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Bonavista Puffin & Whale Boat Tours

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Bonavista, Canada
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About Bonavista Puffin & Whale Boat Tours
Enjoy the scenic view along the wild coastline of Cape Bonavista on our way to common feeding areas of whales. Learn about the area’s fascinating ecosystems with opportunities to view Whales, Puffins, Dolphins, Eagles, Seals and lots of other wildlife. This tour offers something for everyone. Our vessel is Transport Canada certified and cruises in and around both Bonavista and Trinity Bay. This steady and comfortable tour is a great option for families, large groups and photographers! The vessel features indoor heated seating, outdoor open seating, washroom, full commentary by captain, fully licensed and well-trained crew. Approximately 2.5 hour trip duration (depending on sightings, weather, skipper discretion, and other factors)
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Glenn Adler wrote a review Sep 2019
Mississauga, Canada17 contributions1 helpful vote
Was informed prior to our trip that there had not been any whales spotted on the morning tour so we didn't have to go out on the afternoon tour if we wished. The scenery alone is worth the tour so out we went. While out on tour we witnessed, one mink whale, a humpback whale, puffins at their rockery and feeding in the sea, blue fin tuna feeding and salt sheep. So much for a lack of wildlife sightings. Mother nature decides what you see and we where blessed that she put on a show for us. The staff and crew at Bonavista Puffin and Whale Boat Tours were great with their knowledge of the area and local stories.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Layne_13 wrote a review Aug 2019
Toronto, Canada3 contributions10 helpful votes
Do not go on this tour. They did not even look for whales most of the time. May be the time of year, may not be. We asked how it was the past few days, and answers were vague. Seriously a tourist rip-off. Aug 25th.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Derm H, Owner at Bonavista Puffin & Whale Boat Tours
Responded 26 Aug 2019
We are very sorry we try to always tell people that there are no whales out right before anyone takes the tour. Usually this time in the month the whales are leaving and you may not see them. We have been lucky in the past week with a few sightings but they could be here today and gone the next day it is very unexpected at this time in the month.
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C.C wrote a review Aug 2019
170 contributions3 helpful votes
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We went out on the second tour of the day on the 18th of August. It was such a fun trip and we truly enjoyed seeing the whales and the tuna! Great tour and the crew is amazing!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Navigate539361 wrote a review Aug 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Even though it was a miserable rainy day, the crew made the trip fun and stayed outside spotting whales the entire time, so if you got cold, you could stay inside until the whales appeared. We had humpbacks swim under the boat! It was amazing. The crew were very knowledgeable about the ecology and the marine environment. I also had an interesting conversation with the captain about the regulation and operation of the fishery.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Honeylocket wrote a review Aug 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom83 contributions47 helpful votes
We had a lovely trip with this very friendly company and saw some amazing Whales and birds. Excellent boat and not too many people crammed on, so great views. Very knowledgeable skipper and crew and all very friendly. Highly recommend this company for Whale watching :)
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Date of experience: August 2019
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