EASTERN CANADA EXPEDITION CRUISING
Experience Canada’s East coast on this superb voyage
EASTERN CANADA EXPEDITION CRUISING
EASTERN 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
    :

    EASTERN CANADA

  • When
    :

    JUNE, JULY

  • What
    :

    NATURE AND WILDLIFE, 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 TYPEPER PERSON
    TripleUSD 3,395
    Twin Semi PrivateUSD 4,395
    Twin PrivateUSD 5,695
    SuperiorUSD 6,395
    ShackletonUSD 7,795
    One OceanUSD 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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