Baffin Island Explorer with Greenland (Sea Explorer) 2015 Itinerary

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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      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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Baffin Island Fjord

Toronto

Polar Bears

Sea Explorer - Veranda Suite

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Day 9 At Sea

Greenland awaits as you cross Baffin Bay.
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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!).
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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.
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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.
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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.