Expedition Cruise

High Arctic Explorer

  • July 31 to August 11, 2020

    Save 15% until October 31, 2019

    Applies to berth cost only.

  • August 11 to August 22, 2020

    Save 15% until October 31, 2019

    Applies to berth cost only.

From $7,595 to $19,295 USD

Single Supplement: Available

Flights: Available

Iceberg Sunset

Overview

Journey in comfort aboard the Ocean Endeavour from Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay), Nunavut to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Visit the Arctic at the height of summer!

Explore Tallurutiup Imanga marine protected area. Visit the Franklin graves on Beechey Island. Enjoy an Inuit welcome in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet).

Across Baffin Bay lies the sublime Greenland coast. Illulissat offers cafes, hiking, and handicrafts. Ilulissat Icefjord is home to, the fastest-moving glacier in the world. Explore the best of Greenland and Nunavut!

High Arctic Explorer Map For 2019 And 2020

Highlights

Please note: Scuba diving is only available on the August 11, 2020 departure.

  • Visit Beechey Island National Historic Site

    One of the most notorious sites in the Arctic, Beechey Island is famed as the site where the ill-fated Franklin Expedition overwintered, 1845–1846.

    The graves of three of Franklin’s men, along with a fourth man from a later Northwest Passage expedition are a haunting memorial to the heyday of European Arctic exploration.

    Graves Beechey Island 01
  • Cruise Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Protected Area

    Lancaster Sound, the entrance to the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic archipelago, is home to Canada’s newest National Marine Protected Area. Glacier-fed waters, mountain landscapes, and rugged coastlines define this vast and beautiful place—as does the plentiful marine wildlife.

    • Visit unique cultural historical sites from the Thule period and the European explorer era
    • Seek seabirds, marine mammals, and polar bears in this unique, protected habitat
    Whales Lancaster Sound
  • Enjoy an Inuit cultural welcome at Mittimatilik (Pond Inlet)

    Enjoy the warmth of an Inuit welcome as drum dancers, throat singers, and cultural ambassadors share their stories, songs, and connections to the land.

    • See the views of stunning Bylot Island
    • Try your luck against a local athlete at Inuit games
    • Look for handicrafts and carvings at the cultural centre
    Pond Inlet Inuit Welcome
  • Cruise among icebergs at Jakobshavn Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    The fastest-calving glacier in the world spills thousands of enormous icebergs every year into the spectacular Ilulissat Icefjord in Disko Bay, Greenland.

    View the icebergs from the shore on a hike along the boardwalk—then board a Zodiac to cruise your way among them!

    Ilulissat Zodiac Iceberg 01
  • Explore the spectacular west coast of Greenland

    The west coast of Greenland is deeply cut by spectacular fjords. At the head of many fjords are the glaciers, spawned from the enormous Greenland ice cap.

    These glaciers produce the mighty icebergs that dot Baffin Bay, riding their way north on currents before being carried southbound for Newfoundland. To watch them on their journey is one of the world’s most amazing sights!

    Karrat Fjord 01

Expedition Team, Experts, and Guides

Expedition team members are added to this page as we solidify our staffing for the season. Please check back regularly!

Travellers’ Testimonials

  • “I cannot speak highly enough about the staff.”

    Kathleen Henry-Parisi

    Out of the Northwest Passage

  • “I cannot begin to tell you how impressed we were with the staff. They were all so approachable and so giving of their time and knowledge. And they all had a great sense of humour!”

    Joyce McAlpine

    Into the Northwest Passage

  • “I came home feeling like I had a college education! So much knowledge presented in a fun and easily understandable way.”

    Amy Powers

    Out of the Northwest Passage

Dates, Rates and Bookings

Please note: Scuba diving is only available on the August 11, 2020 departure.

  • High Arctic Explorer

    July 31 to August 11, 2020

    Save 15% until October 31, 2019

    Applies to berth cost only.

    From $7,595 $6,456 to
    $19,295 $16,401 USD

    Single Supplement: No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3 to 7!

    Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.

    Starts: Toronto, ON

    Ends: Ottawa, ON

    • Northbound Charter Flight: price

      $1,417 USD

      Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Early-morning departure.

    • Southbound Charter Flight: price

      $1,078 USD

      Resolute, NU to Ottawa, ON. Early-morning departure

    Scuba Diving: Not available

  • High Arctic Explorer

    August 11 to August 22, 2020

    Save 15% until October 31, 2019

    Applies to berth cost only.

    From $7,595 $6,456 to
    $19,295 $16,401 USD

    Single Supplement: No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3 to 7!

    Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.

    Starts: Ottawa, ON

    Ends: Toronto, ON

    • Northbound Charter Flight: price

      $1,078 USD

      Ottawa, ON to Resolute, NU. Early-morning departure.

    • Southbound Charter Flight: price

      $1,417 USD

      Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON. Evening arrival.

    Scuba Diving: Available

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Scotland

The Ocean Endeavour

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 explore throughout the Arctic summer.

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