Puffin and Whale Tour

Experience the unique opportunity to witness puffins up close in their natural environment!

Puffin and Whale Zodiac Tour

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our Puffin and Whale Zodiac Tour. This thrilling excursion combines the best of wildlife viewing and rugged natural beauty, offering an intimate experience with some of the ocean’s most majestic creatures.

Tour Highlights:

  1. Close Encounters with Puffins:
    • Set sail for a puffin colony and witness charming Atlantic puffins in their natural habitat. These charismatic seabirds, with their colorful beaks and distinctive markings, nest in colonies on coastal cliffs and islands.
  2. Whale Watching:
    • Experience the awe-inspiring sight of humpback whales breaching and playful minke whales skimming the surface. Our knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights about these gentle giants, their migratory patterns, and behaviors. Keep your camera ready to capture the moment a whale’s tail flukes emerge from the water.
  3. Scenic Beauty:
    • The northern tip of Newfoundland offers breathtaking vistas of rugged coastlines, towering cliffs, and serene waters. As you navigate the pristine seascape, enjoy panoramic views that make this region one of the most picturesque in the world.
  4. Expert Guidance:
    • Our seasoned guides are passionate about the local wildlife and environment. They will ensure a safe and enriching experience, providing informative commentary and answering all your questions about the marine ecosystem.
  5. Intimate Zodiac Experience:
    • Traveling in a Zodiac boat allows for a more intimate and immersive experience. These nimble vessels can get closer to the action, providing a front-row seat to the wonders of the ocean. The smaller group sizes ensure a personalized and memorable tour.

Tour Details:

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Departure Point: Grenfell Historical Society Wharf in St. Anthony, Newfoundland
  • What to Bring: Warm clothing, waterproof jacket, binoculars, camera, and a sense of adventure!

Join us for the Puffin and Whale Zodiac Tour and create lasting memories as you connect with the natural world in one of Newfoundland’s most enchanting settings. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a photography buff, or simply seeking a unique outdoor experience, this tour promises to be a highlight of your Newfoundland visit.

This is a perfect tour for small groups of 2-12 that want a private experience of their own. Its also great for photographers, film crews or individuals who want to focus on just whales, icebergs or what ever your needs might be.

Operating Season: May 23rd – September 15th

* Puffin Season – The bald eagles, arctic terns, guillemots, kittiwakes and puffins 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 8:00pm, 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!


9:00am departures on specific dates. Please see booking portal calendar. $150.00 per person. Please call 1-844-999-2374 for more details.

• 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.
• Not suitable for passengers with a history of serious medical conditions, including but not limited to, back or neck injuries, recent surgery, and/or current or suspected pregnancy. Passengers must also be 6 years of age and over.

How To Get Here:

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

From Deer Lake, take Route 430 to St. Anthony. Flying to Newfoundland is another option. After flying (Air Canada/Tango) to Deer Lake, rent a car and take a spectacular 4 hour coastal drive to St. Anthony.

If you fly (Air Canada,  WestJet or Continental Airlines) 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. Anthony, continue straight through town on West street for 2km and look for our sign. We are behind the Grenfell Interpretation Centre.

GPS Coordinates: 51.3635, – 55.5842


Canadian Airlines
Air Canada/Tango: 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)

American Airlines:
Continental Airlines: 1-800-523-3273 (New York/Newark to St. John’s)

Marine Atlantic: 1-800-341-7981

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