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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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Incredible experience!!

The whale watching tour was great! The marine biologist on board was full of knowledge and they... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
via mobile

Absolutely amazing. Ladies went whale watching on the most beautiful day ever and the men went... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
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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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Left of Market Wharf 205 Water St, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1B3, Canada
+1 506-529-9885
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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
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Absolutely amazing. Ladies went whale watching on the most beautiful day ever and the men went sports fishing. The staff on both excursions were so amazing and you can tell that they love what they do. They were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, learned so many...More

2  Thank tjpoulakos
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Our whale watching trip was a family delight. The crew was knowledgable and assisted us with our many questions. If we lived close by we would go out with this crew once a month. Well worth the money.

2  Thank Travelgal33480
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Captain Ryan and crew were fabulous! Great family trip! We spotted minke and finback whales, seals, porpoises and bald eagles. We learned about sea creatures (onboard small touch tank) and the history of the area. Overall a terrific experience.

2  Thank Beachlover918
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great friendly staff; captain was wonderful and let our children steer the boat on the way back which they loved. Would recommend checking the tides before you book as we went in the morning and saw a lot of whales and we were able to...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Set out yesterday on a beautiful afternoon with three teenage girls. The captain and crew were great and very hospitable. During out trip, we saw several porpoises, eagles, a group of harbour seals basking in the sun, and one minke whale. We hung around for...More

Thank JackTheDog1
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Our family booked a tour for a whale watching excursion with this company. They are located right next to the wharf in downtown Saint Andrews. Grab a parking spot when you can! They have three sailings a day, seven days a week in summer. It...More

2  Thank DrCanadaGoose
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This trip was real fun because not only do you get to see some whales, but also other animals in the area. We spent about 3 hours out at sea, and captain Jake kept circling to make sure we had a few chances to spot...More

2  Thank Sierra D
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Went out on the 5pm cruise saw a minke whale and the blow mist from a fin back whale. Captain didn't seem too interested in getting close to the whales. We saw more whales and had a better time on the whale watching cruise in...More

3  Thank Wendybel
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Great trip, saw a whale, porpoises, eagle catching a fish during a "bait ball", seals. Friendly staff

Thank scubacat_8
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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