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.

Come for the whales, countless seabirds and Newfoundland charm. Come to experience our rugged coastline and enjoy the famous O’Brien’s hospitality. 

Rates

Adult (Ages 14+)- $65

Student (<25)- $49

Senior (65+)- $60

Youth (<17)- $35

Child (<9)- $30

Infant (<2)- Free

Family (2A + 2C)*- $165

*Applies to children and youth. Please call to reserve a family package- cannot be booked online.

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Whale & Iceberg Facts

  • Whale sightings are highest in July and Icebergs can typically be seen from May until early June.
  • The best time for Seabird viewing is from May until early September.
  • Icebergs come in all shapes and sizes and only 10% appear above the surface of the ocean.
  • Sightings vary by season and cannot be guaranteed (birds, whales and icebergs).
  • It is important to note that icebergs do not frequent our waters every year.
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The Details

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Location: O’Brien’s Dock in Bay Bulls

Our new Atlantic Puffin vessel is Transport Canada Certified and equipped with a fully enclosed heated cabin with panoramic viewing, canteen, bar, and restrooms. Non-motorized wheelchair accessibility.

Need shuttle service to our tour?

We pick up at hotels and registered B&B’s in St. John’s (additional charge).

Shuttle Service

September Tours

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.

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