Baffin Island Walrus & Bowheads

  1. 2018
    Friday, June 22, 2018 to Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Tour Duration: 
    7 days
    Tour Price:
     $5,975 CAD, $5,075 USD
    Tour Starts/Ends: 
    Igloolik, Nunavut
    + 5% GST for Canadians, + 2.5% GST for non-Canadians. Single rooms cannot be guaranteed at our hotel in Igloolik.
    Guide: 
    Number of Persons Limit: 
    8
Highlights
  • Watching walrus basking
  • Watching enormous bowhead whales moving along and under the sea ice
  • Traveling with Inuit through a beautiful environment of water and ice
  • Experiencing the arctic under the midnight sun
Overview

Far north lies the domain of two truly awesome mammals – walrus and bowhead whales. Our tour to search for these remarkable arctic residents takes us to the shores of the Foxe Basin in Nunavut, Canada.

The Foxe Basin and adjacent Baffin Island are area rich in wildlife and Inuit have lived here for centuries. Bowhead whales, weighing up to 100 tons, feed along the edge of the sea ice as they wait to move further north. Groups of walruses haul out on pieces of sea ice to bask in the sun.

We travel with Inuit guides in search of these massive creatures plus ringed and bearded seals and many birds. Photography should be superb with 24-hour warm arctic light, calm waters and a backdrop of gleaming ice. 

There are seabirds on the water and nesting islands host a variety of northern birds, including Red Phalarope, Common Eider, Sabine’s Gulls, Arctic Tern and more.   

Join us for a remarkable arctic wildlife experience on our Baffin Island walrus and bowhead whales tour!

You can combine this tour with our Baffin Island Floe Edge: Narwhals & Polar Bears tour for a modest increase in airfare.

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This tour will include 6 nights in a hotel in Igloolik with 4 days of boating to look for walrus, bowhead whales and other wildlife of the Igloolik area.

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