The Northwest Passage is one of the world’s most historic and elusive sea routes, linking the vast Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through Canada’s High Arctic area. This cruise will see us sail in comfort through the same regions first explored by the intrepid Barrow, Parry and Franklin so many years ago. Herds of Walrus, rafts of seals, pods of whales, and the mighty Polar Bear are all targets on this fantastic historical and wildlife extravaganza. The Canadian Arctic is also host to numerous special birds, including the immaculate Ivory Gull, lovely King Eider, Snow Goose and Gyrfalcon, to name just a handful, while the scenery is simply spectacular!
In addition, there is plenty of historical interest and the stories of the ill-fated expedition by Sir John Franklin more than 150 years ago are central to our journey. Franklin made his last heroic foray into the Arctic in 1845 with two ships and 129 men, never to be heard from again. We visit the last known wintering site of his ships, the Erebus and Terror, and other sites along the way where traces of the expedition have been found. For lovers of remote expedition cruising with a sense of adventure, this journey has it all!
Please note that a Rockjumper leader may not accompany the expedition unless a minimum of 10 participants are signed up through Rockjumper. In the case that a Rockjumper leader is not on board, the professional expedition staff will take care of all participants signed up through Rockjumper. Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
Ivory Gull, King Eider, Gyrfalcon, Snow Goose, Black Guillemot, Glaucous & Thayer’s Gulls and Snow Bunting
Polar Bear, Narwhal, Ringed, Harp & Bearded Seals, Orca, Bowhead, Beluga & Humpback Whales, Muskox
open sea, pack ice, sea shore, islands, rocky cliffs
cool to cold
glaciers, icebergs, Inuit people & villages