Canadian Signature Experience

We are honoured to receive Destination Canada’s ‘Canadian Signature Experience’
stamp of approval!

Destination Canada welcomed us this July to the Canadian Signature Experience program with our unique ‘Fins and Fiddles’ expedition cruise to Canada’s East Coast.  The Canadian Signature Experience is a curated collection of innovative travel experiences designed to encourage local and global visitors to further explore Canada by introducing them to the most authentic and memorable experiences possible, Coast to Coast.

This voyage caters to travelers and families that are interested in exploring the diverse facets of Canada’s friendliest region, the Maritimes and Canada’s East Coast.  Departing from Louisbourg, Nova Scotia the voyage provides unrivalled access to remote communities, abundant wildlife, natural beauty and diverse cultural experiences representing Canada’s rich history.  Zodiac excursions, soft adventures and educational seminars take place daily.  These activities include sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, on-shore guided hiking and bike touring, meetings with locals in remote fishing communities and educational seminars on marine wildlife, Canadian history and photography by expert staff members.  Guests can experience as many activities on the ship as they do off the ship. This makes us unique in the world of expedition cruising.

Trip highlights vary from encountering the fabled wild horses of Sable Island, Parks Canada’s newest Natural Reserve off the mainland of Nova Scotia, visiting the world’s largest gannet colonies on Bonaventure Island, Gaspe in Quebec, to setting foot on Canada’s birth place, Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, or walking on the crust of the earth at Tablelands, a World Heritage Site in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland & Labrador.

In July 2017, we are introducing a new voyage on Canada’s East Coast, the ‘Ladrador and Torgat Explorer’.  This inaugural 11- day voyage cruises along the rugged coastline of Newfoundland and Labrador and includes a visit to the jewel in the crown of our National Park network, the Torngat Mountains National Park.  The trip links several historic locations, including a Viking settlement, a French-built fortress, and various remote mission locations and isolated fishing ports.  The voyage takes travelers north into the higher Arctic latitudes and gives access to abundant wildlife and breath-taking scenery in remote bays and fjords that are only accessible by small ships we operate on Canada’s East Coast, throughout the Arctic, Greenland and the Antarctic.

To satisfy the demand for expedition cruising in Canada’s East Coast, and offering another opportunity to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, we are thrilled to introduce a second Fins and Fiddles departure for next summer 21-31 July 2017 together with the launch of a brand new itinerary Labrador & Torngats Explorer 15-25 July 2017 and a great value 21-day Epic East Coast and Labrador voyage 5-25 July 2017.

With over 200,000 kilometers (over 124,000 miles) of coastline, Canada boasts the longest coastline in the world. The new Canadian Signature Experience was chosen for the exceptional ways it connects visitors to Canadians and Canada’s geography, rich cultural heritage on coastal communities and marine adventures.

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