Dark Tickle Expeditions

Join us at our sister operation Dark Tickle Expeditions! This tour runs from St. Lunaire-Griquet 25 minutes north of St. Anthony. Check in at the world famous Dark Tickle Company! A two hour interpretive boat tour showcasing icebergs, whales, seabirds with a historical twist!

Our 28′ RHIB (Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat) runs with one of our experienced captains as well as our staff Marine Ecologist. She will captivate you with a lesson in the natural environment and rich history of our area. Icebergs, whales, dolphin, & seabirds! An innovative interpretation program including components above and below water. In the heart of “Iceberg Alley,” the tip of the Northern Peninsula is one of the best places to see icebergs on the planet. Come aboard as we get you up-close and personal! See majestic fin, minke, humpback, orca, and dolphin frolic off our shores. Eagles, hawks, gannets, murre, kittwakes, and a plethora of seagulls soar overhead.

Operating Season: May 23rd – September 15th

The start up date is subject to ice conditions. It might be later in May before ice conditions are favourable. Feel free to call us for an update.

* Iceberg Season – Peak season: Late May – early July. Good sightings usually continuing into late July.

* Whale Season (humpbacks, minke & fin) – Sightings begin early June. Peak season: Late June – Late August.

* Dolphin Season – (Atlantic white-beaked dolphins) – Sightings begin Mid July. Peak season: Late July – late September.

* Bird Season – The bald eagles, arctic terns, guillemots and kittiwakes are best observed from early June to mid August.

Reservations & Recommendations:

It is recommended that you make a phone in reservation at least 48 hours of your intended departure date. This will ensure your seat and help us serve you better. A credit card number is required to hold your seat. Payment is not made however until you arrive 30 min. prior to departure at our ticket office. Walk-ons are welcome as we can accommodate most guests on short notice. We depart RAIN or SHINE.

If you plan to spend 2 or more days in the St. Anthony area, it is recommended to schedule the tour early in your stay. This will give you the flexibility to reschedule for later that day or the following day if weather proves unfavorable . To book your reservation, call toll free: 1-844-999-2374. Our OFFICE HOURS are 8:30am to 6:00pm, 7 days a week.

Cancellation Policy:

For advanced bookings, you have 48 hours or more before departure to cancel without charge. Cancellations made less than 48 of departure, a cancellation fee may apply. This applies to all booking including reservations made less than 48 hours of departure. Cancellations made within 12 – 48 hours before departure, we reserve the right to charge a 50% cancellation fee. Any cancellations made less than 12 hours before departure, we reserve the right to charge a 100% fee. For no shows, we reserve the right to charge a 100% fee. For your customer service and convenience, we do not apply any fees for rescheduling. We are here to serve you!


Daily departures at 9:30am, 1:00pm, and 4:00pm.

Adult $85.00, Children & Youth (2-17 years) $55.00, Infant (<2 years) Free

• Depending on conditions, we provide Life Jackets or Mustang Survival Suits to keep you cozy and safe.
• Bring camera and warm-all weather clothing: hats, gloves, jackets, long pants and closed-toe shoes.
• Vessel and Crew meet Transport Canada Regulations.
• Book early in your stay so that you can reschedule if weather proves unfavourable.

How To Get Here:

If you’re driving to Newfoundland, Marine Atlantic operates a ferry service between North Sydney, Nova Scotia and Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador.

From Deer Lake, take Route 430 towards St. Anthony. Then take Route 436 to St. Lunaire-Griquet. This is the same route to L’Anse aux Meadows. Flying to Newfoundland is another option. After flying Air Canada to Deer Lake, rent a car and take a spectacular 4 hour coastal drive to St. Anthony.

If you fly to St. John’s, you can rent a car or take a direct flight to St. Anthony with Provincial Airlines. To make your travel plans, below are some important directions and contact numbers.

How To Find Us:

As you enter  St. Lunaire-Griquet we are the first big yellow building on the left hand side.

GPS Coordinates: 51.5056, -55.4808


Air Canada: 1-888-247-2262
WestJet: 1-888-937-8538
Provincial Airlines: 1-800-563-2800 (Inside Province of NL) | 1-709-576-1666 (Outside NL)

Marine Atlantic: 1-800-341-7981

Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism: 1-800-563-6353