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Bonne Bay Marine Station

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Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Interesting and educational

We took the guided tour which was the best thing to do as you need an explanation for what you are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vernon, Canada
Gabby was Great

We arrived at opening on a rainy Wednesday morning and were greeted by our friendly, knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scott M
Ottawa, Canada
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A world-class research and teaching facility, the Bonne Bay Marine Station on Newfoundland's breath-taking west coast is dedicated to expanding knowledge of marine ecology. Take an interactive tour of our aquarium and observe some of the marine...more
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1 Clarkes Lane, Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 3V0, Canada
+1 709-458-2550
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the guided tour which was the best thing to do as you need an explanation for what you are looking at and to gain an understanding of the area around Norris Point. Guide was excellent and answered all our questions. Must visit if...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at opening on a rainy Wednesday morning and were greeted by our friendly, knowledgeable guide, Gabby. She gave us a great tour of the station, taught us a bunch of stuff about the bay and its inhabitants. She also allowed us to view...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

Thanks again to our guide Olivia who explained everything so well. We had fun learning about, and touching, all the sea animals and learning about the ecosystem of Bonne Bay and Gros Morne. This is well worth the time to visit.

Thank WaterHaller
Reviewed August 3, 2018

I really enjoyed my visit to the marine station. They provide a guided tour and it is filled with tons of information about the local waters. I would highly recommend it!

Thank Kimberley D
Reviewed August 3, 2018

This is an interesting little marine museum with an excellent staff and a short guided tour behind the scenes by a excellent guide.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed August 3, 2018

The guide was fabulous in explaining details about all the sea creatures in the various aquariums and holding tanks. Learned so much in a one-hour tour - way better hearing it than reading details. She spoke in a loud clear voice throughout. Well done.

Thank paul m
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We enjoyed looking around and had a guided tour. The guided tour was very informative and the interpreter Gabby was able to answer all our questions.

1  Thank CGMo3
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We took a guided tour with Gabby, who was brilliant. She was enthusiastic and passionate about the facility and could answer all our questions. We enjoyed our visit immensely.

1  Thank Yorkielassincanada
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Fairly inexpensive and great for a rainy day, would spend about an hour here. Short tours given by biology students which are nice and the best part is the little touch tank they have for kids to hold small crabs, snails, sea urchins, starfish, etc....More

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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Bonne Bay Marine Station is a real gem. This small reseach facility offers a Nice tour to those interesses in marine life. You get to touch slugs, snow crabs, see lobsters, different kind of fish, whale bones in the entrance. The tour guide we had...More

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Lori E
March 31, 2018|
Response from Carol A | Reviewed this property |
Lori, the main part of the visit, which is in their "aquarium" is rather cold, and I honestly cannot remembered if it's hc accessible. The workers are pulling animals out of tanks, and it's a bit cramped. Probably unot the... More