Daily tours May through September.
Step aboard and set sail to Atlantic Puffins, Humpback Whales and Icebergs. Watch as seabirds dive for food, Bald Eagles soar overhead and the sun glistens off of towering icebergs.
Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
Cruise with us to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to the largest Atlantic puffin colony in North America (1/2 a million) and millions of other seabirds.
Enjoy a spectacular performance by Humpback whales as they frolic, breach and pectoral fin slap right before your very eyes. A show not to be missed! With the largest population of Humpbacks returning each summer, there are bound to be a few breathtaking moments. Showtimes and routines vary as we are dealing with Mother Nature.
Breathe in the fresh ocean air and feel the chill as you sail past 10,000 year old icebergs. These glacial giants come in all shapes and sizes and only 10% appear above the surface of the ocean.
Come for the whales, countless seabirds and Newfoundland charm. Come to experience our rugged coastline and enjoy the famous O’Brien’s hospitality.
Ride in Comfort
Unwind during this two-hour tour aboard one of our Canadian Coast Guard certified, custom built, stable passenger vessels. Our new Atlantic Puffin vessel is equipped with a fully enclosed heated cabin with panoramic viewing, canteen, bar, and restrooms. Non-motorized wheelchair accessibility. Ample rail space on the upper and lower deck provide picture perfect views.
The best time for seabird viewing is from May until early September each year and whale sightings are highest in the month of July. Icebergs can typically be seen from May to June, however it is important to note that icebergs do not frequent our waters every year.
Need shuttle service to our tour? We pick up at hotels and registered B&B’s in St. John’s (additional charge), for more information click here -> SHUTTLE SERVICE