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04-11-2013, 01:06 PM #1
Newfoundland Boat Ramps
I'm heading up to Newfoundland in a month or two and am curious if anyone has any information on public boat ramps and put-ins? I'm sure there are a lot but I've been looking at the topo maps and charts and not seeing many. Can anyone direct me to a good reference for ramps, or does anyone have any experience launching and recovering their own boat in Newfoundland waters? I have a 20' pontoon boat and a good sized trailer.
You see, I'm a marine geologist heading up to collect sediment samples for a research project. The sites I'm interested are predominately in the South East (near St. John's) but it's such an amazing looking landscape that I might end up wanting to hit a bunch of bays all the way along the East or South coast. My plan (and this has been my MO elsewhere) is to find a good put-in near my sites, launch, sample, recover, and move to the next location. The places I'm looking at are near towns, but not all have charts at sufficient scales. The imagery on Google Earth is not much help either. So... has it been anyone's experience that small coastal towns in Newfoundland have public ramps capable of launching a 20' boat?
Thanks for your help.
06-15-2013, 04:46 PM #2
- Conception Bay South
- Key West 2220WA
Newfoundland boat ramps.
There are ramps almost everywhere in Newfoundland but no published information on them. I usually find them by heading to the harbour and asking a local if one is not obvious.. As you are interested in Avalon Peninsula there are plenty to use. In St. John's there is one on the South Side at Prosser's Rock, One in Petty Harbour and one in Bay Bulls. There are more further down the coast as well. In some places they launch off the beach but a 4x4 is usually recommended for that type of launch and recovery. Another option is to call the local tourist office (found on government website) and most will be happy to give you the number of someone who knows about the local ramps if they don't know themselves.
You do have to remember that the busiest time at all the ramps in NL is during the recreational fishery. This summer it will be from July 21st to Aug. 11th.
In your case a 20' boat will be no problem in most if not all the ramps you find. If you need any additional info I would be glad to help if I can.
06-27-2013, 08:03 AM #3
- United State
Seems you have got what you want. Also try to get some quality Marquee with you to reduce the effect of weather as it can be change any time. So be safe and get it on.
Last edited by Finally; 11-22-2013 at 09:30 PM.