10 Day Cruise from USD$8,495
A JOURNEY THAT UNRAVELS THE MYSTERIES OF EARLY ARCTIC EXPLORATION.
This outstanding expedition showcases the breathtaking wilderness of Canada’s High Arctic. Wildlife is another major draw card and throughout the voyage we visit one of the largest migratory bird sanctuaries in Canada and a number of locations where encounters with polar bears are frequent.
Sightings of seals, whales and narwhal are also common. However, the principal focus of our expedition is the history of Arctic exploration and early quest for the Northwest Passage. The story of Sir John Franklin’s expedition from the mid 18th century and the enduring mystery of their fate has gripped the imagination and intrigue of Canadians – and history lovers – for more than 150 years.
A new chapter in this tale was written when in September 2014, when a joint government/ private expedition located the final resting place of one of two of Franklin’s ‘lost ships’ – HMS Erebus, in the frigid waters of the Victoria Strait.
We navigate our modern expedition vessel through these very same waters and wonder about the fate of these early Arctic explorers. Throughout the journey, we enjoy on board presentations by polar experts and fascinating shore excursions to many key historic sites.
- Visit numerous historic locations related to the Franklin expedition of the 1840s
- Outstanding wildlife observation on shore, on zodiac cruises and from the ship
- Learn from Arctic historians through presentations and interpretive shore visits
- Navigate through the heart of the fabled Northwest Passage including Bellot Strait
EDMONTON – RESOLUTE, CANADA
11 AUGUST 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