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Itinerary

Small-Ship Expedition

Out of the Northwest Passage

September 1 to September 17, 2021

From $10,995 to $25,395 USD

Save 15% until October 31, 2020

Applies to berth cost only.

Expedition Team, Experts, and Guides

Map

Out of the Northwest Passage Map 2021
  • Day 1: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU, Canada
  • Day 2–4: Kitikmeot Region
  • Day 5: Prince Regent Inlet
  • Day 6: Beechey Island
  • Day 7-8: Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound)
  • Day 9: Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
  • Day 10–11: Smith Sound
  • Day 12: At Sea
  • Day 13–14: Northwest Greenland
  • Day 15: Ilulissat
  • Day 16: Itilleq Fjord
  • Day 17: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Itinerary

  • Grandmother-Kugluktuk-Nunavut.web

    Day 1
    Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU, Canada

    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. Our charter flight will land in Kugluktuk and we will embark the Ocean Endeavour by Zodiac.

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

  • Kitikmeot Region 31

    Day 2–4
    Kitikmeot Region

    The Kitikmeot Region consists of parts of Victoria Island, the adjacent part of the mainland as far as the Boothia Peninsula, King William Island, and the southern portion of Prince of Wales Island. Recently, the Kitikmeot Region has been in the news since the finding of the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition in its waters. It is Nunavut’s least-populated region, though wildlife abounds here both in the sea and on land. We'll explore by Zodiac and on foot.

  • Fort ross dennis minty

    Day 5
    Prince Regent Inlet

    This passage marks an area rich in marine and avian life. Thick-billed murres, ivory gulls, beluga, narwhal, 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.

  • Beechey island michelle valberg

    Day 6
    Beechey Island

    In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebusand 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 HMS Investigatorwas buried there in 1854 alongside Franklin’s men. The graves and the ruins of Northumberland House are a haunting memorial.

  • Walruses Devon Island 1

    Day 7-8
    Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound)

    We will spend two days exploring Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), one of Canada's newest National Marine Conservation Areas.

    Large populations of marine mammals, including narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales, transit and feed in this area. There is a great selection of landing sites available to choose from, depending on weather, wildlife, and sea conditions.

  • Grise fiord monument

    Day 9
    Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)

    Aujuittuq means "place that never thaws". 1,150 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, Canada’s northernmost “civilian” community originated in the Cold War; in 1953, Inuit were relocated to Aujuittuq to boost Canadian sovereignty.

    We’ll be welcomed into the hamlet, where we will have a chance to meet members of the community, learn about their way of life, and hear their poignant stories.

  • Etah ice michelle valberg

    Day 10–11
    Smith Sound

    Smith Sound, an ancient Inuit travel route, divides Ellesmere Island from Greenland, and served as the main route for explorers and adventurers searching for the North Pole. Adolphus Greely, Sir George Nares, and Elisha Kent Kane all travelled these waters with varying degrees of success.

  • Icebergs at sea 2

    Day 12
    At Sea

    On this exploration day, we’ll be making the most of what the wind, weather, and wildlife have to offer. Our expedition staff will scan for polar bears, walrus, whales, seals, and seabirds as we go.

  • Disko island north greenland

    Day 13–14
    Northwest Greenland

    We will explore stunning fjords that line the coast. Glaciers and icebergs abound here. In true expedition style, we will seek opportunities to hike, explore, and view wildlife as conditions allow.

  • Ilulissat Zodiacs Icebergs 21

    Day 15
    Ilulissat

    Ilulissat translates literally into “iceberg”, an apt name for this site at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The icefjord is the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, source of many of the icebergs in the North Atlantic.

    Here, we will cruise in Zodiacs to appreciate the icebergs. And we’ll visit the bustling town of Ilulissat, with its museums, cafes, craft shops, and busy fishing harbour.

  • SISIMIUT 1660

    Day 16
    Itilleq Fjord

    The west Greenland coastline is a rich mixture of islands and complex coastal waterways. As we enter the Arctic autumn, the tundra foliage will be in gorgeous colour. We will be making an expedition stop here to explore the landscape of wild Greenland.

  • Noethern Lights Sondre Stromfjord

    Day 17
    Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    Søndre Strømfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery. We end our adventure by sailing up this dramatic fjord.

    Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. Here we will disembark the Ocean Endeavour for our return charter flight to Toronto, ON.

Pricing and Cabins

All Cabin Amenities

  • Private bath
  • Telephone
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Intercom
  • Hair dryer, bathrobe, towels, body wash, and hair care products

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Scotland

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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Details

  • Small-Ship Expedition

    Out of the Northwest Passage

    September 1 to September 17, 2021

    From $10,995 to $25,395 USD

    Save 15% until October 31, 2020

    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: Yellowknife, NT, Canada

    Ends: Toronto, ON, Canada

    • Northbound Charter Flight:: Yellowknife, NU, Canada to Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU, Canada. Early-morning departure.

      Price: $945 USD

    • Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Toronto, ON, Canada. Evening arrival.

      Price: $1,550 USD

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included:

  • 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
  • Team of expedition staff
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Educational program
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals

Not Included:

  • Commercial & 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
  • Pre- & post-trip hotel accommodation and administrative fee

Incentives

  • Free Single Supplement Icon

    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 Multi-Trip Promotion, League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program, and 2021 Early Booking Bonus. Subject to cabin availability.

  • Multi Trip Promotion Icon

    Multi-Trip Promotion

    Receive 10% off the berth cost when you book more than one 2021 Ocean Endeavour expedition in a calendar year. Can be combined with Free Single Supplement promotion and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

  • Family Friendly Icon

    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.

  • Save 30 Under 30 Icon

    Save 30% under 30

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

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    Price Guarantee

    If Adventure Canada reduces the price of the berth portion of the fare of any expedition more than 120 days prior to departure, previously booked clients may claim the lower rate. For more information, please visit adventurecanada.com/guarantee.

Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions