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Itinerary and Pricing Small-Ship Expedition Cruise
Into the Northwest Passage

August 16 to September 1, 2025

From $14,495 to $28,995 USD

per person based on double occupancy

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Applies to berth cost only

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  • Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
  • Day 2–3: Sisimiut
  • Day 4: Ilulissat
  • Day 5: Western Greenland
  • Day 6: At Sea — Davis Strait
  • Day 7: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), NU, Canada
  • Day 8–9: Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) & Devon Island
  • Day 10: Beechey Island
  • Day 11: Prince Regent Inlet
  • Day 12: Ikirahaq (Bellot Strait)
  • Day 13–16: Kitikmeot Region
  • Day 17: Kugluktuk, NU, Canada


  • Sailing in kangerlussuaq fjord

    © Scott Forsyth

    Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    Cross the Arctic Circle

    Your journey begins in Kangerlussuaq, a former U.S. Air Force base. After our charter flight from Toronto, we will transfer to the ship by Zodiac.

    With 190 kilometres of superb scenery, Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord) is one of the longest fjords in the world. We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord, crossing the Arctic Circle as we go.

  • Town view of sisimiut

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 2–3: Sisimiut
    Explore Vibrant Sisimiut

    Colourful Sisimiut is Greenland’s second largest city.

    Access the museum through a towering whalebone archway and be sure to stop in at the artisan’s studio for the chance to purchase outstanding handicrafts.

    Traditional qajaq (kayaking) is in resurgence here, and there are plenty of other fun outdoor activities for the adventurous to enjoy.

  • Boardwalk in ilulissat

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 4: Ilulissat
    Take a Cruise Around Towering Icebergs

    Experience the remarkable beauty of Ilulissat Icefjord, renowned for its enormous icebergs. Ilulissat means “iceberg”—an apt name for this site at the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic.

    Marvel at the sheer grandeur of the towering ice formations as you take a stroll along the boardwalk—truly a sight to behold!

    Visit the town, with its captivating museums, charming cafes, craft shops, and bustling fishing harbour. Be sure to make your way to the Ilulissat Icefjord Centre, where you can delve into the fascinating narratives surrounding the ice and gain a deeper appreciation for this awe-inspiring natural wonder.

  • Hiking the tundra in greenland mountains

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 5: Western Greenland
    Hike the Tundra

    Exploring by ship and Zodiac along the west coast of Greenland, we have numerous options for expedition stops, to make the most of weather and wildlife conditions.

    Whether you're setting foot on land, cruising by Zodiac, or out on the ship's deck, you'll have plenty of chances to learn alongside expert geologists, naturalists, and marine biologists. With Inuit expedition team members at your side, you'll gain an intimate perspective on the abundant flora and fauna you encounter.

    Take a moment to savour the tranquility and absorb the knowledge and stories shared by Inuit cultural educators, which will deepen your connection to this breathtaking landscape.

    Departing Greenland, we cross Baffin Bay toward Nunavut.

  • Drumming on board

    © Scott Forsyth

    Day 6: At Sea — Davis Strait
    Learn From Inuit in Their Homeland

    As we sail toward Nunavut, our expedition team will deepen your understanding of the Arctic. This is an excellent time to enjoy workshops, watch a documentary, or get out on deck. Keep your binoculars ready for minke and humpback whales, as well as the seabirds that are sure to mark our passage.

    Take the unique opportunity to learn from Inuit in their homeland, gaining a better understanding of the daily lives of the regions we visit. Enjoy cultural performances and maybe even participate in Inuit games, or sample country food.

    Through shared experiences and interactions, develop a deep appreciation for the region’s vibrant culture and gain a profound connection to the stunning landscapes we traverse.

  • Interpretation on land in community

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 7: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), NU, Canada
    Experience Inuit Culture

    Attend a cultural performance put on by the talented Tununiq Arsarniit Theatre Group, featuring drum dancing, throat singing, and storytelling.

    Mittimatalik is a busy Arctic community in a beautiful setting—the views of nearby Bylot Island are stunning!

    Enjoy exploring the town and take the opportunity to purchase unique handcrafted mementos when available, too.

  • Polar bear waving on sea ice

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 8–9: Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) & Devon Island
    Seek Whales, Seabirds, and Polar Bears

    We will spend ample time exploring Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), one of the newest National Marine Conservation Areas in Nunavut. Narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales transit and feed in this area.

    Cruise by ship and Zodiac in search of wildlife with expert biologists and ecologists. Learn more about the crucial role Inuit play in conserving the vibrant biodiversity of these waterways and the enduring connection between the ocean and Inuit.

    On the northern border of Tallurutiup Imanga lies Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth at over 50,000 square kilometres. Flat-topped mountains, glacial valleys, and a substantial ice cap give Devon Island its unique character. We will hike the tundra, cruise a glacier face, and seek wildlife from the ship and on shore.

    Visit archaeological sites and the remains of an RCMP and Hudson's Bay Company site at Dundas Harbour.

  • Beechey historical site

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 10: Beechey Island
    Visit a Franklin Expedition Historical Site

    In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, attempting to sail through the Northwest Passage. His crew overwintered at Beechey Island, where three of his men died.

    Numerous search parties later used Beechey as a depot and rendezvous. Amundsen, Bernier, and Larsen visited Beechey. Thomas Morgan of the HMS Investigator was buried here in 1854 alongside Franklin’s men. The graves and ruins of Northumberland House are a haunting memorial.

  • Bird watching from sky

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 11: Prince Regent Inlet
    Enjoy Birdwatching and Zodiac Cruising

    This passage marks an area rich in marine and avian life. Thick-billed murres, ivory gulls, beluga whales, narwhals, and bowhead whales reside in the ice-strewn waters.

    In addition to abundant wildlife, we’ll delve deeper into the exploration of the Northwest Passage and mercantile efforts of the Hudson's Bay Company.

  • Strait mountains foggy

    © Mark Edward Harris

    Day 12: Ikirahaq (Bellot Strait)
    Witness the Most Northerly Point of Continental North America

    Discover the famed Bellot Strait, a narrow passage separating Somerset Island from the Boothia Peninsula. As we sail through this two-kilometre-wide waterway, get the unique opportunity to reach the northernmost part of mainland North America.

    Keep watch for an array of enchanting marine mammals from beluga whales to narwhals and seals

    Delve into the region's fascinating history and learn about Joseph René Bellot, French naval officer and Arctic explorer who joined an 1850s expedition in search for Sir John Franklin, who inspired the strait's namesake.

  • Sailing the northwest passage through ice

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 13–16: Kitikmeot Region
    Sail the Northwest Passage

    Navigate the ice-strewn waters of this fabled waterway in search of wildlife. Although this is Nunavut’s least-populated region, wildlife abounds here both in the sea and on land.

    Visit a local community where Inuit hosts will share their knowledge of their home and the area's history.

    Discover the legacy of this important waterway and the captivating story of Roald Amundsen, who overwintered in the bay for two years while searching for the Northwest Passage. Learn more about the triumphs of explorers like Amundsen and the vital role that Inuit knowledge played in successful crossings.

  • Flag flying in the wind

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 17: Kugluktuk, NU, Canada
    Wave a Fond Farewell

    Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River, Kugluktuk is the westernmost community in Nunavut. Known for many years as Coppermine, the community reverted to its original Inuinnaqtun name—meaning “place of moving waters”—on January 1st, 1996.

    Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), NU, is an alternate disembarkation point, and may be used based on sea, ice, and weather conditions.

    Today we will disembark and make our way to the airport to meet our charter flights to Yellowknife, NT.

Pricing and Cabins

For a limited time, receive 25% off the berth cost! League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program members receive an additional 5-10%.

This promotion is combinable with our Free Single Supplement. Not combinable with any other offers or incentives. Terms and conditions apply.

Canadian residents may opt to use our in-house exchange rate (fixed quarterly) and pay for their voyage in Canadian dollars. Contact Adventure Canada or your travel advisor for more details.


Ocean Endeavour Labrador

Ocean Endeavour

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, and advanced navigation equipment. 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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  • Small-Ship Expedition Cruise

    Into the Northwest Passage

    August 16 to September 1, 2025

    From $14,495 to $28,995 USD

    per person based on double occupancy

    Save 25% for a limited time!

    Applies to berth cost only

  • 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, Canada

    Ends: Yellowknife, NT, Canada

  • Flights

    • Northbound Charter Flight: Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Early-morning departure.

      Price: $1,450 USD

    • Southbound Charter Flight: Kugluktuk, NU to Yellowknife, NT. Evening arrival.

      Price: $1,000 USD

Inclusions and Exclusions


  • Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees
  • Complimentary expedition jacket
  • Contribution to Adventure Canada’s Discovery Fund
  • Special access permits, entry, and park fees
  • Expert expedition team
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Educational program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals

Not Included:

  • Commercial and charter flights
  • Program enhancements/optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges and administrative fees
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation


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    Free Single Supplement

    For those who prefer not to share, we have a limited quantity of cabins in category 3 through to category 7 with no single supplement! Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost. Single occupancy in categories 8–10 is available at full double-occupancy rates. Can be combined with the Multi-Trip Promotion, League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program, and Early Booking Bonus. Subject to cabin availability.

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    Family Friendly

    Children four years old and younger pay only for charter airfare—and children two years and younger travel free! Children must be accompanied by a full-fare adult. Can be combined with the League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

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    Multi-Trip Promotion

    Receive 30% off the berth cost when you book more than one Ocean Endeavour expedition (excluding Antarctica) in the same calendar. Can be combined with the Free Single Supplement and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

  • Save 30 Under 30 Icon

    Save 30% under 30

    Save 30% on the berth cost for travellers under thirty years of age. Can be combined with the Free Single Supplement and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

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Published itineraries are examples only, weather, ice, government regulations, and community requests may necessitate changes to the planned schedules. These sometimes necessary adjustments present exciting opportunities for exploration, discovery, and adventure.