Start by taking in the breathtaking view from the monument honoring Captain James Cook, the first to map the area in 1767. More history awaits you in the Corner Brook Museum and its marine artifacts, forestry exhibits and collections from aboriginal people. The breathtaking Humber Valley is just outside the city, an ideal location for skiers, hikers and anglers.

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  • Executive Collection Half Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Executive Collection Full Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Insectarium and Butterfly House

    A must-see for nature lovers, this tour visits the island's enthralling Insectarium and Butterfly House, winner of "Best Indoor Attraction in Newfoundland."

    Depart from the pier via school bus for a short drive to the Newfoundland Insectarium, which is located within a protected wildlife habitat on the banks of the majestic Humber River. Founded in 1998, the facility was designed with wall-mounted and floor exhibits featuring live and preserved specimens from six zoological zones, including one devoted to the insects of Newfoundland and Labrador.

    During your guided tour of the beautifully restored historical building you will have an explanation of the workings inside the glass bee hive which houses thousands of live honeybees. You will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with live stick insects. Next you explore the tropical butterfly pavilion which features hundreds of live butterflies from Costa Rica and The Philippines. Sit quietly and have the magnificent Blue Morpho or the graceful Rice Paper butterfly land on you!

    Following your guided tour you will have some free time to browse the beautiful themed gift shop. You can then stroll the nature trails which take you to the shores of the Humber River where you may see beaver, muskrat and many species of songbirds and waterfowl. Afterwards you will return to the pier via the scenic Humber Valley.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of easy to moderate walking. Those electing to walk on the nearby trails may encounter uneven and natural surfaces. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the school bus, and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate layered clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Due to the remote location, this tour may operate with school buses.

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  • Corner Brook in Focus Photo Tour

    Created for guests that love photography, this limited participation tour visits Corner Brook's most picturesque sites, where a professional photographer will offer tips on how to best capture the scenery.

    Departing from the pier via school bus, you'll begin your journey around Corner Brook, an area that British explorer and cartographer James Cook first surveyed in 1767. The countryside is still incredibly scenic, as you will see by stopping at Corner Brook's most dramatic viewpoints and popular attractions. Along the way, you will be accompanied by a professional local photographer, who will share tips for composing your shots, shooting the different landscapes, and understanding the intricacies of your digital or film camera.

    During the course of your excursion you'll have the chance to take sweeping photographs of the majestic landscape, including the serene woodlands, meandering streams and dramatic coastline. Nature photography is one of Corner Brook's primary draws, and you will have plenty of opportunities to capture the beauty of the surrounding countryside and magnificent Humber River, where you may see kayakers paddling along.

    Returning to downtown Corner Brook, you'll shoot some of the most photogenic urban sites, such as the Corner Brook Railway Museum, where steam engines, train cars and telegraph instruments are on display. Following a photographic review and wrap-up of your experience, you will travel back to the pier and your awaiting ship.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 3-hours of moderate walking and participants may need to negotiate some uneven and natural surfaces as well as some steps. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate layered clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. Due to the remote location, this tour may operate with school buses.

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  • Captain Cook's Trail

    Learn about the famous explorer Captain Cook during this informative tour that traces the coastal route he explored over 230 years ago. Before going on to discover New Zealand, Australia, and Hawaii, Captain Cook learned his skills as a navigator and captain in Newfoundland. The route you will follow today includes delightful fishing villages inhabited by people of English, French, and Aboriginal ancestry. Among the highlights you will enjoy are the rugged coastal scenery and inland forests, along with the possibility of sighting some seals and other wildlife.

    A stop will be made at Lark Harbor where you will be treated to a sampling of Newfoundland flavors with a coffee/tea break served by the friendly locals. This visit in the small community of Lark Harbor always proves to be a high point of the tour and gives participants a chance to meet the genial residents.

    Before returning to the pier, you will stop at the dramatic lookout site of Cook's Look-out National Historic Site where you can even see your ship. Be sure to bring your camera to capture some beautiful photos.

    Please note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking over mostly even surfaces. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Warm, weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Guests should be prepared for the possibility of rain. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

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  • Highlights of Cornerbrook

    This mostly panoramic tour gives you a great overview of Corner Brook. Boarding your bus, you will head out for a scenic drive to Captain Cook's Look-out historic site. From here, you can see out over the beautiful Bay of Islands.

    Your tour will also include seeing the dramatic settings of Corner Brook's parks and magnificent vistas, all the while learning interesting facts about this picturesque logging town that is perched at the mouth of one of the world's great salmon rivers. Hear tales of 40-pound salmon, the buried treasure of Shellbird Island and the many wonders of western Newfoundland. Of course you will also get better acquainted with the world-famous Captain Cook and have a look at the forests that lured North America's first European visitors, the Vikings.

    After a photo stop at the scenic Old Man in the Mountain viewpoint, you will enjoy a picturesque drive back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes a small amount of moderate walking. The tour is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can make their own way on and off the bus and are accompanied by a companion to assist them. Warm clothing; comfortable, flat walking shoes and a rain jacket are recommended. Due to the remote location, this tour will operate with school buses.

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  • Gros Morne National Park

    Explore the natural wonders within Gros Morne National Park, an unspoiled setting where you will find one of the world’s finest examples of continental drift.

    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a leisurely 2 hour drive through a gorgeous landscape of dense forests, soaring mountains and glacial valleys. Along the way, you will pause for photos of the scenery and perhaps wildlife such as moose or caribou.

    The terrain will become even more dramatic as you approach Gros Morne National Park, a natural wonderland that not only Canadians revere. Gros Morne is a rare example of continental drift, where deep ocean crust and the earth’s rocky mantle lie exposed, and is so extraordinary that UNESCO has been deemed the national park a World Heritage Site.

    At the park’s enlightening visitor center, you will learn about the geology of the ancient landscape and see fossils that reveal other aspects of the area. From here you will also enjoy a view of Gros Morne Mountain, a flattop slice of Arctic tundra far south of its usual range.

    Nearby, you will find the lighthouse at Lobster Cove, a literal landmark since 1898. Made of cast iron, the building is of great historical significance. It’s also one of the top spots for whale watching.

    Following lunch, you will spend more time exploring the wonders of Gros Morne National Park and understanding the plate tectonics that formed the majestic landscape. Afterwards approximately 1 hour, you will return to the pier in Cornerbrook.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of easy to moderate walking/standing and 4 hours of travel by coach. There will be uneven, sloping and gravel surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour sequence may vary. While likely, wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

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  • People of the Sea

    Discover what it’s like to live in Cox’s Cove, a small coastal community that has had a long and meaningful relationship with the sea.

    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy an immensely picturesque drive along the beautiful coastline of western Newfoundland, pausing along the way to snap photos of the dramatic scenery. After approximately 90 minutes, you will arrive in the small fishing community of Cox’s Cove.

    Located in the unspoiled Bay of Islands, Cox’s Cove has always had a deep relationship with the sea. People of European descent have fished these waters for 500 years. Thousands of years prior to their arrival, aboriginal people thrived in this pristine environment and developed a lifestyle that was highly dependent on the bounty of the sea.

    It wasn’t until 1969 that Cox’s Cove was incorporated and a fish plant was constructed primarily to process herring. While stopping at the plant, you will learn about its modern processing and how the technology has positively affected the community.

    As much as Cox’s Cove has evolved, it still treasures its past, as you will discover over lunch. While dining on a traditional meal that includes samplings of several local foods, including seafood of course, you will watch a folkloric dance performance to live music. The songs reflect the history of the community and often tell stories of the aboriginal people.

    Following lunch, you will have free time to wander about Cox’s Cove. Don’t miss the dock, where you will see the fishing boats that are so vital to the economy.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of easy to moderate walking/standing and 4 hours of travel by coach. There will be some steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with walking difficulties are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Corner Brook Hiking Adventure

    A wonderful outdoor adventure, this tour features two leisurely walks through the nearby woods where views include a cascading waterfall, meandering stream and open parkland.

    Boarding your school bus at the pier, it's a brief drive to the scenic Corner Brook Stream trail system, where you will have the pleasure of hiking its serene paths, parts of which wind through the city. The first trail follows the stream itself, which eventually flows into the bay. Along the way, look for songbirds warbling in the trees, wildflowers blanketing the forest floor, and clusters of ripe berries in the bushes. To enhance the experience and take full advantage of the ever-changing topography, there are pedestrian bridges, staircases and platforms that offer dramatic views of the countryside.

    At the end of that trail, you'll next be shuttled to the Glynmill Inn Trail, much of which also runs parallel to Corner Brook Stream and Glynmill Inn Pond. Mill workers originally constructed the pond as a dam to supply power to the city's paper industry. It now serves as one of Corner Brook's most popular recreation areas because of its scenic beauty. Built in 1923, the historic Glynmill Inn overlooks the pond and swans frequently congregate here.

    Following your second hike, you'll stop at a local café for a tasty treat made with Newfoundland berries before driving back to the pier where your tour concludes.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate to strenuous hiking and includes some uneven and natural surfaces as well as steps and the possibility of staircases. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate layered clothing and flat, sturdy hiking shoes are suggested. Due to the remote location, this tour will operate with school buses.

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