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SEA CAVES Explore The Theater-like Caverns Of Bell Island

As you arrive, you look around in awe - is this another planet? The coast is rocky and almost red in color, with the rocks looking like displaced puzzle pieces which had been placed haphazardly around, dotting the island. When you drift to ta stop, the skipper invites the more adventurous of passengers to explore the island in a kayak! You hop in your kayak and begin to explore. Paddling along the coast, a bald eagle drifts lazily overhead. Free as a bird they say - here paddling among the sea caves of Bell Island, you feel you can finally relate to that saying.

 

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Kayak

As you enter the great cavity of rock called a sea cave, the world suddenly darkens around you. The water is still, with just a gentle lap of the ocean water against the rocky sides of the cave. You make your way deeper inside until a glimmer of sunlight shines down upon you through a blowhole within the roof. As you make your way out the other side, you have treated again to a view of the magnificent coastline. Is that a sea stack over in the distance?

You paddle back to the Zodiac and climb on board. The skipper completes his tour around the island before you head back to the marina. It's time to take out your camera...yeah, you'll need the wide angle lens.

Snorkel

Upon approaching a naturally formed sea arch, the captain invites you to jump in! Starfish, crab, mussels, and lobsters are greeted as you snorkel into the sea caves. Gazing into the deep blue waters beneath you, you slowly paddle your way to an outcropping. Crawling up onto the rocky shore, you kick off your fins to explore the shallow pools in the craggy rocks where sea urchins nest - be careful, some of them are sharp!

One last chance to show off your flipper skills awaits you as you make your way back to the boat. As you remove your mask and clamber back onto the boat, you are left with a final look at the amazingly unique geology of Bell Island. Who knew it was such a hidden treasure?

Picnic With Fossils

The engines are shut down and the Zodiac bobs quietly on the waves for a few moments before your guide begins an enthralling story of the natural history of this rocky coastline, the sea caves, the marine life and even icebergs (in season).  Over the next few hours, you also hear stories of the early settlers on this starkly barren island, pirate legends, the abandoned iron ore mines that are tunneled from Bell Island underneath the ocean and even that there are four (4) WWII shipwrecks sunk by German submarines directly underneath you.  Who knew this pristine environment had so many stories to tell?  The more adventurous can snorkel in the caves or onto the shore to walk through the caves at the Grebes Nest for the Ultimate Close Encounter with nature.

After a morning on the water, what could be more relaxing than a picnic lunch on scenic Manuels River?  Listen to the river bubble and gurgle as you enjoy a traditional turkey and dressing sandwich with a homemade berry treat and a glass of iced tea from Coffee Matters.   Paleontologist Dr. Rod Taylor, Ph.D., from Manuels River Interpretation Centre will keep you entertained during lunch and then on a short hike along the riverbed.  Hold 500 million years of history in your hands as he helps you discover the hidden trilobite fossils of this ancient river.

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Close Encounter: Sea Caves
Sunday 02 Jul 2017
$183.99

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Wednesday 05 Jul 2017
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Sunday 09 Jul 2017
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Friday 14 Jul 2017
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Sunday 16 Jul 2017
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Thursday 20 Jul 2017
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Sunday 23 Jul 2017
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Thursday 27 Jul 2017
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Sunday 30 Jul 2017
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Thursday 03 Aug 2017
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Sunday 06 Aug 2017
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Thursday 10 Aug 2017
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Sunday 13 Aug 2017
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Thursday 17 Aug 2017
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Sunday 20 Aug 2017
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Thursday 24 Aug 2017
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Sunday 27 Aug 2017
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Thursday 31 Aug 2017
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Sunday 03 Sep 2017
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Thursday 07 Sep 2017
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Sunday 10 Sep 2017
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Thursday 14 Sep 2017
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Sunday 17 Sep 2017
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Thursday 21 Sep 2017
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Sunday 24 Sep 2017
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Thursday 28 Sep 2017
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