Newfoundland Whale Watch Tour Reviews
The Gatherall Family and crew are always delighted to hear from our past and future guests. We’re especially happy when they offer their feedback and we’re only too happy to share their Newfoundland whale watch tour reviews with you. All feedback is welcome. Tell us what we can do to improve. Let us know how you were treated and if you enjoyed the experience. All comments are welcome.
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think of Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch
As a returning passenger on your tours, I have to say that each time I am more impressed with the experience. My two young boys had a blast! The education, the entertainment, the beautiful facility and vessel; all top notch!
Thank you for providing the best boat tour in the province!
Thank you for a very enjoyable tour. The crew was very friendly and informative, as well as entertaining. Seeing so many different kinds of birds in huge numbers, as well as being fortunate to see minke whales, made it totally worthwhile.
We will definitely recommend Gatherall’s Puffins and Whale Watch to our family and friends.
We really enjoyed our trip and will be back in August.
Excellent trip, the staff are very knowledgable and provide a great deal of information, more than we have received in other whale watching tours. Having this as family company certainly shows the dedication to customers and amazing customer service. Also I might add your shuttle driver was an absolute jem he gave us an amazing amount of information and history of the area. We will certainly spread the word when we get back to the west cost (Victoria)
Your tour was a great experience all round. Professional, friendly and knowledgable folks offering a really worthwhile service.
We had a wonderful time thank you – seeing puffins was wonderful and the other birds, especially razorbills, and icebergs close up, was an unexpected bonus! Everyone was helpful and the commentary was great – we learned so much while seeing amazing things.
If you have time it would be good to put on your website that the puffins have arrived so people know they are there – i am sure you would get additional bookings early in the season. Also i didn’t realise it was the largest puffin colony in North America!
Thank you again for fulfilling one of my wildest dreams – to see puffins!
Susan Kruss (from Australia)
Great tour. Very interesting, and highly animated..
Such a great tour. The tour guides were so funny and so knowledgable. We were so excited to see the whale and have it come so close to the boat. The puffins were absolutely adorable and so amazing to see in such a mass quantity. We would definitely do the tour again and recommend to everyone I know
We had a great time! Even though we did not get great whale sightings, we did see lots of puffins and other seabirds, and the trip was a lot of fun. Thanks for helping us become honorary Newfoundlanders. We are proud to make that claim! 🙂
Amazing experience!! The crew even sang happy birthday to my daughter!!
Great day and great information regarding the birds and geography. Made every effort to spot a whale and were successful in spotting a minke whale on our way into the harbour. Thanks for an enjoyable afternoon. Guy and Terry Caporicci
Thank you! Best time I’ve had in a very long time. Loved seeing the whales playing and cute puffins!
Puffins and whales!!! Within 5 minutes out on the water I was enjoying the tour, and I had decided that I would be pleased with just the boat ride alone – but then we saw so many more birds than I could have ever imagined and we got to hang out with the feeding whales!
We were interested in a group event as part of a conference. Gatherall’s took care of all the arrangements – transportation to/from the hotel, the boat tour, dinner, and entertainment. It was also incredibly easy to book – they set up a group event page for us on their website. There were about 90 attendees and all were thrilled with the experience. We even saw some whales! As the contact person, I can say that Gatherall’s did a terrific job for us. The entire event was reasonably priced, lots of fun, and a highlight of the visit to Newfoundland.
We loved our excursion with Gatherall’s. The guide was excellent – she was personable, funny, a good singer, and very knowledgeable about whales. All the arrangements went smoothly, the boat was comfortable, the onshore bathrooms clean, and the staff friendly. Great shop too.
We lucked out with a perfect day! Warm, sunny, weather, lots of whales, and good sightings of birds.
Truthfully it was a perfect experience.
We had a wonderful time on our whale and puffin watching tour on July 27th. The weather was great and the number of whales and puffins was amazing, but we also enjoyed the crew on board that day.
Thanks for the great memories.
Such an amazing experience! We saw many puffins and whales and we were also so lucky to see a lovely pod of dolphins! The crew were really friendly and knowledgeable and made it an even more fun trip for us. Thanks for everything Gatherall’s!
You have this tour totally figured out! Loved Hilary’s singing.
I got awesome whale pictures. Thank you for a beautiful morning.
A wonderful tour and a great Canada Day! Luke started the tour with “Jack was every inch a Sailor” and Claire topped off the tour with a beautiful rendition of my mom’s favorite song “Saltwater Joys”! Luke, Claire and the whole crew were exceptional. The whales didn’t cooperate (only from a distance) but it was not for lack of trying on the captains’ part to find them. Even the weather cooperated.Denise Porter