Perce Rock

© Dennis Minty

Itinerary and Pricing

Small-Ship Expedition

Mighty Saint Lawrence 

June 1 to June 11, 2022

From $3,595 to $14,895 USD

Save 15% until June 1, 2021

Applies to berth cost only.

Expedition Team, Experts, and Guides

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 
  • 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
    The Adventure Begins

    Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, the beautiful city of Québec is the capital of the province of the same name. Predominantly French-speaking, Québec retains strong European influences in architecture, cuisine, and culture—and is truly a fascinating city to explore!

    We meet in Québec City and travel by coach to the charming community of Tadoussac, where we will board Ocean Endeavour.

  • Beluga Whales

    © Danny Catt

    Day 2: Saguenay Fjord
    Whale Watching

    At the mouth of Saguenay Fjord, along the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River estuary, salt water meets fresh water. In the morning we will explore Tadoussac, once an Innu sealing camp, later—in 1599—the site of the first trading post in what is now Canada.

    In the afternoon we'll cruise Saguenay Fjord National Park, searching for the fin, minke, blue, and beluga whales known to frequent these nutrient-rich waters.

  • Jardins De Metis Reford Gardens

    © Danny Catt

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

    Weather permitting, we’ll visit the famed Reford Gardens, a National Historic Site. Scenic walks wind among fifteen distinct gardens offering more than 3,000 species and varieties of flowers and plants. The expansive site includes art installations, sculptures, a museum, and a restaurant.

  • Mingan Islands

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 4: Havre-Saint-Pierre, Mingan Archipelago
    Limestone Sculptures & Puffins

    The spectacular natural sculptures of the Mingan Islands are formed of limestone, shaped by the action of the sea. At 50° N, these islands owe as much to the north as to the east for their character. Atlantic puffins and Arctic eiders vie for the attention of birders, while harp, harbour, and grey seals cavort in the waters. Not to be outdone, the flora of the islands is wildly diverse, including 450 plant species, 190 lichens, and 300 mosses!

  • Forillon National Park 1

    © Dennis Minty

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

    The Gaspé Peninsula (Gaspésie) separates the mouth of the Saint Lawrence estuary from Baie de Chaleur. Remnants of the Appalachian Mountain chain form stunning sea cliffs here, jutting above the tree-line.

    Forillon National Park is an important habitat for birds and marine mammal, with excellent hiking, including a walk to Canada’s tallest lighthouse. Grande-Grave National Heritage Site tells the story of the fishing families who once made their homes here.

  • Perce Rock zodiac

    © Dennis Minty

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

    Today we'll visit Parc National de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé, where we'll enjoy a Zodiac cruise of Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island.

    Percé Rock is a huge natural arch within a mass of reddish limestone and sandstone, with a large sea stack at one end. Thousands of northern gannets and other seabirds nest at nearby Bonaventure Island.

  • Prince Edward Island 1

    Day 7: Prince Edward Island
    Community Visits

    Prince Edward Island is a realm of rolling hills, wooded glades, ocean coves, and famously red soil. Canada’s smallest province, often abbreviated to P.E.I. retains a slow-paced lifestyle in its small, rural settlements. The island gained international fame by Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. We'll call in at the province's iconic sites and visit Lennox Island Mi'kmaq First Nation.

  • Magdalen Islands 2

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 8–9: Magdalen Islands
    Red Sandstone Cliffs & Acadian Culture

    Though a part of Québec, the Magdalens (Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine) in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence are closer to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Approximately 12,000 residents live on the archipelago. Dramatic red sandstone cliffs are among the most striking features of the Magdalen Islands.

    We will overnight here and spend two days exploring the robust Acadian heritage, culture, cuisine, and language of the islands. Look for handicrafts, seafood, and local wines and beers!

  • Newfoundland South Coast

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 10: Newfoundland’s South Coast
    Exploring Scenic Coastlines

    Fjords, cliffs, and islands offer excellent Zodiac cruising territory—and hiking may be an option as well. We’ll be watching for puffins, seabirds, and other wildlife and, of course, keeping a close eye out for whales.

  • Saint Pierre boats

    © Dennis Minty

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

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

    We will have an opportunity to explore the charming, colourful town of Saint-Pierre. French food, wine, and shopping await! Here we end our expedition and join our charter flight to St. John’s, NL.

Pricing and Cabins

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

    Mighty Saint Lawrence 

    June 1 to June 11, 2022

    From $3,595 to $14,895 USD

    Save 15% until June 1, 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.

  • 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.

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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.

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