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Atlantic Canada Explorer

Atlantic Canada Explorer

From USD $3,995

Description

The Spirit of Exploration
At Adventure Canada, we make learning fun, deepening our cultural connections and our scientific understanding of the world’s farthest-flung regions. We revel in the feeling of being at the edge of the Earth—in the company of those who can help us appreciate its wonder.

The Power of Nature
We believe that nature has the power to humble, inspire, and move us profoundly. Connection with nature makes us better people. That’s why Adventure Canada is dedicated to appreciating the wonders of nature sustainably—in some of the world’s most beautiful places.

Safety First
As a leader in expedition cruising, Adventure Canada has a deep commitment to safety. Our staff are rigorously trained and certified for their roles, and our ships’ crews have lifetimes of experience. We plan our routes in consultation with captain, crew, Expedition Leaders, and local guides for safe adventuring everywhere.

Making Cultural Connections
Everywhere we travel, we are privileged to work with the people who call the region home—not just on shore, but also aboard. Regional representatives are at the heart of our shipboard staff. Their culture, language, and local understanding of life and the land are woven into our programming, deepening the connections we form as we go.

Our Commitment to the Arts
We have always believed that a fulsome appreciation of the places we visit must include the arts. Science is important to our knowledge of the world—but music, writing, painting, sculpture, poetry, dance, photography, and film deepen our feeling for the places, the people, and the journeys that so inspire us.

Supporting Science and Scholarship
We hire experts in a wide variety of fields as members of our expedition team; they offer their skills in presentations aboard, interpretation in the Zodiacs, and ashore. From climate science to botany, from wildlife biology to geography, geomorphology, and more, we learn as we go from the best in many fields.

Giving Back
Adventure Canada has always focused on giving back. We believe sustainable travel is part of securing a healthy economic outlook for the communities and regions we visit—but we also know we can do more. That’s why we established our Discovery Fund, to which every passenger contributes with the purchase of every trip.

Taste of Place
Learning through culture, music, arts, and science has long been at the core of our expeditions. Now, we are thrilled to add food to this immersive collection of experiences.

Family run, friendly for all!
Adventure Canada is a family business. We encourage a family feeling aboard—and family includes every generation.

Trip Name
Atlantic Canada Explorer
Days
12
Overview
Vessel Type: Expedition Length: 137m Passenger Capacity: 199 Built: 1982 - refurbished 2001, 2004, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2018 Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, and advanced navigation equipment. The newly-refurbished vessel offers a superb guest experience with an expansive choice of cabin categories, large cabins and common areas, a sundeck and observation area, plenty of deck space for polar landscape viewing, and lounges for learning and reflection. The ship’s interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel throughout. Endeavour is also the only polar adventure ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness , and offers a contemporary approach to cuisine and newly-designed health and fitness features. Facilities include a spa serviced by organic spa provider VOYA, His & Hers saunas, a salt water pool, a gym, and a juice and smoothie bar. Complimentary activities include yoga and stretching classes, an exclusive Polar Photography program, the Scientists in Residence program, and more adventure activities than any other Quark vessel. The ship also has a polar library, and a Polar Boutique for gifts and any needed gear. Features of the Ocean Endeavour   VOYA spa treatments and beauty products, Choice of 13 cabin categories, Bright, spacious cabins and common areas, Plenty of deck space for observation, Lounge with expansive views, Quiet zone for contemplation, Newly-refurbished restaurant, Contemporary dining with complimentary wine with dinner, Juice and smoothie bar, Lecture theater, Polar library, Polar boutique, Health and Wellness, Spa treatments and beauty products by spa provider VOYA - Organic Beauty From The Sea, Spa menu for face, body, hair and nails, including the exclusive Quark Explorer’s treatment, and signature VOYA hand and foot rituals, Yoga and stretching classes, His & Hers saunas, gym, and heated salt water pool Full range of adventure activities including: kayaking, camping, mountaineering, cross-country skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, Zodiac cruising, shore landings and hiking/ walking. Deck plan varies for the trips to Antarctica

Itinerary



Day 1 - 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!
Day 2 - 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.
Day 3 - 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.
Day 4 - 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!
Day 5 - 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.
Day 6 - 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.
Day 7 - 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.
Day 8 - 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.
Day 9 - 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.
Day 10 - 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.
Day 11 - 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.
Day 12 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
23-06-202204-07-2022USD $3,995Cabin Category 1
23-06-202204-07-2022USD $4,795Cabin Category 2
23-06-202204-07-2022USD $6,195Cabin Category 3
23-06-202204-07-2022USD $7,495Cabin Category 4
23-06-202204-07-2022USD $8,795Cabin Category 5
23-06-202204-07-2022USD $10,095Cabin Category 6
23-06-202204-07-2022USD $11,395Cabin Category 7
23-06-202204-07-2022USD $12,695Cabin Category 8
23-06-202204-07-2022USD $13,995Cabin Category 9
23-06-202204-07-2022USD $15,295Cabin Category 10

Inclusions

    • Discover Sable Island & travel to The Gully Marine Protected Area
    • Explore Fortress of Louisbourg
    • Visit Bird Islands & Cape Breton Island
    • Enjoy Prince Edward Island & South Coast Newfoundland

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