• Visit this remote and fascinating new National Park
• Observe Sable Island's famous population of feral ponies
• Learn about scientific research taking place in this unique ocean outpost
• An ideal location for wild birds and seals
• 9 Days
• Start in and finish in St. John's
• All meals on board included
• Travel aboard the Sea Adventurer
• Activity Level: 1
Sable Island has all the makings of a myth: a forty one kilometer long sandbar, three hundred kilometers southeast of Halifax, known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic.
Now a research and rescue station, the remote and otherworldly island was recently named a national park by the Government of Canada. A legend for centuries, Sable Island beckons the intrepid adventurer for a closer look at its many mysteries.
Home to a population of feral ponies (descended from the equine survivors of a long-ago shipwreck), the island is also home base for large breeding groups of harbor and grey seals, vast colonies of birds including Arctic terns and the unique Ipswich sparrow—and a community of half a dozen humans.
Shrouded in fog, surrounded by sharks, battered by constant winds and currents, the shifting shores of Sable Island were the ruin of hundreds of wooden ships during their heyday. Among those sands lie wrecks and artifacts dating from the earliest days of transatlantic sail.