Mighty Saint Lawrence

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• Explore the unique history of New France • See hundreds of thousands of seabirds nesting at Bonaventure Island • Cruise Percé Rock by Zodiac for unbeatable views • Seek the thirteen species of cetaceans found in the Gulf of Saint Lawerence • Visit three provinces; Québec, PEI, Newfoundland and the French island of Saint-Pierre • Learn about PEI's Mi'kmaw people on a community-hosted visit to Lennox Island • Discover the rich cultural heritage and stunning red sandstone cliffs of the Magdalen Islands • Immerse yourself in the rich culinary traditions of French Canadians through Adventure Canada's Taste of Place culinary program

Capacity: 198, Type: Expedition
11 days from

£2732

* Current p/p indicative rate.

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Mighty Saint Lawrence

The Gulf of St. Lawrence is Canada’s historic gateway. Nature and culture are outstanding. We’ll tour four provinces and the French island of Saint-Pierre! 

Springtime in the Gulf is brilliant. Birders will love the northern gannets, common murres, razorbills, puffins, and more. And we’ll all be on the watch for whales—there are thirteen species of cetaceans in the Gulf.

Geological wonders. World-famous Percé Rock. Saguenay Fjord. Newfoundland’s south coast. 

Layers of culture. Mi’kmaq, Algonquin, Québecois, Acadian, English, and Scots influences. Our multilingual guides love to share—immerse yourself in music, dance, arts, and crafts.

Tour the Gulf of St. Lawrence aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Enjoy the sea breeze from a Zodiac. Feel the beating heart of Canada’s history! 

Mighty Saint Lawrence Highlights

• Explore the unique history of New France • See hundreds of thousands of seabirds nesting at Bonaventure Island • Cruise Percé Rock by Zodiac for unbeatable views • Seek the thirteen species of cetaceans found in the Gulf of Saint Lawerence • Visit three provinces; Québec, PEI, Newfoundland and the French island of Saint-Pierre • Learn about PEI's Mi'kmaw people on a community-hosted visit to Lennox Island • Discover the rich cultural heritage and stunning red sandstone cliffs of the Magdalen Islands • Immerse yourself in the rich culinary traditions of French Canadians through Adventure Canada's Taste of Place culinary program

Mighty Saint Lawrence Dates & Prices

05 June, 2020 to 15 June, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 4 - Exterior Twin
£ 5392 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £193 GBP pp)
Category 4 - Exterior Twin
Deck 4, porthole window, 2 lower berths, private bathroom
Category 5 - Main Twin
£ 6380 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £193 GBP pp)
Category 5 - Main Twin
Deck 5, Picture Window, two lower berths, private bathroom
Category 8 - Superior Twin
£ 9344 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £193 GBP pp)
Category 8 - Superior Twin
Deck 5 & 7, picture windows, twin or double bed, private bathroom, refrigerator
Category 9 - Junior Suite
£ 10332 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £193 GBP pp)
Category 9 - Junior Suite
Deck 5 & 7, picture windows, seperate sitting area, sofa, desk, refrigerator, double bed, private bathroom
Category 1 - Quad
£ 2732 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £193 GBP pp)
Category 1 - Quad
Deck 4, Interior Cabin, four lower berths, private bathroom
Category 2 - Triple
£ 3340 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £193 GBP pp)
Category 2 - Triple
Deck 4, Interior cabinm three lower berths, private bathroom
Category 3 - Interior Twin
£ 4404 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £193 GBP pp)
Category 3 - Interior Twin
Deck 5, Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bathroom. Available for sole use
Category 6 - Comfort Twin
£ 7368 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £193 GBP pp)
Category 6 - Comfort Twin
Deck 7, Picture windows (partially obstructed) two lower berths, privvate bathroom, refrigerator
Category 7 - Select Twin
£ 8356 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £193 GBP pp)
Category 7 - Select Twin
Deck 5 and 8, large picture windows (partially obstructed) double bedded only, private bathroom, refrigerator
Category 10 - Suite
£ 11320 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee £193 GBP pp)
Category 10 - Suite
Deck 7, picture window overlooking the bow, seperate sitting area, sofa, desk, refrigerator, double bed, private bathroom with bath

Mighty Saint Lawrence Itinerary

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Day 1: Québec City & Tadoussac, QC
Founded in 1608 by Champlain, the beautiful city of Québec is the capital of the province of the same name. Predominantly French-speaking, Québec retains strong European influences in architecture, cuisine and culture—and is truly a fascinating city to explore! We meet in Québec City and travel by coach to the charming community of Tadoussac, where we will meet the Ocean Endeavour.
Day 2: Saguenay Fjord
At the mouth of Saguenay Fjord, along the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River estuary, salt water meets fresh water. In the morning we will explore Tadoussac, once an Innu sealing camp, later—in 1599—the site of the first trading post in what is now Canada. In the afternoon we'll cruise Saguenay Fjord National Park, searching for the fin, minke, blue, and beluga whales known to frequent these nutrient-rich waters.
Day 3: Jardins De Metis / Reford Gardens
Weather permitting, we’ll visit the famed Reford Gardens, a National Historic Site. Scenic walks wind among 15 distinct gardens offering more than 3,000 species and varieties of flowers and plants. The expansive site includes art installations, sculptures, a museum and a restaurant.
Day 4: Forillon National Park / Gaspé
The Gaspé Peninsula (Gaspésie) separates the mouth of the Saint Lawrence estuary from Baie de Chaleur. Remnants of the Appalachian Mountain chain form stunning sea cliffs here, jutting above the tree-line. Forillon National Park is an important bird and marine mammal habitat, with excellent hiking, including a walk to Canada’s tallest lighthouse. Grande-Grave National Heritage Site tells the story of the fishing families who once made their homes here.
Day 5: Île Bonaventure National Park /Percé
Today we'll visit Parc National de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé, where we'll enjoy a Zodiac cruise of Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island. Percé Rock is a huge natural arch within a mass of reddish limestone and sandstone, with a large sea stack at one end. Thousands of Northern Gannets, and other seabirds nest at nearby Bonaventure Island.
Days 6–7: Gulf of Saint Lawrence
The Gulf of Saint Lawrence is a diverse and complex ecosystem, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Fresh water from the Canadian Shield, the Great Lakes basin, and the Saint Lawrence River combine with the cold Labrador Current from the Arctic and the warm Gulf Stream from the tropics. The resulting conditions make for an incredible diversity of sea life.
Day 8: Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island is a realm of rolling hills, wooded glades, ocean coves, and famously red soil. Canada’s smallest province, often abbreviated to P.E.I. retains a slow-paced lifestyle in its small, rural settlements. The island gained international fame by Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. We'll call in at the province's iconic sites and visit Lennox Island Mi'kmaw First Nation.
Day 9: Magdalen Islands
Though a part of Quebec, the Magdalens (Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine) in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence are closer to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Approximately 12,000 residents live on the archipelago. Dramatic red sandstone cliffs are among the most striking features of the Magdalen Islands. Acadian heritage is abundant in the culture, cuisine and language of the islands. Look for handicrafts, seafood, and local wines and beers!
Day 10: Newfoundland's South Coast
Fjords, cliffs, and islands offer excellent Zodiac cruising territory—and hiking may be an option as well. We’ll be watching for puffins and other seabirds, and of course, keeping a close eye out for whales.
Day 11: Saint-Pierre, FR
Just off the shores of Newfoundland lie the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon—an official territory of the French Republic. We will have an opportunity to explore the charming, colourful town of Saint Pierre. French food, wine and shopping await! There we end our expedition by joining our charter flight to St. John’s, NL.
Please Note:
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.

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Mighty Saint Lawrence Ship

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!

Cabin layout for Ocean Endeavour

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11 days from

£2732

* Current p/p indicative rate.

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