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“Amazing Experience”

Island Quest Marine
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Owner description: 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!
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 some information on the whales. Also on things we seen on our boat such as seals, birds, salmons farms ect. They also served crackers, smoked salmon and iced tea on the way back. Be sure to bring a camera. This is a trip I will remember forever. I would recommend anyone visiting St. Anderws to do this whale watching tour.

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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 we got out in the water, they were able to interpret the whales behaviour and be where the whales were when they surfaced! Awesome! I could not have been happier with this company and the large group of teens were thrilled, entertained, and left very grateful for the experience. Well done!

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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 friendly we have encountered , the Captain Chris was so informative and knowledgeable , probably from all of his years fishing in the area , with out exaggeration you could almost touch the whales when he turned off the boat they came right near , it was so exciting , we also saw a huge tuna jump up in the air , bald eagles , seals , porpoises and a number of birds , the boat was extremely clean and well maintained . The two biologists were very informative also . Marsha and I will be taking a tour with them next September for sure , we had a fantastic time with this great company . Thanks so much , Chris and family ! Also I have a walking problem and they were more than kind in helping me on and off the boat !

2  Thank Patricia R
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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 a must. Served crackers, smoked salmon and iced tea on the way back. Boat takes a maximum 45 persons comfortably with covered in accommodation as well as an upper open deck. My wife and me really enjoyed the experience.

2  Thank John P
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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 and we saw Eagles, seals, minke whales and razor back whales. Nicole has an amazing knowledge of the marine life and the fishing industry in the area. We learned so much. Thanks for the great memories!

1  Thank Karen C
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