Welcome to Sea Watch Tours
Sea Watch Tours is the longest running eco-tour in the Province of New Brunswick, since 1969.
Whales are guaranteed or the tour is free.
Located on Grand Manan Island, in the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world. The Bay of Fundy was a finalist in the “New Seven Wonders of the Natural World" and increased ferry service to Grand Manan, makes it more accessable.
Grand Manan Island ranked third in the world for small islands to visit, by Readers Digest.
Captain Peter Wilcox, along with his wife, Kenda, own and operate "Sea Watch Tours", He is a native Grand Mananer whose ancestors arrived from New England during the American Revolution. He's a proud islander who has served in local politics for the past eight years.
After travelling to the mainland where he secured two college degrees, he returned to his island to pursue his love of the sea. Aside from lobster fishing for over 30 years, he has invested 40 years with the tourism industry on Grand Manan. His knowledge of the sea and the island lifestyle helps to make your excursion with Sea Watch Tours a memorable one. He encourages guests to visit the wheelhouse where he'll explain the various electronic instruments he uses to navigate the waters. He shares his time at the wheel with his Mate, Durlan Ingersoll a personable and witty guide.
The following clip shows the crew of the "Day's Catch" at their other job, lobsterfishing. This was filmed with Canadian comedian Rick Mercer.
Mate Durlan Ingersoll has over two decades of experience working on the sea. He has been with Sea Watch Tours since 1995. During this time, he has acquired a vast knowledge of the marine life and seabirds surrounding Grand Manan. Durlan has become an accomplished birder with numerous and rare sightings to his credit. Aboard the boat you will find him serving a steaming hot drink, answering questions, entertaining with his humour, or steering the boat. It will be very evident that he enjoys his work. But, when the 'Day's Catch' is tied up for the day, Durlan will be found at the family owned "Brookside Golf Course" located in Seal Cove.
Captain Peter and Mate Durlan have First Aid and CPR training as well as other navigational requirements for carrying passengers. The captain and mate are always busy aboard the "Day's Catch" looking after the needs of the passengers. After all, YOU are what matters the most! The vessel used by "Sea Watch Tours" is the M.V. "Day's Catch". It is inspected annually by the Canadian Coast Guard and meets or surpasses their requirements. Guest seating is in the aft section of the vessel with partial protection of a canopy. The heated cabin area includes the washroom, wheelhouse and all the electronic equipment. Feel free to visit these areas of the "Day's Catch".
We are proud of our long history of successful tours, and welcome the opportunity to be a part of your vacation memories.
Captain & Crew of the "Day's Catch"