A PERSONAL ENCOUNTER.
For over 30 years the Gatherall Family & Crew have been delighted to share our home and its incredible wildlife with travellers from the world over. For those seeking a truly personalized experience, Gatherall’s offers its Picnic With The Whales program. Intended for more adventurous souls, this small boat experience – lead by one of our senior naturalists – offers an opportunity to experience whales and local marine wildlife and explore our striking coastline on your schedule. This program is tailored for your and by you. The focus of this adventure is up to you.
The Gatherall Family, Crew & Staff are committed to providing you with the best possible experience each and every time you visit. We know your time is valuable – and your vacation time always seems to be too short. We appreciate and thank you for taking a few short moments to consider including our tour as part of your Newfoundland vacation.
MAKE SOME MEMORIES.
Picnic with Whales!
Looking for something a little different?
How about an extra special, once in a lifetime event! Picnic with Whales in Newfoundland with Gatherall’s.
Experience your very own private puffin and whale watch tour from the comfort and safety of Gatherall’s smaller catamaran. Only minutes from St. John’s, Gatherall’s Picnic with the Whales is real get-a-way. An intimate adventure in one of nature’s most splendid wildlife reserves hosted by one of Gatherall’s senior naturalists.
The itinerary is set by you!
Want to spend all three hours with the whales – that’s up to you (and the whales of course). Want to spend more time exploring the coastline of chilling with the puffins – it’s your call. Our naturalist is onboard to guide you through this very special journey. Only minutes from downtown St. John’s, picnic with whales is a world away!
Lunch is included!
This three (3) hour experience includes a relaxing lunch stop in a secluded cove of a nearby abandoned fishing village. Relax and unwind as the sounds of the waves lapping on the shore and the crash of the nearby waterfalls create an unforgettable lunch backdrop. A picnic lunch is included complete with a selection of beverages (including complimentary wine and local micro brewed beer) is provided.
A personal experience!
This is a private tour for you and up to 5 of your closest family or friends. Each tour is an exclusive experience. You choose your travelling companions – we do not combine reservations / parties. This experience is not available for children under the age of 5.
Depending on the season, there are many incredible sights in store.
The nicest thing about the Picnic With The Whales experience is that you can decide how much time you want to spend or what you want to focus on. You determine the direction of the tour!
Feel free to ask as many or as few questions as you want – it’s up to you. Our naturalist is there to provide you with as much information and as many stories as you want to hear. Every Picnic with The Whales is entirely original!
The stars of the tour are the whales of course but that doesn’t mean that we can’t stop by the islands to see the puffins or get a close up view of some of the incredible coastal seascapes – it’s entirely up to you.
A reservation is required for the Picnic with Whales experience.
reservations for the Picnic With The Whales experience should be made at least three days in advance of the required date. Special dietary requirements and considerations are accommodated.
Gatherall’s staff are more than happy to answer any and all questions you may have – we’re only a phone call / email / text or tweet away! If you’re in the area please feel free to drop by.
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