May 26 – Jun 16 | $5950
This trip has blue water sailing, as well as coastal navigation. We’ll sail north from Bermuda over the Grand Banks to arrive in St. Pierre, one of two French islands 15NM off the south coast of Newfoundland. Good food, rich history, and Puffins are all a treat here. After more than one delicious pastry and stroll around the island, we’ll hop the short distance to Fortune to clear into Canada and explore the south coast of Newfoundland. This spectacular cruising ground is seldom visited and offers much; gorgeous fjords, hiking, waterfalls, wildlife and remote outports. Sea Dragon will take her time anchorage hopping before making her way up the east coast to St. John’s.
All meals on board Sea Dragon are delicious and vegetarian, with the addition of fish if we catch any along the way.
This is not a trip for the infirm or physically unfit – you MUST be able to go up and down the companionway and move safely about the boat while in rough conditions, have good balance, and be in reasonably good health. Please contact us with any health questions or if you answer “YES” to any of the questions on our health questionnaire prior to signing up for the trip!
Ardent Training is offering a significant discount on the RYA Day Skipper Theory online course to anyone signed up for this trip. If you’re interested in taking the course, let us know when you sign up and we can give you the discount code!
- Distance: 1350 nautical miles
- Cost: $5950
- Date: May 26 – Jun 16, 2024 (22 Days, 21 Nights)
- Start: St. George’s Harbor, Bermuda
- End: St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
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Day 1: Arrive Sea Dragon
You will board the boat in St Georges harbor between 1500-1700. After getting settled in your bunk and introductions, we’ll have our first dinner together. Night on anchor.
Day 2: Safety Brief/Explore Bermuda
Today will be full of boat briefings and getting the boat prepped for passage. You’ll have some time in the afternoon to explore.
Day 3: Set Sail for St Pierre
Today is the day to head to sea! We’ll haul up anchor and head out St Georges cut and hoist sails.
Day 4-8: Underway
Life and rhythm on Sea Dragon will quickly take shape around the watch schedule and life will be wonderfully simple and disconnected from the norm.
Day 9: Arrive St Pierre
Welcome to France! We’ll tie up on the dock in St Pierre, ready to explore a new land after being at sea.
Day 10-11: Explore St Pierre
Time to stretch those sea legs and experience this little bit of France on the western side of the Atlantic! Take a tour through the museum, enjoy the local cuisine, or take a trip over to Ile aux Marins to have a look at the former fisherman’s village. Don’t forget to visit the bakery!
Day 12: To Canada
After a few days in port we’ll untie and head to Canada. It’s only a short hop over to Fortune, where we’ll clear in.
Day 13-19: Southwest and South Coast of Newfoundland
We’ll spend these days of the trip amongst the birds and marine mammals of the south coast. Our nights will be on anchor and our days will be filled with sailing, hiking, relaxing and taking in the spectacular scenery. These fjords are incredible and remote. The specific stops along the way will be largely dictated by the weather.
Day 20: Arrive St Johns
This lively harbor will be quite the difference from the remoteness of Newfoundland thus far. This will be the final port of the trip. Night on the dock.
Day 21: St Johns
We’ll have some time to soak up St. John’s. There’s many options depending on what suits your fancy! Night on the dock.
Day 22: Depart Sea Dragon
You will leave the boat by 0900 in St. John’s.
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The deposit is only $500. It’s non refundable if you back out, but if we cancel or modify the trip we are happy to return your money or apply it to a different voyage. Please review the Crew Contract for full details. The remaining balance is due 60 days before the trip begins. Please contact us with any questions.
Call Us: +1 (305) 330-4212 (Pacific Time) If we don’t pick up, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
– 21 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
– All meals (vegetarian), snacks, and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear
– Mask, fins, snorkels
– Use of inflatable paddle boards
Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to St George’s Harbor and from St John’s Harbor
– Transportation from L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA) or to St. John’s International Airport (YYT)
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port
It will be warm in Bermuda, but quickly cooling off once we cross the Gulf Stream. Take a look at our Temperate packing list.
L.F. Wade International Airport is a 10 min taxi or bus to St George’s Harbor. St. John’s International Airport is a 15 min taxi from the harbor.
All Crew members are responsible for their own passports and any necessary visas. You must have at least 6 months remaining on your passport beyond our arrival in Canada.
Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea, or contact us directly to discuss.