From the islands to the highlands, discover Atlantic Canada’s best
Few travellers make it to this far corner of Canada’s coastline, but those who do are rewarded with an adventure to remember for a lifetime. Setting off from St John’s, sit back and watch a vast landscape of mountain-topped islands unfold in front of you over 12 days. Cruise to Sable Island, the Gully Marine Protected Area, Charlottetown, Cape Breton Island and more. With an expert expedition team on board the Ocean Endeavour, take part in workshops, presentations, Zodiac cruises and hikes, ensuring you’ll not only experience Atlantic Canada’s beauty, but really get beneath its surface.
Travel buddies don’t get much better than this – on board the Ocean Endeavour you’ll be joined by a team of expert guides and specialists, including famed author and environmental activist Margaret Atwood.
Delight in exploring the remote and remarkably beautiful Sable Island, where horses run wild, grey seals frolic and there’s no shortage of fascinating tales to uncover.
From the varied marine life of the Gully Marine Protected Area to the captivating birdlife of the Bird Islands, discover the incredible diversity of the region’s wildlife.
Explore charming towns and settlements, including the historic Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island and the delightful Saint-Pierre, an official territory of France.
Discover the Acadian and Gaelic heritage of Cape Breton Island and take in awe-inspiring scenery on a spectacular hike in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Believe it or not, temperatures in the Arctic can be freezing. And yet it can get surprisingly warm when the sun comes out, for instance, or with increased physical activity. It’s best to dress in layers when you journey outside and we’ll provide you with waterproof boots that are sturdy, warm and highly fashionable (in the arctic, at least). Please see the trip notes for information about what to bring.
Polar bears are one of the most incredible and appealing animals on the planet, but they are also powerful predators with little fear of humans. Therefore it’s necessary to be aware of the guidelines surrounding any contact with Polar bears. Follow your leader’s instructions and do not stray from your group – your leader carries equipment to protect you. We may need to adjust our plans to visit alternate arctic landing sites.
Weather and sea ice play a pivotal part in this adventure and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area.
The Ocean Endeavour - Arctic is a comfortable and spacious ship with a gym, library and wide range of cabin types.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Atlantic Canada Explorer trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
This trip starts at midday, you can usually board the ship between 1pm and 2pm. The exact boarding time will be provided closer to your departure.
SPECIAL BOOKING CONDITIONS
This trip is operated by our partner Adventure Canada on board the Ocean Endeavour ship.
You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of AUD3000, USD2000, EUR1800, NZD3200, GBP1700, CAD2800, CHF2000 or ZAR34,900 per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed.
Final payment is due 120 days before your trip departure date.
If a booking is cancelled up to 120 days before departure, 50% of the non refundable deposit per person per cruise will be held as a future Travel credit.
If a booking is cancelled from 91 days to 120 days before departure, a 65% cancellation fee will apply.
If a booking is cancelled at 90 days or less before departure, a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
Please refer to our "Booking terms and conditions" page on our website for all Adventure Canada terms and conditions.
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