If you are willing to hike for 2 hours (6km hike) along rocky, muddy and difficult trails, this is the one for you. The weather was particularly gloomy and the water rough, so we were not able to dock closer to the inn. We were told that the staff would meet us at the dock to help with our belongings, but didn't get help until we were well over halfway to the inn. The signs to the inn were few and far in between, and especially difficult to find on a gloomy day. So, we were in the middle of nowhere for awhile there after docking. There was nobody around to guide us. We didn't have any signal on our cellphone. The couple who came with us, barely had cellphone signal either. We were lucky to contact the inn to get better directions. We had to call a number of times to get directions. They were nonchalant about the whole thing. When we finally reached there, the inn was welcoming - it was nice and warm compared to the ordeal we had to go through. The staff was nice. We saw whales the following day, but only upon being informed by the staff/owner that they were indeed whales. You could only see very little of the whales - just a very little part of the back of the whales, not even a tail or the fin, or the head. If you didn't know any better, you would have thought it was just a dolphin or possibly porpoises. For the price they charge, the disappointing view of the whales, and the inconvenience we had to go through, it wasn't worth it. You can see whales elsewhere in Newfoundland. Oh, and by the way, you will be charged for the room whether or not you decide to stay. We contemplated on cancelling our reservation that day due to rainy weather, but had to go anyway, because of their no cancellation policy. So, if you are willing to take the risk and prepared to hike 6km on difficult trail, then this is for you. Otherwise, think twice. I don't know if you can cancel your reservation a few days prior to arrival. If yes, then best to check the weather forecast first and the tide prior to arrival.
- Also Known As:
- Quirpon Lighthouse Hotel Quirpon Island
- Quirpon Lighthouse Inn Quirpon Island, Newfoundland