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Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch

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Address: 90 Northside Rd, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1C0, Canada
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Newfoundland Puffin and Whale Watch Cruise
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Friends visiting NL for 1st time

Took my friends from China to Gatherall's Boat Tour. They enjoyed it so much. Got to meet Rosemary, the owner and had a video done with her. Must recommend the boat tour to all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Sheila T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my friends from China to Gatherall's Boat Tour. They enjoyed it so much. Got to meet Rosemary, the owner and had a video done with her. Must recommend the boat tour to all visitors, you will not be disappointed.

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mgwhales, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hi Sheila So wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us especially as we are busily preparing for the start of 2017 - our 33rd season! Thanks for taking a moment to pass along your comments and for keeping us in mind such a while after your visit. Hope to have you join us again for another cruise.... More 

Richmond Hill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

First trip to Newfoundland from Ontario. This is a great outfit and the best boat for puffin and whale watching. We were a family group of 6, including my Mother - she was nervous about going out, but after speaking with Rosemary in the ticket shop, she was reassured and agreed to give it a try and absolutely loved it!... More 

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Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hi Pauline. Wonderful to hear from you. We hope you are enjoying a very Merry Christmas and looking forward to a wonderful New Year. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you absolutely loved the experience and your time in Newfoundland. We're always ready to chat with our guests and are happy to... More 

Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My boyfriend and his family are originally from Newfoundland and we usually head back there once a year or so to visit the rest of his family. I've never been able to do a whale watching tour because I'm always there at the wrong time of year, but this time we were in prime whale sighting season. We'd already seen... More 

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Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hi Folks Thanks so much for choosing to travel with Gatherall's and for sharing your experience. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and were lucky enough to spot some minke whales. Sometimes nature can be a bit fickle - even being in the "right place at the right time" cannot unfortunately guarantee success. Last... More 

Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The staff are really insightful and honest about whether there are currently whales around - they told us there was a mother and baby hanging around the day before and we saw them several times on our trip - it was heaven. The actual ride is well worth the money; there is entertainment and tons of personality on the boat.... More 

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Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hi Folks. We're so glad to hear that you did get a chance to experience the whales during your cruise with us. We're thrilled as well that you chose our services and that you found our staff to be so forthright re the likelihood of spotting whales. We would love to each and every guest experience the whales but of... More 

Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We took a boat tour with Gatherall's this past July and were not disappointed. To start, they have this awesome gift shop with many local crafts and some wonderful jewelry to start. They also have a mall coffee shop right in the gift shop. If you are planning a trip to The Rock, why not get "Screetched In", like I... More 

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Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hi Folks. Thanks for thinking of us! Great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and had a bit of fun too with our Screech In ceremony. Our crew really do enjoy their time on the ocean and we're so glad that you noticed and shared in their enthusiasm! We're busy preparing for another great season in 2017... More 

Zaventem, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We went on the boat tour to have a chance to see some wildlife like whales and puffins, but we didn't see any. You always need to be lucky to see wildlife, but on the boat they told us there was little to practicaly no chance to see animale, so in this case I think it is more about the... More 

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mgwhales, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hi Heidi. Thank you for sharing. Its unfortunate that you did not appear to enjoy the cruise. However, it was made very clear to you prior to your ticket purchase that this was the last cruise for the season and likelihood of sighting any wildlife (including puffins) was minimal. I was present at the reception desk while Wanda (our receptionist)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

On a visit to Newfoundland to visit family, we booked a Puffin and whale watch trip with Gatehrall's. It was great fun, the crew exceptional, the on-board biologist knoweldgeable adn the singing just a pleasant extra. Lots of puffins and other birds to see but no whales, but not for want of trying. The boat was clean, with plenty of... More 

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Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hi Folks. Great to hear from you - thanks for taking the time to share your comments. Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the experience and appreciated all of the information, humour & entertainment offered - we try to provide a balance and are glad to you had a great bit of fun too! Hope to see you back again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We did the whale and puffin tour, and what almost turned out to be just a puffin tour changed as we were heading back to the harbour and whales were spotted in the distance. The captain extended the trip so that we could get up close and see the fantastic show that a whale and her calf put on for... More 

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Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hi Nelio. So glad that you took the time to join us for the cruise and that you took a few moments to pass along your comments. Wonderful to hear that you had an "Amazing Time"! Our captains Al & Jimmy are delighted to extend the cruise to find the whales - especially at after the peak of the season... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We thought we wouldn't see the elusive puppin this late in the season but Gatherall's found them for us by the thousands. We enjoyed watching these incredible hardy little birds flying to the ocean for fish to bring back to their chick in their burrow. The captain and crew were very entertaining with history, jokes and songs throughout the 90... More 

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Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hi folks. Always wonderful to hear from our guests from the prairies - from one big sky country to another! Thanks so much for coming along with us. Even though its now getting late in the season, we still have a number of puffins hanging on till as they try to get their chicks out of the burrows and onto... More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A fun day out on the water looking for puffins (seeing thousands) quick guys and pleasant , humurous fellows on the boat. No whales but didn't expect it this time of year. We did see some eagles.

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Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hi Folks. Thanks for choosing our cruise. Wonderful to hear that you had a fun & enjoyable cruise. We were so happy that you joined us even though its now getting towards the end of the season and the wildlife is beginning to migrate once again. Hope to see you once again - earlier in the season is better for... More 

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