Travel Tips: Getting to Newfoundland

Your Arrival:

You should plan on meeting us at the WANDERBIRD between 6 and 9 PM on the evening before your cruise departure date. You may stay aboard the WANDERBIRD, as our guest the night before your cruise departs, but plan on finding dinner in town. The first meal we serve aboard will be breakfast on the morning of departure. We will serve cold drinks, tea & coffee that evening and you may want to explore the small community, and pick up any alcohol or last minute items.

GNewfieetting There by Air:

St John's Airport
1-709-7588-8564
(Serviced by most airlines listed below)

St Anthony Airport
Airport Management: 1-709-454-3192

Airlines Servicing St. John's, St. Anthony:

Air Canada
Reservations: 1-888-247-2262
Flight Information: 1-888-422-7533

Continental Express Airlines
Flight Arrival Information: 1-800-784-4444

Wanderbird in NewfoundlandWestJet Airlines
Reservations 1-888-937-8538
(Services 30 major cities)

Provincial Airlines

Customer Service 1-902-873-3575
(Provides air service to small/remote airports)

Air Labrador
Reservations 1.800.563.3042 or 1-709-758-0002
(Offers flights to Goose Bay, Labrador)

Getting There by Sea:

Marine Atlantic Ferry
355 Purves Street
North Sydney, NS B2A 3V2 Canada
Telephone: 1(800) 341-7981
(Sydney, Nova Scotia to: Port aux Basques or Argentia, Newfoundland)


Trinity Bay, Newfoundland

 

Port aux Basques

Tourism Info:

Port aux Basques Chamber of Commerce

Taxi:

Gateway Taxi
709-695-3333

Accomodations:

St Christophers Inn
146 Caribou Road
Port aux Basques, NF
(709) 695 - 3500 or 1-800-563-4779

 

Newfoundland- small houseFortune

Tourism Info:

Town of Fortune

Ferry:

St. Pierre Tours
Reservations: 709-832-0429 or 1-800-563-2006

Accomodations:

Fortune Harbour View
B & B

P.O. Box 580, 74 Eldon Street
Fortune, NL
Tel: 709-832-7666 or 709-832-0947

 

St. Anthony

Tourism Information:

Town of St Anthony Site

Taxi:

Danny's Airbus/Airport Service/Tours
Box 82, St Anthony, NL A0K 4S0 Canada
1-709-454-2630/ cell1-709-454-7858
Email: dannysairbus@aibn.com
(We used Danny's Airbus for all of our guest travel to & from the airport, and for tours of L'Anse Meadows - very reliable & most helpful)

Car Rental:

Woodwards Rent-A-Car Limited (National Rent-a-car)
1-709-454-8522

Accomodations:

There many accomodations of varying quality and size for you to choose from, including several small B&B's featuring a room in a typical Newfoundland home, where you will experience that wonderful Newfoundland hospitality.

Valhalla Lodge B&B
Box 265 Gunner's Cove
L'Anse Aux Meadows, NL A0K 2X0
(Received a pleasing review from a long time Wanderbirder.)

Haven Inn
P.O. Box 419
14 Goose Cove Road
St. Anthony, NL
709-454 -9100 or 1-877-428-3646
(Great reviews from last season's Wanderbirders.)

Grenfell Heritage Hotel
1 McChada Drive
St. Anthony, NF
1-888-450-8398

Recomended Cultural Sites, Museums & More:

Grenfell Historic Properties
1 Maraval Road
St. Anthony, NF
1-709-454-4010
(Interpretive Center & Home of Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfel; the Labrador Doctor. This is a great educational starting point for a deeper under standing of the Labrador Coast, especially for those of you about to or who have just embarked on our Labrador Voyage.)

Norstead
L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
1-709-623-2828 or 1-877- 620-2828
(Viking Living History Center & Archaeological Site; A Must See)

 

Sgannettt. John's

Tourism Info:

Deptartment of Tourism, Culture & Recreation
PO Box 8700, 2nd Floor, West Block
St. John's, NF A1B 4J6 Canada
709-729-2777

Taxi:

Bugden's Taxi Ltd./Tours
1-709-726-4400

CityWide Taxi & Bus Company (24 Hour Service)
1-709-722-0003

Car Rentals:

Avis Rent-A-Car
1-709-722-6620
E-mail: rodpike@nf.aibn.com

National Car Rental
1-709-722-4307
E-mail: o'gradyc@nationalcar.com

Thrifty Car Rental
1 -709-722-6000
E-mail: pamd@thrifty.nf.net


Natural History, Museums & Cultural Sites:

Cape Spear Natonal Historic Site
Cape Spear (outside St. John's on route 11)
P.O.Box 1268, St. John's, NF A1C 5M9
1-709-772-0284
(The most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear served as a strategic location for a lighthouse in the eighteenth century and a military fort in the nineteenth century. Since 1836, the site has been home to the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland. Restored to its original appearance, the lighthouse interprets the life of a 19th century lightkeeper and his family.)

Cape St. Marys Ecological Reserve
Cape Shore; near St. Brides & Branch on the Avalon Peninsula
1-709-277-1666
(One of the most accessable seabird nesting colonies in North America.)

Johnson Geo Center
175 Signal Hill Road
St. John's, Newfoundland Canada A1A 1B2
1-709-737-7880
(An absolute must see: featuring the stories behind the radical changes that take place in our climate, the story of Earth, 550 million year old exposed rock walls, and exibit called Our Planet, Our Province, Our People & Our Future, as well as specimens of Newfoundland and Labrador's most significant rocks and minerals.)

Railway Coastal Museum
495 Water Street
St. John's, NL A1E 6B5
1-709-724-5929
(Former train station. In this magnificent heritage building, this museum exhibits the 100 year history of the Newfoundland Railway and Coastal Boat services.)

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue
P.O. Box 1800, Station C
St. John's, NL, Canada A1C 5P9
1-709-757-8000
(The Rooms cultural & heritage site unites the Provincial Museum, the Provincial Art Gallery and the Provincial Archives under one roof. The Rooms is a portal to the many stories our province has to tell... its unique modern design mirrors the "fishing rooms"where families came together to process their catch decades ago.)

Signal Hill
Signal Hill Road, St. John's
St. John's, Newfoundland Canada A1A 1B2
1-709-772-5367/4444
(Tour the Visitor Centre to learn the military and merchant ship history, also the first trans-atlantic communications site. Hike some of Signal Hill's 5 km of walking trails while watching for whales, seabirds and icebergs along the coast.)

Accomodations:

There are unlimited Accomodations is St. John's, see the "Found Locally" Guide to St. John's

Fairmont Hotel
115 Cavendish Square
St John's, NF A1C 5W8 Canada
1-709-726-4980
(We were treated to a fantastic stay here while attending a cruise conference in St John's.)

Bonne Esperance House
18-20-22 Gower Street
St. John's, NF A1C 1N1 Canada
1-709.726.3835 or 1-888.726.3835
(A beautiful victorian heritage home in the downtown historic district.)

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