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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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A Highlight of our Bay of Fundy Trip!

This was a wonderful trip, and we'll definitely be back again next year! No, we didn't see any... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2016
Princeton, New Jersey
Knowledgable Staff ... No Whales

Went out mid-June and had a great time exploring the Bay of Fundy. Didn't see any whales, but... read more

Reviewed 25 June 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 1 July 2016

This was a wonderful trip, and we'll definitely be back again next year! No, we didn't see any whales in late June. But we did have a wonderful trip as the captain brought us to interesting sites throughout the Bay. Eagles soared overhead and we...More

Thank MusicTraveler2010
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Went out mid-June and had a great time exploring the Bay of Fundy. Didn't see any whales, but Mother Nature is unpredictable. The staff were friendly and very knowledgable. Ride was a bit rough when crossing the bay.

Thank netgeek
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We came for the weekend to see the whales in Saint andrews. We couldnt see them in this trip but we saw many other type of animals, seals, birds, eagles, salmon and herring fishing nets. The senior Biologist was very knowledgeable and explain us and...More

Thank HarveyB2
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Thank you soo soo much for the AMAZING tour today! I will definitely recommend to all of my family and friends The guides were wonderful and had a lot of knowledge about the ocean and wildlife, very passionate. The captain took his time with the...More

1  Thank Kelsy S
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Hi the staff was really great, friendly and knowledgeable. The captain was supper nice and knew lots about the area. We saw about 6 whales and purposes and sea lions. Highly recommend , felt very safe on the boat.

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is a great whale watching boat to go out on. The captain is local and knows the waters really well. There were 2 marine biologists on the boat with us and a touch tank and refreshments. There is an upper deck which is the...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

First time going whale watching and will definitely be doing this again with Island Quest Marine. Excellent crew and very knowledgeable about the area. The captain made sure we all got to see the whales, dolphins, and seals by turning the boat in all directions...More

1  Thank Bill C
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We recently visited the lovely town of Saint Andrew, NB and stayed at the beautiful Algonquin Resort. We decided whale watching was a must while visiting so booked Island Quest Marine. We were very lucky and saw many harbour seals, a bald eagle and two...More

1  Thank DittoExeter
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Ok, not sure what Captain others had but on the day I went, the Captain barely spoke... spent his whole time chatting with some other fisherman from NS... we saw two Minke... which I guess if you have never seen a whale is exciting.. but...More

6  Thank Denise C
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I took my children on the Jolly Breeze tour last year..and as great of a time as we had with them..(Jolly Breeze was a unique fun experience don't get me wrong..we had a great time with them last year)..but this tour with Island Quest Marine...More

1  Thank ShannaJoy30
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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