Newfoundland Circumnavigation Small-Ship Expedition with Ronnie Lee

Main destination Newfoundland and Labrador · About River or Ocean Cruises

Newfoundland Circumnavigation Small-Ship Expedition with Ronnie Lee

Main destination Newfoundland and Labrador · About River or Ocean Cruises

JULY 4–15, 2022

Pricing From $4,995 to $16,495 USD per person


Your Adventure Canada Experience

Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and culture. Travel alongside scientists, historians, naturalists, cultural educators, and artists, who share their passion and experience with you.




Itinerary Map

Day 1: St. John’s, NL, Canada

Day 2–4: The Northeast Coast

Day 5: L’Anse aux Meadows

Day 6: Red Bay

Day 7: Gros Morne National Park & Woody Point

Day 8–9: The South Coast

Day 10: Miawpukek (Conne River)

Day 11: Saint-Pierre, France

Day 12: St. John’s, NL, Canada




Highlights

  • Revel in Newfoundland’s world-famous culture and hospitality
  • Experience life in remote outports and fishing villages
  • Visit North America’s only authenticated Norse site at L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Enjoy a warm Mi’kmaw welcome in Miawpukek First Nation
  • Hike the spectacular Tablelands at Gros Morne National Park
  • Get a taste of Europe on the French island of Saint-Pierre
  • Visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Red Bay, L’Anse aux Meadows, and Gros Morne National Park
  • Savour local dishes and meet the fishers and growers who make it happen through Adventure Canada’s signature Taste of Place culinary program



Itinerary

DAY 1: ST. JOHN’S, NL, CANADA

Welcome to St. John’s—Newfoundland’s historic, vibrant capital. Sailing out of the port of St. John’s, Signal Hill keeps watch as we exit the world-famous Narrows. The charming houses of the Battery are always a hit with shutterbugs. Watch for icebergs, whales, and seabirds as we sail!



DAY 2–4: THE NORTHEAST COAST

The northeast coast of Newfoundland is known for the dozens of picturesque villages that dot its rocky shores, and we’ll find harbour in one of these unique communities. We look forward to a characteristically warm Newfoundland welcome upon our arrival. Photographers will have their work cut out for them capturing all the special charm of classic island communities and picturesque coastlines.



DAY 5: L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS

L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America. The archaeological remains found here in 1960 date to approximately 1000 CE. Amazingly, the location was first established by a close reading of the Viking sagas.

Today, a superb interpretation centre and several reconstructed Norse-style sod buildings make L’Anse aux Meadows a must-see for any visitor to Newfoundland and Labrador.


DAY 6: RED BAY

The Red Bay Basque Whaling Station became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013. Basque whalers operated out of the Red Bay harbour in the 1500s: North America’s first export industry.

The interpretation centre at Red Bay is excellent. Here we find tools, personal items, and navigational instruments recovered from the wreck of the whaling ship San Juan. The ship was lost in a storm in 1565 and found centuries later submerged in the harbour. We'll visit nearby Saddle Island to learn the history of the whaling industry.


DAY 7: GROS MORNE AND WOODY POINT

Gros Morne National Park's Tablelands, a six-hundred-metre plateau, form one of the world’s best examples of an exposed mantle. Normally found below the Earth’s crust, the mineral-rich rocks support very little life, making the Tablelands an eerie landscape. We will offer various walking and hiking options here. Views of Bonne Bay are spectacular. Gros Morne’s interpretation centre is excellent and the town of Woody Point is a delight to explore.



DAY 8–9: THE SOUTH COAST

The wild and windswept coast of southern Newfoundland is home to a few remaining outport communities. Visits here are often a highlight of our trips.

There are many choices of unique bays and coves to explore via Zodiac or land excursions.

Along the coast, the geology is outstanding, and the plant life is gorgeous. We’ll be on the watch for wildlife, too. We’ll make the most of every chance to explore this beautiful and remote coast.


DAY 10: MIAWPUKEK (CONNE RIVER)

The First Nations community of Miawpukek 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 had traditionally travelled nomadically throughout the east coast of Canada. Since its establishment as a reserve in 1987, Miawpukek has successfully bridged traditional knowledge and contemporary practice. We will receive a formal welcome from local leaders and have a chance to explore this special community.



DAY 11: SAINT-PIERRE, FRANCE

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.

French food, wine, clothing, and culture are all on offer here. The sweets at the local cafes and bakeries are in high demand. Saint-Pierre offers a taste of European living, just a short sail from the coast of Newfoundland!


DAY 12: ST. JOHN’S, NL, CANADA

On the final day of our expedition, we sail back through the Narrows and into St. John’s harbour. We will say our farewells and the expedition team will be on hand to assist you with luggage and transportation arrangements.


Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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