In New England’s Back Yard

Day 1b

Canada’s Atlantic Maritime Provinces are well known for its Celtic traditions and the music and cuisine of the region is celebrated the world over.

Historically, this is one of the most fascinating places in North America.

Our exploration of the Maritimes is to start and finish in the historical town of Louisburg, on Cape Breton Island.

The region also offers a staggering abundance of wildlife, including prolific birdlife, numerous seal and whale species and we even hope to encounter the fabled ponies of Sable Island.

Beaches and lagoons provide viewing opportunities for numerous shorebirds and as we cruise towards the mouth of the St Lawrence River, we hope to see the great baleen whales such as the humpback, minke and blue whale – as well as grey and harp seals. These rich feeding grounds act as a magnet for wildlife.

This ship- based exploration will allow us to visit places that are otherwise inaccessible or difficult to get to for land-based visitors and we hope to achieve this all in a manageable time frame.

Daily shore excursions with expert guides, a range of exciting sounding activities suggest this is going to be a wonderful opportunity for us to experience this enchanting region of Canada.

We are grateful to Destination Canada, Air Canada and ship operators One Ocean Expeditions for kindly hosting us on this trip