Thursday 2 August 2012

O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tour, Bay Bulls, NL

Gord and I did an O'Brien's boat tour today in Bay Bulls.

Their shuttle picked us up at our hotel for the 30 minute drive.  We were on the 11:30am tour.

As you can see, it was quite foggy.

Here's our captain.

Gord enjoyed a locally made beer.

And here's me!

Whales are still in the area and we came across three ... they were social and eventually came near our boats.  It took a while and we had to be patient.  Very cool!  Whale breath ... not so cool!  It was horrible and smells like strong strong turnip.

We stayed there for a long time ... eventually we had to move on to visit the puffins and other birds on Gull Island, which is very rugged.

The sides of the island were jammed with birds.

Here are Gord and I.

Justin was our guide and entertained us during the tour.  He gave us lots of information and even sang a couple songs.  He was quite funny and obviously had as much fun as we did.

This is the upper deck of the boat.

You could sit inside if you wanted.

Alas, the two hours were over and we had to dock.

It was an excellent tour and one that I would recommend if you are in St. John's.


Angie in T.O. said...

That's it!! I'm planning a trip to NFLD!

Shawna G said...

Puffins are so cute!!