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
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
day 10
Ilulissat, Greenland
day 11
day 12
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

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.

Arctic Explorer Map
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

    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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There is no ship for this trip.
  • Andrew Qappik

    Andrew Qappik

    Artist and Culturalist

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  • Andrew  Collins

    Andrew Collins


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  • Benoit  Havard

    Benoit Havard


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  • Chris  Dolder

    Chris Dolder

    Expedition Leader

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  • Clayton Anderson

    Clayton Anderson


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  • Danny Catt

    Danny Catt

    Photographer & Naturalist

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  • David Reid

    David Reid

    Expedition Team

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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


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  • Jimmy Qaapik

    Jimmy Qaapik


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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


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  • Marshall Dane

    Marshall Dane


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  • Michelle Valberg

    Michelle Valberg


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  • Mike Beedell

    Mike Beedell


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  • Mike Strizic

    Mike Strizic

    Marketing Coordinator

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  • Peter  Croal

    Peter Croal


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  • Pierre Richard

    Pierre Richard

    Marine Biologist

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  • Richard Knapton

    Richard Knapton


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  • Stephen Smith

    Stephen Smith


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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