Tourists flock to northern Newfoundland for icebergs
Visitors from around the globe taking boat tours to see frozen behemoths
The icebergs at the northern tip of Newfoundland are attracting tourists from all over the world.
People are lining up to get a closer look at the giant chunks of ice.
"Right from Florida to Germany, Switzerland, from all over the world," Paul Alcock of Northland Discovery Boat Tours told CBC News.
A recent tour included visitors from Great Britain and Honduras.
About a dozen icebergs surround St. Anthony — more than anywhere else in the province.
An English couple, Kayla Holder and Daniel Jones, thought Gros Morne National Park was the highlight of their vacation in Newfoundland — until now.
"I would put this near the top of my list, definitely," Jones said.
Alcock has been doing tours for 17 years now. He's seen a lot over the years.
"As pieces break off, they shift, they roll, they take on different shapes," he said.
"Some days they look like a ship, another day they look like a whale. And you meet people from different places, so no two days are alike. It’s a lot of fun."
The iceberg and boat tours run up to three times a day, seven days a week, to accommodate all the tourists in the region.
The tours start at the end of May and will run right until the end of September.
And the tour guides say that’s when the whales give the best show.