Belugas, Bears and Summer Flora

An incredible opportunity to experience the 60,000 beluga whales congregating in Hudson Bay in July and August each year, with experienced guides to teach you about these cannaries of the sea. Visit regions frequented by polar bears and witness the brief flash of colour from flowering arctic plants.

7 Days

$4,268

Belugas, Bears and Summer Flora - 7 - $4,268

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 3 full days in Churchill
  • Coastal wildlife spotting tour
  • Boat tour to see beluga whales
  • Optional kayaking, dog mushing and 'aqua gliding'
  • Flights between Winnipeg and Churchill included
  • First and last night hotels included in Winnipeg
  • Provincial Sales tax (8%) included

Start from Winnipeg and end at Winnipeg

Landmarks visited on Belugas, Bears and Summer Flora

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Winnipeg:

Arrive in Winnipeg and check into your hotel in the town, then spend the rest of the day exploring at leisure.


Day 2 – Travel to Churchill & Cultural Tour:

In the morning, check out from your Winnipeg hotel ready for the transfer to the airport for your flight to Churchill. 

Upon arrival you'll head to your home for the next few nights – a wood-heated log lodge with a warm, cosy ambience and all the modern amenities despite the remote location. One dinner at the lodge is included in the price of the trip, taken on a night of your choice. You can pay for meals here for the other nights or visit some of the other local options.

After checking in to the lodge, you'll begin your adventure in Churchill with a cultural and heritage tour of the town. This will give you the opportunity to explore the various historic sites such as Cape Merry, the Polar Bear Jail (outside) and the famous plane crash site of "Miss Piggy".

Meals: Breakfast


Day 3 – Hudson Bay Tour:

During this day out cruising the Hudson Bay, the guides will take you on an adventure to experience one of the more remote polar bear spots, on the west side of the bay. You will have the chance the see polar bears in their summer environment, swimming and walking around the rocks and wild owners, and disembark the boat to walk alongside them, weather permitting.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch


Day 4 – Beluga Whale Boat Tour/Fort Tour:

Hundreds of beluga whales come to feed, mate and give birth in the warm, shallow near-coastal waters of the Churchill River and Hudson Bay. Your boat tour this morning will focus on viewing the beautiful whales in their natural habitat as they feed on schools of Caplin, Arctic Char and Brook Trout.

You'll then go ashore for a walking tour of the historic Prince of Wales Fort, where you can also kayak or go on a water tour (additional extras).

Meals: Breakfast


Day 5 – Wildlife in the Wilderness:

Choose which of the additional activities you'd like to experience today, for instance kayaking around the Hudson Bay or taking part in an dog mushing tour. These activities are an extra cost and are subject to the schedule, weather and tide.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 6 – Tundra Touring & Return to Winnipeg:

Take to the tundra by vehicle one last time with a special summer tour of the tundra.

Following this you'll transfer to the airport for your flight back to Winnipeg, from which you will be collected and transferred to your local hotel in the town.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 7 – Departure:

The trip reaches it's end – check out from your hotel in Winnipeg ready for your onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast


NOTE: Please be aware that this itinerary is for guidance only and that a flexible approach is required due to local weather and/ or ice conditions.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Start date Price (pp)
July 2020
11-Jul-2020 $4,268* Guaranteed Date
15-Jul-2020 $4,268 Guaranteed Date
19-Jul-2020 $4,268* Guaranteed Date
23-Jul-2020 $4,268 Guaranteed Date
31-Jul-2020 $4,268* Guaranteed Date
August 2020
4-Aug-2020 $4,268 Guaranteed Date
8-Aug-2020 $4,268* Guaranteed Date
12-Aug-2020 $4,268 Guaranteed Date
16-Aug-2020 $4,268* Guaranteed Date
20-Aug-2020 $4,268 Guaranteed Date
24-Aug-2020 $4,268* Guaranteed Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in CAD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $5,703

Additional Notes

Optional adventure activities:

A three hour kayaking experience is a must add to this adventure and costs CAD $189 per person for a 3 hour excursion.

Aqua gliding is best described as snorkeling without getting in the water and is a great way to see the whales, ask us for more details. Prices are CAD $243 per person.

Single Supplement And Child Policy

Single occupancy is an additional CAD $1,134 added to the above per person rate.

Children aged 8 and above are welcome to join on this adventure but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Includes

  • Charter flights Winnipeg/ Churchill return & shuttle transfers
  • 4 nights in Churchill
  • 2 nights in Winnipeg
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Cultural Heritage Tour
  • Expedition Leaders & assistants throughout
  • All activities & entrance fees as listed 
  • Provincial Sales tax (8%) included

Excludes

  • Air travel to and from Winnipeg
  • Any trip pre or post extensions
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, beverages, etc.)
  • Travel insurance
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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