Watch Whales, Puffins, &
Icebergs in Newfoundland.
Your enjoyment and satisfaction matters greatly to us. For over 30 years the Gatherall family and crew have been delighted to share this incredible experience with travellers from the world over. The Gatherall family, crew and staff are committed to providing you with the best possible experience each and every time you visit. We know your time is valuable and vacation time always seems too short.
Choose Your Adventure.
Gatherall’s offers both large and small boat adventures.
For the most comfort and space choose our Puffin & Whale Watch Cruise on the largest tour boat in Newfoundland (max 100 persons) or if you are more adventurous, select our Puffin & Whale Expedition adventure our smaller tour boat (max 6 persons). Group Cruises & Event Packages available too.
We appreciate and thank you for taking a few short moments to consider including our tour as part of your Newfoundland vacation.
Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch Tour
The Gatherall family and staff have been welcoming visitors on our exciting and educational puffin and whale watch cruise for over 30 years. We love to share the natural and cultural heritage of our home, with our guests. Each summer, year after year, numerous species of whales, along with puffins and a multitude of other seabird species return to the rich waters of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Occasionally, incredible icebergs arrive just in time to enchant and astound our guests.
Three generations of the Gatherall family are involved in the daily operation so you can rest assured that we determined to make sure that you have the best experience possible. We are big enough to be professional while still small enough to care.
Want to speak with one of our friendly staff – just call 1-800- 419-4253.
Feel free to drop us an email or message us via our social media channels.
Learn more about our tours and services.
Before planning your vacation or outing be sure to check out the best time to visit – we don’t want you to be disappointed! We’re always happy to answer any questions.
Gatherall’s online reservation system makes it easy to book this incredible experience – just click on the BOOK NOW button, select your adventure, choose a date and time – it’s really that easy!
Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch Cruise
For over three decades, the Gatherall family and staff have offered our signature experience to many of our friends from around the world. We’re very lucky to be located in an amazing place and very fortunate to have many incredible staff who share our love of the sea and enthusiasm for this place. We enjoy what we do and work hard each season to ensure that our guests are provided with the best experience possible.
Our Puffin & Whale Watch Cruise is a favourite of so many individuals and families who visit our province each summer it’s no wonder that most of the national and international tour companies include this tour in their Newfoundland tour itineraries.
Adventures for Large & Small Groups
Have a large convention or group event and looking for an activity that’s different – we have a tour to suit.
Want a special, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounter for you and your closest friends – we have a tour to suit.
The great thing about working with Gatherall’s is that we understand that one size fits all doesn’t always work. We’re here to help. Whether you have a special request or need to customize a tour for your event we’re ready to chat. Choose from one of Gatherall’s popular adventures or let us custom design an experience for you.
Our Group Tour packages (groups of 30 or more adults) provide a fabulous opportunity for convention delegates to get a true taste of Newfoundland. A Group Tour with Gatherall’s is an ever popular option for family reunions & office parties too – be sure to ask about our Beach BBQ & Bonfire facilities & packages. Transportation options available.
Gatherall’s newest experience, our Puffin & Whale Expedition is intended for the more intrepid travellers. A small boat expedition led by one of our senior naturalists with a maximum of only 6 explorers per departure and Exclusive Expedition booking option so you can limit it to your booking only (additional fees apply).
Puffin & Whale Expedition
When is the best time to visit?
We want to make sure you have the best experience possible and that means you need to know when to visit. Of course, we welcome you to join us any time in our season but we want to remind you that wildlife and iceberg sightings vary with the time of the year.
Puffins arrive early May and can be viewed in large numbers through till mid September with a few staying until the 3rd week of September. Timing for the other seabirds (murres, guillemots, gannets, kittiwakes, fulmars & more) varies by species.
Whale sightings typically peak during the period from mid June through to mid August. While whales can arrive any time after the middle of May and stay through to the end of September, sightings outside of the peak season are a bonus!
Iceberg season in our region is typically during May and June. Although we are at the end of Iceberg Alley and see fewer bergs than northern Newfoundland, the bergs here are often very dramatic as they near the end of their journey.
Spectacular coastal scenery abounds during our cruise throughout the entire season. Learn more about the incredible geological formations and how the sea has nurtured and impacted our culture for thousands of years.
More than just a
In addition to our wildly popular Puffin & Whale Watch Cruises, Gatherall’s features several other great experiences & services.
While our staff, services, and equipment have grown from humble beginnings, we strive to remain true to our roots – providing a real experience for our guests. Three generations of the Gatherall family are active in the daily operation of our Newfoundland whale watching tour. Together with our dedicated, professional and engaging staff, we look forward to introducing you to one of the world’s most incredible natural sights.
Gatherall’s is proud to be included in so many Newfoundland Tours offered by the leading national and international tour operators. Please take a few moments to scroll through the pages on our site to learn more and be sure to check back as we will be adding more information. Watch for new opportunities to share your experiences as we head into the 2018 season.
Your opinion matters to us and we value all feedback provided by our guests. We try to incorporate helpful suggestions and recommendations whenever possible. Our guests are our best ambassadors and we like to share their comments with you.
Gatherall’s large, stable and spacious catamaran is used for all of our Puffin & Whale Watch cruises. The type of boat used can have a huge impact on your experience. Learn more about why the cat is the best vessel for your wildlife adventure.
Gatherall’s works with many of the world’s leading tour companies which feature Newfoundland as a destination.
Prefer the flexibility of a Self Drive program or the hassle free travel convenience of a professionally guided MotorCoach, Gatherall’s partners with many of the world’s leading tour operators.
Like to bring your home along? Why not join one of the many caravan tour groups that travel to Newfoundland, you’re sure to find yourself on board too.