Clarke Head Arch Ocean Floor Tour


Take a guided coastal hiking tour at low tide within the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark to the Clarke Head Arch which dwarfs anyone approaching this natural wonder. Admire breathtaking Bay of Fundy coastline and explore extraordinary prehistoric rock formations, formed more than 200 million years ago when Morocco and Nova Scotia were connected.

Hiking to Clarke Head you’ll see diverse geological history and stunning scenery. Observe mudstone and sandstone overlain by North Mountain Basalt, the Cretaceous fault that showcases steeply tilted Carboniferous rocks appearing thrust over Triassic rocks, and learn to identify marble, limestone, shale, sandstone, conglomerate, and igneous rocks. The compilation of this distinctive coastline offers a colourful array of landscapes and is perfect for contemplative photographers.

This tour is individually and carefully timed around the low tide and its daily fluctuating schedule. Contact us directly to book, based on availability. Please note that a specific tour time will be confirmed upon booking.

Duration: 4 hours

Hike distance (including return): 6 km

Availability: Offered throughout the year on most days during low tide, rain or shine. Tour times are based on the low tide and its daily fluctuating schedule. Ponchos available upon request.

Cost: $180 for 1- 4 participants, $40 extra per person up to a maximum of 6 participants.

Meeting point: The gate/parking area at Glooscap Municipal Campground (a geosite within the Geopark), 1380 Two Islands Road (6km from Parrsboro).

Meeting time: 15 minutes prior to the tour start time, time will be confirmed once your tour is booked.

How to book: Contact us directly by email or phone.

What to wear and bring: Hat, hiking boots or, at a minimum, runners with sturdy tread are a must. Dress in layers to keep the wind/sun out. The weather can be unpredictable. Bring a backpack with drinking water and your preferred snacks. If you would like to take pictures, bring your camera with a fully charged battery.

Cancellation Policy: Advance booking is required; tour times depend on the tides and are different every day. All tours require a minimum of 1 person, max 4. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled tours for a full refund. If your tour is cancelled due to poor conditions, there will be no charge and we will try to rebook your tour.