Daily tours May through September.
Transport Canada Certified.
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.
Cruise with us to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to the largest Atlantic puffin colony in North America (500,000+) and millions of other seabirds including: Common Murre, Black-legged Kittiwake and Razor-bill Auk.
Enjoy a spectacular performance by Humpback whales as they frolic, breach and pectoral fin slap right before your 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. Let your imagination run wild!
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 Transport Canada 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, Whale sightings are highest in July and Icebergs can typically be seen from May until early June. It is important to note that icebergs do not frequent our waters every year. For the latest Iceberg reports visit IcebergFinder.
Seabirds begin taking flight back out to sea in early September, at this time we change our tour route slightly and it becomes a geological adventure. Sail along the rugged coastline, named Top Coastal Destination in the World by National Geographic. Enjoy the view as you sail past sea stacks, caves and waterfalls. Next take in the view of a natural wave powered geyser, locally known as the Spout.
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