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Greenland & Arctic Canada - Reverse | Ocean Endeavour

13 Days
Save Up To 25%

WAS From £ 7,839   Now From £ 5,879

STYLE: Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Trip Code: ACADGACR

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Toronto, Canada

Finish: Ottawa, Canada

SHIP: Ocean Endeavour (Arctic)

DestinationDestination

Greenland, Arctic, Canadian Arctic

DestinationDeparture Date

03/08/2024

MealsMeals

All meals on board

TransportTransport

Charter Flights (additional cost) & transfers to/from the ship

TransportAccommodation

Cabin On board a Ship



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Daily Excursions in location, Zodiac Cruising, Onboard Expert Lectures & Briefings by the Experienced Expedition Team

 

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather & ice conditions 

OVERVIEW

SAVE UP TO 25% OFF 2024 DEPARTURES!

Jump aboard the Ocean Endeavour for 11 days and cruise in comfort from Kangerlussuaq to Qaqsuittuq (resolute Bay, Nunavut). This is the high Arctic at the height of summer and you will be rewarded with the history, culture, marine life and glittering scenery of this region. Highlights include a visit to Beechey Island National Historic Site; Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Protected Area; an Inuit cultural welcome at Mittimatilik; cruise amid icebergs at Jakobshavn Glacier (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and explore Greenland’s beautiful west coast. This journey starts in Toronto with a charter flight Northbound and ends with a charter flight southbound to Ottawa. There is the opportunity to do it in reverse from Ottawa to Toronto on certain dates.



Mandatory charter flight information and cost:
2024 DEPARTURE:
Northbound Charter Flight: Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, GL. Early-morning departure. Price USD$1,375 per person
Southbound Charter Flight: Resolute, NU to Ottawa, ON. Evening arrival. Price USD$1,270 per person


 

*SAVE UP TO 25% off selected 2024 departures in any remaining available cabins. Discount is applied to berth cost only. Offer is on new bookings only for a limited time and can be withdrawn or varied at any time. This promotion is combinable with Adventure Canada's League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program for up to an additional 10% off and Free Single Supplement offers. Not combinable with any other offers or incentives. Please contact us for the most up to date availability.

PLEASE NOTE: Pricing is subject to change and availability at the time of booking. Cabins are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Contact us for more information.

ITINERARY

Toronto - Kangerlussuaq

Make your way to the airport for your charter flight from Toronto, ON.

Fly to Kangerlussuaq, a former U.S. Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. Here we will be transferred by Zodiac to the Ocean Endeavour.

Begin your journey by sailing down Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), a 190-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers, and cross the Arctic Circle on your way.

Sisimiut Coast

xplore West Greenland’s complex coastal waterways that includes glaciers, islands, and fjords against a towering mountain backdrop, with plentiful opportunities for hiking and Zodiac cruising.

Learn about the Saqqaq, Dorset, Thule, and modern Inuit cultures that have called the Sisimiut region home for the past 4,500 years.

The waters are relatively warm here, due to the West Greenland Current and the subarctic location.

Lancaster Sound/Devon Island - Day 3 to 7

Spend five fun-filled days exploring Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), one of Canada's newest National Marine Conservation Areas.

Cruise by ship and by Zodiac in search of narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales that transit and feed in this area.

Admire Devon Island’s unique geological character, with its flat-topped mountains, glacial valleys, and substantial ice cap. At the northern edge of Tallurutiup Imanga, it’s the largest uninhabited island on Earth at over 50,000 square kilometres.

Hike the tundra, cruise a glacier face, and keep your eyes peeled for polar bears and other wildlife from ship and from shore.

Visit archaeological sites with expert interpretation to learn about the human history of Inuit and their ancestors who once lived on this now-abandoned island.

Then catch a glimpse of more recent history when you visit the remains of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Hudson's Bay Company site at Dundas Harbour.

Western Greenland

Choose the activity you like best during an expedition landing on Greenland’s stunning west coast.

Whether you prefer hiking, walking, photography, or sitting contemplatively, you’ll be delighted!

Admire the mighty mountains and the tiniest tundra flowers—a stop in this area will offer many outstanding features to pique your interest. 

At Sea - Davis Strait

Deepen your understanding of the Arctic as we steam across the Davis Strait towards Nunavut, Canada. Enjoy workshops and presentations, watch a documentary, and get out on deck with your binoculars to look for whales, seabirds, and marine wildlife.

Mittimatalik, Pond Inlet

Attend a cultural performance put on by the talented Tununiq Arsarniit Theatre Group, featuring drum dancing, throat singing, and storytelling.

Mittimatalik is a busy Arctic community in a beautiful setting—the views of nearby Bylot Island are stunning!

Enjoy exploring the town and take the opportunity to purchase unique handcrafted mementos when available, too.

Lancaster Sound Day 7-11

Spend five fun-filled days exploring Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), one of Canada's newest National Marine Conservation Areas.

Cruise by ship and by Zodiac in search of narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales that transit and feed in this area.

Admire Devon Island’s unique geological character, with its flat-topped mountains, glacial valleys, and substantial ice cap. At the northern edge of Tallurutiup Imanga, it’s the largest uninhabited island on Earth at over 50,000 square kilometres.

Hike the tundra, cruise a glacier face, and keep your eyes peeled for polar bears and other wildlife from ship and from shore.

Visit archaeological sites with expert interpretation to learn about the human history of Inuit and their ancestors who once lived on this now-abandoned island.

Then catch a glimpse of more recent history when you visit the remains of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Hudson's Bay Company site at Dundas Harbour.

Beechey Island

Pay your respects at this haunting memorial to Sir John Franklin’s failed expedition.

Learn the compelling history of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror’s attempts to sail through the Northwest Passage.

Franklin’s crew overwintered at Beechey Island, where three of his men died, and numerous search parties later used the spot as a depot and rendezvous. Thomas Morgan of the HMS Investigator was buried here in 1854 alongside Franklin’s men.

Visit their graves and the ruins of nearby Northumberland House while contemplating the poignant history.

Resolute - Ottawa

Say your goodbyes to the Arctic in Qausuittuq (Resolute). The community’s name, meaning “place with no dawn,” comes from its dark winters, but during your visit at the height of summer, you’ll experience the midnight sun—a time of no darkness.

Take in the unique geography and geology here, characterized by shoreline gravel flats, rocky coastal bluffs, and deposits of glacial moraine.

Learn about the significance of the origin of the hamlet; in 1953, Inuit from Inukjuak, Québec and Mittimatalik were relocated under false pretences by the Canadian government with the aim of asserting Canadian sovereignty.

Today the community is home to just under 250 people and is an important staging point for High Arctic research, tourism, and military activities.

Here we will disembark the Ocean Endeavour and take the charter flight to Ottawa, ON.

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Ocean Endeavour (Arctic)

Ocean Endeavour (Arctic)

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 explore, with a wide range of expedition activities and opportunities to learn about the history and biology of the Arctic regions you will be travelling in from passionate guides.

The ship carries 20 zodiacs for exploration and remote landings and offers additional adventure activities. 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 and spa facilities. 

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 the Arctic in quiet solitude. It's a truly immersive Arctic adventure for explorers of any age. 

 

 WHY CHOOSE THIS SHIP 

  • We offer carbon offset departures. 
    We quantify our carbon usage and then purchase carbon credits from various projects to offset our impact.
     
  • 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.
     
  • We offer a large variety of activities.

SHIP LAYOUT

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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
Capacity:
16.0 knots

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Accommodation

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.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

Pricing per person & date

Greenland & Arctic Canada - Reverse | Ocean Endeavour from £ 5,879
Departing Ending Duration
03 Aug 2024 15 Aug 2024 13

Important Information

  • INCLUSIONS

    Cabin aboard the Ocean Endeavour
    All meals on board
    Applicable taxes and credit card fees
    Complimentary expedition jacket
    Special access permits, entry, and park fees
    Expert expedition team
    Guided activities
    Sightseeing and community visits
    All Zodiac excursions
    Port fees
    Pre-departure materials
    Educational program
    Interactive workshops
    Evening entertainment
     

    EXCLUSIONS

    Mandatory Charter flights (please see notes for more details)
    International Flights
    Program enhancements/optional excursions
    Gratuities
    Personal expenses
    Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
    Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
    Possible fuel surcharges and administrative fees
    Any pre or post land arrangements

     

    Mandatory charter flight information and cost:
    2024 DEPARTURE:
    Northbound Charter Flight: Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, GL. Early-morning departure. Price USD$1,375 per person
    Southbound Charter Flight: Resolute, NU to Ottawa, ON. Evening arrival. Price USD$1,270 per person

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Subject to availability upon request. Contact us for more details. 

    No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3-7.
    Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.
    Single occupancy in categories 8–10 is available at full double-occupancy rates. 
    Subject to cabin availability.

  • Mandatory charter flight information and cost:
    2024 DEPARTURE:
    Northbound Charter Flight: Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, GL. Early-morning departure. Price USD$1,375 per person
    Southbound Charter Flight: Resolute, NU to Ottawa, ON. Evening arrival. Price USD$1,270 per person

     

    Prices are based on per person, may be based on quad/triple/twin share.

    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.