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Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch

#2 of 6 things to do in Bay Bulls Features Animals
90 Northside Rd | Box 281, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1C0, Canada
+1 709-334-2887
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Newfoundland Puffin and Whale Watch Cruise
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Experience Whales, Puffins & Icebergs in Newfoundland with the Gatherall Family & Crew. Gatherall's original cruise has been finely tuned over three decades to provide you with an incredible experience.  This 90 minute tour features the islands of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and the surrounding waters and headlands. For your comfort and safety, service is provided on our large modern catamaran.  Relax and enjoy the sights while our professional, knowledgeable and personable guides provide a live interpretation of the fascinating sights above, below and around us. Sightings of wildlife varies by season.
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“sea birds” (45 reviews)
“boat tour” (41 reviews)
“captain al” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
90 Northside Rd | Box 281, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1C0, Canada
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+1 709-334-2887
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Did the 4.30pm boat trip during an August day. Great viewing of whales and bird island - where the puffins can be seen. Good commentary from Luke. Good information and fun - loved the accordion playing on the way in to the harbour.

Thank Tandemania
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well organised. Entertaining crew. We had a great afternoon and saw many many whales. Impressions to last a life time

Thank Brigitte N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Based out of Bay Bulls it's 30 minutes from St. John's and we really recommend you take this trip. The vessel itself over great outdoor views and capacity plus a comfortable covered space should you prefer. We were outside on the bow on a beautiful...More

Thank Tara J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our 10 days in NFLD. We had a sunny, calm and warm day. We went to the Witless Bay Sanctuary and saw innumerable sea birds(Puffins) and if course whales. The whales were so numerous my head was on a swivel...More

Thank Warren D
Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Warren. Thanks for letting everyone know that Gatherall's is First Class! We're so happy to hear that you appreciated our approach to experiencing the whales - we believe that its important to watch without bothering them. Its pretty cool when we can point out...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So we had three generations of humans with us, ranging in age from 9 to 86, and each of us enjoyed the experience, perhaps I most of all. The various crew members sang to us, teased each other and were good at alerting us to...More

Thank Michael M
Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Michael. Wonderful to hear that it was a great adventure for all ages! Our crew do a great job of balancing the education, humour & entertainment and we're all so glad that you took notice of it. Can't wait to have you join us...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

They went to the wrong place to pick me up, and eventually abandoned me at the waiting place. Staff had no idea where the pick up location was. Beyond disappointed.More

1  Thank Nancy L
Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Nancy I whole-heartedly disagree with your presentation of the events. I have advised TripAdvisor of your efforts to strong-arm a discount from Gatherall's and offer the following. While regrettable that you missed the pick up, I stand firm in my contention that Gatherall's staff...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our whale/puffin watching tour was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking! Only 5 minutes through, we already spotted 3 whales. Once we reached the bay, whales surrounded us in every direction. Some even curiously came to the boat and stayed within 10 meters of us! The whales...More

Thank Marcello_rates
Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Marcello Thanks so much for joining us for a cruise! Wonderful to hear that you had such a SPECACULAR time with Gatherall's and were so lucky to encounter so many whales. Great to hear that you enjoyed the interpretation provided by our crew. Thanks...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great cruise. We had beautiful weather (a must for this type of cruise) and saw whales, puffins, common mares and kittiwakes. This tour goes to the Witless Bay Islands Park Reserve, a bird sanctuary where many thousands of birds can be found....More

Thank RandyRoss
Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Randy. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experiences. We've worked with the Globus Family for over 25 years and we're always happy to hear that Gatherall's is among the highlights of their Newfoundland experience. We're so happy to hear that...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We lucked out with awesome weather. Sun, no wind. Enthusiastic crew and captain. Educational. Saw dozens of whales, thousands of puffins and other sea birds. Catamaran hull adds to stability of the boat. Include staff singing Newfoundland songs. Highly recommendedMore

Thank 1RJL1
Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Folks. Wonderful to hear that you appreciated the enthusiasm or all of our staff and that you found the Cat to be a great platform for experiencing what is now the BEST WHALE SEASON EVER in our 34 years! Thanks so much for choosing...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We whole-heartedly enjoyed our experience through Gatherall's. While weather is never a given, we had the most beautiful morning tour (August 12) and it was perfect for viewing literally dozens of whales. The captains were very respectful of the whales and were informative, which we...More

Thank gricej
Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Folks. So wonderful to hear that you had a "TERRIFIC" time with Gatherall's! We're so happy to hear that you appreciated Captains Al & Jimmy's respect for the whales - we know that everyone want a "close look" but its our experience that the...More

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Hi Folks. Great to hear from you and thanks for taking the time to contact us. Its always best to book ahead as sometimes the departures are sold out. Reservations are available online, by phone or in person. Our complete... More
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