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Arctic Explorer 2015

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This epic adventure begins at the entrance to the Northwest Passage. We’ll visit the final resting place of of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition at Beechey Island and search for polar bears and walrus in far north Baffin Island. At Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), our hosts will welcome us with throat-singing and Inuit games, before we explore Baffin’s mighty fiords.

We’ll seek bowhead whales in Niginganiq (Isabella Bay)— the world’s first Inuit-initiated whale sanctuary. Crossing Davis Strait, we’ll be met by Greenland’s stirring icescape. There, we’ll zip among the freshly calved bergs off Ilulissat in our Zodiacs, marvel at Uummannaq’s heart-shaped mountain, and and hike around Itilleq Fjord. Spectacular Kangerlussuaq Fjord makes a glorious finale to our trip.

day 1
Resolute
day 2
Beechey Island & Prince Leopold Island
day 3
Devon Island
day 4
Bylot Island
day 5
Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
day 6
North East Baffin
day 7
Nigingnaniq (Isabella Bay)
day 8
Karrat Fjord
day 9
Uummannaq
day 10
Ilulissat, Greenland
day 11
Itilleq
day 12
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
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As remote and challenging as its name suggests, Resolute is a rugged community serving the mining, military and exploration industries. A monument honours the hamlet's first permanent citizens, relocated by the Canadian government to help establish sovereignty in the Far North.

Here we embark the Ocean Endeavour and commence our voyage.

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Aug. 9, 2015 - Aug. 20, 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

    $5595.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $6595.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $7995.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $9295.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $10495.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $11695.00   Deck seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $12895.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 8

    $14195.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $15495.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $16795.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator


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

    Please call for details regarding charter flight details etc.
     
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Arctic Explorer 2015

Ocean Endeavour

Details

  • Capacity: 198
  • Registry: Marshall Islands
  • 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! More

  • Andrew Qappik

    Andrew Qappik

    Artist and Culturalist

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  • Andrew  Collins

    Andrew Collins

    Archaeologist

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  • Benoit  Havard

    Benoit Havard

    Musician

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  • Chris  Dolder

    Chris Dolder

    Expedition Leader

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  • Clayton Anderson

    Clayton Anderson

    Expedition Team

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  • Danny Catt

    Danny Catt

    Photographer & Naturalist

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  • David Reid

    David Reid

    Arctic Explorer

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  • Ian Shaw

    Ian Shaw

    Expedition Leader

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  • Jason Edmunds

    Jason Edmunds

    Expedition Leader

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  • Jens Olsen

    Jens Olsen

    Culturalist

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  • Jimmy Qappik

    Jimmy Qappik

    Culturalist

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  • Judy Acres

    Judy Acres

    Cruise Director

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  • Julia Szucs

    Julia Szucs

    Expedition Team

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  • Kathleen  Merritt

    Kathleen Merritt

    Culturalist

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  • Marshall Dane

    Marshall Dane

    Musician

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  • Michelle Valberg

    Michelle Valberg

    Photographer

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  • Mike Strizic

    Mike Strizic

    Marketing Coordinator

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  • Mike Beedell

    Mike Beedell

    Photographer

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  • Peter  Croal

    Peter Croal

    Geologist

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  • Pierre Richard

    Pierre Richard

    Marine Biologist

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  • Richard Knapton

    Richard Knapton

    Naturalist

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  • Stephen Smith

    Stephen Smith

    Naturalist

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Highlights

  • - Seek bears, whales and walrus in their Arctic feeding grounds
  • - Learn first-hand about the history and culture of the Inuit
  • - Voyage along the magnificent fiords of Greenland’s coast
  • - Visit the burial site of the famous Qilakitsoq mummies
  • - Visit the remains of the Franklin Expedition on Beechey Island

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: Toronto, Ontario to Resolute, Nunavut - August 9, 2015


    Southbound: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, Ontario August 20, 2015
    (early evening arrival)

    Roundtrip: $1995 USD per person, inclusive of taxes and fees

    Pre and post hotel nights are available in Toronto on request.

    Overnight accommodation in Toronto prior to the voyage is recommended.
    • Seek bears, whales and walrus in their Arctic feeding grounds
    • Learn first-hand about the history and culture of the Inuit
    • Voyage along the magnificent fiords of Greenland’s coast
    • Visit the burial site of the famous Qilakitsoq mummies
    • Visit the remains of the Franklin Expedition on Beechey Island