What better way to see a place so shaped by sea than by ship?
Adventure Canada’s awarding-winning Newfoundland Circumnavigation is making a return in 2012 with our friends from the Walrus Magazine. This tried and true itinerary has long been an Adventure Canada favourite! The rugged beauty, endless coastline, soul stirring music and endearing hospitality of this Island lures adventurers here year after year. Our fall itinerary is specifically designed to showcase the best of Newfoundland – the stunning fall scenery, the natural wonder of Gros Morne National Park, the only authenticated Viking Settlement in North America, coupled with visits to remote outports is sure to instill the spirit of Newfoundland within you!
Setting out from historic St. John’s, North America’s oldest port, we sail to Fogo Island - considered one of the four corners of the Earth. The next three days will have an emphasis on archaeology with visits to with L’Anse aux Meadows, Red Bay and L’Anse Amour.
Located at the tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, L’Anse aux Meadows is the only authenticated Viking site in North America, and is widely regarded as one of the most important archaeological sites globally. At Red Bay, on the Labrador coast, we’ll explore the remains of the ancient Basque whaling station, where three 16th century Basque whaling galleons and four small chalupas haunt the deep waters, making it an important historical site and earning it a well-deserved UNESCO nomination. Continuing on to L’Anse-Amour, we visit the oldest burial mound in North America at about 7,500 years old. This important site, located on the Strait of Belle Isle, was occupied between 5500 and 2000 BC by the Maritime Archaic people who used the area for fishing and for hunting harp seals and walrus.
As for Gros Morne, mid-way down Newfoundland’s coast we’ll be treated to spectacular scenery including Precambrian cliffs, deep inland fjords and volcanic “pillow” rocks formed as lava cooled underwater —where the ancient ocean bed lies on top of high hills, establishing the truth of the “Tectonic plate” theory.
Spending the next few days along Newfoundland’s south coast, we’ll visit the isolated outport community of Francois and the Mi’kmaw community of Miawpukek (Conne River).
Before disembarking the Clipper Adventurer at St. John’s we’ll pay a visit to France during our stop at Miquelon — the sole remaining vestige of France’s once vast North American possessions.
The warmth, wit and hospitality of her people, the soul stirring music and the rough beauty of her shores draw us here year after year, each time with new surprises and delights to greet us along the way. Come, and discover Newfoundland the way it was meant to be seen – by sea.
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We meet in St. John's, Newfoundland's historic, vibrant capital. Picturesque and welcoming, it has been continuously fished since 1498, allowing it to boast the designation of North America's oldest European settlement. We will join the <em>Clipper Adventurer</em> here.
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$3595.00 Quad Lower Forward, 2 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.
$4395.00 Triple Lower Deck, 1 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window
$4995.00 Junior Double, two lower berths, porthole window
$5495.00 Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.
$6395.00 Main Double, two lower berths, porthole window.
$6995.00 Deluxe Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.
$7895.00 Superior Double, two lower berths, picture window
$8495.00 Junior Suite, two lower berths, sitting area, picture window
$8895.00 Suite, two lower beds, sitting area, picture window.
$9295.00 Owner’s Suite, two lower berths, shower & bathtub, picture window
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The Sea Adventurer
- Capacity: 118 guests
- Registry: Bahamas
- Length: 101m
The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer, (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels.
She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.
There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Sea Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size.
Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities
Captain of the Sea Adventurer
Matthew J. Swan
Author and Culturalist
Musician and Culturalist
- - Easternmost city in Canada and the capital of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John's
- - The remains of a Basque whaling station at Red Bay
- - Visit the earliest known European settlement in the New World at L’Anse aux Meadows
- - Investigate the remains of a 16th century Basque whaling station at Red Bay
- - Visit the “Galapagos” of geology hiking the tablelands in Gros Morne National Park
- - Pay a visit to France during our stop at Miquelon
- - Experience a piece of the Mi’kmaw culture during our community visit in Conne River
- - Take part in a traditional Newfoundland kitchen party and sample traditional Newfoundland cuisine
- - Enjoy the warm weather and rich fall colours as we sail “round the rock”
- - Roam the magical streets of St. John’s, the oldest city in North America
- - Visit Cox’s Cove, home of your own onboard guide Tony Oxford!
What's Not Included
- Easternmost city in Canada and the capital of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John's
- The remains of a Basque whaling station at Red Bay
- Visit the earliest known European settlement in the New World at L’Anse aux Meadows
- Investigate the remains of a 16th century Basque whaling station at Red Bay
- Visit the “Galapagos” of geology hiking the tablelands in Gros Morne National Park
- Pay a visit to France during our stop at Miquelon
- Experience a piece of the Mi’kmaw culture during our community visit in Conne River
- Take part in a traditional Newfoundland kitchen party and sample traditional Newfoundland cuisine
- Enjoy the warm weather and rich fall colours as we sail “round the rock”
- Roam the magical streets of St. John’s, the oldest city in North America
- Visit Cox’s Cove, home of your own onboard guide Tony Oxford!