TRIP FINDER

Arctic Safari 2012 picture 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.

day 1
Kangerlussuaq (Sondre Stromfjord), Greenland
day 2
Itilleq
day 3
Ilulissat (Jakøbshavns Isfjord)
day 4
Crossing Davis Strait to Isabella Bay
day 5
Kannagiqtugaapik (Clyde River)
day 6
Buchan Gulf
day 7
Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
day 8
Cape Hay
day 9
Maxwell Bay
day 10
Prince Leopold, Somerset Island and Beechey Island
day 11
Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay)
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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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July 30, 2012 - Aug. 9, 2012 - Click on cabin category for ship deckplan

All prices are per person in United States Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise.
 

  • 1

    $3600.00   Quad Lower Forward, 2 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.

  • 2

    $4645.00   Triple Lower Deck, 1 upper 2 lower berths, porthole window.

  • 3

    $5845.00   Junior Double, two lower berths, porthole window

  • 4

    $6345.00   Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.

  • 5

    $7845.00   Main Double, two lower berths, porthole window.

  • 6

    $8645.00   Deluxe Double, two lower berths, midship, porthole window.

  • 7

    $8945.00   Superior Double, two lower berths, picture window.

  • 8

    $9345.00   Junior Suite, two lower berths, sitting area, picture window.

  • 9

    $9745.00   Suite, two lower beds, sitting area, picture window.

  • 10

    $10545.00   Owner’s Suite, two lower berths, shower & bathtub, picture window.


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    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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Arctic Safari 2012

The Sea Adventurer

Details

  • Capacity: 118 guests
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Length: 101m

DESCRIPTION



The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer is specifically constructed for expedition voyages to remote reaches. She has advanced navigation equipment, and state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. Sea Adventurer is a handsome vessel in the style of great ocean liners: varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks. Relax in the Main Lounge, Clipper Club or Library, enjoy a spa treatment or search for wildlife out on deck. An ice class rating of A-1 allows Sea Adventurer to go to places many cruise ships can’t, and she does it in comfort and style.

Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities 

 

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  • Aaju Peter

    Aaju Peter

    Culturalist

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  • Allister Pedersen

    Allister Pedersen

    Telecommunications Technologist

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  • Cedar Swan

    Cedar Swan

    Expedition Team

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  • Danny Catt

    Danny Catt

    Photographer & Naturalist

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  • Dave  Freeze

    Dave Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • Denis St-Onge

    Denis St-Onge

    Geologist

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  • Heidi Langille

    Heidi Langille

    Culturalist

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  • Jason Edmunds

    Jason Edmunds

    Expedition Team

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  • Jenna Andersen

    Jenna Andersen

    Culturalist

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  • Kenth Grankvist

    Kenth Grankvist

    Captain of the Sea Adventurer

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  • Lena Onalik

    Lena Onalik

    Archaeologist and Culturalist

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  • Lynda Brown

    Lynda Brown

    Culturalist

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  • Matthew Swan

    Matthew Swan

    President

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  • Matthew J. Swan

    Matthew J. Swan

    Expedition Team

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  • Paul Prior

    Paul Prior

    Ornithologist

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  • Pierre Richard

    Pierre Richard

    Marine Biologist

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Highlights

  • - 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 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 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