Take the Northwest Passage cruise to remote national parks in the company of representatives of Parks Canada in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial.
The Northwest Passage remains one of the world’s last true frontiers, and this expedition takes you to its heart. Presented in proud partnership with Parks Canada, this remarkable voyage will feature visits to some of Canada’s most spectacular and remote wilderness area
September (17 days) – dates change annually
Fares per person in US Dollars (2017 prices):
Category 1: $8,995 Deck 4
Category 2: $10,595 Deck 4
Category 3: $12,295 Deck 5
Category 4: $13,795 Deck 4
Category 5: $15,295 Deck 5
Category 6: $16,795 Deck 7
Category 7: $18,295 Deck 8
Category 8: $19,795 Decks 5 & 7
Category 9: $21,295 Decks 5 & 7
Category 10: $22,795 Deck 7
If you’d like a single occupancy cabin, the fare is 1.5x the fare quoted above in the various categories. All prices are in US Dollars and are cash/cheque discounted.
Discounts available with coupon:
Category 1: $450 per person off
Category 2: $530 per person off
Category 3: $615 per person off
Category 4: $690 per person off
Category 5: $765 per person off
Category 6: $840 per person off
Category 7: $915 per person off
Category 8: $990 per person off
Category 9: $1,065 per person off
Category 10: $1,140 per person off
- Visit some of Canada’s largest and most remote national parks, in the company of representatives of Parks Canada in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial
- Snorkel in a dry-suit 11m (30ft) above the wreck of the HMS Erebus
- Explore Qausuittuq aboard the first expedition vessel to visit the park
- Travel the route that has enchanted explorers for centuries
- Enjoy visits to vibrant Inuit communities
- Find and photograph the wild creatures of the Arctic wilderness, with excellent opportunities to encounter whales and polar bears
- Visit the historic graves of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition
- Cruise the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s fastest-moving glacier
- See the northern lights in all their majesty
Day 1: Kugluktuk (Coppermine)
Day 2: Coronation Gulf
Day 3: Wreck of the HMS Erebus
Day 4: Usqsuqtuuq (Gjøa Haven)
Days 5-6: Peel Sound and Parry Channel
Day 7: Qausuittuq National Park
Day 8: Beechey Island
Day 9: Simirlik National Park
Day 10: Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
Day 11: Northeast Baffin Island
Day 12: Auyuittuq National Park
Day 13: East Baffin Island
Day 14: At Sea
Day 15: Ilulissat
Day 16: Itilleq Fjord
Day 17: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
The Northwest Passage remains one of the world’s last true frontiers, and this expedition takes you to its heart. Presented in proud partnership with Parks Canada, this remarkable voyage will feature visits to some of Canada’s most spectacular and remote wilderness areas. As we explore Qausuittuq, Simirlik and Auyuittuq national parks, we will gain a new respect for these protected areas as we experience the landscape, history and wildlife in the company of Parks Canada experts.
We will also have the rarest of experiences at the site of the recently-discovered wreck of HMS Erebus. Here we will be the first expedition voyagers allowed to snorkel the wreck, or for those not keen to get in the water, observe the wreck from the newly-constructed observation platform and via an underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV).
This epic voyage also offers visits to remote northern communities, expeditions to seek out Arctic wildlife in their stunning natural habitats, zodiac cruises featuring glaciers calving and icebergs towering in deep fjords. We will spend our time above the Arctic circle in true expedition style, searching for the aurora borealis and magnificent sea ice as we sail the paths of history.
• Northern Fulmar
• Glaucous Gull
• Thayer’s Gull
• Iceland Gull
• Polar Bear
• Musk ox
• Humpback Whale
Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer.
Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue.
The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning. There are a variety of cabin categories available ranging from 9-30 m2 (100-320 sq ft). Photos of most cabin categories are available under the “Dates & Prices” tab.
Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel, while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!
What to Expect
Our small ship cruising programs allow you to experience the best of the natural world, while enjoying the comforts of our friendly floating hotel. The ship generally makes crossing between islands at night, so every morning you awake to new vistas and discoveries. Every day we offer a combination of interesting shore excursions and fun shipboard activities. You can choose which elements of the program you want to participate in.
Our excursions onshore will involve a relatively low level of exertion, but you will need a reasonable level of mobility to get up and down the gangway and climb into and out of Zodiacs (with assistance). Some of our shore landings will be ‘wet’, requiring waterproof boots. Once you have left the zodiac, you’ll find our shore excursions accommodate both those who wish to enjoy a gentle stroll and those who prefer more active hikes. Our onboard specialists will join us on these shore excursions to provide interpretation and narration to these wonderful landscapes and experiences.
Each evening we will gather in the lounge to recount the day’s events and share memorable stories. Our onboard musician will provide some lively entertainment during happy hour and the expedition leader will outline the following day’s schedule. Our resource staff of naturalists, historians, and other guest speakers will give informative talks at various times throughout the voyage.
Meals in the ship’s dining room are a great opportunity to meet new friends and recount the day’s adventures. Special diets can be accommodated with advance notice. Safety is also a top priority with Eagle-Eye Tours – our team has extensive experience in the field, and all of our Voyages are run in conjunction with operators with the highest safety standards.
When the ship is underway, it is a wonderful time to join a naturalist on deck, take photos of the stunning scenery, or get caught up on some reading in the library.
We know that everyone travels for different reasons. Over the years, however, we have found one common element among the guest who choose to travel with us – a thirst of knowledge and authentic experience. Knowing this drives us to ensure the highest quality learning experience on our trips, by taking time to carefully design each trip we offer.
• Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
• Pre-departure materials
• Special access permits, entry and park fees
• Team of expedition staff
• Applicable taxes
• Educational program
• Interactive workshops
• Evening entertainment
• Guided activities
• Sightseeing and community visits
• All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea
• All zodiac excursions
• Port Fees
• $250 Discovery Fee
• Commercial Flights
• Charter Flights (Edmonton to Kugluktuk and Kangerlussuaq to Toronto $2,355 USD per person ($2,495 in 2018), roundtrip including taxes and fees)
• Gratuities (suggested $15 USD per passenger per day)
• Personal expenses
• Mandatory Medical evacuation insurance
• Additional expenese in the event of delays or itinerary changes
• Possible fuel surcharges
• Pre & post hotel accommodation
• Optional excursions
• Additional costs associated with payments by credit card