Gros Morne National Park of Canada
Boat Tours and Boating
Trout River Pond boat tour
© Parks Canada
Power boats are permitted on Trout River Pond and Bonne Bay. Boat ramps are
located at Trout River Pond, Mill Brook, and Lomond day-use areas. In
addition to the park facilities, nearby communities provide many services for
boaters. These include government wharves, marinas, and repair facilities.
Geological Zodiac Tour at Trout River
Take a spin in a rigid-hull inflatable boat through 500 million years of
time, on a cruise down Trout River Pond. Lying in a glaciated valley between
the Tablelands and the Gregory Plateau, this 15 km former fjord, unlike
Western Brook Pond, has shorelines where a boat can stop for shore visits
when conditions permit. Visit geological features that led to the park’s
designation as a UNESCO
World Heritage Site. Tours depart from the Trout River Pond day-use area
Overfalls Trail Shuttle Service at Trout River
The Overfalls Trail, the newest leg of the
International Appalachian Trail
system, begins at the eastern end of Trout River Pond. Though the trail is
still a work in progress, the shuttle service provides easy access to this
beautiful area with its many hiking opportunities. The shuttle plans to
depart 3 times daily. And if you’d like to get to the trail under your
own power may we suggest…. Kayak rentals are available for exploring
Trout River Pond.
For reservations and information, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or phone 1-270-ECOTOUR (326-8687) or 1-866-623-2664 (toll-free).
Dates of Operation: 8 June to 17 Sept. 2013
Zodiac Tours: 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., & 4 p.m.
Kayak Tours: 9:30–11:30 a.m., 1–3 p.m., & 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Shuttle Service: Drop off at 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. Pick up at 12:30 p.m. or 5 p.m.
Western Brook Pond Tour
This is a 2 hour cruise with live interpretation, between massive
billion-year-old cliffs. Ponds atop the plateau feed waterfalls that cascade
into the park’s largest lake. A moderate 3 km trail leads from the
parking lot to the dock. The two boats have canopied decks and on-board
Pets are not permitted on the boats. Departures depend on wind and weather
Reservations are recommended. Phone 709-458-2016 or 1-888-458-2016. Visit
or drop by the ticket office at the Ocean View Hotel in Rocky Harbour.
Bontours also offers tours of Bonne Bay by catamaran. The
ticket office is located on the waterfront at Norris Point. In July and
August, a water taxi makes three round-trips daily between Norris Point and
New! Make the challenging climb to the rim of
Western Brook Pond itself on a guided hike. The hiking option comes with a
wilderness camping experience and freshly-prepared local meals.
Western Brook Pond Tour Schedule
15 May to 30 June: 12:30 p.m.
1 July to 7 Sept.: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., & 5 p.m.
8 Sept. to 15 Oct.: 12:30 p.m.