The timeless lure of the North has drawn many to the upward reaches of our planet. The Aurora Borealis, the ice, the marvellous creatures, the midnight sun, the endless landscape are all a part of the magnetism that beckon us and calls us forward on our journey. Thousands of years of human history lies behind us on our journey of exploration. Northern people, attune to the harsh realities of their natural environment, have cultivated ingenious adaptations to thrive in Arctic. Only a few hundred years ago early European explorers navigated the icy waters of Baffin Bay in search of whales, gold, a route to the Orient and, in the case of the Vikings, a new home. Our classic Arctic expedition, Arctic Safari, connects areas of great cultural, historical and natural significance.
Beginning in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland we set sail down one of the country’s longest fjords, crossing the Arctic Circle. Striking North past pretty colourful houses that dot the Greenlandic coast, we’ll call in at the splendid town of Ilulissat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A Zodiac cruise into the ice-fjord, where towering icebergs calve from the massive Greenland icecap as it tumbles down to meet the sea, will surely leave you breathless and refreshed.
Crossing Davis Strait, we will encounter the east side of Baffin Island, one of the world’s dramatic coastlines. We will visit the vibrant Inuit communities of Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) and Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) making new friends along the way. We’ll meet with local hosts; elders, school kids, community leaders - all eager to showcase their home. We’ll learn about centuries of traditions, the impact of modernity in the north and how communities are searching for a balance of old and new.
Join us as we have a look at some of the wilder places in this untamed land: the sheer bird cliffs of Bylot and Prince Leopold Islands, the ocean trench paralleling Isabella Bay - home to bowhead whales, and the winding fjords of Northeast Baffin.
With such a variety of excursions and peak summer weather – long days, blooming tundra flowers and (usually) calm, warm weather – we recommend this trip as the best way to experience the Arctic for the first time.
Arriving into Kangerlussuaq on our chartered flight, it is possible to see the largest ice cap in the world from your airplane window. Boarding the Clipper Adventurer in the afternoon, we will make our journey down spectacular Sondre Stromfjord.
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All prices are per person in United States Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise.
$3600.00 Quad Lower Forward, 2 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.
$4645.00 Triple Lower Deck, 1 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.
$5845.00 Junior Double, two lower berths, porthole window
$6345.00 Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.
$7845.00 Main Double, two lower berths, porthole window.
$8645.00 Deluxe Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.
$8945.00 Superior Double, two lower berths, picture window.
$9345.00 Junior Suite, two lower berths, sitting area, picture window.
$9745.00 Suite, two lower beds, sitting area, picture window.
$10545.00 Owner’s Suite, two lower berths, shower & bathtub, picture window.
Please add Discovery Fund fee of $250.00 to above prices
Please find prices for any available charter flights in the details section.
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The Sea Adventurer
- Capacity: 118 guests
- Registry: Bahamas
- Length: 101m
The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer, (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the far reaches of this remote land. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels.
She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.
There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Sea Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size.
Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities
Photographer & Naturalist
Captain of the Sea Adventurer
Archaeologist and Culturalist
Matthew J. Swan
- - Marvel at the Ilulissat icefield, where 90% of the North Atlantic’s icebergs are born
- - Thousands of birds on the cliffs of Prince Leopold Island
- - Visit the largest uninhabited island on earth during our stop at Devon Island
- - Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of the longest fjord in Greenland
- - Enjoy the town of Pond Inlet, with breathtaking peaks of Bylot Island and the hospitality of the townspeople
- - Visit the historic graves of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition
- - Opportunity to view the highly threatened bowhead whale in Isabella Bay
- - Enjoy a cultural presentation at Canada's northernmost community, in Grise Fiord
What's Not Included
Charter Flights are available from Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and return from Resolute Bay to Ottawa for $1,667 USD
- Marvel at the Ilulissat icefield, where 90% of the North Atlantic’s icebergs are born
- Thousands of birds on the cliffs of Prince Leopold Island
- Visit the largest uninhabited island on earth during our stop at Devon Island
- Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of the longest fjord in Greenland
- Enjoy the town of Pond Inlet, with breathtaking peaks of Bylot Island and the hospitality of the townspeople
- Visit the historic graves of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition
- Opportunity to view the highly threatened bowhead whale in Isabella Bay
- Enjoy a cultural presentation at Canada's northernmost community, in Grise Fiord