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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

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INCREDIBLE
ICEBERGS

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.

PUFFIN & WHALE WATCH CRUISE

Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch cruise along with transportation can be booked as a single group or by individuals separately forming a group. This incredible 90 minute tour 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

Need a customized event for your group? Let Gatherall’s help you create a special event that is sure to make tour event 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 customized function including meal services & entertainment along with our awesome tour.

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” ….

BOOKING OPTIONS

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 …

CRUISE &
PACKAGES 2019

Rates below are based on bookings of 30 or more persons.

Taxes & gratuity included!
Puffin & Whale Watch $59

Per Person

Individual

Cruise Only

Complimentary use of beach BBQ & bonfire facilities.

Youth pricing available.

Taxes & gratuity included!
Cruise & Shuttle $79

Per Person

Individual

Cruise + Transportation

Complimentary use of beach BBQ & bonfire facilities.

Youth pricing available.

Taxes & gratuity included!
Cruise & BBQ + Shuttle $119

Per Person

Individual

Cruise + Steak BBQ beachside + Transportation.

Indoor venue provided in the event of inclement weather.

Youth pricing available.

Taxes & gratuity included!
Outport Kitchen Party $139

Per Person

Individual

Cruise + Transportation + Lobster Dinner + Live Entertainment.

Spacious indoor venue with ocean view.

Full bar service available.

Youth pricing available.

Puffin & Whale Watch
Cruise Tour Times

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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 …
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.

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WHAT OUR GUESTS THINK

"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.”

Our Features

Value

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. 

Schedule

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).

Online Reservations

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.

Shuttle Service

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. 

Cancellations

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.  

Chat

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. 

Tour Length

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

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.

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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

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]