Explore Newfoundland and Save 25% with Adventure Canada
Price: From $6,695 to $14,995 USD Per Person
(Price per person, based on double occupancy.)
Departure Date: June 5, 2024
Return Date: June 16, 2024
Photo: Fishing stage. Photo by Dennis Minty
Explore Newfoundland at its most authentic—by sea! Daily excursions explore the island’s hidden treasures. Our engaging local guides will have you wanting to stay. Canada’s youngest province is unlike anywhere else on Earth. Hiking is excellent. Photography, superb. Wildlife and scenery, striking. And the hospitality, sublime. Newfoundland & Labrador is full of unexpected sights: Gros Morne, where the Earth’s mantle protrudes through the crust; Red Bay, where Basque whalers once plied their trade; L’Anse aux Meadows, where Vikings established a base. Miawpukek First Nation, where a thriving community offers a warm welcome. The French island of Saint-Pierre provides a taste of Europe. Join our expedition team of enthusiastic local musicians, artists, naturalists, scientists, and scholars.
Photo: Atlantic puffin. Photo by Dennis Minty.
- 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
- Interactive workshops
- Evening entertainment
- All shipboard meals
- Commercial and charter flights
- Program enhancements/optional excursions
- 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
Photo: Map of the itinerary
Day 1: St. John’s, NL, Canada
Begin Your Adventure. 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 2–3: Northeast Coast
Visit 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. Expect a friendly Newfoundland greeting upon arrival. Don't miss the chance to spot massive icebergs, majestic whales, and seabirds while exploring the area. Photographers will be delighted to capture the unique beauty of Newfoundland's natural wonders.
Photo: Witness icebergs along the Newfoundland coast. Photo by Dennis Minty.
Day 4: L’Anse aux Meadows
Immerse Yourself in 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 5: Red Bay
Soak in 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 6–7: Gros Morne National Park & Woody Point
Hike through 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 8–9: Southern Coast
Explore Scenic Coastlines & Remote Outports. 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.
Photo: Explore scenic coastlines and remote outports. Photo by Dennis Minty
Day 10: Miawpukek (Conne River)
Experience 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 the Mi'kmaw people—who had 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.
Photo: Immerse yourself in Mi’kmaw culture, get to know local residents, and learn about their ways of life. Photo by Jen Derbach.
Day 11: Saint-Pierre, France
Savour 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 12: St. John’s, NL, Canada
Wave 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 and the expedition team will be on hand to assist you with luggage and transportation arrangements.