Notre Dame Bay offers a refuge of splendid scenery with mountain shores, capes, cliffs, and beautiful natural beaches. Ready for more adventure? Head inland, where you’ll find Exploits Island, with history dating back to 1750, the Swan Island national historic site, and an old Indian burial ground.
And if you fancy a night in our town, we welcome you to our marina. When you drop anchor here, you are not treated as a tourist, but as a friend and welcomed guest. Enjoy the local cuisine and unique entertainment. The people here are eager to share their land and culture with visitors from around the world.
From the rugged natural beauty of the coastline to the chance to see icebergs and local wildlife, when you choose Notre Dame Bay as your cruising destination, you are in for a spectacular adventure.
Cruising Notre Dame Bay
If you are looking for an incredible cruising destination, look no further than Notre Dame Bay. Dubbed the “Caribbean of the North, a summer paradise for boaters” by Deanne Peters in Canadian Yachting, the area is widely considered to be the province’s best cruising area, with its overland winds and numerous islands. The natural protection in the bay, endless miles of peaceful cruising along the ruggedly beautiful coast with many snug, rock-bound coves and wooded islands are key features of this area.
Peters’ article remarked that “many smaller bays within Notre Dame Bay offer splendid scenery and, more often than not, a private playground where cruisers could spend weeks.” She emphasized she had sailed hundreds of miles, yet there was so much of Notre Dame Bay she had yet to experience.
The intimate islands, inlets and channels that line the area’s coastline provide a perfect setting for any world explorer. In addition to quiet cruising grounds, boaters can take advantage of protected beaches and inlets for mooring, landing and overnighting.
Lewisporte Yacht Club
Settled in the heart of Notre Dame Bay, is one of the most beautiful recreational boating destinations in the world. The Lewisporte Marina offers 250 berths of various sizes off four main floating docks. A must see for all boating enthusiast.