3 DIFFERENT CRUISES, ALL WORTHWHILE
Whales or Fjords? How can you pick? We took in a Bonne Bay morning tour and though we didn’t see whales, we enjoyed 4 dolphins dancing, and laughed during the amusing and informative tour. The next day, we headed up to the Western Brook Pond tour – we loved the walk but I can see how this is a barrier for some. I completely appreciate that environmental protection is important. The Western Brook Pond tour is stunning, such tall cliffs, with surroundings like something out of a Lord of the Rings movie. Well worth it, and the Parks Canada building has good washrooms, trinkets and snack options too. Finally, it turned out a friend’s band was playing the Sunset cruise in Bonne Bay. So back we went for a rollicking good time of East Coast music, drinks from the bar, and what turned into a Kitchen Party. The sunset was beautiful, we almost saw a Minke whale, and it was well worth a third cruise. Lots of boat rides, but a great way to see Gros Morne.
FANTASTIC HIKE INTO THE GORGE
Our family trekked with Clem up into the back of the gorge. It was an exceptional experience. Need to be in some degree of shape but it is a manageable hike up. Some scrambling but the guides do an excellent job leading and ensuring safety. The reward at the end largely defies words. The look back into the Western Brook Pond and as well the surrounding area is magnificent. Very well done and highly recommend to those with the ability and enjoyment of hiking. Gives a taste of what the back country experience would be like. Do take bug spray as they are thick in places!
WHALES AND SPECTACULAR SCENERY!
If you are in Gros Morne you have to take this boat tour in Norris Point with Bontours! We saw Humpback and Minke whales, seals, Bald Eagles and of course the backdrop of the Tableland Mountains, Gros Morne mountain and Woody Point is stunning. The crew on our tour were talented local musicians from the group Anchors Aweigh and they played a few traditional Newfoundland tunes on the way back from a memorable tour of Bonne Bay. Highly recommended!
BONNE BAY TOUR
We had a wonderful Bonne Bay boat tour and used the information from that to visit the Discovery Centre across the bay on the next day. We loved the Anchor’s Away show and between the two of us, we purchased 3 CDs and enjoyed the music driving to L’Anse aux Meadows, to Red Bay, to Twillingate and back to St. John’s. We will recommend this to any of our friends who are planning to visit Newfoundland.