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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

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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
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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.
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Pond Inlet

Premium Safari Camp

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Per person starting at
$10,494

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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
  • 5 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Use of kayaks and drysuit, mask, fins, hood, and gloves for snorkeling
  • Services of Inuit guides and expedition staff:
  • Return transfers in Pond Inlet: - Charter flight to/from camp
  • Gear Rental: Kayaking Gear
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed

Excluded

  • Additional costs associated with weather and/or layovers in Pond Inlet, Iqaluit or Ottawa
  • International Flights - Round-trip flight to Pond Inlet from 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
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • The staff works hard to please and tips are appreciated, but not necessary.  Gratuities are at your discretion. Typically gratuity is $100 per Inuit guide/chef and expeditions leaders for the week. The number of guides, chef, and expedition leaders varies per trip. This is optional. Some people choose to pay more of course, but this amount is typical.
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.
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