Why choose us --Trinity Eco-Tours in Trinity Newfoundland for your Whale Watching and Nature Tour Experience?
"An exciting ride, great views and a great Captain" - Marissa P
Why should Trinity Eco-Tours be your first choice for your whale watching experience in Newfoundland?
Whale Watching is our Passion We love going out every day to keep track of what is happening with the whales that visit us in the summer. We take photos of whale flukes and compare them to previous year sighting as well as sightings with other tour companies in Bermuda as well as the Caribbean. Not only is it interesting to compare photos and track a whale, the photos provide researchers with an opportunity to learn about whale movements. We request that if you get a good shot of a whale tail while on our tour, that you forward it to us, along with the date, for our records.
Whales and Wildlife in Trinity Bay There is a fantastic amount of wildlife in the area, including Humpback, Fin, Sperm and Minke whales. We have also seen Orcas. Besides the whales though, there are fantastic opportunities to see other wildlife such as puffins, eagles, gannetts, moose and fox.
Fantastic Photo Opportunities We have provided many photographers as well as movie production companies with the photos and video required for their needs. We know where to go for the most outstanding shots in Trinity.
Success Rate: We have a very high success rate of seeing humpbacks when they are in season. In 2010, we saw whales every time that we went out (100%). Out of that time, we saw Humpback and Fin 85% of the time (Minke whales are plentiful in Trinity Bay). In times when the whales are not so abundant, we also incorporate a tour of the area, including going to a puffin colony as well as visiting areas where bald eagles nest. We also might look at a few of the caves in the rocks around the shore. There is ALWAYS something exciting to see out in our tour boat. Other marine life, such as dolphins and porpoises frequently can be seen throughout the whale watching season.
2012 Season --We had a great amount of pack ice and icebergs this past season. It came in early and the icebergs stayed late. We were still seeing icebergs in the first week of June! We saw Humpbacks from late May to September. We usually have a couple of Humpbacks that come early, and then the main group come later in the season. The main group showed up early July this past year, which made our season long. As seen on our Facebook pages, we were seeing and reporting of Humpbacks in August and September. Fin whales were spotted in May, June, July and August and September. There were no Sperm Whales sighted this past season.
Best times of the year to see Humpback whales Last season, we started seeing Humpbacks on May 22nd. There were quite a few here in July and August last season. By September, though, most of the main whale watching season is over. You may see a scattered humpback here or there in the water. You can still see Minke whales in September, but you will not get the same type of show that you can get if you come into contact with Humpbacks. Minkes, while interesting to watch, do not breach.
We prepare for each tour We talk to the local fishermen every morning, so that we are prepared and know where the whales are before you arrive. If we have not heard of Humpback or Fin whales in the area that particular morning, we will tell you so and give YOU the option of continuing the tour or not.
We alter the tour to accommodate the whale sightings in the areaSome tour boat operators have a set tour schedule and plan a itinerary that does not alter if whales are outside of the set area. But whales will not always feed in the same areas. However, with our tour company, if we know that there are whales that are out of the normal distance that we go, we will still go there, but the tour might have to focus on just whale watching, rather than birding or looking at old settlements.
We Guarantee that you will enjoy your tour experience
We will do our best to make sure that you have the "experience of a
lifetime". If you did not enjoy your tour experience, we will offer you
another trip FREE the next day, or the day after. We want you to have
an experience like the ones that you see in our videos shown on this
site.ours so that the customer can see special events, such as the "capelin rolling". In 2010, we concentrated our whale watching efforts around the Orcas, as they come to the Island every few years.
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