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Narwhal & Polar Bear Safari

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Enjoy a fly-in experience with aerial views of dramatic landscapes and icebergs of Sirmilik National Park, and possibly wildlife. Revel in the stunning landscapes of towering granite cliffs, glaciers and icebergs at Premium Safari Camp set on an Arctic beach with stunning views of Bylot Island, and access to Sirmilik National Park and the world-renowned floe edge of Lancaster Sound. Guided by Inuit and traveling in small groups, a journey to the floe edge for days of discovery, possible narwhal watching and the chance to see a variety of seabirds, polar bears, seals and possibly beluga and bowhead whales. Perfect for families, first-time visitors to the Arctic, and also professional photographers.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Ottawa to Pond Inlet | Premium Safari Camp
Days 2-5 : Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary | Arctic Landscape
Day 6 : High Arctic Wilderness | Pond Inlet
Day 7 : Pond Inlet | Home

Highlights

  • Observe the elusive tusked narwhal, from pods of one to hundreds
  • Watch out for polar bears, harp seals, bearded seals, ringed seals, bowhead whales, and beluga
  • Visit the Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary
  • Snorkel and kayak amongst sea ice and possibly with whales

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Group

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Narwhal diving under floe edge Kayaking by the iceberg A polar bear sniffs the Arctic air Floe edge Two baby harp seals Encounter the shy beluga whale at Arctic Watch Kayaking on floe edge

Day 1 Ottawa to Pond Inlet | Premium Safari Camp

Upon landing in Pond Inlet, you will be welcomed by an Arctic Kingdom representative. In groups of eight, transfer to the private plane for your short flight into camp. Have your cameras ready for stunning aerial views of the vast Arctic landscapes, including dramatic mountains and icebergs in Sirmilik National Park. Settle in to camp and enjoy a hot dinner with your fellow adventurers.

Day 2-5 Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary | Arctic Landscape

  • Hotel
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Journey to the floe edge by snowmobile and qamutik and enjoy spectacular Arctic landscapes and mild spring weather. Observe wildlife in their natural habitat, including narwhal, polar bears, seals and more. Ice conditions permitting, you may also visit the Bylot Island Migratory Bird  Sanctuary, home to more than 200,000 birds.
In small groups, enjoy excursions to attractions in the area and engage in guided hikes on land and a variety of activities at the floe edge. Snorkel and kayak amongst sea ice and possibly with whales. Visit traditional Inuit hunting grounds and learn about the culture and history of Inuit.

Day 6 High Arctic Wilderness | Pond Inlet

After another full day enjoying the majesty of the High Arctic wilderness, fly directly out of camp to Pond Inlet. Explore the town at your leisure and spend your final night in a hotel.

Day 7 Pond Inlet | Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Transfer to the Pond Inlet airport and fly to Iqaluit and transfer planes for your flight to Ottawa to catch your flight home.

Pond Inlet

Premium Safari Camp

Per person starting at
$10,494

Notes

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Please add 5% sales tax from Pond Inlet.

Please Note: 2019 Fares are based off of current exchange rates from the Canadian Dollar. Contact us for current rates.

Join special guest and honorary president of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Alex Trebek on the June 18, 2019, departure of this tour. Contact us for more details.

Rates may vary based on current exchange rate.

Included

  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
    • 1 Night Hotel
    • 5 Nights Camping
  • Gear Rental
    • Unlimited use of kayaks
  • Services of Inuit guides and expedition staff:
  • Use of kayaks and drysuit, mask, fins, hood, and gloves for snorkeling:

Excluded

  • Internal Flights
    • $2,410 Ottawa - Pond Inlet - Ottawa (Please note that prices are based on the current exchange rate with the CAD)
    • Flight cost is subject to change
  • International Flights
    • Round-trip flight to Pond Inlet from Ottawa
  • Tips, gratuities, personal expenses:
  • Additional costs associated with weather and/or layovers in Pond Inlet, Iqaluit or Ottawa
  • Travel, medical and evacuation insurance coverage:
  • Accommodation in Ottawa:
  • Round-trip flight to Pond Inlet from Ottawa:
  • Polar Clothing Rental Package strongly encouraged:
  • Flight Taxes:
    • USD 410.80 for 2017 / CAD 410.80 for 2018
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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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