Canada & USA Destination Planner 2019-20 Canada Destination Planner - Page 170

NEWFOUNDLAND ACCOMMODATION & TOURING / Newfoundland & Labrador Fogo Island Inn Fogo Island Inn is on an island, off an island, at one of the four corners of the Earth. Situated along Iceberg Alley, all 29 suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto the most powerful ocean on the planet. The Inn delivers genuine Newfoundland hospitality in a stark, unforgiving wilderness. Furnished with handmade quiet luxuries, it serves as a refuge from the numbing uniformity of modern times. Fogo Island’s still- wild world has caribou to track, wild berries to pick, nature trails to explore, as well as birds and sea life to behold. The islands off Newfoundland have an independent spirit and a deep-rooted culture, and Fogo Island embodies both. This lodge is not only owned by a charity that benefits the local community, but it was also designed by Newfoundland-born architect Todd Saunders to draw out modern elements of centuries-old outport architecture. Fogo Island Inn is a 100% social business and a community asset. There is no private gain; all operating surpluses are reinvested in the initiatives of Shorefast, a registered Canadian charity dedicated to building economic and cultural resilience on Fogo Island. Pricing on request Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale Watch Cruise Unique Lodge O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours The Gatherall family and staff have been welcoming visitors on this exciting and educational puffin and whale watch cruise for over 30 years. The crew loves to share the natural and cultural heritage of the area with guests. Each summer, year after year, numerous species of whales, along with puffins and a multitude of other seabird species, return to the rich waters of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Occasionally, incredible icebergs arrive just in time to enchant and astound guests. While the staff, services and equipment have grown from humble beginnings, they strive to remain true to their roots - providing a genuine experience for all guests. Cruise in comfort on Gatherall’s spacious & comfortable catamaran. Daily cruises May 14 - Sept 20. This award-winning boat tour was voted best boat tour by Newfoundlanders themselves. Join the two-hour adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime. Cruise to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to half a million Atlantic puffins and millions of other seabirds. Watch the largest population of humpback whales frolic right before your eyes. Feel the chill as you sail past towering 10,000-year-old icebergs. The guides have been offering professional tours to visitors and locals alike for over 30 years. Ride in comfort on the new custom-built, stable vessel featuring a fully-enclosed heated cabin with panoramic viewing. Features include shuttle service, gift shop and event venue for group lunches/dinners and entertainment. Daily tours May-September. Group rates, private charters and customized packages are available. From $60 From $60 Newfoundland Circumnavigation Explore Newfoundland in the most authentic way possible: by sea. Daily excursions explore the island’s hidden treasures and engaging local guides will make you want to stay. Known for its excellent hiking, superb photography, striking wildlife, scenery and world-renowned hospitality, Canada’s newest province is a truly unique destination. Visit areas such as Gros Morne, where the Earth’s mantle protrudes through the crust; Red Bay, where Basque whalers once plied their trade; L’Anse aux Meadows, where Vikings established a base; Miawpukek First Nation, where a thriving community offers a warm welcome and The French island of Saint-Pierre provides a taste of Europe. Every day is an adventure ashore, and every night is a potential kitchen party aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Tour dates: October 2-12, 2019 and June 27-July 7, 2020. More expedition cruises can be found on page 82. From $3,995 168 Unique Experience Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park ANDERSON VACATIONS