Up Close & Personal with Icebergs
Newfoundland is one of the iceberg capitals of the world. During the spring it is not unusual to see the bays and coves fill with ice. It usually comes in over night and can leave just as fast. It’s fascinating, really! And it usually comes with sightings of seals and even sometimes polar bears.
Then the icebergs come! This year was particularly good for viewing icebergs, they could be seen from almost anywhere in Newfoundland. Ferryland’s massive iceberg that floated in during April made news stories around the world, such as this widely shared story from Huffington Post.
On this trip, we took the boat out off of Portugal Cove. Deanna, my colleague, and her spouse, Ron, are some of the funniest and most down to earth people I know. They give the best boat trips ever on their 21-foot boat. They have taken me out before so I was sure that I wouldn’t be disappointed!
This trip was amazing!! We drove the boat right next to the iceberg and were only feet away! Seeing it so close was incredible. The ice was so clear and pure that it looked artificial. It looked like it was made from plastic. You could see the sheer size of it under the turquoise water.
Although Jess and I love getting off this island and exploring as many places as we can. We also realize the amazing things Newfoundland has to offer and make the most of it while the weather is good enough to do so.
If you are in Newfoundland for the summer, check out a few of these local iceberg and whale watching tours to get an up close view yourself.
Bay Bulls - O'Brien's Boat Tours
St.John's - Iceberg Quest
Trinity - Trinity Eco Tours