St. Johns, NL - Newfoundland Puffin and Whale Watch Cruise


  • 1 ½ HOURS TOUR
  • Marine-wildlife watching catamaran cruise in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve.
  • Travel to Iceberg Alley, strewn with melting icebergs of various shapes.
  • See a wide variety of seabirds, including Atlantic Puffins.
  • Spot whales during the summer.
  • Learn about the wildlife and geology from crew and naturalists on board.
Join this exhilarating marine wildlife adventure aboard a high-speed catamaran that captures the spirit of Newfoundland and its people. Our destination is the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home of over 2 million seabirds including 500,000 Atlantic puffins and one of the largest populations of whales in the North Atlantic.  You will also get to hear live commentary from crew and naturalists on board about Newfoundland’s heritage as you travel to Iceberg Alley.

This cruise departs from a private dock in Bay Bulls, about 25 minutes from downtown St. John's, Newfoundland. 

At the dock, step aboard a catamaran equipped with a spacious viewing platform. The catamaran can accommodate up to 100 people on its outside decks, and its interior cabin can fit all passengers comfortably in the event of inclement weather. This is the only tour vessel in Newfoundland with such capacity.

Your captain navigates the boat to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, located at the end of Iceberg Alley. Icebergs drift along the coast from Greenland each spring and summer, and by the time they reach the reserve, they have been sculpted by the seas, sun, waves, and shoreline to create incredible shapes.

On board, crew and naturalists share insight into the 2.5 million seabirds and the large populations of whales that call the reserve home. Peak whale watching takes place from mid-June through mid-August. (Your crew will do its best to make sure you see whales, but sightings are not guaranteed.) The guides and crew are equipped with wireless microphones and are happy to answer your questions or repeat information as you like.

The boat will stop along sheltered areas of the islands that comprise the Reserve. Snap photos of nesting sites and watch seabirds in their natural habitat. Some species you may see include Atlantic puffins, common murres, black guillemots, northern gannets, greater shearwaters, and northern fulmars.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Inclusions

  • Marine-wildlife watching catamaran cruise in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve.
  • Travel to Iceberg Alley, strewn with melting icebergs of various shapes.
  • See a wide variety of seabirds, including Atlantic Puffins.
  • Spot whales during the summer.
  • Learn about the wildlife and geology from crew and naturalists on board.
  • Choose from multiple departure times to suit your schedule.
  • Tours hosted by an experienced, local guide and naturalists.
  • All safety equipment is provided as per requirements set forth by Transport Canada Marine Safety.
  • Taxes and HST.

Exclusions

  • Transportation to the Pier.
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. DMCi Inc. sell Manulife Travel Insurance.  We will require customers to sign off on Travel Insurance Waiver in the event customer declines our offer to sell them Travel Insurance.
  • Gratuities for Captain and the Naturalists on board.  Gratuities are expected.  

Accommodations Featured

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Tariffs

Room Configuration Beds Occupancy
TWIN or
SINGLE or
TRIPLE
QUAD
TWIN + 1 YOUTH + 1 CHILD
TWIN + 2 CHILD

For more information on Rooming and how rates apply, please refer to Important Notes

Optional Tour

These optional tours can be booked with our package. Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for rates.

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