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McCarthy's Party - Day Tours

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Address: 566 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 1B8, Canada
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Since 1982, McCarthy's Party has specialized in delivering tours of...

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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3Hr Saint John's Tour

Had a great tour with Larry. The city is amazing and Larry did a great job of explaining the history of Newfoundland.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Had a great tour with Larry. The city is amazing and Larry did a great job of explaining the history of Newfoundland.

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review McCarthy's Party Tours. Larry is indeed a wonderful guide who, like everyone at McCarthy's Party Tours, takes great pride in our province and is especially interested in our guests and their time spent in the area. Many thanks from everyone at McCarthy's Party Tours Andrew McCarthy McCarthy's Party Tours More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Very nice experience! You get to visit all the beautiful spots of the area in a short time. They pick you up from the hotel and return you there. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. He seemed to really love his place and shared his enthusiasm.

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this review

What a wonderful way to end the touring season - well, the scheduled season anyway. Nice to see a review that could apply to any McCarthy's Party Tours guide. Everyone at McCarthy's Party Tours share an enthusiasm for our province that shines brightly. Many thanks for your review of McCarthy's Party Tours Andrew McCarthy McCarthy's Party Tours More 

Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

When it was too late to plan and make reservations for a driving tour across Newfoundland we found McCarthy's Party through Tripadvisor and were lucky to get on an early September tour. Book early! We don't usually take bus tours and were apprehensive about it, but this turned out to be a great tour that would have been difficult to... More 

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review you trip with McCarthy's Party Tours. You have certainly highlighted all the reasons we would provide our guests regarding the reasons to travel with McCarthy's Party Tours. All of our guides are indeed expert in their field and we are so thankful to welcome Rex back to our family following a very... More 

Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had booked a tour with another company but they had mechanical problems with their bus and transferred us to MCCarthy's. They were kind enough to accept us on their bus and it was a wonderful tour. Larry, the guide and driver, had a good sense of humour and entertained us with tons of local facts. We learned so much... More 

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this review

Reviews about McCarthy's Party Tours guide Larry Hann always put a smile on my face. Larry is a great friend who visits our home on a near daily basis so I have every reason to appreciate your experience personally. All of McCarthy's Party Tours' guides are proud Newfoundlanders who are anxious to share our culture with our visitors. So glad... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had a 12 hour layover in St John's on the way to England, so decided to do a short afternoon tour with McCarthy's party. They picked us up at airport, which was perfect. Our guide was Larry. He was a pretty good guide, however he did talk a little fast, so we missed some details here and there. There... More 

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write about your tour with Larry Hann and McCarthy's Party Tours. Larry is a wonderful ambassador to the province and while you may have thought he spoke rather quickly - my mother often reminds us that the crowd on the mainland simply "Think too slow". LOL. I also am reminded of my time... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Larry was a great group leader/driver that showed us as much as he could during our tour of St. John's including Cape Spear, Signal Hill, Quidi Vidi, Petty Cove. He has a great passion for his country and lots of knowledge. We certainly learned a lot about Newfoundland/Labrador is the few hours we were with him.

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours. All of our guides at McCarthy's Party Tours strive to provide you with a truly experiential tour and Larry is a real "Salt of the earth" Newfoundlander epitomizes everything this province has to offer. All my best Andrew McCarthy McCarthy's Party Tours More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We took the 3 hour Cape Spear, Signal Hill, Quidi Vidi tour with Larry. He did an excellent job of giving us the history and providing interesting anecdotes. We never felt rushed and enjoyed all the venues. Worth the money.

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks from all of us at McCarthy's Party Tours. Larry is indeed a wonderful source for information - as are all of the guides at McCarthy's Party Tours. One thing I will note is that you obviously weren't walking with Larry because that would certainly make anyone feel rushed - LOL. He flies up our road every evening with... More 

Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

What a great way to see this unique and beautiful province. Everyone should put Newfoundland on their bucket list and McCarthy's did a wonderful job of showing us the highlights. Our guide, Rex, was knowledgeable and very entertaining. He had that great sense of humour that we enjoyed in so many Newfoundlanders. We were very well taken care of, and... More 

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this review

Wonderful to see a review on McCarthy's Party Guide Rex Hillier. Some of you may be aware that Rex has been on hiatus from touring while he served as a member in Newfoundland's House of Assembly so everyone at McCarthy's Party Tours are especially thankful to know he hasn't lost his touch. Unfortunate for the people of the province who... More 

Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

A group of 8 booked a tour in advance with McCarthy's Day Tours. It was lots of fun. We were met on time as the cruise ship docked and taken on our 4 hour tour as we expected. We saw Cape Spear, Petty Harbour and lots of St. Johns in our 4 hours. A very interesting place and well worth... More 

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this review

Everyone at McCarthy's Party Tours is pleased to hear of your enjoyable shore trip. Cruising can be a wonderful way to experience Newfoundland's coast line but the guides at McCarthy's Party Tours really bring things to life and provide expert interpretation of each unique facet that best describes our wonderful province Many thanks for taking the time to offer such... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We took the City Tour with our tour to Cape Spear, Petty Harbour, Quidi Vidi, and Signal Hill. Our tour guide was Larry. He was great. A true local Newfi with tons of interesting history, facts and personal stories. Had a few good jokes too. The itinerary was perfect for a half day tour. We were never rushed and proceeded... More 

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this review

I love hearing stories about McCarthy's Party Tours and guides who take the extra time to ensure a wonderful experience for our guests. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful and dedicated staff and everyone at McCarthy's Party Tours strives to provide each of our guests with a truly unique window to our very unusual world. Of course... More 

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