Icebergs in Newfoundland
There is more to an iceberg than meets the eye. These incredible mountains of ice meander past the shores of Newfoundland and Labrador each season. Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch (only minutes from St. John’s) is one of many places in that provides iceberg tours in Newfoundland. Our season for icebergs, like elsewhere in Newfoundland, can and does vary greatly from year to year. We encourage you to contact us directly by telephone or email or follow us via social media for updates throughout the season.
While beautiful and striking to look at, these massive mountains of ice are intertwined in our rich natural and cultural heritage. Gatherall’s crew is very knowledgable about the many facets of an iceberg and take great delight in sharing their knowledge with our guests. We encourage you to join us to learn more about the life of an iceberg.
Seasonal guidance regarding suggested best times for wildlife represents historical norms but can vary.
Our neighbourhood really has colourful characters!
Located near the end of Iceberg Alley, Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch tours captures many of these incredible sculptures at their most magnificent. The sea, sun and rocky shoals have been carving these massive sculptures for up to four years as they make their way from Greenland to the end of their journey in the warm waters of the Gulf Stream off the southern coast of Newfoundland. Regarding the number of bergs spotted, each season is different, we never know what the year will bring.
The best time in this area is from April through to mid June. Time is fleeting for them at this point so be sure to see them before they fade away.
Are Icebergs Guaranteed?
Each and every season is different. Some years there are loads of bergs close to shore and other years there are very few. Depending on size, shape, ocean currents and weather patterns they may stay for a long time or quickly pass through on their journey south.
Visiting during the start of the season is your best best if you absolutely have to experience an iceberg. That means May – late June in our area, If you happen to be travelling later in the season when our bergs have moved on, we will be happy to offer suggestions as to other potential spots to find them.
Be sure to check out Icebergfinder.com – a shared platform for iceberg seekers to post the latest sightings.