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Welcome to Polar Sea Adventures.

We are pleased to offer information and consulting services for the best Arctic trips and expeditions in the world.


David Reid moved from Scotland to the Canadian Arctic in 1989. After living and working in several Arctic communities, he moved to Pond Inlet in North Baffin Island in 1991.

For over 20 years, he has been involved in the Arctic expedition and travel business. To date, David has led, organized or participated in more than 300 Arctic and Antarctic expeditions, trips and projects. In that time he has travelling thousands of miles by dog sled, ski, snowmobile, boat, kayak, ship, foot and most recently by mountain bike. He has completed 12 successful expeditions through the famous Northwest Passage and guided over 50 trips to the polar bear capital of the world, Churchill, Manitoba. He was recently honoured by Canada Goose by being asked to be a Goose Person (one of only 50 people chosen across Canada) and share in the 50th anniversary of this great Canadian company. David has been recognized by the Explorers Club and was recently honoured by becoming a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.

David has made numerous ship-based expeditions to Antarctica working as part of an expedition team providing interpretive guiding, sea kayak guiding, zodiac driving (licenced) and general expedition experience. In addition to guiding in Antarctica, he has guided on more than 20 Arctic ship-based expeditions.

In recent years, he has specialized in special projects, customised trips, in particular film and television production. David was asked to be involved in the production of such notable productions as BBC Planet Earth and Frozen Planet, CBC The Nature of Things and Suzuki Diaries (with Dr. David Suzuki) Glacialis Productions Flight Of The Snowgoose and Primitive Productions Canada’s National Parks, as well as many more. David has guided Royalty, film stars, scientists, researchers, photographers, film makers as well as hundreds of individual adventurers from all over the world. He is regularly called upon for logistical help, consulting expertise as well as other services related to Arctic exploration and tourism.

David has recently been involved in economic development consulting work related to Arctic tourism and is committed to sustainable local business and commerce.

Experienced and comfortable exploring the polar regions; from penguins to polar bears, David’s passion and enthusiasm for sharing everything to do with ice and snow with clients from all over the world helps people understand just how unique and precious our polar regions are.

David is now based in Southern Canada. He has been invited to give presentations and talks in Europe, Canada and the US. He is currently working on various projects as well as promoting and marketing the Baffin region, Nunavut and Arctic Canada. David has developed an interest in photography (images being featured in many publications including National Geographic, Patagonia, Canadian Geographic and Explore) and filming and is a contributing writer to several magazines.


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