Out of the Northwest Passage 2015
Out of the Northwest Passage 2015

Out of the Northwest Passage 2015 picture

An iconic journey, the Northwest Passage remains an adventure today. Leaving Kugluktuk, we head east, traversing James Ross Strait en route to Gjoa Haven, where Amundsen honed his polar skills. We sail the Queen Maud Gulf, while stopping daily for hiking and zodiac cruising. Passing through Bellot Strait, we watch for whales, walrus, polar bear and muskox. At Beechey Island we pay our respects at the Franklin Graves. On Devon Island, we visit the ruins of the Dundas Harbour RCMP and HBC posts, before calling in at Canada’s most northerly community, Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord). Continuing north into the wilds of Smith Sound we expect ice, ice and more ice! We trace the routes of famous explorers such as Rasmussen and Peary as we call in at Greenland’s northernmost community of Qaannaq. Sailing south admist towering icebergs, we’ll witness calving glaciers, explore deep fiords and visit the UNESCO world heritage site of the Ilulissat Icefjord.

day 1
Kugluktuk (Coppermine)
day 2
Kitlineq (Victoria Island)
day 3
Gjoa Haven
day 4
Bellot Strait
day 5
Fort Ross
day 6
Prince Leopold Island
day 7
Beechey Island
day 8
Devon Island
day 9
Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
day 10
Smith Sound
day 11
Qaanaaq, Greenland
day 12
Kap York
day 13
Melville Bay
day 14
Karrat Fjord
day 15
Ilulissat, Greenland
day 16
Sisimuit Coast, Greenland
day 17
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Located at the mouth of the Coppermine river to southwest of Victoria Island on the Coronation Gulf, Kugluktuk is the western most community in Nunavut. Originally named Coppermine, it was renamed Kugluktuk according to its Inuinnaqtun name meaning "place of moving waters", on January 1st, 1996. The Coppermine River itself is designated a Canadian Heritage River for the important role it played as an exploration and fur trade route. Copper deposits along the river attracted the first explorers to the area. Because the tundra is close to the tree line, a variety of wildlife can be viewed in the area, including grizzly bears, wolverines and moose, as well as tundra wildlife, such as muskoxen, caribou, foxes and wolves.

Out of the Northwest Passage Map
Sept. 5, 2015 - Sept. 21, 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

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

  • 2

    $10195.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $11895.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $13395.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $14895.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $16395.00   Deck seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $17895.00   Deck eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 8

    $19395.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $20895.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $22395.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

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

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    Aaron Spitzer


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  • Barney Bentall

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    Expedition Team

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  • Deanna Leonard-Spitzer

    Deanna Leonard-Spitzer

    Marine Biologist

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  • Dr. Mark Mallory

    Dr. Mark Mallory

    Seabird Biologist

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    Client Services

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    Judy Acres

    Cruise Director

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    Ken McGoogan

    Historian & Author

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    Margaret Atwood


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    Matthew James Swan

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    Natalie Swain

    Expedition Team

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    Romani Makkik


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  • Stefan Kindberg

    Stefan Kindberg

    Expedition Leader Emeritus

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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: Edmonton, Alberta to Kugluktuk (Coppermine), Nunavut Date: September 5, 2015 (early morning departure) Southbound: Kangerlussuaq, Greeenland to Toronto, Ontario Date: September 21, 2015 (early evening arrival) Roundtrip: $2195 USD per person, inclusive of taxes and fees

    Pre and post hotel nights are available in Edmonton and Toronto on request. Overnight accommodation in Toronto recommended.
    • Travel the route that obsessed explorers for centuries
    • Enjoy the legendary hospitality of vibrant Inuit communities
    • Find and photograph the wild creatures of the Arctic wilderness
    • Experience the Arctic with our expert artists, lecturers and hosts
    • Visit the historic graves of the ill fated Franklin Expedition
    • Visit the largest uninhabited island on earth during our stop at Devon Island