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Out of the Northwest Passage 2013 picture

Experience the spirit of exploration in some of the least travelled regions in the Canadian Arctic. This is an expedition in the truest sense: nature reigns supreme, and we go where conditions permit! Here is a taste of our proposed route.

We’ll board the Sea Adventurer in Kugluktuk (Coppermine) and sail west to the Beaufort Sea. Conditions permitting, we’ll traverse Prince of Wales Strait, making expeditionary stops on both Banks and Victoria Islands, and Ulukhatok (Holman) on the shores of the Amundsen Gulf.

Visiting Winter Harbour and Neil Griffiths Point on Melville Island, we’ll explore Lancaster Sound, famous for its marine mammals, including beluga whales.

On Beechey Island, we’ll see the graves of the ill-fated Franklin expedition. On Ellesmere Island, we’ll visit Canada’s northernmost community: Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), “the place that never thaws.”

We’ll journey into the remote reaches of Smith Sound as ice and weather allow, before crossing to Greenland.

On the coast of the world’s largest island, we’ll marvel at huge icebergs and vast fjords. The historic communities of Upernavik and Ilulissat—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—are sure to be highlights of an adventure unlike any other.

day 1
Kugluktuk (Coppermine River)
day 2
Ulukhaktok (Holman)
day 3
Banks Island
day 4
Prince of Wales Strait
day 5
Winter Harbour, Melville Island
day 6
Parry Channel
day 7
Bathurst and Beechey Islands
day 8
Dundas Harbour
day 9
Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
day 10
Smith Sound
day 11
Cape Alexander
day 12
Kap York
day 13
Upernavik
day 14
Karrat Fjord
day 15
Ilulissat
day 16
Itilleq
day 17
Kangerlussuaq (Søndre Strømfjord), Greenland
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Situated on the famed Coppermine River, the hamlet of Kugluktuk is home to 1,200 residents. The proximity to the treeline make this area particularily rich in wildlife. Wolverines, moose, muskoxen, caribou, foxes, wolves and grizzly bears are all resident species. The people of Kugluktuk rely heavily on their traditional economy of hunting and fishing to feed and clothe their families for cultural and nutritional wellbeing. Originally named Coppermine, it was renamed Kugluktuk according to its Inuinnaqtun name meaning "place of moving waters", on January 1st, 1996. The Coppermine River itself is designated a Canadian Heritage River for the important role it played as an exploration and fur trade route. Copper deposits along the river attracted the first explorers to the area.

Aug. 20, 2013 - Sept. 5, 2013

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

  • 1

    $7595.00   Quad Lower Forward, 2 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.

  • 1

       Quad Lower Forward, 2 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.

  • 2

       Triple Lower Deck, 1 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.

  • 2

    $9395.00   Triple Lower Deck, 1 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.

  • 3

    $10295.00   Junior Double, two lower berths, porthole window

  • 3

       Junior Double, two lower berths, porthole window

  • 4

    $11695.00   Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.

  • 4

       Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.

  • 5

       Main Double, two lower berths, porthole window.

  • 5

    $12995.00   Main Double, two lower berths, porthole window.

  • 6

    $14395.00   Deluxe Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.

  • 6

       Deluxe Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.

  • 7

    $15495.00   Superior Double, two lower berths, picture window.

  • 7

       Superior Double, two lower berths, picture window.

  • 8

    $15995.00   Junior Suite, two lower berths, sitting area, picture window.

  • 8

       Superior Double Plus, two lower berths, picture window.

  • 9

    $16695.00   Suite, two lower beds, sitting area, picture window.

  • 9

       Suite, two lower beds, sitting area, picture window.

  • 10

       Owner’s Suite, two lower berths, shower & bathtub, picture window.

  • 10

    $17595.00   Owner’s Suite, two lower berths, shower & bathtub, picture window.


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

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There is no ship for this trip.
  • Chris  Dolder

    Chris Dolder

    Expedition Leader

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  • Danny Catt

    Danny Catt

    Photographer & Naturalist

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  • David Reid

    David Reid

    Assistant Expedition Leader

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  • David Pelly

    David Pelly

    Author & Cultural Historian

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  • Ian Tamblyn

    Ian Tamblyn

    Musician & Host

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  • Jerry Kobalenko

    Jerry Kobalenko

    Arctic Explorer

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  • Jon Dudley

    Jon Dudley

    Geologist

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  • Latonia  Hartery

    Latonia Hartery

    Archaeologist

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  • Laurie Pelly

    Laurie Pelly

    Land Claim Specialist

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  • Lois  Suluk-Locke

    Lois Suluk-Locke

    Culturalist

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  • Pierre Richard

    Pierre Richard

    Marine Biologist

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Highlights

  • - Visit the northernmost community in Canada at Grise Fiord and the westernmost community in Nunavut at Kugluktuk
  • - Sail the route to the North Pole during our journey into Smith Sound
  • - Travel to Greenland, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories within one sailing
  • - Play a nine
  • - hole tundra golf course overlooking the Beaufort Sea at Ulukhatok
  • - Marvel at the Ilulissat icefield, where 90% of the north Atlantic's icebergs are born

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



    Charter Flights are available from Edmonton to Kugluktuk and return from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto for $2,054.05 USD
    • Visit the northernmost community in Canada at Grise Fiord and the westernmost community in Nunavut at Kugluktuk
    • Sail the route to the North Pole during our journey into Smith Sound
    • Travel to Greenland, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories within one sailing
    • Play a nine
    • hole tundra golf course overlooking the Beaufort Sea at Ulukhatok
    • Marvel at the Ilulissat icefield, where 90% of the north Atlantic's icebergs are born