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The “Jolly Breeze of St. Andrews” is a classic Tall Ship built in New Zealand and specializes in providing a wonderful and memorable experience for children as well as adults. ‘A Slice of Life’ watching whales and other wildlife aboard a Tall Ship in the Bay of Fundy!

After you are welcomed aboard and receive the often humorous safety speech, we will travel across the Passamaquoddy Bay, viewing seals that may be sunning themselves on rocks if the tide is low and swimming nearby if the water is high, until she reaches the playground of the whales, the rich feeding grounds of the Bay of Fundy that entice the whales to this region year after year.   Besides the main four species of whales in this area, we also enjoy watching the Harbor Porpoise and sometimes white sided dolphins slice through and leap out of the water. Spectacular soaring bald Eagles and many other pelagic sea birds feed here as well.

Passengers aboard “The Jolly Breeze of St. Andrews” enjoy comfortable seating on the main deck. Once on our way, you may stroll about exploring this famous vessel. Below decks are two washrooms, luxurious heated lounge, a private baby/change room and sleeping for ten! Help yourself to an extra jacket, lap blanket or sunscreen. We have you covered! The 3.5 hour tours are suitable for all ages from babies and toddlers, to adults and senior seniors.

Whale Watching Passengers Bob and Jean Steering the Ship on the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick
A Rocky Beach with Waves Crashing Behind Two Glasses of Pirate Rum Punch
The Jolly Breeze Sailing in Front of an Island on the Bay of Fundy with all of the Ships Flags Flapping in the Wind
A Group of Four Pink Pirate Girls Showing off Their Swords to the Jolly Breeze Pirate in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick


Successful encounters with whales has exceeded 96% the last few years.   The classic Tall Ship is a true Bay of Fundy added experience, along with the MINKE and FINBACK WHALES and if it is later July onward, HUMPBACK WHALES and if you are really lucky, the endangered NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES.  When you hear someone cry out ‘There she blows!’, then you know a whale has been spotted!  They may surface nearby, as sometimes they are as curious of us as we are of them, or they may dive down and surface elsewhere, in which case we will gradually travel over to them within the Regulations of 100 M and without disturbing their feeding pattern.


CRUISE GUIDES are presented to you upon purchase of your ticket. On board there is an ongoing nature and historical interpretation provided by our knowledgeable and friendly crew, with a focus on humour of course! Our experienced crew will teach you about the local wildlife including the Minke, Finback and Humpback Whales, Harbor and Grey Seals, endangered Harbor Porpoise, Bald Eagles, and plentiful sea birds. You will learn about the history of the local area and islands. We pass by many lighthouses, including the famous East Quoddy Head Lighthouse. See first hand and learn about local industry including aquaculture salmon cages, herring weir fishing, lobster fishing, urchin diving, fishing and scalloping from our experienced captain.


Exciting on-board touch aquarium including starfish, sea urchins, crabs and more. Hold a starfish, touch a sample of whale baleen and see what whales eat.

Passenger Hands Holding Two Sea Stars from the Jolly Breeze Touch Tanks in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES: (some changes may apply due to Covid-19 precautions).

‘Scurvy Scallywages’ are encouraged to dress up like pirates and haul up a sail. Meet friends sitting around the large mahogany salon table below and participate in face painting, whale colouring and more. Spark their imagination of the sailing life by exploring the bunk beds, cabins, salon and galley. On the way home, it’s time to take the big ships wheel to try a “trick” at steering the ship and get a great photo for your memory book!


Sit back and relax with a glass of wine or beer. Our ship’s galley also features chocolate bars, granola bars, spring water, sodas, etc.  You may bring your own water and snacks (just not alcohol).


The Tall ship provides a stable and comfortable ride with an exceptionally low seasickness rate (1 in 3000). We use both motor and sail to optimize the viewing capabilities while still enjoying having the front sails up adding to the ambiance and stabilize wave motion. Experiences of stomach upset are very rare on the Jolly Breeze. She is a very deep, full keeled vessel providing stability and comfort. We are also fortunate in our area of whale watching to be among the islands and sheltered waters for the majority of the tour. It is safe and stable for young children to older adults.

  • Licensed bar for the adults and plenty of ambiance.
  • Participating in hoisting a sail
  • TOUCH TANK with starfish, crabs, sea anemones, shells, etc.
  • Pirate costumes
  • Face painting
  • Check out samples of whale Baleen, Plankton and Krill.
  • Steer the vessel and receive a Captain certificate if you maintain a straight course!!

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YE and each of you are adjudged and sentenced to be carried back to the place from whence you boarded.

– Captain Herdman, President of the vice-admirality court 1722 (adapted)