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Fogo Island - Change Islands - Farewell


The MV Capt. Earl W. Winsor is In Service with details below.


The MV Capt. Earl W Winsor is back in service, with its stern ramp operational, on the Winter Schedule.

 Travellers are strongly advised to check the Marine Service dashboard (http://www.tw.gov.nl.ca/ferryservices/index.stm) and Tape for updates before proceeding to the wharf.

The vessel's sailing schedule for Friday, February 12 will encounter disruptions as the bow ramp will need be weight tested, and there will be recovery operations of the vehicle lost overboard earlier in the weekat Change Islands.

To ensure the effective flow of travellers during the next 24 hour period, the fixed wing and helicopter services will remain in operation. Details below.


Temporary Air Services:

Until further notice, fixed wing and helicopter air services will be in place to serve the ferry route of Farewell/Change Islands/Fogo Island while the MV Capt. Earl W. Winsor is Out of Service. For current flight services status, please check the Department of Transportation and Works Marine Dashboard at http://www.tw.gov.nl.ca/ferryservices/index.stm.

Gander/Fogo Island Fixed Wing Service:

For a fixed wing flight, reservations can be made by calling Air Labrador at 1-800-563-3042. The charge will be the regular walk-on ferry rate. Operators can take credit card payment over the phone. Passengers will be checked in at the Woodwards Hangar at Gander International Airport.

The fixed-wing flight schedule is as follows (weather permitting):

Gander: 7:30 a.m.

Fogo: 8:15 p.m.

Gander: 9:00 a.m.

Fogo: 9:45 a.m.

Gander: 10:30 a.m.

Fogo: 11:15 a.m.

Gander: 12:00 p.m.

Fogo: 12:45 p.m.

Gander: 1:30 p.m.

Fogo: 2:15 p.m.

Gander: 3:00 p.m.

Fogo: 3:45 p.m.

Gander: 4:30 p.m.

Fogo: 5:15 p.m.

Gander: 6:00 p.m.

Fogo: 6:45 p.m.

Change Islands and Helicopter Service:

The helicopter will depart Gander at 7:30 a.m. and proceed to Farewell. From Farewell, flights to Change Islands/Fogo Island will be coordinated by the Wharfinger and the Helicopter Pilot. Passengers requesting a helicopter flight are to call the Farewell Wharfinger at 709-241-4481. 

Helicopter operations will be in place until 4:00 p.m. daily (weather permitting).

Ferry Schedules:

Vessel: MV Veteran (Out of Service)

Capacity:  Automobiles: 64 | Passengers: 200

Detailed Vessel Information: http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2015/tw/mv_veteran.pdf


Ferry Route

Crossing Times:

Farewell to Fogo Island (13 km): 1 hour and 15 minutes (combined) 45 minutes (direct)
Farewell to Change Islands (6 km): 20 minutes

Fogo Island - Change Islands - Farewell


Contact Us:

Marine Services Branch

Department of Transportation and Works
Tel: 1-888-638-5454
Recorded Information: Local calls from Fogo Island (709) 627-3492
Calls from Change Islands or outside the local service area 1-855-621-3150


Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM (NST)

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