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The Gulf of St. Lawrence is Canada’s historic gateway, where both nature and culture are outstanding.
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10 nights cruise accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and activities as specified.
05 Jun '20
Springtime in the Gulf is brilliant. Birders will love the northern gannets, common murres, razorbills, puffins, and more. And we’ll all be on the watch for whales and thirteen species of cetaceans.
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See hundreds of thousands of seabirds nesting at Bonaventure Island
Discover the rich cultural heritage of the Magdalen Islands
Cruise Perce Rock by Zodiac for stunning views
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Travel by coach to the charming community of Tadoussac where we will meet the Ocean Endeavour.
At the mouth of Saguenay Fjord, salt water meets freshwater. Fin, minke, blue, and beluga whales are all found in the uniquely rich waters.
Today we will explore the Saint Lawrence River, famed for its incredible whale-watching opportunities, its rich history, and its vibrant culture.
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 neighbouring seascapes are outstanding.
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.
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.
Canada’s smallest province in both size and population, Prince Edward Island is known for its lush agricultural lands and being the “Cradle of Confederation”. It is a realm of rolling hills, wooded glades, ocean coves, and famously red soil.
Dramatic red sandstone cliffs are among the most striking features of the Magdalen Islands.
Further explore the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
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.
You will have an opportunity to explore the charming, colourful 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.
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