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McCarthy's Party - Day Tours

566 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 1B8, Canada
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Our transatlantic cruise stopped in St. John's for one day. I booked ahead a half day tour with... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
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Sun City West, Arizona
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Larry Hann was our Group Tour Guide and what a treasure he was; plenty of information and many... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
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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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566 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 1B8, Canada
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Our transatlantic cruise stopped in St. John's for one day. I booked ahead a half day tour with McCarthy's Party - and we had a great day. Steve was wonderful - low key, friendly, knowledgeable. Loved our stops. Good value.More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you kindly for taking the time to share your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours and our good friend Steve. Lots of Newfoundland history based on transatlantic crossings and I'd imagine your voyage would most certainly provide a new appreciation. McCarthy's Party Tour guides love...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Larry Hann was our Group Tour Guide and what a treasure he was; plenty of information and many, many stories not listed in the tour books.More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

So lovely to receive reviews this time of year. Means you're still thinking about your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours and that it must heave been truly memorable. Larry is an exceptional character, as are all the guides at McCarthy's Party Tours. We certainly miss...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Our guide was Angus , an ex policeman , and very knowledgeable and very proud "Newfie " It was a very special tour that we will relive for years to come , the people of Newfoundland are without exception , the nicest in Canada !...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with angus and McCarthy's Party Tours. The people of Newfoundland are nice no doubt - but so are all the people who visit us. All the guides at McCarthy's Party Tours agree that its easy...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

What an amazing and authentic experience we had on our recent tour arranged by McCarthy's Party in St. Johns. Our guide, Larry, was absolutely wonderful not to mention an amazing ambassador. His passion for the land and seascapes is evident in spite of the fact...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Have another Touton - or do without n! What a fun day you must have shared. So thankful that you took the time to write about McCarthy's Party Tours and your experience. Larry, like all the guides at McCarthy's Party Tours, is a great guide...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Such friendly tour guides who are so knowledgeable about the area. Steve was not only a great driver, but we learned so much from him and he has to be one of your best employees! The tour of St. John's allowed us to see Cape...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

So many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours. Steve is indeed a fine fellow, as are all the guides with McCarthy's Party Tours. Just like any family, its hard to pick favorites when there's so much to enjoy...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I was in Newfoundland on business and decided to stay for a couple of days extra to visit the Island! Opted at the last minute to join this tour group. Our tour guide Larry, made this experience absolutely wonderful! His historical knowledge of the Island...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Mixing business with pleasure is what Newfoundland and McCarthy's Party Tours are all about. So happy to hear you enjoyed your tour and are considering another visit to the island next year. Everyone at McCarthy's Party Tours appreciates your review and look forward to seeing...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Myself and my travel buddies found a flyer for this tour and made a last minute decision to call. Although it is the off-season and they did not have many people booked, they were very accommodating and kind and arranged a tour for us and...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thanks for sharing your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours. Touring with Larry or any of our McCarthy's Party Tour guides is always a great time but when the season winds down it really makes us appreciate the last guests and any opportunity to get out...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This tour was a very last minute decision, and Larry did not disappoint! He had great knowledge of the area and it's history and was passionate about his homeland. Cape Spear, Signal Hill and Quidi Vidi were the highlights. I would not hesitate to book...More

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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

I often suggest that the most critical attribute for survival in Newfoundland is spontaneity. So glad to hear your last minutes decision to join McCarthy's Party Tours worked out so well. As mentioned in my last response, all our McCarthy's Party Tours guides are especially...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This was a well worthwhile tour and our tour guide was Steve. He was very knowledgeable and we totally enjoyed this tour.More

Thank Doris B
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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

All of us at McCarthy's Party Tours couldn't agree with you more, worthwhile on so many levels. Steve, and all our guides, are passionate Newfoundlanders who are proud to share our culture, language, history and natural phenomenon. Many thanks for sharing your experience with McCarthy's...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

My friends and I had a fantastic trip with our guide Steve. At Cape Spear he took us down into some ruins which was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and it was amazing to get an insider view of the city while on a tour!!More

Thank Laura S
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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with McCarthy's Party Tours. Newfoundland certainly boasts many wonderful nuances and all the guides at McCarthy's Party Tours are truly appreciative for the opportunity to share our beautiful island with our guests All my best...More

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Response from Jan S | Reviewed this property |
The best answer I can give is to call the company direct. I found them to be very forthcoming when answering my questions.
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Response from McCarthysParty | Property representative |
Check out our McCarthy's Party facebook page for iceberg shots I took in St. Anthony, Labrador, Twillingate and Bonavista this past week Andrew
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Response from McCarthysParty | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in McCarthy's Party Tours. We provide local tour service year round and have scheduled departures during the spring, summer and fall season. We usually have a presence on the harbour front whenever... More
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