Whale Watcher House, with its self-catering apartments, is just 40 minutes outside the city of St. John’s. What makes it unique is its community and its extraordinary position on the cliff overlooking the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. When whales are in season they can be as close as 10 meters from the shore. Breathtaking! When icebergs are in season in late spring – it can be like walking into a refrigerator, but still nothing short of spectacular! Bird watching in Newfoundland — we have them all – in the millions, including the gorgeous puffins…and viewing them is easy.
From St. John’s:
- take Route 2 (Pitt’s Memorial Drive)
- Take Exit 3 towards Commonwealth Ave.
- Turn left onto Heavy Tree Road/Route 3 South towards the town of the Goulds.
- After 9.7 kms, Route 3 will turn into Route 10 S / Southern Shore Highway.
- Follow HWY 10 south through Bay Bulls, through Witless Bay, through Tors Cove.
- Approximately1.6 kilometers south of Tors Cove, turn left towards Bauline East. This is an unnamed, but well-travelled road. There is an ATV repair shop on the corner – Melvin’s.
- Whale Watcher House is located along that coastal road – about 2.3 kilometers in. It is house Number 315; it is located on the ocean side of the road…and there is a small humpback sign to catch your attention. If you reach the Church – you have gone too far.
From Trans-Canada Highway (HWY 1) – traveling towards St. John’s:
- Turn onto to HWY 13 from the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) towards HWY 10.
- Follow Highway 10 for 20.8 kms to HWY 10.
- Turn right onto HWY 10 – and travel through Witless Bay and Tors Cove.
- Then follow as above to reach the Whale Watcher House.
From Ferryland, Trepassey, etc. – if you are going North on HWY 10:
- Take the turnoff from HWY 10 towards Bauline East. It’s about 19kms from Cape Broyle.
- Follow the directions as above.