Heart Of The Arctic

About the Experience

Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and culture on our Heart Of The Arctic Adventure! We are excited to be partnering with Adventure Canada for a series of small ship expeditions. Travel alongside scientists, historians, naturalists, cultural ambassadors, and artists, who share their passion and experience with you.

Travelling in the company of local knowledge-keepers and recognized Arctic experts, we’ll appreciate the depth of what the Arctic offers. From geology to botany, archeology to art, climate change to language and heritage, we learn as we go, deepening our understanding day by day—and having fun in the process! Meet the artists in South Baffin Island’s Inuit famous art-making communities and explore Nunavik, the Arctic coast of Quebec. Inuit art is famed throughout the world—an expression of a creative culture that is both ancient and contemporary.

Cross the Davis Strait in the wake of the explorers. Bask in the glowing Arctic light with 18-20 hours of daylight—a photographer’s dream and marvel at the tundra in summer bloom!

We’ll cross the Arctic Circle by ship via the glorious Sondre Stromfjord. Discover Akpatok Island, a designated important bird area, home to up to 4.5% of the global North Atlantic thick-billed Murre population.

The fjords of Greenland, the coast of Baffin Island, the tides of Hudson Strait, and awe-inspiring Ungava Bay offer beauty—and bounty. From the ship, by Zodiac, or on hiking excursions, we’ll seek out the amazing creatures that call this rich region home—whales, bears, and caribou. We’ll search for marine mammals, polar bears, and seabirds in these rich Arctic environments. Revel in the scenery as we go! The Zodiacs will free us from the dependency on ports, piers, and other human-made infrastructure. These versatile boats take you where the action is.

Play explorer and join us on our Heart Of The Arctic Adventure!

 

 

 

 

 

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Heart Of The Arctic

About the Experience

Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and culture on our Heart Of The Arctic Adventure! We are excited to be partnering with Adventure Canada for a series of small ship expeditions. Travel alongside scientists, historians, naturalists, cultural ambassadors, and artists, who share their passion and experience with you.

Travelling in the company of local knowledge-keepers and recognized Arctic experts, we’ll appreciate the depth of what the Arctic offers. From geology to botany, archeology to art, climate change to language and heritage, we learn as we go, deepening our understanding day by day—and having fun in the process! Meet the artists in South Baffin Island’s Inuit famous art-making communities and explore Nunavik, the Arctic coast of Quebec. Inuit art is famed throughout the world—an expression of a creative culture that is both ancient and contemporary.

Cross the Davis Strait in the wake of the explorers. Bask in the glowing Arctic light with 18-20 hours of daylight—a photographer’s dream and marvel at the tundra in summer bloom!

We’ll cross the Arctic Circle by ship via the glorious Sondre Stromfjord. Discover Akpatok Island, a designated important bird area, home to up to 4.5% of the global North Atlantic thick-billed Murre population.

The fjords of Greenland, the coast of Baffin Island, the tides of Hudson Strait, and awe-inspiring Ungava Bay offer beauty—and bounty. From the ship, by Zodiac, or on hiking excursions, we’ll seek out the amazing creatures that call this rich region home—whales, bears, and caribou. We’ll search for marine mammals, polar bears, and seabirds in these rich Arctic environments. Revel in the scenery as we go! The Zodiacs will free us from the dependency on ports, piers, and other human-made infrastructure. These versatile boats take you where the action is.

Play explorer and join us on our Heart Of The Arctic Adventure!

 

 

 

 

 

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DAY 1: IQALUIT, NU, CANADA

Iqaluit, at the head of Frobisher Bay, is Nunavut’s capital. A population of nearly 8,000 calls Iqaluit home. Local attractions include the territorial Legislature, igloo-inspired St. Jude’s Cathedral, art shops, and more.

We will transfer by Zodiac to the Ocean Endeavour through the Iqaluit harbour.

  • (Charter Flight Ottawa (YOW) to Iqaluit (YFB): $945 USD)
  • Upon arrival, you will board the Ocean Endeavour (We recommend arriving at least one day before into Ottawa)

 

 

DAY 2: FROBISHER BAY

On an inlet of the Davis Strait in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada, is Frobisher Bay. We’ll be on the lookout for wildlife, of course, and our geologists will have you raving about rocks.

Expect compelling scenery, and soak up the Arctic splendour as we go!

 

 

DAY 3: LAKE HARBOUR

Kimmirut means “the heel” in Inuktitut, referring to an outcrop of marble across the bay from the community. Lake Harbour (renamed Kimmirut in 1996) is located on the south shore of the Meta Incognita Peninsula on Baffin Island.

Art aficionados may know the hamlet as Lake Harbour, home to one of the first Hudson’s Bay Company outposts on Baffin Island. Art has played a major role in putting Kimmirut on the map. The hamlet of approximately four hundred is known for its ivory scrimshaw and jewellery making.

The blooming tundra offers easy walking.

 

 

DAY 4: CAPE DORSET

Kinngait was ground zero for the Inuit art market. In 1959, the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was established—the oldest professional Inuit printmaking studio in Canada.

Old and new generations of outstanding artists, carvers, and printmakers continue to make Kinngait a proud centre for Inuit art. We’ll visit studios and meet the artists here—an opportunity to purchase outstanding works.

 

 

DAY 5: HUDSON STRAIT

Today we’ll navigate the icy, fast-moving waters of Hudson Strait, which links the Atlantic Ocean and the Labrador sea to the Hudson bay in Canada.

Join our expedition staff on deck, scanning for polar bears, walrus, whales, seals, and seabirds!

 

 

DAY 6–7: UNGAVA PENINSULA, QC

Along the Ungava Peninsula of Nunavik, Quebec, we explore an area of treeless tundra dissected by rivers and glacial lakes rich in geology and flora. We’ll enjoy hiking and head out for an amazing Zodiac cruise.

Zodiacs free us from the dependency on ports, piers, and other human-made infrastructure. These safe, stable, versatile boats take you where the action is!

 

 

DAY 8–9: UNGAVA BAY

Large and shallow, Ungava Bay is a rich ecosystem and home to a variety of wildlife, including an endangered Beluga population and Canada’s largest number of breeding Thick-billed Murres. Here we’ll use our Zodiacs to scout the shorelines and any outlying ice with hopes of seeing polar bears, walrus, and other marine life.

We’ll pay a visit to uninhabited Akpatok Island, the biggest island in Ungava Bay, at over nine hundred square kilometres. It’s named for the akpat—the Thick-billed Murres—that nest on ledges of Aktpatok’s lofty cliffs.

 

 

DAY 10: DAVIS STRAIT

Our resource staff will deepen your understanding of the Arctic as we steam across the Davis Strait towards Greenland.

Enjoy workshops, watch a documentary—and get out on the deck! Keep your binoculars ready for minke and humpback whales, as well as the seabirds that are sure to accompany our ship.

 

 

DAY 11: NUUK, GREENLAND

Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, bridges old and new. The old harbour includes many buildings dating from the Danish colonial days, while contemporary Nuuk is known for art, shopping, pubs and cafes.

The Greenland National Museum is one of Nuuk’s many outstanding features; the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies are housed here.

 

 

DAY 12: KANGERLUSSUATSIAQ FJORD

West Greenland’s complex coastal waterways include glaciers, islands and fjords against a towering mountain backdrop. The waters are relatively warm here due to the West Greenland Current and the sub-Arctic location.

We’ll explore this sublime landscape by ship and by Zodiac!

 

 

DAY 13: KANGERLUSSUAQ, GREENLAND

In the early morning, we’ll complete our overnight journey up Sondre Stromfjord—a 168-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers, bisected by the Arctic Circle.

Kangerlussuaq, the settlement at its head, is a former US Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. We’ll transfer to shore by Zodiac, then bus to the airport for our charter flight to Toronto, ON.

Departure flights should be booked out of Toronto, Ontario on your preferred departure date. Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Toronto: $1,350 USD

 

 

 

OCEAN ENDEAVOUR

 

The Ocean Endeavour is a spacious, ice-strengthened vessel featuring twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, and stabilizers. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.

 

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CABINS

  • Cabin Category 10 –Suite

  • $13,995 USD/per person, Deck 7

  • Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view
  • Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double but smaller than a Queen)
  • Private bath with full tub
  • Refrigerator
  • Approximately 310 square feet

 

Cabin Category 10 Ocean Endeavour Suite

 

 

  • Cabin Category 9- Junior Suite

  • $12,895 USD/per person, Deck 5

  • Picture windows, unobstructed view
  • Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double but smaller than a Queen)
  • Private bath
  • Sitting area
  • Approximately 270 square feet

Cabin Category 9 Ocean Endeavour Junior Suite Deck 5

 

Junior Suite
Deck 7 Forward-Facing

  • Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view
  • Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double but smaller than a Queen)
  • Private bath with full tub
  • Sitting area
  • Refrigerator
  • Approximately 290 square feet

Cabin Category 9 Ocean Endeavour Junior Suite Deck 7 Forward

 

 

  • Cabin Category 8- Superior Twin

  • $11,795 USD/per person, Deck 5

  • Two picture windows, unobstructed view
  • Two lower berths
  • Private bath
  • Sitting area
  • Approximately 210 square feet

Cabin Category 8 Ocean Endeavour Superior Twin Deck 5

 

Superior Twin
Deck 7 Forward-Facing

  • Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view
  • Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double but smaller than a Queen)
  • Private bath with full tub
  • Approximately 180 square feet

Cabin Category 8 Ocean Endeavour Superior Twin Deck 7 Forward

 

 

  • Cabin Category 7- Select Twin

  • $10,695 USD/per person, Deck 5

  • Picture windows, unobstructed view
  • Two lower berths
  • Private bath
  • Approximately 190 square feet

Cabin Category 7 Ocean Endeavour Select Twin Deck 5

 

Select Twin
Deck 8

  • Oversize windows, partial obstruction
  • Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double but smaller than a Queen)
  • Private bath
  • Refrigerator
  • Approximately 145 square feet

Cabin Category 7 Ocean Endeavour Select Twin Deck 8

 

 

  • Cabin Category 6- Comfort Twin

  • $9,595 USD/per person, Deck 4

  • Two porthole windows, unobstructed view
  • Two lower berths
  • Private bath
  • Approximately 175 square feet

Cabin Category 6 Ocean Endeavour Comfort Twin Deck 4

 

Comfort Twin
Deck 7

  • Picture windows, partial obstruction
  • Two lower berths
  • Private bath
  • Refrigerator
  • Approximately 135 square feet

Cabin Category 6 Ocean Endeavour Comfort Twin Deck 7

 

Deck 8

  • Picture windows, obstructed view
  • Matrimonial bed (bigger than US double but smaller than a Queen)
  • Private bath
  • Refrigerator
  • Approximately 160 square feet
Cabin Category 6 Ocean Endeavour Comfort Twin Deck 8

 

 

 

  • Cabin Category 5- Main Twin

  • $8,495 USD/per person, Deck 5

  • Picture windows, unobstructed view
  • Two lower berths
  • Private bath
  • Approximately 115 square feet

Cabin Category 5 Ocean Endeavour Main Twin

 

 

  • Cabin Category 4- Exterior Twin

  • $7,395  USD/per person Deck 4

  • Porthole window, unobstructed view
  • Two lower berths
  • Private bath
  • Approximately 100 square feet

Cabin Category 4 Ocean Endeavour Exterior Twin

 

 

  • Cabin Category 3- Interior Twin

  • $6,295  USD/per person, Deck 5

  • Interior cabin
  • Two lower berths
  • Private bath
  • Approximately 120 square feet

Cabin Category 3 Ocean Endeavour Interior Twin

 

 

  • Cabin Category 2- Triple

  • $5,095 USD USD/per person, Deck 4

  • Interior cabin
  • Three lower berths
  • Two private baths
  • Approximately 200 square feet

Cabin Category 2 Ocean Endeavour Triple

 

 

  • Cabin Category 1- Quad

  • $4,295 USD/per person, Deck 4

  • Interior cabin
  • Four lower berths
  • Private bath
  • Approximately 240 square feet

Cabin Category 1 Ocean Endeavour Quad

 

 

 

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