ADVENTURES

Fishing | Whales | Icebergs | Berries | Hiking

Call: 709.740.3474
Email: Fishing@islandrooms.org

Private Cod Jigging Tour
Private Cod Jigging Tours

July 04 – October 04 2020

Join us for a Heritage Fishing Excursion in Petty Harbour. Learn traditional handline fishing on our new 12 person beauty, Grace or a dory flat, make a fish painting keepsake, fillet, and keep your catch. We can even keep the fun going, and cook your catch on the spot. Fresh fish is the best fish! Minimum of 2 persons to book. Ages 4+ 

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Motion Bay Excursion

April 01 – March 31 2020/21

There is lots to explore in the waters just outside of Petty Harbour. Turrs are out in the Winter, and the Spring brings pans of ice that announce the grand arrival of icebergs! Summer,  we can explore the shallow areas and caves, spot whales, and puffins. Fall brings jellyfish, ocean sunfish, and dolphin chasing squid.

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Little Boats of NL Excursion
Little Boats of NL

April 01 – March 31 2020/21

Newfoundland and Labrador is a place of little wooden boats. Come learn the history of the dory, slap some paint on her, or throw in a cork, then discover the worlds fascination with it’s simple, rugged lines, through a dory ride our beautiful harbour. 

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Hike | Trout

April 01 – March 31 2020/21

Let’s hike up | snow shoe the old way, where you’ll fish for mud trout in the ponds of Petty Harbour. We’ll have a mug up with a bit of stew, berry treat, AND if the fish are biting – we’ll cook up your catch on site!

*Ask about our Resident & Bubble Specials, and Pond Fishing in a Dory!

Tour of Petty Harbour

April 01 – March 31 2020/21 

Petty Harbour is one of the oldest fishing communities having been visited by the Basques, Portuguese and French in the early 1500’s. Fishing families have maintained a sustainable hook & line fishery  here – no gillnets – for generations. Walk with us along the wharf to discover this history, changes to our harbour, and the unique names for the buildings that line the water. Then to the shed for tea and toutons!

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Fisherman For A Day

July 04 – October 04 2020 

Immerse yourself in the life of a fisherman. Your day begins on the water, fishing from a dory, and learning your marks, then try your hand at filleting, cutting cod tongues or salting splits for the flake. Paint your largest catch, and make a meal of it, While some fisherman’s stew is bubbling away, share stories in the stage as you knit a net, weave a withe & rind a stick. There is something for everyone in the family!

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Cook Up Your Catch

July 04 – October 04 2020 

Got fresh fish? Join us at Island Rooms of Petty Harbour and learn how to cook it up!

Pan fry your fish with scrunchions, try the more delicate flavour of butter & onions, or perhaps make a traditional fisherman’s stew – Leo’s recipe, of course! We will provide seasonal sides, fresh bread,
non-alcoholic beverages, and local berry dessert. Stay late and we’ll put in a campfire. Let’s make it a PARTY! We’re waiting for your call.

Maggie & Toutons

April 01 – March 31 2020/21

Meet Maggie the Punt with the Make & Break engine! While she is from the 1930’s, she can still whisk you about the harbour with a putt-putt sound! Try out steering the tiller or sit back and enjoy the stories about fishing flakes long gone, and how the harbour was settled – North and South! Petty Harbour even has its own magical logan stone…tall tales! We’ll finish the trip in Ned’s Stage with toutons and tea.

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Rolling Rocks & Berries

April 01 – March 31 2020/21

The tiny seaside community of Petty Harbour is embraced by green hills that hold many delights! Youngsters take to the hills to entertain themselves or are sent with buckets to collect the berries that grow there. But they always kept bread in their pockets for the faeries! Join us on a walk-about to collect  blueberries – partridge berries – cranberries – whatever the season brings,  then we’ll make jam!

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Petty Harbour Twine Loft

April 01 – March 31 2020/21

The work of a fisherman is never done! And some of the most important work of fishing happens on land in the twine loft where the nets are knitted and the ropes are weaved. Enjoy this crafty, hands-on experience and learn some of the oldest skills of our ancestors – add your own twist with new materials and textiles. Create your own keepsake, and best of all? Stories, tea and homemade blueberry muffins for everyone!

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Mini Adventures

April 01 – March 31 2020/21

Only in the harbour for an hour? Ask us about our mini adventures. Take a quick scoot in the boat, paint a fish, trout fishing, heritage skill sampler.

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