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Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours

7-135 Harbour Dr, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6N6, Canada
+1 709-722-1888
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Nice being on the water, but disappointing for what was advertised

We booked this trip because we saw their brochure which advertised such things as puffin birds... read more

Reviewed yesterday
reviews3334
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Manitoba, Canada
Great tour

This is a great tour for any age. Guidels were extremely knowledgeable. We saw lots of humpback... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
carterross
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Calgary, Canada
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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. Private charters and special packages available. Departing daily at 9:30am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm and 7:00pm, our tours offer traditional music, snacks and full bar service, and 'screech-ins'. We invite you to "Step aboard. Experience the WONDER!"
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7-135 Harbour Dr, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6N6, Canada
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+1 709-722-1888
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked this trip because we saw their brochure which advertised such things as puffin birds, humpback whales, and icebergs. I understand that certain seasons are better than others for ocean tours. However, I was disappointed that we only saw one puffin bird, no humpback...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great tour for any age. Guidels were extremely knowledgeable. We saw lots of humpback whales. They do screeching in ceremonies onboard. All of the staff was friendly. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went out on a boat tour with my son yesterday July 8th with Iceberg Quest in St.John's and we had a phenomenal time, the staff was amazing and even though there was no whales around we seen lots of different kind of birds and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful experience on the Iceberg Quest. The ocean view was beautiful,the crew was friendly and the whale watching was excellent!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently went on a boat tour with Iceberg Quest, and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. The folks on board had a great grasp of the history of St. John's Harbour, and the coast that leads to it. Fun, informative, and the...More

2  Thank davejsullivan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’m extremely disappointed with this tour. Firstly the speakers are not good enough to make out what is being said. But mostly because the whole reason we booked this trip on a freezing cold boat for two hours was to see an iceberg. Seeing as...More

Thank Sara T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved our whale watching trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff were helpful ; nice extra touches like regional music on the boat with a violinist as an extra. Narration was helpful. Yes we saw whales. Weather was ideal a perfect day. Highly recommend this...More

Thank arlenes44
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a simple viewing trip of some landmarks, please take this tour. It takes you through that bay with some narration from the captain regarding the area and traditional Newfoundland music playing throughout. We were expecting to see icebergs since it was...More

2  Thank wolfbearj
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We where very lucky as the weather was in our side and it was a beautiful day to be out on the water, got to see lots of puffins. If your a visitor I highly recommend this as part of your stay

Thank John K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had an amazing time on the Iceberg Quest on Saturday. We had a foggy, rainy day and made the absolute best of it. The captain was great and took us to see Quidi Vidi because the fog was too thick in Cape Spear. I'm...More

1  Thank samgaulton
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ajkmalo
June 5, 2018|
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Response from cndngurl35 | Reviewed this property |
I have been on their boat tours and have seen parent's with young babies there but it is better to contact the company itself to ask them
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dianelovesmaui
March 22, 2018|
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Response from IcebergQuest | Property representative |
Ahoy Diane! Thank you for your Iceberg Quest inquiry. June 1 is a fabulous time to see icebergs based on previous years. Peak iceberg viewing season is mid May to late June through to early July (Mother Nature dependent of... More
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