Long before the giants of the cruise industry discovered Newfoundland and Labrador, Adventure Canada plied its waters, bringing a different kind of tourism to the province.

Now, the tour company is celebrating 20 years of visits to the province. It received the rarely-given Freedom of the Seaport from the City of St. John's on the weekend.

Experts on local history, geology and wildlife are part of the crew, including world-famous author and keen birder Margaret Atwood.

Watch the video to see the CBC's Zach Goudie chatting with the renowned author to get her impression of the province via cruise ship, and share a joke about "horse sax."