April 1 – May 31
Spring on Fogo Island is a time of excitement and renewal. Fishermen are gearing up for the busy fishing season and their boats can be seen heading out of the Island’s harbours to pursue the offshore crab and shrimp fishery. The Island’s spring waters are punctuated by passing icebergs and whales which can be seen bobbing and breaching just offshore. This is the perfect time to stretch your legs and venture outdoors for a hike, walk, or amble as footpaths thaw and open up. Collect shells as they lie abandoned on the rocks after waiting out the winter imprisoned in ice. This “in between” season also sees the occasional North Atlantic gale, making spring the ideal time to encounter all of Fogo Island’s distinctive weather moods.