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Bonne Bay Marine Station

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Brief but excellent

Sea life is caught in the spring, but released in the fall. This is actually part of Memorial... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
montreal, canada
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 29 August 2018
Vernon, 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
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Sea life is caught in the spring, but released in the fall. This is actually part of Memorial University, and run by graduate students. For about an hour they take you around with an informal discussion, answering any questions about the sea life. Very well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 3 August 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank CGMo3
Reviewed 31 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Yorkielassincanada
Reviewed 29 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lori E
31 March 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