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 Aquila's Center for Cruise Excellence in 2007, offering workshops and customized training programs to Tour Operators, Ports and Destinations around the world. As the official training partner of the FCCA (Florida Caribbean Cruise Association), Aquila has spent much time in the Caribbean and Central America over the past few years, offering certifications 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 moving 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!


Thank you for your hard work. ... last week we had some of the highest sales of any Carnival ship (1,861 tickets sold) without a single negative comment. You guys are doing a great job and it is a pleasure working with you.

Adam McEwan, Shore Excursion Manager, Carnival Victory

On Aquila’s role as tour operator for Carnival’s shore excursions in Saint John

On May 31st we took the Saint John Scenic Trolley Tour and it was fanastic. Our tour guide Heather and her Driver were absolutely great. Thank you so much for showing us your Wonderful Historic & Clean City, last but certainly not least your people are equally wonderful

Joe McKenna

Cruise Guest

Our tour guide, Bonnie, was the best tour guide we have ever had on a Princess Cruise shore tour. Our shore excursion was Tuesday Sept. 29th and she provided us with the most insightful experience on the people, the culture, the history and the sights of Saint John, New Brunswick. We really appreciate the job well done by Bonnie.

Joseph S. Kramer

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