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High Arctic Explorer

Join Adventure Canada on an expedition cruise.

Book by Mar 18, 2020

Our all-inclusive tours are designed to immerse our guests in local experiences, epic sightseeing, quality shows, and tremendous dining. Having fun isn't hard when you can leave your wallet behind. 

 

Journey in comfort aboard the Ocean Endeavour from Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay), Nunavut to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Visit the Arctic at the height of summer!

August 11 - 22, 2020 | 11 Nights Aboard the Ocean Endeavor

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ALL-INCLUSIVE FEATURES

• Pre-night stay in Ottawa at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier

• Air from Ottawa to Resolute Bay 

• Air from Kangerlussuaq to Toronto

• All meals and gratuities (Note: Alcoholic drinks are extra)

• All Zodiac excursions

• Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour

• A complimentary expedition jacket

• Sightseeing and community visits

• Educational program

• And more!

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PRICE

CATEGORY 3

$11,651.75USD

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CATEGORY 4

$12,756.75USD

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CATEGORY 5

$13,861.75USD

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CATEGORY 6

$14,966.75USD

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CATEGORY 7

$16,071.75USD

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CATEGORY 8

$17,176.75USD

per person

Based on double occupancy 

price includes all taxes and gratuities

Single supplement: Free single supplement available in select cabins: call for details

Non-refundable deposit per person: $1,000

Final payment: April 1, 2020

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Day 1 | August 11

Qausuittq (Resolute Bay)
Our early morning charter flight will bring us to Qausuittuq, where we will embark the Ocean Endeavour.(B,L,D)

Day 2 | August 12

Beechey Island
In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebus and Terror, attempting to sail through the Northwest Passage. Franklin’s party overwintered at Beechey Island where three of his men died. Numerous search parties later used Beechey as a depot and rendezvous. Amundsen, Bernier, and LArsen all visited Beechey. Thomas Morgan of HMS Investigator was buried there in 1854 alongside Franklin’s men. the graves and the ruins of Northumberland House are a haunting memorial. (B,L,D)

Day 3 | August 13

Devon Island
Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on Earth at over fifty thousand square kilometres. The island’s geology is stunning, and very visible as we sail the coast. Flat topped mountains, glacial valleys, and a substantial ice cap give Devon Island its unique character. (B,L,D)

Day 4 | August 14

Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound)
We will spend the day exploring the ocean wilderness of Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound). In August of 2017, this enormous body of water was declared a National Marine Conservation Area. Large populations of marine mammals, including narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales transit and feed in this area. (B,L,D)

Day 5 | August 15

North Baffin Island
Today will be an expedition day in the truest sense as we explore northern Baffin Island’s mountainous fjords. Weather, ice, and opportunity will determine our route among the spectacular geology. Expert spotters will be on deck, searching for seabirds, including thick-billed murres and kittiwakes. We’ll also watch for marine mammals and scan the shores for muskoxen, caribou, and bears. (B,L,D)

Day 6 | August 16

Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
Mittimatalik is a bustling Arctic community in a beautiful setting. The views of nearby Bylot Island are stunning. We will have a chance to explore the town, including its excellent library and other facilities. A cultural presentation at the Community Hall is no to be missed—arts and crafts may be available here, too. The Northern and Coop store offer a unique perspective on life in the Arctic, and sometimes have carvings as well. (B,L,D)

Day 7 | August 17

At Sea - Davis Strait
Our onboard presentation series will continue as we steam across Davis Strait towards Greenland. Our expedition team will deepen your understanding of the Arctic as we go! This is an excellent time to enjoy workshops and groups learning, watch a documentary, or dive into our library. While out on deck, keep your binoculars ready fro minke and humpback whales amid potential pack ice, as well as seabirds that are sure to mark our passage. (B,L,D)

Day 8 | August 18

Western Greenland
Greenland’s west coast is simply stunning. An expedition stop in this area will offer many outstanding features of interest. Hikers, walkers, photographers, and contemplators will all be equally delighted. From mighty mountains to the tiniest tundra flowers, we will have uch to explore. (B,L,D)

Day 9 | August 19

Uummannaq Fjord
Uummannaq Fjord in northwest Greenland is the country’s second-largest system ot fjords. It is considered Greenland’s sunniest place. A favourable climate— couple with proximity to coastal travel routes—has made the fjord system a popular destination for Greenlandic Inuit. The region has been settled for thousands of years. The famous ‘Greenland mummies’ dating to the 1400s were found in Qilakitsoq, near the town of Uummannaq, perched on the slopes of a heart-shaped mountain. (B,L,D)

Day 10 | August 20

Ilulissat
Ilulissat translates literally to “iceberg”, an apt name for this site at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The icefjord is the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic. Here, we will cruise in our fleed of Zodiacs to appreciate the icebergs. We will also visit the bustling town of Ilulissat, with its museums, cafes, craft shops, and busy fishing harbour. (B,L,D)

Day 11 | August 21

Sisimiut Coast
People have lived in the Sisimiut area for 4,500 years. For the first 2,000 years, the people of the Saqqaq culture occupied the area. Approx. 2,500 years ago, new people brought the Dorset culture to the Sisimiut area. They lived here for 1,500 years and were followed by the people of the Thule culture-the ancestors of the current population. All these cultures came from Canada. The people primarily lived on fish, birds and mammals such as whales and seals. The ice-free conditions in the sea around Sisimiut, including some of Greenland’s deepest fjords, allow us to sail in waters that are home to many whales and seals. (B,L,D)

Day 12 | August 22

Kangerlussuaq
Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery. We end our adventure by sailing up this dramatic fjord as the sun rises to greet us. Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. Here, we will disembark the Ocean Endeavour and transfer to the airport for our return charter flight. (B,L)

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