Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours
Hours of Operation
- Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours operates daily from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, allowing ample time for you to choose a departure that suits your schedule and preferences.
Welcome to Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours, your gateway to the breathtaking beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Embark on a journey of wonder as you witness the world's largest concentration of humpback whales, explore ancient 12,000-year-old icebergs, and immerse yourself in the vibrant seabird capital of North America. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as we take you on a fully narrated award-winning boat tour that combines entertainment, education, and the natural splendor of this remarkable region!
See the Best of St. John's + an Adventurous Boat Ride!
What to Know
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, are home to some of the most extraordinary natural wonders on Earth. Iceberg Alley, renowned worldwide, offers a glimpse into the pristine beauty of colossal floating ice sculptures. These majestic icebergs, which are mostly hidden beneath the ocean's surface, captivate with their stunning shapes, colors, and sheer size.
Additionally, this region boasts the largest population of humpback whales, providing an incredible opportunity to witness their melodic songs and awe-inspiring breaching abilities. Prepare to be amazed by the abundant seabirds which you'll see up close and personal, including the iconic Atlantic Puffin, and Bald Eagle, which make this area their home! So what are you waiting for? Book a tour today for a wonderfully great time!
How to Get There
Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours offers two locations—St. John's and Twillingate—each providing a unique experience. In St. John's, North America's oldest city and the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, you can easily access the tours from downtown. For the 2nd location at Twillingate, a scenic 4.5-hour drive from St. John's will take you to this picturesque outport community.
We highly recommend booking a Guided St. John's Tour which is the best way to get to St. John's harbour. This narrated tour features pick-up and drop-off services from anywhere in downtown St. John's! As a bonus, you'll get to explore other hotspots as well from the famous Cape Spear National Historic Site to Quidi Vidi Village and more!
Best Time to Visit
To witness the mesmerizing icebergs, plan your visit between mid-May and late June. During this time, you're most likely to encounter these ancient giants floating along the coast. The best time for whale watching is from mid-June through August when humpback whales populate the waters around Newfoundland and Labrador. Keep in mind that sightings can occur outside these time frames, so always keep a lookout for these natural marvels.
Prepare to be awestruck as you embark on an Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours boat ride! The highlights of your journey include:
- Witnessing the world's largest concentration of humpback whales as they swim and play alongside the rugged coastlines.
- Steaming through the passageway of 12,000-year-old icebergs, marveling at their ancient grandeur.
- Observing the elegant Atlantic Puffins and other seabirds, adds a touch of vibrancy to your adventure.
- Exploring Cape Spear, Cabot Tower, and Fort Amherst from a unique vantage point on the sea.
Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours boat rides offer an exceptional experience with a range of features, including:
- Fully narrated tours that provide captivating insights into the natural and cultural history of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Open decks on the vessels, ensuring unobstructed views of the stunning surroundings.
- Heated cabins and washroom facilities for your comfort.
- A fully licensed bar offering refreshments and light snacks for purchase.
- Traditional Newfoundland music accompanies your journey, adding to the authentic atmosphere.
- The opportunity to partake in the famous "Screech-ins," a cultural experience that allows you to become an honorary Newfoundlander.
Immerse yourself in the wonders of Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a wildlife lover, or simply seeking adventure, this tour offers a perfect blend of entertainment, education, and natural beauty.
Note: Safety measures are in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience free from sea sickness for all passengers.
*Please note that the information provided is subject to change. It is advisable to check the official Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours website for the most up-to-date details on schedules, rates, and COVID-19 protocols.*