The major activity in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve is watching and learning about seabirds. As public access to the islands is restricted, this is best done using the services of commercial tour boat operators. For more information, see Services.
Scientists and researchers may be permitted access to Gull Island if they obtain the necessary permits.
operators are not currently permitted access to
Commercial and recreational fishing can occur in the waters of the reserve. All provincial and federal regulations apply when fishing in the reserve. Boaters must be careful in the marine portion of the reserve so as not to disturb the birds.