About Us

The Highest Quality Lobster and Seafood Available in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Online

With over 40 years of experience in the lobster industry and approaching 30 years in business, Best of the Sea Fish Market LTD knows how to pick the best seafood and deliver it fresh to you.

Best of the Sea started in 1988 as a small business operating from two different locations in the capital city of St. John’s, Newfoundland. We have been selling lobsters (live and cooked) as well as other types of Newfoundland seafood to the residents of Newfoundland & Labrador, Newfoundland restaurants and tourists visiting the province since we began operations. We have a location on Topsail Road near the overpass as well as one in Churchill Square off Elizabeth Avenue. We cook live lobster onsite at our Topsail Road location. We ship outside of Newfoundland to customers that regularly order from us in other parts of Canada and have arranged to ship to the U.S and other parts of the world for customers that were in-province wishing to do so.

The Lobster Season

Our business is seasonal in nature as the company’s specialty is in lobster, which is a seasonal industry in Newfoundland & Labrador. The Newfoundland lobster season typically begins around April 20th and usually ends around mid-July. Our convenient locations operate yearly during this same time period. We operate 6 days per week and are closed on Tuesdays.

While lobsters are only available during the time period specified above, some of our other products are available throughout other times of the year depending on availability from our Newfoundland fishermen. Please contact us year-round at info@bestofthesea.ca for other product availability.

If It Was Fresher, It Would Still Be In The Sea

Our lobsters come fresh from fishermen who harvest them from five different bays located around the island of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic Ocean. We deal directly with the fishermen ourselves to ensure the lobster and seafood we are delivering to you is of the highest and freshest quality possible.

We are the only company of this nature, licensed to cook lobsters onsite, at one of our locations, in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador. Since you can wait and even watch as we cook your lobster, you are assured that the lobster you purchase from Best of the Sea Fish Market LTD has been freshly cooked.

The Cool, Pristine Waters of Newfoundland Yield The Best Seafood


Newfoundland lobster is unique from the lobster that you will find anywhere else in North America. Our Canadian Atlantic lobsters are harvested from waters further north than other harvest areas in North America. Being further north makes our waters colder and our isolation as an island in the North Atlantic makes our waters clean and pure. For these reasons, Newfoundland lobster tastes sweeter and yields more meat than lobsters from other areas. We pride ourselves in being able to deliver this superior product to you. If you haven’t yet tasted Newfoundland lobster, then you have been missing out. Go ahead. Try us out. Put Newfoundland lobster on your bucket list and check it off today!