The island has numerous sandy and rocky beaches and all have treasures to find. From shells, sand dollars, and little creatures to driftwood and tidal pools, you'll find numerous fascinating objects on your stroll.
Several scenic isolated coves are within a few minutes walk of the lodges. You can collect sand dollars, explore the tidal zones or just watch the water lap upon the shore.
Enjoy a good hearty breakfast because you'll need the energy. On Day 2 of your Woody Island Adventure our skipper will take you cruising through Placentia Bay, don't be surprised if you see some whales, dolphins, or even bald eagles! Stay up on the deck or relax in our heated cabins.
During your trip on the bay, you will travel to another deserted island to enjoy a beach picnic. Feel free to hike around the harbor or just sit by the fire and enjoy some music as you wait for the kettle to boil. Lunch consists of soup or stew, sandwiches made from homemade bread, homemade squares or teabuns, as well as tea, coffee or a cold drink. After lunch is cleared away, it's back on the Merasheen for the trip back to Garden Cove!
Get ready to party! There will be live entertainment and you can dance the night away or sing along to your heart’s content. You may learn how to do the “Virginia Reel” or you may just wish to sit and relax in front of the fireplace and listen to the music. Please feel free to take along your own musical instruments and join the “kitchen party.”
This Newfoundland spree is a lot of fun and a lot of laughs. So let loose and unwind. Maybe you'll discover the entertainer in you.
Cozy up around a warm bonfire at night underneath the stars. Tell ghost stories or just enjoy the glow of the fire..
Woody Island Resort offers rowboats for our guests to enjoy. Go for a spin around the harbor or cast a few lines (in season). It's a great way to get some morning exercise or an evening view of the beautiful coastline.
There are many species of birds on Woody Island for the avid bird watcher. Whether they are soaring over head or perched in the trees, there's lots to see.
Woody Island is still a thriving fishing community and a summer home to many of these fishermen, who, along with their families and friends, spend some time on the island each summer. If not too busy, they will share a yarn or fill you in on the history of the island.
Guided kayaking tours are now available at Woody Island Resort. Every year, Woody Island is the destination for kayakers. Imagine paddling through the beautiful waters of Placentia Bay surrounded by spectacular scenery and breathtaking landscapes. Take some time to examine isolated coves and secluded inlets. Feel the crisp ocean air on your face. If you have never tried kayaking, now is the perfect time.
Kayaks are available by pay-per-use at Woody Island Resort.
Placentia Bay plays host to a number of different wildlife species including whales and dolphins. Many of our guests on the Merasheen have been amazed at the beauty and gracefulness of these creatures. Humpback whales, blue whales and bottle nose dolphins have all passed through our waters. Don't be surprised if you see some on your trip.
A visit to our Store Loft Museum is a must. It has a wide range of Newfoundland artifacts, see how many you can identify! The Store Loft Museum is open all season.