Adventure & Attractions

Bring a sweater for the evening's ocean breezes, a camera for your emories and binoculars to see your next Southern Avalon adventure. You're sure to meet many new friends! Explore our wildlife and scenery by car, kayak, boat or land tour. The area boasts Nature Parks, camping facilities, Ecological Reserves, over 250km of hiking trails, Historic Sites, icebergs, whale and seabird watching, traditional entertainment, guided tours, golfing, casual dining, and top quality accomodations to suit every budget.

Town of Bay Bulls

Town of Bay Bulls

The Town of Bay Bulls has so much to offer for out of town visitors. Whale watching, Icebergs, bird watching, world class trails, boat tours and local dining are just the main reasons for your visit. When you get here, you'll find out our community is about so much more. Our greatest resource are our people and we love to welcome visitors to our scenic community. GPS: 47.3185, -52.8155

East Coast Trail

East Coast Trail

Internationally recognized walking Trail follows 220 kms of rugged coastline that will take you to vantage points for viewing the most breathtaking scenery our pristine outdoors can offer. Email: information@eastcoasttrail.com Tel: (709) 738-HIKE (4453) Toll: 1-877-700-5667 Fax: (709) 738-1122

O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tours

O'Brien's Whale and Bird Tours

Voted best boat tour by Newfoundlanders. Cruise to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to view half a million puffins. See humpback whales play and sail past towering icebergs in season while being entertained by local talent. Restaurant, gift shop and small conference center on site. Sea Kayaking also available. Shuttle service from St. John's hotels. Tel: 1-877-639-4253 GPS: 47.315016,-52.814009

Gatherall's Puffin & Whale Watch

Gatherall's Puffin & Whale Watch

Travel to the Witless Bay Islands Ecological Reserve on board the high speed catamaran. Experience North America's best puffin and whale watch area in Bay Bulls and Witless Bay with experienced guided presentations. Restaurant and Gift Shop on premises. Group and Bus tours welcome. Shuttle service from St. John's hotels. Tel: 1-800-419-4253 GPS: 47.313617,-52.806367

Outfitters

Outfitters

Guided Sea Kayaking Tours on the Avalon Peninsula's spectacular world famous coastline. Morning, Afternoon, Full Day and Sunset tours are available. Tours are from May to September. Sunset Tours are July and August. Toll-free:1 800 966 9658 Email: tours@theoutfitters.nf.ca GPS: 47.316846,-52.815012

Town of Witless Bay

Town of Witless Bay

Witless Bay is a small, scenic, traditional Newfoundland out port community that offers an abundance of Tourism. Hiking, camping, and fishing can be found along the East Coast Trail. Sea kayaking is very popular in Witless Bay and for the amateur looking for adventure, we have private Sea Kayaking Tours available.

Eco Tours

Eco Tours

Feel your adrenaline surge as you’re whisked away from the dock on one of our two zodiacs. Our seasoned guides will open your eyes to the natural wonders of Witless Bay; the air, salt water, rugged coastline, millions of sea birds, thousands of whales and mountains of ice. You’ll find us 30 minutes from St. John’s. The tour lasts 2 hours, and it’s only 85 dollars per person. To book: Tel: 709-334-2722 elainesbedandbreakfast@nf.sympatico.ca GPS:47.274314,-52.827155

Molly Bawn Whale & Puffin Tours

Molly Bawn Whale & Puffin Tours

Whether its the estimated 4000 – 5000 Humpback whales passing by or North America´s largest Atlantic Puffin colony, there is always a reason to journey with the Molly Bawn in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve! Tel: 709-334-2621 GPS: 47.249676, -52.84214

Five Island Art Gallery

Five Island Art Gallery

Five Island Art Gallery features local Newfoundland and Labrador art works that capture our heritage and culture. We are located in Tors Cove on the Southern Shore just 45 minutes from St. John’s, and situated in an old two room schoolhouse. Tel: 1-866-876-3645 GPS: 47.214571,-52.848922

Town of Cape Broyle

Town of Cape Broyle

Due to its unique coastline, Cape Broyle has become a highly prized destination for sea kayaking. Within the sheltered harbour, kayakers can paddle through sea caves and under waterfalls and, in the right season, get up close and personal with whales, seabirds and icebergs. GPS: 47.0965, -52.9502

Stan Cook Sea Kayak Adventures

Stan Cook Sea Kayak Adventures

Internationally recognized Adventure. Paddle alongside whales, icebergs, dolphins and puffins. Experience enriching and entertaining coastal interpretive tours that access sea caves, waterfalls and fishing villages. Our family has offered educational tours since 1970. Tel: 1-888-747-6353 GPS: 47.095802,-52.948795

Town of Ferryland

Town of Ferryland

Ferryland is where George Calvert, better known as Lord Baltimore, founded the Colony of Avalon in 1621. Today, you can peer over the shoulders of working archaeologists as they uncover the foundations of houses and a cobblestone street built in the 17th century. And you can view some of the thousands of discovered artifacts at the interpretation centre. GPS: 47.0339, -52.8827

Edge Of Avalon

Edge Of Avalon

Edge of Avalon Interpretive Centre, operated by Cape Race-PCS Heritage Inc. is the gateway to historic Cape Race Light Station and Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve. The Interpretation centre features interpretive displays and houses the Edge of the Sea Gift Shop. Tour Reservations: Tel: 709-438-1100 Email: edgeofavalon@nf.aibn.com GPS: 46.712611,-53.257644

Town of St. Vincent's

Town of St. Vincent's

Town of St. Vincent's, St. Stephen's, Peter's River is home to a beautiful cobblestone beach in St. Vincent's visitors can stop and enjoy the antics of the magnificent humpback whales that come close to shore because of deep water. Paved parking, wheelchair accessibility. GPS: 46.8003, -53.6368

Salmonier Nature Park

Salmonier Nature Park

Salmonier Nature Park is a centre for environmental education, wildlife rehabilitation, research and environmental monitoring. A visit to Salmonier Nature Park connects you to the stewardship of wilderness and wildlife. Tel: 1-800-563-6353 GPS: 47.249525, -53.297186