Fogo & Brimstone

Fogo & Brimstone

Region

East Coast

Location

Fogo Island

Availability

August - September, 2020

Experience Type

Remote luxury, Wild east coast, Fine dining, Adventure, Culture

Experience overview

At the eastern most edge of Canada, on one of the four corners of the world, Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the best places to see and appreciate nature in all its glory. Dramatic coastlines, sweeping barrens, thick boreal forests, and ancient rock formations – the natural, wild beauty of this place surrounds you at every turn. On this eight-day adventure, immerse yourself in the spirit of Newfoundland. With a private guide discover puffins, whales, and icebergs, and hear tales of life on Fogo Island from those whose families have lived here for centuries. To top it off, sample culinary delights in the most unexpected of places – from a restored historic lighthouse, to a Fogo Island Inn’s spectacular dining room perched on the edge of the Atlantic.

Woman shaking a sheet from the balcony of a white house on the the oceanfront in Brigus, Newfoundland

Highlights

Inimitable Accommodation

Every room at the Fogo Island Inn has dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet, a true departure from the uniformity of modern conventions

Discover the Avalon

As the first region of the province to be settled, the Avalon is full of the legends, lore, and history of the early adventurers who first laid claim to the New World, follow in their footsteps as you explore this rugged landscape

Adventure by sea

Get close and personal to one of the largest colonies of Atlantic Puffins on the planet with your privately guided Zodiac Tour

The Ferryland Picnic

The unique experience of the light house picnic has been recognized as one of Destination Canada's Signature Experiences

Suggested Itinerary

Region

East Coast

Location

Fogo Island

Duration

8 Days

Availability

August - September, 2020

Starting From

CAD $15,500 per adult

Day 1 – Arrive in Historic St. John’s
Your journey begins with a luxury transfer to the airport and on arrival in St. John’s a private car will take you to your boutique hotel.

St. John’s sits on the rugged Newfoundland coastline, teeming with four centuries of history, tradition and culture. Just steps from your hotel you can explore the narrow, criss-crossing streets lined with the vibrant Jellybean Row’ houses that appear effortlessly packed together.

Once the epitome of isolation, St. John’s has transformed into one of the most innovate culinary destinations in North America featuring unique locally inspired fare that you simply won’t find anywhere else. We’ll make sure you’ve got a reservation at the best table every night.

Overnight in St. John’s.
Day 2 – Explore Avalon with a Private Guide
We’ve arranged for one of St. John’s most experienced guides to pick you up for a full day of exploration in a private SUV. You’ll make your way up nearby Signal Hill through ‘The Battery’, where colourful wooden homes, crying out to be photographed, cling valiantly to cliff-sides. From the hill’s Cabot Tower you can look out over the cliffs and harbour for a view that goes on for an eternity. This afternoon is yours to explore the bays, beaches, and coves of Newfoundland’s “outport” communities. Hike along Middle Cove Beach to Torbay Point, part of Newfoundland’s East Coast Trail, to experience the grandeur and ruggedness of Newfoundland’s dramatic clifftops.

Overnight in St. John’s.
Ferryland Lighthouse on the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland
Day 3 – Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and Ferryland Lighthouse
Rejoin your guide today for a unique culinary experience and east coast adventure. First, you’ll wind your way to Ferryland, to hike along a natural isthmus, corralled by the breath-taking ocean on both sides of your trek. Reward yourself with a glass of champagne and an award-winning picnic experience at Ferryland lighthouse, to a backdrop of crashing surf, sea birds, and boundless sky. The afternoon promises unforgettable views of the surrounding coastal cliffs, archipelago of islands, and enticing sea caves of Witless Bay Ecological Reserve on your private zodiac tour. Witless Bay is home to over 2.5 million seabirds including over 300,000 pairs of Atlantic Puffins and is frequented by large numbers of whales, make sure to pack your camera!

Overnight in St. John’s.
View out the ocean facing windows at the Fogo Island Inn
Day 4 – St. John’s to Fogo Island
Your driver will take you west to the rugged and wild Fogo Island and its charismatic assortment of historic fishing villages. There’s plenty of time for a hearty lunch before taking a ferry from Farewell Harbour.

Sitting proudly on the coastal cliffs, where granite monoliths meet the North Atlantic Ocean, sits the luxurious Fogo Island Inn, a masterpiece of architecture and modern design. This innovative community project ensures 100% of profits are reinvested back into the local economy. You’ll be welcomed with a dinner this evening in the vaulted-ceiling dining room, where floor to ceiling windows offer uninterrupted vistas of sunsets, storms, and lazy icebergs floating by.

The Fogo Inn’s Culinary team, led by Chef Jonathan Gushue, will feature food harvested from all over the island.

Overnight at Fogo Island Inn.
Day 5, 6 & 7 – Explore Fogo Island
After a refreshing night’s sleep it’s time to get out and explore Fogo island, a ‘still-wild’ landscape with a fascinating cultural backdrop.

On your first morning, meet your local Community Host for an Island Orientation. You’ll discover the people and communities of Fogo, who maintain deep historical ties to both land and sea. For the remainder of your stay, the Inn will customize your outings according to your interests. Hike with the resident Geologist along ancient footpaths, through subarctic wildflowers, and beside jagged cliffs. Or choose to spend a day with a ‘master quilter’, to learn the art of Crazy Quilts. Take an artistic view of the Island with outings and cultural visits designed to stimulate your creativity or spend an afternoon with a local boat builder.

Overnight at Fogo Island Inn.
Day 8 – Fogo Island to Gander
Say goodbye to Fogo Island, as a private transfer brings you back to the mainland. Your driver will assist you as you check in for a flight at the Gander International airport.

The True North Collection Difference​

  • Door to door service for our guests
  • Flytographer photo session during your stay in St. John’s
  • Private zodiac tour into Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
  • Seamless support throughout your journey from our destination specialists and concierge team
  • Hand picked suppliers and experiences from our decades of experience in Canadian travel

Newfoundland

Avalon Peninsula & Fogo Island

Included in your Adventure:

  • Private airport transfers between your home, airports, and hotels
  • 3 nights of accommodation in a boutique hotel in St. John’s
  • Flytographer photo session at a location of your choice in St. John’s
  • Privately guided tour of the St. John’s area, including lunch
  • Privately guided Ferryland experience, including picnic lunch and Champagne
  • Private zodiac tour into Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
  • Private dinner transfers for each night in St. John’s
  • Private transfer from St. John’s to Fogo Island Inn, including lunch
  • 4 nights of accommodation at Fogo Island Inn
  • Guided land activities at Fogo Island Inn, customized to your interests
  • Daybreak tray, breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Inn
  • Private transfer from Fogo Island Inn to Gander Airport

About your accommodation:

Fogo Island Inn: Located off the rugged Northeast Coast of Newfoundland, the Fogo Island Inn sits along Iceberg Alley. Every one of the 29 one-of-a-kind guest rooms features dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the crashing surf of the Atlantic ocean. The award-winning Inn is built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture. The Inn is a community asset, and 100% of operating surpluses are reinvested into the community. Onsite amenities include bar and lounge, library, art gallery, cinema, and a roof-top hot tub and sauna with incredible ocean views. All meals are included during your stay, including day break tray, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Inn’s culinary team delivers innovative menu options, featuring ingredients harvested right on the Island.

JAG Hotel St. John’s: The new boutique JAG hotel sits between next to historic and scenic Water St. close to the downtown harbour. Rooms and suites feature simple luxury with nightly turndown service. Onsite concierge and attendants will ensure your stay is seamless from the moment you arrive.

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