Sable Island’s wild horses are world-famous, but there’s so much more to this remote sand island off the coast of Nova Scotia. The world’s largest colony of grey seals breeds here, as does the rare roseate tern and the endemic Ipswich sparrow, among many birds of note. Amid the island’s forty-two kilometres of beaches, dunes, and bogs you’ll find a plethora of plants: from iris, to sundew, to wild berries in abundance. Whales and sharks ply the nearby waters.
Sable Island’s history includes shipwrecks and salvage; sealing and walrus hunting; rescue and research. Still, the horses remain the island’s most charismatic residents. Free to roam, they represent one of the world’s last wild equine populations. Now protected as Canada’s forty-third national park, Sable Island offers an adventure unlike any other.
We meet in St. John’s—Newfoundland’s historic, vibrant capital. Picturesque and welcoming, with a world-famous harbour, St. John’s has been continually fished since 1498, allowing it to boast the designation of North America’s oldest European settlement.
We will offer an afternoon city tour to those interested. Afterwards, we will rendezvous at the docks and board the Ocean Endeavour to begin the adventure proper. Passengers will meet the staff and crew, and prepare to leave the harbour. Sailing out of St. John’s has to be experienced to be believed; Signal Hill keeps watch over the world-famous Narrows as we head for open water, passing Cape Spear, the easternmost point in North America.
All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.
$2395.00 Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath
$3195.00 Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath
$3995.00 Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath
$4995.00 Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath
$5995.00 Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath
$7095.00 Deck seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator
$8095.00 Deck eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator
$8095.00 Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath
$9095.00 Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator
$10095.00 Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath
$11095.00 Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator
Please add Discovery Fund Fee - Sable Island fee of $250.00 to above prices
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- Capacity: 198
- Registry: Marshall Islands
- Length: 137 meters (450ft)
The Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer. Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2016. At 137 metres in length, the Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Ample deck space offers comfortable lounge chairs, a swimming pool, two saunas, and even a hot tub! The spacious interior allows for varied workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. The three lounges aboard the Ocean Endeavour are optimal locations for seminars, events, parties, and conversation. The Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced and friendly. The ship’s shallow draft and manoeuvrability allow her to access isolated fjords, bays, and secluded communities. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour! More
Assistant Expedition Leader
Photographer & Naturalist
Musician & Host
Archaeologist & Art Historian
Jill Martin Bouteillier
Assistant Cruise Director
- - View one of the world’s last wild horse populations
- - See the rare Ipswich sparrow in its sole breeding ground
- - Photograph Sable Island’s many rare and beautiful plant species
- - See the world’s largest grey seal colony
- - Sail the marine mammal-rich waters of the Gully, a Marine Protected Area
What's Not Included
- View one of the world’s last wild horse populations
- See the rare Ipswich sparrow in its sole breeding ground
- Photograph Sable Island’s many rare and beautiful plant species
- See the world’s largest grey seal colony
- Sail the marine mammal-rich waters of the Gully, a Marine Protected Area
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