Travel to Newfoundland During Atlantic Bubble

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Are you planning a trip to Newfoundland during the Atlantic Bubble and looking for the best way to do it?

With the opening date of the new Atlantic Bubble scheduled for April 19th, 2021, residents of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island couldn’t be more excited. Not only does this coincide with the best time of the year to travel, but it also comes at a time when people are hungry for travel and new experiences. If you’re going to travel, staying inside the Atlantic Bubble is a great way to get outside your box while staying inside your bubble.

Are you planning Atlantic Bubble Travel? You’re not alone

If you’re drooling reading this article while imagining how great it will feel to go for a trip in the Atlantic Bubble after being home all winter, you’re not alone. As soon as the press release of the Atlantic Bubble opening date on April 19th, 2021, interest in travel to Newfoundland during Atlantic Bubble 2.0 has skyrocketed.

Demand for things like accommodations and transportation is high, which means if you wait until the last moment to book Luxury Accommodations near St. John’s Newfoundland, ferry travel, or rental cars, you may find the best accommodations and dates are already sold out. 

It's always a good idea to book early when travelling in Newfoundland
It’s always a good idea to book early when travelling in Newfoundland

Travel on the Marine Atlantic Ferry during the Atlantic Bubble

As soon as the April 19th, 2021 opening date for the Atlantic Bubble was announced, phones at Marine Atlantic Ferries have been ringing off the hook. If you’re looking to travel by ferry during this time, you better make your booking well in advance. The sense of urgency to do so is heightened if you plan on securing a cabin onboard, which we highly recommend.  The Newfoundland Ferry Schedule is posted on the Marine Atlantic Ferries Website with current information on sailings.

You can also go online to book Newfoundland ferry reservations or, if you love the feeling of talking to a live person, call Marine Atlantic Reservations toll-free at 1-800-341-7981 to speak with one of their helpful and bubbly agents. If you do choose to call, please forgive the long wait times, and if you call and the lines are busy, keep trying. 

Booking a Rental Car in Newfoundland 

Rental Cars are really Hard to get in peak season - make sure you call ahead
Rental Cars are hard to get in peak season – make sure you call ahead

There has always been a shortage of rental cars in Newfoundland. It is possible for you to secure one, but you need to do so in advance. The idea of just showing up at the airport, walking up to a kiosk, and renting a car on the spot isn’t going to work.

With pent-up demand for travel and the flood of bookings coming in as a result of the 2021 Atlantic Bubble opening, the sooner you book the better. Not only will you sleep easier knowing your rental car has been booked, but you’ll also get a better deal by reserving early. Booking a rental car at the last moment ensures you will pay the highest price, assuming all the cars are not sold out. 

Campgrounds and RV Sites

Family Campgrounds and RV Sites have seen an explosion in demand. We are in the middle of the recreational vehicle renaissance and outdoor activities like camping and hiking are seeing strong demand. Newfoundland has some of the best campsites in Atlantic Canada. The two National Park’s in Newfoundland, Terra Nova National Park in the East and Grose Morne National Park in the West, offer some of the more famous venues, but smaller Provincial Parks also offer hidden gems that often rival the better known and more popular spots found in National Parks.

Take some time to do some research before you travel and make reservations for Newfoundland Campgrounds and RV

Sites early or risk being turned away at the gate on arrival. When it comes to booking a campsite or RV site in Newfoundland, it pays to make your reservation early. 

Take some time to do some research before you travel and make reservations for Newfoundland Campgrounds and RV

How to Book Accommodation in Newfoundland during the Atlantic Bubble

When it comes to booking a place to stay in Newfoundland during the Atlantic Bubble it’s important to do some research and book your Newfoundland accommodation early. Before making an accommodation booking, take some time to reflect, and be honest with yourself about what you are looking for. Travel is supposed to be relaxing and fun.

Choosing the right place to stay will have a major impact on just how much fun and relaxation you will experience. Desirables include contactless self-check-in, great reviews, a reputation for being sparkling clean, private outdoor entrances, and amenities you want, like an outdoor hot tub or BBQ for example.  

When it comes to booking a place to stay in Newfoundland during the Atlantic Bubble it's important to do some research and book your Newfoundland accommodation early
Be honest with yourself about what you are looking for. Travel is supposed to be relaxing and fun.

Book Newfoundland Accommodation close to the things you want to see and do

If you’re excited to do some hiking on the East Coast Trail or take in some whale watching in the ecological reserve, choosing an accommodation that’s close to both of these makes sense. Sames goes for proximity to things you want to see and do, like visiting a world UNESCO site, taking part in the 2021 Newfoundland Recreational Cod Fishery eating at that well-reviewed restaurant you’ve heard so much about, or taking in the icebergs, puffins, and humpback whales that locations like the Witless Bay Marine Ecological Reserve are famous for.

What do you want to do with you visit Newfoundland during the Altantic Bubble?
What do you want to do with you visit Newfoundland during the Altantic Bubble?

What are your travel plans once the Atlantic Bubble opens on April 19th, 2021? Please share your ideas with us in the comments below.

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