Small-Ship Expedition

High Arctic Explorer

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High Arctic Explorer 2022 Map


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    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.

  • Whales Lancaster Sound

    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
  • Pond Inlet Inuit Welcome

    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
  • Ilulissat Zodiac Iceberg 01

    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!

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    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!


Ocean Endeavour Labrador

Ocean Endeavour

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, and stabilizers. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.

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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