Tide Rollers & Mudlarkers Guided Tours… and more!

Guided Tour, June 2022, overlooking the Old Wife Formation Cliffs of Fundy GeoPark Site in Five Islands Provincial Park

Tide Rollers & Mudlarkers is located in Parrsboro, the heart of the Cliffs of Fundy GeoPark. We provide individualized tours (up to six participants) with a focus on exploring the ocean floor and/or photography during low tide with an OCC (Outdoor Council of Canada) certified field leader.

Tours are available on a first book – first serve basis, ultimately depending on tide times. Tidal times vary by location along the shore.

Tours may be scheduled for times ranging 2.5 hours after high tide to 2.5 hours following low tide. Please reserve and book your personalized tour(s) early to avoid disappointment!

New to Hiking? Not sure where to start? Wondering about what equipment you need, what might be a good pair of hiking boots? So many questions and confused by the info found on the internet? We now offer “Hiking 101”, a four-hour session covering clothing choices, footwear for various seasons/situations and how to choose your destinations.
The session includes handouts for future reference and a short hike. $ 50/person
Contact Anna for dates and venue.

Click here to access the CALENDAR and check availability for events and special tours or text 1.306.631.8539 or email to inquire about specific dates and guided tour options.


Contact Anna via email, text or call 1-306-631-8539 to reserve!
Couples or groups (up to 8) $ 39/person
MENU: Fresh lobster, crusty French bread, butter and lemon.
All supplies provided (cooker, pot, plates, tools, cutlery, bibs/napkins).
NS Food Handler certified!


  • Solstice Ocean Floor Tour to Clarke Head at Low Tide with optional bonfire (Duration: 3 – 4 hours)
  • Tea & Crumpets on the Ocean Floor (3 – 4 hours) includes tea, hot chocolate, coffee and nibblies (special diets considered)
  • Sunset or Sunrise Beach Hike; choice of destinations (Duration: 3- 4 hours)
  • Meeting of the Waters Tour at Two Island Beach (video below); this tour is only available on limited dates each month as it is dependent on tide conditions (Duration: 3 hours) Contact Anna prior to your arrival to inquire.
  • Rockhounding Tours (various destinations, please inquire) (Duration is location dependent) – Day rate $ 125 (+ mileage if car is required)
  • Contemplative Forest or Ocean Floor Walk for Photographers (Duration: Client’s choice) – Day rate $ 125 (+ mileage if car is required)
  • Counting Barnacles & Conquering Seaweed Monsters Medicine (Meditation) Walk; (Duration: 3 + hours)

Customize YOUR walk / hike / exploration. Request input or peruse the many options provided in the Hike Destination Index on this website.


What to consider when planning your tour during Spring/Summer/Autumn months:
Please carry water and a small snack. Wearing a hat is recommended. Ensure your footwear is suitable for navigating beaches and backcountry trails. We might cover a variety of terrain ranging from rocks, pebbles, sand and woodland trails with exposed roots and muddy sections. Additional details on how to prepare will be provided upon destination and confirmation of your tour.
For the full and enjoyable experience of the Meeting of the Waters Tour please pack a pair of old runners (which will stay on your feet when wet) or water shoes. The rocky ocean floor is covered with sharp barnacles! Rubber boots or crocs are not suitable for this excursion. (Detailed list available by request)

What to consider when planning your tour during Winter months:
Please carry water and high-energy snacks. Despite the colder temperatures we perspire and will need to rehydrate. Consuming small sips of water frequently is the best way to stay hydrated and alert. Please bring along a backpack with hat, gloves/mittens, extra sweater and a second pair of socks (wool or synthetic). Ensure your footwear has excellent tread for navigating potentially slippery sections and/or rocky terrain. Micro-spikes/snow shoes for back-country hiking may be required depending on the tour destination. Additional details regarding supplies will be provided upon choosing the destination and confirmation of your tour. (Detailed list available by request)

Feedback from Tour Participants:

I was planning a solo trip to the Bay of Fundy for rock picking for several months now. The more the preparation progressed the more I realized the complexity of the different geosites as well as the potential dangers related to high tides. Anna contacted me directly on a rock picking Facebook group and she offered to revise my route and to create a tides chart for me. She scheduled a Zoom with me where we were able to discuss my needs and expectations and make the first connection! From there she came back to me with suggestions in terms of site to visit that would be more aligned with my goals. In the end theses suggestions were the highlights of my trip and I feel so grateful she connected. Because of her, I came back home with the most beautiful and complete Bay of Fundy rocks collection. Anna knows all the best kept secrets of the Bay, she is fun to be around and in pretty good shape. She took into consideration all my needs, my physical limits and saved me a huge amount of time in showing me to the most beautiful « must go » places to find all the amethysts, agates, stilbite, chabazite and much more! Anna thanks for all the great pictures, for sharing your knowledge with me and for the fun time we spent together walking the ocean floor and cliffs you made me feel so safe and special !

Annie-Claude St-Pierre, Montreal

***** ***** *****

Thank you, Anna, for showing me all the wonderful places in our area. I feel safe with you and your knowledge of the tides and how much time we have to enjoy the treasures you take us out, too. Our visiting friends very much enjoyed the ocean walk floor at 5 islands and hearing about the local history of the area. 
Your kind and easy-going nature make touring with you a fun and comfortable experience. You certainly have an eye for beauty and detail! 

Lori Holtz, Parrsboro

***** ***** *****

“Thank you so much for showing me around the Parrsboro area recently. I really enjoyed the tour, your patience and knowledge about the area and its geology. I look forward to another adventure with you soon.”

A. S., Halifax, NS

***** ***** *****

Anna turned our recent, short stay in Parrsboro into a magical experience. We were taken to beautiful, local treasures that we would never have discovered on our own. She is extremely knowledgeable and a delight to spend time with. A must for anyone who wants to see the real Bay of Fundy with someone who has a passion for it.

Bridget Kyriakides, Lunenburg, NS

***** ***** *****
Soley Cove Tour Feedback: It was a fantastic tour…truly breathtaking….if you are anywhere near Parrsboro, I highly recommend booking a tour with Anna…she knows her stuff!! A 5 ⭐️ experience for sure! Thanks again Anna!

Heidi G., Pleasant Street Inn, Parrsboro, NS


Thank you for organizing and leading our wonderful Winter Solstice trek. The hike was fun & beautiful with amazing scenery & excellent company. The hot chocolate & treats provided for all was thoughtful & generous. I am looking forward to another guided tour with you in the near future.

M. Matheson, Parrsboro, NS

***** ***** *****

Had an exceptional time today on a winter solstice hike from Glooscap campground to Clarke Head led by Anna Hergert. Spectacular scenery, great group of people and a very knowledgeable and prepared guide who thought of everything from hot chocolate and baked treats to an insulated blanket for us to sit on. Thanks, Anna!

R. Hoffmann, Parrsboro, NS

***** ***** *****

Anna Hergert is a skilled, conscientious and caring hike leader. She checks out the trail conditions in advance, brings along important supplies, including extra walking poles, sets a comfortable pace and keeps a watchful eye out for everyone. Plus she makes it a fun and sociable experience!

F. Zell, Chicago, Illinois, USA

(last updated March 21st, 2023)