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There's no substitute for local knowledge!

Island Quest Marine Captain ChrisIsland Quest Marine is a locally owned and operated family business. Captain Chris comes from a long line of fishermen and boat builders who have safely navigated the waters of the Bay of Fundy for generations. Growing up in a local fishing village, Chris, lured by a family tradition, spent years scalloping, lobstering and working in our traditional fishery, the herring weirs. After studying two years of boat building, Chris decided to change gears and head back to the Bay to share his extensive knowledge and love for the ocean aboard a v-hull he purchased and custom finished himself. Youíll love the unique and authentic stories and demonstrations Chris and his crew will describe on your 2Ĺ to 3 hour ultimate adventure.

Our custom designed vessel offers passengers the cleanest, fastest, and most comfortable seaworthy boat in St. Andrews.

Island Quest BoatThe M/V Island Quest is a new 44' (13.4 meters) custom built cruiser which meets and exceeds all Canadian Coast Guard standards. It's design and speed makes it one of the fastest and most comfortable tour boats to leave the St. Andrews Harbour. This speed allows us to reach the whale feeding grounds quickly, so we can spend more time observing the whales and marine wildlife and less time getting there. The M/V Island Quest is certified to operate beyond inshore waters and can ensure the highest sighting rate possible! We offer comfortable inside and outside seating, room to move around, an upper deck for optimal viewing, and a washroom facility. Our certified captain and professional guides biologists/naturalists have been certified in MEDís, First Aid and CPR.

Entertaining, Educational, and Exciting!

Whale Sighting

Our Mission

Island Quest Marine strives to deliver a Bay of Fundy adventure that is highly educational and exciting, and at the same time fosters an environmentally sustainable product that offers respect for our marine wildlife and its habitat.

Setting the Standard for Safe, Responsible, and Educational Whale and Wildlife Cruises
Island Quest Marine adheres to the Bay of Fundy Whale Watchers Code of Ethics for the protection and preservation of whales and other marine wildlife.


We are also a proud Bay of Fundy Recommended Experience, awarded by the Bay of Fundy Tourism Partnership.

Sightings May Include
Finback, Minke, Humpback, and the rare North Atlantic Right whales, seals, porpoise, dolphins, the occasional shark and bluefin tuna, to name a few.

For the Bird Enthusiast
Bald eagles, puffins, guillimonts, kittiwakes, eiders, gulls, cormorants, auks, shearwaters, blue herons, terns, petrels, gannets, to name a few.

Fully Guided and Narrated
Our friendly captain and crew give expert commentary on the region's culture, history, and wildlife!

Onboard Touch and feel Tank
Get up and close with creatures found on the ocean floor of the Bay of Fundy.

St. Andrews' most recommended
whale and wildlife adventure company!

St. Andrews' only local captain who grew up
fishing these very waters!
St. Andrews' only whale watching vessel that offers passengers 360 degree viewing from two spacious decks!
Quality interaction with captain and crew.
A hands on educational adventure like no other.

Touch Tank


Cruise past a floating fish farm as our captain and crew explain the incredible process that delivers some of the finest salmon to the tables of the world.


Observe the "Catch of the Day" (lobster, cod, haddock, pollock, shark, just to name a few), as Captain Chris pulls alongside family and friends.


Experience a herring weir demonstration by Captain Chris with all the hands-on educational tools as you learn how sardines get from the water to the tins.


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