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O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tours Inc.

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Voted Best Boat Tour by Newfoundlanders! O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tours is a family owned and operated business that has been offering Award Winning Boat Tours for over 30 years, in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador (just 30 minutes from St...more
22 Lower Road, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1C0, Canada
+1 709-753-4850
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All reviews boat tour witless bay great tour humpback whales whale watching captain joe o brien early in the season great boat ecological reserve two hours ice berg highly recommend this tour great afternoon these guys amazing experience fish and chips
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it was late in the season, we were pleased we had taken this tour to the Witless Bay reserve. We saw several bald eagles and plenty of sea birds. The commentary from our host was excellent, and he also entertained us with two songs....More

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took this tour on September 25th, well past the puffin and whale time to see them. I had also booked a shuttle pick up from downtown. I was warned that the puffins and whales would not be present and was fine with their alternative...More

Thank Karina R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

O’Brien staff are friendly and helpful. their tours are amazing and there is lots to see especially when the whales are there.

Thank Suzannemichelle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited NL this July and lucked into O'Brien's for a tour. It was a bit wavy and the cap't made sure we were aware to hold on and walk carefully. No danger, but just be smart. It was fine. The tour director, a retired...More

Thank TinajoeB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff and crew were all very good and very helpful and, although we did not see any puffins (too late in the season; only a handful left) or whales, we did see enough (bald eagle, close up seal, various seabirds) and stopped to watch...More

Thank Sonia A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun out on the tour with Con. Within the first 5 minutes we saw a whale come up for air and he came back at least 6 times. It was a beautiful day and we loved learning about the ecosystem and...More

Thank hjcook0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did not do the cruise. Had a Farewell Dinner in their banquet room. They need to serve a nice hot biscuit or bun with the salad. Cod Fish was excellent. Plate was ICE cold. Need to heat plates ! Service was excellent. Cake for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I got a bit seasick, this was a highlight of the trip! The guide and crew were excellent, and the guide was packed full of knowledge and answers to any questions he was asked. It was tons of fun, filled with songs, information...More

Thank kristicollin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a beautiful afternoon on the water with their friendly, knowledgeable crew. Though late in the season for whales, we followed two fin backs for about 10-15 mins As they made their way to wintering grounds. There were still thousands of puffins still in...More

Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Great tour ....... Captain Jo made the tour so interesting explaining the geography of the land and the species of fish, mammals and birds with a fantastic sense of humour. We saw a school of tuna feeding, a mola mola and plenty of puffins and...More

Thank linda t
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Iris L
August 8, 2018|
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Response from Mary L | Reviewed this property |
HI Iris we went on the 4:30 sailing.
Taran S
June 10, 2018|
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Response from Kate F | Property representative |
Hi Taran, we've been seeing Minke and Humpback whales sporadically over the past couple of weeks. The best time for whale watching in Newfoundland and Labrador is during the month of July, you are coming at the perfect... More
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Kate F | Property representative |
Hi, September is a great time for a Coastal tour- we take you along the rugged coastline, past sea stacks and caves and to a natural wave powered geyser. The whales, puffins and other seabirds are mostly left the area come... More