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Whale Watching, Shark and Cod Fishing, from St. John's Harbor
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Whale Watching, Shark and Cod Fishing, from St. John's Harbor

By NL Boat Tours
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About
We offer the most unique marine adventure in Newfoundland. You will get to catch and keep your own cod fish so please bring a cooler to take your cod fillet back with you. Life is short, let's enjoy the experience on the mighty North Atlantic. There is nothing better than a day on the North Atlantic chasing the famous cod which has defined our province for over 500 years. For the more adventurous we also offer Shark Fishing Charters (Blue Shark, Porbeagle, Mako and Great White) We offer custom tour packages for those looking to enjoy the taste of freshly cooked cod right off the boat. We can pan fry your catch as soon as we clean your fish while you enjoy a cold beverage and relax after a fantastic day on the water. Please inquire for details and availability.
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C$269.00
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Ages 8-70
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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  • We provide fishing rods and life jackets
What's not included
  • If you wish to enjoy a cold beer or bottle of wine please bring your choice of beverage.


Start:
  • 1 Fort Amherst Rd, St. John's, NL A1C 5H2, Canada
    The boat is waiting for you on the south side of St. John's Harbour Type in 'south side boat basin' into your GPS and we await your boarding on the 22 ft Grady White named after my wife's nickname - Tammy Joe. Please note we are located St. John's Newfoundland (Not St. John New Brunswick)
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 342402P1

    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • All guests will need to access the tour boat via ladder on the marina wharf
    • If you tend to get sea sick this is not for you.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    How much is Whale Watching, Shark and Cod Fishing, from St. John's Harbor?
    Whale Watching, Shark and Cod Fishing, from St. John's Harbor price starts from C$203.69. Discover and book Whale Watching, Shark and Cod Fishing, from St. John's Harbor on Tripadvisor
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    Whale Watching, Shark and Cod Fishing, from St. John's Harbor cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Whale Watching, Shark and Cod Fishing, from St. John's Harbor on Tripadvisor
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    Whale Watching, Shark and Cod Fishing, from St. John's Harbor is hosted by NL Boat Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact NL Boat Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Whale Watching, Shark and Cod Fishing, from St. John's Harbor on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 342402P1

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    • NL Boat Tours
      67
      Canada
      Joined in March 2022
    • Pathfinder317481
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day on Ebikes
      The Pedego bikes were excellent. The staff were friendly and very helpful. I recommend renting ebikes in St. john's...
      Written September 11, 2023
    • darrylwoods73
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great fun had by all in my group
      This was a great thing to do!! We all had a blast and no need to worry about parking you get somewhere can park anywhere lol. The people at the store are super nice and made it all a fun experience!!! Would do again if in town again!!
      Written August 19, 2023
    • Yolo Z
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ride to Signal Hill and Quidi Vidi.
      5 out of 5. Mike was very hospitable and Ken is conscientious about rider safety. Took the bikes out for 3 hours, would do it again.
      Written July 24, 2023
    • jeanhealeymartin
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great!
      It was our first time to use eBikes and Mike did a great job explaining all we needed to know! It was a great adventure and a new way for us to explore St John’s.
      Written July 11, 2023
    • peterfP4038XI
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sea DOG!
      My wife and I had a truly amazing experience on this boat tour! Captain Mike and his first mate Chris warmly welcomed us onboard the Tammy Joe and provided us with many once in a lifetime memories that we will cherish forever and are so very grateful!
      Written June 18, 2023
    • Mack01840
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Campus Enforcement, Memorial University
      This e-bike is perfect for getting around! For us at Campus Enforcement with Memorial University, the e-bike is perfect to use to get in places a vehicle can't to effectively patrol the whole campus. The bike is equipped with a speedometer and the ability to adjust the speed, allowing the rider to adjust the speed for the type of area/environment, weather and follow the speed limit. It is also equipped with a power assist to help when the rider wants to peddle, allowing for a more effortless ride, especially uphill! Specifically speaking to those in law enforcement and other emergency services interested in getting a new addition, this bike is perfect! The bike is an extremely comfortable ride, fast enough when responding to emergency calls and easy to maneuver. I had a chance to use the bike in extreme cold, rain and snow. It did not fail and worked perfectly in all types of weather! With the amount of addons and options this bike has, the opportunities are endless! For the safety of all officers, signal lights and mirrors are a must and since this bike can be equipped with all different kind of light options, emergency lights and other emergency equipment being added would make this bike perfect for any and all emergency services!
      Written November 15, 2022
    • V8676ATelaineh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Day on the Bay!
      What a great day on the Bay!! We had an amazing time cruising around Conception Bay with Captain Mike!! He is an exceptional tour guide and we were treated like family. Me and my dog even got to go swimming in the ocean near the coast. On our way back to port we saw a huge sunfish!!! What an exciting time. It was the best day ever! Thank You Mike for the awesome time!!
      Written May 19, 2022
    • V3508XErichardm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day on the water .
      What a great day we had on the water. The scenery was awesome. We seen whales , eagles and a school of porpoises that had surrounded the boat on our way to catch some cod fish . We caught our limit of fish and headed back to the wharf where Mike did all the cleaning and filleting of the fish . It was a excellent day and we’ll definitely be doing it again soon . Thanks for everything Mike .
      Written March 26, 2022
    • PW050
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun day on the water
      We spent a great afternoon on the water with Mike during the long weekend in September. We caught codfish which he filleted for us. We had great weather and Mike brought his seadoo along so we could take turns having a ride. It was a lot of fun and a day I won’t soon forget. Thanks for your hospitality and knowledge. I will be booking again this coming summer!
      Written March 22, 2022
    • michelleg965
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day on the water!
      Had the opportunity to do 2 excursion on the Tammy Joe and both were fantastic! Our first experience was cod fishing out of Quidi Vidi, the sea wasn't overly friendly that day but our captain was determined to get us our fish. Within an hour we had pulled in our quota of very large cod and were heading back for an afternoon of relaxation at the pier and a meal of wonderful fresh fish - which Mike cleaned and filleted for us. We also had the opportunity to do a day trip with Mike last summer, from CBS to Brigus, the water was calm and the temperature was nice and warm. Mike brought along his sea-doo and we all took turns to have a little fun! Once we got to Brigus we docked just outside the harbor and had a BBQ. On our way back we even saw a whale! It was a fabulous day! Mike is a great captain and it's quite clear he loves to be on the water - don't hesitate to take advantage of a day out with him if you have the opportunity.
      Written March 22, 2022
    • glencM7039CB
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome experience
      I have had many trips on the water with Mike. Always fun times. Great catches of cod and awesome whale sightings in season. You won’t go wrong booking your trip with him.
      Written March 21, 2022
    • tjk2010
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic North Atlantic excursion
      We had a great time with Mike. He’s friendly and conscientious; ensuring we had a good time and stayed safe on the water. The fishing was great and he filleted them for us on the wharf! We saw whales, eagles and puffins. What a great day!
      Written March 21, 2022
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    Jim P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Friends
    Mike is a knowledgeable and kind guy with a great sense of humour. He pointed out local
    landmarks and told stories of the history of the area. He helped the less experienced fishermen with patience. Everyone caught (and kissed) their cod. He taught us how to clean the fish and gave us great tips for cooking it. Mike provided a solid soundtrack for the afternoon including plenty of traditional Newfoundland songs. He really went above and beyond to make sure we had an awesome time!
    Written July 5, 2022
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    Mumuf3
    Calgary, Canada25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    If you ever go to St. John's, don't miss booking this tour with Mike. We arrived at his 22-foot boat and Mike asked us where our "suds" aka beer was to put in the cooler. We had actually walked around the whole harbour to get there (about an hour's walk) and didn't bring any beer. He said no problem, told us to hop in his truck and took us to the closest store to pick up some beer! Then we were off to fish for some cod. Within seconds of handing us the rods, we had fish on the hook, and proceeded to catch 13 beauties (max allowed per trip is 15, and only on certain days). He also took us into Quidi Vidi harbour and along the coast, all the while telling some great stories, playing some traditional tunes (Irish Rovers anyone?) and being a fantastic host. Mike, long may your big jib draw!
    Written July 10, 2022
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    Steven Williams
    St. John's, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    When my three young grandsons came to NL for a summer vacation I thought it was a good idea to let them taste a real NL cultural experience. I booked a few hours of cod jigging and whale watching with NL Boat Tours. To say it was a great time is an understatement. The joy and excitement in their eyes when they hooked that first cod was amazing. The only problem was they didn't want to stop when we caught our fish limit.
    Many thanks to Captain Mike for his skill and expertise and his patience with the kids was immeasurable. For a landlubber like myself, Mike made the trip such an enjoyable and memorable occasion.
    From the scenic view sailing out through the narrows to watching whales and jigging fish to the return to the dock was non stop entertainment. And, we didn't have to fight through a crowd of tourists to get a view of the whales.......this was truly personal service.
    Great equipment, great service and a really great time.
    Written March 26, 2022
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    Thanks Steve, To see the excitement on your grandsons faces when they landed their cod was priceless. The whales added to their experience which was a huge bonus. I have no doubt the boys will remember this day for the rest of their lives. Lets plan another day on the water the next time they come home and see what surprises mother nature has in store for us. Glad you all enjoyed. M
    Written March 27, 2022
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    aha748
    Toronto, Ontario2 contributions
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    Aug 2023 • Family
    Our family of six (us, two grandparents and two grandkids (three generations altogether) had an absolutely unforgettable experience today on the high seas with Mike. Captain Mike is warm, fun, a true pleasure to spend time with — great stories and great laughs! We sailed out in the middle of some amazing fog, and caught some gigantic cod on our trip. Honestly, Captain Mike knows where to find them! Cod after cod after cod came out — he screeched us all in and made us really feel welcome in his beautiful province. We could have stayed out all day with him, we were all enjoying ourselves so much. Captain Mike was fabulous with our kids (12 and 10). Our kids want to return to NFLD specifically to sail with Captain Mike again! You’ve got to do this! You won’t regret it!
    Written August 4, 2023
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    Peter R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Couples
    It was a privilege and a joy to have Mike and Chris skipper us around the bay and beyond in St John's. Two professionals of the highest calibre. We learnt a lot of history and nautical info, shared jokes, sang together and tried a little fishing. We were almost unlucky with the fog but it worked out in the end. My fiancee's highlight was when Chris expertly navigated our little boat into the shallow waters of Quidi Vidi, a charming little fishing village with a great pub. We disembarked briefly for chips before returning home admiring majestic views of the cliffs and pondering how to win favour with the new King! --- *Very* interesting personalities and nice to get to know them both and their stories a little. So many nice people and nice views in St John's but this was one of the highlights. Thank you guys!
    Written June 11, 2023
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    Adam P
    Toronto, Canada13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Captain Mike is the absolute Champ! Not only did he put us on the this non-stop, saw some whales, pod of dolphin, but man can he sing a tune or twenty. Super entertaining, personable, accommodating.

    Don’t book anywhere else, #NewfysFinest
    Written July 31, 2022
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    Thomas J
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing trip we went on!!! Both of us are new at fishing and CPT Chris accommodated us to having a very successful fish. Pulling up fish non stop with views of cape spear and the guidance and strategy from the Captain made it a memory for a life time. HIGHLY recommend this!!!!
    Written July 14, 2023
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    Jason P
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Family
    Our guide was next level awesome. He went Above and beyond to make the trip great. My son and I caught 9 cod. Then we ate em. My son really wanted to eat a fish he caught and the guide made that happen.
    Written July 18, 2023
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    Sheri and Les
    5 contributions
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    Jul 2022 • Couples
    I recommend this to everyone who wants to catch a fish on the Atlantic Ocean. Mike was a wonderful guide with great knowledge and a fantastic sense of humour. On top of the history and the the beautiful scenery we enjoyed my husband also caught this huge fish. All in all just a blast.
    Written July 9, 2022
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    patrick v
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    This was one of the best parts of our trip to Newfoundland. Captain Mike is a legend and we had a blast!! We caught tons of cod fish, had a laugh, and would recommend this to everyone. Can’t wait to do it again when we come back.
    Written August 22, 2022
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