Perce Rock

© Dennis Minty

Itinerary and Pricing Small-Ship Expedition Cruise
Mighty Saint Lawrence 

June 1 to June 11, 2022

From $3,595 to $14,895 USD

Save 15% until November 30, 2021

Applies to berth cost only.

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Map

Mighty Saint Lawrence 2022 Map
  • Day 1: Québec City & Tadoussac, Québec, Canada
  • Day 2: Saguenay Fjord
  • Day 3: Jardins De Métis / Reford Gardens
  • Day 4: Havre-Saint-Pierre, Mingan Archipelago
  • Day 5: Forillon National Park and Gaspé
  • Day 6: Île Bonaventure National Park / Percé Rock
  • Day 7: Prince Edward Island
  • Day 8–9: Magdalen Islands
  • Day 10: Newfoundland’s South Coast
  • Day 11: Saint-Pierre, FR

Itinerary

  • Quebec City

    Day 1: Québec City & Tadoussac, Québec, Canada
    Begin Your Adventure

    Welcome to Québec—the vibrant capital of the province with the same name. Predominantly French-speaking, Québec retains strong European influences in architecture, cuisine, and culture.

    Meet the rest of your like-minded travel companions in the morning then journey by coach to the charming community of Tadoussac to board the Ocean Endeavour.

  • Beluga Whales

    © Danny Catt

    Day 2: Saguenay Fjord
    Search for Whales and Dolphins

    Explore the community of Tadoussac, once an Innu sealing camp and later, in 1599, the site of the first trading post in what is now Canada.

    Take a Zodiac cruise of Saguenay Fjord National Park, searching for the fin, minke, blue, and beluga whales known to frequent these nutrient-rich waters.

    Here at the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord, along the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River estuary, this brackish waterway teems with marine life.

  • Jardins De Metis Reford Gardens

    © Danny Catt

    Day 3: Jardins De Métis / Reford Gardens
    Take A Botanical Tour

    Visit the famed Jardins de Métis, a National Historic Site also called Reford Gardens.

    Meander the scenic pathways that wind among fifteen distinct gardens offering more than 3,000 species and varieties of flowers and plants.

    Explore this expansive site to its fullest, including the art installations, sculptures, museum, and restaurant.

  • Mingan Islands

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 4: Havre-Saint-Pierre, Mingan Archipelago
    Marvel at Limestone Sculptures

    Stand in awe at the spectacular natural sculptures of the Mingan Islands, formed of limestone and shaped by the action of the sea, then wander amongst this incredible landscape.

    Keep your binoculars at the ready for the Atlantic puffins and Arctic eiders vying for your attention, while harp, harbour, and grey seals cavort in the waters.

    Make note of the wildly diverse flora of the islands, including 450 plant species, 190 lichens, and 300 mosses!

  • Forillon National Park 1

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 5: Forillon National Park and Gaspé
    Hike Stunning Sea Cliffs to Canada's Tallest Lighthouse

    Take in a hike best suited to your own pace—whether that’s a leisurely stroll or an energetic trek—through these remnants of the Appalachian Mountain chain in Forillon National Park.

    Keep an eye out for birds, marine mammals, and other wildlife. Walk to Canada’s tallest lighthouse and visit Grande-Grave National Heritage Site, which tells the story of the fishing families who once made their homes here.

    Soak in the scenery of these stunning sea cliffs jutting above the treeline. Here, the Gaspésie (Gaspé Peninsula), separates the mouth of the Saint Lawrence estuary from the Baie de Chaleur.

  • Perce Rock zodiac

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 6: Île Bonaventure National Park / Percé Rock
    Enjoy Birdwatching & Zodiac Cruising

    Visit Parc National de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé while enjoying a Zodiac cruise.

    Learn about the geology of world-famous Percé Rock, a huge natural arch of reddish-gold limestone and sandstone with a large sea stack at one end.

    Marvel in the sight of thousands of northern gannets and other seabirds that nest at nearby Bonaventure Island.

  • Prince Edward Island 1

    Day 7: Prince Edward Island
    Visit Enchanting Communities

    Meander through historic Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, 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.

    You might also opt for possibilities to explore Green Gables—the fictional home of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s famous Anne—or Lennox Island Mi’kmaq First Nation.

  • Hiking at the Magdalen Islands

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 8–9: Magdalen Islands
    Revel in Acadian Culture

    Spend two days exploring the robust Acadian heritage, culture, cuisine, and language of les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (the Magdalen Islands).

    Admire the striking red sandstone cliffs that, though a part of Québec, are in fact geographically closer to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

    Meet some of the 12,000 or so friendly residents who call this archipelago home and be sure to browse the shops and restaurants for handicrafts, seafood, and local wines and beers!

  • Newfoundland South Coast

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 10: Newfoundland’s South Coast
    Explore Scenic Coastlines

    Journey through the beautiful and windswept coast of southern Newfoundland, dotted with bays, coves, and a few remaining remote outport communities.

    Admire outstanding geology and gorgeous botanical life.

    Spot plentiful birds, whales, and other wildlife as we make the most of every opportunity for Zodiac and land excursions.

    A visit here will be a highlight of your trip!

  • Saint Pierre boats

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 11: Saint-Pierre, FR
    Savour European Shops & Cafés

    Indulge in the colourful town of Saint-Pierre, a charming finale to your trip. Just off the shores of Newfoundland lie the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon—an official territory of the French Republic.

    Wind through charming streets lined with shops, houses, and cafés that bring a taste of Europe to the east coast of North America.

    End your expedition with a charter flight or an overnight sailing to St. John’s, NL, a cultural hotspot and North America's oldest city.

Pricing and Cabins

Canadian residents may opt to take advantage of Adventure Canada's in-house exchange rate and pay for their voyage in Canadian dollars, if desired. Contact us for more details.

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Labrador

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 Cruise

    Mighty Saint Lawrence 

    June 1 to June 11, 2022

    From $3,595 to $14,895 USD

    Save 15% until November 30, 2021

    Applies to berth cost only.

  • 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: Québec City, QC, Canada

    Ends: Saint-Pierre, France

  • Flights

    • Charter flight available for this itinerary: Saint-Pierre, France to St. John’s, NL, Canada. Afternoon arrival.

      Price: $495 USD

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
  • Expert expedition team
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Educational program
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals

Not Included:

  • Commercial and 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 and administrative fees
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation

Incentives

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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