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Arctic Cruise from Baffin Island to Greenland

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An expedition to astonishing wildlife and artists in the Arctic communities of Greenland and Canada

Overview

Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and culture among rich Arctic landscapes and Inuit communities as you sail from northern Canada to Greenland.

Highlights

  • Cross the Davis Strait
  • Inuit culture
  • Visit world famous Inuit art studios
  • Birdwatching in Ungava Bay
  • Polar bears, walrus, whales, seals and seabirds
  • Artists' enclave of Kimmirut
  • Visit Nuuk, the capital of Greenland

Board the Ocean Endeavour and follow the historic route from northern Quebec and Baffin Island, across the Davis Strait to Greenland. Explore the creative world of Inuit art, which mixes ancient and modern styles in a changing world. Get up close and personal with awe-inspiring Arctic landscapes and wildlife, including whales, polar bears and sea birds.

  • No single supplement in select cabin categories
  • Zodiac boat
  • Lecture Series by Expedition Leaders
  • Ice-Class Expedition Ship
  • Zodiac boats
  • Family-owned and -operated ship
Availability July-August
Duration 13 days
Departs From Iqaluit, NU
Minimum age No limit
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Group maximum 198
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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  • International number: +1 778 348 1676
  • Please note that you will be charged in USD for this tour

Availability (2024):
July 22 - August 3
For further information about dates and prices please check the section below.

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What's Included

Included

  • Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees
  • Complimentary expedition jacket
  • Contribution to 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
  • Photo Equipment Trial Program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain gear and Rubber boots
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Water bottle
  • Day pack
  • Full list supplied upon booking

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
  • * Charter flights between Ottawa and Iqaluit and Greenland and Toronto can be added to the package

Contact us for more Information about this tour

INTERNATIONAL NUMBER: +1 778 348 1676

You can also send an email to info@adventures.com, or use the contact form here below.

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Itinerary

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights

Information

This 13-Day Arctic Cruise in the wake of 19th-century explorers is a fantastic introduction to the wildlife, geography, and local communities that paint the Arctic landscape.

hiker in a colorful town in greenland

Begin Your Adventure

After your charter flight from Ottawa, ON, transfer to the Ocean Endeavour by Zodiac through Iqaluit harbor. Iqaluit, at the head of Frobisher Bay, is Nunavut’s capital. A population of nearly 8,000 calls the city home. Local attractions include the territorial Legislature, igloo-inspired St. Jude’s Cathedral, art shops, and more.

rainbow over mountains in greenland

Witness Wildlife, Geology, and Ice

Sail through this beautiful bay named for bygone explorer Martin Frobisher and stay on the lookout for wildlife. Our geologists will have you raving about rocks! Expect compelling scenery and soak up the Arctic splendor.

Inuit Drumming in greenland

Experience Inuit Culture

Try your hand at athletic feats during an interactive cultural performance of Inuit games. If you’re a hiker, you’ll enjoy walking through Kimmirut’s blooming tundra on the Itijjagiaq Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail. The community’s name means “the heel” in Inuktitut, referring to an outcrop of marble across the bay, but you may also know this hamlet as Lake Harbour, home to one of the first Hudson's Bay Company outposts on Baffin Island.

nunavut cape dorset in winter

Visit World-Famous Art Studios

Meet the artists and visit the studios that make Kinngait proud—plus, have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces of art! Have a chance to talk with the old and new generations of outstanding artists, carvers, and printmakers who continue to make Kinngait a proud center for fine art. Kinngait was ground zero for the Inuit art market when, in 1959, the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was established—the oldest professional Inuit printmaking studio in Canada.

Seek Whales, Seabirds, and Polar Bears

Join the expedition team on the deck while navigating the icy, fast-moving waters of the Hudson Strait. Search for breathtaking Arctic wildlife—polar bears, walrus, whales, seals, and seabirds—to capture the perfect photograph.

zodiac boat tour in greenland

Hike the Tundra

Explore an area of treeless tundra along the Ungava Peninsula of Nunavik, rich in geology, fauna, and flora. Enjoy great hiking and a Zodiac cruise with our expedition team, who give expert interpretation all along the way.

exploring the shores of greenland with a zodiac boat

Enjoy Fantastic Birdwatching

Pay a visit to uninhabited Akpatok Island, the biggest island in Ungava Bay at over nine hundred square kilometers. It’s named for the akpait (thick-billed murres) that nest on ledges of the lofty cliffs and is home to Canada’s largest colony of breeding pairs. Take a Zodiac cruise to scout the shorelines and outlying ice, keeping your eyes peeled for polar bears, walrus, and other marine life. Large and shallow, Ungava Bay is a rich ecosystem and home to various wildlife, including an endangered beluga population.

Learn Onboard

Deepen your understanding of the Arctic as we travel across the Davis Strait towards Greenland. Enjoy workshops and presentations, watch a documentary, and get out on the deck! Keep your binoculars ready for minke and humpback whales, as well as the seabirds that are sure to accompany our ship.

capital of greenland nuuk in summer

Visit Museums, Shops, and Cafés

Stop in at vibrant Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. Visit the Greenland National Museum, one of the city’s many outstanding features, where the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies rest. The old harbor includes many buildings dating from Danish colonial days, while contemporary Nuuk is known for art, shopping, pubs, and cafés.

Take a Zodiac Cruise at the Foot of a Glacier

See why Kangerlussuatsiaq lives up to its Danish name, Evighedsfjorden, which means “the fjord of eternity.” Marvel at this complex coastal waterway that includes calving glaciers, sheer bird cliffs, and streams cascading against a towering mountain backdrop. Explore this sublime glacial landscape by ship and by Zodiac. The waters here are relatively warm, due to the West Greenland Current and the subarctic location.

Cross the Arctic Circle

Complete your journey overnight up Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), a 190-kilometer-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers, and cross the Arctic Circle on your way. Kangerlussuaq, the settlement at the head of the fjord, is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. Transfer by Zodiac to shore, then travel to the airport by bus for your charter flight to Toronto, ON.

Our vessel for this voyage is the Ocean Endeavour. A 1B ice-class sailing boat with a maximum of 198 passengers and outfitted with 20 Zodiac boats, our ship is perfect for expedition cruises. Facilities include a top deck observation room, swimming pool, outdoor dining, sauna spa, library, and top-class navigation equipment.

Our three onboard lounges are excellent public spaces for our educational seminars, workshops, and entertainment. Launched in 1982, she’s been upgraded many times, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137-m (450 ft) in length and 21-m (69 ft) in breadth, the Ocean Endeavour is the pride of our cruises in Canada and beyond.

Learn more about the Ocean Endeavour.

Cruise ship ocean Endeavour
  • No Single Supplement! Solo Adventurers are welcome. Most cabin categories on the ship are available as private cabin to single travelers at no additional cost.
  • A recommended packing list will be provided upon booking.

PLEASE NOTE:

This program features activities such as walking, wildlife viewing, and Zodiac cruising, all at a relatively easy to moderate level of exertion. The majority of shore landings are undertaken using Zodiacs. Zodiac embarkations involve descending gangway stairs with double handrails and stepping into the Zodiac from a small platform at water level (assistance is provided).

Prices and Availability

Availability (2024):

  • July 22 - August 3, 2024

Category 1. Quad occupancy. Quad cabin. Deck four. Interior Cabin, four lower berths, private bath.
Price: $5995 per person / USD.

Category 2. Triple occupancy. Triple cabin. Deck four. Interior Cabin, three lower berths, private bath.
Price: $6995 per person / USD.

Category 3. Double occupancy. Interior twin cabin. Deck five. Interior Cabin, two lower berths, private bath.
Price: $8295 per person / USD.

Category 4. Double occupancy. Exterior twin cabin. Deck four. Porthole window, two lower berths, private bath.
Price: $9595 per person / USD.

Category 5. Double occupancy. Main twin cabin. Deck five. Picture window, two lower berths, private bath.
Price: $10295 per person / USD.

Category 6. Double occupancy. Comfort twin cabin. Deck seven. Picture windows (partial obstruction), two lower berths, a private bath, refrigerator.
Price: $10995 per person / USD.

Category 7. Double occupancy. Top deck twin cabin. Deck eight. Large picture windows (partial obstruction), matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator.
Price: $11795 per person / USD.

Category 8. Double occupancy. Superior twin cabin. Deck five & seven. Picture windows, twin or matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator.
Price: $12295 per person / USD.

Category 9. Double occupancy. Junior suite. Deck five & seven. Picture windows, separate sitting area, sofa, desk, refrigerator, matrimonial bed, and private bath.
Price: $13295 per person / USD.

Category 10. Double occupancy. Suite. Deck seven. Picture windows overlooking the bow, separate sitting area, sofa, desk, refrigerator, matrimonial bed, and private bath with full tub.
Price: $14295 per person / USD.

Payment Details

Deposit, Taxes and Discounts

  • A $2000.00 USD deposit is required to hold your reservation.
  • Balance of payment is due 120 days before trip commencement.
  • Travellers under 30 receive a 30% discount.
  • No single supplement charge on most of the cabin categories.

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Cancellation from date of booking to 121 days before Departure Date
    Penalty: $1,000 USD per person per Cruise held as a Future Travel Credit
    Refund: Balance paid less penalty

 

  • Cancellation from 91 to 120 days before Departure Date
    Penalty: 65%  
    Refund: 35%   

 

  • Cancellation 90 days or less before Departure Date 
    Penalty: 100%   
    Refund: 0%