Silversea Luxury Cruises A Saint John, New Brunswick

Saint John, New Brunswick

Like any seaport worth its salt, Saint John is a welcoming place but, more than that, it is fast transforming into a sophisticated urban destination worthy of the increasing number of cruise ships that dock at its revitalized waterfront. Such is the demand that a second cruise terminal opened in 2012, just two years after the first one, and 2013 will see the two-millionth cruise passenger disembark. View more

All the comings and goings over the centuries have exposed Saint Johners to a wide variety of cultures and ideas, creating a characterful Maritime city with a vibrant artistic community. Visitors will discover rich and diverse cultural products in its urban core, including a plethora of art galleries and antiques shops in uptown.Industry and salt air have combined to give parts of Saint John a weather-beaten quality, but you'll also find lovingly restored 19th-century wooden and redbrick homes as well as modern office buildings, hotels, and shops.The natives welcomed the French explorers Samuel de Champlain and Sieur de Monts when they landed here on St. John the Baptist Day in 1604. Then, nearly two centuries later, in May 1783, 3,000 British Loyalists fleeing the aftermath of the American Revolutionary War poured off a fleet of ships to make a home amid the rocks and forests. Two years later the city of Saint John became the first in Canada to be incorporated.Although most of the Loyalists were English, there were some Irish among them. After the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, thousands more Irish workers found their way to Saint John. It was the Irish potato famine of 1845 to 1852, though, that spawned the largest influx of Irish immigrants, and today a 20-foot Celtic cross on Partridge Island at the entrance to St. John Harbour stands as a reminder of the hardships and suffering they endured. Their descendants make Saint John Canada's most Irish city, a fact that's celebrated in grand style each March with a weeklong St. Patrick's celebration.The St. John River, its Reversing Rapids, and Saint John Harbour divide the city into eastern and western districts. The historic downtown area (locally known as "uptown") is on the east side, where an ambitious urban-renewal program started in the early 1980s has transformed the downtown waterfront. Older properties have been converted into trendy restaurants and shops, while glittering new apartment and condo buildings will take full advantage of the spectacular view across the bay. Harbour Passage, a redbrick walking and cycling path with benches and lots of interpretive information, begins downtown at Market Square and winds along the waterfront all the way to the Reversing Rapids. A shuttle boat between Market Square and the falls means you have to walk only one way. On the lower west side, painted-wood homes with flat roofs—characteristic of Atlantic Canadian seaports—slope to the harbor. Industrial activity is prominent on the west side, which has stately older homes on huge lots.Regardless of the weather, Saint John is a delightful city to explore, as so many of its key downtown attractions are linked by enclosed overhead pedways known as the "Inside Connection."

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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Excursões em Saint John, New Brunswick

A Day in the Life of a Lobster Fisherman

Experience a day in the life of a lobster fisherman during this picturesque, half-day lobstering and Old City Market excursion.


Saint John, Short Walk to the Floating Wharf, Sightseeing Cruise with Lobsterman Captain Craig

Depart the pier with Captain Craig, a 4th-generation New Brunswick lobster fisherman, for the short walk to the floating wharf. Upon arrival, embark a comfortable sightseeing boat and learn about what it's like to be a lobster fisherman in New Brunswick.


Learn about and Participate in Lobstering Activities

Share Craig's experiences as you smell the salt air, feel the ocean breeze against your face and immerse yourself in this interactive experience. From trying your hand at hauling a trap to tying a buoy, enjoy an opportunity to participate in many aspects of lobster fishing whilst Captain Craig offers an insider's perspective on this fascinating industry.


Old City Market, Lobster Roll

Following your time on the boat, Captain Craig walks with you to the Old City Market to try a delicious lobster roll. Your tour ends here; you may walk back to the pier with Captain Craig, or opt to remain in town for shopping and/or further exploration, and return to the ship on your own.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about one kilometre), with a short, steep hill, a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 60 steps at the boat wharf. This tour is not suitable for guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a light sweater or jacket from the ship. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Accessible Saint John City Sights

This tour uses an accessible mini-coach equipped with a motorized wheelchair lift, and is designed for guests with mobility challenges and their companions to see the highlights of Saint John.


After boarding your accessible mini-coach at the pier, depart on a tour to see the highlights of Saint John. As your guide takes you past prominent landmarks and historic buildings, you will be introduced to the many fascinating personalities and events that shaped Saint John, Canada's oldest incorporated city.


Your first stop is at Wolastoq Park, a great place to survey the harbor. Next, stop to view the famous Reversing Falls Rapids at Fallsview Park, touted as the sight no one should miss on a visit to Saint John. From the bluffs, your guide will explain that twice daily the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy rise faster than the river can empty. When this happens, the mighty tides push the river water upstream, causing the rapids to run in the opposite direction and the Saint John River to flow backwards.


Continuing on, a short stop at the Old City Market allows you time to explore the old market and chat with the vendors before boarding your mini-coach and returning to the ship.


Please note: This requires minimal activity and is suited for guests utilizing wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. The accessible Handi-Bus has a motorized lift that can accommodate up to 700 pounds (90 kg /14 stones) combined weight including a wheelchair or scooter. The lift is 33.5" (85 cm) wide 72" (182 cm) tall and 60" (152 cm) long. The van can carry 3 wheelchairs plus eight walk-on guests.

Foodie Walking Tour & Old City Market

Experience the sights, sounds, and flavours of the Old City Market and Saint John during this fun-filled, half-day foodie excursion.


Saint John City, Java Moose, Locally-Brewed Coffee, BeaverTails, Fried Dough Pastry

Depart the pier for the short drive to Saint John City. Your tour, designed for foodies by foodies, begins with a guided walking tour through the heart of the city. Your first stop is at Java Moose for a cup of locally-brewed coffee, followed by a visit to BeaverTails, a Canadian-based chain of pastry stands renowned for its fried dough pastries, individually hand-stretched to resemble beaver's tails. Upon arrival, sample one of these iconic treats with maple butter.


Saint John City Market, Guided Walking Tour

Continue walking up King Street the colourful Saint John City Market, the oldest city market in Canada. An icon of Saint John and a favourite among visitors and locals alike, this hotspot for delicious, local food brings to life the city's illustrious history, vibrant culture and remarkable cuisine. Upon arrival, take a guided stroll through the market. Learn about the market's history, and how it has served as the heart of the community, whilst standing by its original wrought-iron gates.


Visit Local Shops and Restaurants, Sample Local Specialities and Libations

Next, visit a shopkeeper and fishmonger, both of whom offer samples of local fare; from dulse (seaweed) and maple syrup to a lobster roll slider, smoked salmon other delicacies from the nearby Bay of Fundy. From here, walk through the Foodie District en route to Pomodori Pizza to sample a unique thin crust pizza with a local flair. Your final stop is at Five and Dime, a local establishment with connections to the Great Fire of 1877. Enjoy a delicious cupcake made from lemon and wild blueberries whilst sipping on a glass of wine, and relaxing after a delightful and engaging walk through uptown Saint John. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about one kilometre), with a short, steep hill and a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with food allergies, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a light sweater or jacket from the ship. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Fundy's Irving Nature Park Hike

Irving Nature Park is a haven of winding roads, nature trails, and rugged coastline teeming with wildlife and harbor seals. Follow your expert guide on an approximate 1.5 mile nature walk on this 600-acre park which is habitat to over 250 migratory and marine birds. Enjoy a 15-minute photo stop at the famous Reversing Falls Rapids, touted as the sight no one should miss on a visit to Saint John.


Fallsview Park

Board an air-conditioned mini-coach for a quick transfer to Fallsview Park. On your way there, your guide will elaborate on the city's history and give you an overview of the area. Enjoy a 15-minute photo stop at the famous Reversing Falls Rapids, touted as the sight no one should miss on a visit to Saint John.


Irving Nature Park

Next arrive at the Irving Nature Park. The park is a haven of winding roads, nature trails, and rugged coastline teeming with wildlife and harbor seals. Follow your expert guide on an approximate 1.5 mile (2.5 kilometre) nature walk on this 600-acre 2.4 square kilometres) park which is habitat to over 250 migratory and marine birds. The park is a traditional staging site on migratory flight paths between the Arctic and South America. It is also home to numerous harbor seals and features nature trails, lookouts and interpretive sites, including a walk along the shoreline to hear about the rich inter-tidal life.


Conclude your time exploring this amazing eco-system before your short return drive to the pier.


Please note: This requires an extensive amount of walking over approximately 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) over uneven terrain with small inclines. This tour is not recommended to guests under the age of 12. It is not suitable for guests who utilise wheelchairs or those with limited mobility. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes and a lightweight jacket are recommended. The sighting of wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

Saint John Highlights

Discover close to four hundred years of history in the heart of Canada's oldest incorporated city and experience a delightful blend of past and present. Saint John's history is evident in its weather-worn look, passing the tests of salt air, sea winds and a devastating fire.


Board an air-conditioned motor coach and your guide will take you through the historic district, to see the remarkable Victorian architecture lovingly preserved in homes, churches, and commercial buildings past prominent landmarks and historic buildings.


Reversing Falls

Visit Fallsview Park for a photo opportunity, the best vantage point to see the famous Reversing Falls Rapids, where the mighty Bay of Fundy causes the Saint John River to reverse direction and flow upstream.


Carleton Martello Tower

Continue to the Carleton Martello Tower, one of the 16 constructed in Canada during the early years of the 19th century, and hear of its rich military history. Visit the interpretation centre to learn about the history of the tower. Enjoy a hands-on interpretation in costume with artefacts as well as a brief gun rifle demonstration.


Old City Market

Next explore the Old City Market, a favorite of locals and visitors alike, where you'll experience the vibrant sights and sounds, chat with the local vendors and perhaps shop a little during the approximate 20-minute leisure time.


Re-board your motor coach and continue sightseeing, taking a scenic route through the streets of Saint John, on your way back to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking. Guests utilising a wheelchair must be able to transfer from the chair to the coach and wheelchair must be collapsible. The Carleton Martello Tower is under renovation in 2019, therefore an outside visit of the tower is only possible. Warm, layered clothing is recommended as this tour operates in all weather conditions. The tide schedule varies, so the order of the sites may be reversed.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Saint John at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Guides are English-speaking only. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Saint John at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your Driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Guides are English-speaking only. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Saint John at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 5 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Guides are English-speaking only. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Saint John at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private SUV. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your Driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned SUV and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 4 guests per SUV. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Guides are English-speaking only. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

St. Martins & the Bay of Fundy

Experience the coastal splendour and history of St. Martins and the Bay of Fundy during this picturesque sightseeing excursion.


Fallsview Park and Bay of Fundy

Depart the pier for the scenic drive to Fallsview Park, where the mighty Saint John River meets the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy, thus creating the renowned Reversing Rapids. The Bay of Fundy is an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, UNESCO's conservation and sustainable development arm for areas that have terrestrial and coastal marine ecosystems. Tides in the Bay of Fundy rise-and-fall up to 50 feet (15 metres) a day. From the bluffs, your guide explains how the powerful tides rise faster than the Saint John River empties, forcing the river to flow upstream twice daily.


Shore Road and St. Martins Village

Next, re-board your coach and drive along Shore Road en route to a visit to the picturesque fishing village of St. Martins. This 200-year-old village features twin covered bridges, a small harbour and lighthouse, favourite subjects for photographers and painters. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the harbour, chat with the local artisans, browse for souvenirs, visit the lighthouse, and/or stroll the quaint gardens nestled between the covered bridges.


St. Martins Sea Caves, Beach and Lunch

Your tour continues with a short drive to St. Martins Sea Caves and Beach. Over time, waves have carved caves out of the cliffs. Together with your guide, comb the rocky beach for 'wish rocks', catch a glimpse of the sea caves under the cliffs, and take a closer look at these unique caverns (tide permitting). From here, proceed to the Caves restaurant for a light lunch before re-boarding your coach and commencing the approximately one-hour drive back to the Saint John City Market.


Saint John City Market

Next explore the Old City Market, a favourite of locals and visitors alike, where you will experience the vibrant sights and sounds, chat with the local vendors and perhaps shop a little during your free time of approximately 20 minutes.


Lastly visit Fallsview park to experience a different tidal change from your morning visit before reboarding your vehicle for the short return drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing for approximately 0.25 miles (0.4 kilometres), at times over uneven and rocky surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and some optional steps to access the low landing at Fallsview Park. Walking on the beach and inside the Sea Caves is over very rocky terrain, and at your discretion. The interior of the Sea Caves is only accessible at low tide, but can be viewed from the beach during high tide. The tidal cycle is not guaranteed. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to dress comfortably in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection from the ship.

Trolley Round Saint John

Tour Saint John on a San Francisco-style motorized trolley, similar to the century-old streetcars and enjoy the narrative by your driver-guide as Saint John history comes to life.


Reversing Falls Rapids

Discover Saint John's charm and learn about the personalities and events that have contributed to its fascinating history. Visit the Reversing Falls Rapids, where the mighty Bay of Fundy causes the Saint John River to reverse direction and flow upstream.


Fort Howe lookout

View the port of Saint John and your cruise ship against the beauty of the Bay of Fundy from Fort Howe lookout. Discover 400 years of history in the heart of Canada's oldest incorporated city and experience a delightful blend of past and present.


Old City Market

Your tour ends at the Old City Market, in the heart of Saint John. Disembark and explore at your leisure, as you are within a three block radius of Saint John's top attractions. If you wish, you may stay on your trolley to return to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves minimal walking at guests' discretion at the Old City Market. It is not recommended for guests who utilise a wheelchair or guests with limited mobility as there is no space on the trolley to store wheelchairs or walkers. Warm, layered clothing and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.