The Little Boats of Fogo Island
As travellers, we learn relatively little from being transported through places.
"Newfoundlanders are the best small boat men in the world."
- Sir Winston Churchill
As travellers, we learn relatively little from being transported through places. Real understanding emerges from a conscious inhabitation and active involvement in the community and the spirit of place. Fogo Island Inn offers guests the Little Boats of Fogo Island Package: an opportunity to spend time with a community host, immerse yourself in outport life, and truly get to know this place and its culture. Learn how fish is split and dried, try some partridgeberry jam tarts, spend time in a boat shed and learn how traditional wooden punt boats are built. This is a rare chance to experience and share cultural knowledge that will deepen your awareness and broaden your perspective.
The Little Boats of Fogo Island itinerary includes: all meals in the Inn's award-winning dining room, a three hour hands-on Punt Building session with a local craftsman, a guided row in a traditional punt (season permitting)* and a screening of “Cranky,” featuring the punts of Fogo Island at the Inn’s cinema. A two-night minimum applies (three-night minimum for June, July, August & September).
* During the Winter season, the punt row is replaced with a snowshoeing, wood-gathering expedition.
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