St. Martins Sea Caves were formed by the constantly changing with the tide cycle of Fundy Bay, which has the highest tides in the world. The water from all the rivers on earth that flows into all the oceans is actually equal to the amount of water flowing in and out of the Bay of Fundy in a single day.
During high tide, the caves are completely submerged in the clear blue waters of the bay. However, at low tide, this entire landscape transforms into beautiful scenery with these magnificent caves and small streams.
Why You Should Visit St. Martins Sea Caves:
Experience the natural phenomenon of the caves being exposed during low tides and submerged during high tides. Located right on the coast of the Bay of Fundy, the caves themselves provide a unique insight into the geological history of millions of years of erosion on the shores of St. Martins as the tides from the Bay (sometimes reaching 38ft high) roll in and out every six hours.
You can walk on the ocean floor and even go inside the caves for some exploring; it can be a fun family adventure and a great spot to check out with your friends.
The shallow but large cave walls are gorgeous shades of red and you can see water dripping down on the walls. From within the caves, you can see cliffs and the seafloor outside. You can hike up the rocky cliffs or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery around you.
Savour the Sea Caves: An Ocean Floor Culinary Adventure: Indulge in this exclusive opportunity of dining on the ocean floor at low tide offered by Red Rock Adventure. The five courses of locally inspired creations from The Kilted Chef, Alain Bosse, are paired with stories of natural and cultural history during this ocean floor culinary adventure.
When to Visit St. Martins Sea Caves:
What else to do nearby:
There are great restaurants nearby that overlook the bay where they serve delicious and fresh maritime cuisine. You can visit the Caves restaurant where they serve a bowl of their World famous Chowder as you wait out the sea caves to emerge as water drains out during low tides.
If you do visit at the time when the tide is high you can also check the Fundy trail Parkway, which follows the coastline. It a 16 km road with walking trails ranging from .34 km to 2.7 km, from where you can see lush green forests and cliffs along the trail.
There are five well-marked trails as part of Fundy Trail Parkway ranging from easy to extremely difficult. The hikes are made easier for hikers by using boardwalks, gravel and even stairs.
The Fundy Footpath, beginning at the suspension bridge and ending at Fundy National Park is 41 km. It is one of these five trails and because of how strenuous it is, it is only recommended for experienced hikers. It takes approximately 3-4 days to complete and the tides have to be continuously monitored.
How much to visit St. Martins Sea Caves:
St. Martins Sea Caves Admission: You can visit the St. Martins. caves whenever you want as it is free to the public.
If you plan to drive Fundy parkway you have to pay a fee of $6.00 for adults, $4 for children i.e. ages 12 and under and $5.00 for seniors. If you’re with the whole family then the fee is $22.00 plus tax.
How to Get to St. Martins Sea Caves:
Located in the village of St. Martins, the caves are about 3 kms from the village centre.