You determine your own pace for exploring Newfoundland's Avalon and Bonavista Peninsulas. We set you up with the keys to your own vehicle along with exclusive access to three beautiful CapeRace-owned coastal homes located in the historic Signal Hill-Battery neighbourhood of St. John's, outport Heart's Delight, Trinity Bay, and the coastal village of Bonavsita on the Bonavista Peninsula.
Unscripted Experiences - Adventure through People
We'll also give you a bookstore-quality, personalized travel guide written by us to suit your personal travel style. The "Traveller's Diary">> was key to our success with National Geographic's "50 Tours of a Lifetime" recognition>>. It's your key to connecting with the people and nature experiences that make Newfoundland’s coast unique. The guidebook creates a sense of adventure often lost in large-scale tourism, that opportunity to truly connect with a person or place in a meaningful way.
We will make recomedations on how to make your trip special and unique- we'll spend as much time as you need on a calls before and during your trip. On National Geographic's recommendation we'll can send you on an heart-wrenching and heart-warming tour of an abandoned community by boat. The highlight of the tour is the guide, who as a young man experienced the upsetting controversial resettlement of his family in the failed government efforts to consolidate small land-locked and isolated island communities. In Heart's Delight you're invited to a local kitchen party where you'll meet our family and longstanding members of the local community. You'll find out how the accordion and a fiddle can transform a room. You'll also become an honorary Newfoundlander, a status you can only earn through the kissing of a cod. You'll find out just how funny Newfoundlanders are. While in St. John's, you'll dine with "Lighthouse Picnic", an award-wining culinary experience at the base of a remote lighthouse. Set up with a thick hand-made quilt, you'll find your way to a secret secluded spot where you will enjoy a gourmet lunch in the imposing rugged cliffs. Every experience will have an intriguing cultural element that will at times trump the dramatic scenic backdrop. What's important to know is that most of the unique and interesting experiences carry no charge; the action is in the streets and the towns and the villages. You just have to know where.
Explore & Engage
The flexible self-driving, self-guiding, self-catering trip gives you the opportunity to experience cultural and ecological discovery at your own pace, on your own terms and on your own time. The award-winning Eco-Culture Experience™ is a great match for adventurous spirits and curious travellers. It's a distinctive travel experience; a way to satisfy curiosity and spontaneity through nature, culture and chance.