Bay of Fundy Island Charters


Island Bound charter vessel | Captain Russell Ingalls

Russell has been carrying passengers for more than 20 years to the outer islands in the Bay of Fundy, near Grand Manan. His vessel is Transport Canada approved for carrying passengers as well as being an Auxiliary Coast Guard Vessel. She is also a multi-species fishing vessel; lobster, sea urchin and scallops.

Island Bound at Work

When not operating as a charter vessel, Island Bound is usually hauling lobster or scallops. The pictures below are of the vessel and its crew hard at work.

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Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Maritimes (CCGA-M) is a nonprofit organization and a registered charity made up of 800 volunteer members and nearly 500 privately owned vessels throughout New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Iles de la Madeleine. The CCGA-M has been in existence since 1978 and provides assistance to the Canadian Coast Guard and the National Defence with search and rescue and safe boating programs

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Our Tours


Chumming, is throwing fish overboard to attract the birds. On this trip you may see Sooty Shearwater, Greater Shearwater, Phalaropes, Wilson's Storm Petrel, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Gannets, Fulmars, a variety of gulls .

Although our focus is on the birds we will be visiting the same area the whales are feeding  so you may also see whales porpoise, dolphins, basking shark as well as seals on the rocks on the trip out. We also have a lobster trap to haul in a demonstration and talk about the lobster fishery.

Captain Ingalls welcomes people into the wheelhouse to answer questions about the different Island fisheries, island life or simply to ask about the Island Bound.



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We offer a wide variety of experiences for families or groups aboard Island Bound in a relaxed and personal setting. We can take you to see Gannet Rock Lighthouse, on a trip around Grand Manan Island, whale watching, the cliffs at Southern Head. You can be dropped off on Wood Island for bird watching or a picnic and spend the day exploring. Kent Island is also a magical place to visit. It was bought in the thirties by J. Sterling Rockefeller at the prompting of Allan Moses, a local ornithologist. The Island is now owned by Bowdoin College, Brunswick Maine. They operate a long term research station there. This Island is a birders paradise. The Leach’s Storm-Petrel nests there and Captain Ingalls will escort you to the nesting area and show you a petrel in it’s burrow. He will also show you around the Island and tell you of it’s history from it’s earliest settlers to it’s more recent activities. The lush green of the ferns and mosses, the sounds of the calling gulls and the waves on the shore all combine to make this a memorable experience.

The possibilites are endless! Let YOUR imagination be OUR guide!


Before you go

The vessel Island Bound is located 15-20 minutes from the Ferry Dock in North Head.

The dock where we depart on our tours is located in Seal Cove at the end of the SC Breakwater Road.

Departure times fluctuate according to the tides and weather conditions so please phone the day before your tour to confirm sailing times and weather conditions.

Dress in layers because even on a warm summer day it can be quite cold on the water.

Always wear sunscreen. On the water you burn very quickly even on foggy days.

Some people are more prone to seasickness than others. If you have any concerns there are over-the-counter medications, take according to package directions.

We have a heated Wheelhouse where you are welcome to come in to take the chill off, or ask the captain any questions you may have.

We provide hot drinks. Feel free to bring a snack or cold drink. No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the boat.

A barbecue is available for private charters.

We will take you ashore on an Outer Island for an open fire cook-out on the beach [guests provide their own food.]


Our Island





Getting Here

Turn left from the Ferry Wharf onto Route 776, and follow down the Island to Seal Cove, watch for SC Breakwater Road, and follow down to docks.


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