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Into the Northwest Passage 2016
Into the Northwest Passage 2016
Into the Northwest Passage 2016
Into the Northwest Passage 2016
Into the Northwest Passage 2016

Into the Northwest Passage 2016 picture The Northwest Passage represents the pinnacle of Arctic exploration. On this voyage, like our explorers before us, we go where the ice allows. We’ll explore the quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland, working our way north to spectacular Kap York. Then, crossing Smith Sound, we’ll visit Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), Canada’s northernmost community. The bird cliffs at Coburg Island National Wildlife Area teem with kittiwakes and murres.

Canadian Signature Experience
At Beechey Island, the Franklin expedition gravestones stand watch. Melville, Banks, and Devon Islands offer opportunities to spot Peary caribou, polar bear, walrus and musk ox—and visits to ghostly rcmp and Hudson’s Bay Company posts. Prince of Wales Strait affords a striking, narrow passage to Amundsen Gulf and our destination: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), the end of our epic journey above the Arctic Circle.

To sail the Northwest Passage is to sail through living history, to sail the haunting landscapes that have enchanted explorers for centuries. In its fierce and untameable wilds lies a stark beauty—the remote reaches of the north have a power that is all their own. Join the ranks of the fearless adventurers who have been lured by the spirit of the Northwest Passage.

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day 4
Karrat Fjord
day 5
Melville Bay
day 6
Kap York
day 7
Smith Sound
day 8
Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
day 9
Coburg Island
day 10
Devon Island
day 11
Beechey Island
day 12
Bathurst Island
day 13
Melville Island
day 14
Banks Island
day 15
Prince of Wales Strait
day 16
Ulukhaktok (Holman)
day 17
Kugluktuk (Coppermine)

Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery. Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, means ‘the big fjord.’

We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord as the sun sets before us.

Into the Northwest Passage Map
Aug. 26, 2016 - Sept. 11, 2016 - 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

    $8995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $10395.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $12095.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $13595.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $15095.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $16595.00   Deck seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $18095.00   Deck eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $18095.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 8

    $19595.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $21095.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $22595.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

    Please add Discovery Fund Fee - Into the Northwest Passage fee of $250.00 to above prices

    Please call for details regarding charter flight details etc.
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  • Brian Faber

    Brian Faber

    Client Services Lead

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  • Brittany Manley

    Brittany Manley

    Operations Coordinator

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  • Cam Gillies

    Cam Gillies


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  • Carolyn Mallory

    Carolyn Mallory

    Field Botanist

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  • Catherine Hickson

    Catherine Hickson


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  • Dave  Freeze

    Dave Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • David Pelly

    David Pelly

    Author & Cultural Historian

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  • David Reid

    David Reid

    Assistant Expedition Leader

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  • Dennis Minty

    Dennis Minty

    Photographer and Naturalist

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  • Jennifer Kilabuk

    Jennifer Kilabuk

    Expedition Team

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  • John Houston

    John Houston

    Culturalist & Filmmaker

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  • Johnny Issaluk

    Johnny Issaluk


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  • Ken McGoogan

    Ken McGoogan

    Author and Historian

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  • Kevin Closs

    Kevin Closs


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  • Laura Baer

    Laura Baer

    Cruise Director

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  • Mark Mallory

    Mark Mallory

    Seabird Biologist

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  • Martin Aldrich

    Martin Aldrich

    Assistant Cruise Director

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  • Ree Brennin-Houston

    Ree Brennin-Houston

    Marine Mammalogist

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  • Sheryl Saint

    Sheryl Saint

    Expedition Team

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  • Susan Aglukark

    Susan Aglukark

    Musician & Culturalist

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  • Susie  Evyagotailak

    Susie Evyagotailak


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  • Tagak Curley

    Tagak Curley

    Leader and Political Activist

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What's Included

  • The expertise and company of our expedition staff
  • Onboard educational presentations
  • Interactive workshops, evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
  • Hors d’ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
  • 24-hour documentary and film programming
  • Fully stocked library

  • Introductions to local people and customs
  • Sightseeing
  • Museum entries, park accesses, port taxes
  • Access to pristine wilderness areas
  • Zodiac tours and cruises
  • On-site archaeology workshops
  • Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations

    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 $15 per passenger per day)

  • Visas (if required)
  • Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel

  • Any medical charges incurred while aboard
  • Possible fuel surcharges

  • $250 USD Discovery Fund Fee

    Charter Flights

    Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    August 26, 2016
    Early morning departure
    $1,400 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees

    Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU to Edmonton, AB
    September 11, 2016
    Early evening arrival
    $995 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees

    Round Trip:
    $2,395 USD per person inclusive of taxes and fees
    Pre and post hotel nights in Toronto and Edmonton are available upon request.
    Overnight accommodation in Toronto and Edmonton recommended.
    • Join the select few who have travelled this legendary route
    • Photograph birds and wildlife in their remote wilderness habitat
    • Marvel at the Ilulissat ice field, where 90% of the north Atlantic's icebergs are born
    • Travel to Greenland, Nunavut, Inuvialuit (Northwest Territories) within one sailing
    • Learn about Inuit communities, culture and worldview first hand
    • See haunting artefacts of the northern explorers, HBC, and RCMP