The Northwest Passage represents the pinnacle of Arctic exploration. On this trip, like the explorers before us, we’ll experience the quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland, working our way north to spectacular Kap York. Then, crossing Smith Sound, we’ll visit Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), Canada’s northernmost community, and pay respects at the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island. Melville, Banks, and Devon Islands offer opportunities to spot Peary caribou, polar bear, walrus and musk ox—and visits to ghostly RCMP and Hudson’s Bay Company posts. Prince of Wales Strait affords a striking passage to Amundsen Gulf and our destination: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), the end of our epic journey above the Arctic Circle.
To sail the Northwest Passage is to sail living history; join the ranks of the fearless adventurers who have been lured by its spirit. Half the world away is closer than you think.
Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery. Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, means ‘the big fjord.’
We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord as the sun sets before us.
All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.
$8995.00 Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath
$10595.00 Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath
$12295.00 Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath
$13795.00 Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath
$15295.00 Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath
$16795.00 Decks four, seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator
$18295.00 Decks five and eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator
$19795.00 Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator
$21295.00 Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath
$22795.00 Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator
Please add Discovery Fund Fee - Into the Northwest fee of $250.00 to above prices
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- Capacity: 198
- Registry: Marshall Islands
- Length: 137 meters (450ft)
The Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer. Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2016. At 137 metres in length, the Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Ample deck space offers comfortable lounge chairs, a swimming pool, two saunas, and even a hot tub! The spacious interior allows for varied workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. The three lounges aboard the Ocean Endeavour are optimal locations for seminars, events, parties, and conversation. The Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced and friendly. The ship’s shallow draft and manoeuvrability allow her to access isolated fjords, bays, and secluded communities. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour! More
Assistant Expedition Leader
Assistant Expedition Leader
Author & Cultural Historian
Musician & Host
Gift Shop Attendant
Author and Scientist
Land Claim Specialist
Mark Edward Harris
Assistant Cruise Director
- - Sail this legendary route aboard a small ice-class expedition vessel
- - Photograph birds and wildlife in their stunning natural habitat
- - Marvel at the Ilulissat Icefjord, home to the world's fastest-moving glacier
- - Travel to Greenland, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories within one sailing
- - Learn about Inuit communities, culture, and worldview first-hand
- - See haunting artifacts of the northern explorers, HBC, and RCMP
What's Not Included
Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
August 22, 2017
Early morning departure
$1,400 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees
Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU to Edmonton, AB
September 7, 2017
Early evening arrival
$995 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees
$2,395 USD per person inclusive of taxes and fees
Pre and post hotel nights in Toronto and Edmonton are available upon request.
Overnight accommodation in Toronto and Edmonton recommended.
- Sail this legendary route aboard a small ice-class expedition vessel
- Photograph birds and wildlife in their stunning natural habitat
- Marvel at the Ilulissat Icefjord, home to the world's fastest-moving glacier
- Travel to Greenland, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories within one sailing
- Learn about Inuit communities, culture, and worldview first-hand
- See haunting artifacts of the northern explorers, HBC, and RCMP