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Island Quest Marine

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Address: 205 Water St, left of Market Wharf, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1B3, Canada
Phone Number: 506-529-9885
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Description: For whale watching Island Quest Marine delivers a true Bay of Fundy whale...
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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Fantastic adventure!!!!!!

Not only did we get to see a whale. We also seen baby bald eagles, harbour seals, porpoises, and many marine birds. The staff were very knowledgeable, personable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Not only did we get to see a whale. We also seen baby bald eagles, harbour seals, porpoises, and many marine birds. The staff were very knowledgeable, personable and sincerely wanted us to have the best experience possible. It was a great tour and we would do again when we are back in the area.

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Shediac, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Friendly, informative, seals, porpoises, BALD EAGLES AND BABIES !!! , different points of interest THANX

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Unfortunately the whales didn't cooperate but we still had a great day. The staff were great and very knowledgeable. We saw a lot of other wildlife and got some great pictures. Thanks to the staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were too early for whales, but we did see seals, porpoise, eagles and a lobsterman bringing up what seemed like a huge lobster to us. The trip out to the Bay of Fundy was great. The waves were really something to see. I would take this trip again in a heartbeat. Captain Chris and the crew were excellent, really... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Our tour on Island Quest Marine's boat was outstanding! The captain and crew are very knowledgeable and were eager and willing to answer questions at any time. We were too early in the season to see whales, but we did see bald eagles and many other types of birds, harbor porpoises, gray seals, and harbor seals. The boat was very... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We knew we were early so we weren't expecting much. But the captain and the people on board were great! They were untertaining and fun. The captain had great infos to share and answered every question. I loved the snack and ice tea at the end of the trip. We saw : seal, lots of birds, an eagle... ok, no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had a great time and found the trip quite beautiful. I learned so much about The islands, wildlife, tides and so much more! The staff and Captain were fantastic hosts. I enjoyed having the freedom to move about the boat and go to upper deck or back of boat. I would recommend this tour to everyone! Maureen Hayes Saint... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Last fall I had the opportunity to go whale watching with Island Quest. The experience was absolutely Amazing. The staff was amazing! From the minute we booked our departure to the second we stepped off the boat everyone was really nice and helpfull. The staff was also very knowledgeable, not only about the whales, but about the beautiful Bay of... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I spent a beautiful day out watching whales play and show off for my daughter and I. The ride out to where the whales are had lots to look at and take pictues of and the Captain always had information about all the places and wildlife as he grew up in the area all his life. We spent hours watching... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The first time I went whale watching, it was quite breathtaking. More than I had imagined it would be. I would love to bring my kids back and experience it again. The whole crew was fantastic.....friendly and knowledgeable. Our family doesn't often get the opportunity to get in family vacations so this really made our trip extra special. Thank you... More 

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Address: Address: 205 Water St, left of Market Wharf, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1B3, Canada
Phone Number: 506-529-9885
Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint Andrews
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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