FAQ

FAQ

1. When’s the best time to see whales?

Most whales begin arriving to the coast of Newfoundland during May and can stay here until September or later. However, the warmer months of July and August tend to be when whales are at their highest volume in our Atlantic waters. 

2. Can you see whales and icebergs at the same time?

Depending on when you’re planning to visit Newfoundland, you may be lucky enough to experience a once-in-a-lifetime sight: icebergs and whales together. During May and June, the iceberg season intersects whale season, and you might be able to see both at once! How cool would that be?

3. What can you expect to see on your tour with Trinity Eco-Tours?

Here in Newfoundland, we are incredibly fortunate to view a wide variety of whale species, icebergs, and other wildlife, including Bald Eagles, Puffins, Gannets, Shearwaters and different types of seabirds throughout the tour season.

The most popular type of whale visiting Newfoundland shores is the Humpback whale. However, there’s certainly no shortage of other whale species, including; Sperm Whales, Minkes, Blue Whales, Killer Whales ( a bit of a misnomer as Orcas are really members of the Dolphin family), Potheads and if you’re lucky, you may even get to see a school of dolphins swimming by. What can we say, we’re grateful for the variety of whales that know Newfoundland waters as their home?

We start the season early to view behemoths of ice floating by Newfoundland on their way to the Gulf Stream via iceberg alley. 

4. What vessel do you use when taking a tour with Trinity Eco-Tours? 

We offer Boat Tours that run with Rigid Hull Inflatable (Zodiac) Boats. Our RHIB’s are much more agile than a traditional big boat tour. Smaller groups mean a more personal tour with better photo and viewing opportunities as well as interaction with your guides and skipper. Safety is always our #1 priority, and our RHIB’s are Transport Canada certified tour operating vessels with a capacity of 12 persons. As well, our boats are equipped with your choice flotation suits.

 

5. How far are you from St. John’s?

Trinity Eco-Tours is located in Trinity, Newfoundland, which is about 2.5 hours away from St. John’s. But don’t worry, the drive is well worth it, with tons of places to visit, sights to see, and delicious food to eat!

6. What other adventures do you offer?

We offer a variety of land and sea activities that bring you up close and personal with wildlife, nature, and marine life.

  • Sea Kayaking Tours in Trinity Harbour
  • Tow and Go kayaking
  • ATV Tours
  • Phat biker rentals for the local trails and the T’railway system as well as the Old Trinity Train Loop Amusement Park as featured in Hidden Newfoundland – https://www.hiddennewfoundland.ca/

7. Where can we stay if we want to spend additional time in Trinity?

We are fortunate to have a variety of accommodations in and around Trinity that provide a world-class experience and firsthand insight into Newfoundland culture and history. Some local accommodations to consider, other than our own, include:

  • Rosewood Suites: rosewoodtrinity.com
  • Sherwood Suites: www.sherwoodsuites.com
  • Eriksen Premises: mytrinityexperience.com/eriksen-premises/
  • The Twine Loft: www.trinityvacations.com
  • The Fishers Loft: fishersloft.com
  • Seaport Inn: seaportinn.net

 

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