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Getting Here

There are many ways to get to Fogo Island.

Fogo Island has a 3,000 ft/914 m airstrip (Fogo Aerodome CDY3) operated by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador located at 49.30.27N 054.14.15W at an elevation of 80ft/24metres AMSL. You can fly directly to our airstrip via charter plane. Depending on your starting point, you can fly private charter all the way, or you can fly commercially to St. John's (YYT), Gander (YQX) or Deer Lake (YDF) and then fly charter to Fogo Island.

The airstrip on Fogo Island can easily accommodate a fixed-wing 12-passenger Beech 1900D aircraft, and the 37-seat Dash 100.

By Helicopter

We can advise you regarding charter helicopter services available from Gander (approx. 30min) and from St. John's (approx. 1.5hr) to our airstrip.

Please consult us for the best fixed-wing and helicopter charter companies in our area, as well as our recommended global partner: Air Charter Service (ACS). ACS operates fully staffed offices across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, CIS, the Middle East and Asia. Their Executive Jets division, based in Toronto, can arrange helicopter, private jet and executive airliner charters across Canada and worldwide.

Guests considering booking travel to us via aircraft charter may do so by contacting us at [email protected]. Our reservations team will serve as a resource to secure the best aircraft charter solution for you and ensure that the level of personal service exceeds expectations.

The closest international airport to Fogo Island Inn is Gander, Newfoundland (YQX). The best routes into Gander are through the international airports located in Halifax, NS (YHZ) and St. John's, NL (YYT) via Air Canada or Westjet, depending on your originating airport. By flying into Gander by mid-afternoon, you can get to Fogo Island Inn in time for supper. See private air transfer options above or ground/water transfers below for the journey Gander-Fogo Island.

From Toronto: Year-round, we recommend flying Air Canada Toronto (YYZ) to Halifax (YHZ), Halifax to Gander (YQX). Routings are also available year-round Toronto to St. John's (YYT), St. John's to Gander via Air Canada. Direct flights from Toronto to Gander are seasonally available via Air Canada, WestJet, and Sunwing.

From Montreal and Ottawa: Year-round, we recommend flying Air Canada Montreal (YUL)/Ottawa (YOW) to Halifax, Halifax (YHZ) to Gander (YQX). This routing should have you on the ground in Gander by mid-afternoon, and at Fogo Island Inn for supper.

From Calgary: When traveling from Calgary (YYC) to Gander (YQX), we recommend flying via Halifax (YHZ). Direct flights from Calgary to Halifax are available daily with Air Canada.

From Vancouver: Direct flights are available from Vancouver (YVR) to Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Montreal (YUL) with Air Canada or WestJet. From Toronto and Montreal, routings are available to Gander, Newfoundland (YQX) via Halifax (YHZ) or St. John’s (YYZ). Seasonally, there are direct flights available from Toronto to Gander with Air Canada.

From the New York area: Flights to Fogo Island are best served by flying United Airlines from Newark (EWR) to Halifax (YHZ) for a connection to Gander, Newfoundland (YQX). In Summer, you can also fly from John F. Kennedy (JFK) via LaGuardia (LGA) or Newark (EWR) to Toronto Pearson (YYZ) on multiple airlines for early morning service to Gander, Newfoundland (YQX) via either Halifax (YHZ) or St. John’s (YYT).

From Boston: When travelling from Boston to Gander, we recommend flying via Halifax (YHZ) to Gander (YQX). Direct flights from Boston (BOS) to Halifax are available daily via Air Canada.

From Florida: Westjet offers weekly direct flights from Orlando (MCO) to St. John's (YYT) and various direct flights to Halifax (YHZ) ranging from 1 to 3 times weekly, depending on the time of year.

From Seattle: Direct flights are available daily from Seattle (SEA) to Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Montreal (YUL) with Air Canada. From Toronto and Montreal, routings are available to Gander, Newfoundland (YQX) via Halifax (YHZ) or St. John’s (YYT). Seasonally, there are direct flights available from Toronto to Gander with Air Canada.

From Los Angeles: Direct flights are available from Los Angeles (LAX) to Toronto Pearson (YYZ) several times a day with Air Canada or WestJet. From Toronto (YYZ), routings are available to Gander, Newfoundland (YQX) via Halifax (YHZ) or St. John’s (YYT). Seasonally, there are direct flights available from Toronto to Gander with Air Canada.

From London, UK: Direct flights are available from London Heathrow to St. John's (YYT) daily in the Summer and three times per week at other times via Air Canada. Some routings allow for a direct connection to Gander (YQX) that same day. Through the Summer starting in May, there are also daily direct flights from Gatwick (LGW) to Halifax (YHZ) with Westet. Otherwise, overnight in St. John's and take one of several Air Canada flights from St. John's (YYT) to Gander (YQX) the following day. Direct flights are also available via Air Canada from Heathrow (LHR) to Halifax (YHZ): overnight in Halifax and fly to Gander (YQX) the next morning via Air Canada.

From Dublin: Westjet operates a seasonal, direct daily service to St. John's (YYT). We recommend an overnight stay in St. John's and take one of several Air Canada flights from St. John's to Gander (YQX) the following day.

From Glasgow: Starting in May, Westjet flies from Glasgow (GLA) to Halifax (YHZ) directly and on a daily basis.

From Frankfurt: Twice a week, in the summer months, there are also direct flights from Frankfurt (FRA) to Halifax (YHZ) with Condor Airlines. Depending on arrival times, an overnight in Halifax may be required, then a flight to Gander (YQX) the next morning.

The Inn offers a land-and-ferry house-car pick-up and return service from and to Gander for $1000 (1-4 person capacity). All transfer logistics and accommodations can be arranged by our reservations team at 1 855 268 9277.

Most major car rental agencies operate out of Gander and St. John's. Click here for detailed driving directions via Google Maps.

Access to Fogo Island is through a passenger and vehicle ferry, operated by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador several times each day. The crossing takes about 45 minutes, including some trips that stop briefly at neighbouring Change Islands. During this time, you will be able to take in the stunning Hamilton Sound.

Our reservations and guest services team will be pleased to offer guidance regarding the ferry schedule.

The Adventure Starts with the Journey Here