The Newfoundland coast is rocky and robust in colour, with rocks looking like displaced puzzle pieces which had been placed haphazardly around, dotting the landscape. As you Zodiac cruise and kayak along the coast, bald eagles drift lazily overhead, searching out the fish beneath you. Sometimes referred to as the “Jurassic Park” of Newfoundland, our sea caves offer the chance to get up close and personal with these geological wonders. 10,000 years is a long time. But it’s the amount of time it takes to form the icebergs that the sea brings to Newfoundland each spring. Get a first-hand glimpse of these majestic bergs and see just how magnificent they are. As you approach each iceberg you can see every striation, each line and crack telling a story of the berg’s personal history. It snaps, crackles, and pops like a bowl of cereal. It dawns on you that this piece of ice is alive, but not for much longer. Soon, it will have all melted away in the open ocean, beyond the eyes of humanity. From the Zodiac the skipper fetches a piece of the iceberg. “To cool your drink later!” he laughs.
Join Ocean Quest Adventures on our exploratory adventures of Newfoundland with resident Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Rick Stanley (owner/operator, Ocean Quest) and John Olivero (chief happiness officer).