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“Great afternoon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fundy Tide Runners Whale Watching

Fundy Tide Runners Whale Watching
16 King Street, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1Y2, Canada
506 529-4481
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Owner description: Providing 19 years of whale watching experiences aboard our 25 foot Rigid Hulled Zodiac. Experience the Bay of Fundy and all the marine wildlife that thrives here. We pride ourselves on the exceptional journey offered and look forward to meeting you.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Great afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

My first trip to the Maritimes had to include some whale watching, and I had a great experience with Fundy Tide Runners. Dave (captain) is a funny character and is an enjoyable and knowledgeable guide. We saw many interesting sights - porpoises, seals, bald eagles, lighthouses, and of course a minke whale. It was a really fun time and it's quite a sight to see a whale in the wild. I really liked the idea of seeing it from a Zodiac boat because it seems more intimate. For sake of full disclosure - the ride is bouncy. Also fast, which I enjoy. It was a very memorable experience.

Visited September 2012
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“Great whale watching with David Welch in his Zodiac boat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I've done lots of whale watching trips from Alaska to Hawaii, first time in a zodiac boat, great way to see whales, we saw lots of finbacks and a few porpoise. The ride in a zodiac isn't for the "faint of heart", we were in the bow of the boat and took a beating with the waves etc., it was a lot of fun if you are O.K. with getting a little salt spray in your face and you don't mind the bumps. David is very entertaining and funny. I Would recommend this trip to a friend.

Visited August 2012
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“Good Day for watching whales”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Fundy Tide Runners delivers exactly what their web site advertise!.

We observed many (4-6) Fin Whales near our boat for over 55 minutes and some seals on the trip back to the dock. The boat ride was stable, fast and fun, however the cataraman vessel also operating out of St Andrews is only slightly slower. It appears that all the fast whale watching vessels have the same amount of wildlife viewing time, the difference is in their transit times. The zodiac has a quicker transit time however your time on the water is also less than other vessels. Choose the zodiac if your time is short and/or you do not mind being out in the open the whole trip.

At the end of the trip there was delious lemonade for all, which was appreciated after the 2 hours on the water. David kept all the kids entertained and was friendly with all the passengers.

Whale watching is a highly recommended activity!

Visited August 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“The place to be to see whales!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

This year was our third time with the Fundy Tide Runners and we were not dissappointed!!! We did not see as much this year due to a huge fog but we were still able to follow a pod of Finback whales, "play" hide and seek with a seal and stop long enough by a rocky island to examine a colony of seals resting. Lots of fun!!! Tottally recommand these guys if you are in St-Andrews!!

Visited August 2012
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“The Zodiac is the best boat for whale watching!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

David Welch kept us entertained with his facts and fun throughout the trip.We enjoyed seeing five finback whales that have been visiting recently. Lots of seals and birds. David provided an adventure that I will remember. David explained to us about listening for whale breaches and made it fun for my fellow adventurers to call out the locations of the whales as they surfaced. Special thanks to my Maritimes friend who insisted that we would get more excitement from Fundy Tide Runners and their Zodiac. For those worried about getting soaked, we only got wet on our trip because of the mist off the water.

Visited August 2012
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