Looking for icebergs, whales, and puffins? You’ve come to the right place. Whale House Guest House has the best vantage point for all three.
Located 25 min south of St. John’s, this luxury accommodation is in the middle of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, walking distance to whale watching tours, the beach, a store, and the famous East Coast Trail. The Guest House overlooks an area of Mobile Bay where whales feed on capelin all summer long, making it one of the best places to see whales up close and personal in their natural habitat. If this wasn’t already enough, Puffin Island is located just offshore, a real treat for those looking to spot rare seabirds.
Whale House Guest House has several whale watching decks offering panoramic views of Mobile Bay. With a short walk to the beach, boat tours, mini grocery, and liquor store, seeing things and dong things is easy. Relax in one of the fully equipped suites complete with mini kitchen and private bath, take a stroll on the East Coast Trail (the trail is literally on the doorstep of the Guest House), have a fire on the beach, or soak in one of the hot tubs overlooking whales playing in the bay.
Seeing an iceberg is a rare experience for most people and the East Coast of Newfoundland is one of the best places to view these 10,000 year old giant floating glaciers. Unless you’re planning a visit to Greenland or Antarctica, there’s no better place take in.
When icebergs are in the bay, we put them to good use by melting them into the purest water you’ve ever tasted and using the ice to cool your favorite drink. Want to try iceberg beer? We have that too. The icebergs have been frozen for so long, they predate human impact on the planet, making them the purest sources of water available on the planet.
The icebergs you see off the coast of Newfoundland come from glaciers in Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. If you’ve never seen one before, you’re probably already thinking they’re big, but once you’re up close and personal, their size will nevertheless amaze you (and remember, what you see on the surface is the “tip of the iceberg”. The other 90% is hidden below the surface.
If you’re looking for adventure, hop on one of the many boat tours in area. As a Whale House Guest House guest, you get a discount plus priority boarding on many excursions in the area. Feel like hiking? Just walk either direction on the East Coast Trail directly from you room and in moments you’re on one of North America’s most famous trails. Take a short easy walk to one of the easily accessible lookouts, or spend an afternoon going further and exploring places like Tinkers Point, Cribbies, and Tors Cove. Want to just walk one way and take a shuttle back to the Guest House? As a Whale House Guest, you have access to free pickup anywhere along the East Coast Trail.