After our 7 hour ferry from Newfoundland, we drove from Port Aux Basques to Elliston
Day 2, started off with another short hike called Lions Den (there is so much hiking for a 16 x 9 mile island!), another coastline stunner. Our big adventure of the day though was a visit to Little Fogo Islands. Little Fogo Islands can be reached by boat from Fogo (an island off an island off an island?). We used Fogo Island Boat Tours which took about an hour and the captain brought the boat close to the Fogo Island Inn and the Great Auk statue for a different perspective from the water before heading out to Little Fogo Islands. This was a fantastic tour though i will say that the organization pre tour was…casual. We messaged the captain on facebook and had a date but no method of payment or time was communicated. The captain fortunately called the night before with a a time. My guess is that they were waiting on the guests of the Little Fogo Inn to decide on a departure time as my husband and me were the only non Inn guests. We still hadn’t paid when we finished the tour. We then discovered that he only accepted cash and he just told us to bring it to him whenever was convenient for us. That likely wouldn’t fly in the US!
Little Fogo Islands are a must do. In the summer, puffins breed here by the THOUSANDS. It was puffin mania and so incredible to see them basically surrounding the boat in droves. If you’ve read our Newfoundland Travel Guide Article, I adore these stocky little colorful birds. Little Fogo Islands are home to an abandoned fishing community and we docked there are explored for a bit. Some Fogo farmers bring their sheep here for ‘summer vacation’ so they can graze for a few months. There is also St. Anne’s Church built in 1867 which is a tiny wooden church with a gorgeous blue interior. One of the crew owned a cabin out here and the few abandoned cabins may be rebuilt in the future for rentals. For now, you must visit to wander these perfect islands before people arrive!