Newfoundland Adventure: Westbound

7 Days | Marvel at whales, puffins, waterfalls and more in Newfoundland

4.9 out of 5 based on 9 reviews submitted.
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Take a trip to North America’s most north-easterly point, where the sun rises first and the dramatic coastline, mighty fjords and wonderful wildlife will take your breath away. Watch huge icebergs bob past the town known as “The Iceberg Capital of the World” in the spring, go whale watching, and spot puffins at one of North America’s best viewing sites. With a knowledgeable leader to guide the way, you’ll experience a landscape that has been shaped by the elements over thousands of years, hike easy yet spectacular trails, and enjoy delicious picnic lunches surrounded by the splendour of Newfoundland’s famous scenery.

Trip overview

Map of Newfoundland Adventure: Eastbound including Canada
Start
St. John's, Canada
Finish
Rocky Harbour, Canada
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Canada
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
SESN
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Take in superb coastal views as you enjoy a delicious picnic lunch followed by a hike along the Skerwink Trail, one of the North America’s best trails.
  • Take a boat tour from Twillingate through pristine waters as you keep an eye out for whales, seabirds and more.
  • Watch the puffins at Elliston’s renowned viewing site which offers one of the closest land views of these birds in North America.
  • Wander the ancient landscape at UNESCO World Heritage listed Gros Morne National Park and marvel at tumbling waterfalls and towering cliffs.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Water First. Donations support their work to provide critical clean, safe water for indigenous communities in Canada.

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Itinerary

Map of Newfoundland Adventure: Eastbound including Canada

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Private Vehicle, boat

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night), Bed & Breakfast (3 nights), Cabin (2 nights)

Activities
  • St John’s – Local dinner
  • St. John’s – Leader led walking tour
  • Trinity - Skerwink Trail hike - Free
  • Elliston - Puffin viewing
  • Bonavista - Lighthouse visit
  • Twillingate - Seabird & Whale watching boat tour
  • Rocky Harbour - Lobster Cove Lighthouse visit
  • Gros Morne National Park - Walk
  • Gros Morne NP - Western Brook Pond Boat Tour
  • Rocky Harbour – Complimentary departure transfer to Deer Lake Airport

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 10 am. Please make your own way to the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2. Please be careful when booking flights to St. John's, Newfoundland; make sure you fly into St. John's Airport [YYT]. Please do not book flights to Saint John, New Brunswick [YSJ] as this is in another province.
3. Your adventure ends on Day 7 after breakfast. There are no activities included on that day. You are free to stay in Rocky Harbour or take advantage of a complimentary group departure transfer to Deer Lake Airport (YDF). We will aim to arrive at the airport at around 10 am.
4. A single supplement is available for this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 9 reviews submitted.
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Ruth · Traveled June 2024
Newfoundland exceeded our expectations even though the weather didn't always cooperate! The puffins and the Skerwink trail were outstanding. (I do recommend hiking poles and good hiking shoes for the latter if you're unsure on your feet.) Our guide Simon was excellent and offered the group some flexibility in the itinerary here and there, which was much appreciated. We ate and slept very well and loved all the scenery. I highly recommend this tour!
Review submitted 14 Jun 2024

Lavanya · Traveled June 2024
This was an excellent trip! I fell in love with Newfoundland. My highlights were watching the puffins up close, seeing the first humpback whale of the season, and the delicious berries & iceberg wine we got to sample. I also thoroughly enjoyed the lovely coastal hikes and would have liked more of that included on the itinerary. I also made a lifelong friend on this trip which was so lovely. Our guide and leader, Simon, was awesome! I would 100% ask for him again on my next Intrepid adventure. He is very knowledgeable, considerate and always made sure everyone was comfortable, taking care of people's dietary needs, and making recommendations on places to see based on each person's unique taste. He also has a great sense of humour and has traveled all over the world. It was inspiring to speak with him.
Review submitted 11 Jun 2024

Roland · Traveled June 2023
This was a fabulous tour that covered a huge amount in a short time – face to face encounters with puffins and icebergs particular highlights. Simon was an excellent and inspiring tour guide (many thanks Simon). If the tour could be extended to include a leg up to Labrador it would be close to perfect but even without that, worth every penny.
Review submitted 23 Aug 2023

lynette · Traveled June 2023
Loved the wildlife and natural scenery. Loved the quirky Newfoundlanders who made us welcome everywhere
Review submitted 26 Jun 2023

Gabrielle · Traveled May 2023
Our trip through Newfoundland was excellent, we explored the natural beauty of the island and were embraced by the warm and friendly people who reside there. Our guide was insightful and flexible, allowing us to make the most of what we wanted from the trip. I would absolutely return to Newfoundland soon and recommend this trip to anyone looking to venture onto those rocky cliffs to see icebergs!
Review submitted 13 Jun 2023
Newfoundland Adventure: Westbound
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NZD $4,890