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Canada’s east coast Maritime provinces are home to some of the finest golf courses in North America. On this new voyage with One Ocean Expeditions - a world first in expedition cruising blends a unique cruise experience, full of wildlife encounters, visits to colourful coastal villages plus exciting off-ships excursions, while providing easy access to several of Canada's most spectacular golfing locations. While the golfers are off to the first tee, all non-golfing guests can enjoy a terrific range of activities such as cruising in the zodiacs, hikes on shore, town and village visits, wildlife viewing, cycle touring, sea kayaking and even stand-up paddleboarding. Exposed to the elements, these championship layouts provide a great test for golfers of all skill levels. When you add rich culture and history found in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the islands in the Gulf of St Lawrence, you have all the hallmarks of a great vacation.
Golf Inclusions and Features:
> Green Fees included in total price (5 golf courses)
> Transfer of all players plus clubs/equipment from ship to shore (and back) - and to the course at all locations
> Powered golf cart hire is at your expense. Pull carts are available at all locations - either included in green fees or hired from the Pro Shop for a small fee
> Pre-packed lunches will be available for all golfers. Golfers may choose to utilize the clubhouse and dining facilities when on shore
|27 Jun - 04 Jul 2018
||7 Nights/ 8 Days
||Starts in Louisbourg
Day 1 / Louisbourg - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
|The adventure begins in the historic port town of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, where you will board the expedition vessel, the One Ocean Navigator / Akademik loffe. You will board the ship in the late afternoon in the time for a dinner of fresh, local lobster as we sail out past the lighthouse and along the beautiful coastline of Cape Breton.
Day 2 / Inverness - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
|Overnight, you will have sailed around the northernmost point of Cape Breton and by morning we are anchored off the broad sand beach at Inverness, a small hamlet situated on Nova Scotia's west coast. You will then load into the zodiacs for the trip ashore with your golf bags. This classic, coastal layout is considered by many to be the finest links course outside of Scotland - the spiritual home of golf. Exposed to the winds of the Gulf of St Lawrence, the expansive layout presents a superb challenge for players of all abilities. Every hole offers an ocean view and it is impossible to not feel connected with the landscape. Six holes are located directly adjacent directly adjacent to the white sand beaches and rolling dunes. At the end of the round, you may choose to go return to the ship for a soak in the hot tub, a relaxing sauna or massage.
Day 3 / Inverness - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
|The new 18 hole layout at Cabot Cliffs was added to the adjacent Cabot Links course. Combined, this 36-hole complex has been rated in the top 20 golf course destinations in the world. 16th is the signature hole on the course, playing from one cliff edge to another with a 100 ft drop to the pounding waves below. The green is surrounded on three sides by cliffs. It is quite possibly one of the most scenic golf holes in the world. Like the famous par 5 closing hole at Pebble Beach, the 18th at Cabot Cliffs plays along the coastline. Couches and chairs rest behind the green where spectators can enjoy a drink, the view, and watch fellow players finish their round. Later, enjoy a pre-dinner beverage to celebrate the fantastic golf days.
Day 4 / Les Iles-De-La-Madeleine (The Magdalen Islands) - Quebec
|Sculpted out of sandstone, these islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are home to unique fishing with beautifully maintained waterfront houses and boats, flowing grassy plains and sandstone shorelines sculpted by the elements. This is the only golf course on the island and offers beautiful coastal views. If you feel the need for a day away from the fairways, the island's gentle terrain is a cyclist's paradise. Sea kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on calm waters, through sea arches and into sandstone sea caves is a superb experience.
Day 5 / Morell - Prince Edward Island
|Overnight you will have sailed south from the Magdalen Islands to Prince Edward Island. Situated on the north coast facing the Gulf of St Lawrence, is the small fishing the agricultural centre of Morell. You will enjoy golfing at the fabulous links-style course at Crowbush. A gorgeous championship layout which earned a 5 star rating by Golf Digest. Featuring deep pot bunkers, plenty of water hazards, knee deep rough in some locations and a constant sea breeze, this can be a tricky place to shoot a low score. Having completed your round, you will be welcomed back to the ship for a dinner of fresh Atlantic seafood as you navigate north-east overnight, heading once again for Cape Breton.
Day 6 / Ingonish - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
|By morning, you will have returned to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. You will anchor off the pretty hamlet of Ingonish - cluster of five small communities on the famous Cabot Trail. Here lies one of the original golf courses in Cape Breton. The layout runs from a rocky promontory and is set entirely within the National Park and the 18 holes are completely isolated from each other. Cut from the dense forest the undulating terrain offers wonderful ocean glimpses, it is no surprise that Highland Links constantly ranks in Canada's Top 10 best courses.
Day 7 / Sable Island National Park - Nova Scotia
|Located on the edge of the Grand Banks, Sable Island is an important stopover for numerous migratory bird species as they make their way to and from High Artic regions. Sable Island forms one of Canada's newest National Parks and we explore the long sand beaches. It is an incredibly remote location, hard to get to other than by ship. Take the cameras ashore to capture the raw beauty of this location. After enjoying our shore excursions around Sable Island, you can celebrate our voyage and attend a special dinner attended by the ship's Captain.
Day 8 / Louisbourg - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
|You will sail back to Cape Breton heading again for the historic port of Louisbourg. You will disembark in the morning as the extraordinary trip comes to an end and you can reflect on the truly memorable courses that have challenged all golfers. You can choose to head to the airport, or add a few extra days in Nova Scotia to enjoy hospitality, culture and renowned seafood.
Your Expedition Includes:
|Comprehensive pre-voyage information package
||Transfers to the ship on embarkation day and from the ship to the airport or local hotel on disembarkation
||Shipboard accommodation in your selected cabin category with daily housekeeping
| All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage with afternoon tea
||Daily off- ship excursions by Zodiac boat separating into small groups for shore landings
||Guided hikes and walks on shore of various durations for guests of all abilities
|Port fees and all permits to access visited areas
|| Visits to wildlife colonies, historic sites, places of outstanding natural beauty and community visits
|| Access to computers in the multimedia lab for image downloads, file back-up and management
| Onboard sauna, plunge pool, jacuzzi and fitness centre
||Access to well-stocked library
||An activity program that includes stand up paddle boarding, sea kayaking and cycling options on shore
*Also includes expedition cruising gear and more!!
Cabin Types and Rates:
|One Ocean Suite
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