Newfoundland Circumnavigation October 2 - 12, 2018
Aboard the 198-Passenger Ocean Endeavour
Starting and ending in historic St. John’s, this trip offers an intimate experience of Newfoundland’s lively culture and dramatic scenery via daily expedition stops and community visits. A visit to the French island of Saint-Pierre completes the adventure. Famed for its music and stories, Newfoundland is also incredibly picturesque, with a rugged coastline rendered spectacular by autumn foliage and light.
Newfoundland’s rich natural history, including the remarkable geology of Gros Morne, is second only to its incredible cultural offerings. We will visit Red Bay's Basque Whaling Station (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), learn about the Viking history in North America at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, and enjoy a taste of the Mi’kmaq culture in Miawpukek First Nation (Conne River). And we will do it all in the company of a lively resource staff of local musicians, artists, and naturalists.
This sailing is ideally timed for viewing spectacular fall colours and taking advantage of excellent hiking opportunities. Experience legendary music, food, and hospitality in true Newfoundland fashion: by sea!
Day 1: St. John’s, NL
Day 2–3: Northeast Coast
Day 4: L’Anse aux Meadows
Day 5: Red Bay
Day 6: Woody Point and Gros Morne National Park
Day 7–8: South Coast
Day 9: Miawpukek (Conne River)
Day 10: Saint-Pierre, France
Day 11: St. John’s, NL
This is our proposed itinerary. It is highly probable that weather, sea, and ice conditions will not allow us to travel this exact route. Our Expedition Leader and the Ocean Endeavour's captain will determine our exact route day by day.
2018 EXPEDITION COSTS INCLUDE:
*Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour for two in Category Six accommodations *Pre-departure materials *Special access permits, entry and park fees *Team of expedition staff *Applicable taxes *Educational program *Interactive workshops *Evening entertainment *Guided activities *Sightseeing and community visits *All Shipboard Meals *All Zodiac excursions *Port fees *Charter flights where indicated
2018 EXPEDITION COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE:
*Commercial flights *Gratuities (suggested $15 usd per passenger, per day) *Personal expenses *Mandatory medical evacuation insurance *Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes *Pre & post hotel accommodation *Optional excursions
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