Package Duration: 12 nights Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 22nd June 2022 from St John`s Newfoundland Canada
Cruise Starts: 23rd June 2022 from St John`s
Cruise Ends: 4th July 2022 into St John`s
Package Ends: 4th July 2022 in St John`s
** ALL PRICES IN USD **
Earlybird savings! Book before 1st June 2021 and save up to 15% on your cruise fare.
Twin Cat 3 Interior - was US $6,195 - Earlybird price: US $5,266*pp
Twin Cat 4 Porthole - was US $7,495 - Earlybird price: US $6,371*pp
Twin Cat 7 Window - was US $11,395 - Earlybird price: US $9,686*pp
Twin Cat 9 Junior Suite - was US $13,995 - Earlybird price: US $11,895*pp
SOLO TRAVELLER OFFER!
Single travellers may travel without a supplement on categories 3-7 (subject to availability at time of booking)
Single Cat 3 Interior - was US $12,390 - Earlybird no single supplement price: US $5,266*
Single Cat 4 Porthole - was US $14,990 - Earlybird no single supplement price: US $6,371*
• Explore remote areas of coastal Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and the French island of Saint-Pierre
• Set foot on mystical Sable Island, home to one of the world’s largest colonies of grey seals; legendary wild horses, and rare birds
• Discover vibrant Mi`Kmaq culture at Lennox Island First Nation, Prince Edward Island
• Experience Acadian food, music and crafts in Cheticamp - a bilingual Maritime town
• Step back in time at the Fortress of Louisbourg and discover Cape Breton Island's fascinating colonial history
• Watch for Northern bottlenose and other whales as we transit the Gully Marine Protected Area
• Discover North America`s oldest city, St. John`s, with its picturesque Battery, majestic Signal Hill and dynamic old town
ATLANTIC CANADA EXPLORER Cruise-Stay package includes:
- BONUS free 1 nights accommodation in St John`s pre-cruise
- One way transfer from St John`s hotel to port on embarkation day
- 11 night Expedition Cruise aboard the Ocean Endeavour round trip from St John`s including:
- The expertise and company of the English speaking Adventure Canada expedition staff
- Complimentary expedition wind and water resistant jacket (yours to keep)
- Complimentary use of gumboots (loan onboard)
- Onboard educational presentations
- All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
- Hors d`ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
- Zodiac tours and cruises
- Port taxes
11 Night Cruise sailing from St John's roundtrip aboard Ocean Endeavour.
Springtime on Canada’s east coast is a time of bloom and bounty. Explore Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Saint-Pierre—expedition style!
Warmed by the waters of the Gulf Stream, Canada’s east coast comes alive in springtime.
Centuries of overlapping culture—Mi’kmaw, Acadian, English, Scottish, Irish, and French—have left their mark on the landscapes here.
With expedition stops in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, and Sable Island, every stop is a highlight!
Day 1 St. John’s, NL, Canada
Welcome to St. John’s—the vibrant capital of Newfoundland and Labrador. Sailing out of the historic port, Signal Hill keeps watch as we exit the world-famous narrows. The charming houses of The Battery are always a hit with shutterbugs. Watch for icebergs, whales and seabirds as we sail!
Day 2 At Sea
We’ll be in full-on learning mode as our expedition team shares the fascinating history and ecology of Sable Island. On deck, we’ll be watching for marine mammals and seabirds in the rich waters of the northwest Atlantic.
Day 3-4 Sable Island, NS
A sandbar as long as Manhattan—but only about a kilometre wide—Sable Island is home to many varieties of birds, including the Ispwich Sparrow; the largest grey seal colony in the world; and the world-famous Sable Island horses.
Unique weather conditions prevail at Sable Island. We'll maximize opportunities to walk the dunes, cruise the shores and view the wildlife. We’ll also learn first-hand about Sable Island’s fascinating human history.
Day 5 The Gully Marine Protected Area
The Gully is a Marine Protected Area where the sea floor plunges two and a half kilometres into a submarine valley. The Gully is one of the most prominent undersea features in eastern Canada. Significant coral communities make for a diversity of both shallow and deep-water fish, which draws whales and dolphins.
Join our on board researchers to appreciate the abundance of marine life!
Day 6 Fortress of Louisbourg
Built by the French in 1720, the fortifications at Louisbourg were captured by the British in 1745, later returned to the French, captured again in 1758 and then destroyed.
Reconstructed in the 1960s and 1970s, the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site offers a telling glimpse into military colonial Canada.
Day 7 Bird Islands & Cape Breton Island
Conditions permitting, we’ll enjoy a Zodiac cruise at the Bird Islands, just off Cape Breton’s coast near Cape Dauphin. This critical seabird nesting and breeding area includes the largest colony of Great Cormorants in Canada. We’ll also be looking for Black-legged Kittiwakes, Razorbills and Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots and perhaps Leach’s Storm-petrels.
Cape Breton island is a bastion of Gaelic music and culture, “more Scots than the Scots.” Its rugged highlands and wind-swept coasts are home to the world-famous Cabot Trail and Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Day 8 Chéticamp
Today we call in at the fishing village of Chéticamp, on the western shore of Cape Breton Island. A busy fishing harbour, rug-hooking museum, shops and restaurants offer a taste of Acadian heritage.
Nearby Cape Breton Highlands National Park is world-renowned for scenery and wildlife. If weather permits, we’ll hike the spectacular Skyline Trail.
Day 9 Prince Edward Island
Historic Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island is known as the Birthplace of Confederation. A charming town and the capital of Canada’s smallest province, Charlottetown offers access to all of PEI within a relatively short drive.
Optional excursions will include a visit to Green Gables, —fictional home of the famous Anne—, and Lennox Island Mi’Kmaq First Nation.
Day 10 South Coast Newfoundland
The wild and windswept coast of southern Newfoundland is home to a few remaining outport communities. Visits here are often a highlight of our trips.
There are many choices of unique bays and coves to explore via Zodiac or land excursions. Along the coast, the geology is outstanding, and the plant life is gorgeous. We’ll be on the watch for wildlife too. We’ll make the most of every chance to explore this beautiful and remote coast.
Day 11 Saint-Pierre, France
Just off the shores of Newfoundland lie the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon—an official territory of France.
The colourful town of Saint-Pierre makes a charming finale to our trip. Winding streets with shops, houses, and cafés bring a taste of Europe to the east coast of North America.
Day 12 St. John’s, NL, Canada
On the final day of our expedition, we sail back though the picturesque Narrows and into St. John’s harbour. We will say our farewells in North America's oldest city.
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (01Dec20). Some cabins may have obstructed views. Visitors to the United States/Canada must complete an online ESTA/CAN ESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. Offer ends 01Jun21 or sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Solo traveller without supplement offer subject to inventory control by cruise line and may be withdrawn without prior notice.