HIGH ARCTIC EXPLORER
Combining a quest for wildlife with historic Canadian exploration
HIGH ARCTIC EXPLORER
11 Days 14 - 23 AUG 2018

Frequent shore landings in the company of expert guides allow us to explore
on foot, observing wildlife, Arctic flora, and points of historical interest including
a number of former Hudson’s Bay Company outposts. All of this is set against
a backdrop of epic mountain scenery, sweeping glaciers and skies that go on
forever. This is an ideal introduction to small ship expedition cruising in the remote
Canadian Arctic.

Tour Highlights
  • LANCASTER SOUND
  • ISOLATED GRISE FIORD
  • RINGED SEALS, PRINCE LEOPOLD ISLAND
  • HISTORIC BEECHEY ISLAND

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Arctic

  • When
    :

    August

  • What
    :

    Cruise

ADD THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!

Yellowknife in August has fantastic Aurora viewing and we have the perfect 4 day package to capture it. It’s just a 2hr flight north of Edmonton, making it a perfect ‘icing on the cake’’ to add to this Arctic trip. Priced from $1,170pp. See page 30-31 for details.

Itinerary

Arrive in Edmonton and transfer to your hotel.

Charter flight to Resolute, a remote outpost
above the Arctic Circle. On arrival, we meet our
expedition team and take a zodiac ride to our
ship before departing Resolute in the evening.

A large bay on the south coast of Devon Island,
Maxwell Bay offers some wonderful hiking
opportunities and great wildlife watching.

Lancaster Sound is the wildlife ‘super highway’
of the Arctic where massive volumes of water all
mix to make a rich source of nutrients and food
for an abundance of Arctic wildlife.

Nirjutiqavvik National Wildlife Area is home to
almost 400,000 seabirds.

Grise Fiord is the northernmost community
in Canada and one of the most isolated
communities in the world. The scenery is
stunning, the wildlife is abundant and we are
warmly welcomed by the community.

The bird cliffs of Cape Hay are a prime nesting
spot for several hundred thousand birds.

A breathtaking fjord which is well protected and
great for a zodiac cruise or hike onshore.

The sea ice around Prince Leopold Island is
a great place for spotting ringed seals and
wherever we find ringed seals – we usually find
polar bears.

Beechey Island holds great historic importance
in the story of the Northwest Passage. It is
here that Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition
spent its last ‘comfortable’ winter in 1845 before
disappearing into the icy vastness. This evening
enjoy a special dinner attended by the Captain.

By morning, we are anchored in Resolute where
we make our way ashore by zodiac. A charter
flight returns us to Edmonton.

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices
    CABIN TYPE PER PERSON
    Triple USD 6,795
    Twin Semi Private USD 7,795
    Twin Private USD 9,395
    Superior USD 10,095
    Shackleton USD 11,395
    One Ocean USD 12,995
    Charter Flight USD 1,995
TRAVELLER’S TALES
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