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.
designed vessel offers passengers the cleanest, fastest, and most
comfortable seaworthy boat in St. Andrews.
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!
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.
Standard for Safe, Responsible, and Educational Whale and Wildlife
Island Quest Marine adheres to the Bay of Fundy Whale Watchers Code of
Ethics for the protection and preservation of whales and other marine
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
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.