Dates: 1 – 11 June 2023
Duration: 10 day expedition with Scott Portelli
Start/Finish: Pond Inlet (via Ottawa, Canada)
Location: Pond Inlet, Baffin Island – Nunavut, Canada
Rates: $15,950 USD per person – Maximum 6 people
Deposit: $2,500 USD (Non refundable)
Day 1: Fly to Pond Inlet, Baffin Island – Nunavut, Canada – Transfer to the floe edge
Days 2-9: Expedition
Day 10: Return to Pond Inlet – Hotel stay overnight
Day 11: Fly to Ottawa and onward flights
- Daily expeditions on snowmobiles with a focus on polar bears, narwhals and other whales
- Transfer to and from airport hotel to Ottawa
- Transfer to and from airport in Pond Inlet
- One nights hotel accommodation – Upon return to Pond Inlet
- Accommodation during tour – Shared mobile cabin/snow camping on the floe edge
- All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during tour
- Lectures and guiding services from expedition leader
- Comprehensive pre-departure information
- International or domestic flights (Note we will send you a reservation and separate invoice from Canadian North airlines for domestic flights)
- Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
- Airport arrival or departure taxes
- Passport, visa, reciprocity fees and vaccination charges
- Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
- Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
- Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
- Optional activity surcharges
- Snorkeling equipment, wetsuits/drysuit, fins, mask, snorkel, hood, gloves etc
Note: Baffin Island is extremely remote and we are in bear country, so safety is of utmost importance. This is an expedition which may encounter extreme weather conditions and require emergency evacuation in some circumstances.
Scott Portelli is an international award winning wildlife, nature and underwater photographer. Scott has spent thousands of hours in remote locations across the globe filming and photographing nature, wildlife, the underwater environment and wild places.He was recently announced the winner in the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2021, and has previously been awarded winner in the animal behaviour category in 2017 and 2019. He was awarded 1st Place Winner as part of a team representing Australia at the World Photographic Cup 2021. Also included in his accolades he was announced winner at the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2021 in the Other Animals category. He was also awarded Winner in the Human & Oceans category at the Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year awards 2021 and winner at Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 & 2018 and runner up in the landscape category in 2020. Some of his more noteworthy awards included being awarded at the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year in London in 2016 and announced National winner of the Sony World Photography awards 2016.Scott has spent over a decade working in the polar regions with a focus on Antarctica and the Sub-Antarctic areas producing a unique portfolio of fine art photography that showcases the intricate environment and its intriguing inhabitants. Working in extreme conditions, Scott’s photography provides a rarely seen glimpse above and below the surface in some of the harshest places on the planet.
Insurance is compulsory and should include evacuation coverage for remote locations in the event of an emergency.
Internal domestic flights can be delayed due to weather, so we suggest you give yourself a buffer of a day either side of the tour when booking your international/domestic flights.
Note: Nunavut is a hunting community, and while we will avoid contact with the indigenous/first nation hunters, we may witness to hunting practices during our journey. Participants should be aware that on rare occasions we may see these activities.