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About Island Quest Marine
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 of our LOCAL captain's, whose lifetime on the bay makes for a unique and authentic adventure! Cruise past scenic lighthouses, herring weirs and aquaculture sites on the way to the whales' playground. Knowledgeable marine biologists provide interpretation while you spot humpback, finback, minke and North Atlantic right whales, along with seals, porpoises and eagles. Discover the sea creatures in our onboard touch tank, feel samples of whale baleen and indulge in a seafood snack and refreshment on the way back from your ultimate adventure!
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Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

I have always wanted to go on a whale watch. When we got there the trip was booked up but 2 people were a no show so we got to go. The whole crew were wonderful. The captain took us out and the girls were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jan G
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

I can't describe that much in english but we tatoally enjoyed the tour! The staff was friendly and had very good knowledges and we saw lots of whales - great adventure!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Minou E
Reviewed September 22, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank vonja
Reviewed September 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 388howardh
Reviewed September 16, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank anne m
Reviewed September 15, 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ginny00
Reviewed September 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dale L
Reviewed September 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank karajohnsonsmith
Reviewed August 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Alex d
Reviewed August 27, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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