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“Amazingly beautiful scenery both on the 3km bog walk in and the "fiord"travelled through by the boat.”
Review of Western Brook Pond

Western Brook Pond
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

We have just returned from a 9 day trip in Newfoundland,Canada. Once we got through the fog in St.John's and the sun returned,it was a wonderful trip. Uncrowded roads,very friendly people ,so safe and relaxing. Loved the view from the cafe high above the city in The Rooms ( art gallery ,museum ) in St. John's, the gorgeous scenery in the towns of Brigus and Trinity Bay ,whales and puffins off the cliffs of Bonavista ,the huge sea cave at Dungeon Provincial Park and most of all the majestic scenery of Gros Morne National Park. Stayed in the village of Rocky Harbor at the Bayside Motel and Cabins which are clean,comfortable and an easy walk into the village where we had very good meals at both Fisherman's Landing and Ocean View Motel. The highlight was the walk into Western Brook Pond and the boat ride into the fiord there. Just spectacular ! You book ahead to be on the safe side ( 3 tours a day ) ,buy your tickets the morning of the tour at the Oceanside Motel,drive on your own 25 minutes to the parking lot take an easy ,walk 3km across a beautiful bog ( such a variety of plants ,ponds and even a moose ) to the Western Brook Pond and take the boat there for 2 1/2 hours of beautiful fiord scenery and waterfalls.. We have traveled many places and this ranks as one of the most scenic. We were fine with our accommodations but if we return we will try to get into the Gros Morne Cabins also in Rocky Harbor. We later kayaked on our own in beautiful Bonne Bay with easy access at the village of Norris Point ,8km from Rocky Harbor. We would also recommend kayaking at Pool's Island,a series of sheltered waterways on the northeastern coast of Newfoundland. The Salmonid Interpretation Centre at the powerful Grand Falls was also worth a stop.

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Reviewed July 11, 2011

We took the 10AM tour in Early July. We purchased our tickets at the Rockey Harbour Motel at approx 9AM and made it to the tour ontime (was a bit rushed). At the motel they are able to process credit and debit.

The trip was 2 hours with a 30 minute walk in. It took approx. 25 mins to drive from the inn. The views were amazing, and the crew answered all our questions about the geography and history of the pond, and the park in general. The base prior to the tour sold snacks, and had washrooms. Overall it was well run, and the views were amazing.

We debated taking the Bonne Bay Tour, and were pleased that we chose the Brook Pond.

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Reviewed July 5, 2011

perfect and beutiful a easy 3 km walk, you have to pay in cash due to no phone service to verify your credit card. make reservations dont expect to get on without one.

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Reviewed July 2, 2011

Don't know what the problem is re the cash at the site. Any info we saw about the tour said that tickets could be purchased ahead of time in Rocky Harbour at the motel, or for cash on site. It states the same on the website.
We found the walk in gorgeous, lots of interpretive info on the way in, identifying flowers, plants in the area. We even saw a moose in the bog on the walk out.
The interpretation during the tour in excellent, explaining all the geological formations on the way. The weather was great - the boat was full. We really enjoyed ourselves. Well worth the walk and the $ for the tour.

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Reviewed June 28, 2011

After several cancellations due to weather, on our last day we made the 1PM trip. Awesome. Due allow 45 or more for the walk in. If you have time after, take the Snug Harbor side trail. Be sure to call ahead for reservation (even if you no-show) and have that cash handy. In our contacts, no one mentioned having cash, and boy were we lucky to have it on hand. It seems odd they do not have info there in the parking lot, or even a person giving information...are they full, etc. One day we walked all the way out there, knowing the boats probably weren't going with windy weather. No one was there at the docks and all facilities closed, so be aware. The scenery is spectacular!

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