Trinity - Best Natural Whale Watching Place on the Planet?After the past summers events, Killer Whales attacking other whales, those same whales breaching for public views and our abundance of Humpbacks, Fin Whales, Porpoises and Dolphins, I have to question where could you go to see the abundance of Marine Wildlife above and below the surface that Newfoundland (and in particular Trinity) has to offer?
I keep looking back at the videos and photographs that I and the guests have taken and the one word that keeps popping up is WOW! It pretty well says it all when you hear it expressed from one of the tapes. When nature provides the scenery and the events that you would never normally get to see, that seems to be the word that encompasses our human wonderment and awe. So often it feels like a privilege to be viewing our events and it provides me with a genuine desire to be back on the water to see what is going to happen next. Our guests get the one time experience of a lifetime for their individual trip but I repeat that same trip three to four times a day. I always look forward to each trip as much as our guests. For me it is always the question what will I see today that I have not seen other days. Or will I ever see the same display again as the best trip(to me) that I have ever been on? Is this the one tour that is going to top my best trip ever? Again WOW! What a complaint to have! Myself, personally, I do consider myself so privileged to be doing this!
I so do enjoy all of the guests that accompany us on our tours. Our common interest of the sea and marine wildlife ties us together before you arrive for your tour and our shared experience binds us to events that are unique to us. We are small enough that you are not a another passenger but our guest, so lets make some memories! As I say "Put yourself in the picture!!!!!!!!"
Several times I have had guests ask:
"Do you want us to pay before we go?"
I always say " No, pay on the way back." And the answer is almost always,
"Well what if we don't feel the trip was worth it?" And inevitably, my answer is always
"Well don't pay for it then."
This astounds most guests. But you are visiting Newfoundland, probably the last enclave of the world, where our honesty and matter of fact lifestyle will still blindside you. If you feel you were ripped off I would never want your money. I want everyone to feel that at least they saw something that was an addition to their Newfoundland trip or the highlight (which is what I aim for).
As we like to say "Come in and be one of us!" Have a laugh, talk , join in the merriment. When you are here you will say " Have I been here before? It feels like these people know me!" No we don't know you but we live by the adage, "There are no strangers, just friends you have not met yet!" In the hard old world today it is so nice to come to a place where you aren't a stranger to us and you can let your hair down. That is the Trinity experience I have heard so many people express as they are boarding their cars to leave (with a sigh I might add!). Top end accomodations, wonderful meals to savour, theatre hiking trails and a wildlife, scenery, personal experience to never forget ( which you will rant to your friends about). Yes this is our legacy!
I look forward to seeing you! Please feel free to contact us for any additional information on any aspect of Trinity or Newfoundland as far as that goes. We only want to enhance your experience here. Together we will make memories!
Cap'n Bob Bartlett