If you are planning an ocean adventure then you want to sail with the best. We are the first and most respected boat tour company in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland, Canada. Family owned and operated, we have been thrilling tourists and locals alike for over 25 years. Come sail with us!
Come for the humpback whales, puffins, seabirds, icebergs. Come for the stories. Come discover the nautical wonders of this rugged coast. Experience our famous tours that deliver a natural rush every time!
We create memories that will last a lifetime!
With O'Brien's, you can choose from two tour options:
Tour #1: Award Winning Boat Tour
Cruise with us to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve aboard one of our two passenger vessels for a two-hour adventure of a lifetime. Departing 4 times a day during peak season. Ample rail space provides for everyone’s viewing enjoyment and excitement and can accommodate up to 100 passengers.
For your convenience both vessels are furnished with an enclosed heated cabin, canteen, bar, and washrooms.
Wheel-chair accessible and service dogs welcome.
Tour #2: Coastal Adventure Tour
Aboard the Kingfisher you will have a more intimate experience of the ocean, while getting a whale's eye view of our ruggedly beautiful coastline.
This 90 minute tour gives you plenty of time to experience breathtaking seastacks and waterfalls. When conditions permit, explore the unique natural phenomenon known locally as the Spout, a natural wave-powered geyser. In season you will see countless seabirds, soaring eagles, and whales. During May and June you may even have the opportunity to feel the chill from towering icebergs.
The Kingfisher can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Departs three times weekly at 11:30am.
Our tour boats are fully equipped with state-of-the-art navigational instruments.
Seasons Open and Departure : May-October
Length of Tour: Tour #1: 2 hours Tour #2: 1.5 hours
Costs and Fees: Tour #1: Adult: $54.95/Senior $49.95/Student $42.95 (up to 25 with a student ID)/Youth (11-17) $29.95 /Child (3-10) $24.95/Infants under 3 - free. Tour #2: $84.95
Appropriate Age Groups: Tour #1: All ages welcome! Tour #2: 10 and over
From Downtown St. John's
Take the Harbour Arterial (Route 2) South to Mount Pearl and exit at Route 3 (Mt. Pearl Commonwealth Ave.)
Turn Left under the underpass proceeding on Route 3 and continue to Bay Bulls (aprox. 22 Km)
Once in Bay Bulls, turn left on St. John’s Road – go .5km
Continue right on South Side road - .3 km
Turn left at Lower Road to O'Brien's Boat Tours
Accessibility Notes: Large passenger vessels are wheel-chair accessible
O'Brien's prides itself in abiding the Code of Conduct in regards to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and respecting the space and safety of our majestic friends, the whales.
Service animals welcome.