Into the Northwest Passage Cruise

  1. 2017
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 to Thursday, September 7, 2017
    Tour Duration: 
    17 days
    Tour Price:
     $8,995 USD
  2. 2018
    Friday, August 17, 2018 to Sunday, September 2, 2018
    Tour Duration: 
    17 days
    Tour Price:
     $9,295 USD
  • Sail this legendary route aboard a small, ice-class expedition vessel
  • Visit ancient sites of the Thule and Dorset people with our on-board archaeologist
  • Photograph birds and wildlife in their stunning natural habitat
  • Marvel at the Ilulissat Icefjord, where 90% of the north Atlantic’s icebergs are born
  • Learn about Inuit communities, culture and worldview first hand
  • Visit Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord) Canada's Northern most civilian community
  • See haunting artifacts of the northern explorers, HBC, and RCMP

The Northwest Passage represents the pinnacle of Arctic exploration. On this trip, like the explorers before us, we’ll experience the quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland, working our way north to spectacular Kap York. Then, crossing Smith Sound, we’ll visit Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), Canada’s northernmost community, and pay respects at the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island. Melville, Banks, and Devon Islands offer opportunities to spot Peary caribou, polar bear, walrus and musk ox—and visits to ghostly RCMP and Hudson’s Bay Company posts. Prince of Wales Strait affords a passage to Amundsen Gulf and our destination: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), the end of our epic journey above the Arctic Circle.

To sail the Northwest Passage is to sail living history and the history of the Inuit who have called this remarkable place home for countless generations. This is your chance to join the ranks of the fearless adventurers who have been lured by its spirit and legend.

Itinerary View Full Itinerary

Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Day 2: Sisimiut

Day 3: Ilulissat

Day 4: Karrat Fjord

Day 5: Melville Bay

Day 6: Kap York

Day 7: Smith Sound

Day 8: Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), NU

Day 9: Coburg Island

Day 10: Devon Island

Day 11: Beechey Island

Day 12: Bathurst Island

Day 13: Melville Island

Day 14: Banks Island, NT

Day 15: Prince of Wales Strait

Day 16: Ulukhaktok (Holman)

Day 17: Kugluktuk (Coppermine), NU

Featured Wildlife
Expedition Staff
Ship Info

Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer.

Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue.

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning. There are a variety of cabin categories available ranging from 9-30 m2 (100-320 sq ft). Photos of most cabin categories are available under the "Dates & Prices" tab.

Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel, while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!


Deck Plan


2017 Fares are per person in US Dollars: 

Category 1: $8,995  Deck 4 

Category 2: 10,595  Deck 4 

Category 3: $12,295  Deck 5 

Category 4: $13,795  Deck 4 

Category 5: $15,295  Deck 5 

Category 6: $16,795  Deck 7 

Category 7: $18,295  Deck 8 

Category 8: $19,795  Decks 5 & 7 

Category 9: $21,295  Decks 5 & 7 

Category 10: $22,795  Deck 7 

If you'd like a single occupancy cabin, there are a limited number of single cabins in categories 3 to 7 available without a single supplement. Single cabins in categories 8 to 10 are available at 1.5x the fare quoted above.


2018 Fares are per person in US Dollars: Save 15% when you book before June 30, 2017

Category 1: $9,295  Deck 4 

Category 2: 10,895  Deck 4 

Category 3: $12,595  Deck 5 

Category 4: $14,095  Deck 4 

Category 5: $15,595  Deck 5 

Category 6: $17,095  Deck 7 

Category 7: $18,595  Deck 8 

Category 8: $20,095  Decks 5 & 7 

Category 9: $21,595  Decks 5 & 7 

Category 10: $23,095  Deck 7 

If you'd like a single occupancy cabin, there are a limited number of single cabins in categories 3 to 7 available without a single supplement. Single cabins in categories 8 to 10 are available at 1.5x the fare quoted above.