Welcome to St John's


Highlights include a jaunt up Signal Hill, with its sweeping views of the harbor, and listening to live music and hoisting a pint (or shot of rum) in pubs along George St. Many visitors take advantage of the city's excellent dining and lodging options by making St John's their base camp for exploring the Avalon Peninsula. Cape Spear, Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and Ferryland are among the easy day trips.


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$55.03 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Newfoundland Puffin and Whale Watch Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productExplore the incredible Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to over 2.5 million seabirds and one of the largest populations of whales in the North Atlantic (sightings vary by season).The Reserve is located at the end of Iceberg Alley. Icebergs pass along the coast each spring and summer, while on their journey from Greenland to their end in the warm waters of the Gulf Stream south of Newfoundland. By the time the icebergs reach the Reserve, they have been sculpted by the seas, sun, waves and shoreline to create incredible shapes. Each season is different!You'll travel aboard a stable catamaran with a comfortable viewing platform for your wildlife experience. The catamaran can accommodate 100 persons in comfort on its outside decks and also has inside accommodations for all passengers in the event of inclement weather. This is the only tour vessel in Newfoundland with sufficient capacity.The tour includes stops along the sheltered areas of the islands that comprise the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. The areas visited offer great opportunities to view and photograph the nesting sites and activities of several seabird species including, but not limited to, Atlantic Puffins, Common Murres, Razorbilled Auks, Black Legged Kittiwakes, and Black Guillemots. Additional species that may be encountered during the cruise include Northern Gannets, Greater Shearwaters, Northern Fulmars, etc (sightings vary by time of season)Whale watching is big part of the adventure with the peak season for encounters typically mid-June through mid-August annually. Your cruise is renown for the consistency of whale encounters throughout the summer season. The tour route varies slightly from trip to trip depending on weather conditions, time of the season, and presence/location of whales which move throughout the Reserve.  Whale encounters before and after peak season are a bonus.While your local service provider will make all reasonable efforts to provide you with an opportunity to encounter whales in their natural environment, the level of activity and interaction is entirely at the discretion of the whales. Please note that whales cannot be guaranteed on any particular departure.Each cruise is narrated by an experienced, professional crew. Enjoy lively and engaging commentary, with a mix of information about the natural and cultural heritage of the area. The guides and crew are equipped with wireless microphones and are happy to answer your questions or repeat information.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesLocation: Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and LabradorExplore the incredible Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to over 2.5 million seabirds and one of the largest populations of whales in the North Atlantic (sightings vary by season).Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Witless Bay ecological reserve, Witless Bay, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and LabradorSee the sights of Newfoundland from the waterPass By: Signal Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and LabradorSee the beautiful harbor has you start and end your journeyDuration: 15 minutesLocation: Bay Bulls (Bull Head), Bay Bulls, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador

$68.02 Food, Wine & Nightlife

St. John's Walking Food Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Newfoundland Chocolate Company, St. John's, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and LabradorThis is the first stop on the tour!Duration: 20 minutes

$202.54 Day Trips & Excursions

All Terrain Vehicle tour the Newfoundland Wilderness

Meet us at the Trinity Eco-tours Hostel to get room assignments and get ready for our daily adventure. Depending upon our route we will leave from the hostel or trailer our ATV's to another favorite path along our route. At the start of our tour we introduce you to the main features and controls of a Honda ATV 420 (20-30 minutes). We depart form the parking lot of our hostel to travel along the path from the roadway to the old Newfoundland Railway. Your local guide will stop often to show you the birds and wildlife, ponds, brooks and other scenery. He will also talk about the history of the railway and its significance to the area and the province. the trips usually finish within the three and a half suggested tour times. There are plenty of photo opportunities along the route.In the middle of our trip we stop along our way to have a traditional Newfoundland boil up with an open fire and tea steeped over an open fire with sandwiches and other items broiled over an open fire.We continue our route home to arrive back at the hostel where you can prepare for an evening in Trinity of fine dining, theater or a hike along the Gun Hill Trail , Fort Point  or Skirwink all within the local area. There are no shortage of things to do in the bight!

$20 Outdoor Activities

Holly Jolly Hunt - St Johns, NL

This outdoor activity takes place in the downtown or urban area of your city. Using a smartphone, you will download an app to help you play the game. You will also be texting with a remote survival guide while you play the game. You'll be given a list of holiday themed items on the app. You will need to walk around the area and find these items around the city and take a photo through the app to get points. Your team will also be given holiday themed challenges or trivia questions to complete as well. You will be rewarded for completing the challenges and trivia questions with points. You'll be able to see your score on the leaderboard compared to others to see how you compare!

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - St John's, NL

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges and answer trivia questions from your remote guide for even more points.You'll have 15+ categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give bonus points at the end depending on how funny or creative your photos are!The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects! 

$9.17 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Johnson Geo Centre Admission Ticket

Visit: Johnson GEO CENTRE, St. John's, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and LabradorWondering what there is to do in St. John’s? Looking for some fun but also a chance to learn something new?Come on in to the Johnson GEO CENTRE! What will you see? Enough exhibits and displays to fill Earth and Space!We have 14 unique attractions at the GEO CENTRE, we’d tell you to pack a lunch before coming, but we even have that covered, with the GEO Café nestled into our lobby (seasonal only).SEE OUR 14 UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS 1. GEO GIFTS 2. Marconi's Café 3. Solar System 4. Amazing Earth Theatre 5. Our Planet 6. Our Province 7. Our People 8. Our Future & Space 9. The Great Rock Wall 10. The Titanic Story 11. ExxonMobil Oil & Gas Gallery 12. Hibernia  KidsPlace 13. Steele 3D Theatre 14. GEO-VISTA-PARK