BELUGA WHALES / POLAR BEAR EXPEDITION
July 16 - 22, 2017
( 7 day trip / 5 days swimming with belugas )
2 of 5 Spots Available
- Day 1- Arrive in Churchhill. We pick you up from airport and transfer you to the lodge. The rest of the day is yours to visit the town and prep cameras.
- Day 2-6: (5 days) Eat breakfast at the lodge, we will gear up (in drysuits or wetsuits) for our time out on and in Hudson Bay. The boats we use are zodiacs. When we find the whales, we will slip in and swim with the pod. After the dives, we will hire a private vehicle to seek out polar bears and arctic wildlife on the tundra.When the night skies are clear we will leave town to photograph the aurora borealis. (3 night for the auroras)
- Day 7: We eat a good breakfast at the hotel and return you to the airport for your journey Home.
Experience the beauty of life on this off the beaten path adventure. We are headed to Churchill, Canada, in search of beluga whales. Every summer, thousands of beluga whales visit the waters of Hudson Bay to socialize, breed and hunt. This is your opportunity to snorkel with these iconic whales. Each day, when high tide rolls in, we will head out on zodiacs in search of the huge pods of belugas. Beluga whales are highly social animals, extremely curious and when they are feeling social they will come right up to you to get a closer look.
Please note; these are snorkel only encounters in extreme conditions.
Water Temperatures average, 46 - 50 F ( 8 - 10 C )
Land Temperatures average, 42 - 85 F ( 6 - 25 C )
These are long summer days here in Churchill (the sun sets at 9:30PM). So after our time with the belugas is up, we will return to our hotel clean up, grab some lunch, then regroup and spend a few hours each day traveling up and down the coast lines in search of polar bears. Churchill was made famous for their healthy population of polar bears. During the winter season, the bears can be seen regularly roaming through town, but during the summer months, the bears are bit more scarce. However, if we spend time searching for them, they can be found. It is also possible to see arctic foxes, as well plenty of migrating birds.
THE AURORA BOREALIS
If you are not too exhausted from the days events. When they skies are clear, we will spend a few evenings seeking out the Northern lights. During this time of year, the 'Aurora borealis' streak across the sky appearing in many forms; from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow. They are spectacular here, especially when we drive away from town.
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If your ready to book your trip, please send us an email at Marti@sharkdivermag.com, or call us at (956) 279-8119