Baffin Island - Jewel of the High Arctic

Overview

We journey up the wild east coast of Baffin Island, discovering deep fjords, soaring mountains and immense glacial systems. A variety of birdlife and marine wildlife – sometimes even polar bears – are daily companions to our voyage. Visits to remote Inuit provide a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of the people who call this wilderness their home. The history of early exploration is ever present and we visit former Hudson's Bay Company locations and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) outposts. A highlight will be a visit to Beechey Island, the final resting place for some of the men of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition in 1845-46.

TRIP CODE
ACTSBIJ
DEPARTURE
22-Jul-2019
DURATION
12 Days
LOCATIONS
Arctic

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard
Inclusions

Arrival/Departure Transfers

Shipboard accommodation 
All meals onboard 

All scheduled landings/excursions

Guiding and lectures by expedition leader and team 

English-speaking expedition team 

Services of English speaking medical officer

Windproof / waterproof jacket and bib pants

Comfortable insulated rubber boots

Water resistant binoculars

Waterproof backpack

Trekking poles available on shore

All port fees

 

 

Exclusions;

Charter Flights - Additional USD$1,995 per person

Ottawa to Iqaluit and Resolute to Edmonton

 

Airfares to/from embarkation and disembarkation city 

Visa and passport fees (if applicable)

Travel insurance
Beverages (other than coffee and tea) 

Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board 
Gratuities 
 

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

*Charter Flights - Additional USD$1,995 per person

Ottawa to Iqaluit and Resolute to Edmonton

 

Polar exploration can be unpredictable, which regularly causes variations to our itineraries. Specific sites visited will depend on prevailing weather and ice conditions at the time of sailing. The above itinerary should be read as a 'guide only' and may change. The ship's Captain in conjunction with the Expedition Leader continually review the sailing plan throughout the voyage, making adjustments to the itinerary along the way to take advantage of optimal weather and ice conditions or to maximize our encounters with wildlife. Decades of experience spent exploring these waterways mean we have a large number of outstanding landing sites and zodiac cruising locations to consider, even when the weather conditions may not be ideal or when heavy ice may block out a planned route. A flexible approach is something we encourage you to bring to the ship. 

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