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Island Quest Marine

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Left of Market Wharf 205 Water St, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1B3, Canada
+1 506-529-9885
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Great tour

We were lucky to get in on a tour as they had not been out in a couple days due to weather and only... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Dave N
Nanaimo, Canada
via mobile
Overall trip was good, but management was unsettling

I have to apologize for such a late review. I am just trying to catch up on some things that I have... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
Top S
Kingston, 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 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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  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
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Left of Market Wharf 205 Water St, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1B3, Canada
+1 506-529-9885
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get in on a tour as they had not been out in a couple days due to weather and only a couple times since it was the start of the season. This was our 4th different trip out during our 3...More

2  Thank Dave N
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have to apologize for such a late review. I am just trying to catch up on some things that I have put on the back-burner. First of all, I spent two weeks in the beautiful St. Andrews with my wife in Late July and...More

7  Thank Top S
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The staff, boat and commentary are excellent. A little slower than the Zodiak but an excellent relaxing trip with a well informed crew. Lots of co-operation between the boats to find whales and a knowledgeable crew.

2  Thank RoyalWestmoreland
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We realized a childhood dream on that sunny afternoon when we sailed to the bay of Fundy. Not only did we get to see whales up close, but they were North Atlantic ''right'' whales, very rare as there are now only a few hundreds specimen...More

3  Thank Abcynthe
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were very fortunate to see 4 finback whales. They put on a good "show" and the captain did a great job of staying close without crowding the whales. We also got to see some seals on the way out. Island Quest is very organized...More

2  Thank infolific
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Island Quest is one of the best tours. The Captain (Chris) and the two biological on board were very informative about the whales we seen. Nicole and Dean, the biologist on board, were very kind, hard working, smart, and dedicated to making sure everybody learned...More

2  Thank lovnthebeach
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Took a large group of people for a whale watching cruise. The crew and captain told us a lot about the area and various points of interest. The people make a big difference with this company...knowledgeable, friendly, locals who know what they are doing. Once...More

2  Thank GNETT36
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This had to be one of our best whale watching adventures ever , my sister and I have been going to Saint Andrews for our sister week for 10 years and have been other whale watching boats , the Island Quest Marine was the most...More

2  Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was a great whale watching experience. Left the dock at 1:30pm, returned at 4:30pm. Island Quest is a local, family owned and operated business. The captain is the father with on board marine biologist daughter and guide. They were patient and very informative. Cameras...More

2  Thank John P
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The island quest marine company is the most professional whale watching tour we have been on. From the moment we called, Nicole was pleasant and professional. On board the entire crew was so helpful and knowledgeable. They put everyone at ease. The weather was amazing...More

1  Thank Karen C
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Rebekah M
12 July 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
10 August 2015|
Response from Questbest | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your inquiry! Reservations are highly recommended and don't cost anything. Please give us a call at 1-888-252-9111 and we can help with any questions and reservation inquiries. We look forward to... More