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!
The Best of Saint John hosted by guide Marilyn was excellent. After several tours with good guides, she stands ahead of them all. Knowledgeable, prepared with photos, books, lobster gadgets, and more, she improved the tour experience. Very good with people and a bonus for the city of Saint John. Highly recommend this tour. It included the right mix and all the important things that a western Canadian wanted to see.
"We did the above excursion with Paula on 3 October. She is an outstanding guide. In fact, this was the best guided excursion we had for the entire trip. You could tell she had been a teacher. With her bag of displays to her vibrant attitude she made the trip very informative".... "She made sure to keep us informed of all the activities and what to expect. St. Martins and the Sea Caves was fascinating and the seafood chowder was out of this world."
Pat & Joe Cunningham
We arrived for our tour 5/28 our tour guide was Bonnie and she was absolutely amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable and it was non stop information. Telling us history past and present. But the real treat was all of the photos, stories and information sheets which she supplied. It was a most enjoyable experience. Thank you.
Diane was our tour guide and she was excellent! She was so willing to share her knowledge of the area to our group. We had a wonderful tour and we had a great whale watching experience as well. While on the boat we had a chance to really chat with Diane and she was just a pleasure to talk with. She was an incredible tour guide!
Linda and Fred McGee