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O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tours Inc.

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Amazing tour!

Even though I got a bit seasick, this was a highlight of the trip! The guide and crew were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Calgary, Canada
via mobile

We had a beautiful afternoon on the water with their friendly, knowledgeable crew. Though late in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carolyn H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Voted Best Boat Tour by Newfoundlanders! O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tours is a family owned and operated business that has been offering Award Winning Boat Tours for over 30 years, in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador (just 30 minutes from St...more
22 Lower Road, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 1C0, Canada
+1 709-753-4850
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did not do the cruise. Had a Farewell Dinner in their banquet room. They need to serve a nice hot biscuit or bun with the salad. Cod Fish was excellent. Plate was ICE cold. Need to heat plates ! Service was excellent. Cake for...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even though I got a bit seasick, this was a highlight of the trip! The guide and crew were excellent, and the guide was packed full of knowledge and answers to any questions he was asked. It was tons of fun, filled with songs, information...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a beautiful afternoon on the water with their friendly, knowledgeable crew. Though late in the season for whales, we followed two fin backs for about 10-15 mins As they made their way to wintering grounds. There were still thousands of puffins still in...More

Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour ....... Captain Jo made the tour so interesting explaining the geography of the land and the species of fish, mammals and birds with a fantastic sense of humour. We saw a school of tuna feeding, a mola mola and plenty of puffins and...More

Thank linda t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic experience getting to see a hump back whale come out of the water beside the boat. Noah was a great guide and made the tour more interesting. Also saw a lot of puffins and a bald eagle. The food at the restaurant was also...More

Thank VSeguin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our 2 hr boat cruise so much. We didn't see any whales but to be expected at this time of year. Puffins galore, eagles and lots of info from Con. I am now a member of The Royal Order of SCREECHERS. There is...More

Thank LooneyMaple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled with friends and had a super morning on the boat . I would recommend it. Con was a great host and we enjoyed the songs

Thank myers124
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noah was a great guide for the day's trip! Very funny and make the trip very memorable, to say nothing of the adorable puffins and the humpback whale that came up alongside the boat!

Thank TCJ-TO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though we didn’t see any whales this morning (and didn’t expect to because of the time of year), the trip was great! The scenery was amazing. Con was a very knowledgeable guide with lots of info to share along the way. This is our...More

Thank Lori C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were hoping for whales, dolphins and anything else that would show up. What we did get was an absolutely beautiful warm sunny day and a fantastic tour guide by the name of Matt. His songs and chatter and information were fabulous and we did...More

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Iris L
9 August 2018|
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Response from Mary L | Reviewed this property |
HI Iris we went on the 4:30 sailing.
Taran S
11 June 2018|
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Response from Kate F | Property representative |
Hi Taran, we've been seeing Minke and Humpback whales sporadically over the past couple of weeks. The best time for whale watching in Newfoundland and Labrador is during the month of July, you are coming at the perfect... More
24 June 2017|
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Response from Kate F | Property representative |
Hi, September is a great time for a Coastal tour- we take you along the rugged coastline, past sea stacks and caves and to a natural wave powered geyser. The whales, puffins and other seabirds are mostly left the area come... More