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 and Beothuk cultures. 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
Guides 5:1 ratio
• 7 nights of camping
• excellent trail meals and snacks from Day 1 lunch to Day 8 lunch
• 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
• "kitchen": tarp, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc.
• dry bags and containers for food and group equipment
• first aid, safety, kayak rescue, and repair kits
• emergency communications equipment
• shuttle of group and gear between St. Anthony and the put-in / take-out point on Day 1 and Day 8
• transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to St. Anthony
Trip Rendezvous Point: St. Anthony, NL