Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8+ years old
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  • Starts Toronto, Canada
  • Ends Toronto, Canada
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Experience highlights of the Canadian Arctic and Greenland
  • Visit traditional Inuit and Greenlandic communities
  • View arctic wildlife, such as whales, walrus and muskoxen
  • Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
On this cruise trip you will start from and end in Toronto. With the trip Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic you will be cruising through Uummannaq, Kangerlussuaq, Devon Island and 5 other destinations in Arctic, Canada and Greenland over 17 days. The trip Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic includes cabin accommodation and more, per the package includes section further below.

The fabled sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Northwest Passage continues to grip our collective imagination. On this captivating 17-day voyage, we invite you aboard our game-changing new vessel, Ultramarine, to explore this fascinating waterway with an incredible range of on-board comforts and off-ship adventures no other vessel can offer. Passing through the Canadian Arctic archipelago, guests will journey back in time to the height of Arctic exploration, navigating the waters explored by sailors from different lands and visiting the sites that helped unlock the eventual discovery of this long-coveted route. 
Aboard the technologically-advanced Ultramarine, you will explore this remarkable environment in unforgettable ways—taking advantage of two twin-engine helicopters, 20 quick-launching Zodiads, the most extensive portfolio of adventure options in the industry, more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than any other expedition ship its size—to create your quintessential Arctic experience. Marvel at highlights of the Canadian Arctic and Greenland’s stunning west coast, stopping at traditional Inuit and Greenlandic communities. Participate in included helicopter activities and take in the vast, pristine Arctic wilderness from the air. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Ilulissat Icefjord, whose Jakobshavn glacier calves off icebergs up to a kilometer high. And keep your eyes peeled for the elusive and majestic creatures who make their home in this harsh, remote landscapes, such as whales, walrus, muskoxen and polar bears. Come aboard Ultramarine, venture to the fabled route that for centuries held explorers in its grip, and return home forever bonded to the spirit of Arctic adventure.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT QUARK EXPEDITIONS
5 - Excellent
Based on 32 reviews
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
“I am at a loss to come up with adjectives to describe this Expedition. Fantastico! The Expedition was Fantastico! The success of this Expedition was the result of the professionalism and hard work of the entire team. From the Hotel staff to the Ships crew and Expedition staff, this was truly a Team Effort. Everyone involved pulled together to make this a memorable experience. And everyone was in good humour from the moment we stepped aboard. And the Diamond did her part as well. She is well named - truly a Diamond.. Yours in loving Antarctica.”
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
“I've been around the world and this is the best trip with the greatest crew! I can't thank you enough for making my dreams come true...”
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Canada
  • On Feb 19 2020
“The ship and staff for the journey provided enthusiastic, effective and patient support, with a well-executed itinerary that I'd trust for future trips. Food and accommodation were excellent. Waters were very calm once reaching Antarctica, to relieve anyone's seasickness. Mountain and Glacier landscapes were great. The wildlife in the area is plentiful, where we saw at least some whales, seals and penguins every day we were in Antarctica and probably 20ish whales overall. The animals aren't afraid of humans and so at worst ignore you as you get fairly close. Extra downtime filled with interesting presentations about history, animals, current antarctic science and recent environmental issue affecting it. If you absolutely must have Emporer penguins, elephant seals or Orca, check the season you're going as we saw just a few but they were unusual and not to be expected at the time/places we went.

I'd recommend this trip to anyone I knew going to Antarctica who hasn't been there before and doesn't have extremely specific desires for wildlife that I didn't mention. It's fun, comprehensive, and the minimum commitment required for the adventure it offers.

This trip took place on the Ocean Endeavor, in early-mid February, on the West side of the Antarctic Peninsula.”
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Overview
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Toronto, Canada
  • Day 2 : Fly to Resolute and Embark
  • Days 3 to 6 : Exploring Canada’s High Arctic
  • Days 7 and 8 : Exploring Smith Sound
  • Day 9 : Qaanaaq, Greenland
  • Day 10 : At Sea
  • Days 11 to 15 : Exploring West Greenland
  • Day 16 : Disembark in Kangerlussuaq & fly to Toronto
  • Day 17 : Depart Toronto, Canada
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • Beer and house wine during dinner
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Accommodation
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All shore landings per the daily program
Guide
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
Others
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • Official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
  • Comprehensive onboard materials, including a map and an informative Arctic/Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic tour. You can cancel the tour up to 125 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 124 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 2609 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 124 days before departure. For any departures within 28 February 2021 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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