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Island Quest Marine

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Showing off the beauty of New Brunswick

We went whale watching with a couple visiting from Ontario and a 4 month old baby and had a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Saint John, Canada
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Great whale watching with people who know what they are doing

The first date we booked did not have good weather, so Island Quest went out of their way to reach... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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For whale watching Island Quest Marine delivers a true Bay of Fundy whale & wildlife adventure. Explore the Bay of Fundy tides aboard our custom-built cruiser, the 13.41-m (44 ft.) M/V Island Quest. Enjoy comfort and speed along with the experience...more
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Left of Market Wharf 205 Water St, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went whale watching with a couple visiting from Ontario and a 4 month old baby and had a fabulous time. To quote my guests “exceeded expectations” The boat was very comfortable and the crew were helpful knowledgeable and very friendly. We saw lots of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The first date we booked did not have good weather, so Island Quest went out of their way to reach me, and let me know the sailing for that afternoon was cancelled. Then they went beyond the call of duty in booking a new date...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second excursion on the Island Quest. First time with some of the grandchildren and this time just ourselves. We had the pleasure of seeing whales and other marine life both times. The staff on board are very knowledgeable ( university students) and...More

1  Thank anne m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice people, knowledgeable. When they say bring a jacket pay attention. You can get wet and when the boat is moving it’s cold.

Thank Ginny00
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great day, calm water and whales, whales, whales. Reservations are definitely required and dress for the day as it can get chilly but not on this day. The captain and crew were very knowledgeable of the area and what we could expect....More

1  Thank Dale L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not sure if I can add to any of the other raving reviews, but this was such an all around great experience. Smooth ride, whales everywhere, informative staff and plenty to do and see throughout. On the way out, information about the area,...More

1  Thank karajohnsonsmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got a special treat and headed out a little further to see the Humpback's and were not disappointed. The entire staff was great, from start to finish. They accommodated my elderly grandmother is such a classy fashion. The trip was fantastic. We'd all highly...More

1  Thank Alex d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend you make reservations or you may not get a seat. We had to travel a distance out but the ride out was relaxing. Everyone was getting excited seeing the porpoises on the ride out. We finally reached the area where the whales had been...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We took this whale watching tour with 2 adults, 2 children, ages 4 and 8, and 2 grandparents, just a stop on our road trip from Toronto to PEI. The boat was ideal for all ages with a covered section and a section up top...More

Thank 409glennw
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Just a darn fine cruise. Captain was on the quiet side but professional; crew were friendly and informative. Took the 5 pm cruise, which may have been fortuitous. Full passenger complement of 45, but a lot of them were older and easily tossed overboard for...More

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Rebekah M
July 12, 2017|
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Response from Questbest | Property representative |
Thanks so much for the question. You are not required to wear lifejackets though we have enough for everyone and we will do a full safety briefing on our life saving gear before we even leave the wharf. Hope this answers... More