At Western Brook Pond there are three boats in total. Two of them can carry a maximum of 99 passengers and one can carry a maximum of 72 passengers. In Bonne Bay there are two boats, one can carry up to 99 passengers and the second boat(water taxi) can carry up to 40 passengers.
Yes. We do carry infant life vests aboard the Western Brook Pond & Bonne Bay Tours.
NO. There are no meals included in the tours. However, at Western Brook Pond we have a dockside cafe and at Bonne Bay we have the Cat Stop Pub & Grub. Both places serve soups, sandwiches, chili, hot dogs, coffee, tea, etc. Check out the Cat Stop Page and the Western Brook Pond page for a detailed menu.
The day hike is a full day adventure beginning with a walk into the dock, a passenger shuttle 30 minute ride to the head of the pond, hike up to the top of the gorge, then back down, return trip in shuttle & walk back out to the parking lot. It usually takes about 8- 10 hours total (depending on hiking skills, trail conditions & weather). Your fee covers the Gros Morne National Park Pass, the shuttle ride in and back & you guide for the day. It does not include lunch.
Unfortunately, the trail is not wheelchair accessible.
The trail itself is fairly flat with Class A crushed stoned surface. You have an option of renting an all-terrain wheelchair from the Visitor Center in Rocky Harbour by calling 709-458-3602
The hike into Western Brook Pond should take about 45 minutes as it’s a three kilometre hike on mostly flat terrain.
Unfortunately, due to the remote location of the tour, hiking is the only transportation method into the dock. Another option to explore Gros Morne National Park is to consider the Bonne Bay boat tour as the boat docks right beside the parking lot. An all-terrain wheelchair can be rented from the visitor center in Rocky Harbour as well by calling 709-458-3602.
Both boats are wheelchair accessible. We are also able to store your wheelchair once you have boarded.
Please note: the trail for Western Brook Pond is not wheelchair accessible, it is part boardwalk, part gravel and does include a few small hills.
The Dock Side café offers a variety of items depending on the season. During high season the offer Snack foods, beverages and mains such as: soups, chili, chowder, sandwiches, hotdogs as well as lighter items such as toast/bagels/muffins,
Yes, it is recommended that you make reservations as tours are not guaranteed to have space on the day of.
Bonne Bay - Pay for at the dock in the Cat Stop ( 4 Stone's Lane, located on Norris Point waterfront
Western Brook - At the kiosk located 105 Pond Road in Rocky Harbour or at the Dock in Western Brook
Discovery Tour - At the Cat Stop( 4 Stone's Lane), located on Norris Point waterfront
Evening Cruise - Paid for at the dock in the Cat Stop
The captain will decide on the day of the tour whether or not tours can commence due to weather.
Call 709-458-2016 for information.
If you are unable to make the tour, we need at least 24 hours advance notice.
There are bathrooms located onboard all of our boats as well as in our buildings dockside.
There are benches and rest stops on the trail to Western Brook Pond.
Pets are not permitted aboard any of our boats.
It is 26 kilometres from Rocky Harbour to the parking lot of Western Brook Pond.
Multi-day Park passes can be purchased at the Parks Canada building on Route 430 at the entrance of Gros Morne National park as well as the Visitor Center in Rocky Harbour. Single day use passes may be purchased from BonTours at the Dock in Western Brook Pond or at out ticket office on 105 Pond Road, Rocky Harbour.
A Gros Morne National Park pass is required for Western Brook Pond tours and the Day Hiking Adventure tour. For anyone doing the Long Range Traverse a Back Country pass is required from Parks Canada