Province/Territory: Newfoundland and Labrador

Bon Tours Western Brook Pond Tour features a two hour cultural and geological interpretive boat tour into the billion-year old fjord and beneath 600-metre high waterfalls.

  • 1 billion - Geologic age of fjord (in years)
  • 600 - height of fjord's rock walls (in metres)
  • 16 - length of Western Brook Pond boat tour (in km)

Venture through billion-year old Western Brook Pond Fjord and watch waterfalls turn to mist right before your eyes. Located in Gros Morne National Park, your journey begins on a 3-km interpretive trail through a flatlands bog, moose and caribou habitat full of carnivorous pitcher plants and Sphagnum mosses. Once onboard, local interpretive guides share cultural and natural history sprinkled with a good dose of the Rock’s iconic salt-of-the-earth humour. Newfoundlander music accompanies the 16-km, two-hour boat tour into this rare land-locked, 600-meter tall fjord. You’ll gaze upon The Old Man in the Mountain and Tin Man among other fabled rock formations. The return journey takes you below several hanging valleys plus Blue Denim and Pissing Mare Waterfalls, diamond-filled cascades stretching toward the sky from the boat below.

Why you should visit
  • Enjoy the 2-hour, 16-km voyage into billion-year old Western Brook Pond Fjord.  
  • Witness frequent sightings of moose, caribou, black bear.
  • Gain Insight into Newfoundlanders offbeat character and relationship to their land.

Weather

July and August bring warmer and drier conditions. The average daytime temperature ranges between 16–25 °C (61–77 °F), with a drop of at least 5° during the night. Depending on the winds, temperatures can change quite suddenly. The prevailing winds are from the southwest. On average, there is precipitation every two days during the summer. The weather during September and October is often pleasant. Near the end of October, the weather becomes more unsettled and wetter as winter begins to set in.

Visitor information
  • All boat tours require a Gros Morne National Park pass
  • Park passes are available at the boat tour ticket
  • Boat tour is only accessible via 6-km return interpretive trail
  • Interpretive trail is not wheelchair accessible •Booking possible through agent or FIT
When to go
  • Late May until early October
  • Weather can change suddenly on the Newfoundland coast and should always be consulted by calling the Bon Tours office if questionable
Need to know
  • Moderate fitness level - 6km roundtrip
  • Bring light jacket as it is chillier on the water
  • Arrive on parking lot an hour before tour departs to take interpretive trail
  • Allow four hour return for walk in and boat tour
  • Always check the weather; boat tours are weather dependent so always call if weather appears especially inclement
  • ISO 1401 Certified
Getting Here
  • Personal car required unless booking with motor coach
  • Rocky Harbour or Cow Head nearest town - 26 km and 12km away.
  • Remote location