More than a century ago the prosperous Skillen family built the gracious home that is now the Tidal Watch Inn. Their home became the social center of St. Martins where friends and family gathered. This community of shipbuilders became one of the wealthiest communities in the British Empire during the 1800’s as they built and launched over 500 ships to sail the world.
Today the beaches in front of the Tidal Watch Inn are quiet and serene. While the beaches no longer ring with the labour of building great ships, the hospitality remains unchanged. Tidal Watch Inn continues the great tradition of gracious hospitality welcoming guests from all over the world.
The Inn has 15 elegant guest rooms all with private baths. It offers rooms with a range of different amenities and prices from $115 – $225. All room prices include your choice from our breakfast menu.
Guest rooms are housed in three buildings with six in the historic section of the Inn and the remaining nine rooms in newer buildings. Some rooms have whirlpools, fireplaces and balconies. Many rooms have good views of the Bay and the highest tides in the world. A couple of two room suites offer extra space for families traveling with children.
Rooms in the historic building are named after shipbuilding families and rooms in the other two buildings are named after sailing ships built and launched from the beaches of St. Martins during the golden age of sail.
Today the Village of St. Martins is quietly becoming the jewel of the Bay of Fundy. Just 20 minutes from Saint John airport, St. Martins is the gateway to the Fundy Trail, one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Centrally located between Hopewell Rocks , Fundy National Park and St. Andrews, the village of St. Martins and the Tidal Watch Inn are a great place from which to explore New Brunswick’s entire Bay of Fundy Coast.