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Polar Bears and Glaciers of Baffin Island

Polar Bears and Glaciers of Baffin Island Overview

coral-summer-polar-bear-water-drip Discover the remote and rugged beauty of the Arctic as you explore the awe-inspiring glacier capped and studded coastline of south-eastern Baffin Island on our Polar Bears and Glaciers of Baffin Island Arctic expedition. Experience the long days of Arctic summer and seemingly endless sunsets, all from the comfort of an Arctic Kingdom safari-style base camp, located just outside Auyuittuk National Park, one of Canada’s most stunning national parks.

dsc_4219 Spend your days roaming the natural habitat of polar bears by land and intriguing bowhead whales by sea. Admire the views of the mirror smooth water speckled with dazzling icebergs that reflect a striking panoramic view of the surrounding mountain peaks and visit ancient Thule dwelling sites. You’ll also delight in picking and sampling wild blueberries and savouring delicious grilled Arctic char, caught fresh from a river near camp.

Set in a backdrop of incredible scenery, our top-of-the line, safari-inspired tented accommodations will be your home away from home. Fully equipped with showers and beds, you’ll have the opportunity to rest easy and enjoy delicious meals that will help fuel you for your daily adventures.

Escorted by a professional, local Inuit guide on small craft boats, you will revel in an opportunity to get up close and personal with polar bears and bowhead whales out in the wild in a non-intrusive way. As the sights and sounds of this spectacular environment stimulate your senses, the rest of the world will seem like a distant echo.

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Expedition Highlights

  • Observe polar bears in their natural habitat as they ring edges of islands, hunting for seals.
  • Search for bowhead whales as they spy-hop, fin, and slap their flukes mere metres from our boat.
  • Indulge in fresh Arctic char and wild blueberries while admiring all-night sunsets from the comfort of a safari-style tented camp.
  • Hike at the foot of Coronation Fiord where the Penny Ice Cap Glacier ends abruptly in the sea water.
  • Visit Canada’s most stunning park – Auyuittuq National Park
  • Visit ancient Thule dwelling sites and enjoy other exciting day trips that will immerse you in the history and culture of this awe-inspiring land.


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SUMMARY
EXPEDITION SUMMARY
Trip Length
7 Days
2014 Dates
July 31 - Aug 6Now Booking
Aug 7 - 138 Spots remaining
Aug 14 - 20Now Booking
2014 Price
$7,995 + 5% GST from Qikiqtarjuaq.

Flights from Ottawa to Qikiqtarjuaq return $2,633 (taxes extra)

Price based on dbl occupancy
Group Size
Only 12 persons.

The group is kept exclusively low to maintain an intimate and private wildlife viewing experience.
Primary Trip Focus
Polar Bears, Bowhead whales
Secondary
Ring seals, walrus
Activities
Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Boating
Optional: Snorkeling, Diving, Kayaking
Location
Qiqitarjuaq, Nunavut, Canada
Participant Experience Needed
Only a great attitude and adventurous spirit!
Accommodations
Transportation
Open boats. Some may contain a cabin.
Booking Terms
$2000 deposit required at time of booking. Full Payment due 90 days prior to departure date.
Cancellation Terms
Outside of 120 days a full refund of deposit less $500 admin charge is given. 119 to 60 days prior to a trip entitles client a 50% refund less $500 admin charge. 0-59 days prior to trip no refund will be offered.
Insurance
It is a condition of joining this expedition that you must be insured against medical and personal accident risks and have search and rescue coverage (www.globalrescue.com)

WEBINAR

Join Arctic Kingdom expedition director Thomas Lennartz for a virtual tour of the polar bears and the majestic bowhead whales of the Penny Ice Cap Glacier.

 

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