See the elusive and mythical narwhal: the unicorn of the sea! Experience the classic spring floe edge to view Arctic wildlife and icebergs under the midnight sun. Travel to the northern reaches of Baffin Island where the sea ice opens up, and marine mammals and other wildlife congregate at the floe edge.
Dramatic landscapes and a fascinating, thriving eco-system welcome you for your chance to view pods of narwhal, sea birds, polar bears, seals, and possibly bowhead whales.
Day 1: Arrive Pond inlet.
Arrive in Pond Inlet, NU. Transfer to your hotel and meet your Expedition Leader for dinner.
Day 2: Pond inlet – Safari Camp
After breakfast and a briefing from Parks Canada, travel by snowmobile and qamutik (traditional Inuit sled) to our Premium Safari Camp near the floe edge.
Day 3 -6: Searching for Narwals and other wildlife
Journey to the floe edge to observe wildlife and spectacular landscapes. Take excursions to attractions in the area, including a trip to traditional Inuit hunting grounds, by snowmobile and qamutik. You may also visit ancient Thule sites, and ice conditions permitting, the Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary, home to more than 200,000 birds. Snorkel and kayak at the floe edge, possibly within the presence of whales.
Enjoy refreshing glacial melt-water tea.
Day 7: Safari Camp – Pond inlet
After breakfast, travel back to Pond Inlet by snowmobile and qamutik. Enjoy your final night in a Pond Inlet hotel.
Day 8: Pond inlet – Ottawa
Transfer to the Pond Inlet airport for your flight to Iqaluit, and onward to Ottawa.
Trips: Please enquire as to the set dates
May 22 – May 29
May 29 – June 5
June 5 – June 12
June 12 – June 19
Price: Please enquire about the most up to dates prices and specials
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and snacks, 6 dinners.
Accommodations: 5 nights in Premium Safari Camp, 1 night in a hotel in Pond Inlet.
Services of Arctic Kingdom Expedition Leaders and Inuit guides.
Use of kayaks and drysuit, mask, fins, hood, and gloves for snorkeling.
Return transfers in Pond Inlet.
Guided interpretive hikes.
Round – trip flights Ottawa to Pond Inlet, and charter flight to camp. (Ask about our special rates!).
Accommodation in Ottawa.
Tips, gratuities, personal expenses.
Travel, medical, trip cancelation/interruption & evacuation insurance.
Additional costs associated with weather and/or layovers in Pond Inlet, Iqaluit or Ottawa.
Polar Clothing Rental Package strongly encouraged
Inspired by African mobile safari camps, our Premium Safari Camp brings elegance and comfort to the Arctic. The modern, specially designed Arctic yurt – style safari camp structures provide a warm and inviting home – away – from – home in one of the world’s most remote, yet breathtaking places. The safari camp features a large dining and lounge area, with a 24 – hour snack and drink buffet.
Sleep quarters are spacious and warm, 4.8m (16’) in diameter, with over 3m (10’) cathedral ceilings. They have double walls with insulation and are entered via a lockable door. The camp includes a shared washroom facility with on – demand hot water showers. Accommodations with private washrooms are also available.
Accommodation choices include:
Premium Yurt: Our standard accommodation is a heated, premium yurt. These double occupancy accommodations can include two twin beds or one king bed.
Deluxe Yurt: This option includes a heated, double occupancy, premium yurt with a private en – suite bathroom. Configurations can be with two twin beds, or one king bed.
Family Tent: Perfect for families of four, this quad occupancy heated premium tent includes two twin beds or a king bed, and a set of bunk beds.
No matter the accommodation option you choose, each bed is complete with mattress, duvets, pillow and a warm comforter. No detail has been overlooked – from large windows, to coat hooks and heaters for those that would like it a little warmer.
Polar Clothing Package:
A recommended clothing packing list will be provided upon enrolment confirmation. We recommend that anyone travelling to the Arctic dresses in layers. The insulating outer layer is of particular importance. Regular ski jackets and pants are not suitable for the changing Arctic climate. We realize that good quality Arctic – worthy equipment is expensive to purchase all at once and may not be necessary for a one – time Arctic adventure. CM Travels will liaise with our operator who have a top – of – the – line Arctic Polar Clothing Rental Package that will enhance your Arctic experience and allow you to enjoy your expedition in comfort, no matter what Mother Nature brings. With more than a decade of experience in all types of Arctic weather, they know what works and what doesn’t. All of their staff have depended on the same clothing package for years of Arctic adventures, so you can rest assured you are getting the best options available.