Just a quick update from the crew at Island Quest, the weather in the past few days has improved and we have had great success with whale sightings! Today was phenomenal for Finback sightings (Fin whales are the second largest mammals in the world - reaching lengths of 80 feet!) I have included a photo of one of our "Junior Captains" - a chance to drive the Island Quest and make a memory that will last a lifetime!
Talk about an amazing day for Shark Fishing aboard the SeaFox! Captain Chris and 3 amazing guests had the opportunity to hook on to three Porbeagle Sharks! The three sharks were very large - approximately 8-9 feet in length and weighing 135-160kgs (300-350lbs)!!
Porbeagle sharks are a stout-bodied shark that resemble their relatives the great white! Acheiving lengths of 8-12 feet the Porbeagle is a large shark that feeds on the many types of fish found in the Bay of Fundy.
If you are interested in 1/2 day Sport Fishing or our full day Shark Fishing experience - contact us at 1-(888)-252-9111 or email us at info@StAndrewsSportFishing.com !
The Fin's have come to stay here in the Bay of Fundy, Island Quest has been sighting the friendly giants on many of our departures to our guests enjoyment. Not only have the Fin's been cooperating, our favorite, the small Minkes have been curious and playful as well.
Some of my very first memories are of my father and I, Captain Chris, out on the Bay of Fundy together. Fishing and boating were just a few of the activities that my summers would consist of. Being born and raised in St. Andrews, my interest for marine biology was sparked at an early age.
I am a University of New Brunswick MSc candidate in Biology with my research being performed through Fisheries and Oceans Canada, St. Andrews. My studies and research have ranged from lobster spawning and molting (research done through DFO), territoriality displays in reef fish along the Belize Barrier Reef, tracking and identifying the whales of the Bay of Fundy to researching Porbeagle sharks in the Bay of Fundy.
As the senior marine biologist at Island Quest Marine, I would like to extend an invitation to join us, Crusin' with the Whales, your Ultimate Bay of Fundy Adventure.