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Polar Sea’s enormous experience and in-depth knowledge of the Baffin Island region makes us one of the most experienced Arctic adventure company in Canada. Nearly all our guides are Inuit, most born and raised "on the land", some even born in either an igloo or animal skin tent. Clients safety is our number one concern and with such guides, you will be in the best possible hands. Polar Sea staff have an intimate knowledge of the land, ocean, mountains, rivers, lakes and tundra. Together with quality equipment and great attention to detail, you will be taken care of every step of the way.

We try to keep trip group sizes small. Not only are we aware of the effect of any activity on the fragile Arctic landscape, but we appreciate that one of the main reasons clients travel to this part of the world is to "get away from it all". Presently, Polar Sea along with Black Feather are licenced to operate commercially in many National Park’s including Sirmilik, Auyuittuq and Quttinirpaaq. We take this licencing seriously and feel a great responsibility to ensure that all parks (and all other areas not necessarily within the parks) are treated with respect and care.

Polar Sea is aware and appreciates there are a great many individuals experienced and qualified to travel in wilderness areas. Each year we help many such individuals put together trips and expeditions; providing logistics, local information (not necessarily found in books or on the web) help and advice. If there is any further information you’d like, that is not contained within this website, please let us know.

What’s included:
All camping gear (tents, sleeping bags, thermarests, cooking equipment etc.) all meals and hotel or lodge accommodation starting upon arrival in whichever Arctic location the clients choose, all charters (motor boat or aircraft)

What’s not included:
Airfare, unless otherwise stated. Medical costs, cost of hospitalisation, evacuation by helicopter, twin otter aircraft or any other means are not covered in the trip or expedition cost. Personal gear. A suggested clothing list will be sent to you prior to the trip. Polar Sea and Black Feather do own a large selection of outdoor gear including fleeces, down jackets, boots, wind pants, mitts and hats etc.

Airfare:
Polar Sea and Black Feather can arrange the necessary airfare, through First Air, from Ottawa or Montreal to communities and locations throughout the Eastern Arctic.

Hotels:
Depending on whether it’s required or not, Polar Sea and Black Feather will be happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Ottawa or Montreal. Please refer to links section.

Clothing:
Clothing is a very important component of any adventure trip. Polar Sea has worked with Canadian clothing company’s Canada Goose and Chlorophylle for many years. We are able to order and outfit gear for any size of group for any season or activity. We provide all clients with a comprehensive suggested clothing/gear list.

Registration:
To reserve a space on any of our trips and expeditions, please either call, fax or email our office. We accept Visa, AMEX, MC and direct bank deposits. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office. A full registration package will be sent out.

Deposits and Payment:
Please contact us for more information and details.

Insurance:
We strongly recommend the purchase of cancellation insurance for your protection in the case of illness. Contact your travel agent for more information.

Rental program
For decades Polar Sea and Black Feather have assisted adventurers from all over the world with gear and equipment that at times is difficult and costly to transport to the Arctic. Items that can be rented include the following: sea kayaks (doubles only), tents, sleeping bags, thermarests, all necessary cooking equipment, storage barrels, mountain bikes, satellite phones, radios and snowmobiles.

Polar Sea sea kayak rental rates:

Doubles:
One day: $90.00
One week: $560.00
Two weeks: $950.00

Rates include kayak, paddle, PFD, spray skirt, throw bag, pump, dry bags, paddle float, map and map case. Models include Feathercraft and Current Designs.


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Above: Mother polar bear and cub

Top Left: Walrus resting on ice pan

Top Middle: Warm, cozy and comfortable

Top Right: Baby ringed seal