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Address: Left of Market Wharf 205 Water St, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1B3, Canada
Phone Number: 506-529-9885
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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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Whale watching

We had beautiful weather. Not too crowded. Very informative staff. Nice boat. About a 3 hour tour of the area, ocean and whale watching. Breathtaking views. Seen seals, porpoise's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Vicbeyette
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Port Hope, Canada
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Port Hope, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had beautiful weather. Not too crowded. Very informative staff. Nice boat. About a 3 hour tour of the area, ocean and whale watching. Breathtaking views. Seen seals, porpoise's and whales. Exciting. Served snacks on the way back. Absolutely amazing.

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Thank Vicbeyette
Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our trip very much, we have already and will continue to recommend this company to everyone! Staff was great and we ha e seen many whales)))

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Thank Veronique B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the tour thoroughly, the guides Dean and Nicole were excellent (very knowledgeable and friendly). On the tour we saw some eagles, seals, purpoise and finback whales. What an experience! However, I'm giving this company a low rating because of the office staff. One lady, "Carolyn" I think her name was, came across very rude and condescending when I asked... More 

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2 Thank MaritimeGirl88
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time whale watching today! Dean, the biologist on board, was super knowledgeable, kind, hard working, smart, and dedicated to making sure everybody learned all of the information! Had a great time speaking with him and learning many interesting facts.

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3 Thank Ilana10Bill
Aurora, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our experience about a week in advance and chose the 1:30pm option. I recommend calling to reserve a spot, and if you mention that you saw them online you'll get a small discount. It was very easy to find and you can park anywhere in town and walk to everything. The staff were very friendly and talkative. The... More 

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1 Thank bluefave
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were very friendly funny and knowledgeable about everything and everywheres they took us would definitely recommend island quest to anyone looking to have a fun time out on the water while seeing many whales porpuses and seals

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1 Thank Josie9002
Watchung, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While the crew on board was knowledgeable, we only saw one minke on our trip. That was not our issue- crew has no control over the whales. Our real issue was the owner, Caroline, over markets the trip. She and her staff way upped our expectations.. supposedly had been seeing tons of whales - on every trip since June.. We... More 

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2 Thank Terrip620
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent team took us whale watching. Very informative, helpful, and attentive. Clean facilities, and did a fantastic job finding the whales as well as pointing out many sightseeing points of interest. I would travel with this outfit again.

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2 Thank Suzanne L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whale watching tour was great! The marine biologist on board was full of knowledge and they really took the time to find the whales observe there patterns and follow them. The weather was fantastic, we saw seals, soaring Eagles and the site itself was just spectacular!

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2 Thank nc80
Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing. Ladies went whale watching on the most beautiful day ever and the men went sports fishing. The staff on both excursions were so amazing and you can tell that they love what they do. They were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, learned so many things on this adventure. We were able to see a finback whale, seals, porpoises and... More 

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