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!
Gatherall’s Experiences ….
Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch makes it easy for your guests 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.
SIMPLE. EASY. CONVENIENT.
We’re all about making it easy for you.
We understand that as the organizer for the gathering you have a lot of responsibility and a tremendous amount of work to make sure that everything runs smoothly. Relax – we’re here to help. Gatherall’s friendly & professional staff are always available to discuss and work with you to create a great activity for your event.
Let us handle the “nitty gritty” ….
Cruise / Cruise & Transportation Packages
Don’t want the responsibility of looking after payment for all of your all of your group?
Book either our Cruise or Cruise & Shuttle package and take advantage of our on-line reservation system so your group can receive a group booking discount. Reservations, payment, transportation logistics, etc. are all handled by Gatherall’s – let us do the work for you! It’s as simple as promoting the event within your group – a link on your staff web site, a Facebook group, a mention in your intra-staff communications, etc. noting 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.
BONUS: For group events, the use of Gatherall’s beach BBQ & Bonfire facilities are included at no charge! A great way to extend your event at minimal cost!
Comfortable looking after your group and want to make a single payment for everyone, then you can book as a group (valid CC required on file for reservation confirmation).
Cruise & BBQ / Outport Kitchen Party / Custom Events
For bookings that include meal services, reservations must be made as a group with the event co-ordinator to responsible for confirming participant counts, menu selections, etc.
On-line / individual bookings are not available for events for which Gatherall’s is responsible for the provision of meal services. 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 …
Rates below are based on bookings of 30 or more persons.
Private Tour Rates
Private tours rates – subject to availability (other conditions may apply – contact Gatherall’s for more info):
Peak Time – Per person group rate subject to a minimum charge of $3700
Off Peak – Per persons group rate subject to a minimum charge of $2000
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 …
1. Best Location
2. Friendliest Staff
3. Best Boat
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WHAT OUR GUESTS THINK
Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch offers great value. The high quality of our tour, consistent wildlife sightings, safe, comfortable tour boat, friendly, knowledgeable & professional staff all work to ensure that you and your clients get the best value for your money.
Gatherall’s offers up to six tours daily during the wildlife season. Full departure schedule available for group tours throughout the entire season. Confirmed reservations are guaranteed sailings regardless of minimum numbers (departures may be rescheduled due to weather of course).
Group reservations are administered directly by Gatherall’s staff. Individual reservations can be booked directly through Gatherall’s on-line reservation system 24 /7. Individual reservations can be rescheduled without penalty.
Delegates can relax and take in the scenery and leave the driving to one of our curtious drivers – they’re always to have a chat along the way. Shuttle service is offered from the major hotels and B&B’s in St. John’s for individuals or group pick up at a predetermined location.
Last minute schedule change. Flight delayed. Weather not so great. Don’t worry. Gatherall’s is happy to reschedule individual bookings without penalty at any time. For our Group Tour bookings, we’ll work directly with the Event Co-Ordinator to work around the weather whenever possible.
Have questions? Need more information? Please be sure to contact us at any time even during the off season. You can reach us by phone, email, or social media. We are more than happy to answer your questions and to provide suggestions & or recommendations.
Puffin & Whale cruises average 90 minutes in length. Gatherall’s catamaran tour boat allows us to travel further in less time than any of the other large tour boats (and most of the smaller ones too) and still spend more time with the birds & whales. Event timing can be tailored to meet your specific needs.
Safety is Gatherall’s foremost priority. Our vessels and crews are Transport Canada certified and the cat is constructed to the highest safety standard for vessels in its class. The cat is also designed to be the most comfortable and stable platform for your enjoyment.
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.