TravelWild Expeditions, a small ship company for travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations, has introduced its 12-day Arctic Safari.
This expedition adventure begins in Resolute Bay, the northernmost town in Nunavut—Canada’s northernmost Province. Guests arrive by charter flight to board the Ocean Endeavor for a 12-day adventure that will have them searching for bears, whales, and walrus in their natural Arctic feeding grounds. On this journey, your clients will view the fjords of Greenland’s coast, photograph Arctic flowers at the height of summer bloom, cross the Arctic Circle by sea (twice!). They will also cruise the Disko Bay by zodiac at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord—a UNESCO World Heritage site, and home to the fastest-moving glacier. In addition, guests can also watch belugas and narwhals while in Lancaster Sound, a proposed National Marine Conservation Area.
On this itinerary, guests will also get to visit the graves at Beechey Island, and the nearby ruins of Northumberland House—a reminder of the danger the early explorers faced when sailing through the Northwest Passage. Culture-lovers and photographers will enjoy a stop at Mittimatalik, an Arctic community surrounded by captivating landscapes, where they’ll get to explore the town, its library, and meet locals who relish in sharing a little bit about their culture with visitors. In addition, guests can check out a cultural presentation at the Community Hall, stop in the co-op stores for a perspective on life in the Arctic, and shop for arts and crafts.
Later, when sailing across Davis Straight to the Coast of Greenland, guests will scope for humpback and mingle whales, and then enjoy the fjords of Greenland during the final days of the sailing. Departures will be from Kangerlussuaq, the town at the eastern head and Greenland’s only international flight hub.
Departures are scheduled for Aug. 6, 2018 starting at $5,595 pp.