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Island Quest Marine

#4 of 10 Outdoor Activities in Saint Andrews Features Animals
Left of Market Wharf 205 Water St, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1B3, Canada
+1 506-529-9885
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fun trip

This is a company run by professionals, and I would recommend them. The boat was clean, well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dunlap, Tennessee
via mobile
I was unimpressed

If you go to the Bay of Fundy area, I guess you must go on a whale watching excursion. I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stratford, Connecticut
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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!
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Left of Market Wharf 205 Water St, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1B3, Canada
+1 506-529-9885
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a company run by professionals, and I would recommend them. The boat was clean, well maintained, the captain and crew were true pros at their job. we saw a few whales, and in and of themselves were interesting. It was equally as interesting...More

2  Thank ThatPilotTech
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go to the Bay of Fundy area, I guess you must go on a whale watching excursion. I enjoyed the boat ride very much, but the whale watching was a big yawn. Nothing like the films you see on television where the whales...More

Thank godolnj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice,clean boat with pleasant, inviting and informative crewmembers. It was about a three hour ride with some beautiful views. Along with seeing bald eagles, seals but only a few whales (this was beyond anyone's control it's just the time of year),there were...More

1  Thank pineapple1212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great time! Staff went above and beyond, very knowledgable and could answer any questions you had. We were on the boat for about 2 1/2 hours. We saw 2 different whales that made an appearance at least a dozen times! They also showed us the...More

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

From the reservations to the getting on the boat, it was run very well. One of our kids was a little worried on the water but they answered our questions and all were on point. The boat traveled 6 miles to get to the Bay...More

1  Thank Keith T
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get in on a tour as they had not been out in a couple days due to weather and only a couple times since it was the start of the season. This was our 4th different trip out during our 3...More

2  Thank Dave N
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I have to apologize for such a late review. I am just trying to catch up on some things that I have put on the back-burner. First of all, I spent two weeks in the beautiful St. Andrews with my wife in Late July and...More

7  Thank Top S
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The staff, boat and commentary are excellent. A little slower than the Zodiak but an excellent relaxing trip with a well informed crew. Lots of co-operation between the boats to find whales and a knowledgeable crew.

2  Thank RoyalWestmoreland
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We realized a childhood dream on that sunny afternoon when we sailed to the bay of Fundy. Not only did we get to see whales up close, but they were North Atlantic ''right'' whales, very rare as there are now only a few hundreds specimen...More

3  Thank Abcynthe
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were very fortunate to see 4 finback whales. They put on a good "show" and the captain did a great job of staying close without crowding the whales. We also got to see some seals on the way out. Island Quest is very organized...More

2  Thank infolific
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Rebekah M
13 July 2017|
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Response from Questbest | Property representative |
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
11 August 2015|
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