Out of the Northwest Passage | 21 days
This expedition takes you to the heart of one of the world’s last true frontiers, the Northwest Passage. In Canada’s vast northern wilderness, wildlife roams free and the great geological forces shaping our planet reveal themselves. The recent findings of Franklin’s ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror remind us that we sail into history, legend, and myth that continue today.
Nunavut’s communities offer a warm welcome, blending the traditional and the contemporary in unique and compelling ways. Making our way north to Smith Sound, we enter the realm still defined by ice - towering icebergs, vast glaciers, and the last redoubt of the great northern pack. Greenland offers geology, geography, and culture with a European flair.
The earlier August (Into the Northwest Passage) voyage sails from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Kugluktuk, Canada via Pond Inlet, Baffin while this September trip operates in reverse but heads further north to Grisefjord and Smith Sound.
When: 7 - 27 September 2022
Guide price:From £15,695 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities) with early booking offer or £17,745 thereafter
Options:Ultramarine’s Arctic Express Canada, The Heart of the Northwest Passage for those interested in the region but short of time. Spend five days covering Resolute, Beechey Island, Port Leopold and NW Baffin and making good use of Ultramarine’s onboard helicopters. 14-23 August 2022. Guide prices start at £9,350 per person (twin cabin/private facilities) with early booking discount or £10,100 per person if booked thereafter
“A few photos from our trip as promised. The fox was amazing it came really close to us and stayed for half an hour to watch the party. The Polar bear on an ice flow eating a seal was a really lucky break. The Belugas were just astonishing, there must have been hundreds of them, as the whole sea was churned up by them as they raced up and down the shore line. Never seen anything like it. As we got to Cambridge Bay they had just raised the Maud ready to take her back to Norway.”Malcolm and Pam Mundy, Northwest Passage Franklin’s legend
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“Thank you for your welcome home. The holiday was absolutely brilliant. I have been expedition cruising since 1992 and this was the BEST of them all. The staff were so careful, watchful and caring. They were always available and collectively so funny. It was just great. Now, so was all your organising – thank you for all your help.”