Since 1497, explorers, adventurers, pirates and all manner of seafarers have found their way into St. John's spectacular harbour. The capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador has a rich and colourful history and, although it is a thriving modern city today, much of its heritage and culture has been preserved. St. John's offers an enticing combination of old world charm, unique architectural and historic landmarks, excellent accommodations, fine cruising, scenic coastlines, wildlife, festivals, events and many other fine attractions, most of which are within walking distance of the docking area. Visitors can tour the surrounding countryside, visit the local fishing villages or charter boats for whale and bird watching. Guided walking tours of historic downtown feature unique sites such as the Cabot Tower overlooking the harbour and city. Finally, as in many areas of Newfoundland and Labrador, the famous friendliness, hospitality and charm of the people of St. John's ensure the visitor an unforgettable visit.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES
St. John's is the capital city and principal port of the Province of Newfoundland, situated within a commodious landlocked harbour. St. John's is naturally sheltered and strategically located near the main shipping lanes of the North Atlantic. Entrance to St. John's Harbour is made through a narrow channel with a depth of 10 metres (33 ft) at low tide. Tide rise is 1.4 m (5 ft) in the spring. Cruise ships are accommodated at three berths, two of which have lengths of 150 m (492 ft) and depths of 9.1 m (30 ft). There is a third berth of 12.3-m (40 ft). St. John's is a modern, well-equipped port with an emphasis on security, service and performance. The port offers a plentiful supply of clean, fresh water, along with quality provisions and accessibility to bunker fuels. St. John's features excellent repair and maintenance facilities and year-round navigation.