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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 #2 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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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was my fifth time out on the Bay of Fundy with Island Quest Marine. Every time has been a great experience! The fact that they have marine biologists on the boat to answer all of our questions is terrific. Today, we saw 3 fin whales, including a mother and her young one. It was spectacular! In addition, we saw... More

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Brockville, Ontario, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Awesome experience. Captain Chris and crew were outstanding! Saw so many whales & seals. Very knowledgeable and personable crew. Still reliving the whale diving under the boat. Thanks for the great experience, will never forget it!

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We set out in the hopes of seeing whales and we got more than we bargained for. The vessel and crew were superb! Very friendly, knowledgeable, professional and approachable. We got to take an amazing amount of pictures of finback whales. You learn in books and on tv that these whales are huge but not until seeing them up close... More

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a family owned and operated business and it's a class act. The staff, all family, is top notch, they're friendly, informative and very helpful. The boat is in perfect condition and roomy. Finally, they're darn good at finding whales

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I was a little sceptical going whale watching from St. Andrews because we had been disappointed before. But my husband and i had gone from Brier Island the week before and we saw so many whales with Mariner Cruises that we thought we couldn't possibly not see anything. Our children had joined us later on our trip so we decided... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

From my phone call (to ask a bunch of questions), to when we arrived at their cute storefront on the water, to the boat tour, I could tell that Island Quest Marine is an experienced operation. They were also very friendly, fun and organized. Everything was as they said. I was impressed that they had two marine biologists on board... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went on your tour for the first time yesterday Sep 7, 2014 had an awesome tour , the staff was very accommodating and knowledgable we definately will be back next year with others we have told!!!

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a marvelous day in the Bay of Fundy with Island Quest Whale and Wildilfe Cruise. What a great crew, the weather was amazing. A finback whale swam right up to the hull, then dove beneath the boat... and quietly disappeared. We also saw some minke whales off in the distance and several bald eagles on the islands in... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Captain Chris, Nicole and Johnny made the day! We went out on the 1:30 pm cruise and although we had a bit of a sluggish start finding whales the crew sure did find some. We got to watch two fin whales which were awesome! In addition the crew talked about the local area, the different wildlife around the islands, the... More

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St. Stephen, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I went with a friend of mine yesterday on a whale watching excursion with Island Quest Marine and it was fantastic! I had been with Captain Chris and some of his crew earlier this year for a sport fishing trip, and this trip was no different. You can tell right from the start that this is a locally owned family... More

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