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McCarthy's Party - Day Tours

566 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 1B8, Canada
+1 709-579-4444
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Fantastic Introduction to the St. John's Area!

My partner and I recently did the “Historic St. John’s & Cape Spear Tour” with McCarthy Party... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
PookyCake
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Victoria, Canada
Fabulous half day tour with Larry Hann.

Larry provided us with an amazing half-day private tour of St John’s and nearby locales. He is a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
dhmaston
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Toronto, Canada
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Since 1982, McCarthy's Party has specialized in delivering tours of Newfoundland and Labrador. Committed to providing you with an authentic experience, we offer a total immersion in the culture - Newfoundland and Labrador style. Visiting people in their homes, chatting with fishermen, enjoying teas and lunches with community groups... whale watching, puffin and iceberg sighting, experiencing the culture... learning about the way of life, the language of the sea and the songs of the ocean Our slogan "Let The Locals Be Your Guide" sums up one of the great qualities of our escorted tours. Our guides grew up in the province and are the best source for information on the culture, history, music and language that make this area so unique. They know off the beaten path locations where our groups see the spectacular scenery and wildlife of Newfoundland. Your local guide will provide you with an authentic Newfoundland experience that will be both educational and thoroughly enjoyable
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“city tour” (21 reviews)
“great tour” (27 reviews)
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566 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 1B8, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My partner and I recently did the “Historic St. John’s & Cape Spear Tour” with McCarthy Party Tours, and we’re glad we did. We had a very limited time in St. John’s, but wanted to see as much as possible. McCarthy’s Party made that happen...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow. That certainly made my day. I love telling Newfoundland's story and only hope that it creates some impact on how we and others understand the culture. Humbled by the impact it made on you and most thankful for your post. All my best Andrew...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Larry provided us with an amazing half-day private tour of St John’s and nearby locales. He is a great story teller with an impressive knowledge of seemingly everything to do with Newfoundland from the history of the cod fishery to the names of wildflowers we’d...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So nice to hear your kind words about Larry and McCarthy's Party Tours. McCarthy's Party Tours invest a lot of training in our guides, when you combine this with the great personalities we attract, it makes for an incredible memory of your time in Newfoundland....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the tour with Steve immensely. Very knowledgeable person with a great sense of humour. This is a great way to orient yourself when you get to town. Lived st Johns and it’s people Paul and FinolaMore

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So pleased to hear about your trip with McCarthy's Party Tours. Our City Cape provides a great orientation for the city. Follow this up with a more in depth cultural expo with our Coastal Communities or Colony of Avalon Tour and you'll have a great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

All in all we were a bit disappointed with the Tour. We did the driving Tour of St. Johns - We felt that our driver Steve wasnt AS knowledgeable about the area as we expected, and have experienced in other stores around the world. He...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your note and review, despite its nature. Thankfully we rarely find ourselves in this position. However, we are most apologetic, and disappointed that you didn’t receive the expected value on your tour today. We hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My aunt and I had an amazing time on this tour. We took the half day tour and visited Cape Spear, Quidi Vidi, Petty Harbor, and Signal Hill. We enjoyed every spot. The views at Signal Hill were breathtaking. Our tour guide, Steve Gosse, was...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for sharing your experience with Steve Gosse and McCarthy's Party Tours. I always remind folks thats its not a matter of whether its windy, rather, just how windy can it get. As JC Roy said to one of our guides this week -...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took an 8 day tour with two wonderful McCarthy personnel. John Warren our guide and Gary the driver. I cannot heap enough praise on these individuals. John was the consummate guide, his knowledge of the island, it’s customs and history coupled...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So pleased that you shared your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours and our boys John and Gary. John's firsts time on the road and I believe I trained Gray on his first trip with McCarthy's Party Tours. So gratifying to see these lads getting great...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was very good and Larry Hann the driver/tour guide was fantastic as well as being extremely knowledgeable of Newfoundland Labrador past and present. I highly recommend this tour.More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for sharing your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours. I could tell so many Larry stories from our time on the road as guides with McCarthy's Party Tours but yours are so authentic. Thanks to everyone for making my job at McCarthy's Party Tours...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was awesome! But it was not the tour I wanted to see... When I made contact via e-mail with the company I said that I wanted to see icebergs and whales. They told me to that the Bird Island Tour. I was so...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to respond and share your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours. Iceberg viewing is always hit and miss on the east coast but the whales are a usual sighting and the birds number in the millions. Its a great tour and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steve Gosse was our bus driver and tour guide and he was fabulous! We had an extensive tour of the city and surrounding area, which really helped to get us acquainted with the area and decide which places we wished to explore further. Steve was...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Everyone at McCarthy's Party Tours are so thankful to hear you enjoyed your trip with Steve. All the guides at McCarthy's Party Tours strive to provide an informative, fun and personalized experience. Good to see our boy doing so well. Many thanks from all of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just completed this tour with the BEST guide, Bill Mercer. Driver Clarence Davis was terrific too. We had a blast ,met 38 fun loving people as we learned about the culture,history and geological structure of this unique province. Accommodations were very comfortable. This is a...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours. There's nothing quite as authentic as Bill Mercer's 17th century accent or Clarence's commitment to McCarthy's Party Tours and his guests. Can't wit to see your photos and hear your stories.

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All great answers. Contact us via email from our website or by phone using 1888 660 6060 Thanks to everyone Andrew
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