Wa'so'q (Partridge Island) - Bubbling Tides

Guided walking beach tours will return in Spring 2023.


FREE – $15.00 per booking



Thursdays through Sundays in the Summer, as often as the tides permit.

About this experience

Join expert guides from the Fundy Geological Museum for a guided walking tour of the enchanting Wa'so'q (Partridge Island). As you walk along the breezy beach, learn the early history of Parrsboro and the historic Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum while taking in the scenery. Tours are timed to coincide with the "bubbling tide" phenomena, the only known event of its kind in the world. You will have opportunities to identify many varieties of rocks and mineral beneath your feet with the help of your guide - with a little luck, you may spot a sparkling gem! This is a great family activity.

Please note:
All participants and guests are responsible for travel to and from the Fundy Geological Museum to the beach sites.  Pre-booked guests must arrive at the museum 15 minutes prior to start time, or your your reservation is void. Sturdy footwear is required. This is a rocky beach with moderate to challenging walking surfaces. Bring water and sunscreen, and dress for weather conditions as it is usually cooler along the coast.

Driving Distance: 4km
Hiking Distance: 1km
Tour Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: $15 per person. Children under 12 Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

During our high-volume summer season, we highly recommend reserving your spot on this tour by clicking Book Now. Our front desk staff will be happy to assist with payment when you arrive. Please arrive at the museum 15 minutes prior to start time. 

Cancellation Policy: When weather or other circumstances result in museum staff canceling an event, full registration fees will be returned. Deposits will not be returned if participants cancel less than 7 days in advance.

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The Fundy Geological Museum is the world centre for experiencing geological history interpreted from the unique features of Nova Scotia’s Fundy region. It is operated by the Cumberland Geological Society as part of the Nova Scotia Museum.