Mighty Saint Lawrence

Ocean Endeavour Cruise Ship
Ocean Endeavour
198 Passengers
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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 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!

• 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
• Visit three provinces and the French island of Saint-Pierre
• Enjoy music, dance, and stories with our bilingual cultural guides
• Discover the rich cultural heritage and stunning red sandstone cliffs of the Magdalen Islands

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Quebec City
Day 2 Saguenay Fjord
Day 3 Saint Lawrence River
Day 4 Forillon National Park / Gaspé
Day 5 Île Bonaventure National Park / Percé 
Days 6 & 7 Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Day 8 Prince Edward Island
Day 9 Magdalen Islands
Day 10 The South Coast
Day 11 Saint-Pierre, FR

Day 1 — Quebec City

Québec takes its name from the Algonquin word meaning ‘where the river narrows.’ The city that Champlain founded in 1608 is one of the oldest in North America. The former capital of New France is now the capital of Canada’s largest province. Quebec still retains strong European influence in architecture, cuisine and culture.

We travel by coach to the charming community of Tadoussac where we will meet the Ocean Endeavour. This pleasantly walkable community is ours to explore. With over four hundred years of history to discover and hospitable hosts to help, we set sail from the St. Lawrence River’s first seaport.

Day 2 — Saguenay Fjord

At the mouth of Saguenay Fjord, salt water meets freshwater. Fin, minke, blue, and beluga whales are all found in the uniquely rich waters. We’ll be on the lookout for marine mammals and birds as we cruise Saguenay Fjord National Park!

Day 3 — Saint Lawrence River

Today we will explore the Saint Lawrence River, famed for its incredible whale-watching opportunities, its rich history, and its vibrant culture. Sailing the river that gave rise to Canada’s European history is a thrilling experience, and we will set off through its heart for a true expedition day. Any stops is weather-dependent; ideally we will have favorable Zodiac conditions for an excursion.    

Day 4 — Forillon National Park / Gaspé

The Gaspé Peninsula (Gaspésie), separates the mouth of the Saint Lawrence from Baie de Chaleur. Here the remnants of the Appalachian Mountain chain form high cliffs, jutting above the treeline. Views of neighboring seascapes are outstanding.

Forillon is an important bird and marine mammal habitat, with excellent hiking, including a walk to Canada’s tallest lighthouse. Grand-Grave National Heritage Site tells the story of the fishing families who once made their homes here.

Day 5 — Île Bonaventure National Park / Percé

Awe-inspiring Percé Rock is the most famous feature in Parc National de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé. 
Named by Samuel de Champlain, Percé Rock is a huge natural arch within a mass of reddish limestone and sandstone. A second arch collapsed in 1845, leaving a massive column at one end.

Fin, minke, humpback, and blue whales, seals and seabirds are among the species we’ll be watching for here. Bonaventure Island is home to 50,000 nesting pairs of Northern Gannets!

Days 6 & 7 — Gulf of Saint Lawrence

The Gulf of Saint Lawrence is a diverse and complex marine and estuary ecosystem, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Made of up freshwater from the Canadian Shield, the Great Lakes basin, and the St. Lawrence River, the gulf’s waters also combine to cold Labrador Current from the Arctic and the warm Gulf Stream from the tropics. All these currents merge to create the perfect conditions for an incredible diversity of life.

People have relied on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence for thousands of years. Indigenous communities, and later European settlers, depended on it for food, transportation, commerce, and a source of cultural significance.

Day 8 — Prince Edward Island

Canada’s smallest province in both size and population, Prince Edward Island is known by several other names, including “Garden of the Gulf” (for its lush agricultural lands) and the “Cradle of Confederation” (referring to the Charlottetown Conference in 1864). It is a realm of rolling hills, wooded glades, ocean coves, and famously red soil. The island’s landscape has a strong bearing on its inhabitants, and Prince Edward Island—often abbreviated as PEI—retains a slow-paced, old-world flavor in its small, rural settlements. The island was made famous by Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (and its sequels)—and to this day the Cavendish farmhouse described in the book is a popular destination for visitors.

Day 9 — Magdalen Islands

Dramatic red sandstone cliffs are among the most striking features of the Magdalen Islands. Though a part of Quebec, the Magdalens (les Îles-de-la-Madeleine) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are closer to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

When the British expelled the Acadians from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the Magdalen Islanders remained. Acadian heritage is evident in the culture and cuisine of the islands. Look for handicrafts, seafood, and local wines and beers!

Day 10 — The South Coast

Newfoundland’s south coast offers stretches of almost-uninhabited wilderness. We’ll be watching for puffins and other seabirds, and of course, keeping a close eye out for whales.

We have numerous options here, depending on weather and sea conditions. Fjords, cliffs, and islands offer excellent Zodiac cruising territory—and hiking may be an option as well.

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. Having traced Canada’s French history and culture, it’s appropriate that we wind up in France!

You will have an opportunity to explore the charming, colorful town of Saint Pierre. French food, wine and shopping await! There you will end your trip by joining our charter flight to St. John’s, NL.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Kayaking: $695.

Select expeditions feature Nikon Canada Ambassadors and an onboard opportunity for passengers to use precision, professional-quality photography equipment courtesy of the onboard Nikon Camera Trial Program.

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Limited Single cabins in Cat 3 through Cat 7 are availalbe for no single supplement.  All other Single cabins are available at 1.5x the full cruise price (Cat 3-7) or 2x the full cruise price (Cat 8-10).
Share Occupancy is available in Category 1-6 cabins.

For children accompanied by a full-fare adult, those four years old and younger pay only for charter airfare, and those two years and younger travel free.

Kayaking: $695.

Select expeditions feature Nikon Canada Ambassadors and an onboard opportunity for passengers to use precision, professional-quality photography equipment courtesy of the onboard Nikon Camera Trial Program.

Limited Mountain Bikes and Bikes are available for rental on optional excursions - sign up onboard the ship.

All passengers must carry a minimum of $75,000 USD per person emergency medical and evacuation coverage.
All trips subject to a possible fuel surcharge.

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   Category 10 | Suite
Deck seven: Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view; queen bed, private bath with full tub, refrigerator. Approximately 310 sq ft
   Category 9 | Junior Suite
Deck five: Picture windows, unobstructed view; queen bed, sitting area, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 270 sq ft
Deck seven forward: Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view; queen bed, private bath with full tub, sitting area, refrigerator.. Approximately 270 sq ft
   Category 8 | Superior Twin
Deck five: Two picture windows, unobstructed view; two lower berths, sitting area, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 210 sq ft
Deck seven forward: Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view; queen bed, private bath with full tub, refrigerator. Approximately 180 sq ft
Deck seven midship: Picture windows, partially obstructed view; queen bed, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 190 sq ft
   Category 7 | Select Twin
Deck five: Picture windows, unobstructed view; two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 190 sq ft
Deck eight: Oversized windows, partially obstructed view; queen bed, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 145 sq ft
   Category 6 | Comfort Twin
Deck four: Two porthole windows, unobstructed view; two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 175 sq ft
Deck seven: Picture window, partially obstructed view; two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 135 sq ft
Deck eight: Picture windows, obstructed view; queen bed, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 160 sq ft
   Category 5 | Main Twin
Deck five: Picture window, unobstructed view; two lower berths, private bath. Approximately 115 sq ft
NOTE: Cabin 5047 is a 4-passenger Family Room.
   Category 4 | Exterior Twin
Deck four: Porthole window, unobstructed view; two lower berths, private bath. Approximately 100 sq ft (Twin) / 90 sq ft (Single)
NOTE: Cabin 4029 is a 6-passenger Family Room.
   Category 3 | Interior Twin
Deck five: Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath. Approximately 125 sq ft (Twin) / 110 sq ft (Single)
   Category 2 | Triple
Deck four: Interior cabin, three lower berths, two private baths. Approximately 200 sq ft
   Category 1 | Quad
Deck four: Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath (separate shower room and powder room). Approximately 240 sq ft
   Specialty Cabins
Cabin 5047 is a Category 5, 4-passenger Family Room
Cabin 4029 is a Category 4, 6-passenger Family Room