The ocean waters off Newfoundland offer one of the best places in the world for a whale watching tour. Using our Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) we offer the most authentic and exciting experiences on the Atlantic Ocean giving us the ability to cover a vast area. Our vessel is the newest and fastest in the region to let you spend more time with the whales and on the water. The 24 foot zodiac is fully certified meeting all Transport Canada specifications. Robert (Bob) Currie is your Captain and Tour Guide, he is fully certified with a number of certificates including: Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP), Fast Rescue Craft (FRC), Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat, Restricted Operators Certificate – Marine Commercial (ROCMC) and MED A1, A2 & B2.
We highly recommend booking your tour in advance throughout the Whale Watching season. Reservations may be purchased in advance by email or telephone. Tours depart from our dock in Bonavista, adjacent to the Matthew Legacy building on Roper Street. Each trip runs between 2 1/2 and 3 hours. This gives us time to locate and visit the whales and other marine life. We most commonly sight Humpback Whales, Fin Whales, and Minke Whales on our trips. Other sightings include: icebergs, puffins, seals, porpoises, sharks and a variety of sea birds.
As our climate changes we are sighting more and more icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland. 90% of icebergs seen off Newfoundland and Labrador come from the glaciers of western Greenland. The rest come from glaciers on islands in Canada's Arctic area. Did you know that Bonavista is rated as one of the best places in Newfoundland to view Icebergs. Be sure to call ahead to see if there are any recent sightings.
Your safety is very important "to us with every person being" provided with a full body flotation suit which will also provide "comfort and warmth" during your excursion.