East Coast Canada Golf Expedition

Resolute Arctic Cruise Ship
Resolute
146 Passengers
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Canada’s Coast Maritime provinces are home to some of the finest golf courses in North America. Golfers from around the world are drawn by the superb courses offered and the magnificent coastal settings. Exposed to the elements, these championship layouts provide a great test for golfers of all skill levels. When you add the rich culture and history found in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the islands in the Gulf of St Lawrence, you have all the hallmarks of a great vacation.

On this outstanding voyage we blend a unique cruise experience, full of wildlife encounters, visits to colorful coastal villages plus exciting off-ship excursions, while providing easy access to several of Canada’s most spectacular golfing locations. Challenging courses, superb coastal and mountain views, great competition and a fun, convivial atmosphere on board will make this a truly memorable golfing and travel experience.

While our golfers are off to the first tee, the Explorers (non-golfing guests) enjoy a terrific range of activities such as cruising in the Zodiacs, hikes on shore, town and village visits, wildlife viewing, cycle touring, sea kayaking and even stand-up paddle boarding – all in the company of our expert team of guides. We experience the delights of Atlantic Canada from the comfort of our floating ‘lodge’ - that we relocate to a new place every day!

Expedition Highlights
• Access and play the celebrated golf courses of Canada’s Maritime provinces
• Enjoy an exciting range of activities such as sea kayaking, cycling and stand-up paddle boarding
• Enjoy local regional cuisine – including world famous lobster
• Relax and enjoy the superb facilities and amenities on board RCGS Resolute
• No shortage of activities for non-golfers

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Days 2 & 3 Inverness – Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Day 4 Les Îles-De-La-Madeleine (The Magdalen Islands) – Quebec
Day 5 Greenwich National Park – Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Day 6 Ingonish – Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Day 7 Sable Island National Park – Nova Scotia
Day 8 Saint-Pierre et Miquelon – Overseas French Territory
Day 9 Sydney, Nova Scotia

Day 1 — Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Our adventure begins in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Prior to embarkation, we will have the opportunity to visit the historic port town of Louisbourg and take a tour of the fortress. During the 18th century, Louisbourg was the third busiest seaport in North America. We board the ship in the late afternoon in time for a dinner of fresh, local lobster as we sail out past the lighthouse and along the beautiful coastline of Cape Breton.

Days 2 & 3 — Inverness – Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Overnight we have sailed around the northern most point of Cape Breton and by morning we are anchored off the broad sand beach at Inverness, a small hamlet situated on Nova Scotia’s west coast. Over the next two days, we will be visiting some of the most desirable golf courses in Cape Breton. We will split into two smaller groups and play a course each before swapping, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy each course to its fullest. Excitement levels are high as we load into the Zodiacs for the trip ashore with our golf bags. Cabot Links has long featured on the list of North America’s top golf courses. This classic, coastal layout is considered by many to be the finest links course outside of Scotland – the spiritual home of golf. Exposed to the winds of the Gulf of St Lawrence, the expansive layout presents a superb challenge for players of all abilities. Every hole offers an ocean view and it is impossible to not feel connected with the landscape. Six holes are located directly adjacent to the white sand beaches and rolling dunes. At the end of the round, we may choose to enjoy a refreshment in the clubhouse. Others might like to return to the ship for a soak in the hot tub, a relaxing sauna or massage.

Completed in 2016, the new 18 hole layout at Cabot Cliffs was added to the adjacent Cabot Links course. Combined, this 36-hole complex has been rated in the top 20 golf course destinations in the world. Co-designer of the course, Ben Crenshaw claimed this “was probably the finest location for any course” he had ever helped design. From tee to green, the dramatic par 3, 16th is the signature hole on the course, playing from one cliff edge to another with a 100ft drop to the pounding waves below. The green is surrounded on three sides by cliffs. It is quite possibly one of the most scenic golf holes in the world. Like the famous par 5 closing hole at Pebble Beach, the 18th at Cabot Cliffs plays along the coastline the entire length from tee to green. Couches and chairs rest behind the green where spectators can enjoy a drink, the view, and watch fellow players finish their round. Spirits are high as we return to the ship and head for the '19th hole' for a pre-dinner beverage to celebrate two fantastic golf days. This evening we weigh anchor and head for our next destination.

Day 4 — Les Îles-De-La-Madeleine (The Magdalen Islands) – Quebec

Sculpted out of sandstone, these islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are home to unique fishing communities with beautifully maintained waterfront houses and boats, flowing grassy plains and sandstone shorelines sculpted by the elements. Quebecois and Acadian culture runs strongly through the towns and villages of the islands, through local cuisine, craft and language. Having enjoyed several rounds of golf on truly challenging layouts, today is an optional day of golf. If you are taking part in another round, we will head to L‘Etang-du-Nord. This is the only golf course on the island and offers beautiful coastal views. If you feel the need for a day away from the fairways, the island’s gentle terrain is a cyclist’s paradise. Sea kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding on calm waters, through sea arches and into sandstone sea caves is a superb experience. Perhaps you may choose to enjoy a birdwatching cruise in the Zodiacs or head to the beach to soak up some sun and relax.

Day 5 — Greenwich National Park – Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Overnight we have sailed south from the Magdalen Islands to Prince Edward Island. This is a very historic location, where in September of 1864, representatives from the British Colonies in North America met in Charlottetown to discuss Canada's Confederation. On July 1st, 1867, the Dominion of Canada came into being. PEI is also home to an extraordinary national park, including the Greenwich dunes that became a part of the park in 1998 to protect the iconic area. The parabolic dunes are a rare occurrence in North America and offer a variety of bird species and uncommon marsh and woodland plants for visitors to take in. Today we enjoy the challenge of another fabulous links-style course at Crowbush - a gorgeous championship layout which earned a 5-star rating by Golf Digest. This is undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of Prince Edward Island’s renowned golf scene. Featuring deep pot bunkers, plenty of water hazards, knee deep rough in some locations and a constant sea breeze, this can be a tricky place to shoot a low score. Having completed your round, you will be welcomed back to the ship for dinner as we navigate north overnight, heading once again for Cape Breton.

Day 6 — Ingonish – Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

By morning, we have returned to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. We anchor off the pretty hamlet of Ingonish – a cluster of five small communities on the famous Cabot Trail. Here lies one of the original golf courses in Cape Breton. Designed by the renowned architect Stanley Thompson, Highland Links was built in the 1930s as a 'golfing journey' of sorts, traversing through woods and on coastal land overlooking the ocean. The layout runs from a rocky promontory and is set entirely within the National Park and the 18 holes are completely isolated from each other. Flat lies are uncommon here and shot making will be tested. Cut from dense forest, the undulating terrain offers wonderful ocean glimpses and it is no surprise that Highland Links constantly ranks in Canada’s Top 10 best courses. Returning to the ship after an incredible day’s play, we reflect on our exceptional days of golf on some of the most scenic courses in North America. As we weigh anchor at Ingonish and leave the coastal waters of Nova Scotia – there is one more highlight still to come.

Day 7 — Sable Island National Park – Nova Scotia

Located on the edge of the Grand Banks, Sable Island has a storied past and is known as a graveyard of ships, with more than 350 ships falling victim to the treacherous currents and sandbars. Sporadically inhabited by sealers, shipwreck survivors and salvagers, the island is now home to fewer than six year-round inhabitants, a herd of wild horses and one of the largest grey seal colonies in the world. It is an important stopover for numerous migratory bird species as they make their way to and from the High Arctic regions. Sable Island forms one of Canada’s newest National Parks and we explore the long sand beaches. It is an incredibly remote location, hard to get to other than by ship. We leave the golf clubs in the bag and take our cameras ashore to capture the raw beauty of this remote location. After enjoying our shore excursions around Sable Island, we celebrate our voyage and attend a special dinner attended by the ship’s captain.

Day 8 — Saint-Pierre et Miquelon – Overseas French Territory

Saint-Pierre et Miquelon are a small group of islands situated off the south coast of Newfoundland. They were first settled by the French in the early 17th century and today, the islands represent the sole remaining vestige of France’s once vast North American empire. Walking down the streets feels like taking a stroll through a provincial French town. As a part of France, the area has much in common with Europe, but also with its Canadian and American neighbors. There's an excellent puffin colony here and, if weather permits, we cruise in the Zodiacs to see these colorful birds. Additional activities for the day include an excellent hike (Cap au Diable) to enjoy the beautiful landscape and a tour of an old abandoned town, on the island of L'Île-aux-Marins, just off of the main land. We return to the ship this evening and enjoy a wonderful dinner hosted by the captain of the ship. We cross the Gulf of St. Lawrence overnight, to Sydney in Cape Breton.

Day 9 — Sydney, Nova Scotia

Our fabulous trip comes to an end and we reflect on the truly memorable courses that have challenged all golfers. We disembark in the morning and, while some of us will head to the airport, many will add a few extra days in Nova Scotia to enjoy the hospitality, culture and renowned seafood.

Note: Expedition cruising can be unpredictable. Specific sites visited will depend on the multiple factors that come into play when executing the best possible voyage for our guests. The above itinerary should be read as a ‘guide only’ and may change. Due to many variables, we operate our voyages in true ‘expedition style’, which means that last-minute itinerary, destination and excursion changes are possible on all voyages. We will communicate all known changes ahead of your voyage, however please embrace the ‘expedition spirit’ while onboard. The ship’s captain, in conjunction with the expedition leader, continually review the sailing plan and make adjustments to the itinerary along the way to take advantage of optimal weather conditions or to maximize our encounters with wildlife. Decades of experience spent exploring only water accessible regions mean we have a large number of outstanding landing sites and allow our expedition team with the ability to find adventure anywhere in our Zodiacs, even when the weather conditions may not be ideal or varying factors hinder our planned route. A flexible approach is something we encourage you to bring to the ship.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Non-golf passengers enjoy a US$750 reduction in voyage price.
$4,595Full$5,595Full$6,495Full$6,695Full$7,895Full$9,495Full 
Kayak
$5,995Full$7,395Full$8,095Full$8,395Full$9,595Full$11,595Full 
Photography, Kayak
Photography Symposium
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$8,195Full$11,895Full$13,695Full$14,095Full$15,195Full$17,795Full 
Kayak
$4,995Full$6,495Full$7,495Full$7,695Full$8,995Full$10,895Full 
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Charter Air: Kangerlussuaq/Ottawa
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Charter Air: Kangerlussuaq/Ottawa & Cambridge Bay/Edmonton
$13,195Full$16,595Full$17,895Full$18,195Full$19,495Full$21,495Full$1,995 
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A 5% GST tax applies to all travel on the domestic Canadian voyages and will be calculated on the full voyage cost including charter flights, hotel, and kayaking. 

Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single Supplement for twin and superior cabins is 1.5 times the twin rate & single supplement for suites is double the suite rate.

In the Canadian Arctic, charter flights are required to get to the start and finish points of the voyage. Ottawa is the gateway for Kangerlussuaq (Greenland). Edmonton is the gateway for Cambridge Bay.

All cabins are smoke-free. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
Trip cost does not include Mandatory Charter Flights listed in pricing chart.
Airfare to/from destination is not included.

Kayaking option available for $695 per person (maximum 30 participants). Kayaking is complimentary on 'Canada’s East Coast – Fins and Fiddles' departures.
Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.
Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

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Photography, Kayak
Photography Symposium
$6,995Full$10,095Full$11,595Full$11,895Full$12,995Full$15,195Full 
Kayak
Non-golf passengers enjoy a $500 reduction in voyage price.
$5,095Full$6,495Full$7,595Full$7,795Full$9,195Full$11,095Full 
Kayak
$5,595Full$6,795Full$7,895Full$8,095Full$9,495Full$11,395Full 
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Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single Supplement for twin and superior cabins is 1.5 times the twin rate & single supplement for suites is double the suite rate.

In the Canadian Arctic, charter flights are required to get to the start and finish points of the voyage. Ottawa is the gateway for Kangerlussuaq (Greenland). Edmonton is the gateway for Cambridge Bay.

All cabins are smoke-free. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
Trip cost does not include Mandatory Charter Flights listed in pricing chart.
Airfare to/from destination is not included.

Kayaking option available for $695 per person (maximum 30 participants). Kayaking is complimentary on 'Canada’s East Coast – Fins and Fiddles' & Golf Expedition departures. Green fees are included on all Golf Expeditions.
Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.
Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

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   One Ocean Suites
The One Ocean Suites are situated on Deck 6 and offer an indulgent amount of space. Sleeping quarters feature a queen size bed with upgraded linen/pillows. Included is a comfortable sectional lounge with matching club chairs, a large desk, expansive floor to ceiling cabinetry, and spacious washroom facilities with both a shower and bathtub. A flat screen entertainment system is also included. These suites provide easy access to the ship’s bridge, the bistro and outdoor observation spaces. The panoramic observation lounge and recreation facilities are located nearby on Deck 7. (475 sq.ft./44m²)
   Shackleton Suites
The Shackleton Suites are situated on Deck 6. Suites include the comfort of a sectional lounge, writing desk, substantial floor to ceiling cabinetry, and washroom facilities with shower. A flat screen entertainment system is also included. Sleeping quarters feature the option for either a queen or two single beds with upgraded linen/ pillows. These Suites provide easy access to the ship’s bridge, the bistro and outdoor observation spaces. The forward panoramic observation lounge and recreation facilities are also located nearby on Deck 7. (235 sq.ft./22m²)
   Superior Plus Cabins
Superior Plus cabins are located midships on Deck 5. They are spacious and well appointed with the option for either a queen or two single beds. A comfortable lounge is placed by the large picture window, writing desk and chair, ample floor to ceiling cabinet storage and private washroom facilities with shower. A flat screen entertainment system is also included. Centrally located on the ship, these cabins provide easy access to the aft observation lounge featuring 180 degree views and the ship’s dining areas. (235 sq.ft./22m²)
   Superior Cabins
Located forward on Deck 5 the Superior cabins have the option for either a queen or two single beds. Features include a comfortable lounge adjacent to the large picture window, writing desk and chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities with shower. A flat screen entertainment system is also included. These cabins provide easy access to the forward stairs leading up to the bridge on Deck 6 and the forward observation lounge located on Deck 7. (235 sq.ft./22m²)
   Twin Private Cabins
Spacious and well appointed, these cabins are situated on Deck 4 and have the option for either a queen or two single configured beds. Features include a comfortable lounge adjacent to the large picture window, writing desk and chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities with shower. A flatscreen entertainment system is also included. These cabins provide easy access to the main dining room on the ship as well as the gift shop. (235 sq.ft./22m²)
   Triple Private Cabins
Located on Deck 3 these cabins feature the option for a double or two single beds and a third Pullman berth, which can fold out from the wall if required. A sectional lounge is placed by the portholes with a writing desk and chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities. A flatscreen entertainment system is also included. These cabins provide easy access to the expedition room and gangway. (235 sq.ft./22m²)
Cabin and Voyage Inclusions            
Outside view with panoramic windows (triple private cabins have portholes)
Complimentary use of Expedition Gear Package (jacket, pants, boots)
Complimentary use of binoculars, trekking pole and waterproof backpack
Custom blend natural Canadian-made washroom amenities
Canadian-made linen + ‘Dream-Sleep’ package
100% Cotton bathrobe
Hair Dryer
Digital clock with media connector
In-room tea and coffee station
Flat-screen entertainment system + onboard intranet
Welcome package and stainless-steel water bottle
In-room snack menu
In-room mini-bar replenished daily (non-alcoholic)
Resolute Adventure Concierge service
Deluxe custom blend natural Canadian-made washroom amenities    
Complimentary Resolute voyage notebook    
Resolute Expeditions Wildlife/Field Guide    
In-room mini-bar replenished daily (incl. beer/wine)    
In-room bistro menu    
Deluxe in-room Resolute Adventure Concierge service    
In-room private reference library      
In-room iPad preloaded with reference and fictional content      
Exclusive check-in service on day of embarkation        
Deluxe welcome package (as above plus wine, fruit basket + snacks)        
Single brew coffee machine (Nespresso)        
Mini stereo        
Private in-room Resolute Adventure Concierge service        
In-room dining menu        
Early morning in-room café service        
Evening après dinner drink service        
Premium in-room mini-bar replenished daily (incl. spirits)        
Complimentary 1-hour massage/spa experience