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“Superb boat tour!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch

Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch
North Side Road, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1C0, Canada
(709) 334-2887
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Bay Bulls
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“Superb boat tour!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We had a wonderful excursion with Gatherall's!! When planning our trip to Newfoundland, the enthusiastic comments on Tripadvisor about Gatherall's were most helpful, and very true. We realized that Sept. 13 was past whale sighting season, and we may not see a whale, but there were still puffins and other seabirds. The crew were very knowledgeable and informative about the seabirds, and the puffin colony. The cataraman was large and stable and had an excellent view all round. Thanks to host Anthony, we were entertained with Newfoundland stories and music on his accordion. Other crew members were delightful, & entertaining as well.
Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch was a highlight of our trip to Newfoundland.
Highly recommended!!!

Visited September 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Great Adventure on the Water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We took our 3 kids (ages 5, 10, and 12) on the Gatherall's tour. It was fantastic! The host was great and told many stories and sang songs to keep us entertained. They were also very informative with their knowledge of whales and sea birds. The highlight was the two whales that played next to our boat for upwards of 30 minutes. Everyone was thoroughly entertained. The trip to see the sea birds was also very entertaining. I would highly recommend this trip but remember it can be bumpy if you are not used to the rolling of the sea.

Visited July 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Commentary was very informative as well as entertaining. Of course our experience was helped by the fact tht it was a gorgeous day, but we would have enjoyed seeing the puffin colony in any case. One further thing about the catamaran - the decks allow a very good view no matter where one is standing. The coastline on the way out to the islands is impressive, so while the puffins were our highlight, there was plenty to enjoy during the whole trip.

Harald & Val

Visited August 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“5-Star Experience with Gatherall's Boat Ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Our experience with Gatheralls was 5-star all the way through, beginning from the booking to the end of the tour. The booking was friendly, stress-free, informative and highly efficient with Gatherall's effective use of IT communication tools. Within minutes of hanging up the phone, all the booking details including calendar entry were all sent to my BlackBerry. The shuttle pick-up was on-time. Our driver Scott gave us warm welcome and fun commentaries all the way from the hotel to the dock at Bay Bulls. The boat ride was fun with a fantastic crew (Michael, Jimmy, Anthony and Lucas). It was a great experience of wholesome Newfoundland hospitality and humour. The Catamaran was spacious and stable, lots of room to move around to get great spot for photos and observation. Two thumbs up! I highly recommend the Gatheralls Puffin & Whale Watch.

The McGarry Family, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Much better chance of seeing whales here than Twillingate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We ended our trip to Newfoundland with Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch. This was an amazing experience as we witnessed several whales within a few feet of the boat. The ecological reserve was fascinating. We loved being close to and seeing the puffins and other birds. We tried to see whales from Twillingate but didn't see anything. Such a disappointment given the price of these excursions. Do your whale watching excursion in Bay Bulls.

Visited August 2013
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