Newfoundland - Great Northern Peninsula

Newfoundland - Great Northern Peninsula

Early in the season huge icebergs from the Arctic ice fields drift along the northern coast of Newfoundland, the world famous "Iceberg Alley". Humpback & Minke whales also arrive, pursuing the large schools of capelin, and the sea bird colonies are bustling. It is truly an extraordinary sight. During this journey we will paddle the northwestern tip of Newfoundland, with its eclectic collection of headlands and harbours, islands and shoals. While some are still populated, others have been abandoned and still others were never inhabited, remaining as they have been for millennia - rugged and isolated outposts, confronting an inhospitable North Atlantic. The Vikings visited over a thousand years ago, and before them this was home to the Dorset Eskimos and the indigenous Beothuk. With the arrival of the Europeans thriving fishing communities developed. Today many lay silent, excepting for a lasting, rich natural and cultural history.

The Great Northern Peninsula sea kayak expedition is suitable for paddlers with some previous experience. The trip is run in cooperation with Coastal Adventures.

Recommended Skill Level And Dates

Skill Level: 2
Dates Trip Fee
July 09, 2017 to July 16, 2017
$2,295.00 CAD
What is Included: 

Guides 5:1 ratio
Accommodation
• 7 nights of camping
Meals
• excellent trail meals and snacks from Day 1 lunch to Day 8 lunch
Kayaking Equipment
• sea kayaks with rudders, waterproof hatches
• spray decks, paddles, PFDs (you may bring your own)
• cold-water clothing: wet suits, paddling jackets, booties, pogies, hoods
• throw lines, pumps, and other safety accessories
Camping Equipment
• "kitchen": tarp, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc.
• dry bags and containers for food and group equipment
Safety Equipment
• first aid, safety, kayak rescue, and repair kits
• emergency communications equipment
Transportation
• shuttle of group and gear between Lewisporte and the put-in / take-out point on Day 1 and Day 8
• transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to Lewisporte

Rendezvous

Trip Departure

St. Anthony, NL