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Convention & 
Events 2019

A Real NEWFOUNDLAND Experience!

National Geographic’s Traveler Magazine‘s experts rated the Avalon Penninsula Number 1 out of 99 of the world’s great islands, coastlines, and beaches!

No visit to Newfoundland is complete without experiencing our most incredible marine wildlife & scenery first hand.  As one of the Avalon’s preeminent attractions, its no wonder Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch has been a favourite of visitors to Newfoundland for over 30 years and why so many of our guests return time and again.

Make the most of your time in St. John’s and make it an event to remember.
Only 25 minutes by car / bus from downtown St. John’s, Gatherall’s is the perfect opportunity to let your guests experience a part of what makes this place Nat Geo’s Traveller Magazine top pick! 

Photo of a group of puffins on a rock with a gannet gliding past in the background.

PLAYFUL
PUFFINS

A close up photo of a Humpback Whale as it lazily breeches.

WONDERFUL
WHALES

Photo of a fisherman in a small dory by the high cliff face.

SPECTACULAR
SCENERY

Photo of a large dry docked shaped iceberg on a calm sparkling sea.

INCREDIBLE
ICEBERGS

Not sure where to start?

We can make it simple for you.  Group & Individual Booking Options Available.

Want to include a great activity as a part of your event activities?
Gatherall’s offers great packages to make it easy.  A few of our more popular packages are provided below and the rates includes all applicable fees, taxes, and gratuities so there are no surprises. Of course, we’re always available to chat with you about creating your own special event.

Gatherall’s can even set up a PROMO CODE for your group so that delegates & accompanying persons can book direct!
No extra administration or worries for the organizing committee!
Delegates & guests can reserve on an individual basis direct with Gatherall’s.
We’ll create a special code for your event.  Simply add a Booking Link or Activity Info on your event registration website, FaceBook page, or other social media delivery system and Gatherall’s will look after the rest!

Please contact us to chat about your needs or to learn more about the packages below.  We’re here to help you decide which package and or services will best meet your needs and to help you create a package tailored for your event.  Gatherall’s facilities (Tour Boat & Event Centre) are licensed and a host of bar service options are available.

CRUISE & EVENT
PACKAGES 2019

Packages with meal service based on group booking of 40 or more persons.
Please contact Gatherall’s to learn more and for full package details.

Cruise  / Cruise & Shuttle rates available blessings for group & individual (with promo code).

Taxes & gratuity included!
Puffin & Whale Watch $62

Per Person

Individual

Cruise Only

Youth pricing available.

Taxes & gratuity included!
Cruise & Shuttle $82

Per Person

Individual

Cruise + Transportation

Youth pricing available.

Taxes & gratuity included!
Cruise & BBQ $125

Per Person

Individual

Cruise + Transportation + Steak BBQ

Youth pricing available.

Taxes & gratuity included!
The Big Event $145

Per Person

Individual

Cruise + Transportation + Lobster Dinner + Live Entertainment

Youth pricing available.

Screech In

Round out your group’s visit with Gatherall’s Screech In ceremony.   Add an extra touch of fun & foolishness for your group – always an entertaining time.

Taxes & gratuity included!
Screech In $10

Per Person

Individual

Screech In Ceremony

Participant Certificate

Shot of NL Screech

TOUR SCHEDULE

Individual bookings can be made on scheduled public tour (click on the dates below for public cruise times). 
Group  reservations (30 or more adults) available at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm & 6:30 pm from May 10 through to September 30.
Private departures offered – subject to availability & conditions.

Recommendation!

We recommend booking your experience on their first day in the area. Should the weather be inclement we will happily reschedule the service for the next available cruise (cruise / cruise & transportation only)!

Puffin & Whale Watch Scheduled Cruise Times

Gatherall’s Experiences ….

Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch makes it easy for your event delegates to experience Newfoundland’s incredible marine wildlife & landscapes.  Our signature Puffin & Whale Watch cruise is sure to delight and our friendly staff is always ready to work with you to create a custom event to meet your needs.

PUFFIN & WHALE WATCH CRUISE

Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch cruise is available for Group & Individual reservations. This incredible 90 minute tour (minimum) is always among the highlights of visitors to Newfoundland! Featuring convenient daily departures from May 15 through to Sept 20 with up to 6 sailings available per day. Early and late season sailings are available on request! Be sure to click for more details!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Have a group looking for a customized experience. Let Gatherall’s help you create a special event that is sure to make their Newfoundland visit even more incredible! We’ll work with you, along with our industry partners, to create an event that meets your expectations. We can build a custom event including transportation, meal services & entertainment along with our awesome tour.

SIMPLE.  EASY.  CONVENIENT.

We’re all about making it easy for you.

We understand that as a convention planner or member of the event organizing committee, you have a lot of responsibility and a tremendous amount of work to make sure that everything runs smoothly. Gatherall’s friendly & professional staff are always available to discuss and work with you to create a great activity for your gathering.

Let us handle the “nitty gritty” ….

Delegates can book Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch cruise directly and still take advantage of special event pricing. Reservations, payment, transportation logistics, etc. are all handled by Gatherall’s – let us do the work for you! Its as simple as letting delegates know that the activity is available – a link on your convention web site, a Facebook post, a mention in your pre-registration kit, etc. with your special “Promo Code” – are all easy ways to spread the word and we’ll look after the rest.  Gatherall’s reservation system is available on-line 24/7 and we’re happy to accept reservations by phone as well.  
We’ll even extend your special event pricing for accompanying persons!

 

For Special Events, Gatherall’s can create a package that includes other services including; transportation, meal services, entertainment, event mementoes, etc. or you can work directly with individual service providers so you can put your own distinctive signature on your event.  Either way, we’ve got a great venue for your event and, our Puffin & Whale Watch cruise, is sure to be a hit.  Feel free to chat with us to explore the possibilities …

Why we believe that you should
choose Gatherall’s …

Since 1984 the Gatherall Family, along with our valued crew & support staff,  have strived to provide the highest level of service to our guests.   Our tours operate exclusively in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve.  Home to over 2.5 million seabirds including over 250,000 pairs of Atlantic Puffins.  The Reserve is also widely regarded as one of the best places in Atlantic Canada to encounter and experience whales in their natural environment.  Our stretch of coastline – both rugged and breathtaking – is conveniently situated at the end of Iceberg Alley and is a real treat for our early visitors.  
We believe that Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch should be your first choice for 3 simple reasons …
Visit the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve - the largest puffin colony in North America and the best place to watch Humpback Whales. This area has no equal in Atlantic Canada for the volume and diversity of wildlife and consistency of sighting.

1. Best Location

Visit the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve – the largest puffin colony in North America and the best place to watch Humpback Whales. This area has no equal in Atlantic Canada for the volume and diversity of wildlife and consistency of sighting.
The Gatherall Family

2. Friendliest Staff

The Gatherall Family & Crew are excited each and every day to share the incredible natural wonders with our guests. We love to share our knowledge and stories of the sea, its life, and our attachment to it.
Gatherall's catamaran is the largest, most stable, and comfortable tour boat in Newfoundland.  Its custom design enable us to explore farther and spend more time  time with the birds

3. Best Boat

Gatherall’s catamaran is the largest, most stable, and comfortable tour boat in Newfoundland. Its custom design enable us to explore farther and spend more time time with the birds & whales and less time getting there.

Gatherall’s Catamaran

Learn why the cat makes
for the most enjoyable experience.

LEARN MORE 

 

WHAT OUR GUESTS THINK

Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch has the distinction of being awarded the highest ratings by our visitors.  An annual recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and a 5 STAR rating on Google demonstrates the commitment and attention to detail on the part of the Gatherall Family & Crew to ensuring that our guests have an incredible adventure.

"Amazing cruise with the whales and puffins. Very professional and courteous crew on tour.  Overall an amazing experience.  First time for some friends of ours to the island. You made their experience one to remember."

Tony Mercer

“Amazing cruise with the whales and puffins. Very professional and courteous crew on tour. Overall an amazing experience. First time for some friends of ours to the island. You made their experience one to remember.”
"We had an amazing time! The staff was very friendly and we loved the singing. We saw a mother and baby whale plus thousands of puffins. What more could we ask for! My daughter did not want the boat tour to end."

Jessie McMillin

“We had an amazing time! The staff was very friendly and we loved the singing. We saw a mother and baby whale plus thousands of puffins. What more could we ask for! My daughter did not want the boat tour to end.”
"We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. You provided an extremely courteous service from the moment it was booked. Your staff is very pleasant and humorous. That I like. The tour guides shared fabulous knowledge about the birds . Very informative . Will be happy to recommend you to family and friends."

Ethel Bachewich

“We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. You provided an extremely courteous service from the moment it was booked. Your staff is very pleasant and humorous. That I like. The tour guides shared fabulous knowledge about the birds . Very informative . Will be happy to recommend you to family and friends.”
"It was Fabulous. The tour guides were excellent very informative and entertaining. The captain as well was great. All staff made the excursion a very enjoyable one. Would definitely recommend doing it."

Lucille Vey

“It was Fabulous. The tour guides were excellent very informative and entertaining. The captain as well was great. All staff made the excursion a very enjoyable one. Would definitely recommend doing it.”
"Thanks so much for a fine day on June 29. We appreciated the knowledge and professionalism of the crew as they showed us puffins, guillemots, gannets, kittiwakes, Minke whales and more. We were also glad that they were willing to wait at sea long enough to see at least three humpback whale. We couldn’t have asked for more."

Jane Hopkinson

“Thanks so much for a fine day on June 29. We appreciated the knowledge and professionalism of the crew as they showed us puffins, guillemots, gannets, kittiwakes, Minke whales and more. We were also glad that they were willing to wait at sea long enough to see at least three humpback whale. We couldn’t have asked for more.”
"Loved our trip. I was so excited to see whales and puffins for the first time ever!! The boat ride was a blast and the crew were so entertaining. Highlight of my trip to Newfoundland so far."

Wendy Fraser

“Loved our trip. I was so excited to see whales and puffins for the first time ever!! The boat ride was a blast and the crew were so entertaining. Highlight of my trip to Newfoundland so far.”

YOU’RE IN GREAT HANDS!

Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch works with many established professional tour operators in Canada, the United States, the UK, Germany, Australia, and many other countries. Our long standing relationships with these industry leaders assures you that you are in good company when choosing Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch as an activity for your event delegates.
Of course, Gatherall’s is fully insured and Transport Canada certified and insured in accordance with the Marine Liabilities Act (Gov’t Canada)!

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or need more information, we would be more than happy to respond.  Feel free to contact us directly by phone, via social media, or by email. 

Where To Find Us

Only 25 minutes from St. John’s Convention Centre, Gatherall’s also provides a variety of transportation options for individuals & groups!

Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch

90 Northside Rd., Bay Bulls,
Newfoundland  Canada
A0A 1C0
1-800-419-4253 CAN /US
(709)334-2887  Local
[email protected]