Stay in the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge
and explore the wide open spaces of the
Arctic landscape with included guided
excursions. Kayak with beluga whales, fish for
arctic char, raft on peaceful waters and hike
in search of wildlife such as muskox, birds of
prey, arctic foxes, and polar bears.
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Make your way to Yellowknife (via Edmonton
or Calgary). On arrival you will be transferred to
Capital Suites (or similar). (N)
Take a 4.5-hour charter flight to Somerset Island,
and stay at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge for 5
Short hike to Cunningham river estuary, and
watch beluga whales from just a few feet away.
Walk to Triple Waterfalls in search of peregrine
falcons, rough-legged hawks, musk ox and wild
Arctic flowers. (B, L, D)
Sea kayak in Cunningham Inlet searching for
ringed seals, bearded seals and beluga whales.
Hike to Kayak Falls to enjoy stunning views of the
Northwest Passage: polar bears can sometimes
be seen from here. Continue to the banks of the
Cunningham river estuary and watch beluga
whales in the shallow waters, using a hydrophone
to listen to their underwater calls. (B, L, D)
Depart for Flatrock Falls where fossils of prehistoric
animals and plants can be found. These canyons
are also home to many nesting birds such as terns,
plovers and snow geese. (B, L, D)
Hike through the badlands where you may see
jaegers (skuas), sandpipers, Arctic foxes and bowhead whale skeletons. Travel along the
calm crystal-clear waters in a kayak or raft, with
amazing views of the steep canyon walls from the
water. (B, L, D)
Fly back to Yellowknife, and overnight at the
Capital Suites (or similar). (B, L)
Fly home or continue your holiday. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Accessed by charter flight from Yellowknife, the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge has a unique and remote location at Cunningham Inlet on Somerset Island, 800km north of the Arctic Circle. The surrounding area is rich in wildlife, with as many as 2,000 beluga whales visiting the inlet to nurse their young, as well as muskox, Arctic foxes and caribou making the tundra their home. The lodge also falls within the territory of polar bears, although sightings are unpredictable and cannot be guaranteed. Guests can travel on foot, by sea kayak, raft, mountain bike or ATV (all-terrain vehicle) to explore the mountains, lakes and tundra. Between June and September, when the lodge accepts guests, there is daylight 24 hours a day. Showers are located in the main complex, and electricity is available until 10:30pm. Food is flown in from Yellowknife and includes local specialities such as muskox and...
Located in the heart of Yellowknife, Capital Suites Yellowknife provides a range of accommodation from studio rooms to 2-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchen. The central location provides a great base for exploring the city with northern lights viewing trips available at certain times of the year. The property does not have its own restaurant however there are many restaurants and shops within walking distance.
Features: 78 rooms, fitness room, parking, airport shuttle, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, hot drinks, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, air...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
YCA2016: 7 Nights