As we re-open and move forward from COVID-19 our tour schedule will continue to grow and change. For the coming season we will be offering our Gardens Explorer Tour, this is two hours is duration and covers the southern half of the Bay of Fires coastline. It is our most popular tour year round and offers passengers the best chance of conducting a tour as it is less weather dependent and requires fewer passengers to make the tour viable.
Tours will begin operation again on the 6th July, however through until the end of September we will be taking bookings via phone and email, we wont have our online bookings operational. This is to ensure we can offer common sense social distancing for the tours and can seat groups accordingly. Our vessel will be running at 2/3 capacity to better allow for this. Tours will not run during August, this is always our coldest and quietest month and so we have decided to close over this period.
From October onward tours will be available for online bookings, all being well the online booking platform will be back up and running by the end of August to allow guest to book in. Initially we will offer tours 4 days a week, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, with additional tour to be added on a demand basis.
The Gardens Explorer is our most popular tour, covering the southern half of the Bay of Fires, offering a great opportunity to learn about this stunning area. You will cover around 17kms of pristine coastline, the history and natural beauty will be highlighted as we traverse our way north along the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.
All being well our additional tours mentioned below will recommence for the 2021/2022 season.
If you want to explore the Bay of Fires in its entirety, our BAY OF FIRES DISCOVERY tour covers all 28kms of this breathtaking coastline and for a great way to experience the area in as small amount of time, jump on board Infurneaux for the SLOOP ROCK EXPRESS. A thrilling one hour tour, taking in our beautiful beaches, lichen covered boulders and the famous Sloop Rock!
All our tours offer an offshore experience giving you a panoramic view of the coastline, just as the early explorers would have encountered when they first set eyes on our white sandy shores.
Different times of year bring a diverse range of sea life, including Humpback and Southern Right Whales, Dolphins, Fur Seals, Pelicans, Albatross, Pacific Gulls, Shearwaters and Sea Eagles.
The weather and sea conditions can sometime require us to run a shorter tour in place of those scheduled. Whilst we understand this can be disappointing for some passengers, this decision is always made with passenger comfort and safety in mind.
Tidal conditions can also impact our tour schedules, please pay close attention to the departure time when making your booking, as schedules are varied based on the water levels at our dock.
Rest assured, if we can conduct the tour on which you have booked we will do so. Changes are only made when required, however sometimes need to be made at short notice or even mid tour, your understanding is appreciated.