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Tuckamore Discoveries

Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
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Puffins is His speciality. Without a doubt he could be called the puffin caller as your most likely... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
JRGBonavistaS
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Bonavista, Canada
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Middle of October and still great!

My friend and I placed a call to Jon to see if he would be available to take us for a tour well... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Nancy S
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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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“local plants” (5 reviews)
“puffin island” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
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"flora and fauna"
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"local plants"
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"puffin island"
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"great hike"
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"great guide"
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"guided hike"
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"his knowledge"
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"plant life"
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"hour hike"
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"knowledgeable guide"
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"an amazing experience"
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"great pictures"
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"two hours"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"beautiful coastline"
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"bonavista area"
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Puffins is His speciality. Without a doubt he could be called the puffin caller as your most likely to view them up close and personal with John.

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Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thanks Johanna :)

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

My friend and I placed a call to Jon to see if he would be available to take us for a tour well after the main tourist season was over. Much to our surprise, he said he could guide us on a natural history walk...More

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Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Thank you very much Nancy - I am really glad you both enjoyed the tour. I am always inspired by folks like you who are keen to learn about and enjoy nature :)

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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Jonathan guided us to the closest encounter with Puffins that one could hope for. When we look at our photographs we will remember him and Bonavista. This was the highlight of a month spent in Newfoundland

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Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Thank you very much for your review! Great to hear you enjoyed the tour - that makes it all the more worthwhile for me! All the best in the Yukon! Jon

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

This is a wonderful 2 hour hike with lots of stops to take photos. Jon is very knowledgable and stopped often to point out plants and talk about their uses. We saw lots of puffins close up (within 10 - 15 feet) and had as...More

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Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Many thanks for touring with us and for the wonderful review. It was certainly a pleasure to meet with you and talk about the things that make our coastline so special. Great to hear you like the carving - the one you bought was actually...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Great day today, highly recommend doing it and learning about the plants and birds in the area. Well worth it

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Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Hi guys - it was really great to meet you and your little fellow :) I am really happy that you enjoyed the tour so much. Hopefully, you will get a chance to return to Newfoundland one day. All the best, Jon

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

My husband, son and I went on the Puffin Hike with Jon and it was the highlight of our trip to Newfoundland. The hike was very informative and Jon told us all about the plants on the way and the scenery was beautiful. The best...More

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Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Thank you very much :) I am really happy that you had such a great time on our hike! Comments like yours and many others make my job worthwhile :) All the best, Jon

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Reviewed August 25, 2017

As an amateur naturalist with a focus on birds and native plants, I found our hike with Jon of Tuckamore Discoveries highly informative and enjoyable. Jon is an accomplished ecologist and so is able to connect the dots between the landscape, the plants, and wild...More

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Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review! It was certainly a pleasure to meet you guys. I am very glad that you enjoyed the tour. All the best, Jon

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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

We had a great two hour guided trip with Jon Joy. We learned so much about the plants - identification, medicinal history and similar varieties from where we were from. It was about to a forty minute walk to look at the Puffins over fairly...More

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Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2017

Hi there - many thanks for your wonderful review! I really appreciate it! is so nice to hear that you enjoyed the tour. All the best, Jon

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

We observed the puffins not only on the cliffs, but also from very, very near. Jon is perfectly knowledgeable about these unique birds. He also explains the history of the cliffs, as well as the many different berries (most of them edible) and other plants,...More

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Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Thank you kindly for your review! I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour so much - the puffins are definitely one of our main attractions on our tour! All the best, Jon

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

This tour was wonderful. Jon is such a knowledgeable guide and so interesting to listen to. While the puffins were the ultimate goal, the journey to reach them was fascinating. Jon discussed many of the plants we encountered during the hike, explained their medicinal and...More

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Jonathan J, Owner at Tuckamore Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Hi Deborah, it was a pleasure to meet you! I am glad that I was able to open up the natural world of coastal Newfoundland for you. Hopefully, we will see you again soon! All the best, Jon

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wendyrv
August 2, 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
May 24, 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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