America can try their hand a ziplining and kayaking. But what about Canada and New England? Guests looking to take an active tour in this pretty part of the world have several to chose from. Here are some highlights.

At Bar Harbor, Maine, sea kayaking offers a unique perspective on Acadia National Park’s natural beauty on the Kayak & Cadillac Mountain tour. After explore through protected waters and looking for harbor seals, osprey, cormorants and bald eagles, the tour visits Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the east coast of the United States.

Guests looking for an active adventure at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, can enjoy Halifax by Bike, a two-hour bike tour of Halifax that gives an up-close view of the city.

Photo provided by tour operator Ambassatours Gray Line.

Photo provided by tour operator Ambassatours Gray Line.

We took a bike tour in Halifax. I had not ridden a bike in years. They let me try out the bike and practice riding before the tour. The bikes were in great condition and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this to everyone. What a fun way to see the city! — a bike tour participant

At Newport, Rhode Island, the Newport Cliff Walk & The Breakers tour takes guests to one of Newports grandest “summer cottages” – the Breakers. And with New England’s rocky shore and crashing surf on one side and Newport’s most extravagant mansions on the other, the cliff walk remains one of the top attractions in Newport.

The Cliff Walk is a stunning public access walkway along the eastern shore of Newport where you can view many opulent homes and the beautiful coastline. Photo by Pam van Donselaar.

The Cliff Walk is a stunning public access walkway along the eastern shore of Newport where you can view many opulent homes and the beautiful coastline. Photo by Pam van Donselaar.

It might sound intimidating, but the Bicycle Adventure to Montmorency Falls at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, is ideal for anyone who is comfortable on a bike. At Montmorency Falls, there’s even time to take an aerial tram ride to the top of the falls and see the spectacular views.

Montmorency Falls. Photo by crew member Jay Antes.

Montmorency Falls. Photo by crew member Jay Antes.

At Saguenay, Canada, the glorious Saguenay Fjord can be explored at eye level on the Saguenay Sea Kayaking tour. Guests take a 1-hour-and-25-minute paddle along Cape Trinity, next to sheer cliffs and sandy beaches. Lucky guests might even encounter lazy seals sunbathing on the rocks or a whale frolicking in the water.

On the one-of-a-kind tour
Horseback Trail Ride & Four-Legged Wisdom
tour at Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, guests head out on the trail and enjoy a relaxed horseback ride through beautiful countryside. The “horse wisdom” session will help guests understand the horse’s response to them and, as result, they will learn more about themselves and their body language.

What types of tours to you like? Are you up for an active adventure? Do you like to kayak or ride a horse? Tell us in the comments below!

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