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Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch

#2 of 6 things to do in Bay Bulls Features Animals
90 Northside Rd | Box 281, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1C0, Canada
+1 709-334-2887
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Newfoundland Puffin and Whale Watch Cruise
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US$196.34*
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Private Tour: Newfoundland Puffin and Whale Watch Cruise with Picnic Lunch
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Experience Whales, Puffins & Icebergs in Newfoundland with the Gatherall Family & Crew. Gatherall's original cruise has been finely tuned over three decades to provide you with an incredible experience.  This 90 minute tour features the islands of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and the surrounding waters and headlands. For your comfort and safety, service is provided on our large modern catamaran.  Relax and enjoy the sights while our professional, knowledgeable and personable guides provide a live interpretation of the fascinating sights above, below and around us. Sightings of wildlife varies by season.
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“sea birds” (36 reviews)
“boat tour” (35 reviews)
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90 Northside Rd | Box 281, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1C0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We went primarily to see the puffins up close. The boat tour certainly exceed our expectations. We were there early in the season on a cold, wet and blustery day... but the puffins were out in full display! The boat crew and guides did a...More

Thank MJavier2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the boat tour. We were lucky enough to see whales, puffins and an iceberg! The crew were very informative and entertaining! We enjoyed watching some people get "screeched in". So much fun!More

Thank Irene d
Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Irene Thanks so much for joining us on board the cat! We had a great time hosting you and are just as thrilled that you were lucky enough observe puffins, whales & an iceberg! Glad to hear that you enjoyed watching a "Screeched In"...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were very fortunate to have witnessed a few whales, icebergs and thousands of sea birds. The guides on the boat shared lots of information on the area, bay bulls & witless bay ecological reserve. At the end of our boat ride one of the...More

Thank Robyn D
Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Robyn. Thanks so much for the chance to offer our services to you. Great to hear that you were lucky enough to find an iceberg, puffins & whales all in a single cruise! Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed spending time with our wonderful...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Gatherall's thank you .. You are amazing .. Your tour exceeded excellent.. You came highly recommended and now I know why . I totally get its "nature " you can't control what will happen but your efforts were not in vain we saw whales ......More

Thank KarinvK2014
Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Karin. Thanks so much for your kind words & praise. We're so happy to hear that you found our staff to be so caring and respectful and that you had a wonderful experience with our family & crew - they really are wonderful people...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful cruise. The crew are well informed, fun to be around and went above and beyond the call of duty. We were able to see the minke whale because the skipper turned the boat around just as the tour was to end,...More

Thank Laura A
Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Laura. We're so glad that you found us and that you had a Wonderful experience! Great to hear that the whales co-operated too! We don't know what they will / won't do but our crew will try their best to find them and provide...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on this tour in the beginning of tourist season, so it wasn't packed yet, but I can see how the boat could get really full. But fantastic service - the guys were extremely entertaining (and funny) and I loved how fluid the tour...More

Thank TorontoNd25
Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Folks. Great to hear that you had an AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!! We're so glad that you joined us to have a bit of fun and learn about the puffins, whales, and icebergs. You must be quite lucky too as everything has a season but it...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided we wanted to do a second puffin cruise before we left NFL and so decided to try Gatherall's (since we had also been cruising with another purveyor). We now were in June and things were a bit busier, more trips offered per day,...More

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Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Laurie. Thanks so much for your detailed impressions of Gatherall's. We're so happy that you decided to take advantage of the fine weather and a took a second cruise to see the puffins & icebergs. Every cruise is different and it is wonderful that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw whales, lots of puffins and other birds and a humpback whale and a ice berg, awesome trip and nice weather.More

Thank Railfan6213
Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Folks. So glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience. Wonderful to hear that everything showed up for your cruise - puffins , whales, an iceberg & the sun! Hope that we have a chance to welcome you on board the next time you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a frequent tourist, Gatherall's provided by far the best service, entertainment and absolute professionalism I've encountered in a while! We saw several whales, puffins and even were offered to sample a chunk of an actual iceberg. A great time with great people! Thanks again!More

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Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Abby. Wonderful to hear that you found our cruise to be FABULOUS! Thanks so much for sharing your impressions with fellow visitors. Our crew love what they do! We try to strike a balance between making the cruise loads of fun while at the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, courteous, helpful staff. This tour is the best one that I went on while in St. John's. Went on another just to see an iceberg. It was not a pleasant experience. Small boat and too many people. Gatheralls picked me up from my hotel...More

Thank tee708
Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Folks Great to hear that you had an Excellent Experience with us! wonderful to hear that you were on board at the right time to see everything in one trip. The window for overlap between puffins / whales / icebergs can be short but...More

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kpinkas
Does this tour have to be booked in advance? We will be in this area from Aug 19 to Aug 23. What is the cost of the tour?
15 May 2015|
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Response from mgwhales | Property representative |
Hi Folks. Great to hear from you and thanks for taking the time to contact us. Its always best to book ahead as sometimes the departures are sold out. Reservations are available online, by phone or in person. Our complete... More
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