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The Best Outdoor Activities in St. John's

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Outdoor St. John's

Dolphin / Whale Watching
4.8
Voted best boat tour by Newfoundlanders. We have been offering Award Winning Boat Tours for over 30 years. Join us for a two-hour adventure,
Dolphin / Whale Watching
4.9
Experience the ocean and the rugged coastline of Witless Bay Ecological Reserve on a dolphin and whale watching safari from Bay Bulls. As you
Photography Tour
4.9
Watch Puffins Whales & Icebergs in Newfoundland. Join the Gatherall Family and Crew for an unforgettable experience. 90 minute cruise feature
Tours from $76
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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cruise to the incredible Witless Bay Ecological Reserve for your chance to watch puffins, whales, and icebergs. Wildlife attractions vary with the time of year. Puffins nest May through to mid-September. Peak whale season is from mid-June through mid-August.  Whale sightings before and after peak period are a bonus. Icebergs typically appear May to mid-June.  Whales and or icebergs cannot be guaranteed on any given cruise.Enjoy entertaining and educational live commentary provided by on board naturalists and crew. Learn about Newfoundland's marine wildlife and heritage from your enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional guides during this awesome adventure (minimum 90 minutes).  Our catamaran offers the most space for your comfort and provides the greatest range to increase your chance of finding whales.
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Hiking Trail
North Head Trail , St. John's
4.9
Hike over gravel paths and caverns, winding along the side of the hill, and climb down numerous sets of steep stairs leading across grassy me
Hiking Trail
East Coast Trail , St. John's
4.7
Step into the wilderness with a hike along one of the many paths that make up the 540 km (360 mi) East Coast Trail. With over 265 km (165 mi)

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Where to stay in St. John's

To appreciate the history and colorful architecture of North America's oldest colonial city, there's no better place to stay than in the city center. This popular neighborhood displays the city's iconic, brightly painted Victorian houses, with a selection of guesthouses and inns clustered around Government House. Staying just west of the city center, near the Memorial University of Newfoundland, works as a pleasant alternative, with the expansive Pippy Park right at your doorstep.
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