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Mackenzie Delta Boat Tour

Cruise through incredible creeks and channels and experience the unique ecosystem of the spectacular Mackenzie Delta with your guide!

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from $400

  • Summer
  • Day Tours
  • Family Friendly / Easy

Cruise through incredible creeks and channels and experience the unique ecosystem of the spectacular Mackenzie Delta. Visit our traditional Tipi Camp, explore our icehouse, and learn how we utilize the year round permafrost for storing food and food security. Join us in our tipi and take part in traditional games while hearing stories from the land from your Indigenous host, learn about what it is like to live in the Arctic and what is needed to survive. This tour also offers the opportunity to catch a glimpse of a variety of resident wildlife and birds. 

This is a fantastic tour if you are interested in Indigenous culture and immersing yourself for a better understanding of our connection to the land. Come join us for an unforgettable and educational experience into our world. 

This tour has an upgrade option to Include a full traditional meal and fish net experience where you can learn first hand  how to smoke and process fish. Duration 6 hours if upgraded. 


4 Hours

Upcoming Dates

  • Everyday at 3:30pm

Tour/Package Includes

  • Travel by Sea Travel boat on the Mackenzie River

  • Shuttle Shuttle between our office and the boat launch

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  • Cancellation Policy
    • What to expect during this trip:
      • Meet at our office located beside the Mackenzie Hotel on Mackenzie Road @ the tour start time.
      • We will transport you to our vessel located at the Inuvik Boat Launch & Dock.
      • For the next 3.5 hours you will have guided tour of the Mackenzie Delta.
      • Return to the dock and we will transport you back to our office.

    Itinerary is subject to substitutions and changes at the discretion of our guides due to circumstance beyond our control.

  • We offer this tour four times a week at 4:00pm

    • Sunday
    • Monday
    • Wednesday
    • Friday

    Please proceed to trip booking to select your date. Additional times are available for groups of 6 or more. Please contact us for more details.

    • Appropriate clothing – Our tour vessel is enclosed but is not equipped with a heater. Use your best judgement and dress in layers based on the weather forecast.
    • Sturdy Footwear – You may be disembarking the vessel to explore the river bank which can be muddy and slippery.
  • This tour has a minimum of 2 people.

  • 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.

What Visitors Say

“This tour is a great way to experience the immensity on Canada’s north and meet the people who make northern Canada their home. The boat was manned by a northerner who told as the stories about his upbringing, how his mother walked miles on the snow to deliver him, how his grandfather thought him how to catch rabbits, and how he is passing this knowledge to his children. A great experience. Good for the whole family.” – Trip Advisor

Carlos C, August 2016 | Mackenzie Delta Boat Tour More Reviews

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