Western Brook Pond Tour
$65 per person
$35 / youth (12-16)
$25 / child (1-11)
The landlocked fjord of Western Brook Pond is a rare sight, especially in our part of the world. Carved by glaciers, and home to plenty of waterfalls and wildlife, it’s worth the trip alone.
Throughout the tour, which has been featured in many magazines and several television programs, we provide live interpretation to point out some of the geological and historical features of this wonder of nature.
ALL OF OUR TOURS ARE WEATHER PERMITTING
What To Expect
Explore the stunning vistas by taking our Western Brook Pond tour located in the Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This experience is part of Canada’s Canadian Signature Experiences collection, which shows the world the best that Canada has to offer. The pond is located in the long Range Mountains, the most northern section of the Appalachian Mountains surrounded by deep rock walls. This 16 kilometer lake with a depth of 165 meters is home to Atlantic Salmon, Brook Trout and Arctic Char and an unusual colony of cliff nesting gulls. The pond is a freshwater fjord carved out by glaciers during the ice age 25,000 to 10,000 years ago. Its water is extremely pure.
Aboard at Western Brook Pond, behold the spectacular glacier-carved land-locked fjord, waterfalls cascading from 2000 feet that often turn to mist before reaching the pond, billion year-old cliffs, and frequent wildlife sightings. Glacial action has resulted in magnificent scenery, with coastal lowland, alpine plateau, glacial valleys, sheer cliffs, waterfalls and many pristine lakes. There is camping in the park, or stay in one of the adjoining seaside communities of Cow Head, Glenburnie, Norris Point, Rocky Harbour, Trout River or Woody Point.
The lake waters are pristine, having had very little impact from human activities. Our vessels, in order to operate on the pond, have a special certification required by Parks Canada and have minimal impact on the environment. This is a two hour boat tour with live interpretation. Refreshments are available. Our boats have canopied decks and on-board lavatories.
This special place is truly a photographer’s paradise. Amazing photos can be produced and you will create absolutely stunning images.
Reservations and Booking
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 1 888 458.2016 or 1 709 458.2016
- In Person: BonTours Office at 105 Pond Road, Rocky Harbour or The Cat Stop Pub & Grub at 4 Stones’ Lane, Norris Point.
Ticket office hours during off-season: 9am – 4pm daily, during peak season: 8am – 8pm daily.
- We require a minimum of 15 people to depart.
Admission passes reserved for the Western Brook Pond Tour must be purchased either at the BonTours Office , 105 Pond Road, Rocky Harbour or at the Pond on the day of the tour. The remoteness of the Western Brook Pond often causes internet issues. Therefore, if planning to pay at dockside, please ensure that you carry cash as a precaution. Cellular service in this area is intermittent.
PARKS CANADA REQUIREMENT (WESTERN BROOK POND ONLY)
Parks Canada requires a Gros Morne National Park pass for the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour. For daily Gros Morne National Park pass prices go to Gros Morne National Park website
The boat tour is reached via Route 430, 27 kilometres north of Rocky Harbour. A moderate 3 km trail (approx. 45 min walk) leads from the parking lot to the dock. The trail is a gravel trail. If you have difficulty walking, give yourself enough time. Wear comfortable footwear.
Located at dockside, you will find a sheltered waiting area, indoor bathroom facilities, canteen, dog kennels ( no pets permitted on boats) and several beautiful picnic areas.
NOTE: This trail is NOT deemed as wheelchair accessible. The trail itself is fairly flat and is covered with class A crushed stone. All-terrain wheelchairs are available at the Visitor Information Center, Rocky Harbor. Telephone 709 458.3602 for more information.
DepartureBonTours Boat Terminal, Western Brook Pond Trail
Departure TimeJuly & August: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM*, 5:00 PM* June & September: 12:30 PM *based on demand