Arctic Safari August 6–17, 2018
Aboard the 198-Passenger Ocean Endeavour
On this trip, we seek the wilds and the wonders of the Arctic, in the welcoming company of those who call it home! Beginning in Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay), we’ll enter expedition mode as we seek polar bears, whales, birds, and muskoxen throughout Lancaster Sound. At Beechey Island, we’ll pay our respects at the graves of three of Sir John Franklin’s men; at Dundas Harbour, we’ll explore the abandoned hbc and rcmp post that once guarded the gateway to the Northwest Passage.
Mittimatilik (Pond Inlet) with its stunning views of Bylot Island is a dynamic contemporary Inuit community; we’ll spend the day getting to know the place before striking out across Baffin Bay for Greenland. Towering mountains, pristine fjords, and colourful communities are among the attractions of this mighty Arctic island. The modern Greenlandic center of Illulissat offers museums, shopping, and cafés with a European flair. The Jakobshavn Icefjord, a unesco World Heritage Site and source of the majority of the icebergs in the North Atlantic, provides a dramatic climax to a northern journey unlike any other.
Intended Itinerary: August 6–17, 2018
Day 1: Qausuittuq (Resolute), NU
Day 2: Beechey Island
Day 3: Devon Island
Day 4: Lancaster Sound
Day 5: North Baffin Island
Day 6: Mittimatilik (Pond Inlet)
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Karrat Fjord
Day 9: Uummannaq Fjord
Day 10: Ilulissat
Day 11: Sisimiut Coast
Day 12: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Northbound Charter Flight: Ottawa, ON to Resolute, NU
Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON
This is our proposed itinerary. It is highly probable that weather, sea, and ice conditions will not allow us to travel this exact route. Our Expedition Leader and the Ocean Endeavour's captain will determine our exact route day by day.
2018 EXPEDITION COSTS INCLUDE:
*Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour for two in Category Six accommodations *Pre-departure materials *Special access permits, entry and park fees *Team of expedition staff *Applicable taxes *Educational program *Interactive workshops *Evening entertainment *Guided activities *Sightseeing and community visits *All Shipboard Meals *All Zodiac excursions *Port fees *Charter flights where indicated
2018 EXPEDITION COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE:
*Commercial flights *Gratuities (suggested $15 usd per passenger, per day) *Personal expenses *Mandatory medical evacuation insurance *Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes *Pre & post hotel accommodation *Optional excursions
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