HIGH ARCTIC EXPLORER
Combining a quest for wildlife with historic Canadian exploration
HIGH ARCTIC EXPLORER
ARCTIC
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.

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 TYPEPER PERSON
    TripleUSD 6,795
    Twin Semi PrivateUSD 7,795
    Twin PrivateUSD 9,395
    SuperiorUSD 10,095
    ShackletonUSD 11,395
    One OceanUSD 12,995
    Charter FlightUSD 1,995

    Save 50% on your charter flights when you book by 31 May 2018.

    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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