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Starting and ending in historic St. John’s, this trip offers an intimate experience of Newfoundland’s lively culture and dramatic scenery via daily expedition stops and community visits. 

Trip Overview:

Oct. 2, 2018 - Oct. 12, 2018                                                                     

Newfoundland’s rich natural history, including the remarkable geology of Gros Morne, is second only to its incredible cultural offerings. We will visit Red Bay's Basque Whaling Station (a unesco World Heritage Site), learn about the Viking history in North America at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, and enjoy a taste of the Mi’kmaq culture in Miawpukek First Nation (Conne River). And we will do it all in the company of a lively resource staff of local musicians, artists, and naturalists. 

A visit to the French island of Saint-Pierre completes the adventure. Famed for its music and stories, Newfoundland is also incredibly picturesque, with a rugged coastline rendered spectacular by autumn foliage and light.

This sailing is ideally timed for viewing spectacular fall colours and taking advantage of excellent hiking opportunities. Experience legendary music, food, and hospitality in true Newfoundland fashion: by sea!


Highlights of the Trip:

  • Explore Red Bay’s Basque Whaling Station—Canada’s 17th UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit Miawpukek, Newfoundland's Mi'kmaq First Nation community
  • Share the warmth of a classic Newfoundland kitchen party
  • Explore and hike the phenomenal landscapes of Gros Morne National Park
  • Travel with widely respected naturalists, musicians, and culturalists
  •  Visit the reconstructed Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows, unesco World Heritage Site
  • Explore the remote reaches of Newfoundland & Labrador with fall colours in full show

Optional Add-on: 

Customized pre & post-cruise Newfoundland **COMING SOON**

Who we are:

The Newfoundland Circumnavigation 2018 will allow for some of the best quality diving that Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer. Led by expedition leaders Rick Stanley, guests will have the option to partake in a number of different dives throughout the trip.  A highly qualified divers, with experience leading dives all across the world. If anyone can ensure that the dives will be done safely while having tonnes of fun, it's Rick Stanley!

Our partner in this expedition, Adventure Canada, operate adventure tours all across the world and offer some of the best quality tours available in Canada. They provide the logistics support for this tour and also own and operate the vessel which will taxi you through some of the most breathtaking regions that Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer. The amenities provided through the expedition include onboard educational presentations, interactive workshops, evening entertainment, a fully stocked library, all shipboard meals, snacks throughout the day, and 24-hour hot tea and coffee services. Throughout the expedition, you will have an opportunity to interact with local historians, culturalists, and arctic marine environment experts. Without a doubt, our charter the Ocean Endeavour will provide guests an experience that they will not soon forget.


Important Dates and Prices: 

The adventure will begin on October 2nd in St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador and run until October 12, 2018, finishing up in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Customers will be responsible for their own flights arriving to and departing from St. John's. 

Want to see a full itinerary for the trip? Click here

Guests booking with Ocean Quest will have access to a block of category 3 rooms:

Category 3 room: $6395.00 (USD)   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath.

Discovery Fund Fee: $250.00 (USD) per person

Breathing Air Supplement Fee: TBD


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  • Customers who may want a room outside of the categories mentioned above should contact Ocean Quest Adventures directly for more details.
  • All prices listed are in USD
  • Customers will be required to make a $1,000.00 (USD) down payment to reserve their spot. Payment on remaining balance is due 120 days before departure. If payment is not made in time, Adventure Canada reserves the right to cancel the reservation. Cash and cheque discounts are available.


What You Will Be Responsible For (for more details, please visit Adventure Canada's terms and conditions page): 

  • Guests will need their own medical/evacuation insurance. This is Mandatory
  • Commercial flights
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any medical expenses incurred while onboard
  • Physicians fees confirming you are fit to travel
  • Any additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Visa's (if required)
  • Discretionary gratuity to ship's crew (Approximately $15 per passenger per day)
  • Possible fuel surcharges
  • Credit card transaction fees
  • Pre and post trip hotel expenses

This trip is scheduled on customer demand. Contact us for a schedule which meets your needs.