The landlocked fjord of Western Brook Pond is a rare sight, especially in our part of the world. Carved by glaciers, and home to plenty of waterfalls and wildlife, it’s worth the trip alone.
What to expect
Western Brook Pond fjord in Gros Morne National Park provides a dramatic setting for a boat tour. The Long Range Mountains, the northernmost extent of the Appalachians, contain numerous glacially-carved fjords. One of the most spectacular is the Park’s largest lake, Western Brook Pond. This 16 kilometre lake with a depth of 165 metres is home to Atlantic Salmon, Brook Trout, and Arctic Char, as well as an unusual colony of cliff nesting gulls.
There is no better way to explore this scenic delight than by taking the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour. On board, behold the spectacular glacier-carved land-locked fjord, waterfalls cascading from 2000 feet that often turn to mist before reaching the pond, billion year-old cliffs, and frequent wildlife sightings.
For the safety of all passengers, No Pets are Permitted on-board the boats. Service dogs will only be permitted with proper documentation.
You are required to purchase a Gros Morne National Park Pass for this tour which can be purchased at the time of your ticket purchase or at various venues within the park. This pass allows you to access the trails and facilities within the park. Click here for the rates of this pass.
The boat tour can be reached via Route 430, 27 kilometres north of Rocky Harbour. From the parking lot there is a 45-60 minute walk (three kilometres or roughly two miles) to the dock. This trail is apart of the $3 million dollar investment that Parks Canada is hoping to be complete by 2019. The trail is covered with Class B stone for 2018 but by 2019, it will be upgraded to Class A stone making it easier for walking. For those of you who have difficulty walking, please give yourself ample time to make the trek into the tour. The trail carries you over the fragile coastal plain, which was once located below sea level. Along the way, you can examine the variety of plant life, look for wildlife or read the interpretive panels dotted throughout the trail.
Located at dockside, one can find a sheltered waiting area, indoor washroom facilities, canteen services, gift shop, dog kennels for your fur baby, and several beautiful picnic areas.
Throughout the tour, which has been featured in many magazines and several television programs, we provide live interpretation to point out some of the geological and historical features of this wonder of nature.
Reservations are Required:
- Via Telephone: Toll Free @ 1-888-458-2016 0r 1-709-458-2016
TICKET OFFICE HOURS DURING OFF-SEASON: 9AM – 4PM DAILY TICKET OFFICE HOURS DURING PEAK SEASON: 8 AM – 8 PM DAILY
** PLEASE NOTE - TOUR TIMES AT 4 PM AND 5 PM WILL OPERATE UPON DEMAND . ALL TOURS ARE WEATHER PERMITTING AND NUMBERS WARRANTED. WE REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 15 PERSONS TO OPERATE**
Tour operation through May 15-31 and Oct 1-15 will be determined by seasonal conditions and numbers.
Where to purchase
Tickets are to be picked up/paid for on the day of the tour either at our NEW LOCATION as of Wednesday July 24th at 105 Pond Road, Rocky Harbour or dockside at Western Brook Pond after your pleasant 3 km walk.
PLEASE NOTE: We have been experiencing intermittent problems with our internet at Western brook Pond dock therefore if you are planning to pay dockside, please ensure you carry enough cash as a precaution. Thank you for your cooperation.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit and Cash.
DAY & OVERNIGHT HIKING ADVENTURES
We are please to offer the novice adventurer and the seasoned hiker an opportunity to have more than just a quick trip through the freshwater fjord. For more information on what we have to offer check out our
Long Range Traverse Drop Off Service
Scheduled upon demand.
Long Range Traverse Hikers will be dropped off to start their hike on the first boat tour of the day
Long Range Traverse Drop off Price
To the head of the pond – $39.50 one-way
PLEASE NOTE TO BE DROPPED OFF TO DO THE LONG RANGE TRAVERSE A BACK COUNTRY PERMIT IS REQUIRED FROM PARKS CANADA.
Charters are available for our Western Brook Pond tour. This may be the very option you are looking for to make your wedding, family reunion, or other special occasion truly unique.
For details, please contact one of our agents.