Explore the arctic shoreline of Baffin and Broughton Island on this boat tour accompanied by a local Inuit guide. The trip departs from Qikiqtarjuaq, formerly known as Broughton Island, and the tour focuses on viewing the unique wildlife and landscape of this arctic oasis. The wildlife and the scenery draw visitors to Qikiqtarjuaq, but Qikiqtarjuaq is also often referred to as the iceberg capital of Nunavut. Pronounced kik-kik-tar-jwak, the glacier-crowned fiord coast of Baffin Island is spectacular and sightings of icebergs and whales are common.
The northern cape near the town captures many of the icebergs that travel down Davis Strait from Greenland. This area is rich in marine mammal wildlife and you may see beluga whales, narwhal, walrus, bowhead whales and seals. Near Qikiqtarjuaq the rugged peaks of Baffin Island, including Auyuittuq National Park, offer spectacular beauty and these mountains are the highest in North America, east of the Rockies.
The itinerary for the tour can be customized but a typical itinerary would be as follows:
Day One: Sightseeing and looking for wildlife, polar bears, whales and other sea mammals.
Day Two: Go to Spectacular Coronation Fiord and visit vast glacier called Penny and do a short hike and have lunch.
Day Three: Look for wildlife and visit vast number of icebergs and enjoy lunch nearby.
Day Four: Look for wildlife and visit huge bird colony with 300,000 birds.
Day Five: Look for wildlife and have lunch on ice on your way back to the community.