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One Ocean Expeditions joins the prestigious Canadian Signature Experience Collection

July 22, 2016 Cruise No Comments Email Email

bDestination Canada welcomes Canadian cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) to the Canadian Signature Experience (CSE) program with its unique ‘Fins and Fiddles’ expedition cruise to Canada’s East Coast.  The SEC 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 to Coast.

The ‘Fins and Fiddles’ 11-day expedition cruise, 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, defining the expedition cruise experience that is unique to OOE.

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.


“OOE is honoured to join the other exceptional members of the Canadian Signature collection”, says Andrew Prossin, Managing Director at One Ocean Expeditions. “Together with operators from across the country OOE continues to innovate and develop outstanding Canadian travel experiences that differentiate our great destination on the competitive global stage,” added Prossin.

In July 2017, OOE is introducinga new voyage on Canada’s East Coast, the ‘Ladrador and Torgat Explorer’ The inaugural 11- day trip 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 OOE operates on Canada’s East Coast, throughout the Arctic, Greenland and the Antarctic.

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 experiences connecting travellers to Canadians and Canada’s geography, rich cultural heritage on coastal communities and marine adventures.


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