A trip to New Brunswick should always include a day of Whale Watching, either on the Province's beautiful northern Bay of Chaleur or the southern Bay of Fundy, where you "see more kinds of whales more often then anywhere else". Some of the whales you might see on your trip are the Finback and Minke, as they are most common, with the playful Humpback generally making an arrival in late summer and fall. The Bay of Fundy is also visited by the rare Northern Right Whale. There are less than 400 of these endangered whales left in the world. Other mammals you can expect to see include Seals, Porpoise, the occasional Basking Shark and a variety of bird life including Puffins, Kittiwakes, Guillimonts, Eiders, Terns, Petrels, Auks, Gannets, Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, etc.
We offer three different experiences to choose from as the variety of whales may vary according to time of year and cruising area. On the Bay of Chaleur your guided excursion will be with Captain Frank's Boat Tours, and we are sure you will enjoy your day of whale sighting and basking in the beauty of Chaleur Bay. We offer two Bay of Fundy cruses, one with the Quoddy Link - a 55 foot Catamaran which offers all the comforts of home! Husband and wife operators Lisa and John Eldridge have enjoyed a 95% to 100 % success rate for whale sightings over the past 10 seasons. Our other Bay of Fundy cruse is aboard the 2 level "Sea Fox" with Retreat Charters. After a trip with captain Rob Williams and his many years' of experience you will know why they say "you will see more whales more often then anywhere else".
Deep Sea Fishing.
New Brunswick is famous for its sea food so what better way to enjoy it than taking one of our guided Deep Sea Fishing Trips. Cast your line into the deep blue sea and breath the fresh smell of the salt water air while fishing for Mackerel, Pollock, Shark, Flounder or Cod. This can be a fishing trip you are sure to remember.
We offer three different locations throughout the Province for these day trips, depending on weather and where the fish might be biting best for that time of season. We know the bay of Fundy is famous for whales but the whales also know that the bay is famous for fish (and that is why they are there) so if it's whales or fish you seek, Retreat Charters knows where they are! Or you can set sail aboard the Croisieres Shediac Bay Cruise which leaves from Shediac, the "Lobster Capital of the world"! You sail with real fishermen, help haul real lobster traps from the water, learn the proper way to cook these tasty crustacians then eat a full mouth-watering lobster dinner right on board. You van also experience Mackerel fishing just like the pioneers did while sailing the waters of the Northumberland strait.