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Polar Bears and Glaciers of Baffin Island

Polar Bears and Glaciers of Baffin Island Overview

Explore the natural habitat of polar bears by land and bowhead whales by sea, while experiencing the true essence of an Arctic summer.

polar_bear_on_iceberg_graham_dickson_dsc5908_mv 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 Auyuittuq National Park, one of Canada’s most stunning national parks.

sunset_w_purple_saxifrage_100_6278 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.

Cruising 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.

Highlights

  • Observe polar bears in their natural habitat as they ring edges of islands, prowling for prey.
  • 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 / 6 Nights
2014 Dates
July 30 - Aug 5Now Booking
Aug 7 - 13SOLD OUT
2014 Price
$7,995 + 5% GST from Qikiqtarjuaq

Based on double occupancy
SGL Supplement
x 1.7
Air Package
Return flights from Ottawa (YOW) to Qikiqtarjuaq (YVM) $2,633 (+ taxes & fees)
2015 Dates
July 30 - Aug 5
Aug 6 - 12
Aug 13 - 19
2015 Price
$9,995 + 5% GST from Qikiqtarjuaq

Based on double occupancy
SGL Supplement
x 1.7
Air Package
Return flights from Ottawa (YOW) to Qikiqtarjuaq (YVM) $2,528 + $370.73 (taxes & fees)
Group Size
12
Location
Qikiqitarjuaq, Nunavut, Canada
Booking Terms
$2000 deposit required at time of booking. Full Payment due 90 days prior to departure date.
Cancellation Terms
All requests for cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received up to 180 days prior to departure are refunded less an administrative fee of $500 per person. If cancellation is received between 179 and 120 days prior to departure, the deposit is forfeited. For cancellations received between 119 days and the departure date, all deposits and payments are forfeited.
Insurance
Due to the nature of this trip, trip cancellation/interruption insurance is highly recommended. 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)
All prices quoted in Canadian dollars. Ask for the complete Terms and Conditions.

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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