Setting Sail & Rates | Captain Wayne

Setting Sail & Rates

While it’s not as complex as actually setting sails, there are still a few things our guests have to keep in mind before they depart on an adventure with us. These suggestions will make the experience the best possible for everyone. First things first!

OUR RATES

Per Passenger
$80 plus tax

Departures:
9 am – Early Riser Tour (calm seas and low wind most of the time)
1 pm – Wet and Wild Tour (possibly windy afternoons / possibly more spray)
5 pm – Evening Light Tour (Photographers enjoy this light for wildlife)

Trips are 2-3 hours in length
Weather and sea conditions permitting

Please arrive 15 minutes early for a trip briefing and floater jacket fitting.

We also offer group rates. Please contact Captain Wayne with the number of guests, when you would like to depart, some contact information, and a credit card number (to hold the reservation only).

WHAT WE PROVIDE

  • Warm, waterproof, floater jackets or standard life jackets.
  • An exciting adventure with our knowledgeable naturalists who enjoy finding the fun side of nature.

What you should bring

  • Waterproof Pants
  • Dress in layers
  • A Hat
  • Gloves (possibly)
  • Sunscreen/chapstick
  • Boating Footwear
  • Any appropriate medication

Best times to visit

Best time to visit

FAQ

These are the questions we hear most often. If you have additional questions or concerns that we did not cover here, please contact Captain Wayne.

Will we see Puffins?
Yes, thousands of them from May through September, up close, all around the boat, and on the islands we travel to.

Will we see whales and what types of behaviours might we see?
From mid-spring through September we see whales and dolphins regularly. We see many feeding whales who spy-hop, breach, do flippering, lob-tailing and simply hang out.

What other kind of birds will we see?
We see mostly seabirds who come here to breed on the islands just off shore, but we do see other migrating seabirds who come here to feed on the rich capelin supply:
Puffins, Murres, Leach’s Storm Petrels, Shearwaters, Northern Fulmars, Black Guillemots,  Gulls and Gannets, just to name a few.

What’s your location?
We are in Bay Bulls on Northside Road, 30 mins. south of St.John’s, Newfoundland

What is your price and how do we pay?
Our price is $80 plus taxes and we take cash, debit/credit

How long is the trip?
We run 2-3 hour tours depending on distance from whales and weather conditions.
Sometimes rides are so much fun we don’t want to head back right away!

What do we wear?
We supply Floater Jackets, you bring warm (waterproof) pants, boating footwear, hat, gloves, sunscreen.

Can we bring food or drink?
Yes, you can bring food and drink in non-breakable containers ( i.e. beer cans )

Cameras

Naturally you will be taking a camera, the marine environment has moisture and/or sea water. The Captain will advise you of protection for your camera but you carry all cameras at your Own Risk. 

General Health & Seasickness

If you are being treated or are taking medication for a heart complaint or other medical condition or have had a recent operation, we ask you check with your home health care provider that you are sturdy enough to undertake a seagoing marine excursion BEFORE booking with us.
Similarly, if you suffer from, or think you might suffer from, motion or seasickness, please obtain advice and medication before your trip.

We cannot accept any responsibility for your ill-health arising from any of these causes on one of our trips. Also please remember the need to show consideration for other clients.