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McCarthy's Party - Day Tours

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566 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 1B8, Canada
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Wonderful tour

Steve was our guide and driver, we had a wonderful tour of St John’s & Cape Spear. Good clear... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanne B
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Wirral UK
Phenominal Tour of St. John's and area, Just book already!

How lucky was I to experience St. John's and area with McCarthy's Party. Carl our expert guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catheleen
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Ottawa
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Since 1982, McCarthy's Party has specialized in delivering tours of Newfoundland and Labrador. Committed to providing you with an authentic experience, we offer a total immersion in the culture - Newfoundland and Labrador style. Visiting people in their homes, chatting with fishermen, enjoying teas and lunches with community groups... whale watching, puffin and iceberg sighting, experiencing the culture... learning about the way of life, the language of the sea and the songs of the ocean Our slogan "Let The Locals Be Your Guide" sums up one of the great qualities of our escorted tours. Our guides grew up in the province and are the best source for information on the culture, history, music and language that make this area so unique. They know off the beaten path locations where our groups see the spectacular scenery and wildlife of Newfoundland. Your local guide will provide you with an authentic Newfoundland experience that will be both educational and thoroughly enjoyable
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566 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 1B8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Steve was our guide and driver, we had a wonderful tour of St John’s & Cape Spear. Good clear commentary with just the right mix of fact and funny, great views and brilliant weather all conspired to make it a memorable morning. Highly recommendedMore

Thank Joanne B
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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Joanne, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours. We are thrilled to hear of Steve's performance, just like all the guides at McCarthy's Party Tours, we know how to strike that perfect balance between fact and fun....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

How lucky was I to experience St. John's and area with McCarthy's Party. Carl our expert guide, local townie, Real Estate Man and in the know of all legends and lore of the Rock had the perfect mix of fact and funny. Carl can knit...More

Thank Catheleen
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McCarthysParty, Boss' big brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks from everyone at McCarthy's Party Tours. We've been training new guides for a busy summer and this was Carl's debut with the McCarthy's Party Tours team. He was so excited when he got back to the office and your review is the perfect...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Solo traveller around the maritimes of Canada and ended up in this beautiful part of the world. I emailed them when i arrived and managed to get onto the tour that did the city, signal hill and the numerous delightful fishing villages. I was picked...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours. We truly appreciate your kind thoughts and comments. Everyone at McCarthy's Party Tours strive to provide a fun and educational experience. It seems that the McCarthy's Party Tour guides are off to...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Was in St. John's for a conference and took advantage of a slower day to book a 3-hour tour. Larry was our tour guide, and we could have stayed with him for days! His love of his city and his province was evident and he...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Georgia, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours. We're so glad you decided to join McCarthy's Party Tours for your "Slow" day as it sounds like Larry certainly shoved things into a higher gear. Larry is a wonderful...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

Our transatlantic cruise stopped in St. John's for one day. I booked ahead a half day tour with McCarthy's Party - and we had a great day. Steve was wonderful - low key, friendly, knowledgeable. Loved our stops. Good value.More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Thank you kindly for taking the time to share your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours and our good friend Steve. Lots of Newfoundland history based on transatlantic crossings and I'd imagine your voyage would most certainly provide a new appreciation. McCarthy's Party Tour guides love...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Larry Hann was our Group Tour Guide and what a treasure he was; plenty of information and many, many stories not listed in the tour books.More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2017

So lovely to receive reviews this time of year. Means you're still thinking about your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours and that it must heave been truly memorable. Larry is an exceptional character, as are all the guides at McCarthy's Party Tours. We certainly miss...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Our guide was Angus , an ex policeman , and very knowledgeable and very proud "Newfie " It was a very special tour that we will relive for years to come , the people of Newfoundland are without exception , the nicest in Canada !...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with angus and McCarthy's Party Tours. The people of Newfoundland are nice no doubt - but so are all the people who visit us. All the guides at McCarthy's Party Tours agree that its easy...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

What an amazing and authentic experience we had on our recent tour arranged by McCarthy's Party in St. Johns. Our guide, Larry, was absolutely wonderful not to mention an amazing ambassador. His passion for the land and seascapes is evident in spite of the fact...More

Thank Hester W
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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Have another Touton - or do without n! What a fun day you must have shared. So thankful that you took the time to write about McCarthy's Party Tours and your experience. Larry, like all the guides at McCarthy's Party Tours, is a great guide...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Such friendly tour guides who are so knowledgeable about the area. Steve was not only a great driver, but we learned so much from him and he has to be one of your best employees! The tour of St. John's allowed us to see Cape...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

So many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours. Steve is indeed a fine fellow, as are all the guides with McCarthy's Party Tours. Just like any family, its hard to pick favorites when there's so much to enjoy...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

I was in Newfoundland on business and decided to stay for a couple of days extra to visit the Island! Opted at the last minute to join this tour group. Our tour guide Larry, made this experience absolutely wonderful! His historical knowledge of the Island...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Mixing business with pleasure is what Newfoundland and McCarthy's Party Tours are all about. So happy to hear you enjoyed your tour and are considering another visit to the island next year. Everyone at McCarthy's Party Tours appreciates your review and look forward to seeing...More

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bnclee
May 2, 2018|
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Response from McCarthysParty | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your inquiry. Though I have to admit, this is tough to address on a forum since we would have to design a custom itinerary to accommodate such a trip. Please call our office at 1888 660 6060
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Drew T
August 9, 2017|
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Response from Jan S | Reviewed this property |
The best answer I can give is to call the company direct. I found them to be very forthcoming when answering my questions.
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July 5, 2017|
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Response from McCarthysParty | Property representative |
Check out our McCarthy's Party facebook page for iceberg shots I took in St. Anthony, Labrador, Twillingate and Bonavista this past week Andrew
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