Canada's East Coast: Fins and Fiddles
One Ocean Expeditions
259 Park Service Road, Louisbourg, B1C 2L2, Fleur-de-lis/Marconi/Metro CB
From the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site to the tablelands of Gros Morne National Park, and from the sandy coastlines of Iles-de-la-Madeleine to remote Sable Island, discover some of the East Coast's most iconic landscapes and connect to authentic Maritime culture.
Your journey begins at the iconic Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Nova Scotia--the largest reconstruction in North America--where you'll immerse yourself in everyday 18th century life. Savour soldier’s bread fresh from the stone bakery, enjoy the taste and aroma of Fortress™ Rum, and chat with fishermen, merchants, sailors, soldiers, and servants.
You'll then set sail into the North Atlantic, onboard a small, ice–strengthened expedition cruise ship, to explore Canada’s East Coast. It’s only fitting that your first meal onboard is a lobster dinner, delivered by local fishermen.
Wake up to the mystique of remote Sable Island, one of Canada's furthest offshore islands and recently designated a National Park Reserve. Get exclusive access with a tour of Sable Island, where wild horses run free on grassy dunes, and the world’s largest breeding colony of grey seals bark on extensive beaches. Plants, birds, and insects have adapted to life on Sable, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth.
We’ll also visit Cape Breton Island to experience Nova Scotia’s Celtic culture before heading to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island where Canada was born in 1867. Kayak or stand–up paddle board across glassy waters, cruise on a guided zodiac tour, or head ashore to hike or cycle along expansive trails of red soil.
Next, we’ll tour the sandy coastlines of Quebec’s Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Bonaventure Island and Anticosti Island. Explore salty fishing villages with quaint, brightly-painted homes and connect with the locals—you might even find yourself dancing to the reels of fiddle music at a kitchen party!
In Newfoundland and Labrador, we'll sail alongside soaring fjord walls streaming with waterfalls in Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'll also stop at neighbouring St.Pierre et Miquelon, a small outpost of France to experience the picturesque community, while enjoying French wine and cheese.
There are abundant wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the tour. Keep your eyes peeled for humpback, minke, and blue whales, as well as Atlantic puffins, bald eagles, Atlantic razorbills, great cormorants, black-legged kittiwakes, and countless gannets.
- 11 days, 10 nights aboard an expedition cruise ship
- All meals and snacks provided, including fresh lobster, delivered by local fishermen and quiet beachside dining experiences
- Exclusive access to, and guided tour of Sable Island National Park Reserve
- Photography insights from internationally-acclaimed photographer in residence, Debra Garside, one of the most exclusive Sable Island guides and photographers
- Onshore activities, including hiking, cycling, kayaking and paddle boarding
- Onboard live musical entertainment from Jim Payne, a traditional Newfoundland folk musician
- Admission to Fortress of Louisbourg National Historical Site
- Family–friendly programming
July 5–15, 2017
July 21-31, 2017
July 4 – 14, 2018
July 14 – 24, 2018
Children & Youth Pricing Available
16 years old and under: $1,500 USD
17-20 years old: 25% off ticket price
One Ocean Expeditions is proud to be a part of the Canadian Signature Experiences. Creating innovative travel experiences, designed to encourage visitors to keep exploring Canada, we have been included as one of the newest signature experience members. As diverse as Canada itself, this unique experience is offered to provide the best Canada has to offer.
Conditions: All prices are in USD per person, based on double occupancy. A 5% GST will be added to the voyage price for domestic Canadian itineraries. Single supplement is 1.5 times the published twin rate for twin-semi private, twin private and superior cabins. Single supplement is 2 times the published twin rate for suites. Single supplement is not available in triple cabins. (Note: Kayaking is included in the price on the ‘Canada’s East Coast: Fins and Fiddles’ expedition)