Questing for Ice Bergs
PRICE: Single $2579.00 per person
Double $1989.00 per person
May 19-26, 2016
Reverse trip May 26 to June 4, 2016
Molega Tours is proud to offer its' "Questing for Ice Bergs". The Bergs break off the ice flows near Greenland and travel the ocean currents, south along the Coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Our goal is to capture these Ice Bergs on film. The time of year and weather patterns play a lot in where and when the Ice Bergs will be found along the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. In some cases this means that we will have to travel by boat to see the Ice Bergs. As safety is our main concern, it will be the captain of the boats that will make the final decision. Ice Bergs are unpredictable and can roll without warning. For this reason, we trust the captains and their experience.
Below is a rough itinerary. The first two days and the last day should not change, but please keep in mind that this is a questing tour, and the other sites may change to get the best viewing of the bergs.
||Departure from your home and arrival in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where you will join your traveling companions, and take some time to catch your breath before the tour begins. Out of province travelers may purchase an optional Halifax City Tour if arriving early.
||Today you travel along the Trans Canada Highway to the town of North Sydney, located on Cape Breton Island. You will board the Ferry for a six-hour sail to Newfoundland and Labrador. Hotel rooms have been booked in Port -aux- Basques for the remainder of the night.
||Enjoy a good breakfast at the hotel before you coach begins motoring across the island. Our first stop of the day will be the lumbering town of Corner Brook. This will give you time for lunch before we continue our way to Twillingate, there should be chances to view moose as we travel.
||Today, weather permitting, we will travel by one of the local tour boats to the Ice Bergs (Boat size depends on numbers of the group). We will spend up to four hours one the water capturing great shots. We hope as the sun sets in Twillingate, the sun should be reflected off the Bergs. During your day, you will learn all about the different types of Bergs.
||After Breakfast we will travel along road which give us views over Hamilton Sound and Bonavista Bay. Late in the afternoon we return to the main highway and overnight near Terra Nova National Park.
||This morning we will travel into Terra Nova National Park, where we will take a boat tour of the park. During this tour we should see eagles, and other wildlife. After the boat tour, we will travel out to Bonivasta. In 2003's Trip we saw the most number of Ice Bergs from the Lighthouse in Bonivasta. Flat Tops and Berger Bits, were a common site in that year. We will return in the early evening to your hotel.
||Today is going to be a long day, as we try to get the best of views for the end of your trip. First we will travel to St. John's city where we will have lunch after a short city tour. Then we are off to Cape Spear (the most easterly point of North America) then continue to Bay Bulls for a short tour by boat. If there are no Ice Bergs, we will still see the Birds which are native to the area. This evening we will have a farewell dinner. Time to trade stories
||Today you return home, your group leaders will take you to the airport for your flight back to Halifax. They will not be traveling with you as they will be staying in St. John's to meet the new group arriving later today.
Packing Tips: May in Newfoundland and Labrador is a month of contrasts so be sure to pack "layering" clothes. For example you may want a warm on the coach, and a windproof jacket and gloves for sunny days. It can still snow so be sure to have warm boots, hats, mitts and perhaps a winter weight coat. It will be cold on the North Atlantic, even on enclosed tour boats.
Be sure to bring your favourite camera, lots of film and binoculars.