• Visit the earliest known European settlement in the New World at L'Anse aux Meadows
• Investigate the remains of a 16th century Basque whaling station at Red Bay
• Visit the
• Pay a visit to France during our stop at Miquelon
• Experience a piece of the Mi'kmaw culture during our community visit in Conne River
• Take part in a traditional Newfoundland kitchen party and sample traditional Newfoundland cuisine
• Enjoy the warm weather and rich fall colours as we sail 'round the rock'
• Roam the magical streets of St. John's, the oldest city in North America
• Visit Cox's Cove, home of your own onboard guide Tony Oxford!
• 10 days
• Start in and finish in St. John's
• All meals on board included
• Travel aboard the Sea Adventurer
• Activity Level: 1
What better way to see a place so shaped by sea than by ship?
The rugged beauty, endless coastline, soul stirring music and endearing hospitality of this Island lures adventurers here year after year. Our fall itinerary is specifically designed to showcase the best of Newfoundland - the stunning autumnal scenery, the natural wonder of Gros Morne National Park, the only authenticated Viking Settlement in North America, coupled with visits to remote outports is sure to instill the spirit of Newfoundland within you!
Setting out from historic St. John?'s, North America's oldest port, we sail to Fogo Island - considered one of the four corners of the Earth. The next three days will have an emphasis on archaeology with visits to L'Anse aux Meadows, Red Bay and L'Anse Amour.
Located at the tip of Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula, L'Anse aux Meadows is the only authenticated Viking site in North America, and is widely regarded as one of the most important archaeological sites globally. At Red Bay, on the Labrador coast, we'll explore the remains of the ancient Basque whaling station, where three 16th century Basque whaling galleons and four small chalupas haunt the deep waters, making it an important historical site and earning it a well-deserved UNESCO nomination. Continuing on to L'Anse-Amour, we visit the oldest burial mound in North America at about 7,500 years old. This important site, located on the Strait of Belle Isle, was occupied between 5500 and 2000 BC by the Maritime Archaic people who used the area for fishing and for hunting harp seals and walrus.
As for Gros Morne, mid-way down Newfoundland's coast we'll be treated to spectacular scenery including Precambrian cliffs, deep inland fjords and volcanic "pillow"? rocks formed as lava cooled underwater - where the ancient ocean bed lies on top of high hills, establishing the truth of the "Tectonic plate"? theory.
Spending the next few days along Newfoundland's south coast, we'll visit the isolated outport community of Francois and the Mi'kmaw community of Miawpukek (Conne River).
Before disembarking the Sea Adventurer at St. John's we'll pay a visit to France during our stop at Miquelon - the sole remaining vestige of France's once vast North American possessions.
The warmth, wit and hospitality of her people, the soul stirring music and the rough beauty of her shores draw us here year after year, each time with new surprises and delights to greet us along the way. Come, and discover Newfoundland the way it was meant to be seen - by sea.