SEA KAYAKING - IN SEARCH OF THE NARWHAL EXPEDITION
With the surrounding ocean, frozen for eight, sometimes nearly nine, months
a year, sea kayaking in North Baffin Island is a wonderful window of opportunity.
July is considered break up month, when the sea ice begins to disappear
and open water makes a welcome return. Late July, August and early September
are the times to enjoy spectacular mountain scenery, deep fiords, deserted
sandy beaches, hidden campsites and to encounter icebergs, whales and
a great variety of birds. It is during this time that the narwhal gather - sometimes in large pods. The modern touring sea kayak provides an exciting way to explore and fully appreciate in detail, the land and
all that exists there. We depart Pond Inlet by chartered motor boat and establish a comfortable base camp in an area where the narwhal are known to gather. We will then spend the next 10 days enjoying and exploring and the fascinating landscape. During this arctic adventure, clients will have the chance
to fish for Arctic Char (amazing when cooked for supper!) and have the
opportunity for some hiking to further explore areas hidden from the shoreline.
Kayaking will take place when conditions allow. During the trip, time is always taken for
photography and filming. An adventure in a magical place, a place like
no other. The extensive range of variables that may be encountered in Arctic travel requires that all participants come with a very relaxed and flexible attitude.
Day 1: Morning flight from Ottawa at 9 AM to Pond Inlet, via Iqaluit.
Greeted at the airport and transported to hotel for welcome supper. Group
talk and gear check. Evening spent relaxing or exploring some of the community.
Day 2: Breakfast. Final gear check and lunchtime departure from Pond Inlet
by chartered motor boat to starting point of trip. Assembly of kayaks
and establishment of camp. Camping.
Day 3 - 12: Exploration of area by kayak. Opportunity for whale
watching, hiking and photography.
Day 13: Scheduled pick up by chartered motor boat. Return trip to Pond Inlet. Farewell supper and hotel accomodation.
Day 14: Breakfast. Departure from Pond Inlet at 8 AM to Iqaluit to Ottawa. Arrival in Ottawa 4.30 PM.
2017 Trip dates:
To be announced
2017 Trip prices:
To be announced
Trip price does not include return airfare between Ottawa and Pond Inlet
For more information and detailed trip information,
Please contact:Polar Sea
All prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to GST (5%) Trip
prices and dates are subject to change (possible airline re-scheduling)
Beach camp - clients
enjoying a well earned rest
Left: Beach preparation
before expedition departure
Middle: Summer smiles
Right: Pointing towards an