Experience the history and culture of Newfoundland during our interactive Bonne Bay Explorer. This Zodiac boat adventure carries you through the two connecting fjords of Bonne Bay. Discover forgotten coves and learn about the resettled communities that once thrived here. Keep an eye out for the many whales, porpoise’s, moose, otters and other wildlife that now call these areas home. If the weather allows, we land on shore to visit the old homestead gardens and machinery left behind from many years ago.
After your boat tour, we’ll embark on part two of your adventure, a moderate to challenging 4 hour off trail hike up the North side of the Tablelands. We will climb to the top of the 600m lookout providing visitors with unobstructed views of the Bonne Bay fjords and Gros Morne Mountain. Our experienced interpreters will construct the 500 million year old scene that caused this extremely rare example of the earth’s mantle to be exposed. We’ll explore the isolated pockets of serpentine barrens that give rise to a full community of dwarf arctic alpine plant species, some hundreds of years old and normally found much further north.
*Part 1 of our Gros Morne 360° experience takes place in an open Zodiac boat, and depending on weather conditions guests may get lightly sprayed with water as we navigate throughout the fjord and should plan accordingly. This is all part of the fun!
For the convenience of guests staying on the northern side of the Park (Norris Point, Rocky Harbour and on up the Northern Peninsula) who are availing of the walk on water taxi service from Norris Point to Woody Point, and those staying on the south side, (Woody Point, Shoal Brook) Wild Gros Morne offers a land based shuttle to the starting point of your Wild Gros Morne adventure.
Our Shuttle departs From the Bonne Bay Market at 9:00am,10:35am,1:05pm,4:30pm and 8:00pm for those guests looking to park their car, or RV and leave the driving to us.
For guests arriving via the water taxi from Norris point the shuttle departs the Woody Point dock at 9:20am,12:50pm and 5:20pm
The Wild Gros Morne Shuttle service costs $10 per stop (cash only upon arrival), reservations are not available and will operate on a first come first serve basis.
A freshly packed hikers lunch prepared by the Bonne Bay Market can be added to this package. Meat and vegetarian (non-vegan) options only. No substitutions. Additional cost of $20 plus tax
Gros Morne 360° has an moderate to challenging difficulty level depending on the weather conditions and fitness level of our group. Specialty tours can be arranged for groups looking requesting alternate difficulty levels.
As you’ve already heard, Newfoundland weather can be unpredictable and conditions can vary greatly throughout the day. Even in the hottest months of summer Newfoundland can be quite cool. We suggest guests check the weather and dress for it. Having a daypack with water and a snack, a rain/waterproof jacket, semi-warm sweater and comfortable sturdy footwear suitable for both hiking and our exciting open boat adventure is recommended.
Weather Cancellation Policy
The weather in Newfoundland can change frequently and at Wild Gros Morne we check the weather more than most people check their Email. Experiences may be adjusted or cancelled if necessary to ensure the safety of our guests and staff.
Off Season Departures
Reservations are required 24 hours in advance as departures are based upon customer demand. For short notice reservations please contact us.