Newfoundland Travel - Boat Watching

Updated: Aug 15


Newfoundland is an island surrounded by the mighty North Atlantic ocean and the perfect place for boating enthusiasts to see many kinds of vessels such as container ships, cruise ships, fishing boats, seismic exploration ships, sailboats, offshore supply vessels, dories, tour boats and, on rare occasions, even a submarine! In its many fresh water ponds, boat watchers can view private boats, canoes, kayaks, and other watercrafts.

#boatphotography

The Ramform Titan, the widest ship in the world, sits dockside, a bank of fog descending over the mountains behind it.
The Ramform Titan, a seismic research vessel, is the widest ship in the world, seen here dockside in Bay Bulls.

The Ramform Titan, the widest ship in the world, is a seismic vessel. I found it secured along the wharf in Bay Bulls. Its size is best appreciated by viewing the houses and cars in the background. #boat, #ship, #ramformtitan, #seismic, #baybulls

An old fishing boat, docked next to an old boat dock with grass and yellow weeds  its paint peeling, is drygrowing on its sides.
Fishing boat dry docked on the banks of Pouch Cove, Newfoundland.

On the coast of Pouch Cove, an old fishing boat, its paint peeling, is dry docked adjacent to the old boat dock, with grass and yellow weeds growing on its sides. #fishingboat, #punt, #coast, #pouchcove, #nature, #ocean

A glistening sunbeam dances across the ocean in Pouch Cove as the coastguard advances toward Shoe Cove Island.
The coast guard approaches a sunbeam as it advances toward Shoe Cove Island in Pouch Cove harbour.

It is beautiful to see boats in the harbour as they advance toward beams of light reflecting off the ocean's surface. #harbour, #oceanview, #boat, #coastguard, #horizon, #pouchcove


What an amazing experience to see a three gun salute by a soldier standing atop Signal Hill to wish safe travels to a cruise ship leaving St. John's harbour. #soldier #gun #boat #ship #cruiseship #newfoundland #tourismnl #stjohns #harbour #celebritysummit

These sailboats are anchored to the wharf at the Holyrood marina, Newfoundland, under a veil of dark clouds.
Sailboats tiered to the wharf at Holyrood marina, Newfoundland.

These sailboats are anchored to the wharf at the Holyrood marina, Newfoundland, under a veil of dark clouds. #sailboat, #marina, #wharf, #boat, #newfoundland, #holyrood

Across the harbor, two orange supply vessels are seen docked at the wharf with downtown St. John's in the background.
Supply vessels docked at the wharf in St. John's harbour, downtown St. John's in the background.

Across the harbor, two orange supply vessels are seen docked at the wharf with downtown St. John's in the background. #supplyship, #stjohns, #newfoundland, #ocean, #oceanview, #stjohnsharbour

Located near a fishing shed, the boat launch for Pouch Cove is set in a valley between two rocky cliffs on the shoreline.
Fishing boats dry docked on the slipway on the Pouch Cove coastline.

Located near a fishing shed, the boat launch for Pouch Cove is set in a valley between two rocky cliffs on the shoreline. #pouchcove, #slipway, #boatlaunch, #boat, #fishingboat, #coast

In Port De Grave, Newfoundland, a blue and red boat are moored along a wharf, huge mountains seen in the background.
Two private ships docked along a wharf in Port De Grave, Newfoundland.

In Port De Grave, Newfoundland, a blue and red pleasure boat are moored along a wharf, huge mountains seen in the background. #boat, #pleasureboat, #portdegrave, #newfoundland, #mountain, #ocean. #oceanboat

At the dock in Conception Harbour, I viewed privately owned fishing boats anchored close to shore near a stilt house.
Privately owned fishing punts anchored near the shore in Conception Harbour.

Two privately owned fishing boats are anchored near a stilt house along a tree clad bank in Conception Harbour. #conceptionharbour, #harbour, #boat, #stilthouse, #shore, #newfoundland

   Submarine docked near the wharf in St. John's harbour with the city of downtown St. John's visible in the background.
Submarine docked near the wharf in St. John's harbour

Submarine docked near the wharf in St. John's harbour with the city of downtown St. John's visible in the background. #stjohns, #stjohnsharbour, #harbour, #submarine, #ocean, #oceanview, #newfoundland

A small cruise ship enters St. John's harbour at the base of the cliffs along Fort Amherst and Signal Hill, Newfoundland.
Entering St. John's harbour, a small cruise ship passes Fort Amherst on the left and Signal Hill on the right.

A small cruise ship enters St. John's harbour at the base of the cliffs along Fort Amherst and Signal Hill, Newfoundland. #cruiseship, #stjohnsharbour, #stjohns, #ship, #boat, #newfoundland

As it enters St. John's harbour, the Ocean Quest tour boat passes the base of the Signal Hill cliffs.
Ocean Quest tour boat in St. John's harbour.

As it enters St. John's harbour, the Ocean Quest tour boat passes the base of the Signal Hill cliffs. #stjohnsharbour, #tourboat, #signalhill, #ocean, #cliff, #signalhill, #newfoundland

On the coast of Pouch Cove you will see private boats along the slipway and anchored near the cliffs.
Privately owned boats lining the slipway and anchored near the cliffs along Pouch Cove's coast.

On the coast of Pouch Cove you will see private boats along the slipway and anchored near the cliffs. #cliff, #oceanview, #boat, #fishingboat, #ocean, #horizon, #pouchcove

Fishing boat and fishing gear displayed at the base of a cliff in Brigus, Newfoundland.
Fishing boat and fishing gear displayed at the base of a cliff in Brigus, Newfoundland.

While visiting the wharf in Brigus, I noticed a fishing boat and fishing gear displayed at the base of a cliff. #boat, #fishingboat, #fishinggear, #cliff, #brigus, #fishing

A backdrop of autumn foliage frames the fishing boats docked along private wharves in Quidi Vidi Village.
Fishing boats docked along private wharves in Quidi Vidi Village.

Visiting coastal communities and taking pictures of the diverse selection of boats, ships, and other vessels is an enjoyable pastime. On rare occasions, there is the reward of a rarely seen vessel, such as the submarine which I saw at the harbourfront in the summer of '21. Boats anchored to boat launches and in front of ocean-front homes offer a beautiful contrast and photograph beautifully. Please follow my Newfoundland Travel Blog to see my work on some other popular tourist attractions in eastern Newfoundland. I'd be delighted to hear from you so why not contact me today?

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