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Trinity Eco-Tours
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Trinity Bay Whale Watching Tour
Ranked #6 of 19 things to do in Trinity
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Our tour company focus provides whale, puffin and iceberg tours in Trinity, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland by Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) and Kayak ! Our goal is to show our guests the beauty of Newfoundland from the water, while, at the same time, show respect to all animals that we see. . See and hear humpbacks and other marine wildlife from the comfort of our RHIB! You can see Minke, Sperm, Fin and Humpback whales as well as Orcas, Gannets, Eagles Seals, Puffins, great schools of Capelin that the whales gorge themselves upon. Enjoy the spectacular scenery along our route plus sea caves, aviaries and colonies of seabirds. After your tour enjoy tea or coffee and lunch at the lodge where you can share your memories of your Experience of a Lifetime, our theme and mantra!! Please look up our Lodge as well Trinity Eco-tours Lodge located right alongside St. Paul's Anglican Church, the biggest church in Trinity.
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

The skipper was excellent! He pointed out historic sites, showed us the bald eagles and puffins, and got us within meters of over a dozen humpback whales! He was friendly and very enthusiastic...even took pictures for us on our camera! (when our battery died he used his own and offered to email the photos).

It was the best birthday adventure for my partner and I! Thanks so much for the experience!!

Laurie Smith

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Reviewed July 31, 2012

We had a fabulous experience with Trinity Eco-Tours. We saw whales right from the kayak!

Paddling out from the harbour we went all around the bay and then out past the lighthouse. Guided by Melanie Mast we learnt much about the local area, the history, and the also the fascinating geography. She was really excellent and we highly recommend these kayak trips with her.

Seeing the hump-back whales was really special. We had hiked the Skerwink Trial the day before and we could paddle along some of the same shoreline that we covered the day before. (That trail is also a "must-do").

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Reviewed September 18, 2011

Wow, I have never seen whales before and my friends and I decided to go on an impromptu whale watching tour when we were in Trinity over the summer. We happened upon a place just outside of the historical villiage of Trinity called Trinity Eco Tours. Even though our group was pretty small and we were calling in at the last minute, Captian Bob and his partner, Elaine, were more than willing to accomodate our group. We started off at the house learning about what we could possibly see that day, humpbacks, minke and fin whales, as well as other wildlife. Bob was very knowledgeable and easily answered all of our questions. We then got fitted into immersion suits, which were very warm at first, but as the tour went on, we appreciated the warmth of the suits. He also had an extra large suit for one of my friends on the tour, so that was appriecated.

I had never been on a zodiac before, so Bob explained all of the safety features of the boat. We were explained that this type of boat was perhaps one of the safest types and that they are used in search and rescue. Good to know!

Viewing trinity from the water was an extra treat,and Bob made sure that we stopped for photo opportunities. He also had a submersible camera, which he lowered in the water! We were able to view shipwrecks from the boat. Interesting for sure, when he told us about the shipwrecks in the various areas of the bay. The camera was amazing bright and we saw lots of the wreckage from the monitor. I don't know if he does this often, but if you go out with him, make sure that you suggest to bring the submersible camera! We then went by Fort Point, and saw the cannons, where Bob talked abit about the area. This is not a history tour, he said, but sometimes, it is nice to know abit of the area.

We had only got out of the protected area for a few minutes, before we started seeing whales. Humpbacks, he said, and they were in pairs. We saw two pairs, which was exciting, because they were working in syncronization with each other. Two put their tails up, go down, then another two would do the same. Thrilling for sure. I had never seen humpbacks before and they were large! Extra nice that we were able to get up so close. He then took us to another area that there was what he called "capelin rolling". Apparently, this is done yearly for spawning purposes. The amount of capelin (which I thought looked like smelt) was amazing to see. Perhaps millions of them where throwing themselves on the beach! Wow!

I think that was our impromtu tour was amazing, to say the least. It was definitely the highlight of our trip. Both Bob and his partner were very cordial and knowledgeable about the area. They talked non-stop! Enjoyed meeting them both!

3  Thank Elinor D
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

The scenery, the sea birds, the eagles, the whales and our amazing Captain all made for an unforgettable tour of the Trinity area. The area has so much to offer... things we certainly would never find in Ontario. We saw thousands of capelin and seabirds feeding on them, dozens of huge eagles eating and soaring around the cliffs, puffins so full of capelin they could hardly fly, at least 8 whales, coves and caves, soaring cliffs, heavy fog patches and beautiful sunshine... all on one tour! The fog made it even more exciting as the cliffs would appear out of nowhere, and the eerie sound of the far off fog horn was a neat added touch! Our tour had us skipping over the waves in a really cool boat. We stopped at many small fishing communities and coves to get a better look. I took hundreds of photos. We were so close to the whales it was heart stopping! My 12 year old son wants to go back again next year! Wear the suits and the gloves you are offered... you'll want the warmth they provide. There is lots of parking, a convenience store next door and a small restaurant across the street. Thanks to Captain Robert Bartlett and his assistant Kelsey (kayak tour guide) for an amazing time! Check out Trinity Eco-Tours. You will be amazed... we were!

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Reviewed May 12, 2011

Captain Bob is a generous, funny man with a resume to knock your socks off! He'll go out of his way to make sure that your trip is amazing; doing his homework to ensure you see any icebergs or whales in the area on the day of your ride. He exemplifies the reputation for easy-going and knowledgeable Newfoundlanders. We cannot say enough good things about him! We know you'll be in good hands. Check out his website (http://www.trinityeco-tours.com/) for more information and videos from previous trips. Trinity Eco Tours also has a facebook page!

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