Day at the beach: enjoy a relaxing pontoon boat ride

There are many ways to see the natural beauty of Près Isle, walking the beaches or hiking the trails, but there are other ways that may require a bit of a wait.

It is no longer as easy to sit on one of the pontoons of Près Isle as it once was.

Oh, the ride is still free and still explores beautiful scenes like the lagoons, but since pandemic restrictions the park only allows ten riders per trip.

This means coming early and being prepared for the possibility of a wait.

“We do tours through graveyard pond across misery bay then out to the end of the lagoons to see Big Pond and Long Pond for most fish, great birds to see at Près Isle then beautiful plants that you will discover. said Emily Pier, intern environmental specialist.

The lagoons are accessible to canoes and kayaks, but if all that paddling seems a bit too much, you might be limited in your options.

“The only other way to get to the lagoons is by kayak or canoe. We do not allow any electric or combustion engines in the lagoons, so the only way to do this is by using the pontoon boats or kayaks. I think it’s really a great way to see nature in its own territory,” added Pier.

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Free pontoon rides around Misery Bay are only available on Saturdays and Sundays, leaving at 9am and returning at 10.30am

Only 10 passengers per trip are currently seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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