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Join Jill Heinerth on Narwhal & Polar Bear Floe Edge Safari

8 Days / 7 Nights | May 14-21 and 21-28, 2020

Witness the migration of narwhal and beluga at the floe edge, spot majestic polar bears, and experience the magnificence of the last vast wilderness on Earth: the Canadian Arctic. 

Enjoy an experience with aerial views of dramatic landscapes and icebergs in Canada's High Arctic. Guided by Inuit and travelling in small groups from our Tented Safari Camp, journey to the floe edge for full days of discovery and chances to see iconic wildlife.

Jill Heinerth invites you to join her on this exquisite adventure in Canada’s High Arctic

With more than 30 years of filming and exploration projects with National Geographic, NOAA and several educational institutions, Jill has travelled to such remote locations that more people have walked on the moon than visited these places. She has been recognized with Canada’s prestigious Polar Medal and the highest honour for divers, the NOGI from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Science. Jill looks forward to sharing her stories and lessons with you on this exciting Arctic safari.

Trip Details

PRICE PER PERSON: CAD $19,719* | Dive Safari: CAD $22,340

AIR PACKAGE: Flights from Ottawa, ON to Pond Inlet, NU included

LOCATION: Eclipse Sound, Pond Inlet, Nunavut

LENGTH: 8 days / 7 nights

DATES: May 14 – 21 and May 21 – 28, 2020

GROUP SIZE: 16, Camp Capacity: 16

ACCOMMODATION: Tented Safari Camp on Ice

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: -2°C to +10°C (+28°F to +50°F)

DAYLIGHT: 24 hours

*price based on double occupancy, Tented Safari Yurt. A Family Tent, for a family of four, is also available on this trip. Call for details.


Day 1

Upon landing in Pond Inlet, you will be welcomed by our local Arctic Kingdom representative and transferred to a local hotel. Meet your Expedition Leader for a trip briefing and hot dinner. Overnight in hotel.

Days 2

After breakfast and an orientation from Parks Canada, meet your guides on the beach in preparation for your departure to our camp on Eclipse Sound. Travelling to our Arctic Safari Camp by qamutik (a traditional Inuit wooden sled with suspension or foam padded seats pulled behind a snowmobile), you will experience the exhilaration of gliding across the ice. The journey’s time will vary depending on ice conditions but will include tea and coffee stops. Our Arctic Safari Camp will be set up a few kilometres back from the floe edge.

Day 3-6

During the next few days, our excursions will include trips out to the floe edge to look for wildlife. Enjoy the mild spring weather and engage in a variety of activities at the floe edge. Snorkel and kayak amongst sea ice when conditions permit.
One of the greatest highlights for many guests on this safari is the opportunity to observe a variety of Arctic wildlife in their natural habitat. Migratory birds are also in abundance and with the stillness of the Arctic, you are able to hear the songs of the birds before you even see them. Ice conditions permitting, you may also visit the Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary, where more than 200,000 birds choose to nest each year. For birders, the earlier departures are best for this activity.

Day 7

After breakfast, depart camp by qamutik and snowmobile to Pond Inlet. Enjoy your final night in Pond Inlet with a special Inuit cultural presentation. Overnight in hotel.

Day 8

Depart for Ottawa with the spirit of the Arctic, and a full album of memories and friendships.

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