Welcome to Aquila!

Since opening our doors in 1982, Aquila Tours has been on an incredible journey involving a wide variety of aspects of the travel industry, both in Atlantic Canada and around the world.

Today, Aquila's area of excellence is delivering shore excursions to cruise lines when they anchor in the Bay of Fundy and call on Saint John, New Brunswick. At the encouragement of top executives at major cruise lines, Aquila established the Aquila Center for Cruise Excellence in 2007, offering workshops and customized training programs to Tour Operators, Ports and Destinations around the world. As the exclusive training partner of the FCCA (Florida Caribbean Cruise Association), Aquila has spent much time over the past ten years in the Caribbean and Central America, offering certifications and designations to Tour Guides and Tour Operators.

In Saint John, we provide our cruise line clients in our "Living Lab" with a wide array of fantastic excursions for cruise guests - highlighting the Bay of Fundy region's most popular sights and the off-the-beaten-path experiences that only locals can provide. A key to achieving excellence for Aquila has been our dynamic, cohesive team, and throughout our journey, Aquila has held fast to our vision.

Our fun and energized Aquila Team continues to grow and be recognized as leaders in our industry by creating experiences with integrity while supporting professional and personal dreams.

This vision will continue to guide us into the future, as there is always something new and exciting happening at Aquila!

Testimonials

Outstanding trip with Bev to Granite Town Farms, St. George, New Brunswick for a great wild blueberry education and tasting of many delicious goodies. If you can't make it there - but want to have tasty and unique gifts - you can't go wrong with their blueberry/lime salsa or their blueberry vinaigrette. Stock up! Google Granite Town Farms for more info. Bev made the entire trip educational and fun. Highly recommend this excursion.

Kathy King

Cruise Guest

Amazing photography tour. Both my husband and I picked up some tips. Lance was a great teacher for both beginners and more experienced photographers. I highly recommend this tour company. Thanks for the great experience, Lance!

Jennifer Zehner

Cruise Guest

We were recently so fortunate to have Jane as our tour guide for St. Martin’s and the Bay of Fundy. She was so informative, humorous and entertaining. It is quite obvious that she loves being a tour guide as she is so warm and welcoming. Thanks for making our excursion so very enjoyable, and we loved the restaurant where we were treated to such a wonderful chowder. Loved the total experience.

Mary Beth Pirolozzi

Cruise Guest

We signed up for a tour and had the pleasure of having Al as our tour guide. We found Al to be an interesting, engaging man with a great sense of humor. We really enjoyed our tour. We hope to come back to New Brunswick. We feel that Al is a great addition to your staff

Kevin & Nancy Elsey

Cruise Guests