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  • Two musk ox stand with their furry heads turned toward the wind.
  • A group of ghostly white belugas are visible just beneath the cold surface of the arctic ocean.
  • A woman and a native guide do a craft involving brightly colored strings.
  • Puffins land on a rocky hillside among patches of bright green grass.
  • A visitor stands on a rocky outcropping looking over the cold, glacier-studded waters of the arctic.

Highlights

  • Visit the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island.
  • Seek seabirds, marine mammals and polar bears in Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), Canada’s largest and newest marine protected area.
  • Hike on Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth.
  • Enjoy an Inuit cultural welcome at Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet).
  • Take in the tundra in summer bloom.
  • Watch icebergs calving from Greenland’s glaciers.

“We will visit some of the greatest places in the Arctic during their peak of beauty, and I can’t wait to share this experience with other passionate adventurers!”

Peggy Sloan, Chief Animal Operations Officer
Shedd's Senior Vice President of Conservation Partnerships and Programs, Cheryl Mell, stands in front of a blue backdrop.

Your expert host

Cheryl Mell, Shedd’s senior vice president of conservation partnerships and programs, is a marine biologist and educator. For Cheryl, travel is a way to inspire conservation advocacy. She has traveled to more than 100 countries on seven continents, including Greenland’s east coast. But the west coast, specifically the islands of Baffin Bay, which you’ll visit on this journey, has been on her wish list, along with her lifelong dream to see a narwhal. Cheryl has a keen interest in aquatic conservation, and she is eager to share her wealth of knowledge about marine wildlife and the effects of climate change during this journey to one of Earth’s great wild spaces: the High Arctic.

Visitors stand on the deck of a ship staring across the pristine blue waters of the arctic at mountains in the distance.

Accommodations

The MS Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, a top-deck observation room and four categories of sleeping arrangements, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. Sailing aboard the vessel is engaging and exciting, with lively workshops and learning opportunities for everyone’s interests.

In your free time, you can enjoy concerts, trivia nights, theme dinners and dances on board the vessel. For nights spent relaxing, guests have access to the onboard spa where you can enjoy a therapeutic massage, a yoga class, or a quiet night at the sauna after a day exploring in the Zodiacs. Traveling aboard the MS Ocean Endeavour provides all the comforts of a boutique hotel while at sea in some of the world’s most remote environments!

Included

  • Passage aboard the MS Ocean Endeavour
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees
  • Complimentary expedition jacket
  • Contribution to Adventure Canada's Discovery Fund
  • Special access permits, entry and park fees
  • Team of expedition staff
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Educational programs
  • Nikon camera trial program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals
  • Additional night at the hotel (July 30)
  • $250 in shop credit aboard the ship

Not Included

  • Commercial and charter flights
  • Program enhancements/optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation

Group Size

Up to 12 spots are available for this trip, which will be accompanying up to 180 other independent passengers.

Price Per Person

Pricing ranges by cabin from $10,195-$14,095 double occupancy plus $2,495 internal airfare to and from Greenland.

Nature Requires Flexibility

Activities are weather dependent and may be subject to change if guide sees it’s necessary.

Physical Requirements

Travelers must be in good health, be able to climb stairs between decks, be able to climb stairs to transfer from ship to Zodiac boat and endure strenuous hikes with uneven ground and be able to navigate through extensive walking in variable weather.

Questions?

Contact [email protected] for further detailed information