We will travel from the historic harbour of Trinity, among the oldest harbours in North America to Green Island to see Arctic Terns, nesting Bald Eagles passing our historic lighthouse and Fort Point, site of a 1750 shipwreck. Our trip will be viewing whales potentially from leaving harbour until our return. Newfoundland has one of the largest migrating groups of feeding humpback whales in the world travelling from places in the Caribbean and the southern regions of the North Atlantic. We also have Minke, Sperm, Fin and Orcas seen on our tour route as well as Leatherback Turtles, Northern Gannets, Shearwaters, Cormorrants, Ducks, Loones and many other species of birds. They all migrate to feed on the annual spawning Capelin mass that return to give rebirth to their numbers in the shallows around Newfoundland and Trinity Bay in particular. We will scoop up these small fish to give you some idea of their mass and their numbers. We will visit Pigeon Cove and Bonaventure head where up to 150 Bald Eagles have been sighted in the peak of the season in this area. We will visit a sea cave and a Puffin Rookery where thousands of the birds can be viewed. Oh yeah did I mention icebergs?
Skipper Bob is a qualified captain of your vessel certifiied compliant with Transport Canada standards. He has been a qualified SCUBA and Surface Supply diver for over 30 years. The ocean and its inhabitants are his passion. Bob has been leading expeditions for education, enjoyment and the exhilaration of whale viewing in the feeding habitat of these behemoths for over ten years and being on the water for over 30 years. Skipper Bob will make your trip a great one and the highlight of your trip to the island.
Exposure suits designed to keep you warm and dry.
The tour starts at our lodge with placards and charts of our local marine wildlife encountered on our tours as well as orientation to our facilities and vessel. Green Island is an Arctic Tern Rookery and a nesting Bald Eagle site. Our first stop is here where we talk about the birds as well as how to spot and distinguish different types of whales. We then travel to Pigeon Cove, Bonaventure Head, Anthony island to see whales, birds and Puffins!
Prebook to ensure your space or call ahead (709) 464-3712. Hot beverages are included including tea, coffee and hot chocolate for the kids . Exchange information, photos in the lodge after the tour
Trinity Whale watching by Zodiac