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Picnic Ferryland Newfoundland

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activities near the inn

Boat Tours

  1. Gatheralls – puffin, iceberg and whale-watching tours by boat from Bay Bulls

  2. O’Brien’s – boat tours from Bay Bulls to see Atlantic puffins, humpback whales, icebergs and more

  3. Captain Wayne, private tours from Bay Bulls  Tel. 709 763 8687

  4. Molly Bawn - puffin, whale and iceberg tours and proud members of Puffin Patrol, based in Mobile

From many of these boat tours it’s possible to view the islands that compose the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. 


Cultural activities

  1. Sullivan’s Songhouse – a unique music, song and traditional stories experience located in Calvert, from June to Sept., Weds and Saturday 3-5pm  Tel. 709 693 4300

  2. Merrymeeting – a working arts space with resident artist, crafts, music and stories, located in Renews Tel. 709 690 6493

  3. Quidi Vidi Village Artisan Studios – a St John’s based collective of studios and shops for emerging craft-based entrepreneurs

  4. Colony of Avalon – widely recognized as the best preserved early English colonial site in North America and an active archaeological dig, opens June 2024

Craft Beer Newfoundland

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  1. Cod Fishing, July 1 to Sept 4, with Ocean Quest in Petty Harbour

  2. Snorkel and swim alongside many of the majestic creatures to be found in Petty Harbour in the summer, July 1 to August 31, with Ocean Quest in Petty Harbour

  3. Hands on heritage Fishing Excursions in the historic fishing property at Island Rooms, Petty Harbour

  4. Fly-fishing, and trout and salmon excursions in the Avalon Peninsula, by East Coast Ghillies


  1. Landwash, open Weds to Sunday, located in Mount Pearl   Tel. 709 368 0220 

  2. Bannerman, open daily from breakfast to late, located in St John’s  Tel. 709 747 2337

  3. Ninepenny Brewery, open Weds to Sunday, located in Conception Bay South 

Food & drink

  1. La Roca, Bay Bulls - local ingredients with a Spanish / Asian twist, our restaurant at the Bread and Cheese Inn, advance bookings only please as we aim for zero waste, Tel. 236 863-1525 or 709-701-9426

  2. Arbour, Bay Bulls - cocktails, appies, bistro food, live music and events, open Weds to Sunday  Tel. 709 334 3388

  3. The Jigger, Bay Bulls – Newfoundland food like cod bites, fish and chips and daily specials, open every day  Tel. 709 334 3330

  4. Irish Loop Coffee House – all-day breakfasts, lunch and baked goods overlooking Witless Bay, open Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 3 or 4pm  Tel. 709 334 1085

  5. Captain’s Table, Mobile – seafood restaurant, open daily from 12-8pm  Tel. 709 334 2278

  6. The Fork, Mobile – casual fine dining on a 5-acre property, focusing on seasonal, locally sourced food  Tel. 709 743 3490


Live Music newfoundland

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  1. Kayaking with Ocean Quest Conception Bay or Petty Harbour (depends on tour type), June 3 to Sept 30 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday



  1. The Rooms, St John’s – modern art gallery and museum, open 7 days a week  Tel. 709 757 8090

  2. Myrick Wireless Interpretation Centre – replica of the 1904 Marconi Wireless Station, housing an exhibition about communications at Cape Race, a new Titanic exhibit and a gift shop, located in Cape Race  Tel. 709 438 1100


Gifts and gifting

  1. Saltwater Country – distinctive gifts and crafts by local artists, Southern Shore Highway, Bay Bulls  Tel. 709 334 3838

  2. Little Emporium – new and vintage gifts, Southern Shore Highway, Bay Bulls  Tel. 709 770 0868

  3. Running the Goat – a bookstore and working letterpress printshop featuring Newfoundland authors, located in Tors Cove
    Tel. 709 334 3239 or 709 691 1317


Unique eats

  1. Ferryland Picnics – based at Ferryland Lighthouse (built in 1870) and offering unique picnic food to be enjoyed while relaxing and admiring the beautiful scenery

  2. Tetley Tea Room By The Sea – run by the Southern Shore Folk Arts Council, open June to Sept in Ferryland
    Toll free tel. 1-888-332-2052



For more inspiration and itinerary suggestions head to Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

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