Day 2: Get out on the water. Enjoy a boat tour!

By Lauren Saunders
June 11, 2013

Yesterday, we suggested travellers hike the North Head Trail from Signal Hill and along The Narrows. On the hike, you’re surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Atlantic Ocean and rugged coastline. It’s only fitting that today, on day two, we would suggest you get out on the water by taking a boat tour with one of our outstanding boat tour operators.

Two of these tours will give you a chance to explore the picturesque and unique charm of St. John’s. Get an upclose look at The Battery, Fort Amherst, and Signal Hill as you leave St. John’s harbour.

The Lower Battery

Fort Amherst

As you exit through the narrows and further out into the Atlantic Ocean, be prepared for close encounters with humpback whales, puffins, or icebergs (and maybe all three). The waters boast the largest population of humpback whales in the world. When the 10,000 year-old icebergs drift south, these humpback whales migrate north to say hello. Charismatic puffins and elegant seabirds can be found skimming the water and hanging out along the cliffs. You may find yourself in the presence of majestic icebergs, towering high above the water. Newfoundland is only one of two places in the world you can view theses gorgeous natural wonders. What are you waiting for?

Seabirds perched along the cliffs 

Get up close to beautiful icebergs

Waving hello!

Signal Hill and Fort Amherst as you return back to St. John’s Harbour

Here are our favourite boat tour operators located in St. John’s and surrounding area. Each tour offers the chance to encounter whales, puffins, and icebergs. Be sure to check them out!

St. John’s
Dee Jay Charters
Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours

Bay Bulls
Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch
O‘Brien’s Whale & Bird Tours

Conception Bay South
Ocean Quest Adventures

Witless Bay
Witless Bay Ecotours 

Sea of Whales Adventures

If you’re in Central Newfoundland, Iceberg Quest also operates out of Twillingate. On the West Coast? Give BonTours a call!