Fortune Bay Adventure

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Fortune Bay Adventure

  • Start: Pool’s Cove
  • Length: Ferry crossings from 75 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
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Catch a coastal boat to the outport village of Rencontre East, and on to Bay L’Argent.

Scenic Pool’s Cove on Route 362 marks the entrance to the Bay du Nord River, a designated Canadian Heritage River, which flows through the rugged landscape of the Bay du Nord Wilderness Reserve. Backcountry wilderness recreation includes canoeing, kayaking, angling, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and more.

From Pool’s Cove, you can catch a ferry - passenger only, no vehicles - east to the outport village of Rencontre East, and on to Bay L’Argent on Route 212 of the Burin Peninsula. This is essentially a full day return trip or multi-day trip experience that will give you a unique view of this remote part of the province.

Enjoy canoeing, kayaking, angling, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and more on the Bay du Nord River.

In Rencontre East, you have the option to stay overnight in a historic vacation home overlooking the water. From here, set out on a local-led tour to immerse yourself in rural living. Learn how to fish and then enjoy your catch at a beach boil-up, or take on a mountain hike. You’ll explore hidden waterfalls and the remains of resettled communities while soaking up the solitude of the coast. Rent a kayak and paddle around the fjords to secluded beaches and coastline.

Keep in mind that the service offered here is via passenger-only boat only, as there are no cars in Rencontre East. Food options are also limited so you may need to prepare ahead of time. Be sure to check ferry schedules for delays or cancellations.

Road Trip Tips:

Please check exact directions and road conditions before you start each road trip. Visit www.511nl.ca for current road conditions.

This road trip includes a community(s) accessible by ferry. Please visit www.tw.gov.nl.ca/ferryservices/schedules for routes and rates. Some ferries do permit vehicles, with a set limit for vehicle capacity; other ferries are passengers only (no vehicles accepted) so plan accordingly.

Distances are estimates and for guidance only. Routes can be taken as is, or in reverse order.

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