Dispatches

The Arctic by Boat

Exploring the arctic by boat presents you with an opportunity to see the tundra from a truly unique perspective.

While out on the water you can at once explore coastal areas not directly accessibly by foot—allowing you to observe a great diversity of wildlife such as polar bears, whales, seals and all sorts of bird life—as well as geological features that you may have missed while on a land based expedition. Plus, when travelling by boat you have the opportunity to get up close and personal with towering ancient icebergs, an experience, which in itself, makes an expedition by boat a spectacular opportunity.

Out on the water you can also explore remote outposts and retrace the long forgotten paths of European explorers. Visit Inuit communities and see, first hand, how many residents of Nuanvik continue to practice an ancient way of life. Or just relax on deck with a cup of tea and binoculars, and quietly take in the natural splendor of the Arctic.

If you are interested in exploring Nunavik by boat, check out Cruise North Expeditions which offers cruises in Nunavik (Kuujjuaq, Akpatok Island, Kangiqsujuaq, and Digges Islands) and across the Arctic on an ice class ship, including zodiac excursions and sightseeing, wildlife observation and photography, hiking, sea kayaking, throat singing workshops and other cultural demonstrations.

 

If you have ever thought of taking a boat expedition, this is certainly one you should not miss out on.

Oct. 29, 2013, 2:33 p.m.