EASTERN CANADA EXPEDITION CRUISING
Experience Canada’s East coast on this superb voyage
EASTERN CANADA EXPEDITION CRUISING
Canada
12 Days 27 JUN - 04 JUL 2018

This expedition cruise takes travellers to islands and remote parts of Canada’s Atlantic coast. Eastern Canada is famous for a rich and diverse culture, found in small fishing communities and remote ports. The region also offers a staggering abundance of wildlife, including prolific birdlife, numerous seal and whale species and we even encounter the fabled wild horses of Sable Island. Beaches and lagoons provide viewing opportunities for numerous shorebirds. On the cruise we hope to see the great baleen whales such as the humpback, minke and blue whale, as well as grey and harp seals.

Tour Highlights
  • REMOTE SABLE ISLAND
  • ABUNDANCE OF WILDLIFE
  • GROS MORNE WORLD HERITAGE AREA
  • FORTRESS OF LOUISBOURG

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Canada

  • When
    :

    June, July

  • What
    :

    Nature, Cruise

GROS MORNE NP

Carved by colliding continents and grinding glaciers Gros Morne NP is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will find unique geology and exceptional scenery.

SPECIAL GOLFING DEPARTURE

7 DAYS: 27 JUN -04 JUL
On this special journey we skilfully blend a
unique cruise experience, full of wildlife
encounters, visits to colourful fishing
villages plus exciting off-ship excursions,
while providing easy access to several
of Canada’s most spectacular golfing
locations.

Itinerary

Our adventure begins in the historic port town of
Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, where we board our
expedition vessel. We enjoy a dinner of fresh,
local lobster and sail into the North Atlantic.

On the edge of the Grand Banks, hundreds of
kms from the coast, Sable Island is a graveyard
of ships, with more than 350 ships falling victim
to the treacherous currents and sandbars.

Return to Cape Breton to encounter Atlantic
puffins and razorbills on Bird Island where we
explore by zodiac. The seaside community of
Englishtown is also a fascinating location.

Today, we anchor off historic Prince Edward
Island near the town of North Rustico. From here
we can split off in several directions. There is the
chance to visit to Green Gables,and see where
Anne, Gilbert, Marilla and Matthew lived. or
maybe spend a few hours at the island’s famous
Cavendish beach with a mandatory sampling of
Cows Ice Cream.

Sculpted out of sandstone, these islands in
the Gulf of St. Lawrence are home to unique
fishing communities with beautiful waterfront
houses and boats, flowing grassy meadows and
sandstone shorelines sculpted by the elements.

At Bonaventure Island we drop the anchor near
the town of Percé and explore the island by
zodiac. This location has a rich. Sculpted over
time by the sea, the island is situated at the tip of
the Gaspé Peninsula. The outstanding flora and
fauna, including its famous colony of Northern
Gannets, make this location a highlight.

At the mouth of the St. Lawrence River where the
river water mixes with Arctic waters from the Strait
of Belle Isle and the more temperate Atlantic
waters, Anticosti Island is rich in marine wildlife.
We plan to hike along the beaches near the
eastern end of the island followed by a zodiac
cruise along the cliffs at East Point.

Sailing into majestic Bonne Bay, in the heart
of Gros Morne National Park, the cliffs soar up
out of the water and are covered in a green
blanket of tuckamore forest – windswept spruce
sculpted by the ocean breeze. At Woody Point
we are welcomed ashore by a delegation from
the community before hiking up to the excellent
interpretation centre. From there, various guided
walks take us into the World Heritage-listed
Tablelands and to the lookout for a view over
much of the park – a spectacular experience!

The community of Francois on the south coast
of Newfoundland – was settled in the late 1700s.
Small boat fishers harvested a variety of species
during the summer fishing season. Francois’s
rich fishing heritage also included operation of
a whale factory in the late 19th and early 20th
centuries. This is a spectacular location and for
many, a highlight of the trip.

Saint-Pierre et Miquelon are a small group
of islands situated off the south coast of
Newfoundland. They were first settled by the
French in the early 17th century and today, the
islands represent the sole remaining vestige
of France’s once vast North American empire.
Walking down the streets feels like taking a stroll
through a provincial French town. As a part of
France, the area has much in common with
Europe, but also with its Canadian and American
neighbors. There’s an excellent puffin colony
here. Tonight we enjoy a special dinner attended
by the Captain to mark the end of our voyage
through Canada’s spectacular Atlantic provinces.

We sail back to Cape Breton across the mouth
of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, heading again for the
historic port of Louisbourg. We will disembark
in the morning and, while some of us will head
to the airport, many will add a few extra days
in Cape Breton to enjoy one of the gems of
Canada’s East Coast.

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices are in USD per person sharing a cabin
    CABIN TYPE PER PERSON
    Triple USD 3,395
    Twin Semi Private USD 4,395
    Twin Private USD 5,695
    Superior USD 6,395
    Shackleton USD 7,795
    One Ocean USD 9,395

    Single travellers can choose to share with another traveller (matched based on gender and age) and pay the above prices.
    Sole use of a cabin has a 50% surcharge, and 100% for Suites.

INCLUSIONS

    Extensive pre-departure information package
    Educational presentations from experienced guides such as ornithologists, glaciologists, historians, geologists, naturalists and marine mammals experts
    Photography advice and instructions from the resident photographer.
    All zodiac and landing excursions
    All meals during the voyage prepared by One Ocean Expeditions chefs
    One Ocean Expeditions Farewell dinner hosted by the Captain
    Daily afternoon tea with fresh snacks
    Coffee, tea & hot chocolate available anytime
    Sauna, Plunge Pool filled with sea water, Hot Tub
    Experienced doctor on each journey
    Multimedia Room to download images, with Lightroom, Adobe, Photoshop and card readers are available for use on MAC and PC computers

    Expedition Gear Package for duration of the voyage – valued at US$1,000
    Windproof / waterproof jacket and bib pants
    Comfortable insulated rubber boots
    Water resistant binoculars
    Waterproof backpack
    Trekking poles available on shore

    Optional
    Sea Kayaking at an extra cost of US$695 (Arctic) US$795 (Antarctic) per person.
    Pre-registration required at time of booking.
    Overnight Camping (Antarctica only, included in the voyage price), no pre-registration required. Camping is available on select departures only and can be affected by itinerary and weather conditions. Please ask us for further details.

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