Baffin Island Explorer with Greenland (Sea Explorer) 2015 Overview

Breathe in the crisp air and immerse yourself in the best of the Canadian Arctic, from the historic Beechey Island to the colourful Inuit community at Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet).

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $9,820
      CAD $11,255
      AUD $11,370
      EUR €7,170
      GBP £5,950
      NZD $12,395
      ZAR R109,150
      CHF FR9,095
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-08-26 - 2015-09-07

Experience the Canadian Arctic in depth from Baffin Island

Delve into the majestic beauty of the Canadian Arctic. As the ship navigates the icy waters around Baffin Island, gain a deep appreciation for life in these frosty lands. From the historic sites of Beechey Island to the thriving Inuit art scene in Pond Inlet, an array of rich cultural experiences await which provide an insight into what it takes to thrive in such extreme conditions. Explore diverse terrains with smooth ice caps, rugged mountain ranges, rocky peninsulas, cliff-lined coasts and broad grasslands. Spot whales and orcas swim among icebergs, seals playing on the windswept shores and colonies of seabirds overhead. This trip takes you to the forefront of life in the Canadian Arctic.

  • Visit explorers’ graves and pieces of history on Beechey Island
  • See icebergs gather at remarkable Qikiqtarjuak
  • Discover the abandoned Royal Canadian Mounted Police settlement at Dundas Harbour
  • Experience Inuit culture in native communities
  • Keep an eye out for orca and Greenland right whales at Isabella Bay
  • Admire Inuit artwork at Pond Inlet
  • Head to remote islands to scout for polar bears
  • Cruise past icebergs in a Zodiac at Ilulissat

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Toronto, Canada
  • Finish:

    Montreal, Canada
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 111
  • Ages:

    Min 8
  • Meals:

    12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Cruise ship (10 nts), Hotel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Ship, Zodiac
  • Total price from

    USD $9,820
    CAD $11,255
    AUD $11,370
    EUR €7,170
    GBP £5,950
    NZD $12,395
    ZAR R109,150
    CHF FR9,095
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $755
    CAD $865
    AUD $874
    EUR €551
    GBP £457
    NZD $953
    ZAR R8,396
    CHF FR699
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Baffin Island Explorer with Greenland (Sea Explorer) 2015 Summary

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Day 1 Toronto

Discover the thriving city of Toronto before preparing for the journey ahead. Perhaps arrive early to explore Toronto’s vibrant mix of urban streets and lush parks and gardens, or visit the iconic CN Tower for an astonishing view of the city.

Day 2 Embarkation Resolute

Take a charter flight to Resolute, a small community on Cornwallis Island. Here, just over 200 residents live among the ancient glaciers, gravel roads and mountainous beaches. Climb aboard the ship and get ready for life on the Arctic waters.

Day 3 Beechey Island and Radstock Bay

The first stop is Beechey Island, an historic site of Canada. Now home to scientific research stations, the island was once an Arctic exploration centre for expeditions in search of the Northwest Passage. Pay homage at the graves of the crewmen who died on John Franklin’s ill-fated 1845 expedition and see the memorial cross that was made from the remains of food tins left behind. Then experience ancient Thule culture at Radstock Bay. Well preserved subterranean homes give an ancient perspective on Arctic living.

Day 4 Croker Bay and Dundas Harbour

Visit Croker Bay to hopefully see its glacier calving icebergs into the water. Then travel on to Dundas Harbour, which is home to a now abandoned Royal Canadian Mounted Police outpost and Canada's most northerly graveyard, the final resting place of Mounties who served at this remote station until 1951.

Day 5 Pond Inlet and Eclipse Sound

A visit to Pond Inlet and it's internationally renowned artist colony provides the chance to browse for Inuit art pieces. Or perhaps explore the hamlet or hike the nearby tundra.

Day 6 Sam Ford Fjord

Sam Ford Fjord's towering cliffs are on full display while sailing past this impressive coastline. Witness the dramatic 'Stump Spire', where base jumpers sometime jump into the icy waters below.

Day 7 Isabella Bay

Keep your binoculars and cameras at the ready, as Isabella Bay gives fantastic opportunities for whale watching. Greenland right whales and orca can often be seen swimming in this area.

Day 8 Qikiqtarjuak (Broughton Island)

Witness the impressive sight of numerous icebergs crowding together in Qikiqtarjuak's Davis Straight. Walk along one of the many walking trails to see this sight up close and to enjoy spectacular views of the island. Be on the look out for the mysterious narwhal whale that is known to inhabit the area.

Day 9 At Sea

Greenland awaits as you cross Baffin Bay.

Day 10 Ilullissat

Observe the world's fastest moving glacier by zodiac and fingers crossed for the chance to witness ice calving off the glacier's face. Ilulissat is a World Heritage site and the birthplace of many an iceberg (maybe even the one that sunk the Titanic!).

Day 11 Sisimiut and Itilleq

Spend your last full day on the Sea Explorer discovering two typical Greenlandic towns. Observe an Inuit kayaking demonstration and explore the 18th-century colonial buildings of Sisimiut before continuing on to Itilleq.

Day 12 Disembark in Kangerlussuaq

Say goodbye to the ship in Kangerlussuaq before returning to city life with a flight to Montreal. Discover cosmopolitan eateries and a flourishing art and music scene during an overnight stay.

Day 13 Montreal

Today sees this incredible Arctic adventure at an end. Head home or perhaps stay on longer to explore the delights of Montreal and Quebec in more detail.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $9,820
      CAD $11,255
      AUD $11,370
      EUR €7,170
      GBP £5,950
      NZD $12,395
      ZAR R109,150
      CHF FR9,095
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Polar, Wildlife
    • Comfort
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