Puffin

rated 5 out of 5 5 star average rating 3 reviews

7 Days

Start:
Halifax
Ends:
Moncton
Runs:
June–September

Prices:

Basic Tour:
$899 CAD

Accommodation costs not included. Local fee of $150 due upon departure

Inclusive Tour:
$1299 CAD

7 nights accommodation costs and all fees included

Overview

The Puffin tour has an additional 2 optional finishing locations!

  

Breathe in the fresh Atlantic air, listen to the waves crash on the rugged coastline and feel the sand between your toes – you must be in the Maritimes!

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the smallest province of all, Prince Edward Island!  You’ll be sure to see plenty of seabirds such as herons, gannets and kingfishers and the (less adorable but very majestic) bald eagle. If that isn’t enough seabirds/life for you then take a whale watching cruise to see humpbacks, minke and more, plus adorable seals!

New Brunswick is famous for their lobster, so of course we’ll be boarding a lobster boat to enjoy the freshest lobster lunch available. We’ll hike trails on Cape Breton Island, check out the incredible tidal changes and rock formations at the Bay of Fundy, keep our eyes peeled for moose and other wildlife, relax on sandy beaches, and even visit the Anne of Green Gables homestead!

HIGHLIGHTS*

  • Walk the ocean floor in the Bay of Fundy and check out the amazing Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick
  • Take a whale watching boat tour in Nova Scotia
  • Observe Canadian wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Take a cruise on a lobster boat and enjoy a fresh lobster lunch
  • Explore east coast villages and ports and meet the friendly locals
  • Swim in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Check out the Anne of Green Gables homestead in P.E.I. (If you haven’t read the book, start now!)
  • Hike the trails and take one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world on Cape Breton Island

WHAT’S INCLUDED?*

  •  7 nights accommodation in shared dorm (Inclusive tour only)
  • 2 dinners/3 breakfasts
  • Lobster boat cruise and lunch
  • Whale watching boat cruise
  • All ferry crossing fees
  • Beachcombing on the Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks tour
  • Anne of Green Gables tour on P.E.I.
  • Driver and guide services

 

*Highlights and inclusions will change if tour is extended to a Quebec City or Toronto finish. Check the itinerary or contact our office for more information.

 TOUR PACKAGES

BASIC TOUR –  Moose will pre-book your accommodation throughout the tour but you are responsible for payment directly to hostels upon check-in. A local fee is due upon departure.

INCLUSIVE TOUR – Our inclusive tour has all accommodation costs and local fees incorporated into the price of the tour. If you book an inclusive tour there are no extra fees unless you decide to join in any optional activities that have a cost associated with them.

Itinerary

7 Day tour - Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

After a friendly welcome from our Moose guide and introduction to the rest of our group we’ll head towards the incredible region known as the Cape Breton Highlands, which are home to Canada's Scottish heritage. We will have several breathtaking photo stops en-route and we’ll hike the famous Skyline Trail where we’ll keep our eyes peeled for moose! Tonight we stay in a lovely hostel located on the Cape Breton Road. (Dinner included).

You’ll have the opportunity to do an amazing whale watching tour this morning where you will see Minke and Humpback whales and sometimes dolphins and seals! After the cruise, we will visit some beautiful areas of the park including MacIntosh Brook and Black Brook beach. Tonight we’ll wind down by a warming campfire on the beach under the stars!

Today we continue to explore the Cape Breton region. We visit Ingonish Beach and the Middle Head hike where we explore the spectacular views of the coastal cliffs! Tonight we relax beside the lake and roast some marshmallows over the campfire! (Dinner included).

Today we will visit Louisbourg and you can choose to take a tour of the National Historic Site of Fortress of Louisbourg. This fort was founded in 1713 by the French and developed over several decades into a thriving centre for fishing and trade. Its two sieges, especially that of 1758, were turning points in the Anglo-French struggle for what Canada is today. Tonight we stay again at the wonderful Bear on the Lake hostel.

This morning we travel to Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest and greenest province. We take a beautiful drive and a ferry ride to the island. When we arrive we’ll explore Charlottetown, home to Canada's confederation signing!

Today we continue to explore P.E.I., visiting Cavendish Beach as well as the beautiful Anne of Green Gables homestead. (Breakfast included).

We start back into New Brunswick today across the 13km long Confederation Bridge and take a Lobster Boat cruise with a fresh lobster lunch. We’ll also take a tour of Hopewell Rocks, an amazing area in the Bay of Fundy. This is where you can see and learn about the incredible tidal changes, which are some of the highest in the world! Tonight we will stay in Moncton. Join your guide for a city walk and a night out on the town. (Breakfast included).

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN QUEBEC CITY OR TORONTO*** Quebec City is our destination today! With a stop first at Montmorency Falls, which are 1.5 times higher than Niagara Falls, we arrive in Quebec City around dinner time. Quebec City is the only walled city in North America and a spectacular place! Tonight we can enjoy some poutine or crepes to get a taste of local flavour! Bon appetit! (Breakfast included).

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN TORONTO*** We take time today to wander the narrow walkways and cobblestone streets, visiting boutiques, museums and cafes. We’ll enjoy another group dinner at our hostel then tonight we can visit a local bar for some live music! (Dinner included).

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN TORONTO*** We journey into the countryside of “la belle province” today and we’ll travel to Ottawa - the capital of Canada. After we get checked into our hostel, join your guide for a city walking tour to Parliament Hill and end in the Byward market where we can sit in an outdoor café and soak up the atmosphere.

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN TORONTO*** There is more time today to explore this beautiful city. You can choose to visit a museum, go shopping or enjoy a cycle by the Rideau Canal. (Breakfast included).

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN TORONTO*** The last day of our amazing tour! We head to Toronto today, stopping along the way to have a picnic lunch at Sandbanks Provincial Park on one of the most beautiful beaches in Ontario! We arrive back in Toronto around 6:00pm to drop you off at your downtown hostel. (Breakfast included).

Departures

Departs Halifax Price Bookings
Thursday 01st June 2017
Basic Price$899
Inclusive Price$1299
Departs Halifax Price Bookings
Thursday 13th July 2017
Basic Price$899
Inclusive Price$1299
Departs Halifax Price Bookings
Thursday 10th August 2017
Basic Price$899
Inclusive Price$1299
Departs Halifax Price Bookings
Thursday 14th September 2017
Basic Price$899
Inclusive Price$1299

Details

There are so many activities included on our Puffin tour that there isn't too much time for many extras. Although we recommend trying everything, you are always free to join the group, explore by yourself or just take some time to relax and get away from it all!

You are also likely to come across other exciting opportunities that aren't listed here whilst on your tour!

Activity $ CAD Location
Whale watching cruise $50 Cape Breton
Fortress of Louisbourg tour $18 Nova Scotia
Hiking Free Various locations
Wildlife Spotting Free Various locations
Swimming Free Various locations

 

 Moose pre-books your accommodation so you don't have to worry about anything other than having a great time!

 We reserve a single bed per passenger in shared hostel dorm roomsIf you prefer to stay in a private room or an alternative location this must be booked independently - Please reserve a basic tour as accommodation costs cannot be transferred from an inclusive tour.

 Accommodation costs are included in the price of our inclusive tour, if you have reserved a basic tour then payment is due directly to the hostels upon check-in.

  Location Accommodation
Day 1 Pleasant Bay Cabot Trail Hostel
Day 2 Pleasant bay Cabot Trail Hostel
Day 3 Bear on the Lake Bear on the Lake Hostel
Day 4 Bear on the Lake Bear on the Lake Hostel
Day 5 P.E.I. Brackley Beach Hostel
Day 6 P.E.I. Brackley Beach Hostel
Day 7 Moncton C'mon Inn Moncton
Day 8* Quebec City HI Quebec City 
Day 9* Quebec City HI Quebec City
Day 10* Ottawa HI Ottawa Jail
Day 11* Ottawa HI Ottawa Jail
Day 12* Toronto *Bed not reserved

 

  Pick Up Location Pick Up Time
HI - Halifax 1253 Barrington Street, Halifax (map) 8:00am

 

  • Bring suitable clothing for the tour and comfortable shoes for hiking. The weather in Canada is predictable but may be cooler at night. It's always wise to prepare, just in case of rain. Find out what else to bring on our FAQ page or contact us directly with any questions!
  • If possible bring a credit card with you whilst travelling.
  • Don't forget your camera! We guarantee you'll want to take photos of wild animals, incredible scenery and new friends!
  • Book your pre-departure accommodation in advance. Toronto hostels are incredibly busy through June - September so if you are travelling then, plan ahead! Moose tours pick up at the 3 major hostels in Toronto.
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  • If you have any other questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our office!

Reviews

3 reviews of “Puffin

    Reviews

    1. Puffin
      Toronto Office

      Male, 32, Australia
      Thank you so much for an amazing trip, everything was great! What a trip!


      Rating: 5/5

    2. Puffin
      Kym

      female, 31, Australia
      Had a lovely trip – met a great group of people, got an awesome view of a different part of Canada from a very enthusiastic guide. Can’t wait to start my next Moose trip!


      Rating: 4.5/5

    3. Puffin
      Les

      Male, 25, United Kingdom
      This tour was really good, I had so much fun and met loads of nice people. The tour guide Beth was awesome, you can tell she’s really passionate about her country and job. I would highly recommend it!


      Rating: 5/5

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