7 DAY – NEWFOUNDLAND PHOTO TOUR JUNE 2ND – 8TH, 2024
June 2 - June 8$500.00
From: $4,350.00 CAD
If you are looking for a specific date please contact us as we may be able to offer a private tour or have a room available on the existing tour.
PHOTOGRAPH THE BEST OF NEWFOUNDLAND SUCH AS; WHALES, PUFFINS, FISHING VILLAGES AND DRAMATIC COASTLINES.
7 Days, 6 Night accommodations (single room), transportation to photographic locations, and two zodiac trips are included.
Photograph icebergs, puffins, whales, northern gannets, scenic villages, and the most rugged coastlines on the edge of a continent.
We are local! Born and raised here so we know our stuff when it comes to anything Newfoundland & Labrador.
Photography guide to help you get those breathtaking shots.
Small group sizes up to 9 people
WHAT TO EXPECT
Day 1: Arrive any time today in St. John’s, Newfoundland. We’ll meet in the evening for a group dinner at the Hotel to get to know each other and to discuss our upcoming photo tour.
Day 2: Cape Spear Sunrise
We start our tour photographing the most easterly location in North America at sunrise. At Cape Spear we can photograph the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland; the location is designated a National Historic Site of Canada. The original lighthouse building, and the light-keeper’s residence has been restored to the period of 1839. We will be there to catch the sunrise, which will be something that will stay with you forever.
While we wait and watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean we usually hear the sound of humpback whales blowing in the ocean next to the rugged cliffs.
During the day we will also visit Jellybean Row houses where you can capture all the brilliant colours of downtown St. John’s. Each street in historic St. John’s has a unique character and provides great photographic opportunities. We will show you the hidden and behind-the-scenes photo locations as well.
During our trip we will also visit the south side hills where you can capture pictures of The Battery, which is a favourite for photographers. From here we can explore Fort Amherst and get some great pictures of the old lighthouse that greets passengers as they enter St. John’s harbour. We will also make other stops along the way which include Quidi Vidi, Petty Harbour, Signal Hill, and many more.
Day 3: Cape St Mary’s
Today we visit Cape St. Mary’s, one of the largest northern gannet nesting sites in North America (around 30, 000). Cape St. Mary’s is also home to many other birds that include, thick-billed murres, black-legged kittiwakes, common murre, razorbills, black guillemots, ravens, bald eagles and many more.
While Cape St. Mary’s is known for its wildlife the rugged cliffs on which these birds nest makes for a scenic landscape image as well. During our travels to and from Cape St. Mary’s we will also make several stops along the way to photograph small communities in outport Newfoundland.
Day 4 to 6: Bonavista
After breakfast we will depart from St. John’s for our accommodations in Bonavista, our new home for the next three nights.
Over the next three days we will photograph many amazing locations and a large selection of wildlife. The focus while travelling the northeast coast of Newfoundland will be to capture images of whales, puffins, coastal villages, and the rugged coastlines. The scenic northeast coast provides great opportunities to take stunning pictures of the dramatic cliffs and seascapes.
We will visit many picturesque communities such as Trinity where we will have an opportunity to photograph an old fishing community. Trinity had abundant room for the ships of the day and shores well suited for outbuildings, wharves, and fish-flakes. Historically, Trinity was an ideal location for the migratory fishery. During the 1720s, Trinity was home to about 30 permanent families and hosted 200-300 seasonal fishermen per year. By 1869, the population peaked at more than 800 people. While in Trinity you can photograph the old architecture such as fishing stages and colourful houses.
We will also visit Elliston and photograph the Atlantic puffin colony. Here we will offer tips on how to get up close to get those award-winning pictures. Other places we will visit include Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, Dungeons, Cable John Cove, Tickle Cove, and many more.
To get closer and whales and other Atlantic wildlife, two zodiac boat tours are included in the cost and highly recommended. The best way to capture award-winning wildlife images is from these zodiac adventures.
During our time in Bonavista, photo times will be selected based on weather, sea conditions and other factor which will help us get the best images possible.
Day 7: Back St. John’s
This morning we’ll start our trip back to St. John’s, stopping for lunch and photography along the way.
Day 8: Flight’s home can be scheduled at any time this day.
Photography whales, puffins, rugged landscape from land and a zodiac tour.
Cape St. Mary’s
Photograph thousands of Northern Gannets nesting on the cliffs of Cape St. Marys.
Visit all the best places in the St. John’s area. Some place we will visit include, Signal Hill, Cape Spear, Jelly Bean Houses, Quidi Vidi and more.
Location: St. John’s, Bonavista, Cape St Mary’s and more