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Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours

7-135 Harbour Dr, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6N6, Canada
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Well informed and friendly staff

Only reason it's a 4 is the issues we had with booking. Booked a 4 PM, was moved to a 1 PM which... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KBT-Ott
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Ottawa, Ontario
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Not worth it

We didn't see any whales, puffins, or icebergs. I understand that there are things you can't... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anna M
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Join Newfoundland's award-winning boat tour Iceberg Quest as we depart from the heart of downtown St. John's. Walking distance from hotels and B&B's, our two hour fully narrated tour lets you experience Cape Spear, Cabot Tower, and Fort Amherst from the sea. Witness the world's largest concentration of humpback whales, watching as they thrust their massive 40 ton bodies into the air. Show times may vary! Steam through the passageway of 12,000 year old icebergs and view the elegant Atlantic Puffin. Both entertaining and educational, our narrated tour is fun for the whole family. Private charters and special packages available. Departing daily at 9:30am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm and 7:00pm, our tours offer traditional music, snacks and full bar service, and 'screech-ins'. We invite you to "Step aboard. Experience the WONDER!"
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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7-135 Harbour Dr, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6N6, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Only reason it's a 4 is the issues we had with booking. Booked a 4 PM, was moved to a 1 PM which was not possible as we were working. 4 pm cancelled, then at 2 pm, we were called back as 4 pm was...More

Thank KBT-Ott
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We didn't see any whales, puffins, or icebergs. I understand that there are things you can't control, but what bothered me is that this wasn't even addressed. The person on the microphone sharing the history of the coast, and the landmarks we passed, didn't seem...More

Thank Anna M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked an iceberg quest tour on our 2nd day of our NL visit May 28-Although there was very little wildlife , not promised or in anyone’s control, the scenery and staff were amazing. The only advice I would give is always take gravol if...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came with two other friends for this tour. Was sorely disappointed with the tour. Tour guide was highly unenthusiastic throughout his commentary. Worse, the microphone and speaker was too soft and barely anything could be heard. Views were not that great, no icebergs or whales...More

2  Thank Jie Ying P
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Wonderful tour! Very informative, and well worth it even if you aren't lucky enough to see icebergs. Great views of the harbour, Blackhead, and Cape Spear. Definitely recommend!

Thank Alex L
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Loved this was totally amazing up close and personal with million year old ice.Crew fantastic and very knoledgable

1  Thank rickcardo
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

I checked in for the 1PM tour. I met Sheldon, Haley, Andrew and of course Captain Singleton. The entire crew are super educational about the whales we encountered and the harbor of St Johns on the way out of the harbor. They share lots of...More

Thank Patti K
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

We saw it all! Great tour, and very informative. It was lovely to see the whales "frolicking" about, however don't even attempt to get a clear photo of them... the sea is too rough, the whales only surface every now and then, so just enjoy...More

Thank ANGELINA G
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

I got to experience Iceberg Quest during a Brent Mac Events Party boat and was one of the best party experience I've had here on the rock

Thank Paddy W
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

I went on Iceberg Quest in August and what a beautiful day on the water I had with my kids and grandkids! The weather and scenery was gorgeous and the whales were plentiful - and they were putting on a show which our grandkids loved!...More

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dianelovesmaui
March 22, 2018|
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Response from IcebergQuest | Property representative |
Ahoy Diane! Thank you for your Iceberg Quest inquiry. June 1 is a fabulous time to see icebergs based on previous years. Peak iceberg viewing season is mid May to late June through to early July (Mother Nature dependent of... More
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