A modern-design, white hotel sits perched on the rocky shore, surrounded by a grassy field, looking out towards the ocean.

Fogo Island & Newfoundland East Coast Adventure

On the Edge of a Continent

Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island

Newfoundland is already an island off the edge of a continent – and on this journey we get you even further out there. You’ll explore the wild Atlantic east coast, and visit Fogo Island, a unique ‘outport’ off the northeast coast of Newfoundland.

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  • Trip length

    9 days

    8 nights
  • Hot Spots
    St. John's, Witless Bay, Trinity, Bonavista

Fogo Island & the Fogo Island Inn

On Fogo the locals claim not four but seven seasons: a warm Summer (July & August); a snowy Winter (Dec-Feb); Pack Ice Season (March); a hopeful Spring (April-May); Trap Berth Season in June, (neither spring nor summer, marking the traditional start of the cod fishing season); Berry Picking Season (Sept & Oct); and a stormy and emotional Late Autumn in November. All offer their own unique opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of the famous Fogo Island Inn.

Spectacular Scenery & Enthralling Culture

Experience wild coastal scenery with whales, puffins and icebergs during the day; and in the evenings cozy up in a pub with good food, traditional music and tall stories from the locals in St John’s or Trinity.

Optional Adventures Along the Way

From sea kayaking, to historic tours; from guided nature walks to relaxing boat trips this journey includes a choice of activities to suit most people.


Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

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Day 01

Arrive St. John's

One of the oldest cities in North America, St. John’s has fascinating haunts and hidden gems, and is a culinary destination. With the highest concentration of pubs per capita on the continent, a visit to St. John’s isn’t complete without a visit to George Street!

Discovery Parks Pass

(1 of 2 activities)

We've included an unlimited pass to Canada’s national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites.

Intermediate Sized Car Rental

(2 of 2 activities)

Enjoy the freedom of exploring by vehicle. Your rental includes a GPS, loss damage waiver, unlimited mileage, and one additional driver.

Overnight in St. John's

Overnight at the Murray Premises Hotel. Built in 1846, the hotel is a historic collection of mercantile buildings, located on the St. John's waterfront. Rooms feature exposed 19th century wooden beams, contemporary furnishings and luxurious touches.

Day 02

Explore the Avalon Peninsula

Travel south along the Avalon Peninsula to explore the beautiful, rugged and wild coastline. See countless natural wonders comprised of stunning cliffs, sea caves, and waterfalls. Keep your eyes open for puffins, humpback and minke whales.

Suggested Add-On: Lighthouse Picnic

(1 of 1 activities)

After a serene 30-minute walk along a natural isthmus surrounded by the sea, enjoy an award-winning homemade picnic at beautiful Ferryland Head lighthouse (available Wednesdays through Sundays).

Historical St. John's and Cape Spear Tour

(1 of 3 options)

Discover Newfoundland's culture and history on a half day guided tour. Walk through Cape Spear National Historic Site, then visit the oldest standing light house in North America. Other stops include Quidi Vidi Village, Government House, and the shops and restaurants of downtown St. John's.

Witless Bay Puffin and Whale Watching Cruise

(2 of 3 options)

Cruise through the spectacular coastal vistas of Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, in search of whales and puffins. Enjoy live interpretation interspersed with a colourful mix of local humour, stories and song.

Private Kayak Tour (Extra Cost)

(3 of 3 options)

Discover hidden caves, waterfalls, and wildlife along the beautiful Avalon coastline. With your private guide, you'll have the chance to see puffins, whales, and in the early season – icebergs.

Day 03

St. John's to Trinity

Depart St. John’s along the scenic Conception Bay coastal drive – on a clear day you will be able to see the still active Bell Island Lighthouse. Make your way northeast to the Bonavista Peninsula and onto the cultural capital of Newfoundland – Trinity.

Feature Dinner in Trinity

(1 of 1 activities)

You have a reservation at Twine Loft Restaurant inside the Artisan Inn. Recommended in “Where to Eat Canada,” you’ll have a three-course set menu prepared by local chefs using only the freshest ingredients and seafood.

Overnight in Trinity

Overnight at the Artisan Inn. Located in beautiful Trinity, the Inn is comprised of multiple shorefront accommodations all within walking distance of each other. The Twine Loft restaurant is a focal point, with its seaside open-deck, and a fine-dining restaurant.

Day 04

Explore Trinity and the Bonavista Peninsula

Enjoy your choice of guided activity to explore the Bonavista Peninsula today. Then we recommend you hike one of Bonavista’s most scenic trails – the Skerwink, or visit the filming locations of The Shipping News and Random Passage.

Discover Newfoundland's culture with the Rising Tide Theatre, performed by the Province's most talented artists in a magnificent setting.

Feature Dinner in Trinity

(1 of 1 activities)

We have arranged delicious dinner in Trinity for you tonight at one of the best restaurants in town!

Zodiac Whale Watching Tour

(1 of 2 options)

Learn to identify fin, humpback, sperm, minke, and pilot whales, as they play and migrate through a scientific study area of the Bonavista Peninsula. Keep your eyes open for species of porpoises, eagles and offshore sea birds including puffins and northern gannets.

Trinity Bay History and Nature Boat Tour

(2 of 2 options)

Learn about Newfoundland's historic cod fishery, as you cruise past enchanting and long-abandoned communities of Trinity Bay. Listen to your captain's first-hand stories to a backdrop of natural beauty and wildlife.

Day 05

Trinity to Fogo Island

Depart Trinity and drive to the rugged and wild Fogo Island and its tiny historic fishing villages. Dinner this evening is in the vaulted-ceiling dining room, offering vistas of sunsets, storms, and icebergs. Enjoy creative cuisine inspired by local ingredients during your stay.

Overnight on Fogo Island

Overnight at the Fogo Island Inn. A feat of contemporary design, this property is perched atop jagged rocks on the rugged coast of north Fogo Island. The Inn features 5 star luxury whilst incorporating the area's rich history, culture, and artisans. Suites are individually designed, featuring heated wood floors, custom-made furniture, hand-crafted quilts and floor-to-ceiling windows with North Atlantic views. The dining room features floor to ceiling windows, with views of the crashing surf. There's a modern art gallery and a cinema, plus a gym and a sauna.

Day 06

Exploring Fogo Island

Explore this isolated and beautiful island. The wild landscape has caribou to track, hills of berries to forage, and a fascinating cultural backdrop.

Discover Fogo Island

(1 of 1 activities)

Discover Fogo's spectacular coastal hiking trails, go beachcombing, or take out a mountain bike today. The Island is home to a resident herd of caribou, and you may also see puffins and whales. Make sure to keep an eye out for icebergs in early to mid summer.

Day 07

Fogo Island Discovery

Continue to explore Fogo Island at your leisure today.

Discover Fogo Island

(1 of 1 activities)

Today you could visit Little Fogo Islands - a tiny archipelago dotted with traditional wooden houses, tour one of the local museums, or take in the thriving arts and crafts scene. Watch fishermen catching cod, or ask about programs running at the Inn.

Day 08

Fogo Island to St. John's

Say goodbye to Fogo Island, as you return to the mainland. The drive back to St. John’s will take you a good part of the day, so be sure to go for a relaxing and celebratory farewell dinner on your last evening in St. John’s.

Overnight in St. John's

Overnight at the Murray Premises Hotel. Built in 1846, the hotel is a historic collection of mercantile buildings, located on the St. John's waterfront. Rooms feature exposed 19th century wooden beams, contemporary furnishings and luxurious touches.

Day 09

Depart St. John's

Say goodbye to Newfoundland as you make your way home today.


Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options.
Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

Hotel room featuring king size bed, 2 bed-side tables, and a wooden headboard against an exposed brick wall. Large, bright window also featured.Hotel room featuring jetted tub, sitting area with 2 armchairs, a corner fireplace with flat screen TV above, and 3 large windows with accent stone wall.
Let's personalize this trip idea with your own flair so that it's unique to you.
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We're with you every step to help you plan and enjoy your trip, and get you home safely.


To make sure that your holiday is full of only good surprises, here's a comprehensive list of what is (and isn't) included in your package.


  • 8 nights of hotel & inn accommodation

St. John’s Activity Options:

Choose 1 of 3:

  1. Historic St. John's and Cape Spear Tour
  2. Whale and Puffin Boat Cruise
  3. Private Kayak Tour (extra cost)

St. John’s Suggested Add-On Activities:

  • Ferryland Lighthouse Picnic Lunch (Wed–Sun) (extra cost)

Trinity Activity Options:

Choose 1 of 2:

  1. Zodiac Whale Tour
  2. Bonavista Historic Boat Tour

Meal Inclusions:

  • Feature Dinners in Trinity X 2
  • All meals at Fogo Island Inn (From dinner on arrival to breakfast on day of departure)

Car Rental Inclusions:

  • 1-week Intermediate size car rental
  • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) on car rental
  • Airport surcharges
  • Unlimited Kilometres
  • Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage (up to $1 million)
  • Fee for 1 additional driver
  • Vehicle licensing fee

Other Inclusions:

  • National Parks Pass
  • Documentation package, including helpful driving instructions and tips
  • Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service – from the time you book, you are assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.
  • Meals, other than those mentioned
  • Gratuities, other than those mentioned
  • Airfare (but please don’t hesitate to ask for help)
  • Fuel and refueling fees
  • Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
  • Personal Effects Coverage (PEC)
  • GPS
  • LDW deductible of up to $500 depending on car type
  • Fee for drivers under the age of 25
  • Trip Cancellation or Travel Medical Insurance (highly recommended – ask us for a quote)
  • Canadian Sales Taxes


  • Witless Bay Cruise: Whales are most frequently spotted from mid-June to mid-August. Sightings outside of this window are considered a bonus. Icebergs are typically present in May and June.


This trip is available for departures between May and September.

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We offer a range of packages across all four seasons. Please speak with one of our travel advisors about personalizing your trip and getting a comprehensive quote.

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