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Island Quest Marine

205 Water St, left of Market Wharf, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1B3, Canada
506-529-9885
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Ranked #1 of 10 activities in Saint Andrews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We just had the best day whale watching with Island Quest. Captain Robbie and our marine biologists Johnny and Julie were all so informative and fun, they made the trip extra amazing!! My eight yr old daughter was a bit skeptical at the onset but once Johnny started talking about all the things we could potentially see, she perked up.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This company is local and family owned. We also feel more comfortable about their steady and nice size boat but a small size tour group (12-14 people). Captain Chris steered the boat and two young and very friendly marine biologists explained to us everything from local history to every wild life in the Bay of Fundy area. One worked in... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We visited St Andrews by the Sea on July 31 and we had a wonderful tour of Passamaquoddy Bay and Bay of Fundy. The Island Quest captain and crew are amazing. They are extremely knowledgeable of the area and the wildlife. It was a very enjoyable boat ride, seeing the minke whales, seals, bald eagles and salmon farm. At the... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

I was so nervous about going whale watching because I was certain that I would become deathly sea sick, but I did great. I chose this company because I wanted to go on a larger boat and because the woman at the shop told me all about the tour in detail. We were on the 1:30 tour. We saw a... More

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Chazy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

What a wonderful afternoon. We saw Mink & Finback whales, harbor & grey seals, harbor porpoise, a bald eagle and a quick jaunt over to a salmon fishery. Glad we were on the afternoon trip as there was very thick fog in the morning.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The crew were all very knowledgeable and enthusiastic - it was also a beautiful day so that helped. A great way to spend an afternoon.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I cannot say enough about how lovely the whole crew was! The captain was aware of my bad luck on the multiple whale watching visits I've been on in the West coast, so when we spotted our first whale he made sure I had a good look. It was a great afternoon on the water with an informative and entertaining... More

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visit St Andrews annually, and it would not be complete without a whale watching tour. In our opinion the best Whale Watching company is the Island Quest. The owners Chris and Carolyn are born and raised in the area, so I believe that makes Chris one of the more qualified Captains. He also is a boat builder, so you... More

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited St Andrews by the Sea on July 30. It was an excellent tour of Passamaquoddy Bay and into the Bay of Fundy. We saw FIVE Minke Whales and the scene was idyllic. There was a fog hanging over the water and with the whales surfacing on the flat water, it was an amazing experience. On board are two... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our experience with Island Quest was exceptional. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, going above and beyond their duty to help us plan our stay in St. Andrews (offering restaurant suggestions, things to see, places to stay, etc.). The cruise itself was outstanding. The two marine biologists on board answered everyone's questions and narrated the whole tour; they didn't... More

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