Sunday, July 26, 2009

Just an update to let you know our daily sightings, Island Quest has been sighting regularly, Finback and Minke whales... when the weather cooperates! I am going to include some more sunset photos as well as some interesting jellyfish photos taken a couple nights ago, there were hundreds of them!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sunset on Passamaquoddy Bay

I couldn't resist going for a skiff ride with my dad last night after the 5pm departure, the sunset was beautiful!! I had the pleasure of going for an awesome father daughter sunset cruise and snapped a few photos that I would like to share... More whale photos to come! Stay tuned! Cheers!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I am so excited!

I am so happy to announce our second boat has finally arrived!
This 29' Sea Fox is fully equipped with two brand new 225 hp Evinrude E-Tec engines, a total of 450hp and the sea worthiness of this vessel will allow us to do some amazing whale watching (Right Whale Tours) as well as deep sea fishing! VERY EXCITED!

Monday, July 13, 2009


In the 11 years that we, here at Island Quest, have been whale watching we have never had a more eventful week with the Finbacks! On any one departure we have multiple fins all around the boat, upwards of 6-7 at a time and even 11 on one departure!!!! AMAZING! A total of 13 Bald Eagles have been sighted at one time, as well as MORE neat sights such as Blue Fin Tuna breaching, Puffin sightings, Northern Gannets dive bombing, Harbour Porpoise coming so close you could touch them and the fins lunge feeding, rolling on their sides around the boat and showing their fluke (tail)!!! WOW, WOW, WOW! A lot of these sightings are unusual to see and I am happy to say that our guests have had some amazing sightings that not everyone gets! Here are some photos that I have managed to capture in the past few days.

Very friendly Harbour Porpoise around the boat, watching our guests as much we were watching them!

Over the past few days I have had some trouble with my camera, our WONDERFUL guests have sent me some amazing photos which I will be posting very soon. Thank you so much for joining us on the Island Quest! Thanks for checking in and hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Flat Calm Waters and Finbacks Galore!

Island Quest had the pleasure to view 5 magnificent finback whales today, to left is a photo of one of the larger fins.

The next few photos were also taken by me today aboard the Island Quest, hope you enjoy them!

Laughing Gulls on Whitehorse Island.

Juvenile Bald Eagle about to take flight.

Harbour Porpoise right behind the stern of the boat! These guys are hard to catch for a photo but patience does pay off.

Monday, July 6, 2009

"Discover, Experience, Enjoy, The Bay of Fundy Our Way!"

WOW! It is so good to be back on the water after spending a winter in Alberta! Here are a few photos I captured on our Bay of Fundy whale and wildlife cruise! Hope you enjoy!

Here is a photo taken right in front of East Quoddy Head light with a Finback Whale in the fore front! Beautiful!! This is the largest species of whale we see here in our part of the Bay, the magnificent Fins.

On the 2pm trip we got an awesome view of a Grey Seal, up close and personal! Another interesting sight was a Blue Fin Tuna breaching off our starboard side, missed the photo op.

One of our local marine biologists, Andrew, shows off a Lumpfish! NEAT!!

Our touch and feel tank offers a variety of local sea creatures! Can you tell Andrew loves his job?!