The Southwest Coast By Boat –
Part 1

From Rose Blanche on the Granite Coast Scenic Drive you can take a coastal boat – passengers only – to La Poile, an isolated community on the south coast. The coastal boat makes one round trip daily. When travelling by coastal boat or ferry it's always a good idea to plan everything in advance. Schedules can vary.

To access other isolated communities along the south coast, catch the ferry from Burgeo on Route 480, or the coastal boat from Hermitage on Route 364.

Take a 75-minute boat trip to La Poile

It's about a 75-minute boat trip from Rose Blanche to La Poile, a fishing community of fewer than 200 residents.

The name, "La Poile" comes from the French words "les poiles" or soldiers who patrolled the area to discourage permanent settlement by people from St. Pierre, the French territory just off the Newfoundland coast. People from St. Pierre fished in Newfoundland and cut timber to supplement the meagre forests on St. Pierre and nearby Miquelon.