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Heart of the Arctic | Ocean Endeavour

13 Days
Save Up To 20%

WAS From USD 8,295   Now From USD 6,636

STYLE: Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Trip Code: ACADHOA

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Ottawa, Canada

Finish: Toronto, Canada

SHIP: Ocean Endeavour (Arctic)

DestinationDestination

Canadian Arctic, Greenland

DestinationDeparture Date

22/07/2024

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 20% OFF 2024 DEPARTURES!

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. Price USD$900 per person
Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON, Canada. Evening arrival. Price USD$1,375 per person
 

 

*SAVE UP TO 20% off selected 2024 departures in selected cabin categories. 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 Offer is on new bookings only for a limited time and can be withdrawn or varied at any time.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

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.

Nuuk

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.

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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

Heart of the Arctic | Ocean Endeavour from USD 6,636
Departing Ending Duration
22 Jul 2024 03 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: Ottawa, ON, Canada to Iqaluit NU, Canada. Early-morning departure. Price USD$900 per person
    Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON, Canada. Evening arrival. Price USD$1,375 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: Ottawa, ON, Canada to Iqaluit NU, Canada. Early-morning departure. Price USD$900 per person
    Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON, Canada. Evening arrival. Price USD$1,375 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.