‘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. Those able to steer a straight course receive a special certificate signed by the Captain upon which parents may place a picture of this exciting event.
LICENSED CASH BAR, SNACK BAR:
A glass of Pirate Rum Punch, Baileys and hot chocolate, top-shelf scotch perhaps? Sit back and relax with a glass of wine or beer. Our ship’s galley also features hot chocolate, coffee, tea, chocolate bars, granola bars, spring water, sodas, etc.
COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST OR HOMEMADE SOUP:
We also specialize in service providing a complimentary breakfast on the am tour and homemade hot soup on the pm tours. (Donations for Joanne’s famous soup recipe are given to the Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research station).
The Tall ship provides a stable and comfortable ride with the lowest seasickness rates (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 amongst islands and sheltered waters for the majority of the tour. It is safe and stable for young children to older adults.
CODE OF ETHICS:
We are proud to be a Bay of Fundy Recommended Experience as awarded by the Bay of Fundy Tourism Partnership. This award is an earned designation and the Jolly Breeze is committed to sustainable tourism and quality whale watch experiences.
The “Jolly Breeze of St. Andrews” is whale watch friendly. We shall maintain a recommended distance whilst viewing, however should they surface alongside the boat, close enough that you can look into their eyes then we shall consider ourselves lucky and do not risk running them over to move away. The “Jolly Breeze of St. Andrews” does not engage in any herding practices.
WE HAVE PLENTIFUL ON BOARD ACTIVITIES INCLUDING:
- Taking turns steering the vessel, receive a ‘Captain’s certificate’
- Participating in hoisting a sail
- TOUCH TANK with starfish, crabs, sea anemones, shells, etc.
- Colouring whale pictures
- Pirate costumes
- Face painting, ink stamps
- Check out samples of whale Baleen, Plankton and Krill.
- Licensed bar for the adults
- Complimentary breakfast or home-made soup
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)