With just two 9-night voyages on offer in Spitsbergen - 13 June and 14 July 2016 –space is extremely limited so we highly recommend booking early to make sure you secure your preferred date and cabin category. We have a fantastic relationship with One Ocean and we have secured the most competitive Spitsbergen prices to date, and also can offer exclusive early booking incentives- don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information!
Sailing out of Longyearbyen, both of these voyages will have the goal to head for the north of the island to maximise our chances of seeing polar bears on ice floes. And, for those particularly interested in honing their photography skills, our popular photographic symposium will take place on the 14 July 2016 departure. On this trip a team of professional and highly acclaimed photographers will make sure to make the most of the optimal times of day when light is best for photo opportunities, whilst sharing their technical expertise in both wildlife and landscape photography. As with all our voyages, a dedicated team of naturalists, marine biologists and adventurers will offer a memorable program both on board and on shore, alongside optional activities such as hiking and kayaking.
· 16 July 2016- 9 Nights- MARITIMES – FINS AND FIDDLES - LOUISBURG (NOVA SCOTIA) sailing on the AKADEMIK IOFFE
The season begins with 9-nights in Canada's Maritimes on a journey around the remote and otherwise inaccessible islands of Nova Scotia (including Sable Island), Quebec, Newfoundland and the French territory of St. Pierre et Miquelon. With a strong emphasis on wildlife we hope to see everything from blue whales and humpback whales to bald eagles and vast seabird colonies. Musical culture, small fishing communities and superb seafood, for which the Maritime Provinces are world famous, are just some of the voyage highlights. All guided activities are included in the price from kayaking and biking to stand up paddle-boarding.
SPECIAL FAMILY PRICING! children 16 and under can join an adult for just US$1,500, and for young people aged 17-21 can benefit from a 25% discount. Prices start at just US$2995 per person for a Triple Cabin!
· 1 August 2016 -12 Nights- BAFFIN ISLAND – JEWEL OF THE ARCTIC - IQALUIT / RESOLUTE sailing on the AKADEMIK IOFFE
New for 2016, this 12-night exploratory journey will cover the entire east coast of Baffin Island and Lancaster Sound. Beginning in Iqaluit and sailing across the Arctic Circle up to Resolute, we will visit wildlife hotspots in search of beluga, bowhead and the elusive narwhal, as well as walrus and polar bear, the icon of the High Arctic. Spectacularly wild and rugged scenery, deep fjords and ice-choked waterways are combined with Inuit culture and unique access to two of Canada's Arctic national parks - Auyuittuq and Sirmilik (North Baffin) - secured through our close partnership with Parks Canada. Flights departing Ottawa, returning Edmonton.
· 12 August 2016 – 12 Nights- CLASSIC NORTHWEST PASSAGE - IQALUIT / CAMBRIDGE BAY sailing on the AKADEMIK SERGEY VAVILOV
· 13 August 2016- 7 Nights- NORTHWEST PASSAGE – WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER - RESOLUTE / RESOLUTE sailing on the AKADEMIK IOFFE
Sailing in and out of Resolute great for anyone short on time yet wanting a true High Arctic wildlife experience. Return charter flights from Edmonton.
· 20 August 2016- 8 Nights- NORTHWEST PASSAGE – FINDING FRANKLIN - RESOLUTE / CAMBRIDGE BAY sailing on the AKADEMIK IOFFE
8-nights sailing from Resolute across to Cambridge Bay, travelling in Franklin's Footsteps. Return charter flights from Edmonton
· 24 August 2016- 12 Nights- CLASSIC NORTHWEST PASSAGE - VICTORIA STRAIT EXPEDITION- CAMBRIDGE BAY / IQALUIT sailing on the AKADEMIK SERGEY VAVILOV
· 28 August 2016- 12 Nights- CLASSIC NORTHWEST PASSAGE - CAMBRIDGE BAY / IQALUIT sailing on the AKADEMIK IOFFE
In the Canadian Arctic, flights are required to the start and finish points of the voyage. Ottawa is the gateway into and out of Iqaluit (Baffin Island). Edmonton is the gateway into and out of Cambridge Bay and Resolute (Nunavut). We have negotiated competitive airfares of $US1200 round-trip/return. The cost of these flights must be added to your voyage price. Single supplement is 1.5 x the published twin rate for twin-semi private, twin private and superior cabins. Single supplement is 2 x the published twin rate for suites. Single supplement is not available in triple cabins. Expedition sea kayaking program is an additional $695 per person - available on all departures. (Note: Kayaking is included in the price on the ‘Maritimes – Fins and Fiddles’ voyage).