O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tours, Bay Bulls

#1 of 154 in Outdoors in Newfoundland
Voted best boat tour by Newfoundlanders. We have been offering Award Winning Boat Tours for over 30 years.

Join us for a two-hour adventure, creating memories that will last a lifetime! Cruise to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to 1/2 a million Atlantic Puffins and millions of other seabirds. Watch playful Humpback Whales frolic right before your eyes. Feel the chill as you sail past 10,000 year-old icebergs. Come for the whales, countless seabirds and Newfoundland charm. Come experience our rugged coastline and enjoy our famous hospitality.

-New custom built, stable vessel

-Ample rail space provides picture perfect views

-Fully enclosed, heated cabin with panoramic viewing
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  • Before we purchased our tickets we were told that no whales had been seen for almost a week. We knew we would see the puffins and it was a nice day for a cruise. We were under way for less than 5...  more »
  • We had an incredible time on the boat tour. Our guide and captain were both extremely knowledgeable and helped to find two whales when other boats hadn't found any that day. They even stayed out a...  more »
  • Great company, excellent tour guides, and relaxed tour...they actually answer questions. Bay Bulls, where you catch the boat, is quite scenic & under 1h from St John's. I recommend you go in August. Ironic we didn't get to see a whale blow but we experienced a taste of rough sea, low lying fog, and some amazing fresh & crisp air.
  • We did the kingfisher tour and it was so awesome! We had a lovely, clear July day as our backdrop so the waves were gentle and the weather was lovely. We saw dolphins and whales and puffins and waterfalls. Very beautiful. I highly recommend the kingfisher tour over the other one as it only fits 10 people in the boat and you are able to get way closer to the wildlife and into the caves and near the waterfalls. Only issue is if you get seasick it won’t be the tour for you, especially if the weather isn’t on your side. I also got a bit of frost bite on my nose, lips and fingers despite it being summer so bundle up (they give you suits but your hands and face are exposed). Our tour guide, Michael, was lovely and even extended the tour for us so we could see more of the whales. Worth every penny in my opinion.

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