It’s not often you hear the words ‘golf’ and ‘cruise’ in the same offering but the new One Expeditions Golf Cruise instructs golfers to pack their clubs and enjoy an 8-day seafaring expedition in the wilds of Canada and some of the world’s finest, and most challenging, golf courses!
The new 2018 Canada’s East Coast Golf Expedition – Fiddles and Sticks – has been added to One Expeditions’ ever-growing list of innovative voyages and the tour tees off in Nova Scotia’s historic port town of Louisburg aboard One Ocean Navigator (Akademik Ioffe).
“Such a voyage is a golfer’s dream,” said Richard Cunningham, Australia manager of One Ocean Expeditions.
“To combine your favourite sport on some of the world’s finest courses with a cruise of a truly magically scenic part of Canada has all the hallmarks of a trip of a lifetime.
“And you don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy such an experience either as non-golfers are also well catered for, from the range of activities such as sea kayaking, cycling and stand-up paddling to the overall sightseeing, whale watching and wildlife photography programs.”
In addition to covering Nova Scotia, the voyage – from June 27 to July 4, 2018 – will visit picturesque Prince Edward Island along with smaller islands of the vast Gulf of St Lawrence.
Rounds of golf will be played at the impressive Ben Crenshaw-designed Cabot Cliffs at Inverness, its neighbouring Cabot Links, Prince Edward Island’s The Links at Crowbush, and the historic Highland Links in Ingonish which dates back to the 1930s. Each course is featured in Gold Digest Canadian Top 20 with Cabot Cliffs ranked number #1.
For something a little off-the-beaten-track, Quebec’s tiny Magdalen Island and its L’Etang-du Nord nine-hole golf course will host a round of 18 holes (nine holes played twice).
The eight-day golf cruise includes green fees at all courses, all meals on board (including packed lunches on golfing days), transfers (including clubs and gear) from ship to shore and a comprehensive program for non-golfers led by expert guides.
Price begins at USD$3395 (about AUD$4500) per person, triple share, USD$569 (about AUD$7500) per person, twin private share. Air fares from Australia are additional.