High Arctic Explorer

Overview

The great appeal of this voyage is the immediate immersion into the Arctic wilderness from the very first day. We achieve this by commencing in Resolute, one of the most northern outposts in the Canadian Arctic. This stunning 10-day journey is the perfect blend of wildlife, history, culture and scenery. The long hours of daylight give us maximum time to explore known wildlife hot spots including one of the largest migratory bird sanctuaries in the world, at Prince Leopold Island. History is a key focus and we plan visiting numerous Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) outposts such as Grise Fjord, Craig Harbour and Dundas Harbour. A highlight for many will be a visit to remote Beechey Island, the final resting place of several men from Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition in the 1840’s. Along the ice floe edge we encounter beluga and bowhead whales and hope to encounter the mythical narwhal. Sightings of polar bear can be expected at numerous locations throughout the voyage.

TRIP CODE
ACTSHAE
DEPARTURE
02-Aug-2019
DURATION
10 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

Edmonton to Resolute 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

Exclusions;

Charter Flights - Additional USD$1,995 per person

Edmonton to Resolute 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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