What better way to see a place so shaped by sea than by ship?
You’ll encounter rich colours, imposing skies and majestic cliffs aboard the Ocean Endeavour, a 198-passenger expedition vessel. Experience a monumental voyage along one of Greenland’s longest fjords, encounter colourful houses set on the treeless tundra, meet the friendly Greenlanders and share in their culture, marvel at the vast icefields, cruise among the icebergs in the shadow of a glacier and visit the vibrant fishing community there, hike through the tundra and reach the farthest north the Vikings are known to have travelled. All in all an amazing adventure!
Please be advised that this trip – or the Out of the Northwest Passage trip in reverse – will NOT operate in 2020 but the 2021 expeditions are planned to go ahead; please ask us for details.
The Ocean Endeavour
The Ocean Endeavour
The 198-passenger Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition voyages; with 20 zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room. She was launched in 1982, with numerous upgrades, most recently in 2016 and is 450ft in length. With a swimming pool, two saunas and hot tub, as well as cabins with private bathrooms and plenty of exterior and interior space, she is a very comfortable ship.
The Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced and friendly and she offers the comfort and class of a boutique hotel. Her shallow draft and manoeuvrability allow her to access isolated fjords, bays and secluded communities, perfect for exploring one of the world’s last great frontiers.
Mr Duckett - Travelled to British Columbia
"the right Company for the job"
Your local knowledge of Canada made us feel confident that we had chosen the right Company for the job. A big thank you for all your help in booking our holiday and for your patience in relation to all the changes and tweaking of the itinerary (even whilst in Canada!!!!!)
Itinerary (18 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Fly from the UK to Toronto for an overnight before your charter flight to Greenland...
Fly from the UK to Toronto for an overnight before your charter flight to Greenland on day one of the cruise.
Today you will fly on an early morning charter flight to Kangerlussuaq, which means ‘The...
Today you will fly on an early morning charter flight to Kangerlussuaq, which means ‘The Big Fjord’ in Greenlandic, where your journey will begin. Kangerlussuaq has one of the most stable climates in the region though temperatures can range from -50C in the winter to as high as 28C in summer.
The west Greenland coastline is a rich mixture of fishing communities, myriad islands and complex...
The west Greenland coastline is a rich mixture of fishing communities, myriad islands and complex coastal waterways. You will be making an expedition stop here to explore the Greenlandic landscape.
Venturing 250km north of the Arctic Circle you will find the stunning coastal community of...
Venturing 250km north of the Arctic Circle you will find the stunning coastal community of Ilulissat. Ilulissat translates literally into “iceberg”, and there couldn’t be a more fitting name. Your visit will include time in the colourful town and a chance to hike out to an elevated viewpoint where you can observe the great fields of ice. You will also cruise in the fleet of zodiacs in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord. The Icefjord is where you will find the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, one of the most active and fastest moving in the world at 19m per day and calving more than 35 square kilometers of ice annually. The glacier has been the object of scientific attention for 250 years and, because of its relative ease of accessibility, has significantly added to the understanding of ice-cap glaciology, climate change and related geomorphic processes.
The adventure builds as you explore by ship and Zodiac along the west coast of...
The adventure builds as you explore by ship and Zodiac along the west coast of Greenland. Find spectacular fjords, where we will be watching for marine life in majestic and inspiring landscapes dotted with icebergs.
There are numerous options for expedition stops, to make the most of weather and wildlife conditions. Departing Greenland, cross Baffin Bay toward Nunavut.
Today you will spend the day at sea, travelling through the Davis Strait, towards Nunavut,...
Today you will spend the day at sea, travelling through the Davis Strait, towards Nunavut, where you may see minke or humpback whales, as well as a variety of seabirds.
Mittimatalik is a busy Arctic community in a beautiful setting, a fascinating place to wander....
Mittimatalik is a busy Arctic community in a beautiful setting, a fascinating place to wander. The cultural presentation at the Community Hall is not to be missed—arts and crafts may be available here too.
You will spend three days exploring Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), one of the newest National...
You will spend three days exploring Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), one of the newest National Marine Conservation Areas in Nunavut. Narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales transit and feed in this area. We’ll cruise by ship and Zodiac in search of wildlife.
On the northern border of Tallurutiup
Imanga lies Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth at over fifty thousand square kilometres. Flat topped mountains, glacial valleys, and a substantial ice cap give Devon Island its unique character. You can hike the tundra, cruise a glacier face, and seek wildlife from ship and by shore. Archaeological sites with expert interpretation will allow you to learn about the Inuit history of this now-abandoned island and you’ll visit the remains of a RCMP and Hudson’s Bay Company site at Dundas Harbour.
In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebus and HMS Terror,...
In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England with HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, attempting to sail through the Northwest Passage. His crew overwintered at Beechey Island—where three of his men died.
Numerous search parties later used Beechey as a depot and rendezvous. Amundsen, Bernier, and Larsen visited Beechey. Thomas Morgan of the HMS Investigator was buried there in 1854 alongside Franklin’s men. The graves and the ruins of Northumberland House are a haunting memorial.
Prince Regent Inlet
This passage marks an area rich in marine and avian life. Thick-billed Murres, Ivory Gulls,...
Prince Regent Inlet
This passage marks an area rich in marine and avian life. Thick-billed Murres, Ivory Gulls, beluga, narwhal and bowhead whales reside in the ice-strewn waters. In addition to abundant wildlife, you’ll delve deeper into the exploration of the Northwest Passage and mercantile efforts of the Hudson’s Bay Company.
The Kitikmeot Region consists of parts of Victoria Island, the adjacent part of the mainland...
The Kitikmeot Region consists of parts of Victoria Island, the adjacent part of the mainland as far as the Boothia Peninsula, King William Island, and the southern portion of Prince of Wales Island. Its regional seat is Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), though it also contains five other hamlets. Recently, the Kitikmeot Region has been in the news since the finding of the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition in its waters. It is Nunavut’s least-populated region, though wildlife abounds here both in the sea and on land.
Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River, Kugluktuk is the westernmost community in Nunavut....
Located at the mouth of the Coppermine River, Kugluktuk is the westernmost community in Nunavut. Known for many years as Coppermine, the community reverted to its original Inuinnaqtun name—meaning “place of moving waters”—on January 1st, 1996.
The Coppermine River is designated a Canadian Heritage River for the important role it played as an exploration and fur trade route. Today you will disembark the Ocean Endeavour and make your way to the airport to meet the charter flights to Calgary.
1 night Calgary.
Fly home to the UK today or collect a car rental and extend your holiday...
Fly home to the UK today or collect a car rental and extend your holiday in Canada.