February 4, 2015
New Canada’s East Coast Wildlife Safari cruise merges adventure, education and fun!
Vancouver, February 3rd 2015: Polar expedition cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions, is introducing a new 10-day trip in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada highlighting the Maritimes’ otherwise inaccessible out-ports and islands. What’s more, the new East Coast Wildlife Safari, which launches in July, features some new and exciting adventure options, such as kayaking, cycling and paddle boarding that will appeal to regular cruise guests as well as enthusiastic travelling families.
Starting in the historic town of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, the 9-night expedition showcases wildlife, unparalleled beauty, rich culture, and impressive marine wildlife. A visual, musical, gastronomic and educational feast for travellers wishing to experience quintessential Eastern Canada, its highlights include infamous wild ponies of Sable Island, Canada’s newest National Park; puffins on Bird Island; Quebec’s remote, sandstone Magdalen Islands; the culturally rich Gaspe Peninsula and Anticosti Island, a spot that until now, even some of the most adventurous travellers found difficult to reach. This departure will also take guests to the spectacular Gros Morne National Park and the isolated marine community of Francois, as well as crossing the French border at St-Pierre et Miquelon, before returning to Louisbourg.
Rich wildlife encounters at this time of the year are assured with a staggering abundance of resident and migrating birdlife, plus numerous whale species such as humpback, minke, beluga and blue whales. Birders will delight in the eagles, puffins, and thousands of northern gannets in their natural habitats, while budding photographers will be assisted in capturing these unique experiences by resident experts offering onboard and on shore photographic workshops.
Guided cycling tours will be offered on various excursions, and for water enthusiasts both sea kayaking and paddle boarding will be available. In addition, a strong hiking program will appeal to many, with extended hikes through the spectacular landscapes of National Parks such as Sable Island and Gros Morne.
Included in this departure is fresh cooked lobster delivered to the ship by local fishermen and, after dinner, entertainment will be provided by local musician Jim Payne, a traditional Newfoundland folk singer, together with a Cape Breton fiddler.
The 9-night /10-day East Coast Wildlife Safari takes place from 7th to 16th July, 2015. Prices start from US$6195 per person, including all meals, zodiac excursions foul weather gear including Lacrosse rubber boots, ground transfers from either Halifax or Sydney to Louisbourg on July 6th, 2015. All adventure options are also included in the cruise price and are available on a first-come-first-served basis, pre-booked through your agent. Flights are not included, however a flight credit incentive of US$1000 per person is currently available. A special cruise price for children aged 16 and under is US$1500 per child when booking with an accompanying adult. Youths aged 17-20 will realize a reduction in their cruise price of 25%. Offers are subject to availability, and cannot be combined.
For further information please contact One Ocean Expeditions www.oneoceanexpeditions.com
About One Ocean Expeditions
One Ocean Expeditions is a privately-owned Canadian expedition cruise operator founded in 2007. The company operates cruises and special programs in fragile ecosystems around the world with a focus on the Polar Regions; the Arctic and Antarctica. Its vessels, Akademik Ioffe/One Ocean Navigator and Akademik Sergey Vavilov/One Ocean Voyager are designed for polar exploration and combine modern comforts and superb amenities with first-class safety features. One Ocean Expeditions continually excels as a polar expert and is able to do so, by collaborating with researchers and explorers in exciting programs. One Ocean Expeditions directly assists Northern Communities through support of local business, donations and community outreach programs.
Elyse Mailhot, Media Relations & PR