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.
Day 2-5: Mornings: After a hearty breakfast at the lodge, we will gear up in drysuits or wetsuits (available for rent) and venture into Hudson Bay aboard purpose built zodiacs. When we locate the whales (which usually does not 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 amazing 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 Winnipeg.