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Newfoundland 2021

September 29 – October 11, 2021

Our adventure begins with a 4 night stay at one of the four corners of the earth….the Fogo Island Inn which sits on an island, off an island. Every one of the 29 one-of-a-kind guest rooms and suites has dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet. We will be visiting during Berry Season – one of the 7 seasons here. Slightly cooler temperatures make berry season the perfect time to get outside and amble through the barrens and footpaths while scooping up handfuls of blueberries, raspberries, marshberries, and partridgeberries. Our nature guides and Community Hosts are ready to accompany you for off-the-beaten-path adventures. From extended coastal hikes in areas normally visited only by wildlife, you will be paired with those who know this place best to facilitate encounters with Fogo Island’s still-wild world and its distinctive, centuries-old culture. So many stories to hear, Star Gazing, Bonfires, Nature Watching and even a traditional “Boil up”.

We will transfer to St. Johns to join our home for the next 11 days aboard the Ocean Endeavour (was highlighted on Mighty Ships) to explore Newfoundland at its most authentic by sea! Daily excursions explore the island’s hidden treasures. Our engaging local guides will have you wanting to stay. Canada’s newest province is unlike anywhere else on Earth. Hiking is excellent. Photography, superb. Wildlife and scenery, striking. And the hospitality, sublime. Our expedition team includes musicians, artists, naturalists, scientists, and scholars. Every day is an adventure ashore, and every night is a potential “kitchen party” aboard!

Piece De Resistance

  • The iconic, sustainable Fogo Island Inn
  • Experience Newfoundland hospitality all around the island
  • Hike the spectacular Tablelands at Gros Morne National Park
  • Get a taste of Europe on the French island of Saint- Pierre
  • Visit the restored Viking habitation at L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Experience Taste of Place program

Inclusions & Highlights

  • Transfer Gander to Fogo Island return
  • All meals, non alcoholic beverages
  • Most activities, guided hikes, lectures, laundry, toiletries, gratuities
  • Private Charter Flight Gander to St. John’s
  • Transfer St. John’s to the vessel
  • Complimentary Expedition Jacket
  • Special access permits, entry and park fees
  • Team of expedition staff
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and Community Visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port Fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Educational program
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals
  • Accommodation as selected
  • Transfer from the ship to the St. John’s airport
  • Walking, Wining & Dining Fellowship Leader

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive Gander

Welcome to Newfoundland! Transfer to Fogo Island Inn. Fogo Island Inn is a social business and a community asset founded by Shorefast, a registered Canadian charity with the mandate to promote cultural and economic resiliency for Fogo Island. The Inn is a 100% social business: all operating surpluses are reinvested in the community of Fogo Island through the projects and programs of Shorefast. The Inn was built using primarily private philanthropic funds with the addition of some government grants, and there are no financial contributors seeking a return on their investment. The success of the Inn benefits no individuals, but rather the larger community of Fogo Island.

From its inception, Fogo Island Inn has adopted a responsible, systems-based approach to design and implementation in order to conduct itself in a way that demonstrates and upholds a higher fidelity relationship with the natural world. The Inn has a concrete and accredited environmental strategy, ethical suppliers, and tactics in place to protect the environment. We are deeply committed to and invested in all things local, and we consistently surpass the requirements of environmental laws.

Accommodations – FOGO Island
Meals – Dinner

Day 2 – Enjoy all Fogo Island has to offer:

Guided Night hike Stargazing / Fish and Ships / Full Day Nature Hike
Guided Geology Hike / Guided Walks with a Community Host
Introduction to Boat Building / Bottling Jam / On the Hills with Berries
Whale Watching from Shore / The Back Western Shore
Trip to Change Islands / Surrendering to our Library / Stargazing
Soak in the Rooftop Hot Tubs / Seabird Watching from Shore
Sandy Cove Beach / Rowing Punts / Rooftop Sauna
Hike to the Great Auk Sculpture / Hiking, Walking, Ambling, Backpacking
Gardens & Root Cellars / Picking Wild Berries / Fitness Room
Oliver’s Cove / Music and Storytelling / Caribou Watching / Cinema
Beach Walking and rock Collecting / Bicycling / Bonfire Nights
Art Workshops / The Museums of Fogo Island

Accommodations – Fogo Island Inn
Meals – BLD

Day 3 – Transfer to Gander airport for flight to St. John’s transfer to our vessel

Morning Transfer Fogo Island to Gander Airport for our Private Chartered Flight to St. John’s. We’ll meet up with our crew for our precruise briefing and than board the Ocean Endeavour. Sailing out of the port of St. John’s, Signal Hill keeps watch as we exit the world-famous Narrows. The charming houses of The Battery are always a hit with shutterbugs. Watch for whales, and seabirds as we sail!

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BD

Day 4 and 5 – The Northeast Coast

The northeast coast of Newfoundland is known for the dozens of picturesque villages that dot its rocky shores, and we’ll find harbour in one of these unique communities. We look forward to a characteristically warm Newfoundland welcome upon our arrival. Photographers will have their work cut out for them capturing all the special charm of classic island communities and picturesque coastlines.

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BLD

Day 6 – L’Anse aux Meadows

L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America. The archaeological remains found here in 1960 date to approximately 1,000 AD. Amazingly, the location was first established by a close reading of the Viking sagas.Today, a superb interpretive centre and several reconstructed Norse-style sod buildings make L’Anse aux Meadows a must-see for any visitor to Newfoundland and Labrador.

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BLD

Day 7 – Red Bay

The Red Bay Basque Whaling Station became aUNESCO World Heritage site in 2013. Basque whalers operated out of the Red Bay harbour in the 1500s: North America’s first export industry.The interpretation centre at Red Bay is excellent. Here we find tools, personal items, and navigational instruments recovered from the wreck of the whaling ship San Juan. The ship was lost in a storm in 1565 and found centuries later submerged in the harbour. We’ll visit nearby Saddle Island to learn the history of the whaling industry.

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BLD

Day 8 – Gros More National Park and Woody Point

Gros Morne’s Tablelands, a 600 metre plateau, form one of the world’s best examples of exposed mantle. Normally found below the Earth’s crust, the mineral-rich rocks support very little life, making the Tablelands an eerie landscape.We will offer various walking and hiking options here. Views of Bonne Bay are spectacular. Gros Morne’s interpretation centre is excellent and the town of Woody Point is a delight to explore.

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BLD

Day 9 and 10 – The Southern Coast

The wild and windswept coast of southern Newfoundland is home to a few remaining outport communities. Visits here are often a highlight of the trip.There are many choices of unique bays and coves to explore via Zodiac or land excursions. Along the coast, the geology is outstanding, and plant life is gorgeous. We’ll be on the watch for wildlife too. We’ll make the most of every chance to explore this beautiful and remote coast.

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BLD

Day 11 – Miawpukek (Conne River)

The First Nations community of Miawpukek became a permanent settlement sometime around 1822. Before then, it was one of many semi-permanent camping sites used by the Mi’kmaw people—who had traditionally travelled nomadically throughout the east coast.Since its establishment as a reserve in 1987, Miawpukek has successfully bridged traditional knowledge and contemporary practice. We will receive a formal welcome from local leaders and have a chance to explore this special community.

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BLD

Day 12 – Saint-Pierre, France

Explore Saint-Pierre, a last bastion of France’s colonial territories in North America. The colourful and charming shops and residences of the town of Saint-Pierre reveal its unique historical character.French food, wine, clothing, and culture are all on offer here. The sweets at the local cafes and bakeries are in high demand. Saint-Pierre offers a taste of European living, just a short sail from the coast of Newfoundland!

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – BLD

Day 13 – St. John’s, Disembark

On the final day of our expedition, we sail back though the Narrows and into St. John’s harbour. We will say our farewells and the expedition team will be on hand to assist you with luggage and transportation arrangements.

Accommodations – Ocean Endeavour
Meals – B

Details and Pricing

Double Rate Pricing Per Person:

  • Fogo Island Inn – Labrador room & Ocean Endeavour Category 3 Interior Twin with two lower berths (cannot be put together) on Deck 5 – CAD $14,213. Deposit required to confirm your booking – CAD $3,865.
  • Fogo Island Inn – Labrador room & Ocean Endeavour Category 4 with Two lower berths (cannot be put together). Unobstructed view Deck 4 Porthole window – CAD $15,758. Deposit required to confirm your booking –  CAD $4,248.
  • Accommodation Fogo Island Inn – Labrador Room & Ocean Endeavour Category 6 with Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double bus small er than a Queen) Obstructed view Deck 8 Picture Windows
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    Double Accommodation Fogo Island Inn – Labrador Room & Ocean Endeavour Category 6 with Two lower berths (cannot be put together) Unobstructed view Deck 4 Two porthole windows – CAD $18,855. Deposit required to confirm your booking – CAD $5,020.

SINGLE Rate NO Single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in category 3 – 7! Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.

Single Rate Pricing Per Person:

  • Fogo Island Inn – Labrador Room & Ocean Endeavour Category 3 Interior Twin with Two lower berths (cannot be put together). Deck 5 – CAD $13,821. Deposit required to confirm your booking – CAD $4,128.
  • Fogo Island Inn – Labrador Room & Ocean Endeavour Category 4 with Two lower berths (cannot be put together). Unobstructed view Deck 4 Porthole window – CAD $15,274. Deposit required to confirm your booking – CAD $4,925.
  • Fogo Island Inn – Labrador Room & Ocean Endeavour Category 6 with Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double bed smaller than a Queen). Obstructed view Deck 8 Picture Windows – CAD $18,465. Deposit required to confirm your booking – CAD $4,925.

Final Payment due of May 28, 2021.

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions.

Activity Level

  • High – Moderate Activity
  • The included activity in this tour is moderate. You should be able to walk for extended periods of time on uneven and possibly slippery terrain.

Group Size

  • Minimum – 16
  • Maximum – 16

Exclusions

  • International Airfare (can be arranged by 7Seas2See Travel)
  • Travel Insurance (can be arrange by 7Seas2See Travel)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities for crew on Ocean Endeavour
  • Optional Tours/Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change.

Tour Leader

Diane Cook

Diane is a World Traveler, Owner & Professional Travel Advisor of 7Seas2See Travel. She created the Walking, Wining & Dining Series so as to combine these 3 favourite things in natural settings to refresh and heal us as we stretch ourselves to experience our incredible world.

Flight Information

We will notify you once this tour is a guaranteed departure. Please do not book your flights until you have been notified.

7 Seas 2 See Travel will assist with making your flight arrangements please email diane@7seas2see.com to request flight options and quotes for a service fee of CAD $113 which will be charged at the time of quotation. If you prefer to arrange your own flights please forward a copy of your itinerary to diane@7seas2see.com.

** NOTE: Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive: Gander Airport
Depart: St. John’s Airport

Travel Insurance

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.

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Accommodations

Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island Inn sits on an island, off an island, at one of the four corners of the Earth. Situated along Iceberg Alley, all 29 rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet. Furnished with handmade quiet luxuries, they serve as a welcome refuge from the numbing uniformity of modern times. The island’s still-wild world has caribou to track, hills of berries to forage, nature trails to explore and countless birds and sea life to behold. This award-winning Inn is operated as a social business, is a community asset and 100% of the operating surpluses are reinvested into the community.

Fogo Island Inn’s dining room was named among the top three “Best New Restaurants” in Canada by enRoute magazine. Led by Executive Chef Jonathan Gushue, the Inn’s culinary team is responsible for the Inn’s 48-seat dining room, 35-seat lounge and, for on- and off-site catering. The team finds inspiration in the ocean’s bounty, from ingredients grown on the island, and from Fogo Island’s time-honoured outport cooking traditions. Everything coming out of the kitchen is handmade – sausage, bread, baked goods, bacon, and mustards. The menu changes with the wind and the waves and the seven seasons: a culinary mission that respects and celebrates the profound gift of place that is Fogo Island.

Fogo Island is a place where going out on the ocean to catch a fish or watch whales is a part of the natural cadence of life. Fogo Island Inn offers a superb range of land and ocean based experiences and activities for individuals, couples, families and groups. Opportunities range from planned artistic, cultural, marine and natural excursions to expert-guided indoor and outdoor activities and self-guided explorations. Local Island ambassadors are available through our Community Host Program to all guests throughout the Seven Seasons.

Ocean Endeavour

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, and stabilizers. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.

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