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“Very good”
Review of Western Brook Pond

Western Brook Pond
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Hudson, Ohio
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed July 6, 2009

If you are visiting Gros Morne, you should almost certainly do this. The boat trip was very nice, the scenery was very pretty, and the people on the boat are fun and entertaining.

But there are certainly things to be aware of. You have to hike to the boat, about a 45 minute hike. Make sure to bring bug spray for the walk, the black flies were out, but we did see a moose on the hike back. Even if you don't do the boat, it is a very nice hike.

You can buy your ticket in Rocky Harbour in advance. You can also do it at the dock, but I think it is cash only there. There is a nice stand at the dock, with bathrooms and some limited food (hotdogs and soda). If you want more, pack a lunch. Be aware, they do advice you that if it is too foggy then can cancel the boat trip, and they will exchange your ticket for another day - but if it is your last day of the trip, that might be a problem.

We didn't see any animals from the boat, just some very pretty scenery - rock formations, waterfalls. If you want something more, this might not be your trip.

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Toronto
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“Amazing Experience”
Reviewed April 1, 2009

Did the boat tour in August of 2007 and it was one of the highlights of our trip from Toronto to Gros Morne and back. About a 30 minute hike to the boats though easy terrain. I would recommend bringing full rain gear or at least a good rain coat.

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Pacific Grove, California
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“Not to be Missed, but do your homework!”
Reviewed June 18, 2008

This tour was so fundamental to my experience of Gros Morne Park that I would recommend planning your visit, if possible, only when it is operating during the summer months.

Some key things to know: departure times vary, there's a 45 level hike to the boat dock from the road, and on foggy days you might not know whether the boat is going to go or not until just before departure time....at the dock!

Bonne Tours runs the boats, and all the information you need is on their website here: http://www.bontours.ca/.

You can call them or their kiosk at the Ocean View Motel if you have questions.

This was a highlight of my trip to the Maritime Atlantic Provinces. The up close experience of the hugeness of the mountains and the contained, fjord-like natural environment was beyond words, and the photos only hint!

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