A large body of water with a mountain in the background

Captain Cook's Trail

This excursion is a scenic exploration of the countryside with a local host who will share historic stories of the region’s rich land and sea.

  • Explore the picturesque fishing villages
  • Enjoy local refreshments
  • Beautiful coastal views
  • Captain Cook’s Lookout point
  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration

    4 hrs

  • Min. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 99

  • Notices

    Good footwear for walking. Seasonally appropriate clothing.

Before Captain Cook went on to discover New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii, this famous explorer learned his skills as a navigator and captain in Newfoundland. The route taken on this tour follows the scenic and rugged coastline which was first explored by Cook over 250 years ago, and includes delightful fishing villages inhabited by people of English, Irish, French and Aboriginal descent. At Captain Cook’s Lookout (a National Historic Site), we will enjoy a view of our ship docked in Corner Brook Harbour.

Meet some of the locals as you explore the picturesque fishing villages of the Bay of Islands.  We stop in friendly Lark Harbour for refreshments. Nestled between mountains and ocean, Lark Harbour was named after one of Captain Cook’s ships, The HMS Lark, which he used to survey the region while spying on the French. We also view the lovely beach and sea cliffs of Bottle Cove at our trail’s end.

Practical information:

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Language: English
  • Included: Tea/coffee and local berry pastries. The refreshments are subject to change.
  • Remarks: Good footwear for walking.  Seasonally appropriate clothing.
  • Walking information: At Captain Cook’s Lookout there is a walk of approximately 60 metres (200 feet) over uneven gravel, pavement and woodland trail, and 5 steps.
  • Wheelchair accessible: No

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