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“Best whale tours around!!!”

Molly Bawn Whale & Puffin Tours
Reviewed January 16, 2015

This whale watching boat was a GREAT one! We saw plenty of humpback whales, puffins, razor bills, muirs, kittiwaks, bald eagles and even dolphins! We took the boat in late June 2011 (Ignore below that it says 2014) and have kept in touch with them ever since!! HIGHLY recommend if you are in Newfoundland!

Date of experience: June 2014
3  Thank HarleighHesse
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Reviewed October 15, 2014

I'm seconding what the other reviewers have said. This was not Disneyland, but a wonderful experience for anyone curious about the sea life of the north Atlantic, close up, and guided by two knowledgeable and sympathetic individuals. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank Nancy G
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Reviewed September 8, 2014

The tour was small and intimate. We were the only two passengers on the Molly Bawn boat that day. It was just the two of us, the captain and a biologist. We wanted to see the beautiful nature of the Newfoundland coast -- the whales and seabirds and tons of other wildlife as well -- and we did! Having a biologist on board to point out the different species and explain why they were unique and special was a real treat. This is not a party boat -- that's what the big outfits are for. This is the boat to take if you want to see and learn about the wildlife in this very special part of the world.

Date of experience: August 2014
4  Thank Charlene T
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

What makes this tour special is the small size and the enthusiasm of the crew. The boat dock is located in a lovely little cove in Mobile. On our tour we saw puffins, eagles, and mink whales. The small numbers allowed for a commentary that met the needs of the group. All of our questions were answered. The crew went to extra effort so that we saw whales (we were out for 90 minutes instead of the scheduled 60).

Date of experience: August 2013
3  Thank CarolV618
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Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Molly Bawn Great Island Whale & Puffin Tours operates a boat out of Mobile harbor on the coast of Newfoundland south of St. John's. We chose them because the maximum number allowed on their boats is 12 plus the captain and a biologist. Unlike much larger operations that take scores of tourist in large boats that includes singing group songs, Molly Bawn concentrates on the biologist's talks about the animals and their environment. Jeannine, the biologist on our boat who moved to Newfoundland after completing her graduate degree in Germany made our trip very special with the information she imparted. Captain Chris piloted the boat from island to island among the 5 Islands area and brought us close to shore to get a good look at the puffins, eagles (adult & male). On our trip we were only able have one whale sighting due to migration patterns. We'd definitely choose Molly Bawn again. We chose an early departure and our boat only had 8 passengers. Mike, who works for the operation at the dock was terrific in getting us set up and suggesting a good departure time.

Date of experience: August 2013
4  Thank viarueda
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