Newfoundland Circumnavigation 2018
Newfoundland Circumnavigation 2018
Newfoundland Circumnavigation 2018

Newfoundland Circumnavigation 2018 picture Presented in partnership with Slow Food USA and Slow Food Canada.

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. 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. The flavours of the province come to life in the fall, with fresh fish and homemade confectionery as the hallmark of any gathering.

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.

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!

day 1
St. John's, NL
day 2-3
Northeast Newfoundland Coast
day 4
L'Anse aux Meadows
day 5
Red Bay
day 6
Woody Point / Grose Morne National Park
day 7-8
South Newfoundland Coast
day 9
Miawpukek (Conne River)
day 10
Saint-Pierre, France
day 11
St. John's, NL

Welcome to St. John’s—Newfoundland’s historic, vibrant capital. Picturesque and welcoming, with a world-famous harbour, St. John’s has been continually fished by Europeans since 1498, allowing it to boast the designation of North America’s oldest European settlement.

Here you will meet your Resource Staff and fellow travellers and make your way via coach to board our ship, the Ocean Endeavour. Sailing out of St. John’s has to be experienced to be believed: Signal Hill keeps watch over the world-famous Narrows as we head for open water.

Newfoundland Circumnavigation Map
Oct. 2, 2018 - Oct. 12, 2018 - Click on cabin category for ship deckplan

All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

  • 1

    $3995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $4995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $6395.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $7695.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $8895.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $10095.00   Decks four, seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $11295.00   Decks five and eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 8

    $12595.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $13895.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $15195.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

    Please add Discovery Fund Fee - Newfoundland fee of $250.00 to above prices

    Please call for details regarding charter flight details etc.
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Newfoundland Circumnavigation 2018

Ocean Endeavour


  • Capacity: 198
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Length: 137 meters (450ft)


The Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer. Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2016. At 137 metres in length, the Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Ample deck space offers comfortable lounge chairs, a swimming pool, two saunas, and even a hot tub! The spacious interior allows for varied workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. The three lounges aboard the Ocean Endeavour are optimal locations for seminars, events, parties, and conversation. The Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced and friendly. The ship’s shallow draft and manoeuvrability allow her to access isolated fjords, bays, and secluded communities. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour! More

  • Alan Doyle

    Alan Doyle

    Musician & Author

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  • Alana Faber

    Alana Faber

    Expedition Team

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  • Alex Preston

    Alex Preston

    Assistant Expedition Leader

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  • Ashley  Savard

    Ashley Savard

    Expedition Support

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  • Barbara Doran

    Barbara Doran

    Film Producer & Culturalist

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  • Beth Gilhespy

    Beth Gilhespy

    Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Trail Conservancy

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  • Bill Evans

    Bill Evans


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  • Brittany Manley

    Brittany Manley

    Expedition Support

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  • Daniel Freeze

    Daniel Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • Dennis Minty

    Dennis Minty

    Photographer and Naturalist

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  • Elinor  Warkentin

    Elinor Warkentin

    Chair, 5W

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  • Gerry Strong

    Gerry Strong


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  • Jeff Anderson

    Jeff Anderson

    Expedition Team

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  • Kaleigh Potts

    Kaleigh Potts

    Expedition Support

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  • Kevin Major

    Kevin Major

    Historian & Author

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  • Latonia  Hartery

    Latonia Hartery


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  • Laura Baer

    Laura Baer

    Cruise Director

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  • Martin Aldrich

    Martin Aldrich

    Expedition Team

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  • Matthew James Swan

    Matthew James Swan

    Expedition Leader

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  • Mike Strizic

    Mike Strizic

    Marketing Coordinator

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  • Milbry Polk

    Milbry Polk


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  • Paul Dean

    Paul Dean


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  • Richard McCarthy

    Richard McCarthy

    Executive Director - Slow Food USA

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  • Stefan Kindberg

    Stefan Kindberg

    Expedition Leader Emeritus

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  • Steve Sheppard

    Steve Sheppard

    Expedition Team

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  • Steve Evans

    Steve Evans

    Expedition Team

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  • Tony Oxford

    Tony Oxford

    Musician and Culturalist

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What's Included

  • Pre-departure materials
  • The expertise and company of our expedition staff
  • Onboard educational programming
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals, including on deck barbecues & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
  • Hors d’ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
  • 24-hour documentary and film programming
  • Fully stocked library
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program

  • Introductions to local people and customs
  • Sightseeing
  • Museum entries, park accesses, port taxes
  • Access to pristine wilderness areas
  • Zodiac tours and cruises
  • On-site archaeology workshops
  • Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations

    What's Not Included

  • $250 USD Discovery Fund Fee
  • Commercial and charter flight costs
  • Gratuities (suggested at $15 USD per person per day)
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation
  • Additional costs associated with credit card payment
  • Program enhancements
    • Taste the flavours of Newfoundland, from fresh-caught cod to bakeapple tarts
    • Visit the reconstructed Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows, UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • 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
    • Explore the remote reaches of Newfoundland & Labrador with fall colours in full show