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Small-Ship Expedition
12 Day Expedition Cruise from St. John's to St. John's

Available dates:
June 12 - 23, 2022
July 4 - 15, 2022
October 1 - 12, 2022

For more information on pricing or to book, please contact your local Maritime Travel Advisor.



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

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

© Dennis Minty

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 2–4: 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 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 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 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 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 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.
© Dennis Minty

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!
© Dennis Minty

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.


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Tour prices, dates, details and itinerary are subject to change. Tour details are based on the June 2022 Tour date. Additional conditions apply. Prices were valid at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice.  Promotional offer may be withdrawn at any time. Terms and Conditions may apply.