Newfoundland - Notre Dame Bay
Nestled in Newfoundland’s northern coast, Notre Dame Bay highlights a diverse archipelago that has offered sanctuary for travelers of the stormy Atlantic Ocean for ages. Visited by the Dorset Inuit over a thousand years ago, they were the last of the indigenous Beothuk. Later, these islands harboured thriving fishing communities. Today they lay silent, their inhabitants having moved to the mainland, or even further afield. During our voyage we will explore the region’s cultural and natural history, as well as paddle among the enormous icebergs that drift into the bay this time of year.
This trip is run in cooperation with our friends at Coastal Adventures. If the timing of this trip isn't quite right for you, check out our other Newfoundland sea kayaking trips to the Southwest Coast and Trinity Bay! All of our Newfoundland kayak expeditions are suitable for those with previous sea kayaking experience. Novices should consider our Georgian Bay Getaway or our new Georgian Bay Bayfield to Britt trips.
Recommended Skill Level And Dates
Guides 5:1 ratio
• 7 nights of camping (tents may be rented from for an extra fee)
• all 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 Botwood and the put-in / take-out point on Day 1 and Day 8
• transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to Botwood
Trip Rendezvous Point: Botwood, NL