Happy late July everyone! We've had an eventful few weeks with lots of whale activity! The Minke and Finback whales have been entertaining our guests, along with tons of Harbour and Grey seals, lots of Harbour porpoise and of course all the bird life we see! Here are a few photos of our sightings so far! :)
An up close look at a Minke Whale! We average 3-6 Minke whales on every departure! :)
American Bald Eagle sightings have been fantastic so far! Lots of adults and juveniles - we even get to stop and take a look at eaglets (baby eagles) in a nest!!
Harbour Seals relaxing at their usual haul out site - they looked relaxed!
Slice - one of our favorite Minke whales visits often and definitely puts on a good show! :)
Mom and baby Harbour Pospoise.
Osprey fishing right in front of us - lost the fish but there is always next time!
Lots of Harbour Porpoise getting close to the boat with lots of fish in the area for them to feed on!
Fin whales are HUGE and so COOL to see! We love spending time with these gentle giants!
Bliss light house on an evening departure - such beautiful scenery.
One of the many creatures our marine biologists talk about onboard with our touch tank! Great for kids and kids at heart!
And let's not forget about our fish friends! We have been sighting some sharks this season! So very COOL!!!
Last but not least - we have that energetic female Minke from last year that breached, breaching again :) This photo was taken by one of our guests aboard the Island Quest! Lots of activity in the Bay this year.
Come experience the Bay of Fundy our way - authentic and local!
Good Morning Friends! We have been fortunate to have some fantastic weather these last few days! Sightings have included lots of Bald Eagles, Eider ducks, Kittiwakes, Loons, many species of gull and Harlequin ducks just to name a few of the birds we've seen. We also have been sighting tons of Harbour Seals, Harbour Porpoise and of course - Minke whales! :)
Yesterday we had the pleasure of watching two Minke whales feeding together - what an amazing sight!
Daily sightings of mature and juvenile bald eagles have been fantastic - swooping down and catching fish right in front of us!
We are looking forward to seeing everyone this summer aboard St. Andrews BEST whale watcher, the Island Quest! :)
Celebrating our 15th season as St. Andrews most recommended whale watch, we are gearing up for our first trip of the 2013 season. We have a 2:00pm departure leaving today, on what is sure to be a fantastic cruise. With reports of whales from the local fishermen and amazing weather, this trip is not to be missed!
Come experience the Bay of Fundy our way :)
We are looking forward to seeing everyone out this summer aboard the Island Quest! We cannot wait to share this experience with you!
Happy 2013 whale watch friends!! We are gearing up to launch the Island Quest for another fantastic year! Our launch process is quite spectacular, the 45' Island Quest is lifted, via a huge crane, into the water every spring and craned out every fall!
We have some awesome new things happening with the Island Quest this year so make sure you come aboard to see how we're improving! :) For those of you with Facebook, we currently have a FREE WHALE WATCH GIVEAWAY - if you would like to participate here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151360376336432&id=62722301431&comment_id=25074074&offset=0&total_comments=12 If you don't have Facebook, not to worry - just send us a message here and we will add your name to the contest! We are so excited to get out on the water for the 2013 season and really look forward to seeing each and every one of you to help us celebrate our 15th anniversary season!! Opening day is June 10th!
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.