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Saint John Reversing Falls Slack Times 2017

Bay of Fundy Cruising Saint John River

  2018 Transit times are here Here is an easy reference for determining when the approximate time is for slack tide at Reversing Falls on the Saint John River. Slack time provides an approximately 20 minute window for traversing the passage. These times are based on: Low slack, add 3 hours and 50 minutes to low tide High slack, add 2 hours and 25 minutes to high tide The source tide data is from Fisheries and Oceans: http://tides.gc.ca/eng/station?sid=65  Transit times are current local time with DST applied. You can download an offline copy of this spreadsheet here.   Actual times will...

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Saint John Reversing Falls

Bay of Fundy Cruising Saint John River

Saint John Reversing Falls

For those of us that don't have a lot of experience going through a significant water feature, like the Reversing Falls, it can be daunting. The first time I went through the Falls I thought I was going to vomit in anticipation! It really isn't that bad though. Once you have done it a couple of times it will be one of least concerning parts of your journey. Introduction The Reversing Falls result from the 14' difference in water level between the St. John River and the Bay of Fundy. (28' in total change)   Twice per tide cycle the...

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