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Woody Island Resort, located on the Avalon Peninsula and only two hours drive from St. John's via Route 210, offers a unique Newfoundland vacation experience with many exciting attractions all at one destination. Situated on Woody Island in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, this quiet outport community, which once boasted a population of 400, is one of hundreds of fishing villages from which people were relocated under the government resettlement program. Today it is home to mainly summer visitors. Woody Island Resort on Woody Island offers a tour package to this resettled community. The package includes: boat transportation from Garden Cove to Woody Island and return, comfortable overnight accommodations, excellent service, traditional Newfoundland meals, live entertainment with a Newfoundland "kitchen party", boat tour, and a wide variety of activities.
Starting At

$249.00 per person *


After your reservations have been made, your trip to Woody Island departs Garden Cove. Sit back and enjoy the 40-minute boat ride outside on the fly bridge or down below in our heated cabins. You will cruise through a completely sheltered inlet as you take in the unmatched scenery of Placentia Bay. As we pass Sound Island, don't be surprised if you see pairs of bald eagles as they can often be found to make their nests there. You may also see moose or caribou on the shore or dolphins or whales frolicking in the ocean as you make your way to Woody Island.


Guests are housed in  four lodges that accommodate 50 people based on two people per room (private bath).  There is a cozy dining room/common room and  each lodge boasts a patio from which you can view the beautiful scenery provided by the ocean, the mountains, and the islands of Placentia Bay.


Woody Island Resort is pleased to offer its guests the finest of Newfoundland cuisine. Enjoy steaming, thick bowls of pea soup, homemade bread and fluffy toutons for lunch. Dinner consists of delicious pan-fried cod, vegetables boiled or oven roasted, homemade bread, cottage pudding for dessert and a complimentary glass of wine. Breakfast, they say, is the most important meal of the day and we start you off right. A hearty meal of bacon and eggs with homemade toast, juice, tea or coffee. 


This vacation package includes an evening of entertainment and a Newfoundland “kitchen party”. Kick up your heels and clap your hands to live music. Perhaps you would like to sing along. This Newfoundland spree is a lot of fun and a lot of laughs. So let loose and unwind. Maybe you’ll discover the entertainer in you!


After breakfast on day two, prepare for the second part of your adventure, a trip on the bay! A boat tour through the northern areas of Placentia Bay is a unique way to get catch a glimpse of some of the other resettled communities such as Merasheen, Brule, Spencer’s Cove, Tacks Beach, and Isle Valen. The boat tour is also an exciting way to see some Newfoundland wildlife. Bald eagles soar overhead. Dolphins and whales may surface to say hello. You may even spot a moose or caribou along the shore. Of course, what would a trip on the bay be without a beach boil up? Our skipper will stop on one of the beaches along the way to prepare lunch. Feel free to hike around the harbour, or just sit by the fire and enjoy some music as you wait for the kettle to boil. For lunch, we have soup, sandwiches made from homemade bread, homemade squares or tea buns, as well as tea, coffee or a cold drink. After lunch is cleared away, it’s back on the “Merasheen” for the trip back to Garden Cove where you bid farewell to new friends and leave with enough memories to last a lifetime.