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Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch
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Newfoundland Puffin and Whale Watch Cruise
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 6, 2013

You don't see whales in September, but we learned a lot about puffins, and a few were still flying around our boat. The commentary was informative, and we learned that juveniles go out to sea for about 4 years, before returning to land to burrow and raise one chick each year. We also saw eagles, a couple of egrets and a nasty killer gull.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Fantastic business. The boat was large, comfortable. You can sit inside or out. The guides were very knowledgeable and the added NFLD entertainment of music and singing was that special touch that made things that much more amazing. There was no way you weren't going to see puffins as their was an island PACKED with puffins and birds in addition to the ones flying around and in the water. Whales are a little more tricky but the crew worked hard to make sure that when one was in the area, they knew about it and got us over there to see it which was very cool. Excellent company, friendly, knowledgeable, entertaining guides, and a beautiful area. Awesome. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

My friends and I had all but given up on seeing puffins in Newfoundland -- after all, it was September, the end of the season, and we had already visited the "puffin viewing site" in Elliston, with no luck. After a chance encounter in Quidi Vidi with a local who all but insisted that we go on a boat trip to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, we gave it a try. We chose Gatherall's because they GUARANTEED that we would spot puffins. We figured that probably meant that they would point to distant flecks in the sky and say, "See that? Now that's a puffin!"

We were quite mistaken. We saw a LOT of puffins. Not really close up, but close enough to know that we were looking at puffins. Our guides were wonderful, friendly, and knowledgeable (one of them even sang for us!), The boat was large and comfortable. We saw other birds too, but like many visitors, we were really just out there for the puffins.

Thank delarana
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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!!!

Thank MuskokaBarb
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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.

Thank Mike M
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