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Island Quest Marine

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Left of Market Wharf 205 Water St, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1B3, Canada
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Great day!!

We went out for an afternoon adventure with island quest marine and it was great. We were lucky... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Amazing scenery, fantastic crew, fantastic afternoon!

We chose Island Quest because it was recommended to us by a ferry boat operator. It didn't... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Sarah W
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Ottawa, Canada
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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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Left of Market Wharf 205 Water St, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went out for an afternoon adventure with island quest marine and it was great. We were lucky enough to see 2 minke whales, 2 bald eagles with babies and about 10 seals. Great staff, very informative and helpful. We were travelling with our elderly...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We chose Island Quest because it was recommended to us by a ferry boat operator. It didn't disappoint us at all. My friend was a little nervous about being out in the ocean and sea sickness but it wasn't an issue at all. The boat...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Waited patiently for four years to go whale watching again in St Andrews. My daughters enjoyed it the first time, but kept hoping we would return for another visit since we live in Ontario. Leisurely, scenic, and very informative. Must dress in layers - it...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Although we only saw one whale, we learned a lot about the area, saw bald eagles, a couple of salmon farms, and beautiful scenery. The captain and staff were very informative and we learned a lot.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Super professional tour. The narration is awesome, and we always love chatting with the captain and hearing his stories though out the entire trip. LOVE the smoked salmon pate on the trip too!

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The captain was always in communication with other sailors and boats around the area to ensure we were in an area whales had been spotted. Nicole was very informative and interactive. I thought it especially great that people were encouraged to swap positions on the...More

Thank Christina B
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Island Quest runs a very professional operation. The captain knows these waters and Nicole was a great resource for learning about the types of whales which inhabit the Bay. The captain traveled a bit further to locate the whales on our afternoon trip. Humpbacks and...More

Thank VTBrigade
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Had a cruise this afternoon but unfortunately didn't see any whales. Saw great scenery, dolphins, bald eagles, seals, and a lighthouse. Received a voucher for another time (no expiry). The weather was rather cool so bring/wear an insulated jacket with windbreaker. Staff were very friendly...More

Thank Val R
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I was lucky to be able to board the Island Quest as I did not have a reservation. The boat is equipped with a covered seated area for guests as well as a higher and lower deck to view the water. We seen two minke...More

1  Thank Fay T
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Was a great day, however only 14 allowed on upper deck, best place to view. With us we're 5 adults and two 5 year olds, and because there were already 8 people on upper deck one adult had to stay down on lower deck...even though...More

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Rebekah M
13 July 2017|
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Thanks so much for the question. You are not required to wear lifejackets though we have enough for everyone and we will do a full safety briefing on our life saving gear before we even leave the wharf. Hope this answers... More
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mirpanda2001
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Response from Questbest | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your inquiry! Reservations are highly recommended and don't cost anything. Please give us a call at 1-888-252-9111 and we can help with any questions and reservation inquiries. We look forward to... More
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