beluga whales and exploring Canada's arctic tundra.
Manitoba (Hudson Bay) Canada.
Polar Inn, Churchill.
2 SPOTS AVAILABLE
July 27 - August 2
US$3150 +5% GST Double
occupancy per person.
US$4050 +5% GST Single occupancy
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Expeditions Beluga Whale Adventure:
Join me in Hudson Bay and swim with the world's most loved
white whales. Each summer when the pack ice breaks up, up to
50,000 beluga whales move into the aquamarine waters of
Hudson Bay to feed, socialize and breed. Come and snorkel
with one of nature's iconic species and explore Canada's
rugged tundra that is home to polar bears, arctic foxes and
many migrating bird species.
Why Come with Big
leader Andy Murch first visited Churchill in 1998. Over the
years, he has accumulated a wealth of local knowledge and
developed a deep passion for the belugas, polar bears and
all other wildlife that inhabit this remote region of the
Andy is the only global expedition
company owner to receive a Manitoba Guiding License that
permits him to take small groups out onto the tundra to
enjoy the full range of experiences that Hudson Bay has to
accomplished, award winning photographer, Andy's beluga
images have appeared in Canadian Geographic and countless
other books and magazines around the world. He is always
happy to offer advice to his guests on the best way to
capture images of Churchill's exotic flora and fauna.
Itinerary and Daily Dive
Day 1: Arrive, Check into the lodge and explore the
small but lively town of Churchill. Once everyone has
arrived, we will take a quick run out to Cape Merry to watch
the belugas heading in and out of the Churchill River.
Mornings: After a hearty breakfast at the lodge, we will
don drysuits or wetsuits (available for rent) and venture
into Hudson Bay aboard purpose built zodiacs. When we
locate the whales (it doesnt take long)we will slip into the water with masks,
snorkels and fins and swim with the pod at close quarters.
Afternoons: After warming up back at the hotel and grabbing a bite to
eat, we'll jump in our six seater van and head out for a drive
through the tundra to spot wildlife such as polar bears,
foxes and other arctic species.
After Dark: On nights with high Solar activity, we will
head out of town to a picturesque area with no light
polution to enjoy and photograph the world famous Aurora
Borealis (Northern Lights).
Day 6: On our last day of the trip, while our
snorkelling gear dries out, we will
join a full day tundra tour on the world famous Tundra
Buggy; a high sided vehicle that ventures right into polar
bear territory and affords amazing views over the vast
expanses of arctic tundra.
Day 7: Fly out or take the overnight train back to
Four mornings on a zodiac chasing belugas
with a knowledgeable and Dedicated Captain.
Afternoon Tundra Tours looking for polar bears and other arctic
Armed guard during all tundra tours.
One full day tour with lunch looking for polar bears,
arctic foxes, caribou and other wildlife
aboard the world famous Tundra Buggy.
Night excursions to view the Northern
Lights (solar activity permitting).
Six nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
in Churchill on beautiful Hudson Bay.
What's NOT included:
What you should bring:
2 piece 7mm wetsuit or a drysuit for snorkeling
with the beluga whales.
Fins, mask, snorkel and a neoprene hood
Warm clothing for exploring the tundra.
Summers are generally warm and sunny but can become
cold if it is overcast.
Telephoto lens for possible polar bear
sightings and capturing other topside wildlife near the
How to get there and away:
Calm Air flies on most days between Winnipeg and
Churchill. Space on flights is limited so book early!
Via Rail Winnipeg-Churchill
For those guests with time to spare, two-day
trains make the epic trek north through Canada's vast
northern wilderness. Train may not be working.
WATCH BELUGAS INTERACTING IN THEIR
Beluga Pod from Andy Murch on Vimeo.
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