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Witless Bay ecological reserve

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A must see attraction

A relaxing boat ride through the bay to look at local wildlife and hear about the history of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joseph H
Sydney, Canada
Fantastic location for whales and puffins

I've visited this reserve 3 times, and never failed to see whales and thousands of sea birds... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Madison, Wisconsin
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Harbour Rd, Witless Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A relaxing boat ride through the bay to look at local wildlife and hear about the history of the area and the important ecological work done in the area. Very knowledgable and entertaining crew . A fun experience . More wildlife earlier in the season

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed September 4, 2018

I've visited this reserve 3 times, and never failed to see whales and thousands of sea birds, especially puffins. It's an amazing place!

Thank r8ter2018
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Very friendly joyful staff keep you informed and even sing enroute. You’ll see so many birds, especially Puffins, they aRe everywhere! We even saw an eagle! No whales but no one minded as we were kept busy. It was a beautiful sunny day and the...More

Thank Susan0560
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We did the Obrien's Boat Tour out of Bay Bulls. It was cancelled the first day due to weather but they did give us a couple of hours notice and re-booked us for the following day. The boat was full due to a coach trip....More

Thank galaxy148
Reviewed August 24, 2018

I fortunate enough to be able to book a tour with Ecotours, located just being the Irish Loop Coffee shop on rt. 10. Their tours book a small amount of people and are taken in a Zodiac, rather that a large multilevel boat. The Zodiac...More

Thank clauscat
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

We came to this area and did not get a tour. I heard through the grapevine that you might see puffins in the town however no luck on this day. The beach is nice and there is a walking trail however the weather was not...More

Thank Mdecker17
Reviewed August 19, 2018

It's not as wow as the larger reserves around the province, but a really nice site and enjoyed a peaceful walk on the pebble beach :)

Thank ChelseaLCanuck
Reviewed August 4, 2018

2-hour boat ride to cruise alongside 2 islands that are home to thousands of puffins and gannets. They fly relatively close to your boat. There is also a nice coastline to view near the port.

Thank Doug-o-m
Reviewed July 20, 2018

There are many boat tours available to the reserve, which I highly recommend. I took the tour yesterday and we saw thousands of puffins and penguin like birds (forgot their name). However, the added bonus was the dolphins which were trying to race along with...More

1  Thank Avidesh S
Reviewed July 10, 2018

This was a reserve consisting of a couple of small islands located off the coast of Newfoundland about 30 minutes south of St. Johns. There are a couple of different boat tour operators basically offering the same types of tours. We went on the 28th...More

1  Thank laddie1
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Response from Puffinman | Reviewed this property |
This is the perfect time to see and save Puffins. Puffin Patrol will be every evening out to save the disoriented little Puffins .street lights are distracting them. So we will be out and save them.Next morning they will see... More
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