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Trinity Bay Whale Watching Tour

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins at the Trinity Eco-Tours Lodge and Interpretation Centre. Your guide will explain the types of whales you'll see, their characteristics, migratory patterns and feeding habits, as well as the description of the type of birds you'll expect to see. Learn about the history of the area, its roots to traditional fishing methods and the culture that emerged from an island isolated in the sea.

    From here, you'll journey to the dock (approximately 50 yards) where you'll be fitted in an immersion suit to ensure your safety and comfort on the trip. Afterwards, board one of the two Zodiac style (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats) boats. Listen to a safety brief on the vessels and then head out on the excursion.

    Travel to Fort Point across the Harbor, where under the Lighthouse, cannons from the 17th century still point to sea to protect the harbor from invaders. This British Garrison protected this English settlement from the French.

    Once outside of Fort Point, whales can be encountered at any time. Travel the coast in search of the air breathing mammals accompanied with their young at this particular time of year. Visit an occupied eagles nest with eaglet usually in the nest. From here, continue up the coastline to view whales, the spectacular scenery, seascapes, and communities along the way culminating with a stop at Spaniards Cove. Here, you should see many bald eagles getting ready to feed on the same fish as the big whales, an offshore fish about the same size as a smelt called capelin.

    Capelin enter Trinity Bay by the billions! They are the preferred food of the migrating whale population. It has drawn them here for eons.

    At Spaniards Cove there is usually an abundance of whales and bald eagles. Black shoals of capelin are viewed here as the capelin spawn on the shoreline. There are usually close encounters at this point in the tour.

    Continue on to Bonaventure Head and encounter many types of whales and marine life. Visit a sea cave shortly after this that extends about 300 yards into the rock face. Tea and scones will be served at this point in the tour, time allowing. Then, continue on to Anthony Island and a Puffin colony. You may also visit some old abandoned communities that are a part of this area's history.

    As you return to the dock, pass by Admiral Island and Fort Point, and admire the historic sea town of Trinity from the ocean. Afterwards, you may enjoy a cup of tea or lunch in the restaurant lodge.
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    Departure Point
    1 Stoneman's Lane, Trinity, NL A0C 2S0, Canada

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Beverages
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Live commentary on board
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    I had the opportunity to take this excellent adventure in July 2019. I have to say this was one of the highlights of trip in Newfoundland. Lots of whales, and other sea and land wildlife. Not on the itinerary but a great surprise was cod...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Reviewed 1 September 2019

    We spent 5 weeks vacationing throughout Newfoundland this summer and our experience at Trinity eco-tours and lodge was the highlight of our holiday! Bonnie, our hostess was exceptionally welcoming and accommodating to our needs, and Skipper Bob knows everything about whales and exactly where to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank ChummyThing
    Reviewed 26 August 2019

    definitely the highight of our newfoundland trip. Skipper Bob was very knowledgeable and passionate about the whales and environment and provided a fun, educational and exciting one of a kind experience. We were staying in St Johns which is about 3 hour drive away from...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank katsange1
    Reviewed 22 August 2019 via mobile

    Once in a while you are reminded there are still good people out there. Our family cannot thank Skipper Bob enough for the memorable experience he afforded our family on a recent trip to the Trinity area. I had connected with a couple of tour...More

    1  Thank landedinalberta
    Reviewed 20 August 2019

    We purchased tickets from the Trinity Eco-Tours house the day before the tour. We were (incorrectly) advised it would be 3 hours of whale watching leaving from Trinity (wharf behind the house): orientation 8:30-9am, followed by whale watching, 9am-noon. We were surprised when we showed...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Abby0112
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