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Arctic Coast Adventure Package

Experience the rich history and culture of the Beaufort Delta and the Arctic Coast by boat! Your voyage will take you from Inuvik to Herschel Island where you will set up camp just like the Inuvialuit whalers did over 100 years ago.

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from $5700

  • Summer
  • Multi-Day Packages
  • Adventure / Challenging

Discover the magic of Herschel Island located above the Arctic Circle. In this 5-day multi-activity package you will experience the majesty of camping on the truly surreal Herschel Island; a land that is famed to explorers worldwide. Enjoy the excitement of boating in the Mackenzie Delta and on the Arctic Ocean!
Photograph the vastness of Arctic horizon lines as well as the unique geographical formations and wildlife found here. Then have a ‘reel’ Arctic experience fishing for Arctic Char! You will learn about the ways of life in the North, and about authentic Inuvialuit culture from locals as you experience hiking along the Arctic Coastline. This is an explorer’s dream-come-true, as the stunning wilderness unfolds itself in front of your eyes for you to marvel at, along with the many heritage sites that make up the fabric of this epic landscape! Here you will be immersed in the wonder of the High Arctic in its most pristine setting!

5 days

Upcoming Dates

  • July 25th-29th
  • August 1st-5th
  • August 8th-12th
  • August 20th-25th

Tour/Package Includes

  • Meals All meals included

  • Accommodations Camping Wall Tents

  • Travel by Sea Boat to Herschel Island and Whale Camp

More Details

  • Itinerary
  • What to Bring
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Day 1

    You’ll arrive at the Inuvik airport where your guides will greet you and take you to one of our boats to load up your luggage and head out on the East Channel of the Mackenzie River. After a boat ride filled with scenery, photo opportunities and local knowledge from your Inuvialuit guide, you will arrive at your first camp at Sandy Hills. Here you can hike up to the Tundra, just north of the tree line, and get a vast view of the Mackenzie Delta. This view shows where you’ll snake your way through the next day to get to the Arctic Ocean.

    Enjoy a campfire with great food, storytelling, and conversation before retiring into your wall tents for the night.

    Day 2

    Wake up and enjoy a breakfast made by a personal cook and breathe in the fresh air! Get ready to venture to the Arctic Ocean as we journey through the Mackenzie Delta channels. Arriving on the Arctic Ocean, and finally Herschel Island, you will have time to explore the wonders of the island, try local cuisine, or just read a book under the midnight sun along the Arctic Coast.

    Day 3

    Another epic adventure begins, this day is yours to explore Herschel Island and discover the awe-inspiring wonders this area has to offer.

    Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then set out on your first half of the day, hiking in the prestigious park with your local park ranger(s), learning about the important heritage and history here. You’ll also hear stories from Herschel Island that have been passed down for generations, adding to the rich local culture.

    The second half of the day is also adventure-filled, with fishing in the Arctic Ocean for Arctic Char! Or help set a net to catch your dinner.

    After your adventurous, discovery-filled day hiking and fishing, you will return to camp for a relaxing evening under the Midnight Sun in the Arctic Circle.

    Day 4

    Free day to explore with your guide, fish, or hike.

    Day 5

    Enjoy your breakfast, then pack up and depart back to Inuvik by boat.

    Remember: You may be leaving the Arctic, but after this unforgettable experience, the Arctic will never leave you!

  • We suggest bringing your personal products, some warm clothes, good hiking boots, and a Camera. Leave the rest to us! Camping gear is provided.

  • As most our costs are incurred long before the actual trip, rental or tour takes place, we are bound to the following cancellation fees:

    • 90 Days before tour start: Full refund
    • 90 – 61 days before tour start: 75% refund
    • 60 – 30 days before tour start: 50% refund
    • 30 or fewer days before tour start: No refund possible

    Exceptions to this cancellation policy cannot be made for any reason, including, terrorism, civil unrest or personal emergencies. If unforeseen circumstances require a change in itinerary, we will make every effort to work out an alternative solution. If for any reason we cannot start the tour, due to circumstances, including but not limited, to severe weather, mechanical breakdown or road closures, you will receive a full refund.

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