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St John's Experiences

St. John's, the province's capital, is the perfect combination of big-city luxury and traditional small-town charm. It is the oldest and most easterly city in North America.

Below is a small selection of the tours we can organise for you when you have booked your Canada holiday with us and are visiting St. John's. 

Duration: 2 hours

Set sail with Newfoundland's award winning boat tour! Depart from downtown St. John's, walking distance from major hotels and B&Bs, and sail through "The Narrows", past Cabot Tower, en route to Cape Spear. Journey through our pristine waters that are home to world's largest concentration of humpback whales. Steam past 12,000 year old icebergs and watch as Atlantic puffins frolic along our coastlines.

Enter the playground of the mighty humpback whale and watch as they frolic and thrust their massive 40 ton bodies into a full breach, crashing down in a thunderous spray of cool North Atlantic water. Experience Cape Spear from the sea, North America's most easterly point, discovering a place where the Atlantic Ocean meets the edge of the earth.
Explore the M.V. Cetacean Quest and enjoy magnificent views from her pulpit bow, all the while entertained by traditional Newfoundland. Experience the land whose charisma and hospitality attract visitors from around the globe.
Our two-hour narrated tour will enlighten and entertain as you sail in search of icebergs and whales on a true Newfoundland cultural adventure. Vessels offer open decks and heated cabin with washroom facilities.

St. John's Boat Tour Highlights

  • The world’s largest concentration of humpback whales
  • 12,000 year old icebergs

Duration: 3 hours

Become acquainted with the city of St. John's and its surroundings, including Cape Spear, the most Easterly point in North America. This is the oldest colonized region in the new world and your local guide will regale you with its steeped history, legends & lore - all flavored with their personal anecdotes and good humour from which Newfoundlanders are so famous. Enjoy the brilliant vistas from Cabot Tower and Signal Hill, one of the most recognizable skylines in Canada. Walk through a cliffside World War II gun battery, watch for whales and seabirds and visit the oldest standing lighthouse in North America. Other stops include Quidi Vidi Village, Jelly Bean Row, Government House, the Roman Catholic Basilica and an orientation of the shops and restaurants of the downtown core.

Historic St. John's and Cape Spear Tour Highlights

  • The oldest colonized region in the new world
  • Brilliant views from Cabot Tower and Signal Hill
  • Walk through a cliffside World War II gun battery

Visit the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Home to over 2.5 million seabirds and one of the Atlantic's most productive feeding areas for several whale species, this Reserve is beyond compare in its ability to offer visitors a world class wildlife experience on a consistent basis. Highlights include over 500,000 Atlantic Puffins and upwards of 50 Humpback Whales during mid summer. Icebergs are frequently seen in late spring and early summer.


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