About Us

CAPERACE CULTURAL ADVENTURES

We are the only Newfoundland travel company that initiates real connections with the local community in a self-guided  travel format. With spontaneity as your compass and your energy as your limit, we send you on a hunt for colourful people and exotic places in an environment unmatched anywhere in the world.   A CapeRace Adventure is not about churches and stained glass windows or lifeless museums with do-not-touch rules. It’s not about everyone holding onto the rope. It’s about people and places. It’s about unraveling stories and belly laughs. It's about the curious traveller and unscripted travel experiences. Expertly delivering travel fun for over ten years.

CapeRacers

These are the folks that make it all happen

  • Ken Sooley
    Trip Designer
    Ken is the grandson of Edward John Sooley. In 2005 he created CapeRace Cultural Adventures. His intent was to test-market a new concept in experiential travel and he continues to manage the company today.
  • Jerry Burton
    Property Manager
    Jerry is the miracle worker when it comes to design-build aspects of our historic home restorations. Jerry's work seen in the many photographs on this site is the result of life-long experience taking buildings apart and putting them back together, better than new. He is also responsible for keeping them together. While you will appreciate his work during your stay you'll find his best skills are evident around the beach fires and at kitchen partys in Heart's Delight.
  • Sharon Nisbet
    Director Of Operations
    Sharon is the granddaughter Edward John Sooley and spent her earlier years living in the EJ Sooley House in Heart's Delight. Sharon keeps CapeRace afloat in the rough seas, managing the logistical aspects of the company. She has always maintained a strong attachment to the island and continues to dive deep into the history books and Newfoundland literature. Research and genealogy have always been her specialty having spent hours in the local archives. If you have any roots in Newfoundland, Sharon can likely unravel them.
  • Tanya Ryan
    Guest Relations Manager, St. John's
    Tanya Ryan manages our customers in St. John's. Always wearing a big Newfoundland smile, Tanya makes sure all is well-prepared for your arrival.
  • Hazel Russell
    Guest Relations Manager, Bonavista & Elliston
    Hazel is a life-long resident of Bonavista and manages the properties in Elliston and Mockbeggar. She's always up for a good time as is the keeper of many undocumented town stories.
  • Elizabeth Burton
    Guest Relations Manager, Heart's Delight
    Elizabeth is also a grand daughter of Edward John Sooley and grew up in the WB Sooley House in Heart's Delight. Elizabeth manages Guest Relations, and is largely responsible for the comments you see in the testimonial section on this site.
  • Donna Reid
    Guest Relations Manager, Heart's Delight
    Donna is also a grand daughter of Edward John Sooley and is responsible for customer care in St. John's. Donna also grew up in the WB Sooley House and lives in Heart's Delight today. She is always up for a good story, a good laugh, and is often the instigator of good times.
  • Fred Sooley
    Manager of Inspiration, Heart's Delight Newfoundland
    Fred is the son of Edward John Sooley and grew up in the EJ Sooley house in Heart's Delight. Fred often reminisces about his childhood days in the small village and continues to inspire us all.