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Walking Food Tour

Walking Food Tour
3 hours
USD 66.30
<p>Experience a three hour walking food tour through the historical streets of downtown St. John's.<br /><br />Your guide will take you to five locally owned restaurants and cafes along Duckworth Street and Water Street for a delicious sampling from each of their menus. All the while intriguing you with interesting accounts of times gone by, along with insider information about the ever-changing downtown scene!</p>

Newfoundland Puffin and Whale Watch Cruise

Newfoundland Puffin and Whale Watch Cruise
90 minutes
USD 58.01
Cruise to the incredible Witless Bay Ecological Reserve for your chance to watch puffins, whales, and icebergs. <br />Wildlife attractions vary with the time of year. Puffins nest May through to mid-September. Peak whale season is from mid-June through mid-August Whale sightings before and after peak period are a bonus. Icebergs typically appear May to mid-June.  Whales and or icebergs cannot be guaranteed on any given cruise.<em><br /></em>Enjoy entertaining and educational live commentary provided by on board naturalists and crew. <br />Learn about Newfoundland's marine wildlife and heritage from your enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional guides during this awesome adventure (minimum 90 minutes).  Our catamaran offers the most space for your comfort and provides the greatest range to increase your chance of finding whales.

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 Official St. John's Airport Taxi Service


Official St. John's Airport Taxi Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com recommends the official St. John's Airport taxi service.

Taxis from the St. John's Airport get you to town fast and other options are limited to renting a car.

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Official St. John's Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

St. John's Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (CAD or Canadian Dollar). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that St. John's Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different. Drivers may also accept USD, but make sure to confirm.

  • City Wide Taxis from the airport to hotels in St. John's charge a fixed rate. Here are some of the fixed rates you should expect to pay for one passenger (each additional passenger is CAD 3.00):


    • Comfort Inn CAD 12.50
    • Holiday Inn, Hillview Terrace, Super 8 CAD 20.00
    • Sheraton, Delta, Hometel, Quality Inn, Courtyard by Marriot, Murray Premises, Blue on Water, Duckworth Hotel, Monestary Spa & Suites, Captains Quarters, The Guv'nor Inn CAD 25.00
    • All other B&Bs located in the downtown area CAD 25.00
    • Extended Stay Deluxe CAD 27.50
    • Fairfield Inn & Suites, Ramada, Capital Hotel CAD 30.00


    Unofficial taxis will be about CAD 5 less to town (using the meter) and will not charge the additional CAD 2.50/passenger.

St. John's Taxi Payment: Cash • Credit Cards
  • Always confirm with your St. John's Airport taxi driver if they take credit or bank cards and if there are any card fees.

Drivers may also accept USD, but make sure to confirm
St. John's Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping recommended, 10%

Official St. John's Airport Taxi Details

St. John's Airport Taxi

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The St. John's Airport is now handled by various taxi companies in the immediate St. John's area and all taxis have to use meter rates when picking up passengers at the YYT St. John's International Airport.


St. John's is one of the few places in the world where you might just have a female driver!

 Unofficial St. John's Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points


Several other St. John's taxi companies that serve the St. John's Airport include Co-op, Jiffy Cabs and Newfound Cabs. Although they do not have 'official status', you can call one to pick you up and save a few dollars as they will run the meter to town instead of the fixed rate plus a per passenger rate charged by the 'official' company.

IHateTaxis.com recommends the unofficial St. John's Airport taxi service.

For a few minutes wait for an unofficial taxi you will save your at least CAD 5 to town (more if there are a few of you travelling together).

 St. John's Airport Taxi Scams

There are still some "radical" drivers that are still ripping off passengers. It is important that the passenger note the rate they have been charged, the taxi company, as well as the licence number on the rear passenger doors of that particular cab. Any complaints should be directed to the City of St. John's taxi inspector at City Hall or contact the owners of the applicable taxi stand in question. Make sure you follow up on any complaints with a letter to the company in question as well as to the St. John's taxi inspector. PUT IT IN WRITING and always ask for a receipt for the services provided and ensure that the car number on the front fender matches the car number on the receipt. That way, you can help drag the "non-conformists" off the road and prevent any other problems for other taxi users in the area.

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Last Updated: 15 Mar 2018