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Heart of the Arctic 2015

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On this voyage we will be travelling with special guest chef Tojo-san, find out all about him on our blog here.

This journey reveals the spirit and beauty of the Arctic. From Canada’s Inuit regions of Nunavik and Nunavut to Greenland, the chances of seeing wildlife are excellent. Polar bears, walrus and muskox will be among the highlights. Embarking in Kuujjuaq, we set sail for Akpatok Island; its cliffs are home for thousands of Thick Billed Murres, and the ever opportunistic polar bears feeding on the shores below.

Guests will explore with local hosts, learn about regional customs, and sample local food. A highlight for art lovers will be visits to Kinngait, Kimmirut and Pangnirtung, where we will meet established and emerging artists.

As we sail eastward towards Greenland, we’ll keep a lookout for whales and seabirds. Arriving in Greenland we’ll venture into the island’s capital city, Nuuk, where we will view the famous Qilakitsoq mummies. Before sailing up Western Greenland’s longest fjord, we’ll Zodiac cruise and then hike up to a stunning glacier. Our journey comes to an end in Kangerlussuaq.



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day 1
Kuujjuaq
day 2
Akpatok Island
day 3
Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay)
day 4
Digges Island
day 5
Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
day 6
Kimmirut
day 7
South Baffin Coast
day 8
Pangnirtung
day 9
East Baffin
day 10
Crossing Davis Strait
day 11
Nuuk
day 12
West Greenland
day 13
Kangerlussuaq
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Kuujjuaq lies approximately 48 km upstream from Ungava Bay, and is the largest village in Nunavik, the Inuit homeland within Quebec. The first Europeans to settle in the region were Moravian missionaries who arrived in 1811, followed by the HBC in 1830. Like Iqaluit, Kuujjuaq was home to a US air base from 1942 and played a key role in Cold War Arctic monitoring. Today Kuujjuaq is a bustling community combining traditional Inuit culture with the conveniences of modern day life.


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July 17, 2015 - July 29, 2015 - 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

    $3995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $4995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $6395.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $7695.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $8895.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $10095.00   Deck seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $11295.00   Deck eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 8

    $12595.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $13895.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $15195.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator


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

    Please find prices for any available charter flights in the details section.
     
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Heart of the Arctic 2015

Ocean Endeavour

Details

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

DESCRIPTION



Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, 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 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue. The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning. There are a variety of cabin categories available ranging from 9-30 m2 (100-320 sq ft). Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. 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

  • Aaju Peter

    Aaju Peter

    Culturalist

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  • Benoit  Havard

    Benoit Havard

    Expedition Team

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  • Catherine Hickson

    Catherine Hickson

    Geologist

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  • Cedar Swan

    Cedar Swan

    CEO

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  • Daniel Freeze

    Daniel Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • Dave  Freeze

    Dave Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • George Sirk

    George Sirk

    Naturalist and Ornithologist

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  • Heidi Langille

    Heidi Langille

    Culturalist

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  • Hidekazu Tojo

    Hidekazu Tojo

    Chef

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  • Jason Annahatek

    Jason Annahatek

    Culturalist

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  • John Houston

    John Houston

    Filmmaker

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  • Kim McKone

    Kim McKone

    Massage Therapist

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  • Latonia  Hartery

    Latonia Hartery

    Archaeologist

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  • Lee Naraway

    Lee Naraway

    Photographer

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  • Matthew James Swan

    Matthew James Swan

    Expedition Team

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  • Michael  Shepard

    Michael Shepard

    Naturalist

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  • Milbry Polk

    Milbry Polk

    Explorer

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  • Pootoogook Qiatsuk

    Pootoogook Qiatsuk

    Artist

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  • Ree Brennin-Houston

    Ree Brennin-Houston

    Marine Mammalogist

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  • Ryo Ijichi

    Ryo Ijichi

    Expedition Team

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  • Season Osborne

    Season Osborne

    Historian

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  • Stefan Kindberg

    Stefan Kindberg

    Expedition Team

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  • Stephen Borys

    Stephen Borys

    Winnipeg Art Gallery

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  • Thomas Kovacs

    Thomas Kovacs

    Musician

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  • Tyler Yarema

    Tyler Yarema

    Musician

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Highlights

  • - Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of the second-longest fjord in Greenland
  • - Enjoy the sounds of talented throat-singers
  • - Seek out birds, walrus, whale and polar bear at Akpatok Island
  • - Seek out muskox in Kangerlussuaq Fjord
  • - Visit with world-renowned Inuit carvers in Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
  • - Seek out polar bear during our Zodiac cruises

What's Included

  • All entry & park fees

  • Your complete itinerary

  • Team of resource specialists

  • Educational program and pre-departure materials

  • All shipboard meals

  • All Zodiac excursions

  • Service charges and port fees


    What's Not Included

  • Commercial flights

  • Mandatory medical / evacuation insurance

  • Personal expenses

  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or Itinerary changes

  • Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $10 - 14 per passenger per day)

  • Visas, or inoculations, if required

  • Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel

  • Possible fuel surcharges

  • $250 Discovery Fund Fee

    Charter Flights



    Northbound:Ottawa to Kuujjuaq - July 17, 2015
    Southbound: Kangerlussuaq to Toronto July 29, 2015 at $1,795 USD per person inclusive of taxes and fees.
    • Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of the second-longest fjord in Greenland
    • Enjoy the sounds of talented throat-singers
    • Seek out birds, walrus, whale and polar bear at Akpatok Island
    • Seek out muskox in Kangerlussuaq Fjord
    • Visit with world-renowned Inuit carvers in Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
    • Seek out polar bear during our Zodiac cruises