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McCarthy's Party - Day Tours

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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...more
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566 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 1B8, Canada
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Steve planned our day perfectly to miss most of the crazy cruise traffic that was in port for the day. Gave us fun facts, showed us the sites, and kept everyone on time which is a must!More

Date of experience: October 2018
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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Cruise traffic can be crazy unless your traveling with one of the local guides from McCarthy's Party Tours. Always a great adventure with Steve, just like all the guides at McCarthy's Party Tours, we are so proud of our province and the opportunity to share...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018

We asked McCarthy’ Party to organize a private tour for our group (6 adults) to tour both the east and west coast of Newfoundland. We had a memorable journey. Not only did the weather cooperated (14 days of sunshine and half a day of rain)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Now that sounds like a great trip indeed. So pleased to hear about your experiences with Larry and McCarthy's Party Tours. Larry is a dear friend and and family to all of us at McCarthy's Party Tours. You were indeed fortunate to have him as...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Was very impressed with the professionalism from this tour operator. All the way from Kara, who took my reservation over the phone to the tour guide Tom. The tour started by Tom picking us up (5 of us), at different hotels where we stayed throughout...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

So lovely to see the girls in the McCarthy's Party Tours office acknowledged for their hard work. Tom and all the guides do a wonderful job on the McCarthy's Party Tours front line -but we can never underestimate the importance of our administrative team mates....More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

I was in St. John's for just the weekend and took both the morning and afternoon day tours with Steve. I thoroughly enjoyed both and learned so much about the area. Steve was a wonderful guide--knowledgeable and fun with a lovely singing voice. Thank you.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eileen S
McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Half the fun in writing these responses is trying to determine which Steve was guiding your McCarthy's Party Tours. Can't imagine either of them singing but I'm guessing they've become perfectly comfortable in their role with McCarthy's Party Tours, going to any length to ensure...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We booked the day trip of cape spear and signal hill and we were not disappointed. The tour was fantastic, super informative. Larry our tour guide was hilarious and full of knowledge, learned a lot from him in the few short hours the tour was....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rob A
McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

This is a great way to get a taste of the city and the environs for each of the guides at McCarthy's Party Tours provides a brilliant introduction to everything from our cultural nuances to the best entertainment and activity options. We love Larry as...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

This company should consider changing their name. Keep the McCarthy’s and drop the Party. There is no party. I suppose if you were traveling in a group, that would be a party of sorts,…or if you were going to stop for a pint,…or if there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hi Lynn and thanks for your comments. Our Mother chose the name for the company a long time ago, matching our family's surname to the old Irish Song - "Everyone was hearty at McCarthy's Party.". While we always strive to maintain a jovial environment on...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We thought we could explore Newfoundland using public transport in the main... And then my sister said- “ Forget that impossible dream & look up McCarthy’s Party”. Thank heavens for sisters. I googled, then rang. Phones matter- Rebecca was so helpful & friendly and put...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

I don't have a sister but my brothers are equally involved in many of my decisions - so we too appreciate the channel of influence from a sibling. Sounds like you had a great adventure with another of McCarthy's Party Tours dynamic duo of guide...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We spent the morning with Larry on this tour. Funny it's called a St. John's tour as we spent as much time at Cape Spear and Petty Harbour as we did in St. John's. This is a full value tour. Three hours flew by. Larry...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

I couldn't agree more - McCarthy's Party Tours provides and affordable and entertaining introduction to the city and environs. A great way to gain a better understanding of the province, its people, and the brilliant interactions we share with our guests. Time spent with a...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Our group of 4 did all the day tours and were very pleased, all the tour guides were knowledgeable and great. We did 2 tours with Steve G.,he went above and beyond. One of the tours was just the four of us with Steve G....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Wow! Steve is obviously doing a great service to all our clients at McCarthy's Party Tours. All our guides truly enjoy and appreciate your company and we're always pleased when we see responses like this on our McCarthy's Party Tours social media pages. Thank you...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Had a great tour with Larry in and outside St. John's. Full of knowledge and stories. Look up McCarthy's and ask for a Larry tour.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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McCarthysParty, Boss' Big Brother at McCarthy's Party - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Brilliant. Thanks for sharing your experience with Larry and McCarthy's Party Tours. Larry Tours are great, as are Steve tours (regardless of G or W), Carl Tours, Mile, Francis, Linda - you name the guide and they're all great. So fortunate to be surrounded by...More

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Susan G
4 December 2018|
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Response from BenLar137 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We really liked this tour, the people, the sights, and their really cool gift shop. For sure, NOBODY gets to land on puffin island... it's protected, etc. But the boat does get pretty close. So it depends on your... More
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30 July 2018|
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Response from McCarthysParty | Property representative |
We certainly do offer programs for cruise ship visitors and would be more than happy to help you. Please contact Taylor in our office at 1-888-660-6060. Many thanks for contacting us!
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I dare say.
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