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Newfoundland Circumnavigation 2017

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Join this 11-day summer sailing, ideally timed for whales, icebergs, and breeding seabirds. Starting and ending in historic St. John’s, experience Newfoundland’s lively culture and dramatic scenery in daily expedition stops. At Gros Morne, the planet’s mantle frames fjords that would be at home in Norway; on the Avalon Peninsula, a chunk of what was once Africa meets remnants of the Appalachian Mountains. Visit Red Bay UNESCO World Heritage Site, learn about the Viking history in North America at L’Anse aux Meadows, and enjoy a taste of the Mi’kmaq culture in Conne River. A visit to the French island of Saint-Pierre completes the adventure. Experience the province’s legendary music, food, and hospitality the way it was meant to be experienced—by sea.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in St. John's, Newfoundland
Days 2-3 : Northeast Coast
Day 4 : L'Anse aux Meadows
Day 5 : Red Bay
Day 6 : Woody Point | Gros Morne National Park
Days 7-8 : Newfoundland's South Coast
Day 9 : Miawpukek (Conne River)
Day 10 : Saint-Pierre, FR
Day 11 : Disembark in St. John's Newfoundland


  • Explore the remote reaches of Newfoundland & Labrador in summer bloom
  • Visit the reconstructed Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Experience the phenomenal landscapes of Gros Morne National Park
  • Be a guest of the only Mi’kmaq community in Newfoundland
  • Share the warmth of a classic Newfoundland kitchen party


Ocean Endeavour

Places Visited

  • Arctic
  • Canada
  • North America
  • Gros Morne National Park
  • L'Anse aux Meadows
  • Labrador
  • Newfoundland
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Red Bay
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • St. John's


Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level


Trip Snapshots

A local man tressed in traditional style North American arctic dress. A local village in the arctic. A local in native dress dances in traditional style. A beautiful sunset on the arctic coast. Witness incredible whales on your journey.

Day 1 Embark in St. John's, Newfoundland

Arrive in St. John's, the historic and vibrant capital of Newfoundland. Picturesque and welcoming, St. John's is proud of its 500 year history. It has been continually fished since 1498, allowing it to boast the designation of North America’s oldest European settlement.

An optional afternoon city tour is offered to those interested. Afterwards, rendezvous at the docks and board the Ocean Endeavour to begin the adventure proper. Passengers meet the staff and crew, and prepare to leave the harbor. Sailing out of St. John’s has to be experienced to be believed; Signal Hill keeps watch over the world-famous Narrows as you head for open water. 

Day 2-3 Northeast Coast

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The northeast coast of Newfoundland is known for the dozens of quaint villages that dot its rocky shores, and it is to one of these small settlements that you pay a visit today. You may look forward to a characteristically warm Newfoundland welcome upon your arrival. The area itself is home to a plethora of islands and, seasonally, ice bergs that drift in from the Atlantic; the Ocean Endeavour charts a scenic course past these beautiful obstacles as you head north.

Day 4 L'Anse aux Meadows

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, L'Anse Aux Meadows is the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America. The archeological remains found here in 1960 date to approximately 1000 A.D. Amazingly, the location of the ruins was first established by a close reading of the Viking sagas. Today a superb interpretive center and reconstructions of the several Norse-style sod buildings make L'Anse Aux Meadows a must-see for any visitor to Newfoundland.

Day 5 Red Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Labrador is home to the Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site. Beginning in the 1500s, Basque whalers operated out of the Red Bay harbor, making it at one time the largest whaling station in the world. The site includes six hundred acres of terrestrial and aquatic protected area. Among the important artifacts found at Red Bay is the whaling ship San Juan, lost in a storm in 1565 and found centuries later submerged in the harbor in only ten meters of water. A large number of tools, personal items, and navigational instruments have been recovered from the wreck.

Day 6 Woody Point | Gros Morne National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Gros Morne is internationally famed for its geographic diversity and majesty. The park’s mountains are both picturesque and highly unusual: the Tablelands, a 600-meter plateau, forms one of the world’s best examples of ancient rock exposed from the earth’s mantle. The park’s fjords are equally stunning, and the town of Woody Point has become widely renowned for its annual Writers’ Festival.

There are a choice of walks—catering to all levels of skill and interest—as you explore the surrounding area. The beauty of Bonne Bay is surely a highlight, as are the subtle charms of Woody Point.

Day 7-8 Newfoundland's South Coast

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The wild and windswept coast of Southern Newfoundland is home to a few remaining outpost communities, still largely cut off from mainstream travel. Visits here are often a highlight of this itinerary. There are many unique bays and coves to explore via Zodiac or land excursions.

Day 9 Miawpukek (Conne River)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The First Nations community of Miawpukek (Conne River) has an economically self-sufficient mandate, guided by traditional values. It 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 were, at the time, nomads travelling throughout the east coast. Since its establishment as a reserve in 1987, Miawpukek’s employment rate has increased from 10% to nearly 100% and Indian and Northern Affairs often reference the community as a model for other First Nations. Receive a formal welcome into the community and meet the locals, with the help of community leaders.

Day 10 Saint-Pierre, FR

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. 

Day 11 Disembark in St. John's Newfoundland

  • 1 Breakfast
On the final day of your expedition, sail though the historic Narrows and into St. John's harbor. Say your farewells and begin the process of departure. Staff are on hand to assist you with luggage and transportation arrangements. 

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Ocean Endeavour - Cat 1 Quad
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Quadruple - Category 1
Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath (separate shower room and powder room) - approx. 240 sq. ft.
Ocean Endeavour - Cat 2 Triple
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Triple - Category 2
Deck four. Interior cabin, 3 lower berths, two private baths - approx. 200 sq. ft.
Interior Twin cabin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Interior Twin - Category 3
Deck five. Interior cabin, 2 lower berths, private bath - approx. 125 sq. ft. (twin)/110 sq. ft. (single)
Exterior Twin Cabin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Exterior Twin - Category 4
Deck four. Porthole window, unobstructed view, two lower berths, private bath - approx. 100 sq. ft. (twin)/90 sq. ft. (single)
Exterior Twin Cabin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Main Twin - Category 5
Deck five. Picture window, unobstructed view, 2 lower berths, private bath - approx. 115 sq. ft.
Comfort Twin cabin on board Ocean Endeavour
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Comfort Twin - Category 6
Deck four. Two portholes, views, two lower berths OR matrimonial bed- 175 sq.ft. Deck seven: picture window, partial view, two lower berths- 135 sq.ft. Deck eight: Picture windows, obstructed view, matrimonial bed, pvt. bath, fridge - 160 sq.ft.
Top Deck Twin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Select Twin - Category 7
Deck five. Picture windows, unobstructed view, two lower berths OR matrimonial bed, approx. 190 sq. ft. and deck eight: oversize windows, partial obstruction, private bath, refrigerator - approx. 145 sq. ft.
Superior Twin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Superior Twin - Category 8
Deck five. Two picture windows, view, two lower berths, sitting area- 210 sq.ft. Deck seven: forward-facing windows,view, matrimonial, private bath w/full tub- 180 sq.ft. Deck seven: picture windows, partial view, matrimonial, pvt bath, fridge - 160 sq.ft
Junion Suite on board the Ocean Endeavour
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Junior Suite - Category 9
Deck five: picture windows, views, matrimonial bed, sitting area- approx. 270 sq. ft. Deck seven: forward-facing picture windows, views, matrimonial bed, private bath w/full tub, sitting area, private bath, refrigerator - approx. 290 sq. ft.
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Suite - Category 10
Deck seven. Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view, matrimonial bed, private bath with full tub, refrigerator - approx. 310 sq. ft.


- Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double occupancy. Request the Twin Share Program where you are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender. Even if a cabin mate is not found for you, no single supplement will be charged.

- Cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.5 times the double occupancy rate.

Expedition Costs Include:
  • The expertise and company of expedition staff 
  • Onboard educational presentations
  • Interactive workshops, evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
  • Hors d’ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
  • 24-hour documentary and film programming 
  • Fully stocked library
  • Introductions to local people and customs
  • Sightseeing
  • Museum entries, park accesses, port taxes
  • Access to pristine wilderness areas
  • Zodiac tours and cruises
  • On-site archaeology workshops
  • Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations

Expedition Cost Does Not Include:
  • Commercial flights 

  • Mandatory medical/evacuation insurance

  • Personal expenses

  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes

  • Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $15 per passenger per day)

  • Visas (if required)
  • Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel

  • Any medical charges incurred while aboard
  • Possible fuel surcharges

  • $250 USD Discovery Fund Fee


  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
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