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Imagine yourself seated on a patch of long grass, looking out over the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing boats bounce softly over the waves as the light from the setting sun reflects off the side of a 10,000-year-old iceberg. This is just a tiny piece of the beauty you will experience in Twillingate.

Twillingate embodies everything so many Newfoundland and Labrador outports are famous for: stunningly-rugged coastline, historical, picturesque streets, and lush countryside roads. In the waters off the coast, look for whales, dolphins, harp seals, seabirds and – if the season is right – icebergs. Twillingate is located alongside Iceberg Alley, a vast corridor of ocean that runs from Greenland. One of the best places to view all these sights is at Long Point Lighthouse, which looks out over the distant reaches of Notre Dame Bay.

Walk through winding laneways past colourful houses, standing proudly on the shore. Jump from rock to rock over rivers full of tiny fish. Take a boat expedition and witness whales breaching and playing just metres away from you. Twillingate offers a wide range of scenic walking trails and hiking tours.

Spend time at the Twillingate museum, located in the former Anglican Rectory, and see how the wealthy lived at the turn of the century. Absorb the town's long history. Learn the story of Georgina Stirling, the town's most famous resident, a world-renowned opera singer who toured Italy and the United States throughout the 1890's. Nicknamed "The Nightingale of the North", she was known professionally as Marie Toulinguet.

Be sure to head to our annual Fish, Fun and Folk Festival during the last weekend of July. Join in on the excitement of scavenger hunts, parades, bonfires, fireworks, concerts, and so much more.

Getting Here:

Twillingate is located at the tip of The Kittiwake Coast: Road to the Isles on Route 340. It is 116 km or 1.5 hours from Gander International Airport.

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VisitTwillingate.com

Starting at $50 Per Person
Steady yourself against the railing as the MV Iceberg Alley bobs gently on the North Atlantic, cruising into Iceberg Alley where surreal 10,000 year old icebergs are adrift. Hear traditional tales and hold your breath as humpbacks and fin whales break the surface. Watch the sunset dapple reds and oranges on the sea as kittiwakes and gannets circle above and dolphins play off the bow. Immerse yourself into coastal Newfoundland with the Iceberg Man for a true Canadian Signature Experience.
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Twillingate Island Boat Tour Ltd.

Starting at $50 Per Person
Experience the sea as a Newfoundlander! Get close and personal with icebergs or try your hand at cod fishing, hauling lobster pots, or checking the nets of Captain Dave’s commercial fishery. Join Captain Dave, an experienced commercial fisherman for an Newfoundland adventure like no other. Then enjoy a personal tour of the Prime Berth Fishing Museum, winner of the 2015 Tourism Sustainability Award and ranked the 6th Best Museum in Canada by TripAdvisor.
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Captain Dave's Boat Tours and Prime Berth Twillingate Fishing and Heritage Center

Starting at $2519 Per Person
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History, scenery, culture and eccentric characters will all play an important role in your journey through Newfoundland and Labrador. Be inspired by the vivid streets of St. John’s, awed by the coastal views of the Atlantic Ocean, and uplifted by the notorious hospitality of the people who want you to love their home as much as they do.

From St. John’s, you will partake on a cross-island adventure to the coast of Labrador, visiting rural communities and small fishing villages along the way.

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $1109 Per Person
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Embark on a journey that lets you explore Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site before heading east to Twillingate, the Iceberg Capital of the World.

Your self-drive package includes expert travel advice, 6 nights' accommodation, 6 day mid-size car rental with unlimited kilometres, whale watching boat tour, interpretive tour of Prime Berth Fishing Heritage Centre, and admission to select museums and attractions.

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $1339 Per Person
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Explore the east and west coast of the island in this truly unforgettable 8-night self-drive adventure. Celebrate the vivid beauty of Canada’s youngest and most easterly province. This cross-island getaway promises breath-taking scenery and unforgettable hospitality, a trip not to be missed!

Package includes expert travel advice, 8 nights’ accommodation, 8 day mid-size car rental with unlimited kilometres, one hour Gros Morne orientation, a Lighthouse Picnic and admission to The Rooms.

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $1199 Per Person
The new Come From Away Broadway musical celebrates the people of Gander who welcomed strangers from around the world into their town and homes during the dark days of 9/11.

Our six-night itinerary brings you to places of legendary welcomes and includes stays in Gander, Twillingate and Eastport where you will be uplifted by the notorious hospitality of the people who want you to love their home as much as they do.

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $60 Per Person
Sail with award winning Iceberg Quest and experience Twillingate, Iceberg Capital of the world.

Breathe in fresh ocean air as we sail down Iceberg Alley. Feast your eyes on a glittering parade of majestic icebergs. Witness the mighty humpback whale playfully thrust itself out of the water in a full breach. Sail past rugged coastlines. Dance a jig to a Newfoundland shanty. Fall in love all over again.

Enjoy an award winning boat tour & Iceberg beer. Step aboard ... experience the WONDER!

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Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours & Quidi Vidi Brewery

Starting at $5 Per Person
Take a tour of the unique Auk Island Winery, known for its incredible wild Newfoundland berry wines and 12 thousand year old iceberg infused wines. This historic property is the perfect getaway with winery tours & tastings, signature dining experiences, shopping, and onsite luxury accommodations. Enjoy a wide variety of creative wines such as Moose Joose, Fifty Shades of Bay, Funky Puffin, & Jellybean Row. Wine flavoured ice cream, tours in French & special group rates are also available.
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Auk Island Winery

Starting at $56.52 CDN
Follow the footprints of Twillingate’s early settlers as you journey to an abandoned fishing outport on Twillingate’s South Island. Newfoundland outports are some of the oldest European settlements in Canada and their stunning seascapes and breath-taking landscapes always leave the visitor in awe. This walking tour, lasting 2 to 3 hours, complete with picnic lunch and traditional music, will take you deep into the heart of coastal culture. Discover the hidden gems of this secluded cove.
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Seaport Strollers

Starting at $13.91 CDN
Move over Facebook. The Twillingate Sun was the first social media on the Northeast coast of Newfoundland. Founded in June 1880, The Twillingate Sun newspaper had a profound effect on 19th century society. With exclusive access to the original printing press, the Hot off the Press tour takes you back to the thriving Metropolis of the North where controversy and comedy made headlines. Meet the news-makers on this guided walking tour around the North side of Twillingate Harbour.
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Seaport Strollers

Starting at $13.91 CDN
Can you keep a secret? Become an insider as you unlock the secrets hidden in old graveyards, stately Victorian houses, and grand merchant premises. This guided walking tour around the South side of Twillingate Harbour takes you deep into the fabric of local life. Step inside the historic Twillingate Performing Arts Centre and hear the provincial anthem of Newfoundland & Labrador performed on a rare Bevington pipe organ. Amid stunning seascapes, your guide will regale you with the inside story.
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Seaport Strollers

Starting at $348 Per Person
Package for two people includes accommodations for two nights, whale watching for two and live show tickets for two.

Enjoy a 2-night stay at the Albatross Hotel. During your time with us and on your own schedule, you can experience an exhilarating day on the water with Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours in Twillingate.

Take in a live show with Beyond the Overpass Theatre Company in the beautiful theatre at the Quality Hotel & Suites in Gander.

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Albatross Hotel

Starting at $385 Per Couple
Enjoy the journey to one of Newfoundland’s most picturesque outport communities. Package includes:

Two Nights Accommodations, Hot breakfast each day, Itinerary with suggested points of interest, Admission to Boyd’s Cove Beothuk Interpretation Centre, Lunch at Auk Island Winery including Wine Tour and Wine infused homemade ice cream, Admission to North Atlantic Aviation Museum, 20% off Dining at Steele Hotels (excluding alcoholic beverages)

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Albatross Hotel & Sinbad's Hotel

 

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