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CapeRace CULINARY & Fisher's Loft Inn - 7 Days

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  • A Gastro-Cultural Experience: 7 days of Culinary Intrigue. St. John's to Port Rexton on the Discovery Trail

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      CAD USD
    SINGLE PERSON $3,290.00 CAD $2,303.00 USD
    KIDS UNDER 21 $460.00 CAD $322.00 USD
    Adults23456
    Price Per Person$3,290.00 CAD$2,375.00 CAD$2,030.00 CAD$1,950.00 CAD$1,730.00 CAD
    $2,303.00 USD$1,662.50 USD$1,421.00 USD$1,365.00 USD$1,211.00 USD
    Adults23456
    Price Per Person3,290.00 CAD2,375.00 CAD2,030.00 CAD1,950.00 CAD1,730.00 CAD

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    CapeRace CULINARY & Fisher's Loft Inn

    TRIP OVERVIEW:

    A Gastro-Cultural Experience: Seven days of culinary intrigue for the curious diner. We've partnered with Fishers' Loft Inn to create the ultimate culinary cultural travel experience. We are using food as a conduit to crossing cultural barriers, allowing travellers to peer further into the rich Newfoundland cultural scene. St. John's is a secret foodie capital, with unparalleled cuisine inspired by the New Nordic movement that Copenhagen and Stockholm embraced ten years ago. It's the closest city to Europe and has similar variations of the local flora that first inspired Scandinavian chefs to forage in their backyards. The same wealth of wild edibles has inspired local Newfoundland chefs to embrace their striking coastal landscape and rich heritage while adding their own contemporary twist, putting Newfoundland's culinary scene on the map. Ingredients evoke landscapes, recipes recall history and certain dishes can unlock the very essence of a place and its people". 

    Your stay begins on the breathtaking Avalon Peninsula at St. John's, the oldest city in North America, and concludes at Trinity Bight on the Bonavista Peninsula. Trinity Bight consists of 12 communities. Fishers’ Loft is situated in the middle of the Bight at Port Rexton.  Within a 20-minute drive are many attractions, historic sites, theatre, hikes and ocean boat trips. Your trip will be steeped in local characters, spectacular wildlife and wide-ranging memorable dining experiences, from the exquisite to the Anthony Bourdain-style edgy.

     

    Fisher's Loft Inn was named one of the top 15 places to stay in Canada by National Geographic in recognition of the Inn's commitment to place and culture. 

     

    "...Things you (CapeRace) have done involving people are truly trailblazing. I don't know of anyone, anywhere that has figured out such a great way to get tourists in contact with local people..."  Jonathan Tourtellot, National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations

     

     
     

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"Ingredients evoke landscapes, recipes recall history and certain dishes can unlock the very essence of a place and its people".

Get under the skin of Newfoundland. Your stay begins where we say Dublin meets San Francisco; St, John's, the oldest city in North America. It concludes at the beautiful outport of Port Rexton on the Bonavista Peninsula. Your trip will be a gastro-cultural adventure that your senses will never forget. It will be steeped in local characters, spectacular wildlife and wide-ranging memorable dining experiences, from the exquisite to the edgy. We have based the CapeRace Culinary Adventure on our award-winning original Eco-Culture Experience™ trip.

While traveling from St. John’s to Port Rexton, our custom written personal travel guidebook will lead you to many gastro-cultural experiences powered by colourful characters, local fun, indigenous music and cultural surprises that you'll only ever experience in Newfoundland. In St. John's you'll rub shoulders with renowned Newfoundland chefs such as Todd Perrin, (Canada’s Top Chef contestant) of Mallard Restaurant and Jeremy Charles of award-winning Raymond's Fine Dining. Find out why the top chefs use wild rabbit and moose and foraged berries or be the judge of the best fish & chips in town, a battle raging between two St. John's restaurants that have sat side by side since 1951. Drop in on a 75-year old family business that still serves up take-out baked turkey legs over an ancient counter.  

Tour the QV Craft Brewery at Quidi Vidi Village and attend a tasting of their best-selling beers, including Iceberg Beer, made from 30,000 year old glacial ice. Get front of the line privileges to their weekly ocean-side kitchen party held every Friday afternoon. You'll use one of our our award-wining houses located in the Battery neighbourhood with panoramic views of the city and harbour as a base to explore one of the most interesting and distinct cities in North America.

Backstage Kitchen Pass

While in the coastal outport communities your custom guidebook will lead you to simple-kitchen gems set in idyllic wilderness settings.Take in a day of coastal hiking on the Skerwink Trail. Witness dramatic sea stacks, arches, sea caves and a variety of fauna and flora. Choose from over nine dramatic trails to hike in the area. Visit the local art galleries, take a boat to get close to the breaching whales or sample local beer at a famous Newfoundland pub. Enjoy a coastal outdoor lunch overlooking towering icebergs that often visit the harbour and witness gigantic seabirds diving-bombing from the sky into the deep blue North Atlantic. Extend your day by taking in a variety of local theater found nearby.

The perfect ending to this culinary cultural trip will be your stay at Fisher's Loft Inn. The Trinity Bight consists of 12 communities. Fishers’ Loft is situated in the middle of the Bight. Within a 20-minute drive are many attractions, historic sites, theater, hikes and boat trips.The Inn is a collection of indigenous Trinity Bay Houses (third generation saltbox design and a Mansard) accompanied by a French kitchen garden and operating greenhouse. It is "Where to Eat in Canada's"  top ranked restaurant in rural Newfoundland, with the restaurant looking over the kitchen garden, out across Trinity Bay to the North Atlantic. While dining you will experience sun rises and sun sets, icebergs and whales in season. The Inn's culinary approach emphasizes fresh, local ingredients. Attractive yet not pretentious plating makes for a relaxed meal in a matched setting that includes furniture made by local artisan Mike Paterson.

For details on Fisher's Loft Inn see the tab "Where You Will Stay">>

 

 

 

What's Included:

 

Six nights accommodation. Exclusive use of CapeRace property; three nights Hare's Ears Cottage at St. John's, three nights accommodation at Fisher's Loft Inn on the Bonavista Peninsula. Fisher's loft accommodation based on two persons per room.

Hare's Ears Cottage fridge stocked with basics and local specialty items.

Four CapeRace Culinary dining experiences.

Breakfast & Dinner at Fisher's Loft (with adequate notice can be exchanged for local outport dining)

QV Craft Brewery tour and beer tasting session.

Ocean Tour of abandoned outport communities by boat.

One copy of "Traveller's Diary, A Backstage Kitchen-pass to Eastern Newfoundland", written by CapeRace with fresh contributions from previous CapeRace travellers

Unlimited km/mi full-size standard rental vehicle from National Car Rental. Second vehicle included (priced-in) for groups larger than four adults. Upgrades for larger vehciles avaiable at traveller expense. 

What's not Included:

 

Air transportation. We can provide you with important advice on how to secure the best air fares. Great direct flights from New York (3 hours, from $250) Toronto (3 hours from $250) and most Canadian cities.

Alcohol and gratuity over 15%

Travel insurance. Travel insurance can be purchased at your local bank.

Fuel for Rental vehicle, GPS, vehicle insurance. (Insurance coverage can be provided by most major credit cards or directly through National Car Rental. Check your own auto policy for insurance extension).

 

Day 1-4  St. John's

On the first stop on your culinary adventure, you’ll have hard-to-get reservations at the city’s most exciting dining destinations: One is helmed by a Top Chef Canada fan favourite; the other was named Canada’s best new restaurant—and best restaurant, period—by the country’s leading food critics. We’ll guide you towards many other local gems too, so you can sample everything from fresh seafood to traditional baked goods to vegetarian dishes for the rest of your time in town.  St. John's is Newfoundland’s capital city, and North America's oldest. You’ll spend three nights here, based at Hare's Ears Cottage, a light-filled restored heritage cottage overlooking the sea, in the Battery, one of the oldest—and most colourful—neighbourhoods in St. John's.  Hare's Ears is a short hike from Signal Hill National Historic Park, via the North Head Trail, which starts quite literally at your doorstep. For three to four days you spend here in England's first colony, you can listen to live Celtic music, hike the extensive coastal trail system or simply head to the independent boutiques and crafters’ studios to find one-of-a-kind souvenirs. 


Day 4-6  Port Rexton, Bonavista Peninsula

After St. John's you’ll be based in Port Rexton, located not far from Trinity and Bonavista. You will stay at Fisher's Loft Inn and for three nights/four days can explore nearby outport communities such as postcard-pretty Trinity, Bonavista, Keels and Maberly. The Bonavista Peninsula has exploded overnight, boasting new craft breweries, coffee shops and unique dining venues, all set in an untouched and sparsley populated coastal wonder. On your way, along the Discovery Trail, you’ll be treated to breathtaking ocean views, rugged scenery, lighthouses and with any luck, icebergs and whales. There’s a vibrant local theatre scene—with outdoor productions in the warmer months—and ancient coastal fisherman's trails to hike, as well as abandoned communities to discover by boat. 


Day 7 - Depart

Depart Fisher's Loft  for either Gander or St. John's International airports.

Note: It is recommeded that you take the latestst afternoon flight out of St. John's International airport to maximise you available touring time.

 

All tours and activities taken outside of the CapeRace Cultural Adventures Inc. tour are undertaken at the risk and expense of the traveller. The tour is a cultural adventure that will take you to remote areas which may not offer all of the conveniences/services found at home. Personal insurance is mandatory—and not included. Be sure to ask lots of questions if you have critical needs or certain services that are generally available in urban centers. Not suitable for any type of Recreational Vehicle (RV) travel. See our Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy
Trip Extensions
Purchase at Checkout Extensions Price
Two night, all-meals stay at Fogo Island Inn, Labrador Suite, plus extended vehicle rental and vehicle drop-off fees at Gander Airport. Listed price is for 2 persons. Intimate nests on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors; all with stunning views of the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet. Arrive St. John's International Airport, depart Gander International Airport. Includes a half day orientation with a community host and full use of the Inn's facilities: cinema, sauna, contemporary art gallery, gym and yoga space, heritage library, Wi-Fi throughout the Inn, bicycles for independent exploration, use of storm weather gear and rubber boots, and binoculars in each suite. Includes all meals (welcome snack, daybreak service, breakfast, lunch, supper) and all non-alcoholic beverages. Solo travelers receive a $200 per night reduction.
$3760 CAD
Two nights, all-meals stay at Fogo Island Inn, Family Suite, plus extended two days vehicle rental and rental vehicle drop fees at Gander Airport. The Fogo Island Suites are ideal for up to two, three, or four persons. Each suite is as spectacular and varied as Fogo Island itself. Family suites can also be configured with a sitting room, a second bedroom, or a workspace. All have a bath, walk-in shower, and wood stove. Arrive St. John's International Airport, depart Gander International Airport. *CapeRace does not mark up Fogo Island Inn rates.
$6160 CAD
If you are on a CapeRace package that includes the Fogo Island Inn you can upgrade your room from the Labrador Suite to the Family Suite. These suites offer possibilities for two to four persons. Family suites can be configured with a sitting room, a second bedroom, or a workspace. All have a bath, walk-in shower, and wood stove. *CapeRace does not mark up Fogo Island Inn rates.
$2400 CAD
CapeRace travel experts will spend as much time with you as required to customize your Traveller's Diary. While the guidebook is written by us specifically for the CapeRace trip, we can further customize it to suit your specific travel style. The guidebook would be demanded printed for your exclusive use. We can also plan your itinerary and make recommendations for trip extensions to Gros Morne and Labrador, as well as make suggestions on flights.
$490 CAD
National Car Rental is our vehicle provider. Your package includes an unlimited km Standard Fullsize Vehicle, defined as Chevy Malibu (or similar), 5 people, 2 bags, automatic transmission, air conditioning. Upgrade your vehicle to an unlimited km midsize Sport Utility Vehicle, defined as Grand Cherokee (or similar) 6 people, 3 bags, automatic transmission, air conditioning. Check the box and select the number of days corresponding with your trip duration.
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$21 CAD
Daily vehicle extension if your package includes a full-size car. Terms and conditions remain the same.
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$69 CAD
If you've upgraded to a mid-size SUV you can extend extend rental period here.
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$79 CAD
If you are NOT taking the CapeRace Culinary trip and would like to drop your rental vehicle at Gander Airport or Deer Lake Airport at Gros Morne there is a National Car Rental vehicle drop-off fee.
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$175 CAD
Hare’s Ears Cottage- Outer Battery Village, St. John’s

Conde Nast Traveler, Feb 2016, calls the Outer Battery Village "Most Beautiful Place in Canada..."

Stay at the most easterly guest house in North America

  • Ten minute walk from St. John's downtown core
  • Shares property line with Signal Hill National Park
  • Located in the cliffs on the Signal Hill trail system
  • Contemporary decor in an artisan craftsman atmosphere
  • Three bedrooms, two bathrooms. 2 queens + 2 twins
  • Expansive kitchen with bar + deck and barbecue
  • Ground floor studio with separate entrance; 3rd bed, 2nd bath, 2nd kitchen
  • Sweeping views of the city, harbour 
  • Fully equipped with Internet, cable TV and laundry facilities
  • Featured in Romantic Homes Magazine and over five times in HOUZZ, leading magazine for design enthusiasts and architects

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"Sunny yellow, cherry red, turquoise blue—St. Johns’ pop-art-colored houses, collectively known as Jellybean Row, look especially awe-inspiring clustered in the cliffs of this atmosphere-drenched coastal neighborhood just outside downtown..."  Condé Nast Traveller, February 2016, profiling the Battery Village, St. John's.

This coastal home on St. John's harbour is the most easterly guest house in North America. It shares the property line with Signal Hill national park and has door-step access to the Signal Hill hiking and walking trails. Nestled in the cliffs of the popular Outer Battery Village, the house is just 30 feet from the ocean and one minute from the park, three minutes from downtown by car and twelve minutes by foot. It has a deck with gas bbq, panoramic views of the harbour & city skyline, and a southern exposure. The Outer Battery is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city and still maintains the look and feel of a small fishing village. Bald Eagles nesting near property. With an independent ground floor studio, it is configured for the multi-generational traveller and great for those who want the option of indepedence from their travelling companions. 

  • 2 minute walk to Fort Waldegrave Lookout
  • 7 minute walk to downtown Sheraton Hotel
  • 7 minute walk to Duckworth St. Restaurants
  • 15 minute walk to Water St Shopping
  • 15 minute walk to Duke of Duckworth Pub
  • Ultra-comfortable beds, premium pillow top mattress
  • 400+ thread-count Egyptian cotton bed linens
  • Premium brand small kitchen appliances
  • Fully-equiped laundry
  • Professional pre-arrival cleaning

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Fishers Loft Inn- Port Rexton, Bonavista Peninsula

... Part forest and part meadow crowned by a ridge some 300 ft above sea level...

The Inn is situated on a hillside, part forest and part meadow crowned by a ridge some 300 ft above sea level. Toward the east the Inn overlooks Ship Cove, the vast expanse of Trinity Bay and approaches to the North Atlantic. In the west guests experience golden sunsets over Trinity Harbour. Blueberry bushes border the web of footpaths connecting six buildings on the inn's 14 acre hillside property. Chairs are strategically located for quiet moments to contemplate the panorama of seascapes. The Inn's buildings reflect traditional architecture in this rural region The rooms and suites have views of forest and ocean through the mullions and muntins of locally made traditional wooden windows. Furniture in rooms, suites and public areas is handcrafted by a local prize winning artisan, Mike Paterson. The buildings and interiors reflect the tangible and aesthetic heritage of Newfoundland. The Inn is surrounded by many attractions (more than in any other region of rural Newfoundland) including whale watching, professional theatre, movie sets, boat tour of deserted communities, craft shops, art galleries, historic sites, small fishing communities, friendly people and panoramic seascapes at every turn in the road.

 

Family Owned & Operated

The Fisher family manages the Inn. Sons Luke and Gabriel, partners Molly and Rhiannon and grandkids are taking over John and Peggy's innkeeper responsibilities though they both can be found greeting old friends and new guests. The Inn is a collection of indigenous Trinity Bay Houses (third generation saltbox design and a Mansard) accompanied by a French kitchen garden and operating greenhouse. Fisher's Loft Inn is "Where to Eat in Canada" top ranked rural restaurant in Newfoundland, with the restaurant looking over the kitchen garden, out across Trinity Bay to the North Atlantic. While dining you will experience sun rises and sun sets, icebergs and whales in season. The culinary approach emphasizes fresh, local ingredients harvested from the on-site garden. Attractive yet not pretentious plating makes for a relaxed meal.

 

On the windswept coast of Newfoundland, a clever, contemporary Zone 3 garden feels right at home in its magical surroundings

Paths meander among curved beds filled with lettuce, garlic, strawberries, beets and other essentials that grace the dishes of the hotel’s restaurant each day, while tender tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and basil reside in the greenhouse built in 2009. The garden thrives thanks to the careful handling of son Gabe, who oversees it, much to the benefit of the guests of the inn, who dine on fresh, simple fare like partridgeberry French toast, carrot soup and locally sourced fish. It’s an elemental way of life, but one that remains vital to putting down roots on the Rock.

 

The Rooms

The rooms are casually elegant, bright and spacious, several with cathedral ceilings, and have ocean views through traditional windows. Your room, along with all others including public spaces throughout the Inn, display the Fisher Loft art collection. It is the larget collection in the province. Rooms you will stay in are equipped with a queen bed. They are furnished with an armoire, table and chair, down duvet and pillows, original artwork and ensuite full bathroom. All rooms have cable television, a telephone with free local calling and complimentary wireless internet. All houses have close-proximity parking. The inn has a modest library of books, journals, studies, periodicals intended to illuminate both history and current affairs of the province. A magazine rack has the best of the world's periodicals covering international affairs, fashion, the arts, economics, travel and more.

 

Staff

Finally, the staff is the heart and soul of the Inn. They are all local first generation descendants of rural fishing families. There is a no-uniform policy at the Inn and the staff is encouraged to be themselves rather than the typical homogenized hospitality industry worker. This dovetails into the friendly inviting atmosphere, making your experience with the local community a highlight of your trip. 

2017 CapeRace Newfoundland Travel Guides

 

The Traveller's Diary: A bookstore quality Guidebook written annually by CapeRace to suit your travel style

Jonathan Tourtellot, Fellow, National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations: ". ..Things you (CapeRace) have done involving people are truly trailblazing. I don't know of anyone, anywhere that has figured out such a great way to get tourists in contact with local people..."

 

Your secret weapon. We are the only travel company that initiates real connections with the local community in a self-guided travel format. Seasoned travellers know that technology has destroyed the printed old-school travel guide. It's been replaced by Trip-Advisor type "opinion" and paid-for, commercially influenced blogs. Mobile apps have also largely failed in this area.  We have used technology to improve the old-school guidebook.

Just how do we do it?

First, CapeRace believes the two major factors that impact the enjoyment of an adventure is spontaneity and time management. You simply need to allocate enough discretionary time to allow unplanned situations and interactions to influence your trip. This creates the sense of exploration and discovery. It's particularly important in Newfoundland to minimize your vehicle commute-time and maximize your commute-explore time. This is a challenge when touring the expansive island, as Newfoundland is a driving vacation. Many lose their trip to their car and return home with pictures taken through a bug-splattered window.

The CapeRace-written guidebook gets local. We write about people and places in your specific neighbourhood and recommend activities within 1.5-2 hours of each house. This creates a virtual "perimeter around the playground" and gets you back to your coastal home's deck for cocktail hour, just in time to watch the whales and magnificent sunsets.

Adventure Through People

Second, it is our strong belief that connecting with the local community produces the best travel experience. That memorable heart-felt and life-changing travel experiences occur off the standard tourist beat and with a sense of the unknown and discovery. We specifically write the guidebook in a way that changes the odds and nature of chance meetings of colourful characters, all set in a spectacular scenic backdrop. Through hidden agendas, the Traveller's Diary will lead you to a situation, but it is up to you to make the exchange happen through the development of your own relationship with the people you will encounter. It's all by chance, which creates the true, meaningful and most important, fun experience. This is the concept that caught National Geographic's attention and urged them to take the trip.

Responsible Travel

We use technology to quickly update the travel guide, swapping people and places in and out of the book as we discover new areas to explore and new people to meet. This dilutes the overall traveller's footprint and spreads out the economic benefit in rural areas.

 

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If you would like to have the "Traveller's Diary" customized to your specific travel style, we can edit and demand print a guide unique to you and your travelling group for a nominal charge.

Using new publication technology we can professionally demand-print single personalized copies of the travel guide. With our knowledge of your destination and a good understanding of where you stand on the Eco-Culture scale, we can demand-print one unique copy of the guide book, specifically for you. The Traveller's Diary creates that sense of adventure sometimes lost in large-scale tourism, that opportunity to truly connect with a person or place in a meaningful way. Contact us if you would like us to personalize your itinerary

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Note : Kids under 21 can travel at $460 CAD / $322.00 USD per kid.
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Price Per Person3,290.00 CAD2,375.00 CAD2,030.00 CAD1,950.00 CAD1,730.00 CAD
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Note : Kids under 21 can travel at $460 CAD / $322.00 USD per kid.
Adults23456
Price Per Person3,290.00 CAD2,375.00 CAD2,030.00 CAD1,950.00 CAD1,730.00 CAD
Note:Kids under 21 can travel at 460 CAD per kid.
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$2,303.00 USD$1,662.50 USD$1,421.00 USD$1,365.00 USD$1,211.00 USD
Note : Kids under 21 can travel at $460 CAD / $322.00 USD per kid.
Adults23456
Price Per Person3,290.00 CAD2,375.00 CAD2,030.00 CAD1,950.00 CAD1,730.00 CAD
Note:Kids under 21 can travel at 460 CAD per kid.
Trip Extensions
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Two night, all-meals stay at Fogo Island Inn, Labrador Suite, plus extended vehicle rental and vehicle drop-off fees at Gander Airport. Listed price is for 2 persons. Intimate nests on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors; all with stunning views of the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet. Arrive St. John's International Airport, depart Gander International Airport. Includes a half day orientation with a community host and full use of the Inn's facilities: cinema, sauna, contemporary art gallery, gym and yoga space, heritage library, Wi-Fi throughout the Inn, bicycles for independent exploration, use of storm weather gear and rubber boots, and binoculars in each suite. Includes all meals (welcome snack, daybreak service, breakfast, lunch, supper) and all non-alcoholic beverages. Solo travelers receive a $200 per night reduction.
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$3760 CAD
Two nights, all-meals stay at Fogo Island Inn, Family Suite, plus extended two days vehicle rental and rental vehicle drop fees at Gander Airport. The Fogo Island Suites are ideal for up to two, three, or four persons. Each suite is as spectacular and varied as Fogo Island itself. Family suites can also be configured with a sitting room, a second bedroom, or a workspace. All have a bath, walk-in shower, and wood stove. Arrive St. John's International Airport, depart Gander International Airport. *CapeRace does not mark up Fogo Island Inn rates.
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$6160 CAD
If you are on a CapeRace package that includes the Fogo Island Inn you can upgrade your room from the Labrador Suite to the Family Suite. These suites offer possibilities for two to four persons. Family suites can be configured with a sitting room, a second bedroom, or a workspace. All have a bath, walk-in shower, and wood stove. *CapeRace does not mark up Fogo Island Inn rates.
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$2400 CAD
CapeRace travel experts will spend as much time with you as required to customize your Traveller's Diary. While the guidebook is written by us specifically for the CapeRace trip, we can further customize it to suit your specific travel style. The guidebook would be demanded printed for your exclusive use. We can also plan your itinerary and make recommendations for trip extensions to Gros Morne and Labrador, as well as make suggestions on flights.
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$490 CAD
National Car Rental is our vehicle provider. Your package includes an unlimited km Standard Fullsize Vehicle, defined as Chevy Malibu (or similar), 5 people, 2 bags, automatic transmission, air conditioning. Upgrade your vehicle to an unlimited km midsize Sport Utility Vehicle, defined as Grand Cherokee (or similar) 6 people, 3 bags, automatic transmission, air conditioning. Check the box and select the number of days corresponding with your trip duration.
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$21 CAD
Daily vehicle extension if your package includes a full-size car. Terms and conditions remain the same.
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$69 CAD
If you've upgraded to a mid-size SUV you can extend extend rental period here.
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$79 CAD
If you are NOT taking the CapeRace Culinary trip and would like to drop your rental vehicle at Gander Airport or Deer Lake Airport at Gros Morne there is a National Car Rental vehicle drop-off fee.
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$175 CAD
  1. Question: 
    What is CapeRace Cultural Adventures?
    Answer: 
    A boutique travel company specializing in authentic self-guided travel experiences at Canada’s most eastern island of Newfoundland.
  2. Question: 
    Where are the coastal homes located?
    Answer: 
    CapeRace has six coastal homes that are used for different trips. The Eco-Culture Experience 10-Day trip utilizes three, the 7-Day uses two. Two houses are located in the Battery neighbourhood of St. John's at Signal Hill, two in the small quiet town of Heart's Delight at Trinity Bay and two are located on the Bonavista Peninsula, either at the Mockbeggar neighbourhood in the town of Bonavista, or in the small town of Elliston.
  3. Question: 
    What does CapeRace offer?
    Answer: 
    CapeRace offers outdoorsy, soft adventure, meaningful travel packages that bring Newfoundland’s rich history, performing arts, and the pristine wilderness together to create what we call an "Eco-Culture Experience"™. This occurs at the intersection of Newfoundland's unique cultural heritage, amazing wildlife and scenic wonders. It appeals to the mind and soul of the curious traveler and ensures the self-guided experience is filled with a sense of personal meaning and accomplishment. Sense of place, or geographical character of our destinations is highlighted through the encouragement of traveler participation in the local community in an authentic, sustainable setting.
  4. Question: 
    How does the tour package work?
    Answer: 
    CapeRace will give you a key that fits the locks of two or three newly restored homes situated in spectacular coastal locations, an unlimited milage vehicle, and a self-published commercial-grade guidebook written specifically for the CapeRace trip. In some cases we customize or extend these trips and access third-party accommodation. Travellers stay at two or three authentic indigenous homes on an exclusive–use basis, and use the self-directing "Traveller's Diary" to explore unique and out-of-the-way nature sites, pubs, and music venues - recommending activities that will inspire the traveler to become part of three local communities. Each are located within a three hour proximity, and offer a different take of Newfoundland lifestyle and culture. It is a flexible self-driving, self-guiding circuit-tour that offers the opportunity to experience cultural and ecological discovery at one’s own pace, on one’s own terms. For eample, guests on the 10-Day trip travel in a circuit tour, staying three nights in St. John’s, three nights in Heart’s Delight, and three nights in Bonavista/Elliston. Guests on the 7-Day trip travel in a circuit tour, staying three nights in St. John’s and three nights in Bonavista.
  5. Question: 
    What makes CapeRace Cultural Adventures different?
    Answer: 
    What makes CapeRace different from other tour operators is that we capture a balanced combination of the unique cultural heritage and spectacular scenic coastline, and package it up into a non-staged, experience. Our unique approach allows the traveler to become part of the local community, and can witness Newfoundland’s scenic wonders through the eyes of the locals. Most tour companies outsource their accommodations. Because CapeRace owns the three coastal homes, consistent high quality amenities are ensured across all three houses—including the most import—very high-end beds. Travellers stay in neighbourhoods exclusively in their own restored historic coastal homes. They become part of three very different communities. All houses are consistent, and are restored and outfitted to a common standard. New beds, new bed linen, new kitchenware, new paint- and ultra clean- no disappointing accommodation that happens when booking on the fly. All have a large outdoor deck with bbq and grand view of the ocean. All houses are architecturally different, and all offer a completely different take on Newfoundland living and lifestyle; creating a new and unique environment every three-five days. CapeRace takes the difficult and anxiety-causing task of planning out of the travel effort without effecting spontaneity or authenticity aspects of the experience. Travellers are self-directed and make all decisions. There is no “force-fed’ itinerary. The flexible self-driving, self-catering circuit-tour provides the opportunity to experience cultural and ecological discovery at one's own pace, on ones own terms. Not only are the actual destinations spectacular, but the road trip between the destinations is a large part of the adventure. The CapeRace tour creates time “safety-net” through its inherent itinerary--- set only by the home location and stay-duration.
  6. Question: 
    Your trips are self-guided. Can we hire a guide through you?
    Answer: 
    Yes- we have access to guides for all of our trips. Labrador extensions have guides included in the overall price. Guides can be hired through your outfitter for the Gros Morne Park extension.
  7. Question: 
    Tell me more about the Custom Guidebook known as “The Traveller’s Diary”
    Answer: 
    CapeRace is the only travel company that transparently initiates real connections with the local community in a self-guided, unscripted travel format. The travel guide is the vehicle we use to allow this to occur. A The guidebook is a crucial part of the overall CapeRace experience. It is the key enabler that allows us to deliver on the promise of a true Newfoundland experience experience. It is our strong belief that responsible travel ultimately produces the best travel experience--that memorable heart-felt and life-changing travel experiences occur without the intervention of a tour operator and without the deployment of intrusive traditional travel products and services. We deliver an enriched cultural tourism experience by creating a situation whereby our customers establish their own relationships with local people, without third party intervention. The “Traveller’s Diary” is a commercial-grade travel guidebook written specifically for the CapeRace Eco-Culture Experience and CapeRace Culinary tours, targeted at the Avalon and Bonavista Peninsulas and Fogo Island.
  8. Question: 
    So why is this special?
    Answer: 
    The guide self-directs the traveller not only to the popular sights in the vicinity of the three homes, but also to the unique and out of the way pubs, nature sites, shops and heritage sites that are not well known to the average sightseer. The travel guide covertly leads the guest to a potential cultural interaction, but it is up to the guest to make the exchange happen through the development of their own relationship. For example, the guidebook directs guests to the historic barbershop on Duckworth Street to see the numerous photographs of old St. John’s that hang on the wall. It’s our hidden agenda to have them meet the barber who has been cutting hair there for fifty years, knowing he would be able to recount the history of St. John’s much better than the pictures. Our ultimate objective to have the traveller purchase a haircut. Once you decide to go into the shop- you own the relationship that may transpire with the barber. Using new information technology we can professionally demand-print the travel guide. This has several major impacts; first, it allows the travel guide to be updated in near-real-time, to the point that we can print a new book for each traveling group. As CapeRace and our customers meet more interesting people, and visit more unique places, we evolve the guidebook to ensure the next traveller’s experience maintains originality, spontaneity, and authenticity. This allows us to get our guests to the sites long before they become popular- providing the most authentic experience and in a less crowded environment.
  9. Question: 
    How many copies of the book are supplied per trip?
    Answer: 
    One book per travelling party is provided. Additional books can be purchased for the cost of printing, or $80 cdn.
  10. Question: 
    Do you offer Group or Mulit-Family pricing?
    Answer: 
    Yes. You can see the multi-traveller pricing under the Booking Dates tabs under ADVENTURES. If booked well in advance we may be able to offer side-by-side trips that can provide accomodation for twelve travellers.
  11. Question: 
    Where are the coastal homes located?
    Answer: 
    Each is located within a 2-3 hour proximity of each other and offer a different measure of Newfoundland's intriguing cultural, scenic, and sporting assets. The tour starts in St. John’s and moves around the Avalon and Bonavista Peninsulas. The 10-Day traveller stays in St. John's and Heart’s Delight; 1 ¼ hours from St. John’s. They then travel on to Elliston/Bonavista Peninsula, a three hour drive from Heart's Delight. The 7-Day travller skips Heart's Delight and proceeds directly to Bonavista.
  12. Question: 
    When should we book?
    Answer: 
    The majority of our spring and summer trips are sold from January through July. You can check availability under the BOOKING DATES tab under ADVENTURES. Booking early will provide you with more choice for departure dates such as weekend or mid-week departures.
  13. Question: 
    What about flights?
    Answer: 
    For CapeRace Eco-Culture Experience trips, 7-Day and 10-Day, we recommed taking the earliest flight into St. John's International Airport and a late afternoon or evening departure flight out of St. John's International Airport. Its a three hour trip from Bonavista to the St. John's airport with little chance of delay on the highway. For the CapeRace Culinay trip, we recommed taking the earliest flight into St. John's International Airport and an afternoon departure flight out of Gander International Airport. For any extensions to Gros Morne or Labrador, you will need to book your departure flight out of Deer Lake Airport. Watch for seat sales. If you book your trips well in advance, you will find cheap flights. For example, flights from Toronto may be secured for $450 return, tax-in, if you have at least three month lead time. Charter flights, including both fixed-wing and helicopter are available and have the ability to land at Fogo Island.
  14. Question: 
    But I want to see more of Newfoundland- including Gros Morne on the west coast?
    Answer: 
    Sure. Check our TRIP EXTENSION section under each trip. We offer three night extensions to Gros Morne and can customize a trip extension for you. Most Labrador tours depart on Fridays, however, we can make arrangements for customstart dates. Contact us for more details.
  15. Question: 
    How often does the trip depart?
    Answer: 
    Departure dates every four days from April through October.
  16. Question: 
    Can we extend?
    Answer: 
    Yes. CapeRace has properties not listed on this site. We offer packaged extensions and also market trips via CapeRace Custom. For custom trips please contact us to disucss options. There are many.
  17. Question: 
    How can we pay?
    Answer: 
    We take payments by certified cheque, bank draft, email funds transfer, VISA, Mastercard, and American Express. We recommend you check the transaction fees charged to you by your credit card company and balance and charges this with the travel bennefits your card provides.
  18. Question: 
    What about the vehicle rentals and services offered by credit card companies?
    Answer: 
    While the cost of the rental vehicle IS calculated and included in the overall price of your trip, National Car Rental corporate policy dictates the driver contract with them directly for the duration of the trip. You will not be charged by National Car Rental when you pick up your vehicle, however, the driver will be required to sign a contract. Upon return of the rental vehicle damage-free, the driver will be released fom any agreements made after payment for expenses such as tolls, fuel, traffic violations, GPS rental, and parking tickets. The driver is responsible for vehicle insurance for the duration of the rental. Note that most premium credit cards offer services such as trip cancellation, trip accident, and rental vehcile insurance coverage. We recommend you understand the breadth of services are offered, the terms of those services and if there are transaction fees associated with your trip purchase. We're happy to discuss our experiences with credit card transactions and alternative methods of payment.
  19. Question: 
    What are your cancellation terms?
    Answer: 
    We use industry standard cancellation terms for boutique tour operators. You can read our terms and conditions here.
  20. Question: 
    Does your company carry insurance?
    Answer: 
    We carry General Liabilty Insurance on CapeRace Cultural Adventures Inc., a Newfoundland & Labrador incorporated company. This does not cover you if you are injured, become ill, or have to cancel your trip. It's important that you are properly insured when you travel. Travel insurance can be purchased for as little as $100 per person per trip through most banks.
  21. Question: 
    The preservation of the environment and responsible travel is important to me. What is CapeRace doing to minimize the damage tourism does to a destination?
    Answer: 
    The key to responsible travel is found in the Traveller’s Diary. Using new information technology we can professionally demand-print induvidual travel guides. This has several impacts: First, it allows the travel guide to be updated in near-realtime, to the point that we print a new book for each customer. As CapeRace and our customers meet more interesting people, and visit more unique places, we evolve the guidebook to ensure the next traveller’s experience maintains originality, spontaneity, and authenticity. Second, and of most importance, the guide allows us to adhere to sustainable travel practices as it ensures that the traveller's collective seasonal footprint on the specific destination is minimized, and the distribution of economic benefits are spread wider. With less concentrated intrusions we are protecting the platform upon which the travel experience occurs by minimizing the tourism-based cultural erosion. Newfoundland & Labrador being a largely undiscovered and unexplored place allows the Traveller's Diary to change often throughout the season as new people and new experiences are uncovered. Across the ten-day trip almost all experiences are by chance and the outcome is what the traveller makes of them. We do not stage the cultural interactions they will have rather we place them in the situation to have them. This gives the traveller choice and removes frustration and disappointment found in traditional tours stemming from unpredictable and often uncontrollable events such as the weather, mood, and operator incompetence.