Eco-Tour

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Eco-Tour
Eco-Tour

Much of the 100,000-plus moose population on the island is concentrated around St. Anthony, and in winter, the waters around northern Newfoundland freeze solid and polar bears roam the pack ice. However, some of the best wildlife sightings in summer are in the ocean and along the coast. Eco-tours from St. Anthony take armchair naturalists out to sea where the world’s largest population of humpback whales return each April from their winter home in the Caribbean. (They return south starting in October.) The sight of these whales breaching is a highlight of many marine safaris here. Atlantic white-sided dolphins also travel north in summer, and these famously curious marine mammals frequently swim alongside ships. A number of bird species can be spotted along the coast as well, including arctic terns, black guillemots, kittiwakes and northern gannets. Make sure to bring your binoculars.

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