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Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch

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Experience whales, puffins and icebergs in Newfoundland with the Gatherall family and 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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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90 Northside Rd | Box 281, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1C0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just got back from Newfoundland and one of the highlights was Gatherall's. We felt very safe while out on the cruise on there boat. We saw lot's of whales and saw lots of Puffins and other birds. I would recommend to...More

Thank Gary W
Kathryn L, Guest Relations Manager at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi folks! Great to hear from you and wonderful to know you enjoyed your adventure with us at Gatherall's. Sounds like you were in luck with wildlife sightings. Since we are dealing with nature we never know what we will see from one day (or...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Corny jokes, great boat and crew. We were at the end of the major puffin season, but still saw lots of puffins. No whales, not too surprising at this time of year. But they made the trip fun and relaxing! I highly recommend this trip,...More

Thank Kevin L
Kathryn L, Guest Relations Manager at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kevin! Thanks for the taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted to know that you felt so great about your time spent with us. We are happy to hear that you saw lots of puffins. You are correct to say that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great tour with the Gatheralis. The ship is well maintained, clean and stocked with refreshments. The crew was very helpful with information and people who needed assistance. They were entertaining and ensured we have a good time. The ship was big enough...More

Thank coalpd
Kathryn L, Guest Relations Manager at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Great to hear from you and great to know you enjoyed your time spent with us on the water. We take a lot of pride in the Gaffer VI (our catamaran) and work hard to keep it in top shape so we are happy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, daughter and I went on this Tour with Gatheralls. We did not expect to see any Whales, or Ice bergs as it was too late in the season. We did see a lot of Puffins, as well as many other Sea birds. The...More

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KathrynL1312, Guest Relations Manager at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Wonderful to hear from you! We are happy to know you enjoyed viewing the largest puffin colony in North America and enjoyed receiving information on the puffins as well as the many other seabirds in the area. We are also happy to hear the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative. Constant information about the puffins and some information about whales. Friendly staff. Saw lots of puffins but no whales.More

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Kathryn L, Guest Relations Manager at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate it. Our Captain and crew are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge of local wildlife with others so we are happy you found the tour to be informative. With wildlife, it's impossible to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on board with the Gatherall Cruise Clan. Serenaded with Newfoundland truths, occasional tall tales and song. Cruised up and down shores of Gull Island all the while admiring the marvels of the little "Puffin". Caught a glimpse of a basking...More

Thank Dave M
Kathryn L, Guest Relations Manager at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Dave! Thanks for choosing to set sail with us at Gatherall's Puffin & Whale Watch. We are delighted to hear you had a good time and that you enjoyed the entertainment provided by Captain Al and the crew. With hundreds of thousands of puffins...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a slick operation. The tour itself is very good, with lots of information about the bird life. We found the tour expensive and this opinion was confirmed when we noticed that many of souvenir items were priced 10% - 15% higher than any...More

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

Hi Folks. Great to hear that you enjoyed the cruise and found the staff to be so personable & knowledgeable. Our tour pricing it is comparable to all other professional tour operations both locally / within Newfoundland and on par with most quality tour services...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic and friendly experience. They were very informative and knowledgeable about what we were seeing.More

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Kathryn L, Guest Relations Manager at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Ashley! Wonderful to hear from you. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience on the water with the Gatherall's team. Our Captain and crew are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge of local wildlife with our visitors so it's great to know that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time out with Gatherall's. The first trip (2017) was so amazing that we absolutely HAD to book again this year. We saw at least one humpback (over and over!) and a minke whale. Not as spectacular as the previous year when...More

Thank Ange W
Kathryn L, Guest Relations Manager at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Great to hear from you. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Happy to hear you came back to tour with us again and happy to hear you were in luck with the wildlife.Our staff are very enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many Puffin tours but we chose this one because of the reviews and we weren't disappointed. Bay Bulls is about an hour south of St. John's and the trip down did not offer much to see. The boat we chose was a larger...More

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Kathryn L, Guest Relations Manager at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, We are happy to hear we were the highlight of your visit to Newfoundland! Sounds like you enjoyed seeing the many birds. You are correct in saying there are millions, as the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve is home to the largest Atlantic Puffin colony...More

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796jackl
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Kathryn L | Property representative |
Helllo! We do return shuttle trips from downtown St. John's at a cost of $25. Our tour features the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve which is widely regarded as one of the best places on the island for wildlife viewing... More
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kpinkas
May 14, 2015|
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Response from Michael G | Property representative |
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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