O’Brien’s Whale & Bird Tours is a family-owned and operated business that was started in 1985 by brothers, Joseph and Loyola.

Our Values

“At O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours, we’re guided by a set of core values — quality, dedication, trust, and personal service — and we ensure that these hallmarks are met at every stage of your journey.”

Joe O’Brien

CEO & Founder

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Meet Our People

Joe and Loyola O’Brien, Founders

Our Story

Both brothers were experienced fishermen and could see a decline in the fishing industry. They decided a change in careers was necessary and the rest, as they say, is history. When the business first began, the company used a signal boat to carry 25 customers to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, Iceberg and Whale Watching. Now, the company has three vessels, with a capacity to carry 170 passengers, a restaurant, 2 gift shops, and an event centre. The O’Brien’s continue to be tourism ambassadors for Newfoundland and Labrador. They are very proud to offer high-quality tours that are educational and entertaining.

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