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Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch

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90 Northside Rd | Box 281, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1C0, Canada
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Newfoundland Puffin and Whale Watch Cruise
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Experience Whales, Puffins & Icebergs in Newfoundland with the Gatherall Family & Crew. Gatherall's original cruise has been finely tuned over three decades to provide you with an incredible experience. This 90 minute tour features the islands of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and the surrounding waters and headlands. For your comfort and safety, service is provided on our large modern catamaran. Relax and enjoy the sights while our professional, knowledgeable and personable guides provide a live interpretation of the fascinating sights above, below and around us. Sightings of wildlife varies by season.
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90 Northside Rd | Box 281, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1C0, Canada
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"sea birds"
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"boat tour"
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"great trip"
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"witless bay"
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"sea sickness"
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"crew members"
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"memorable trip"
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"gift shop"
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"spotted whales"
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"knowledgeable crew"
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"great boat"
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"fun tour"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an afternoon tour to Witless Bay which was the bay "around the corner" so not too far to go. First we went to the ecological reserve on a few islands with lots of birds, especially puffins and we love them. The birdislands protect...More

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mgwhales, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Folks. Great to hear you had such a wonderful time with Gatherall's! 2017 was an incredible summer for whales and at times it seemed as though the whales even outnumbered the puffins! Of course that is the wonderful thing about encountering wildlife in its...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We enjoyed a tour of Bay Bulls, Witless Bay and the North Atlantic courtesy of our bus tour. The day was beautiful - sunny and not too cool with calm seas. Unfortunately we were much too late to see anything, but still enjoyed the tour...More

1  Thank Paula S
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mgwhales, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Hi Paula. Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time with Gatherall's. Timing is everything for sure when it comes to experiencing wildlife. We've asked our partners in the industry to ensure that they let their guests know that tours earlier in the season are...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This was an enjoyable tour (commentary and songs at times a bit hokey) and there are masses of clownish puffins to see in Newfoundland's largest puffin colony.More

1  Thank harry w
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mgwhales, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Hi Harry Thanks so much for joining us for a cruise. Great to hear that you enjoyed the puffins and the colourful information & entertainment provided. While there is always potential for spotting whales, just as we advise on our web site and for anyone...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely whale watching and puffin tour! The staff was polite and friendly. Appreciated how the commentary was both humorous and informative! We were given ample time to view the whales and puffins on several occasions. The grand finale of experiencing lyve folk singing...More

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mgwhales, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Hi Folks. So glad you had a Whale of a Time with the Gatherall Family & Crew! We owe a great big THANK YOU to you and so many other wonderful guests and to our fabulous crew for our 34th season - our most successful...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The Gatherall's team does a phenomenal job with their boat tours. The hosts were highly entertaining, with one of them singing and playing music on the boat. And we learned a lot about puffins and other shorebirds! The team related the animals activities in a...More

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mgwhales, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Hi Folks. Wonderful to hear from you! We're so happy to hear that you appreciated how well the crew worked together to provide an educational & entertaining experience! We're so happy that you joined us for a cruise (even in the latter part of the...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Got to see so many whales and different type of seabirds including puffins. The guide on the boat with us were great, giving a lot of pertinent information and teaching us song from the area.More

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mgwhales, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Hi Suzie. Thanks so much for letting us know that you had a great time - it means a lot to us that our guests have an enjoyable experience! Wonderful to hear that you visited at the right time to experience the whales and all...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Excellent puffin and whale watching tour! The guides were knowledgeable and very entertaining, telling jokes and singing songs to make the trip more fun. We were lucky enough to see one humpback whale, though this is not guaranteed every time, but the guides and captain...More

Thank enclarke2016
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mgwhales, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Hi Folks. Great to hear from you. Glad to hear that you had an excellent time with our crew and were even lucky enough to encounter a whale even though its now well past the peak. Of course the puffins are a wonderful treat in...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

A warm and windy day provided fun conditions for our cruise around Witless Bay - staff was so friendly and entertaining -providing informative commentary, East Coast songs and stories to entertain and a good sense of humour too! We learned a lot while viewing the...More

Thank Judy H
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mgwhales, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Hi Judy. We're all so happy to hear that you had a great morning on the water with Gatherall's! Its getting later in the season so the numbers of puffins are getting fewer but we're happy to hear that you were still lucky to experience...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a family run business and you can tell from the extra effort and care they put in to ensuring you have a great experience. From family members singing on our trip out to whale watching site, to the knowledgeable commentary they provide, we...More

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mgwhales, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Hi Folks. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Gatherall's. It is very much a family business with 3 generations of the family involved + many wonderful staff who are like family too and share in our desire to provide a great experience for...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The weather was sunny and the wind was light as we sailed to the eco island at Witless. Although it was late in the season for puffins they were quite plentiful along with numerous herring gulls. The commentary was excellent with some musical entertainment to...More

Thank Glenn C
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mgwhales, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Hi Glenn We love it too when the dolphins make an appearance! They're so incredibly fast and exciting to observe especially when they come alongside to check us out. Great to hear that you appreciated all of the info provided by the crew along with...More

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Hi Folks. Great to hear from you and thanks for taking the time to contact us. Its always best to book ahead as sometimes the departures are sold out. Reservations are available online, by phone or in person. Our complete... More
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