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Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch

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About Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch
Experience whales, puffins and icebergs in Newfoundland with the Gatherall family and crew. Gatherall's original cruise has been finely tuned over three decades to provide you with an incredible experience. This 90 minute tour features the islands of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and the surrounding waters and headlands. For your comfort and safety, service is provided on our large modern catamaran. Relax and enjoy the sights while our professional, knowledgeable and personable guides provide a live interpretation of the fascinating sights above, below and around us. Sightings of wildlife varies by season.
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Get an up-close view of Newfoundland's natural wonders with a cruise through the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Depending on the time of year, you can will see puffins and other seabirds, whales, or icebergs—perhaps all of them on one tour. Traveling in a spacious catamaran means you can take advantage of ample viewing areas, and commentary from on-board naturalists provides insight into Newfoundland’s natural heritage.
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Victoria S wrote a review Sep 2020
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Amazing boat tour!! Crew were super friendly and wondering in every way. Would recommend! Thanks a bunch!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch
Responded 9 Sep 2020
Hi Folks. Thanks for the shout out to our fabulous crew - they are the heart and soul of our company and we're so lucky to have all these wonderful people on board with us. Can't wait to have you join us again in 2021 and beyond. Cheers. Mike
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Canadianvirgo76 wrote a review Aug 2020
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Great entertainment! Singing and accordion. We seen an eagle, so many puffins and other birds, and a whale. Beautiful day and lots of fun. We had our family from NS and NB on the tour with us and they had a fantastic time!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch
Responded 9 Sep 2020
Hi Folks More than happy to share our lovely place with your family from New Brunswick & Nova Scotia. Thanks so much for your support during this difficult year - it was greatly appreciated and we're all happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. Looking forward to welcoming you back on board in 2021!. Mike
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Jessica S wrote a review Aug 2020
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Honestly, if I could leave better than a 5 star I would! Amazing tour! The crew was so entertaining! Made everything so enjoyable! Close encounter with thousands of puffins. Even got to see a whale (it was off season for them) Won't be my last tour with them! Super funny & entertaining.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch
Responded 9 Sep 2020
Hi Jessica Thanks so much for allowing us to share in your excitement! Glad to hear that it was so amaxing and that our crew were so entertaining. We really appreciate your support of Gatherall's & O'Brien's joint operations in 2020 and look forward to welcoming you back in 2021!. Cheers. Mike
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Renee C wrote a review Aug 2020
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My son and I went to NFLD to visit my daughter and we all went on the tour. It was the most incredible experience of my life. They did their very best to make sure we saw the whales and we saw a lot of them and they came right to the boat. I would definitely suggest going on this tour as I know you won't be disappointed!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch
Responded 17 Aug 2020
Hi there Renee, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to hear that you and your family had the most incredible experience of your lives! We always love to hear our guest's feedback (especially when it's that good)! Our fabulous crew always do their best to make sure that everyone is happy and having a great time throughout their entire experience with us, including spotting whales. It sounds like you really lucked in with the wildlife, of course our crew do their best to spot whales whenever they are in the area, but once spotted the interaction is completely determined by the whales. We count ourselves very fortunate to be able to see the whales in their natural habitat, acting how they want, but it certainly is incredible when they are get curious and hang around the boat to check our our lovely guests! Thank you so much for supporting our family through GO Tours (our partnership with O'Brien's Boat Tours) this season, it is greatly appreciated and we can't wait to have you back aboard again. Cheers
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Shawn W wrote a review Aug 2020
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Was an amazing tour with an experienced, knowledgeable captain & crew. They sanitized the boat b4 the cruise plus sprayed all the customers hands before anyone boarded & everything was spotless. The tour itself was amazing, entertaining & very informative. We had the pleasure of 2 humpback whales for the majority of the cruise before moving on to the puffins. Would definitely go again. The 2 tour guides did amazing songs on our way in but i give the edge to Jack. Hard to find the words to describe such an amazing experience, well done crew well done.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Michael G, Owner at Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch
Responded 13 Aug 2020
Hi there Shawn, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review it is greatly appreciated. We are happy to hear you had an amazing tour with us at GO Tours (our partnership with O'Briens). Safety is our top priority now more than ever so we make sure that our crew do a stellar job in properly sanitizing all surfaces. Our crew are the best and work hard to ensure that everyone aboard is well looked after at all times. It sounds like you were very lucky to have two humpback whales for the majority of you trip. Sometimes the whales can get extra nosey and like to hang around the boat to check everything out. I'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Jack and the crew! Thank you Shawn for supporting us this season we can't wait to have you aboard with us again soon. Cheers
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