Welcome to Witless Bay Ecological Reserve & Around
This is a prime area for whale, iceberg and puffin watching, and several boat tours will take you to see them from the towns of Bay Bulls (31km south of St John's) and Mobile (10km south of Bay Bulls). Midway between the towns, there's lodging in Witless Bay.
Four islands off Witless Bay and southward are preserved as the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and represent one of the top seabird breeding areas in eastern North America.
The best months for trips are late June and July, when the humpback and minke whales arrive to join the birds' capelin (a type of fish) feeding frenzy. If you really hit the jackpot, in early summer an iceberg might be thrown in too.