Picture yourself hiking along the scenic cliffs and shorelines of Newfoundland’s Bonavista Bay, then sinking into a soaker tub to relax before dining on local delicacies. Outdoor adventuring doesn’t get much better than this! On Newfoundland’s Eastport Peninsula, you’ll find these experiences and more in one perfect package from Happy Adventure Inn and Tours.

Happy Adventure Inn

Here, putting forward the best in outdoor adventure is truly a family affair. The Happy Adventure Inn is operated by Shar-lett and James, while Shar-lett’s father Chuck runs the tours side of the business. Shar-lett’s mother, Brenda, makes extremely special contributions as well. Read on to learn more on what that’s about.

Happy Adventure Tours has a fit for every adventurer

Happy Adventure Tours offers kayaking, whale watching and more. Tours start from the village of Happy Adventure, the town of Salvage, or in Terra Nova National Park. Want to hike the 15-kilometre Coastal Ridge Trail, the longest in the Damnable Trail system, and arrange a lift back to your car? No problem: Happy Adventure Tours can take care of that, and they’ll even pick you up halfway if you’d like. Hoping to see some whales, puffins, and jellyfish while you’re in Newfoundland? A Happy Adventure Tours whale watching excursion can take care of that, too.

Happy Adventure Tours organizes kayaking tours out of Salvage Harbour and from the visitor centre at Terra Nova National Park. Both tours are excellent, but if you only have time for one, go for the latter. Kayaking is a fantastic and memorable way to explore the bird and sea life in Newman Sound. We rate this sea kayaking tour among the best in Atlantic Canada.

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As interest in the Eastport Peninsula continues to grow, Chuck and his team are working to expand their offerings out of the Salvaje Longhouse at Salvage Harbour. Their plans here include accommodations, a restaurant and microbrewery, a coffee shop, and more. Truly, the Eastport Peninsula is a one-stop shop for outdoor adventure.

Enjoy a luxurious stay at the Happy Adventure Inn

After a busy day of exploring, you’ll be delighted to rest your head at the Happy Adventure Inn. Shar-lett and James have curated a beautiful property full of premium touches. Each of the five guest rooms has an ensuite bath with a walk-in shower, an in-room Nespresso coffee maker, plush linens, and opulent finishings. Four of the five rooms have balconies with sunset views over the harbour, and the two corner suites have two-person soaker tubs.

James takes care of the front desk and is a friendly and most accommodating host. He’ll take the time to greet you with a smile, learn your name, and anticipate your needs as best he can. Shar-lett handles affairs in the kitchen. In the afternoons and evenings, it operates as Chucky’s Seafood and Wild Game Restaurant and is the most coveted reservation on the peninsula. If you order seafood, you could very well be able to see the boat it was caught from while dining with views of the harbour.

In the mornings, breakfast for two is included with every overnight stay and is made to order. You know your hosts appreciate attention to detail when the sugar cubes are arranged in a checkerboard pattern!

It’s at the Happy Adventure Inn where Brenda’s contributions come in. Phenomenal paintings, as details as photographs, line every single wall throughout the inn. Each one is Brenda’s creation, and her talent is a sight to behold.

An ideal home base for exploring the Eastport Peninsula

From bays to beaches, pond swims to pony rides, and far-flung hikes to frozen treats, Newfoundland’s Eastport Peninsula is a magical summer destination. Thanks to the wonderful accommodations and experiences curated by Chuck, Brenda, Shar-lett and James, Happy Adventure Inn and Tours is a fantastic home base for making the most of what the Road to the Beaches has to offer. Their hard work sets a standard for outdoor adventuring on the East Coast.

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