Want to Go to Fogo?
Nobody said getting there would be easy. From YVR, count on an approximately 19-hour travel day—or stay overnight in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto or Halifax to break up the trip. You can set your own small private plane down on Fogo’s airstrip, charter a helicopter or simply have the hotel send a car to ferry you across from Gander. Coordinate flight-arrival times at YQX, the closest airport, with the charming ferry that leaves from Farewell, Newfoundland ( just over an hour’s drive from Gander). It’s a 45- to 75-minute sail to Fogo, depending on the route.
If you have layover time in Gander, the eastern Newfoundland outpost has a proud aviation history that’s worth exploring. The North Atlantic Aviation Museum has a Dehavilland Tiger Moth and other vintage aircraft, plus tales of the town’s strategic role in the Second World War and, more recently, in housing stranded passengers on 9/11.
Through May 2018, Fogo Island Inn doubleoccupancy rooms with full board (excluding alcohol) start at $1,675 a night, including a half-day orientation tour of the island.