BAFFIN ISLAND - JEWEL OF HIGH ARCTIC
One of the last great wilderness regions on the planet
EXPLORE BAFFIN ISLAND – JEWEL OF HIGH ARCTIC
BAFFIN ISLAND, FROBISHER BAY, CUMBERLAND SOUND, GO ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRCLE AUYUITTUQ NATIONAL PARK
13 Days 03 -14 AUGUST 2018

Baffin Island is one of the last great wilderness regions on the planet and is the focus of this outstanding expedition. From
Iqaluit, on Frobisher Bay, we explore the wild east coast of Baffin Island discovering the deep fjords, soaring mountains and
immense glacial systems. We are constantly on the lookout for a variety of birdlife and marine wildlife including polar bear, the
king of the north. Daily hikes, zodiac cruising and endless photographic opportunities are just a few of the highlights.

Tour Highlights
  • WILD LANDSCAPES OF BAFFIN ISLAND
  • CUMBERLAND SOUND
  • ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRCLE
  • AUYUITTUQ NATIONAL PARK

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Arctic, Canadian Arctic

  • When
    :

    August

  • What
    :

    Wildlife, Nature, History, Culture

BEECHEY ISLAND

A trip ashore at Beechey Island takes you to the grave markers of some of Franklin’s ill-fated crew on a remote windswept beach. It’s a sombre and thrilling experience for history buffs, and for many a defining moment of our expedition.

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

Yellowknife, in  northern Canada, is one of the world’s best Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis viewing areas. And, August and September are two of it’s best months.
it is just 2hrs by plane north of Edmonton, so really is a ‘must do’ if you are in the area.
Prices for a 3 night package start at $990 per person, with a free city tour, accommodation, transfers and 3 nights Aurora chasing with the most amazing tour guide you wil ever meet.
Ask us about adding this to your trip.

Itinerary

Arrive in Ottawa and transfer to your hotel.

Fly to Iqaluit, Baffin Island. Enjoy a walking tour of the town and board our expedition ship, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov in the afternoon.

Situated in the Davis Strait, Monumental Island is a well-known location for walrus.

Nestled in the heart of Cumberland Sound and the western gateway to Auyuittuq National Park, the village of Pangniqtuuq is beautifully situated between the mountains and the sea.

Sunshine Fjord straddles the Arctic Circle at 660 degrees, 33 minutes north of latitude. Depending on the weather, we might cruise across the Circle on the ship, cross it in the zodiac boats or cross the circle on foot.

Auyuittuq NP’s landscape is dominated by steep rugged mountain scenery, extensive glacial systems and powerful rivers.

Isabella Bay is an important summer habitat and feeding area for endangered bowhead whales. Polar bears, ringed seals, Canada geese, snow geese and narwhal are also commonly sighted.

Entering spectacular Gibb Fjord with towering cliffs all around us, our expedition ship will seem dwarfed by the giant peaks and snowy glaciers.

The jewel in the crown of Canada’s Arctic Park system, featuring spectacular scenery consisting of rugged mountains, ice fields and glaciers, coastal lowlands and seabird colonies.

We cross Lancaster Sound to Devon Island. This broad channel of water has been likened to the wildlife ‘super highway’ of the Arctic.

A population of several hundred thousand birds,
makes this one of the most significant bird
sanctuaries in the entire Arctic ecosystem.

A place of great historic significance and
suitable finale to our expedition.

Our expedition comes to an end as we arrive
into Resolute, disembark the ship and bid
farewell to our crew and fellow passengers.

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices
    CABIN TYPE PER PERSON
    Triple USD 7,295
    Twin Semi Private USD 8,295
    Twin Private USD 9,895
    Superior USD 10,395
    Shackleton USD 11,895
    One Ocean USD 13,495
    Charter Flight USD 1,995

    Single travellers can choose to share with another traveller (matched based on gender and age) and pay the above prices.
    Sole use of a cabin has a 50% surcharge, and 100% for Suites.

    GST (Canada): All bookings on voyages that operate domestically within Canada, are subject to a compulsory 5% goods and services tax (GST). This will be itemised separately to the cruise price on the confirmation invoice.

    *This voyage starts from Ottawa on a flight. The voyage ends with a light to Edmonton.

    The flights are an additionl USD1,995, but we are offiering a 50% discount for trips booked before 15 October 2017.

     

INCLUSIONS

    Extensive pre-departure information package
    Educational presentations from experienced guides such as ornithologists, glaciologists, historians, geologists, naturalists and marine mammals experts
    Photography advice and instructions from the resident photographer.
    All zodiac and landing excursions
    All meals during the voyage prepared by One Ocean Expeditions chefs
    One Ocean Expeditions Farewell dinner hosted by the Captain
    Daily afternoon tea with fresh snacks
    Coffee, tea & hot chocolate available anytime
    Sauna, Plunge Pool filled with sea water, Hot Tub
    Experienced doctor on each journey
    Multimedia Room to download images, with Lightroom, Adobe, Photoshop and card readers are available for use on MAC and PC computers

    Expedition Gear Package for duration of the voyage – valued at US$1,000
    Windproof / waterproof jacket and bib pants
    Comfortable insulated rubber boots
    Water resistant binoculars
    Waterproof backpack
    Trekking poles available on shore

    Optional

    Sea Kayaking at an extra cost of US$695 (Arctic) per person.
    Pre-registration required at time of booking.

    GST (Canada): All bookings on voyages that operate domestically within Canada, are subject to a compulsory 5% goods and services tax (GST). This will be itemised separately to the cruise price on the confirmation invoice.

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