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Seabirds of Newfoundland Photo Workshop

An Atlantic Puffin walks amongst the flowers at last light
6 Days
From $4,995
Activity Level
Group Size
Max 4–8

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Atlantic Puffins, Northern Gannets, Common Murres, and more along rocky coastlines

Newfoundland is an excellent destination for bird photographers, with easily accessible, large colonies of Northern Gannets, Common Murres, and the clowns of the sea, Atlantic Puffins. We’ll visit the colonies multiple times, in varying light, to create the best images of these fantastic birds.

Read more about why we love photographing in Newfoundland.


  • Exceptional opportunities for photographing bird portraits and birds in flight at close distances.
  • Private zodiac tour to photograph migratory whales, marine life, and icebergs.
  • Expert instruction to help you with the proper camera settings and techniques for photographing birds.

Your Guides

Activity Level

You must be able to walk distances of 1 mile on uneven terrain with your camera gear.

This tour has an activity level of Easy. Read more about the Activity Levels for our trips.


  • Day 1: Arrive in St. John's

    Arrive at St. John's International Airport (YYT) before 3:00 PM on this day. Air travel delays are possible, so please consider arriving early, possibly the day prior. We don't want you to miss out on trip activities.

    We’ll meet in the evening for a group dinner and a presentation on photographing in the areas we will visit.

  • Day 2–3: Northern Gannet colony

    These two days are dedicated to photographing the most accessible Northern Gannet colony in North America. You will photograph Thick-billed Murres, Common Murres, and one of North America’s largest colonies of Northern Gannets.

  • Day 4–5: Puffins, whales and icebergs

    During these two days, we will visit an area called Elliston, home of a friendly and easily accessible colony of Atlantic Puffins. We’ll visit the colony multiple times each day for different lighting conditions. Also, a local fox den often leads to photos of playful foxes.

    We will also charter a private boat to take you to see whales and, hopefully, an iceberg or two that have floated down from Greenland.

  • Day 6: More Puffins and departure

    After an early morning photo session with the puffins, we will take you back to the airport in St. John’s to catch your afternoon flight home.

    Book your departing flight no earlier than 4:00 PM on this day.

Why Travel With Us

Our small-group trips are designed for photographers, with guides who know the best locations and offer instruction to help improve your photography. Read more about why you should travel with us.

Dates & Prices

  • Jun 30–Jul 5, 2024
    $4,995 USD Per Person
    Double Occupancy
    $750 USD
    Single Supplement
    2 Spots Left
    Guides: Kevin Lisota
    Payment Terms: Deposit: $2,000 USD
    Remainder Due: Mar 2, 2024
  • Jul 7–12, 2024
    $4,995 USD Per Person
    Double Occupancy
    $750 USD
    Single Supplement
    2 Spots Left
    Payment Terms: Deposit: $2,000 USD
    Remainder Due: Mar 9, 2024
  • Jun 23–28, 2025
    $4,995 USD Per Person
    Double Occupancy
    $750 USD
    Single Supplement
    Payment Terms: Deposit: $2,000 USD
    Remainder Due: Feb 23, 2025
  • Jul 8–13, 2025
    $4,995 USD Per Person
    Double Occupancy
    $750 USD
    Single Supplement
    Payment Terms: Deposit: $2,000 USD
    Remainder Due: Mar 10, 2025

All of our standard Terms & Conditions apply. Be sure to read our Cancellation Policy.

What's Included
  • Double occupancy lodging. Single lodging is available with payment of a single supplement fee.
  • All transportation during the tour.
  • Snacks and water between meals.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Pre-workshop briefing via personal phone call.
  • All permits and entry fees.
  • Instruction, guidance, and image reviews from our expert photography guides.
What's Not Included
  • Airfare to and from destination, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees.
  • Airport transfers at arrival/departure.
  • Passport and visas, if applicable.
  • Most meals during the tour.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Travel medical & evacuation insurance (optional but recommended).
  • Trip cancellation insurance (optional but recommended).
  • Any accommodations or meals before or after the tour dates.
  • Items of a personal nature.

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