The Best of Newfoundland by Sea

Newfoundland Circumnavigation Cruise

Discover authentic Newfoundland by traveling by sea. Circle the whole island and explore unique locations with local experts on daily land excursions. The landscape of Newfoundland will leave you breathless, with amazing photography and wildlife viewing opportunities. Explore by foot on guided hikes through vast wilderness or stroll through charming villages with local experts. Every day brings a new adventure and with a high crew to guest ratio you will enjoy a seamless experience.

  • Starting From

    $8,450 USD

    per person
  • Trip length

    12 days

    11 nights
  • Hot Spots
    St. John's, Trinity, Twillingate, Red Bay, Channel-Port aux Basques, Parsons Harbour, Conne River, Saint-Pierre
Picture of the Norstead Viking village

Viking Discovery at L’Anse aux Meadows

Visit the only authenticated Norse archaeological site in all of North America. Walk through reconstructed dwellings and interact with Viking interpretive guides that bring history to life.

Grass-covered cliffs overlooking the bright blue ocean. In the distance, 2 people walk along the edge of the cliff, towards a large rock formation.

Gros Morne National Park

Spend the day exploring charming towns and the stunning geographic region of Gros Morne. Hike across the famous Tablelands, where the Earth’s mantle protrudes through the crust or along the shoreline at Green Gardens.

Connecting with Charming Locals

Famous for hospitality, Newfoundland is home to some of the most friendly, welcoming people you will meet. This expedition prides itself on working with local experts in the communities – meet local fishers, folk artists, musicians, and storytellers.


Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

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Day 01

Arrive in St. John's

Your adventure begins in the city of St. John’s, the oldest city in North America. This historical, waterfront city sits on the steep slopes of a snug and sheltered harbour. Discover the brightly coloured row-houses lining the hilly streets, unique eateries, and Celtic heritage.

Add time in St. John's to discover the Avalon Peninsula.

Private Transfer from St. John's Airport to Downtown

(1 of 1 activities)

Bypass the crowds and start making the most of your vacation. A friendly driver takes you directly to the city.

Overnight in St. John's

Overnight in a Superior level hotel, such as the Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John's Conference Centre. Superior Hotels are perfect for travelers wanting great value plus more upscale accommodations. Exceptional service, location, and quality characterize these properties.

Day 02

Newfoundland Cruise Begins

Continue to explore St. John's this morning before your adventure begins. Please note, the following itinerary is an example of some of the places you may visit, however adventure cruising is designed to provide the best possible experience and adjustments to your itinerary may occur.

Embark from St. John's

(1 of 2 activities)

Join an orientation meeting before boarding your cruise today. Watch for whales and seabirds as you set sail for your Newfoundland Circumnavigation!

Ocean Endeavour

(2 of 2 activities)

The Ocean Endeavour has a 1B ice class, making it a perfect option for Arctic summer exploration. At 137m (450ft) long, it features a swimming pool, hot tub, lounges and plenty of space for all of the 198 passengers onboard.

Category 9 – Junior Suite Cabin – Deck 5

This Junior Suite outside cabin features picture windows with unobstructed views, a matrimonial size bed, sitting area and a private bathroom. Located on deck 5, enjoy approximately 270 square feet of room to relax along with a flat screen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, bathrobe, and bathing amenities.

Day 03

Sailing North

Your circumnavigation cruise continues as you sail north today.

Explore the Northeast Coast

(1 of 2 activities)

Discover picturesque villages along rocky shorelines. Your experienced guides will show you what Newfoundland is famous for – fishing, music, poetry, storytelling, folk art and, of course, remarkably welcoming people.

Suggested Add-on: Kayak Program

(2 of 2 activities)

Add-on a kayaking program to explore the marine environment in a quiet and fun way. Paddle through serene waters and get closer to the natural environment and wildlife. Enjoy at least two kayak excursions throughout your expedition.

Day 04

Best of Small Town Newfoundland

Your cruise continues with daily activities with your experienced guides.

Discover Charming Fishing Communities

(1 of 1 activities)

Each community along the shore is unique with a fascinating past. Expect a warm Newfoundland welcome as you come to shore. Have your camera ready for quaint and charming architecture.

Day 05

Discover Viking Remains

Spend the day soaking in the Viking history of Newfoundland.

Visit L'Anse aux Meadows

(1 of 1 activities)

Discover the only authenticated Norse settlement in North America, with remains dating back to 1000 AD. Visit the interpretive centre and learn about Viking history in North America.

Day 06

Discover the Mainland

Explore the remote area of Labrador on the mainland today.

Labrador and Red Bay

(1 of 1 activities)

Visit Red Bay Basque Whaling Station. This UNESCO World Heritage site tells the story of Basque whalers who occupied the harbour in the 1500s.

Day 07

National Park Discovery

Visit Newfoundland's premier adventure destination of Gros Morne National Park.

Explore Gros Morne National Park

(1 of 1 activities)

Gros Morne offers many great hiking trails, including the Tablelands, a plateau featuring the world's best example of exposed earth's mantle. Join one of the guided walking tours on offer or discover the charming town of Woody Point.

Day 08

Cruise South

Sail around the southern tip of Newfoundland today.

Round the Southern Coast

(1 of 1 activities)

Discover outport communities as you continue to circle around the windswept coastline of Newfoundland. Stopping to visit these small towns can often be the highlight of the trip.

Day 09

Discover Remote Bays and Coves

Your experienced Newfoundland staff delight in telling their stories as you adventure together.

Sail the Southern Shore

(1 of 1 activities)

Explore the shore on your choice of zodiac or land excursion. The geology of these remote coves and bays is fascinating and picturesque. Keep a watchful eye for wildlife in this area.

Day 10

First Nations Welcome

Meet the traditional community that calls Newfoundland home.

Visit Miawpukek

(1 of 1 activities)

Discover the First Nations community of Miawpukek, also known as Conne River. Traditionally used as a camping site by the nomadic Mi'kmaw people, it became a permanent settlement in 1822. Receive a welcome from the local leaders and explore the community.


Day 11

Travel to France

Have your passports ready as you arrive in France today.

Visit Saint-Pierre

(1 of 1 activities)

Discover a small piece of France off the east coast of Canada. Saint-Pierre is a remnant of France's colonial territories in North America. Explore the colourful shops and a taste of European living.

Day 12

Depart with Fond Memories

Your adventure comes to an end today as your cruise arrives back in St. John's.

Return to St. John's

(1 of 1 activities)

Savour the final day of your expedition as you sail back into St. John's Harbour. Say goodbye as the expedition team assists with your onward journey.


Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options.
Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

Hotel room with two queen beds, desk and TV
Let's personalize this trip idea with your own flair so that it's unique to you.
We're always here to open up possibilities and clear up uncertainties.
We're with you every step to help you plan and enjoy your trip, and get you home safely.


To make sure that your holiday is full of only good surprises, here's a comprehensive list of what is (and isn't) included in your package.


  • 1 night at the Delta St. John's
  • 10 nights onboard the Ocean Endeavour in a private cabin

Cruise Experience:

  • Team of expedition staff
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All zodiac excursions
  • Educational program
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment

Meal Inclusions:

  • All shipboard meals

Transportation Inclusions:

  • Private transfer between airport and downtown hotel
  • Transfers between the Delta St. John's and cruise ship

Other Inclusions:

  • Complimentary expedition jacket
  • Contribution to Adventure Canada's Discovery Fund
  • Special access permits, entry and park fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Port fees
  • Applicable taxes

Important Schedule and Trip Notes:

  • Adventure cruising is unpredictable. Expedition staff may adjust the itinerary and inclusions to accommodate to weather to provide the best possible experience.
  • Airfare to and from Canada
  • Meals, other than those mentioned
  • Trip interruption / cancellation insurance, or travel medical insurance including medical evacuation (mandatory)
  • Gratuities to staff and crew ($US15 per day, per passenger is recommended)
  • There are currently no seasonal restrictions


This trip is available for departures in June.

Starting From

$8,450 USD
per person

based on double occupancy, June 2020 departure and our base class.

We offer a range of packages across all four seasons. Please speak with one of our travel advisors about personalizing your trip and getting a comprehensive quote.

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