One of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime, Mighty Saint Lawrence incorporates the stunning coastal regions of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, including the Gaspé, the Magdalen Islands, Cape Breton, and Saint-Pierre.

Some of the best whale watching in Canada is concentrated between the high cliffs of Saguenay Fjord. Forillon and Mingan Islands National Parks offer stunning lansdscape and amazing hiking opportunities. Île-Bonaventure Provincial Park presents a rare experience of one of the largest northern gannet populations in the world. The Magdalen Islands’ mix of Acadian and English influences and a history of more than four hundred shipwrecks are among their unique features. We’ll stop at Cape Breton, famed for its rocky shores, glacial valleys, and barren headlands.

We bring our voyage to a close at Saint-Pierre. The last remaining outpost of New France, this charming settlement boasts fine wine, good cheese and French fashion—just off the coast of Newfoundland.

Highlights


• Experience the unique history and culture of Atlantic Canada

• Search for the largest animal on earth—the blue whale

• See one of the world’s larg2est gannet colonies; over 50,000 pairs

• Enjoy the natural beauty of Cape Breton Island

• Visit the stunning limestone monoliths of Mingan Islands

• Sail the Saguenay, spectacular feeding ground for marine and bird species

• Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday at sea aboard the Ocean Endeavour at the Magdalen Islands

One of the oldest European settlements in North America, Québec takes its name from the Algonquin word meaning ‘where the river narrows.’ The city that Champlain founded in 1608 was the capital of New France, and later, of British North America. Today, the proud capital of the province of the same name boasts the old-world charms of Vieux Québec, the world-famous Chateau Frontenac Hotel, and the only remaining intact citadel walls in North America. Cultural riches, superb cuisine, and an incredible view over the river make Québec City the perfect place to begin our voyage. A city tour is available for those who are interested in the morning. Tadoussac was France’s first trading post on the mainland of New France, located at the confluence of the Saguenay and the Saint Lawrence rivers. Originally established as an Innu settlement, it had become an important trading post by the seventeenth century, and was the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in Canada. Today, it is celebrated for its vibrant local culture, dramatic scenery, and incredible whale-watching opportunities. Our group will meet mid-morning in Québec City for a briefing before embarking on a coach tour along the beautiful north coast of the Saint Lawrence en route to Tadoussac to embark the Ocean Endeavour.
The Saguenay drains fresh water from Lac St. Jean, but the greater part of its volume is salt tidal water from the Saint Lawrence Estuary. The result is an ideal habitat for marine mammals including four species of whales—fin, minke, blue, and the famous (and endangered) Saguenay beluga population. Saguenay-Saint Lawrence Marine Park and Saguenay Fjord National Park both protect the region’s vast natural riches.
Today we will be exploring the south coast of the Lower Saint Lawrence. Our stop is weather-dependent; ideally we will have favourable conditions for an excursion to the famed Reford Gardens. The gardens are home to a sculpture park, art installations, and an array of unique floral walks and enclosures.
The spectacular natural sculptures of the Mingan Islands are formed of limestone, shaped by the action of the sea. At 50 degrees N, these islands owe as much to the north as to the east for their character. Atlantic puffins and Arctic eiders vie for the attention of birders, while harp, harbour and gray seals cavort in the waters. Not to be outdone, the flora of the islands is wildly diverse, including 450 plant species, 190 lichens and 300 mosses!
The Gaspé Peninsula, also known as Gaspésie, separates the mouth of the Saint Lawrence from Baie de Chaleur. Dominated by high cliffs on the north shore, the Gaspé includes the contours of the Appalachian Mountain chain and offers amazing views from its highland regions, which jut above the treeline. The first National Park in Québec, Forillon is an important bird and marine mammal habitat. Forillon also preserves human history in the Grand-Grave National Heritage Site, telling the story of the fishing families that once made their homes here. The park contains Canada’s tallest lighthouse, as well as fortifications dating from the Second World War, when German U-boats threatened Allied shipping.
Parc National de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé is the formal name of the park at the eastern tip of the Gaspé Peninsula. But most Canadians are more familiar with its best-known feature, the awe-inspiring Percé Rock. The area’s flora and fauna are world-renowned, including famous colonies of northern gannets. The largest of these is on Bonaventure Island and comprises nearly 50,000 pairs. Named by Samuel de Champlain, Percé itself is an internationally famed marvel, a huge natural arch within a mass of reddish limestone and sandstone. A second arch collapsed in 1845, leaving a massive column at one end. Fin, minke, humpback, and blue whales ply the nearby waters of this magnificent coastal outpost. We will enjoy a Zodiac cruise to the Percé Rock and then around Bonaventure Island, allowing us excellent opportunities to view the bird cliffs and the best chances for whales.
Long frequented by Mi’kmaq people, likely walrus hunters, the Magdalen Islands (les Îles-de-la-Madeleine) in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence were first sighted by Europeans when Jacques Cartier sailed among them in 1534. Today, although closer to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, they form a regional municipality of the province of Québec. However, the islands have a history distinct from that of mainland Québec. When the British expelled the Acadians from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the Magdalene Islanders remained, and to this day take great pride in their Acadian heritage. There are also long-standing English settlements, and a percentage of the population can claim descent from survivors of the many shipwrecks that have occurred among the islands. Dramatic red sandstone cliffs are among the islands’ most striking features.
Today we call in at picturesque Cape Breton Island, an island comprising rocky shores, rolling farmland, glacial valleys, barren headlands, mountains, woods, and plateaus. Using the charming village of Chetticamp as a base, those keen to hike will have a chance to walk a section of the Cabot trail. There will also be time explore the town and sample some of the local seafood.
Newfoundland’s south coast offers many surprises, including vast stretches of virtually uninhabited wilderness. Fjords, cliffs, and islands offer excellent Zodiac cruising territory and terrific birding opportunities. We will be availing ourselves of all the area has to offer and may be stopping in any of several possible destinations depending on conditions.
On a trip that traces the history and geography of New France, it’s appropriate that we wind up in France. Saint-Pierre remains an official territory of the French Republic, albeit only a few dozen kilometres off the shore of Newfoundland. You will have an opportunity to explore the charming, colourful town before transferring to our charter flight to that will take you to St. John’s, NL.
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Category 1 - Quad

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Category 1 - Quad
Deck 4, Interior Cabin, four lower berths, private bathroom

Category 2 - Triple

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Category 2 - Triple
Deck 4, Interior cabinm three lower berths, private bathroom

Category 3 - Interior Twin

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Category 3 - Interior Twin
Deck 5, Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bathroom. Available for sole use

Category 4 - Exterior Twin

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Category 4 - Exterior Twin
Deck 4, porthole window, 2 lower berths, private bathroom

Category 5 - Main Twin

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Category 5 - Main Twin
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Category 6 - Comfort Twin

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Category 6 - Comfort Twin
Deck 7, Picture windows (partially obstructed) two lower berths, privvate bathroom, refrigerator

Category 7 - Select Twin

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Category 7 - Select Twin
Deck 5 and 8, large picture windows (partially obstructed) double bedded only, private bathroom, refrigerator

Category 8 - Superior Twin

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Category 8 - Superior Twin
Deck 5 & 7, picture windows, twin or double bed, private bathroom, refrigerator

Category 9 - Junior Suite

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Category 9 - Junior Suite
Deck 5 & 7, picture windows, seperate sitting area, sofa, desk, refrigerator, double bed, private bathroom

Category 10 - Suite

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Deck 7, picture window overlooking the bow, seperate sitting area, sofa, desk, refrigerator, double bed, private bathroom with bath

Additional charges:

Discovery Fund Fee: $ 354.50 NZD

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Ocean Endeavour

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 137m

Passenger Capacity: 198

Built: 1982 - refurbished 2010 & 2014

Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer.

Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue.

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning. There are a variety of cabin categories available ranging from 9-30 m2 (100-320 sq ft).

Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel, while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!

Deck plan varies for the trips to Antarctica

Cabin layout for Ocean Endeavour

Inbound Charter Flight $ 496.30 NZD

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Saint-Pierre to St. John's Late-afternoon arrival Price is per person including all taxes and fees

One-Night Sailing: Voyage from Saint-Pierre, FR to St. John’s, NL $ 567.20 NZD

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Optional Extension. Spend the morning and afternoon touring the town of Saint-Pierre. In the early afternoon you will embark the Ocean Endeavour and sail across to St. John’s, NL on a one night sailing. We will not have any landings, but will enjoy a fun onboard program with music and entertainment, and have a chance to look for seabirds and marine wildlife en route to St. John’s.

Quebec City tour

Pre Voyage Extension. June 25, 2017

30% Off for 30 and Under on Mighty Saint Lawrence 2017 aboard Ocean Endeavour

One of National Geographic Traveller’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime, Mighty Saint Lawrence incorporates the stunning coastal regions of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, including the Gaspé, the Magdalen Islands, Cape Breton, and Saint-Pierre.

From Québec to Saint-Pierre - 10 days.

Aboard Ocean Endeavour.

25 June 2017.

Saving: US$838.5 - US$3 658.5

Discounted Rates: US$1 956.5 - US$8 536.5

Standard Rates: US$2 795 - US$12 195

Special Offer:

SAVE 30% ON BERTH COST FOR TRAVELLERS UNDER 30 YEARS OF AGE.

This discount cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Promotion subject to availability, contact us for further details.


Multi Trip Promo 20% Off on Mighty Saint Lawrence 2017 aboard Ocean Endeavour

One of National Geographic Traveller’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime, Mighty Saint Lawrence incorporates the stunning coastal regions of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, including the Gaspé, the Magdalen Islands, Cape Breton, and Saint-Pierre.

From Québec to Saint-Pierre - 10 days.

Aboard Ocean Endeavour.

25 June 2017.

Saving: US$559 - US$2 439

Discounted Rates: US$2 236 - US$9 756

Standard Rates: US$2 795 - US$12 195

Special Offer:

MULTI-TRIP PROMOTION. Receive 10% off the berth cost of Arctic itineraries and 20% off the berth cost of East Coast itineraries when you book more than one voyage in a calendar year aboard the Ocean EndeavourPromotion subject to availability, contact us for further details.


No Single Supplement on Mighty Saint Lawrence 2017 aboard Ocean Endeavour

One of National Geographic Traveller’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime, Mighty Saint Lawrence incorporates the stunning coastal regions of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, including the Gaspé, the Magdalen Islands, Cape Breton, and Saint-Pierre.

From Québec to Saint-Pierre - 10 days.

Aboard Ocean Endeavour.

25 June 2017.

Saving: US$2 447.5 - US$4 597.5

Discounted Solo Rates: US$4 895 - US$9 195

Standard Solo Rates: US$7 342.5 - US$13 792.5

Special Offer:

FREE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT! SINGLES GET THEIR OWN CABIN AT NO ADDITIONAL COST! For those who prefer not to share, we have a limited quantity of single cabins in category 3 through to category 7. There is no single supplement fee for these cabins. Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost. This promotion is available on certain cabin categories—call for details and availability.

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