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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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Right Whales and Finback

The crew was very friendly and gave us lots great information about the whales, the history of the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Tina H
via mobile
Whale watching

We had beautiful weather. Not too crowded. Very informative staff. Nice boat. About a 3 hour tour... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Port Hope, 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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  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 28 August 2016 via mobile

The crew was very friendly and gave us lots great information about the whales, the history of the area and current happenings. They were so receptive to questions. And had a small "touch tank" of creatures on the way back. Plenty of space, not overcrowded....More

1  Thank Tina H
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We had beautiful weather. Not too crowded. Very informative staff. Nice boat. About a 3 hour tour of the area, ocean and whale watching. Breathtaking views. Seen seals, porpoise's and whales. Exciting. Served snacks on the way back. Absolutely amazing.

1  Thank Vicbeyette
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We enjoyed our trip very much, we have already and will continue to recommend this company to everyone! Staff was great and we ha e seen many whales)))

1  Thank Veronique B
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour thoroughly, the guides Dean and Nicole were excellent (very knowledgeable and friendly). On the tour we saw some eagles, seals, purpoise and finback whales. What an experience! However, I'm giving this company a low rating because of the office staff. One lady,...More

6  Thank MaritimeGirl88
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time whale watching today! Dean, the biologist on board, was super knowledgeable, kind, hard working, smart, and dedicated to making sure everybody learned all of the information! Had a great time speaking with him and learning many interesting facts.

3  Thank Ilana10Bill
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We booked our experience about a week in advance and chose the 1:30pm option. I recommend calling to reserve a spot, and if you mention that you saw them online you'll get a small discount. It was very easy to find and you can park...More

1  Thank bluefave
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The staff were very friendly funny and knowledgeable about everything and everywheres they took us would definitely recommend island quest to anyone looking to have a fun time out on the water while seeing many whales porpuses and seals

1  Thank Josie9002
Reviewed 19 August 2016

While the crew on board was knowledgeable, we only saw one minke on our trip. That was not our issue- crew has no control over the whales. Our real issue was the owner, Caroline, over markets the trip. She and her staff way upped our...More

4  Thank Terrip620
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent team took us whale watching. Very informative, helpful, and attentive. Clean facilities, and did a fantastic job finding the whales as well as pointing out many sightseeing points of interest. I would travel with this outfit again.

2  Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The whale watching tour was great! The marine biologist on board was full of knowledge and they really took the time to find the whales observe there patterns and follow them. The weather was fantastic, we saw seals, soaring Eagles and the site itself was...More

2  Thank nc80
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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