Experience the largest annual migration of whales in the world during one of our inspirational Whale Watching Tours in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.
Our whale watching tours are an awesome educational, life-affirming, unique three-hour experience. On our tours, you will have the opportunity to see majestic whales such as the humpback whale, fin whale, and sperm whale.
With marine scapes, sea caves, icebergs (during season), and rugged coastline vistas as your backdrop, your whale watching adventure with Trinity Eco-tours will follow the coast, remote islands, and communities of Trinity Bay. We also have many wildlife viewing opportunities, with cetaceans such as dolphins and porpoises. During the season, we tend to spot seals, bluefin tuna, basking sharks, puffins, gannets, eagles, and more.
Rates and Schedule
3 Hour Tours
- $70 per Child (12 and under)
- Daily from May 14th – September 20th
- Duration: 3 Hours
2 Hour Tours
- $60 per Child (12 and under)
- Daily from May 14th – September 20th
- 1:00pm-3:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm
- 7:00-9:00pm (at select times in summer due to light levels)
- Duration: 2 Hours
We highly encourage families! Trinity Eco-Tours also offers special rates for three children or more of the same family as well as for large groups. We are also able to customize tours to fit individual needs.
What You’ll See
Newfoundland is home to many whales. Some stay around all year long, while others are seasonal visitors. All are fascinating in their own respect. Below are the common ones that we see on our tours.
These “showmen” are regularly seen in our waters during the months of May to September. They can put on some spectacular shows, literally throwing their bodies out of the water. Humpbacks come to our waters during this time to feed on the enormous amount of capelin that comes in from the sea. Typically, the humpbacks that we see are about 12-16 metres with black dorsal colouring and large white pectoral fins.
These whales are considerably larger, between 20-28 metres and are the second largest whale in the world, second only to the Blue Whale. The are long and slimline, in comparison to the Humpback and are more brown grey than them too. The distinguishing features are their smooth dorsal (top) area and sleek looking dorsal fin. While they might not breach like the Humpbacks, the Fin whales are equally amazing to see because of their size.
This is a toothed whale as opposed to most all of the other whales that we know which use baleen to filter their catch of fish once swallowed. This whale was immortalized in the Herman Melville novel “Moby Dick”. Huge blocky heads and about 20 metres in length, they are easily identified by their low and bushy spout, which is projected forward and to the left. We see Sperm Whales many times during the summer into the fall.
Orca (Killer) Whale
Orcas are actually a member of and the largest of the Dolphin family. Also known as Killer Whales, the Orcas that we see are transient pods that travel from far north of Labrador to southern extremes of the island. They are easily distinguished by their fin and their prominent black and white markings which can be seen from afar. They are natural predators but as well, they are natural showmen.
Minke are the smallest of the whale family. They are here in Newfoundland waters all year long, however, they are mainly seen during the spring to fall months.
Come with Trinity Eco-Tours to see Icebergs! We are situated in what is known as “Iceberg Alley”. Basically, the “alley” is the path that the icebergs travel the Arctic and Greenland to Labrador and then the island of Newfoundland. During Iceberg season, we will launch out of Trinity, Elliston, or Bonavista, depending on where the iceberg is located. Use the Iceberg Finder or contact us for details of current sightings.
What To Expect
What People Are Saying
“Our trip to Trinity was made complete with this trip with Trinity Eco-Tours!! Our guide Chris was phenomenal and we loved the experience of being on the Bay and exploring. We felt safe …. and the adventure was spectacular!!”
“What a fantastic experience! Skipper Bob is very knowledgeable and I’m pretty sure he is a whale whisperer! So many whales!!! Highly recommend this tour if in the Trinity area.”
“Excellent tour by a knowledgeable and experienced crew. Wonderful time! Lots of whales, gannets, puffins, scenery, Caplin, and more!”