Sable Island | 12 days
Sable Island’s wild horses are world-famous, but there’s much more to this remote sand island off the coast of Nova Scotia. The world’s largest colony of grey seals breeds here, as do the rare roseate tern and the endemic Ipswich sparrow, among many birds of note. Amid the island’s 42 km of beaches, dunes and bogs you’ll find a plethora of plants - from iris to sundew - and an abundance of wild berries. Whales and sharks ply the nearby waters.
The island’s history includes shipwrecks and salvage, sealing and walrus hunting and rescue and research. To this day, the horses remain the island’s most charismatic residents. Free to roam, they are one of the world’s last wild equine populations. Now protected as Canada’s 43rd national park, Sable Island offers an adventure unlike any other.
This voyage can be booked consecutively with Mighty St Lawrence.
When:4-15 July 2017
Guide price:£4,875 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities) if booked before 30 September 2016
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