In over 40 years of providing adventure travel holidays, we have paddled and hiked thousands of kilometers with countless satisfied customers. We've learned how to make your trip very special. Over 70% of our clientele are returning participants!

Overview

In mid-summer, the ice in Eclipse Sound in the Canadian Arctic finally melts. The land and sea mammals that have congregated at the floe edge disperse for the short summer. This sea kayaking expedition explores the northern coast of Baffin Island near the Inuit hamlet of Pond Inlet. As we search the spectacular fiords and bays, we hope to find pods of the mystical narwhal with their distinguishing single tusk.
Often several groups will come together to form pods of 100 or more whales. Because they like to summer in the same area every year, there is a good chance of finding narwhal; but, variations in the fish population, sea temperature, and a host of factors means there is no guarantee. Although much rarer, we may see killer (orca), bowhead, and beluga whales. On land, we may see polar bears (although most summer to the north on Bylot Island), Arctic foxes, caribou, and small mammals. The austere land and seascapes are on a grand scale. This is a beautiful, but harsh and challenging, environment. The trip is a true Arctic expedition in a very remote area. It is suitable for adventurous sea kayakers with previous experience, solid basic or intermediate skills, and a few trips under their belts. These paddlers will enjoy a unique adventure that only a few people will ever experience.
Starting at
$7095 CAD
Package Price

Trip Highlights

  • whales

In over 40 years of providing adventure travel holidays, we have paddled and hiked thousands of kilometers with countless satisfied customers. We've learned how to make your trip very special. Over 70% of our clientele are returning participants!

Quick Facts

Paddlesport

  • Kayaking

Activity

  • Sea Kayaking & Touring

Experience/Service

  • Paddling Trip

Destination

  • North America

Length

  • 14 Days

Accomodation

  • Wilderness Camping

Guided

  • Yes

Outfitted

  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Intermediate

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

Dates & Packages

Pond Inlet Sea Kayaking Trip

Guides 5:1 ratio

Accommodation
• 12 nights of camping, 2 nights in the Sauniq Hotel, Pond Inlet

Meals
• excellent trail meals and snacks from Day 2 lunch to Day 14 lunch
• dinners (Days 1 and 14) and breakfast (Days 2 and 15) in Pond Inlet

Kayaking Equipment
• sea kayaks with rudders, paddles, spray decks, etc.
• PFDs (you may bring your own)

Expedition Equipment
• tents: free-standing, custom expedition dome tents - 2 per tent
• "kitchen": tarp, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc.
• dry bags and containers for food and group equipment

Safety Equipment
• first aid, safety, kayak rescue, and repair kits
• communications equipment (satellite phone)

What Guests Are Saying

The trip exceeded my expectations. It is truly an Arctic experience, and we were so lucky to spot the narwhal.

- Allen, Ontario, Canada
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