Witness the Beauty and Power of Nature

Witness the Beauty and Power of Nature

Ride the ‘Old Sow’ whirlpool with Capt. Ralph — the largest natural whirlpool in the western hemisphere & one of five significant whirlpools worldwide. Situated just west of Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada and northeast of Eastport, Maine, in the Western Passage of Passamaquoddy Bay, the OLD SOW forms in a huge area of fascinating tidal turbulence. The OLD SOW and her ‘piglets’ wander around a bit when active, viewed best on the flood tide, just west and north of the southern tip of Deer Island, NB, Canada. During ebb tide, or outgoing tide, the OLD SOW can be seen further south and is less active.

A white boat is docked in the water.
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Interesting facts about the 'Old Sow" whirlpool

Interesting facts about the 'Old Sow
  1. The Old Sow is one of the largest tidal whirlpools in the Western Hemisphere, located off the coast of Maine in the United States.
  2. It is situated between Deer Island, New Brunswick, and Moose Island, Eastport, Maine, within the Western Passage of the Bay of Fundy.
  3. The whirlpool is caused by the extreme tidal range of the Bay of Fundy, which can reach up to 29 feet in our area, one of the highest in the world.
  4. The Old Sow can reach a diameter of approximately 250 feet during peak tidal conditions.
  5. The Old Sow is part of an intricate marine ecosystem, attracting various marine life due to the nutrient-rich waters brought in by the tides.
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Lorna Doone

A red and white boat with people on it.

$85 Adults
$65 Kids 12 & under
$500 Private Charter
Max of 6 people on the boat


A white boat with the words " water tours tarquin ".

$75 Adults
$55 Kids 12 & under
Max of 28 people on the boat