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Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours

135 Harbour Drive at Pier 7, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
1.709.722.1888
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Ranked #1 of 13 activities in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Join Newfoundland's award winning boat tour Iceberg Quest as we depart from the heart of downtown St. John's. Walking distance from hotels and B&B's,... more » Owner description: Join Newfoundland's award winning boat tour Iceberg Quest as we depart from the heart of downtown St. John's. Walking distance from hotels and B&B's, our two hour fully narrated tour lets you experience Cape Spear, Cabot Tower, and Fort Amherst from the sea. Witness the world’s largest concentration of humpback whales, watching as they thrust their massive 40 ton bodies into the air. Show times may vary! Steam through the passageway of 12,000 year old icebergs and view the elegant Atlantic Puffin. Both entertaining and educational, our narrated tour is fun for the whole family.Departing daily at 9:30am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm and 7:00pm, our tours offer traditional music, snacks and full bar service, and Screechins'. We invite you to "Step aboard...Experience the WONDER!" « less
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We took our whole gang (about 30 including spouses and kids) for an afternoon boat tour in August. From reserving to boarding and exiting the boat, the whole experience was professional and perfect. Wonderful staff, fabulous and knowledgeable commentary from Captain Barry, delightful drinks and to top it off, a couple of musicians from the Navigators were onboard playing and... More

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I went on this tour when my sister, her husband and two kids came up to visit. What a wonderful experience! The kids were ecstatic about getting so close to whales "in the wild". I was a great tour with helpful and friendly staff.I'd definitely go on another one through Iceberg Quest!

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newfoundland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We found this tour to be the most informative, well presented and safe tour we've experienced. Beautiful clean boat and great staff!!

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

With a warm welcome by the owners of this tour boat!, We had the best time. They played great Newfoundland music the whole trip along with very knowledgeable history of St.John's. We saw lots of Humpback whales and what a show they put on for us. They even took us very close to them for some great pictures. I would... More

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Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Absolutely fantastic crew. Very friendly and full of local knowledge. We were on the second to last day of the season and so didn't expect to see too much wildlife, just enjoy the beautiful day on a boat ride, but they still managed to find a couple of humpbacks and even a sea turtle... I definately plan on going again... More

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South Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is an excellent way to spend time in St. John's. We took the boat from the pier out to the Ocean which took about an hour. The captain and the guides are friendly and knowledgeable. We went in September. I recommend bringing a jacket because the trip is quite windy. The whales really do get excited to see people.... More

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London, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The tour was very amazing. it easy to book online. the check in process was easy and quick they were in time. The crew is super nice and entertaining. The information you would receive from this tour is very interesting and great. if you are lucky like us, we happened to see 2 humpback whales. It was very amazing to... More

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Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Friends and I visiting St. Johns took this trip on an impulse and it was incredible! The crew was highly entertaining, we laughed a lot. The boat was very clean and the weather was perfect. An all around wonderful trip - I would recommend this to anyone visiting St. John's.

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Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were fortunate to have a beautiful day for our tour with Iceberg Quest. The staff was great; very welcoming, and competent. We didn't visit at the right time for whales or icebergs, but had a lovely ocean cruise, learned lots about the area, and saw incredible views we wouldn't have from land. Definitely worthwhile.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This boat tour leaves from the harbour in Downtown St. John's. We saw whales galore and came quite close to some of them. We went to Cape Spear, the furthest point East in North America & had a great view of the 2 light houses there. On the way out and back, some fantastic views of the jelly bean houses... More

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