Getting to Fogo Island is part of the adventure. The traditional route to Fogo Island is to fly into Gander Airport (YQX), then rent a car or arrange other transport to the Farewell Ferry. The drive from Gander to Farewell Ferry is one hour. Unfortunately, the Ferry schedule has not been released yet for August (we will update this page as soon as it is). Ferry times are crucial to the timing of your arrival.  The Ferry leaves every 2-3 hours and takes approximately 1 hours to reach Fogo Island.

There are a number of options for getting to Gander on commercial flights:

For Thursday late afternoon arrival

N.B. contact Jen and Jesse for Thursday lodging options, we have a block of rooms available for those who are joining us on Thursday.

  • Option 1: Connect through Halifax (YHZ) on 8/17 – Westjet 3500, 12:05pm to 2:19pm. Catch Thursday late afternoon Ferry to Fogo.
  • Option 2: Connect through Halifax (YHZ) on 8/17 – Air Canada 8862, 11:40am to 2:18pm. Catch Thursday late afternoon Ferry to Fogo.
  • Option 3: Connect through St. Johns (YYT) on 8/17 – Air Canada 7785, 2:40pm to 3:25pm. Catch Thursday late afternoon Ferry to Fogo.

For Friday morning arrival 

  • Charter from Boston: A charter flight from Boston Logan Airport (BOS), leaving from Signature Flights (private plane terminal), has been arranged!
    • The flight will leave between 8 am and 10 am on Friday August 18th. The departure time be finalized shortly.
    • This private charter is operated by Provincial Airline (PAL) on a 37 passenger DASH 8 100 (see photo). There will be a flight attendant on board.
    • Light snacks and beverages will be available. Please notify us of any food allergies.
    • There is one stop over in Halifax, Nova Scotia to clear Canadian immigration and customs.
    • Depending on how many will take the flight, the price will be $400-500 per passenger for the one-way trip.
    • Passengers will need a current passport, with at least six month before expiry and two blank visa pages.
    • Please contact Jesse, loganj3@gmail.com to reserve you seat!

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  • Commercial flight option 1 (requires overnight layover): Connect through Halifax (YHZ) on 8/17 – Air Canada 8860, 11:05pm to 1:43am. Spend night in Gander. Catch Friday morning Ferry to Fogo.
  • Commercial flight option 2 (requires overnight layover):: Connect through Toronto on 8/17 (YYZ) – Air Canada 7264, 10:25pm to 2:50am. Spend night in Gander. Catch Friday morning Ferry to Fogo.

For Friday late afternoon arrival

  • Option 1: Connect through Toronto (YYZ) on 8/18 – Sunwing 835, 6:20am to 10:45am. Catch Friday midday Ferry to Fogo.
  • Option 2: Connect through St. Johns (YYT) on 8/18 – Air Canada 7783, 9:35am to 10:20am. Catch Friday midday Ferry to Fogo.
  • Option 3: Connect through Halifax (YHZ) on 8/18- Air Canada 8862, 11:40am to 2:18pm. Catch Friday late afternoon Ferry to Fogo.