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Arctic Safari 2018
Arctic Safari 2018
Arctic Safari 2018
Arctic Safari 2018
Arctic Safari 2018

Arctic Safari 2018 picture 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 posts that once guarded the gateway to the Northwest Passage.

Mittimatalik (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.




day 1
Qausuittuq (Resolute), NU
day 2
Beechey Island
day 3
Devon Island
day 4
Lancaster Sound
day 5
North Baffin Island
day 6
Mittimatalik (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
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Qausuittuq, or “place with no dawn” is truly the land of the midnight sun—daylight persists constantly from about April 29 to August 13 each year. The community’s English name, Resolute Bay, honours the hms Resolute, one of the ships in the Franklin search expedition commanded by Captain H.T. Austin. “Resolute” also describes locals who survived being relocated, in 1953, Inuit from Inukjuak, Québec, and Mittimatalik by the Canadian government. Our early morning charter flight will bring us to Qausuittuq, where we will embark the Ocean Endeavour.

Arctic Safari Map
Aug. 6, 2018 - Aug. 17, 2018 - Click on cabin category for ship deckplan

All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

  • 1

    $5995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $7195.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $8595.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $9895.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $11195.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $12495.00   Decks four, seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $13795.00   Decks five and eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 8

    $15095.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $16395.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $17695.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator


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    Please add Discovery Fund Fee - Arctic Safari fee of $250.00 to above prices

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Arctic Safari 2018

Ocean Endeavour 2018

Details

  • Capacity: 198
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Length: 137 meters (450ft)

DESCRIPTION



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! Please take a 360 degree tour of our ship here More

  • Marc Hebert

    Marc Hebert

    Expedition Team

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Highlights

  • - Seek belugas and narwhals in Lancaster Sound, a proposed National Marine Conservation Area
  • - Meet the Tununiq Arsarniit Theatre Group of Mittimatalik during a cultural exchange
  • - Zodiac cruise the Disko Bay at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord—unesco World Heritage Site and home to the world’s fastest-moving glacier
  • - Cross the Arctic Circle by sea—twice!
  • - Visit the Franklin Expedition gravesites at Beechey Island
  • - Photograph exquisite Arctic flowers at the height of summer bloom
  • - View the magnificent fjords of Greenland’s coast
  • - Search for bears, whales, and walrus in their Arctic feeding grounds

What's Included

ABOARD
  • Pre-departure materials
  • The expertise and company of our expedition staff
  • Onboard educational programming
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals, including on deck barbecues & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
  • Hors d’ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
  • 24-hour documentary and film programming
  • Fully stocked library
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program

    ASHORE
  • Introductions to local people and customs
  • Sightseeing
  • Museum entries, park accesses, port taxes
  • Access to pristine wilderness areas
  • Zodiac tours and cruises
  • On-site archaeology workshops
  • Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations


    What's Not Included

  • $250 USD Discovery Fund Fee
  • Commercial and charter flight costs
  • Gratuities (suggested at $15 USD per person per day)
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation
  • Additional costs associated with credit card payment
  • Program enhancements
    • Seek belugas and narwhals in Lancaster Sound, a proposed National Marine Conservation Area
    • Meet the Tununiq Arsarniit Theatre Group of Mittimatalik during a cultural exchange
    • Zodiac cruise the Disko Bay at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord—unesco World Heritage Site and home to the world’s fastest-moving glacier
    • Cross the Arctic Circle by sea—twice!
    • Visit the Franklin Expedition gravesites at Beechey Island
    • Photograph exquisite Arctic flowers at the height of summer bloom
    • View the magnificent fjords of Greenland’s coast
    • Search for bears, whales, and walrus in their Arctic feeding grounds