Whale Watching | Wildlife Viewing | Arctic Animal Migration

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Great Migrations Of The Northwest Passage

Great Migrations of the Northwest Passage Itinerary

Experience the exhilaration of whale watching and wildlife viewing on our Great Migrations of the Northwest Passage. This program has been designed to bring you to the Arctic during the best time of year - when spring turns into summer and the wildlife is abundant. During the safari you will have an opportunity to observe some of the most exceptional animals the Arctic has to offer, including beluga, narwhal, bowhead whales, walrus, ring seals, and possibly even polar bears. The remote location and impressive environment provide the perfect backdrop to this Arctic whale watching adventure. Surrounded by majestic mountains, you'll have a chance to kayak amongst pack-ice, admire glistening icebergs, and for the more adventurous, snorkel with beluga and narwhal.

Day 1:

 

Travel to Arctic Bay. Upon arrival, meet your Expedition Leader and transfer to hotel.

 

Days 2:

 

After breakfast, travel by snowmobile and qamutik (traditional Inuit sled) to base camp near the floe edge. Settle into camp and take in the incredible mountains, icescapes and picturesque scenery that surrounds you.


 

Days 3 - 6:

 

Witness the wonder of the floe edge and capture stunning photographs of magnificent wildlife including pods of beluga and narwhal, and polar bears. Enjoy activities including kayaking and snorkeling along the floe edge, hiking and iceberg exploring.

 

Day 7

 

June 3 - 11 departure:

 

Spend your final day at camp enjoying the dramatic landscapes and photography opportunities.


 

June 10 - 17 departure:

 

After breakfast, travel back to Arctic Bay and enjoy leisure time exploring the local community, and a cultural presentation by Inuit throat singers. Spend the night in an Arctic Bay hotel.

 

Day 8

 

June 3 - 11 departure:

 

Depart cam and travel to the Arctic Bay airport. Fly by charter plane to Iqaluit and spend the night at a hotel.

 

June 10 - 17 departure:

 

After breakfast, transfer to the Arctic Bay airport for your charter flight back to Ottawa.

 

Day 9

 

Only for June 3 - 11 departure:

 

After breakfast, transfer to the Iqaluit airport for your charter flight back to Ottawa.

 
Included:
  • Services of Inuit guides and Arctic Kingdom expedition staff
  • Return transfers in Arctic Bay
  • All transportation for duration of trip
  • All accommodations; 5 nights in Premium Safari Camp, 2 nights in Arctic Bay hotel Note: for the first departure June 3 - June 11, 2017, there is one additional night's stay in hotel in Iqaluit.
  • All meals
  • Dry suit, mask, fins, hood, gloves for snorkeling
Not Included:
  • Return flight to Arctic Bay from Ottawa (ask us about our special rates)
  • Accommodation in Ottawa
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Travel, medical and evacuation insurance coverage
  • Additional costs associated with weather and/or layovers in Arctic Bay, Iqaluit or Ottawa
NB: This itinerary is intended to be representative only as weather and wildlife conditions play a large role in dictating our daily movements and activities. It is important to have a spirit of flexibility when travelling to any Arctic location.

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2017 EXPEDITION SUMMARY
2017 Trip Length
9 Days / 8 Nights, June 3 Departure
8 Days / 7 Nights, June 10 Departure
2017 Dates
June 3 - 11
June 10 - 17
2017 Price
USD $12,995 + $649.75 (taxes) from Arctic Bay Based on double occupancy.
2017 SGL Supplement
x 1.8. Request to share when booking and you won't pay the single supplement.
2017 Air Package
Return flights from Ottawa (YOW) to Arctic Bay (YAB) USD $4,620.00 + $660.00 (tax & amp; fees) As there are a limited number of seats available that conveniently connect with our trip departure dates, we encourage you to book and pay for this flight package at the same time as you book your trip.
2017 Group Size
14
Location
Arctic Bay, Lancaster Sound, Canada
2017 prices quoted in USD.

2017 Terms and Conditions
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