What we Offer
Visit seven Atlantic Puffin colonies on our flagship hike
Experience the incredible views of puffins
Learn about puffins and other seabird biology
Discover the facts about icebergs and sea ice
Be immersed in incredible coastal scenery
Step back in time as we talk about history and culture
Discover the wonders of coastal plant life
Encounter both edible, medicinal and poisonous plants
Appreciate the geological wonders of our area
Closed for 2019
For Booking and Rates
(709) 468 4731
Hike Times and Meeting Location
Our Hikes depart daily at 9am, 12pm and 3pm
We meet in the parking lot of the Harbour Quarters Inn (Bonavista). I will be driving a white truck with a puffin logo on the door. Guests normally follow us to the trail head in their vehicle (about a five minute drive)
Jonathan Joy is the owner/operator of Puffin Hikes. He grew up in Scotland and always had a passion for the outdoors. His interest in nature guided him academically leading him to complete an undergraduate degree in Ecological Science and a graduate degree in Marine Biology.
In 1989, Jon moved from Scotland to Bonavista, Newfoundland and soon after, began a 22-year career teaching a two-year diploma program in Natural Resources. His interests in biology persisted outside of regular work and he completed several bird studies for proposed wind farms in Newfoundland.
Jon currently spends his winter months working as an Offshore Ice and Environmental Observer with Provincial Aerospace. He also has considerable experience working as a Marine Mammal/Seabird Observer in the offshore oil industry.
Jon's goal is to make your visit to Newfoundland an enjoyable, educational and safe one!
To view his academic and professional experience please visit his Linkedin site