Louisbourg Lighthouse

Itinerary

Small-Ship Expedition

Atlantic Canada Explorer

June 23 to July 4, 2022

From $3,995 to $15,295 USD

Map

Atlantic Canada Explorer 2022 Map
  • Day 1: St. John’s, NL, Canada
  • Day 2: At Sea
  • Day 3–4: Sable Island, NS
  • Day 5: The Gully Marine Protected Area
  • Day 6: Fortress of Louisbourg
  • Day 7: Bird Islands & Cape Breton Island
  • Day 8: Chéticamp
  • Day 9: Prince Edward Island
  • Day 10: South Coast Newfoundland
  • Day 11: Saint-Pierre, France
  • Day 12: St. John’s, NL, Canada

Itinerary

  • St Johns v1

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 1
    St. John’s, NL, Canada

    Welcome to St. John’s—the vibrant capital of Newfoundland and Labrador. Sailing out of the historic port, Signal Hill keeps watch as we exit the world-famous narrows. The charming houses of The Battery are always a hit with shutterbugs. Watch for icebergs, whales and seabirds as we sail!

  • Onboard 1

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 2
    At Sea

    We’ll be in full-on learning mode as our expedition team shares the fascinating history and ecology of Sable Island. On deck, we’ll be watching for marine mammals and seabirds in the rich waters of the northwest Atlantic.

  • Sable Island Hourses Sand Dunes

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 3–4
    Sable Island, NS

    A sandbar as long as Manhattan—but only about a kilometre wide—Sable Island is home to many varieties of birds, including the Ispwich Sparrow; the largest grey seal colony in the world; and the world-famous Sable Island horses.

    Unique weather conditions prevail at Sable Island. We'll maximize opportunities to walk the dunes, cruise the shores and view the wildlife. We’ll also learn first-hand about Sable Island’s fascinating human history.

  • Whale Gully Marine

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 5
    The Gully Marine Protected Area

    The Gully is a Marine Protected Area where the sea floor plunges two and a half kilometres into a submarine valley. The Gully is one of the most prominent undersea features in eastern Canada. Significant coral communities make for a diversity of both shallow and deep-water fish, which draws whales and dolphins.

    Join our on board researchers to appreciate the abundance of marine life!

  • Fortress Of Louisbourg Aerial

    Day 6
    Fortress of Louisbourg

    Built by the French in 1720, the fortifications at Louisbourg were captured by the British in 1745, later returned to the French, captured again in 1758 and then destroyed.

    Reconstructed in the 1960s and 1970s, the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site offers a telling glimpse into military colonial Canada.

  • Bird island 2

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 7
    Bird Islands & Cape Breton Island

    Conditions permitting, we’ll enjoy a Zodiac cruise at the Bird Islands, just off Cape Breton’s coast near Cape Dauphin. This critical seabird nesting and breeding area includes the largest colony of Great Cormorants in Canada. We’ll also be looking for Black-legged Kittiwakes, Razorbills and Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots and perhaps Leach’s Storm-petrels.

    Cape Breton island is a bastion of Gaelic music and culture, “more Scots than the Scots.” Its rugged highlands and wind-swept coasts are home to the world-famous Cabot Trail and Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

  • Cape Breton Vista

    Day 8
    Chéticamp

    Today we call in at the fishing village of Chéticamp, on the western shore of Cape Breton Island. A busy fishing harbour, rug-hooking museum, shops and restaurants offer a taste of Acadian heritage.

    Nearby Cape Breton Highlands National Park is world-renowned for scenery and wildlife. If weather permits, we’ll hike the spectacular Skyline Trail.

  • Prince Edward Island 2

    Day 9
    Prince Edward Island

    Historic Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island is known as the Birthplace of Confederation. A charming town and the capital of Canada’s smallest province, Charlottetown offers access to all of PEI within a relatively short drive.

    Optional excursions will include a visit to Green Gables, —fictional home of the famous Anne—, and Lennox Island Mi’Kmaq First Nation.

  • South coast newfoundland 2

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 10
    South Coast Newfoundland

    The wild and windswept coast of southern Newfoundland is home to a few remaining outport communities. Visits here are often a highlight of our trips.

    There are many choices of unique bays and coves to explore via Zodiac or land excursions. Along the coast, the geology is outstanding, and the plant life is gorgeous. We’ll be on the watch for wildlife too. We’ll make the most of every chance to explore this beautiful and remote coast.

  • Saint Pierre people 1

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 11
    Saint-Pierre, France

    Just off the shores of Newfoundland lie the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon—an official territory of France.

    The colourful town of Saint-Pierre makes a charming finale to our trip. Winding streets with shops, houses, and cafés bring a taste of Europe to the east coast of North America.

  • St Johns v2

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 12
    St. John’s, NL, Canada

    On the final day of our expedition, we sail back though the picturesque Narrows and into St. John’s harbour. We will say our farewells in North America's oldest city.

Pricing and Cabins

All Cabin Amenities

  • Private bath
  • Telephone
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Intercom
  • Hair dryer, bathrobe, towels, body wash, and hair care products
  • Cabin Category 10
    Suite

    $15,295 USD

    per person

    Cabin Details

    Categoty 10 suite oe 1
    Categoty 10 suite oe 2
    Categoty 10 suite oe 3

    Cabin Category 10
    Suite
    Deck 7 Forward-Facing

    • Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view
    • Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double but smaller than a Queen)
    • Private bath with full tub
    • Refrigerator
    • Approximately 310 square feet
    Cabin Category 10 Ocean Endeavour Suite
  • Cabin Category 9
    Junior Suite

    $13,995 USD

    per person

    Cabin Details

    Category 9 deck 5 junior suite oe 1
    Category 9 deck 5 junior suite oe 2
    Category 9 deck 5 junior suite oe 3
    Category 9 deck 5 junior suite oe 4

    Cabin Category 9
    Junior Suite
    Deck 5

    • Picture windows, unobstructed view
    • Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double but smaller than a Queen)
    • Private bath
    • Sitting area
    • Approximately 270 square feet
    Cabin Category 9 Ocean Endeavour Junior Suite Deck 5
    Category 9 deck 7 forward junior suite oe 1
    Category 9 deck 7 forward junior suite oe 2
    Category 9 deck 7 forward junior suite oe 3
    Category 9 deck 7 forward junior suite oe 4
    Category 9 deck 7 forward junior suite oe 5

    Cabin Category 9
    Junior Suite
    Deck 7 Forward-Facing

    • Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view
    • Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double but smaller than a Queen)
    • Private bath with full tub
    • Sitting area
    • Refrigerator
    • Approximately 290 square feet
    Cabin Category 9 Ocean Endeavour Junior Suite Deck 7 Forward
  • Cabin Category 8
    Superior Twin

    $12,695 USD

    per person

    Cabin Details

    Category 8 superior twin oe 1
    Category 8 superior twin oe 2

    Cabin Category 8
    Superior Twin
    Deck 5

    • Two picture windows, unobstructed view
    • Two lower berths
    • Private bath
    • Sitting area
    • Approximately 210 square feet
    Cabin Category 8 Ocean Endeavour Superior Twin Deck 5
    Category 8 deck 7 forward superior twin oe 1
    Category 8 deck 7 forward superior twin oe 2

    Cabin Category 8
    Superior Twin
    Deck 7 Forward-Facing

    • Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view
    • Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double but smaller than a Queen)
    • Private bath with full tub
    • Approximately 180 square feet
    Cabin Category 8 Ocean Endeavour Superior Twin Deck 7 Forward
    Category 8 deck 7 superior twin oe 1
    Category 8 deck 7 superior twin oe 2

    Cabin Category 8
    Superior Twin
    Deck 7

    • Picture windows, partial obstruction
    • Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double but smaller than a Queen)
    • Private bath
    • Refrigerator
    • Approximately 190 square feet
    Cabin Category 8 Ocean Endeavour Superior Twin Deck 7 Midship
  • Cabin Category 7
    Select Twin

    $11,395 USD

    per person

    Cabin Details

    Category 7 deck 5 select twin oe 1
    Category 7 deck 5 select twin oe 2
    Category 7 deck 5 select twin oe 3
    Category 7 deck 5 select twin oe 4
    Category 7 deck 5 select twin oe 5

    Cabin Category 7
    Select Twin
    Deck 5

    • Picture windows, unobstructed view
    • Two lower berths
    • Private bath
    • Approximately 190 square feet
    Cabin Category 7 Ocean Endeavour Select Twin Deck 5
    Category 7 deck 8 select twin oe 1
    Category 7 deck 8 select twin oe 2

    Cabin Category 7
    Select Twin
    Deck 8

    • Oversize windows, partial obstruction
    • Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double but smaller than a Queen)
    • Private bath
    • Refrigerator
    • Approximately 145 square feet
    Cabin Category 7 Ocean Endeavour Select Twin Deck 8
  • Cabin Category 6
    Comfort Twin

    $10,095 USD

    per person

    Cabin Details

    Category 6 deck 4 comfort twin oe 1
    Category 6 deck 4 comfort twin oe 2
    Category 6 deck 4 comfort twin oe 3

    Cabin Category 6
    Comfort Twin
    Deck 4

    • Two porthole windows, unobstructed view
    • Two lower berths
    • Private bath
    • Approximately 175 square feet
    Cabin Category 6 Ocean Endeavour Comfort Twin Deck 4
    Category 6 deck 7 comfort twin oe 1

    Cabin Category 6
    Comfort Twin
    Deck 7

    • Picture windows, partial obstruction
    • Two lower berths
    • Private bath
    • Refrigerator
    • Approximately 135 square feet
    Cabin Category 6 Ocean Endeavour Comfort Twin Deck 7
    Category 6 deck 8 comfort twin oe 1
    Category 6 deck 8 comfort twin oe 2

    Cabin Category 6
    Comfort Twin
    Deck 8

    • Picture windows, obstructed view
    • Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double but smaller than a Queen)
    • Private bath
    • Refrigerator
    • Approximately 160 square feet
    Cabin Category 6 Ocean Endeavour Comfort Twin Deck 8
  • Cabin Category 5
    Main Twin

    $8,795 USD

    per person

    Cabin Details

    Category 5 main twin oe 1
    Category 5 main twin oe 2

    Cabin Category 5
    Main Twin
    Deck 5

    • Picture windows, unobstructed view
    • Two lower berths
    • Private bath
    • Approximately 115 square feet
    Cabin Category 5 Ocean Endeavour Main Twin
  • Cabin Category 4
    Exterior Twin

    $7,495 USD

    per person

    Cabin Details

    Category 4 exterior twin oe 1
    Category 4 exterior twin oe 2

    Cabin Category 4
    Exterior Twin
    Deck 4

    • Porthole window, unobstructed view
    • Two lower berths
    • Private bath
    • Approximately 100 square feet
    Cabin Category 4 Ocean Endeavour Exterior Twin
  • Cabin Category 3
    Interior Twin

    $6,195 USD

    per person

    Cabin Details

    Category 3 interior twin oe 1
    Category 3 interior twin oe 2

    Cabin Category 3
    Interior Twin
    Deck 5

    • Interior cabin
    • Two lower berths
    • Private bath
    • Approximately 120 square feet
    Cabin Category 3 Ocean Endeavour Interior Twin
  • Cabin Category 2
    Triple

    $4,795 USD

    per person

    Cabin Details

    Category 2 triple 1
    Category 2 triple 2
    Category 2 triple 3

    Cabin Category 2
    Triple
    Deck 4

    • Interior cabin
    • Three lower berths
    • Two private baths
    • Approximately 200 square feet
    Cabin Category 2 Ocean Endeavour Triple
  • Cabin Category 1
    Quad

    $3,995 USD

    per person

    Cabin Details

    Category 1 quad oe 1
    Category 1 quad oe 2
    Category 1 quad oe 3
    Category 1 quad oe 4

    Cabin Category 1
    Quad
    Deck 4

    • Interior cabin
    • Four lower berths
    • Private bath
    • Approximately 240 square feet
    Cabin Category 1 Ocean Endeavour Quad

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Scotland

Ocean Endeavour

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, and stabilizers. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.

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Details

  • Small-Ship Expedition

    Atlantic Canada Explorer

    June 23 to July 4, 2022

    From $3,995 to $15,295 USD

  • Single Supplement: No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3 to 7!

    Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.

  • Starts: St. John’s, NL

    Ends: St. John’s, NL

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included:

  • Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees
  • Complimentary expedition jacket
  • Contribution to Adventure Canada's Discovery Fund
  • Special access permits, entry and park fees
  • Team of expedition staff
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port fees
  • Predeparture materials
  • Educational program
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals

Not Included:

  • Commercial & charter flights
  • Program enhancements/optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges
  • Pre- & post-trip hotel accommodation and administrative fee

Incentives

  • Free Single Supplement Icon

    Free Single Supplement

    For those who prefer not to share, we have a limited quantity of cabins in category 3 through to category 7 with no single supplement! Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost. Single occupancy in categories 8–10 is available at full double-occupancy rates. Can be combined with Multi-Trip Promotion, League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program, and 2022 Early Booking Bonus. Subject to cabin availability.

  • Multi Trip Promotion Icon

    Multi-Trip Promotion

    Receive 10% off the berth cost when you book more than one 2022 Ocean Endeavour expeditions (excluding Antarctica). Can be combined with the Early Booking Bonus, Free Single Supplement promotion, and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

  • Family Friendly Icon

    Family Friendly

    Children four years old and younger pay only for charter airfare—and children two years and younger travel free! Children must be accompanied by a full-fare adult. Can be combined with the League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

  • Save 30 Under 30 Icon

    Save 30% under 30

    Save 30% on berth cost for travellers under thirty years of age. Can be combined with the League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

  • Price Guarantee Icon

    Price Guarantee

    If Adventure Canada reduces the price of the berth portion of the fare of any expedition more than 120 days prior to departure, previously booked clients may claim the lower rate. For more information, please visit adventurecanada.com/guarantee.

Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions