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Newfoundland Circumnavigation with Adventure Canada

Newfoundland Circumnavigation with Adventure Canada

From USD $5,995

Description

Experience Newfoundland hospitality all around the island
Newfoundland is famous for fishing music, poetry, storytelling, folk art—and amazingly welcoming people. At every stop along the way, local people share their own special relationship with their island home.
Travel with experienced Newfoundland staff who delight in telling their stories
Enjoy authentic Newfoundland music and arts daily
Learn the history of the salt cod fishery that dominated Newfoundland for five centuries
Enjoy a warm Mi’kmaw welcome in Miawpukek First Nation

Hike the spectacular Tablelands at Gros Morne National Park
Geology rules at Gros Morne, where the Earth’s mantle actually protrudes through the crust to form the unique mountainous formations of the Tablelands.
Learn the unique natural history of Gros Morne from experienced naturalists
Marvel at the extraordinary views of beautiful Bonne Bay
See the desert-like landscape dominated by peridotite, where few things can grow

Get a taste of Europe on the French island of Saint-Pierre
For many people, the island of Saint-Pierre is a bucket-list item. Just off the coast of Newfoundland, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon remains a French overseas territory.
The last of France’s colonial presence in North America, Saint-Pierre offers wonderful shopping, fine wine and cheeses, quirky cafes, and fine dining.

Visit the restored Viking habitation at L’Anse aux Meadows
The only authenticated Norse archeological site in all of North America, L’Anse aux Meadows, at the northern tip of Newfoundland is a must-see.
Here the Viking settlement, first discovered in the 1960s has been reconstructed. A fabulous interpretation centre and wonderful guides in period costume bring Viking history to life.

Experience our Taste of Place program
Savour local dishes and meet the fishers and growers who make it happen through Adventure Canada’s signature Taste of Place culinary program.

Trip Name
Newfoundland Circumnavigation with Adventure Canada
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 The Adventure Begins
Welcome to St. John’s—Newfoundland’s historic, vibrant capital. Sailing out of the port of St. John’s, 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 2–4: Northeast Coast Picturesque Villages & Charming Communities
The northeast coast of Newfoundland is known for the dozens of picturesque villages that dot its rocky shores and we’ll find harbour in one of these unique communities. We look forward to a characteristically warm Newfoundland welcome upon our arrival. Photographers will have their work cut out for them capturing all the special charm of classic island communities and picturesque coastlines.
Day 3 - Day 5: L’Anse aux Meadows Viking Archaeology
L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America. The archaeological remains found here in 1960 date to approximately 1000 CE. Amazingly, the location was first established by a close reading of the Viking sagas.Today, a superb interpretation centre and several reconstructed Norse-style sod buildings make L’Anse aux Meadows a must-see for any visitor to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Day 4 - Day 6: Red Bay Immersive Basque Whaling History
The Red Bay Basque Whaling Station became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013. Basque whalers operated out of the Red Bay harbour in the 1500s: North America’s first export industry.The interpretation centre at Red Bay is excellent. Here we find tools, personal items, and navigational instruments recovered from the wreck of the whaling ship San Juan. The ship was lost in a storm in 1565 and found centuries later submerged in the harbour. We'll visit nearby Saddle Island to learn the history of the whaling industry.
Day 5 - Day 7: Gros Morne National Park & Woody Point Hiking & Incredible Geology
Gros Morne National Park's Tablelands, a six-hundred-metre plateau, form one of the world’s best examples of exposed mantle. Normally found below the Earth’s crust, the mineral-rich rocks support very little life, making the Tablelands an eerie landscape.We will offer various walking and hiking options here. Views of Bonne Bay are spectacular. Gros Morne’s interpretation centre is excellent and the town of Woody Point is a delight to explore.
Day 6 - Day 8–9: Southern Coast Remote Outports & Scenic Coastlines
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 7 - Day 10: Miawpukek (Conne River) Mi'kmaw Culture
The First Nations community of Miawpukek became a permanent settlement sometime around 1822. Before then, it was one of many semi-permanent camping sites used by Mi'kmaw people, who traditionally travelled nomadically throughout the east coast of Canada.Since its establishment as a reserve in 1987, Miawpukek has successfully bridged traditional knowledge and contemporary practice. We will receive a formal welcome from local leaders and have a chance to explore this special community.
Day 8 - Day 11: Saint-Pierre, France European Shops & Cafés
Explore Saint-Pierre, a last bastion of France’s colonial territories in North America. The colourful and charming shops and residences of the town of Saint-Pierre reveal its unique historical character.French food, wine, clothing, and culture are all on offer here. The sweets at the local cafes and bakeries are in high demand. Saint-Pierre offers a taste of European living, just a short sail from the coast of Newfoundland!
Day 9 - Day 12: St. John’s, NL, Canada A Fond Farewell
On the final day of our expedition, we sail back though the Narrows and into St. John’s harbour. We will say our farewells in the cultural hotspot of North America's oldest city.
Day 10 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
01-10-202312-10-2023USD $5,995Cabin Category 1
01-10-202312-10-2023USD $6,995Cabin Category 2
01-10-202312-10-2023USD $8,295Cabin Category 3
01-10-202312-10-2023USD $9,595Cabin Category 4
01-10-202312-10-2023USD $10,295Cabin Category 5
01-10-202312-10-2023USD $10,995Cabin Category 6
01-10-202312-10-2023USD $11,795Cabin Category 7
01-10-202312-10-2023USD $12,295Cabin Category 8
01-10-202312-10-2023USD $13,295Cabin Category 9
01-10-202312-10-2023USD $14,295Cabin Category 10

Inclusions

    • Experience Newfoundland hospitality all around the island
    • Hike the spectacular Tablelands at Gros Morne National Park
    • Get a taste of Europe on the French island of Saint-Pierre
    • Visit the restored Viking habitation at L’Anse aux Meadows
    • Experience our Taste of Place program

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