Last weekend, Jess and I took a trip to Trinity. In my opinion, Trinity is the cutest town in Newfoundland - and the most fun to visit! I've been to Trinity multiple times and every time I've visited a whale watching tour is on my to-do list. Although the whale watching is always excellent here, none of my prior trips can compare to the trip that we took with Trinity Eco-Tours last weekend.
We chose this tour because we were feeling adventurous after our white water rafting trip and this tour is a little different than traditional whale watching tours - you get taken out on a little Zodiac boat! A Zodiac boat is a much faster boat that is also very low to the water and because of this you're required to wear survival suits. We were so thankful for these, even though we felt we looked totally hilarious, as it was quite cold on the water. We embraced the suit and kept cozy.
Trinity Eco-Tours takes you on a three hour adventure for $90 per person. This was the best $90 I've ever spent! I have never seen such a spectacular show. There were so many whales and they were so active! We watched the whales breach over and over again just feet from the boat. We also saw them slap their fins on the water, flip upside down, and dive. At one point Jess turned to me and said "no one is going to believe us when we say that we've seen 50 whale breaches" - but we swear, it happened! (Watch the video above!)
Skipper Bob explained to us that juvenile whales tend to be more active, which we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of, as well as that towards the end of the feeding season the whales tend to be more active and playful. Keep that in mind for your planning as you may see more activity at the end of the capelin rolling season than the beginning. Just previous to our visit, the Trinity Eco-Tour team caught on camera a pod of 20 orcas swimming and hunting together!