On Our Doorsteps
Meet the neighbours
Blue on Water's signature can be found in the details. Locally owned and operated, we maintain the hospitality that the island is known for, all while putting our own touch on everything we do.
We’re happy to serve you, whether that’s to experience what we have to offer or the city itself.
Our interest in local doesn’t just stop within our own business. We have been living and working within St. John’s for years, and over that time we have come to develop some favourites. We’re always happy to point you in the right direction for whatever you need, so feel free to ask.
O’Brien’s Bird Island Charters
Come for the humpback whales, puffins, seabirds, icebergs and the O’Brien’s stories and insights into the nautical wonders of this rugged coast. Experiencing this famous Newfoundland tour will leave you with a natural rush that lingers!
Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch
The world’s leading tour operators choose Gatherall’s Puffin and Whale Watch. Not by coincidence… it’s a genuine reflection of our ability to deliver services of quality and value which they demand.
East Coast Trail
The East Coast Trail is a 540 km coastal hiking experience that takes you to the outermost reaches of North America. The Trail provides walkers and hikers with a special blend of wilderness adventure, outstanding natural beauty, wildlife, history, and cultural contact.
Ferryland Lighthouse Picnics
Lighthouse Picnics is a unique experience. We offer exquisite food at one of the most beautiful locations in the world – Ferryland Head. Our guests are offered distinctive picnic food using only the freshest local products. But Lighthouse Picnics is not just about great food – it is also about enjoying your surroundings.
Immerse yourself in our culture at Newfoundland and Labrador’s newest public cultural space. It’s the place where it all comes together – our history, heritage and artistic expression. The Rooms unites the Provincial Museum, the Provincial Art Gallery and the Provincial Archives under one roof.
Stan Cook Sea Kayaking
If you’re looking for authentic adventure with no shortcuts or surprises, our activities have the right balance of excitement, entertainment and enlightenment. Whether it’s a 2.5 hour sojourn, a four hour adventure, a full day combo of kayaking and hiking, or up to a week long soft adventure vacation, we have what you need.
The Johnson GEO CENTRE
The GEO CENTRE is a world-class geological interpretation centre. You will be intrigued by the stories behind the radical changes that take place in our climate; and the constant influences of the Sun and our Earth’s gravity. The GEO CENTRE is heated by the Earth itself, through holes drilled over 500 feet into the rock, using heat pumps to circulate fluids that heat or cool the building.
The Signal Hill Tattoo
The Signal Hill Tattoo is an internationally known award winning historical animation program. Each summer, audiences thrill to the echo of the cannon, mortars and musket fire combined with the stirring tunes of the Fife and Drum Band, which beckons visitors to a bygone age of 19th Century British military might.
The Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist was the vision of Bishop Michael Anthony Fleming. Supported by faith, persistence and hard work, on September 3, 1855 amid the tumultuous welcome of a large and enthusiastic group of spectators and with the great bells pealing forth, the Prelates arrived and the Basilica Cathedral was consecrated.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the greatest iceberg theatre in the world. From the east coast of Labrador to Newfoundland’s southern shore, you are in Iceberg Alley, the only place in the world where you can see two or three storey icebergs making thier way down the Atlantic Ocean from Greenland.
McCarthy’s Party – Newfoundland and Labrador Tours
Since 1982, McCarthy’s Party has specialized in delivering tours of Newfoundland and Labrador. Committed to providing you with an authentic experience, we offer you total immersion – Newfoundland and Labrador style. Let the locals be your guide.
If you’re after more things to do in St. John’s to complement your stay at Blue on Water, just ask our friendly staff for more recommendations to help make this trip unforgettable.