Experience the remote Arctic on an extraordinary seafaring expedition
This nine-day voyage takes you deep into the Canadian Arctic to explore the polar wilderness. A dedicated crew will attend to all of your needs, taking into account weather and ice conditions and preparing the very best journey through parts of the Northwest Passage. Search for musk oxen and polar bears among the icy landscapes in places like Arctic Bay, Beechey Island and Croker Bay, and embark on incredible helicopter experiences and optional kayaking adventures. With an included charter flight from Toronto and an expert crew of local guides, academics and scientists leading the way, discover the heart of Canada’s far-northern reaches on an expedition to remember.
- Toronto, Canada
- Toronto, Canada
- Polar, Wildlife
- Physical rating
- Min 8
- Group size
- Min 1, Max 200
Why you'll love this trip
Set sail on the Northwest Passage bound for some of the most remote parts of the Arctic, with possible landings in Lancaster Sound, the Bellot Strait and Port Leopold Island.
Take advantage of your vessel’s twin-engine helicopter fleet with opportunities to see the rugged Arctic land and seascapes from above, and the potential to land in areas otherwise inaccessible.
Appreciate the Arctic’s icy wilderness as you gaze out of your ultra-modern stateroom, cruising by icebergs, ancient glaciers, granite mountains and fields of tundra.
Join an expert expedition crew presenting a comprehensive lecture program on board, and venture on Zodiac cruises and immersive shore landings in search of caribou, polar bears and narwhals.
Explore the Nanavut region with Inuit guides to learn about communities that have called these environments home for thousands of years.
Is this trip right for you?
Meals IncludedThere are no meals included on this day.
- Breakfast (5)
- Lunch (5)
- Dinner (5)
Special InformationPlease speak to a booking agent when you confirm your expedition for more information on helicopter excursions.
Potential excursions and landing sites are determined by weather, ice conditions and animal-spotting opportunities and cannot be guaranteed in advance. Destinations mentioned here should be used as a guide only.
Meals8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
TransportShip, Zodiac, Plane
AccommodationExpedition Voyage, Comfortable hotel
Dates & availability - 2021 season
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Canadian Arctic Express: The Heart of the Northwest Passage trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
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Arctic and Antarctic bookings have an increased deposit requirement of 20% of the full voyage cost (before any discount). The balance is due 120 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 120 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 119 days and departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a Polar voyage.
A full kayaking program and single session paddles are available to book on this voyage. They is must be booked prior to departure and incurs an additional cost. Spaces are limited so please enquire at time of booking. To participate in the full kayaking program, previous, recent experience is essential. In addition, the Ultramarine offers included activities using the 2 on board helicopters such as flight seeing and landings from the helicopter.
Your voyage is operated by our sister company, Quark Expeditions. All accommodation and transfer arrangements as listed in the itinerary are also operated by Quark Expeditions or their local representative
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