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Heart of the Arctic | Ocean Endeavour

Save 15% on All Cabin Categories for selected Arctic 2024 Departures .   
Available until 14 Sep 2023. Offers apply to new bookings only.  
Cabins are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. 
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13 Days
Save Up To 15%

WAS From AUD 9,223   Now From AUD 7,840

Trip Code: ACADHOA

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Ottawa, Canada

Finish: Toronto, Canada

SHIP: Ocean Endeavour


Canadian Arctic, Greenland

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Discover the heart of the Arctic on an incredible journey as you discover incredible wonders of both Canada and Greenland. This 13-day expedition cruise aboard the comfortable Ocean Endeavour explores three different Arctic regions. Delve into the deep fjords and traditional culture of Greenland; meet local artists in South Baffin Island’s Inuit communities and explore the Arctic coast of Quebec, Nunavik. This trip is ideal for those with an interest in nature and culture. Excursions include Zodiac cruises to see bears, birds, whales and caribou and you will learn about the unique Arctic scenery and culture from scientists, historians and Inuit artists.



Mandatory charter flight information and cost. 2024 DEPARTURE:
-Northbound Charter Flight: Ottawa, ON, Canada to Iqaluit NU, Canada. Early-morning departure. (*900USD per person)
-Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON, Canada. Evening arrival. (*1375USD per person)

Offers apply to new bookings only. Cabins are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Further conditions apply, please contact us for more information. 
PLEASE NOTE: Pricing is subject to change and availability at the time of booking. Contact us for more information.


Ottawa - Iqaluit

Please make your own way to Ottawa Airport for the early morning charter flight to Iqaluit.

Iqaluit, at the head of Frobisher Bay, is Nunavut’s bustling capital. A population of nearly 8,000 (and growing) call Iqaluit home. Local attractions include the territorial Legislature, igloo-inspired St. Jude’s Cathedral, art shops, and more.

Frobisher Bay

Expect compelling scenery, as you soak up the Arctic splendour. Discovered in 1576 by Sir Martin Frobisher it was originally believed to be a strait before being identified as a bay in 1860. Not only will you be on the lookout for an abundance of wildlife but also will be able to learn about the unique characteristics of the native tundra flora. Our geologists will have you raving about rocks!

Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)

Kimmirut means “the heel” in Inuktitut, referring to an outcrop of marble across the bay from the community. Kimmirut is considered one of the most charming communities on the South Baffin coast.

Art aficionados may know the hamlet as Lake Harbour, once the home of a Hudson Bay Company post. Art has played a major role in putting Kimmirut on the map. The Dewey Soper Building houses a gallery of outstanding works of art.

Kinngait - Cape Dorset

Sail onward to what was once the birthplace of the Inuit art market. In 1959, the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was established: it remains the oldest arts organization in the Canadian Arctic and the oldest professional Inuit printmaking studio in Canada.

Old and new generations of outstanding artists, carvers, and printmakers continue to make Kinngait a proud centre for Inuit art. You’ll visit studios and meet the incredible local artists here, as well as having an opportunity to purchase outstanding works straight from the source.

Hudson Strait

Your expedition continues as you navigate the icy waters of the Hudson Strait. Make the most of the natural winds and catch glimpses of magnificent floating icebergs. Cruise the waters as you scan the surroundings for wildlife like polar bears, walruses, whales, seals and incredible seabirds.

Visit Nunavik's northernmost community, Ivujivik. This dramatic setting sits at the confluence of the Hudson Strait and Hudson bay. With a population of under just five hundred, the setting and high tidal environment for a rich variety of wildlife such as the thick-billed murre.

Ungava Peninsula, QC - Day 6 & 7

Enjoy hiking across the treeless tundra of the Ungava Peninsula. This area is a haven for lovers of geology, with an abundance of rich geology and flora. You can enjoy hiking experiences and a zodiac cruise.

Ungava Bay - Day 8 & 9

Large and shallow, Ungava Bay is a rich ecosystem and home to a variety of wildlife, including an endangered Beluga population and Canada’s largest number of breeding Thick-billed Murres. Here we’ll use our Zodiacs to scout the shorelines and any outlying ice with hopes of seeing polar bears, walrus, and other marine life. We’ll pay a visit to uninhabited Akpatok Island, the biggest island in Ungava Bay, at over nine hundred square kilometres. It’s named for the akpat—the Thick-billed Murres—that nest on ledges of Aktpatok’s lofty cliffs.

At Sea – Davis Strait

You will continue on as you steam across the Davis Strait towards Greenland. Our resource staff will deepen your understanding of the Arctic as you go. This is an excellent time to enjoy workshops and group learning, watch a documentary or dive into our library.

While out on deck, keep your binoculars ready for minke and humpback whales amid pack ice, as well as the seabirds that are sure to mark our passage.


Welcome to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland that bridges old and new. The old harbour region of town includes many buildings dating from the Danish colonial days. The modern downtown core includes shopping, cafes and restaurants, and public institutions with a European flair.

The Greenland National Museum is one of Nuuk’s many outstanding features; the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies are housed here. The museum’s exhibits also offer in-depth information about colonial, Norse, and Inuit presence in Greenland.

Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord

West Greenland’s complex coastal waterways include glaciers, islands and fjords against a towering mountain backdrop. The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland Current and the sub-Arctic location. We’ll explore this sublime landscape by ship, and by Zodiac.

Kangerlussuaq - Toronto

Early this morning you'll complete your overnight journey up Sondre Stromfjord—a 168-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, means ‘the big fjord’.

Kangerlussuaq is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. You'll transfer to shore by Zodiac and be bused along Greenland’s longest road—less than twenty kilometres—to the airport, where our charter flight will take you to Toronto.

 Ocean Endeavour

Ocean Endeavour

Your experiences through the Ocean Endeavour's in-depth expedition program is the number one priority! 

With her ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment, the Ocean Endeavour is ideally suited for expedition cruising to the Polar regions. It's designed to adventure travellers who want to get off the ship and onto the ice, with a wide range of expedition activities, citizen science research programs, and opportunities to learn about Antarctica's history and biology from passionate guides.

The ship carries 20 zodiacs for exploration and remote landings and offers additional activities such as sea kayaking, snowshoeing, ice camping and hiking plus a photography program, all designed to enhance your polar experience. This small, well-appointed expedition ship allows you to explore the world’s remotest regions while enjoying the class and comfort of a hotel.   

There are spacious lounge and bar areas and a top deck observation room with panoramic windows, as well as lecture theatres, a library and a polar boutique. The ample deck areas are equipped with comfortable lounge chairs and feature a saltwater pool, saunas and even a hot tub. Travellers can also enjoy health and fitness amenities including a gym, spa treatments and yoga classes designed to enhance your personal wellness. 

Onboard, the extensive range of cabin options includes dedicated single cabins for solo travellers, suites and triple cabins that feature two bathrooms. The ship offers an unmatched sense of space with plenty of both interior and exterior areas, where you can enjoy the company of your fellow travellers or enjoy Antarctica in quiet solitude. It's a truly immersive Antarctic adventure for explorers of any age. 

Ocean Endeavour Antarctica brochure

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  • We offer carbon offset departures. 
    We quantify our carbon usage and then purchase carbon credits from various projects to offset our impact.
  • We are assisting in scientific research.
    During every Antarctic voyage, you have the chance to observe, record, and report on natural phenomena as part of a collaboration project with Antarctic scientists. Find out More
  • We have an 8:1 passenger to expedition crew ratio.
    This is one of the highest in the industry and ensures our guests personally experience the professionalism and expertise of our expedition team, which will maximize their experience.
  • We have a fleet of 20 zodiacs and multiple loading points.
    With a large fleet of 20 zodiacs, our large team of boat drivers allows small groups to hit the water and venture onto the ice in smaller congregations.
  • No single supplements on single cabins. 
    We have increased our number of solo-use cabins on the Ocean Endeavour, making solo travel to Antarctica more economically viable while bolstering our social distancing measures and maximizing the safety and the experience of all of our passengers.
  • We offer a large variety of activities.
    Yoga, hiking, kayaking, zodiac excursions and cruises, our exclusive photography program, and camping



Unique to the Ocean Endeavour, this workshop is perfect if you are passionate about photography, or just passionate about capturing the beautiful landscape and wildlife you will encounter on your incredible Antarctic adventure. Learn More >

Fall asleep amid the snow-capped mountains as you watch the colours of the Antarctic twilight bounce off the ocean and surrounding glaciers. Learn More >

Experience the unforgettable thrill and serenity of kayaking in Antarctica as part of a small, expertly guided paddling group. Learn More >

Snowshoeing allows you to go even deeper into Antarctica’s interior and reach less visited places where many other visitors simply don’t go! Learn More >

As part of a small, expertly guided group, you will paddle between icebergs of all shapes and sizes, skim past penguin rookeries or drift quietly as you absorb the majestic scenery. Learn More > 


ship layout



Ice Class: Length: 137.10 M
Breadth: 21.00 MMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 16.0 knots
Electricity: 380 / 220 V, 50 Hz a.c. Passenger

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We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.


Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.


Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.


Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

Departing Ending Duration From Price
22 Jul 2024 03 Aug 2024 13 AUD 7,840
Cabin Type From Price
CAT 1 - Quad SAVE UP TO 15%AUD 7,840
CAT 2 - Triple SAVE UP TO 15%AUD 9,148
CAT 3 - Interior Twin SAVE UP TO 15%AUD 10,848
CAT 4 - Exterior Twin SAVE UP TO 15%AUD 12,548
CAT 5 - Main Twin SAVE UP TO 15%AUD 13,462
CAT 6 - Comfort Twin SAVE UP TO 15%AUD 14,378
CAT 7 - Select Twin SAVE UP TO 15%AUD 15,424
CAT 8 - Superior Twin SAVE UP TO 15%AUD 16,078
CAT 9 - Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15%AUD 17,386
CAT 10 - Suite SAVE UP TO 15%AUD 18,693

Important Information


    Cabin accommodation on board the Ocean Endeavour
    Applicable taxes and Credit card fees
    Complimentary Expedition jacket (Ocean Endeavour only)
    Contribution to Adventure Canada's Discovery Fund
    Special access permits, entry and park fees
    Team of expedition staff
    Guided activities
    Sightseeing and community visits
    All Zodiac excursions
    Port fees
    Pre-departure materials
    Educational program
    Nikon Camera Trial Program
    Interactive workshops
    Evening entertainment
    All shipboard meals


    Mandatory Charter flights (please see notes for more details)
    Commercial flights
    Program Enhancements/optional excursions
    Airport transfers, taxes and excess baggage charges unless specified
    Meals other than those specified in the pre-departure information
    Pre or post cruise travel expenses
    Visa (if applicable) and passport fees
    Travel insurance (compulsory)
    Fuel surcharge may be applied to all bookings
    Paid adventure options and all personal expenses
    Tobacco, alcoholic or beverages (other than coffee and tea)
    Miscellaneous extras
    Laundry and communication charges on board
    Gratuities for Expedition team and crew (recommended US$15 per person per day)
    Personal expenses
    Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
    Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
    Pre- & post-trip hotel accommodation

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Please Note: Category 3 to 7 cabins have no single supplement. Contact us for more details. 

  • Mandatory charter flight information and cost. 2024 DEPARTURE:
    -Northbound Charter Flight: Ottawa, ON, Canada to Iqaluit NU, Canada. Early-morning departure. (*900USD per person)
    -Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON, Canada. Evening arrival. (*1375USD per person)


    Prices are based on per person, twin share* (unless otherwise stated for triple/quad cabins) 

    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time. 

    Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions

  • Departure date,  fuel surcharges, cabin category, currency fluctuations, seasonality and availability.