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Tuckamore Discoveries

Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C1B0, Canada
+1 709-468-4731
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Puffin Hike

Jon was an incredible guide. He knew all about the plants; their medicinal uses, toxicity, edible... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nancy-Lee L
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Nature walk and puffins

A nature walk with a biologist makes all the difference. Jon runs nature tours with small groups... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rc697
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Bonavista, Canada
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Tuckamore Discoveries is a nature based eco-hiking venture located in Bonavista on the Island of Newfoundland - puffins are one of the main attractions. The business is operated by Jonathan Joy, a local biologist and educator whose goal is to provide a safe, enjoyable and educational experience for people interested in the natural history of coastal Newfoundland.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Jon was an incredible guide. He knew all about the plants; their medicinal uses, toxicity, edible berries. I don't think I asked a question he didn't know the answer to. The hike to get to the puffins is very beautiful with distinctive flora. We were...More

1  Thank Nancy-Lee L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nature walk with a biologist makes all the difference. Jon runs nature tours with small groups making for an intimate experience. Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed a walk to puffin island where we saw puffins up close. The anecdotes and information about the...More

1  Thank rc697
Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! I'm really happy that your enjoyed the tour! All the best, Jon

Reviewed 1 week ago

My visit to Newfoudland would not have been complete without going on this tour. Jon, a very knowledgeable and interesting biologist took me for a walk by the quiet Bonavista cliffs and while on our walk, he would explain the various use of the wild...More

1  Thank Bearrry12
Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review! I am really glad you enjoyed your tour, especially the plant stuff! Puffins are the icing on the cake for me :) All the best, Jon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

John is a very knowledgeable guide. He took us to a special location on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. We learned about the local plants. We saw puffins and whales. Awesome views. Great weather. Would highly recommend

1  Thank 1RJL1
Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! I am really glad that you enjoyed the tour - it is an amazing place to visit. All the best, Jon

Reviewed 1 week ago

Jon, our guide and the owner of the company, took our family of 6 (3 adults and 3 kids 9, 6, and 4) on a beautiful, educational hike up the bog and cliffs in Bonavista. We were out about 2 hours - the perfect amount...More

1  Thank amjoy373
Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you kindly for your review and promotion. It was certainly a pleasure guiding you and your family. Hope to see you all again if you visit Newfoundland again. All the best, Jon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jon from Tuckamore Discoveries was our guide on a hike to see Puffins. He is friendly and very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the area pointing out different plants and explaining their uses and history. Of course, the highlight is seeing the puffins!...More

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Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review! I am really glad you enjoyed your tour. All the best, Jon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you do nothing else in the Bonavista area, we highly recommend you advance-book a Puffin Hike with Jon Joy of Tuckamore Discoveries. Our 2-hour hike with him was a highlight of our trip to Newfoundland. As other reviewers have commented, his knowledge of the...More

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Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour with us. I really enjoy opening up the world of nature to our guests so your comments mean a lot to me. All the best, Jon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful Puffin tour with Tuckamore Discoveries. Jon was a superb guide who knows Puffins and where to see and get great photographs of them. Highly recommended.

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Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That you very much! It was a pleasure guiding you. Hopefully, I opened up the world of Newfoundland's coastal ecology for you :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide Jon is very knowledgeable and friendly. He has passion for the nature as well. My husband and I took the tour in July, we told Jon we like puffin photography, so he brought us to the trail and we got the best photo...More

1  Thank torontotravel2017
Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for hiking with us! I am really glad you enjoyed the tour and your stay in Newfoundland. All the best, Jon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jon, our guide, is a highly knowledgeable biologist who knows the flora and fauna of the Bonavista region of Newfoundland. He patiently explained many interesting facts about the plants that were at our feet. We would have completely missed this without Jon's guiding hand. We...More

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Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks Harry and Kelly! It was great to meet you both and I really enjoyed our time hiking together. Where we go is a magical place and I was very pleased that you enjoyed the tour. All the best, Jon

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wendyrv
2 August 2017|
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Response from Jonathan J | Property representative |
Hi - we run tours at 9am, 12pm, 3pm and 6pm daily :) Thanks, Jon
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greatravel
24 May 2017|
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Response from Jonathan J | Property representative |
Hi, Many thanks for your enquiry. Our tours run for approximately 2 hours and cover a total distance of less than 3km. The cost per adult is $60 per head, youth (17 and under) is $30 and under 9 years old is free. Hope this... More
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