13 Day Cruise from USD$9,335
DISCOVER THE STUNNING WILDERNESS OF CANADA’S JEWEL – BAFFIN ISLAND
Baffin Island is one of the last great wilderness regions on the planet and the focus of this outstanding expedition.
From Iqaluit, situated at the head of Frobisher Bay, we explore up the wild east coast of Baffin Island discovering the deep fjords, soaring mountains and immense glacial systems.
We are constantly on the lookout for variety of birdlife and marine wildlife – including polar bears – the icon of the north. At this time of the season, we anticipate exciting ice navigation as the pack ice continues to break up during the short period that defines Arctic summer.
Visits to remote Inuit communities provide a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of the people who call this remote wilderness their home. The history of early exploration is ever present and we visit former Hudson’s Bay Company locations and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) outposts. A highlight will be a visit to Beechey Island, the final resting place for some of the men of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition in 1845-46. This remote and desolate place is home to several small grave markers, which we see on our shore excursion.
We eventually reach the remote town of Resolute where our adventure comes to an end. This is remote, small ship expedition cruising at its best.
- Glaciated scenery, deep fjords, superb national parks and exciting ice navigation
- Outstanding wildlife observation on shore, on zodiac cruises and from the ship
- Historic locations of early Arctic exploration
- Cultural interaction and understanding through visits to remote Inuit communities
BAFFIN ISLAND, CANADA
21 JUL – 02 AUG 2019
CRUISE, NATURE AND WILDLIFE
- Zodiac excursions
- Onshore hiking options
- Wildlife observation
- Sea kayaking available
- Whale watching
- Inuit community visits
- Educational presentations
- Active Cruising & Wellness