Newfoundland and Wild Labrador Cruise

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Dennis Minty
A local in native dress dances in traditional style.
Dennis Minty
A local village in the arctic.
Jean Weller
Polar bears climb up a rocky slope.
Michelle Valberg
Beautiful artic mountains at sunset.
Intricate ice formations in the Arctic
Relax in the Sea Adventurer's main lounge.
Enjoy a book in the Sea Adventurer's library.
Canada’s easternmost province is a living lesson in botany, history, geology, zoology, anthropology, and hospitality. This spring trip is timed to make the most of the bloom of the early season, and you’re likelier to see ice and icebergs at this time of year too, not to mention marine mammals at their finest, and seabirds beyond counting. The Inuit homeland, Nunatsiavut, meaning ‘Our beautiful land’ is rich with attractions: whales, seals, birds and bears, icebergs, and the spectacular wilderness of Torngat Mountains National Park on your Arctic expedition cruise.

Day 1

    Sainte Pierre, Newfoundland

    A population of approximately 6,500 resides on the island of St. Pierre, all from various descents includes French, Basque, Breton, and Normand. St. Pierre’s houses somewhat resemble its history: an eclectic collection of colors and style aligned on picturesque cobblestone streets and alleys.

    Day 2

      Miawpukek (Conne River)

      A visit to Miawpukek (Conne River) will reveal a First Nations community that has the mandate of turning the community into an economically self-sufficient community guided by traditional values.

      Miawpukek became a permanent community sometime around 1822. Before 1822 it was one of many semi-permanent camping sites used by the Mi'kmaw people who were at the time still nomadic and traveling throughout the east coast.

      Day 3

        Gros Morne National Park

        It has been said, "Gros Morne is to geology what the Galapagos are to biology." Spectacular scenery including Precambrian cliffs, deep inland fjords and volcanic "pillow" rocks formed as lava cooled underwater- is just one of the reasons we stop here year after year. Highlights on this day include time spent exploring the Tablelands, a 600m (1900 ft) high plateau that forms one of the world's best examples of ancient rock exposed from the earth's interior, and exploring the fjord by ship.

        Day 4

          Port au Choix

          Port au Choix, on the west side of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, has been populated for thousands of years. The remains of four ancient cultures have been found at Port au Choix to date: Maritime Archaic Indian, Dorset and Groswater Paleoeskimo, and Recent Indians. Archaeologists searched many years for a site such as this one, which sheds new light on our understanding of native peoples in this part of the world.

          Day 5

            Red Bay

            Today visit Red Bay, the fishing village and former site of several Basque whaling stations, occupied between 1550 and the early 1600s when they hunted right and bowhead whales.

            Day 6

              L'Anse aux Meadows and Battle Harbor

              Call in this morning at one of the world’s most important archaeological sites, North America’s only authenticated Viking settlement, L’Anse aux Meadows.

              Battle Harbor was the fiscal and social center of SE Labrador for two centuries. The decline and eventual collapse of the fishery thrust the island into a state of disarray.

              Today the glory of the island has been revived. Stroll among the beautifully restored buildings learning about the key role of the island in the economic and social sphere of Newfoundland & Labrador.

              Day 7

                Wonderstrands

                Two long trackless crescents of unoccupied ‘virgin’ sand, washed by the cold Labrador sea, backed by the Mealy Mountains: Labrador’s Wonderstrand. Named by sea faring Vikings (‘the Wunderstrand’) but long hunted, traveled and occupied over thousands of years by various peoples, it is still largely unknown and rarely visited by non-Labradorians.

                Day 8

                  Hopedale

                  Originally called Agvituk meaning ‘place of whales’, Hopedale was first established in 1782 by Moravian Missionaries. Today the community is a mix of Inuit and settler populations.

                  Traditional Inuit practices remain strong and most of the six hundred plus residents are members of the Labrador Inuit Association.

                  The Hopedale Mission is considered to be the oldest wooden-frame building east of Quebec and has been declared a National Historic Site. There is a wonderfully run museum located by the Mission.

                  Day 9

                    Okak

                    Okak is a former community located on Okak Bay in northern Labrador. Okak was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1978, due to the former Moravian mission and the existence of sixty archaeological sites in the area, dating from 5550 BCE and representing of habitation from Maritime Archaic to Labrador Inuit.

                    Days 10-13

                      Torngat Mountains National Park

                      Torngat Mountains have been home to Inuit and their predecessors for thousands of years, with archaeological evidence reaching back almost 7,000 years.

                      The fjords here reach well back into the depths of the Torngats as you will be overshadowed by cliffs rising straight up from the sea, peaking at 1,700 m, the highest point of land in Labrador.

                      The Torngat Mountains claim some of the oldest rocks on the planet and provide some of the best exposure of geological history. The rocky landscape is a challenge to life, and the species that make their home here are a resilient bunch with fascinating survival adaptations.

                      Hope to see a number of species during your time in Northern Labrador. The intent is to make expeditionary stops in the northern reaches of Labrador, including the Eclipse Bay, Nackvak Fiord and Saglek Bay.

                      Day 14

                        Kuujjuaq

                        Kuujjuaq previously was known as Fort Chimo, a mispronunciation of the Inuit phrase saimuuq, “Let’s shake hands!” Today Kuujjuaq is a bustling community combining traditional Inuit culture with the conveniences of modern day life.
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                        - 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 1.6 times the double occupancy rate. The supplement for a suite is 2 times the shared rate.
                        What's Included:
                        - All entry & park fees
                        - Your complete itinerary
                        - Team of resource specialists
                        - Educational program and pre-departure materials
                        - All shipboard meals
                        - All Zodiac excursions
                        - Service charges and port fees

                        What's Not Included:
                        - Commercial and/or charter flights
                        - Mandatory medical / evacuation insurance
                        - Personal expenses
                        - Additional expenses in the event of delays or Itinerary changes
                        - Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $10 - 14 per passenger per day)
                        - Visas, or inoculations, if required
                        - Possible fuel surcharges
                        - $250 Discovery Fund Fee

                        Deposit & Payment

                        Initial deposit is $1000, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

                        Final payment is due 130 days prior to departure.

                        Final payment by check, bank transfer, or credit card (subject to an additional fee of approx 4%).

                        Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 130 days prior to departure.

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                        Cancellation Policy

                        Days Prior to departureFee
                        121 days or more$700 per person
                        120-91 days70% trip cost
                        90-0 days100% trip cost