Island Rooms of Petty Harbour

Fishing for Success

Cook Up Your Catch!


Got fresh fish? Join us at Island Rooms of Petty Harbour and learn how to cook up your catch!

You might decide to pan fry it with scrunchions

or try the more delicate flavour of butter & onions. Maybe you want to learn how to make a traditional fisherman's stew - Leo's recipe, of course!

We'll provide seasonal sides, fresh bread,

non-alcoholic beverages, and local berry dessert. Stay late and we'll put in a campfire

When is the last time you made a meal

for yourself? Turn it in to a PARTY!

And enjoy the experience!

Adult $39 & Youth under 12 FREE

Be A Fisherman For A Day


Step onto our fishing premise for the day and immerse yourself in the life of a fisherman!

Your day begins on the water, fishing from a dory, and learning the marks using headlands.

Then try your hand at filleting your catch,

cutting cod tongues or salting splits for the flake.

Create a painting of your biggest fish!

Finally, make a meal of fisherman's stew and while dinner is bubbling away, share stories in the stage as you knit a net, weave a withe & rind a stick.

Something for everyone in the family!

Adult $249 & Youth under 12 $195

*Ask about our Resident & Group Specials!*

Heritage Fishing Excursion


Learn traditional handline fishing!

No fancy rod & reel!

Keep your catch! Learn to fillet!

Make a keepsake fish paintingof your first fish!

Each tour is a private tour. 

Minimum of 2 persons to book.

Tours run all day from 6am to 6pm.

Check the DFO Rules and Schedule HERE

Takes about 4 hours. Add on Cook Up Your Catch.

Enjoy the trip in a Seabreeze or dory flat.

​And bring the whole family - ages 5+

Adult $169 & Youth under 12 $135

*Ask about our Resident & Group Specials!*

On-the-Water Heritage


Experiences.



Our Experiences Are Private - Just For Your Party! So Call Us With Your Questions & Bookings Anytime! 709-740-3474




Little Boats of Newfoundland Experience


Newfoundland and Labrador is a place of little wooden boats! Join us and learn about the happy little dory. She might need to be corked, or she might need a new coat of paint and you can help!
Once your work is done, enjoy a dory ride inside the harbour! Learn about the history of this little boat out on the North Atlantic. Discover the fascination that photographers & painters have for its simple, rugged lines.
Adult $69 & Youth under 12 $55
*Ask about our Resident & Group Specials!*

Maggie & Toutons


Meet Maggie the Punt with the Make & Break engine! While she is from the 1930's, she can still whisk you about the harbour with a putt-putt sound! Try your hand at steering the tiller or sit back and enjoy the stories. You'll hear about fishing flakes long gone, and the traditions of how the harbour was settled - the Southside and the Northside! Petty Harbour even has its own magical logan stone...tall tales! A tour from the water is a unique perspective, especially in a historic little punt.

Then join us in Ned's Stage for toutons and tea
Adult $79 & Youth under 12 $65
*Ask about our Resident & Group Specials!*

Valid 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019. A minimum of 2 persons is required for booking and then this is your private excursion! Experience takes just under 2 hours. Bring your camera or make certain your cell phone battery is charged! It is a unique perspective to tour this historic little town from the water. PFD and foul weather gear provided. Includes a 'mug up' of tea and homemade toutons with jam & molasses. Offer is subject to availability, weather, HST and must be booked in advance. Dress in comfortable layers for your outing on the Harbour, and your touton time in the twine store!

Valid 30 June - 30 Sept 2018. A minimum of 2 persons is required for booking and then this is your private adventure! This immersive experience will take 8 hours. It includes a private and unique boating & fishing tour. Wooden dory flats will be used unless sea or weather conditions are prohibitive, then its a bigger boat! Fishing grounds are prime whale and seabird watching areas - so bring your camera! All fishing equipment, PFD and foul weather gear provided. Washrooms are located on our fishing premise, Island Rooms. Offer is subject to availability including DFO regulations, HST and must be booked in advance. Includes all meals & beverages.

Valid 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019. A minimum of 2 persons is required for booking and then this is your private adventure! Experience takes just over 2 hours. Bring your camera or make certain your cell phone battery is charged! PFD and foul weather gear provided. Includes a 'mug up' of tea and homemade blueberry muffins. Offer is subject to availability, weather, HST and must be booked in advance so we can pick the berries for the muffins. Bundle up! The wind on the Bay can be wicked and the fog has a life of its own!

Valid 30 June - 30 Sept 2018. A minimum of 2 persons is required for booking. Got to bring your OWN fish! Advise us of any food allergies, sensitivities, or preferences. Washrooms are located on our fishing premise, Island Rooms. Dress in layers, evenings are cool in the Harbour, and bring a musical instrument or your singing voice! Offer is subject to availability including DFO regulations, HST and must be booked in advance.

Motion Bay Excursion


Even if we aren't fishing, there are lots to explore in the waters outside Petty Harbour!  Join us for a  Motion Bay Excursion!  In the Winter, there may be many turrs - and one may need a rescue! The Spring brings pans of ice that announce the grand arrival of icebergs! In the Summer, as the sun warms and smooths the water, we can explore the shallow areas and caves! Whales and puffins, too, show up in the bay for the Summer Party! The Fall brings jellyfish and ocean sunfish, and dolphins chasing squid!
Adult $79 & Youth under 12 $65
*Ask about our Resident & Group Specials!*

Valid 30 June - 30 Sept 2018. A minimum of 2 persons is required for booking. It includes a private and unique boating & fishing tour, then a filleting lesson. Wooden dory flats will be used unless sea or weather conditions are prohibitive, then its a bigger boat! Fishing grounds are prime whale and seabird watching areas - so bring your camera! All fishing equipment, PFD and foul weather gear provided. Washrooms are located on our fishing premise, Island Rooms. Offer is subject to availability including DFO regulations, HST and must be booked in advance. Includes a 'mug up' of tea and homemade blueberry muffins.

Valid 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019. A minimum of 2 persons is required for booking and then this is your private adventure! This immersive experience will take just over 2 hours. It includes a private and unique boat tour of the inner harbour. Petty Harbour is a quaint fishing community and the views from the water provide wonderful opportunities for picture taking- so bring your camera! PFD and foul weather gear provided. Includes a 'mug up' of tea and homemade blueberry muffins. Offer is subject to availability, HST and must be booked in advance so we can pick the berries for the muffins! (Painting & photographic dory portraits by Jeanette Jobson and Ray Mackey)