Newfoundland Big Game Hunting Outfitter

Welcome to ISLAND SAFARIS, a full service BIG GAME HUNTING and FISHING outfitter. Owner, Cyril (Capt. Cog) Pelley, is a commercial pilot with over 15 years experience in the outfitting industry. The Owner operates two hunting and fishing lodges, an air charter service, and the 23 room Pelley Inn, located in Springdale, NL.  We offer a wide range of hunting and fishing packages and combos which will provide you with the very best there is in Newfoundland wilderness adventures.

At Island Safaris, we pride ourselves in being one of the most successful Newfoundland Outfitters and continue to provide world class lodging and services.  Our Guides are among the best there are, with years of experience and are more than happy to do everything possible to get you on the animal you want.

Here at Island Safaris, we operate our own Robinson R44 helicopter for servicing our remote sites.


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Newfoundland offers moose hunting opportunities that are second to none.  Our impressively high population density and unique terrain offer both archery and rifle hunters a success rate that is second to none.  The habitat Newfoundland provides results in strong healthy moose and produces  Trophy animals that will make any hunter happy.  Seeing multiple moose per day here during a hunt is the normal, many of which will be bulls ranging in all sizes, from spike bulls to Trophy bulls like the one shown below.  If your looking for the moose hunt of a lifetime then Newfoundland is the place and all of us here at Island Safaris will make sure your hunt here on the Island will be one you never forget.

Hunter posing with big game moose


Newfoundland boast one of the highest Black Bear population densities in the world.  Our numbers are the result of ideal habitat and very low hunting pressure.  Along with incredible numbers of bears, Newfoundland Black Bears are well known for being among the biggest there are.  They reach incredible sizes and on average tend to be double in size of the common Black Bear.  Hunting here provides optimal opportunity for both Archery and Rifle hunters to take a monster bear.  Our unique climate also causes our bears to have prime pelts that rarely subject to rubbing and creates very high quality Trophies.  If your looking for a monster black bear, this is the place for it, let Island Safaris take you to the Black Bears that every hunter wants.

hunters posing with big game bear


 Trophy Hunting

Here at Island Safaris, we don’t want you to just take a animal, we want you to take the animal your looking for, the one you picture when you dream of your Newfoundland hunt.  Our guides will do everything possible to make sure you take that trophy and make your Newfoundland hunt everything you expect.  Our photos show that were no strangers to taking trophy animals and offer packages purposely for trophy hunters to ensure your best chances at taking your trophy.

big game moose antlers hunter posing with bear

Rugged Adventure Hunting

For the more adventurous type, we also offer wilderness tent camp adventures.  Take your hunting or fishing trip back to places where others won’t go.  Our tent camps are sturdy canvas tents based back in the seemingly unreachable Newfoundland wilderness.  We access these camps by float plane, hiking, and boat.  Completely surrounded by wilderness, this is an adventure you would not soon forget as when you awake in the morning, your already where you want to be and the animal you seek could be right there waiting as soon as you leave the camp.

camp set up for the day tent / camp

For more information on hunting or fishing here with Island Safaris or to book your trip, please contact us.

1 (877)972-3274
Captain Cog Pelley at:, 1-709-673-7570
or, 1-709-673-7118

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