Cruises: Canada

waterfallPort Aux Basques Newfoundland to St. John’s Newfoundland

This expedition along the Southern Coast of Newfoundland will bring us into deep and mighty fiords where the cliffs rise straight up hundreds of feet as we travel miles inland to our incredibly protected anchorages. As the scenery and waterfalls emerge from wisps of fog, they are breathtaking. We will also visit some of the few remaining outports that can only be reached by boat and meet some of the hardy folk who still fight to earn a living from the sea. We will plan to visit some of the offshore islands like Ramea. Very few vessels travel here, and the whales and seabirds are like nowhere else. This is a voyage of a lifetime!


St. John’s Newfoundland to St. Anthony, Newfoundland

Come along with us to visit the 400-year-old commercial port and capital of Newfoundland, St. John’s; where the Atlantic Ocean and the rising sun make their first appearance in North America. As we depart St. John's harbor and head north, we will witness majestic humpbacks frolicking in the Atlantic, we'll pass island colonies of seabirds (home to thousands of nesting puffins, gannets, kittiwake and storm petrels), 10,000 year old icebergs will drift by, and we'll experience dramatic coastlines.  Together aboard Wanderbird, we'll explore tiny fishing communities such as like Trinity, Hearts Content, and Twillingate, as we make new friends and greet old friends alike.  Newfoundland is made up of a people whose lives have been shaped by seals with pupsthe sea for over 500 years. Learn of rich traditions and history that are celebrated through local music and art. As we travel up the great northern peninsula to end our voyage in St Anthony, we'll see the northern boreal forest inhabited by moose, caribou and bald eagles.  Take time while in St Anthony to climb the 476 step walkway to experience breath taking views over Fishing Point and surrounding communities, visit the Grenfell Interpretation Centre to gain insight into the amazing life of Dr. Grenfell and the work of the Grenfell Mission, and don't miss Viking Landing (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), an archaeological site featuring the reconstructions of three Norse buildings which are the earliest known European settlement in the New World.  Come discover Newfoundland on an adventure aboard Wanderbird.  This is another voyage of a lifetime!

Read about our ports-of-call in Newfoundland

Expedition Cruise from St. Anthony, Newfoundland to Nain, Labrador

In Labrador, we experience one of the planet's last great wilderness frontiers. Nain is the gateway to the Arctic, and we will be keeping a lookout for the Great White Bear! Labrador is sparsely inhabited by descendants of Paleo Indians that thrived 9000 years ago, viking settlers, Basque whalers, Moravian missionaries, traders and explorers. The Labrador tundra is inhabited by caribou, moose, wolves, lynx, Arctic hare and ptarmigan. The icy waters are teeming with whales, seal, salmon, char and iceberg. The Labrador coast supports the greatest variety of seabirds on the planet. Join us as we travel down this magnificent, wild and absolutely pristine coast. We will see icebergs, explore fjords, outpost villages and experience waters teeming with wildlife! You will experience fine, friendly Newfoundland hospitality in St. Anthony, Newfoundland and see distinctive Northern culture while traveling to Nain, Labrador.

Read about our ports-of-call in Labrador

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Northern Travel Note:
*** Guests are responsible for their own travel costs and arrangements to and from our start and end points in Newfoundland. For some suggestions on travel to those ports, please see our Destinations pages on this site.


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