Saddle Island Trail - Red Bay National Historic Site

Red Bay

Take a one hour guided or self-guided tour of Saddle Island and visit the remnants of the ovens where whale blubber was rendered into oil, cooperages where oil barrels were assembled and the graves of some 30 men who died here four and a half centuries ago.

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Shuttle boat has 12 passenger capacity, transfer time of 10 minutes each way, Saddle dock and trail are not wheelchair accessible.

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$2 for boat, leaves every hour

Contact Information

Visitor Centre , Red Bay
51.7328, -56.4285 (Download GPX)
Jun 15 - Sep 14
+1 (709) 920 2142
+1 (709) 920 2051
+1 (709) 458 2417
+1 (709) 920 2144


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Special Offers from this Operator

Starting at $6.90
Digging Through Time in Red Bay
Here’s your chance to explore the archaeological sites on Saddle Island with a local expert. Hear first-hand experiences of finding some of Red Bay’s precious artifacts as you see where whale oil was processed, learn how the whalers lived and experience the serenity of the whalers’ cemetery.
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Red Bay National Historic Site

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the promotion at the time of booking. Please check with the operator for more details.