Priced from $9,049 CAD   Days: 8  

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Specialist Tundra Buggy Lodge Packages

For those who would like a more in-depth experience with the bears, we offer the Tundra Buggy Lodge at Polar Bear Point, some 25 miles east of Churchill. Unlike the hotel-based tours, these trips are based in our camp near the shores of Hudson Bay. The Tundra Buggy Lodge is a specially-designed facility—five large, modular units on huge tires, linked together like a train but with a larger-scale interior. Between each unit and at each end, are open-air platforms which provide safe viewing and photography areas. During the day you will explore the tundra aboard a Tundra Buggy, looking for bears.

On the lodge-based trips, full-day excursions are made aboard a Tundra Buggy, watching bears! This gives several hours more bear viewing time than our hotel-based trips, since we do not have daily travel to and from Churchill.

Cape Churchill Packages

Cape Churchill is the premuim bear watching trip. This trip is offered at the end of the season when all the bears congrigate for the ice to freeze up so they can go out and feast on seals.  Similar to the above Lodge Packages in itinerary, we move the Lodge out to Cape Churchill at the end of the regular polar bear season to where the bay freezes a bit later. The trip is twice as long as our regular Specialist trip, eight days of bear-watching, and the barren eskers and frozen ponds make for an incomparable backdrop for photography. 

 


 

  Days: 12 

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What began as an end-of-the-season blowout party for the staff and organizers of our infant polar bear-watching season years ago near Churchill slowly evolved into one of the most sought-after trips for pro photographers and TV media looking for images of polar bears. 

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Read more about the early days of our Cape Churchill Expedition!

After the main bear-watching season at Gordon Point in early November, we moved our still-tiny mobile lodge and a couple of Tundra Buggies about 15 miles further east along the Hudson Bay shore to Cape Churchill.

Here, we could extend the normal bear-watching season by another couple of weeks as the waters of Hudson Bay froze later than closer to Churchill. Once the Bay waters freeze, the bears are gone overnight, heading off for their winter seal hunt.  We also discovered that the Cape area was perfect for photography -- less brushy taiga vegetation, beautiful smooth eskers (ridges deposited by Pleistocene glaciers some 10,000 years ago), gleaming frozen intertidal lakes and rugged blue sea ice jumbled up along the shore.

Besides, not only were there bears here, but BIG bears and LOTS of bears! Mothers and cubs!

All milling about doing the things that bears do when waiting for the sea ice. Slowly at first, then as a flood, the word got out among pro wildlife photographers and TV news and documentary crews that this was THE place to get images of bears. The end result was that almost every polar bear picture in magazines,  books and polar bear documentaries on TV was shot on one of our Cape Churchill polar bear tours.

You won't find a better opportunity to photograph polar bears than this! Or, if you're not a photographer and just want the ultimate in polar bear-watching, come with us on this trip!


Priced from $5,799 CAD   Days: 6 to 8 

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Packages by Enthusiast Hotel-Based Packages

These popular polar bear trips include either 3 nights in Churchill, with 2 full days of bear-watching on the tundra, to give you ample opportunity to observe the bears in their natural habitat.The emphasis is either on photography or the natural history and viewing of the bears.All tours travel in an original Tundra Buggy to Gordon Point, about 25 miles east of town, in the heart of the best bear viewing in the Churchill area. 

Enthusiast Tundra Buggy Lodge Packages

For those who would like a more in-depth experience with the bears, we offer the Tundra Buggy Lodge at Polar Bear Point, some 25 miles east of Churchill. Unlike the hotel-based tours, these trips are based in our camp near the shores of Hudson Bay. The Tundra Buggy Lodge is a specially-designed facility—five large, modular units on huge tires, linked together like a train but with a larger-scale interior. Between each unit and at each end, are open-air platforms which provide safe viewing and photography areas.

On the lodge-based trips, full-day excursions are made aboard a Tundra Buggy, watching bears! This gives several hours more bear viewing time than our hotel-based trips, since we do not have daily travel to and from Churchill.

Enthusiast VIA Rail Packages

The Enthusiast VIA Rail packages allow you to enjoy the classic Enthusiast Tour combined with travel to or from Winnipeg by train. Watch the transition from prairie to boreal forest to tundra. Train offers a diner car and private sleepers. Two nights and one day on the train. These tours are the first to sell out so contact our office to reserve your space now!


 

Priced from $3,399   Days: 6 

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Enthusiast Packages

These six day tours are offered in July and August when the Churchill River is full of hundreds of beluga whales who move into the warm shallow waters to give birth and feed on small fish. These curious and friendly whales provide wildlife lovers with a memorable experience. Observe the whales by zodiac and by kayak (additional fee), or join them in the water for an unforgettable snorkeling experience (additional fee applies).

On the flowering tundra, explore the protected Churchill Wildlife Management area by Tundra Buggy for a chance to see summer wildlife including fox, caribou, wolves, and moose as well as nesting birds. Often, you will also see the first of the polar bears as they migrate into the area.

Other highlights of this trip include a city tour of Winnipeg, and visits to the Eskimo Museum and Parks Canada in Churchill.

Participants are limited to a maximum of 22, ensuring window seats for everyone on the Tundra Buggy.

Adventurer Packages

For a slightly less expensive tour, the Adventurer offers almost the same activities as the Enthusiast package (no Winnipeg city tour) and meals are not included.  Participants are limited to a maximum of 40.


 

 Limited Time!  Book Epic Namibia by Nov. 18, 2016 for 2017 and received $400 off! 

NOTE: These departures are filling fast! Click the Dates/Rates tab for open dates.

Namibia offers wildlife enthusiasts a wealth of game viewing and a lot of territory to see it in - the country is larger than the state of Texas. This former colony of South Africa gained its independence in 1990 and is a shining example of democracy and economic progress. Its parks and systems of private reserve are some of the best in the world. Our Epic Namibia tour is designed for those who want to explore a cross-section of this beautiful and fascinating desert country.

From the capital city of Windhoek, you'll visit the massive dunes at Sossuvlei in the Namib-Rand Nature Reserve, look for rare desert elephants in Damaraland, meet the traditional Himba pastorialists and explore famed Etosha National Park.

Epic Namibia is a great option for those who want to see as much of Namibia as possible from the south to the north. This trip can also be linked with a Botswana tour - contact our office for details.

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Priced from $2,899 CAD   Days: 4 to 5

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Adventurer Hotel-Based Packages

The Adventurer polar bear tour programs are our most economical tour option. If all you want is a hotel room and access to premier bear viewing, this is the tour for you. Transportation from Winnipeg, hotel accommodations in Churchill and full day Tundra Buggy Adventures are included in all of the Adventurer Tours. These tours are unescorted but offer excellent interpretation by your Tundra Buggy driver/guides.

Adventurer Tundra Buggy Lodge Packages

For those who would like a more in-depth experience with the bears, we offer the Tundra Buggy Lodge at Polar Bear Point, some 25 miles east of Churchill. Unlike the hotel-based tours, these trips are based in our camp near the shores of Hudson Bay. The Tundra Buggy Lodge is a specially-designed facility—five large, modular units on huge tires, linked together like a train but with a larger-scale interior. Between each unit and at each end, are open-air platforms which provide safe viewing and photography areas. Travelers can choose packages ranging from 1-3 nights at the Tundra Buggy Lodge. Days are spent traveling aboard a Tundra Buggy, watching the bears!


 

Priced from $25,700   Days: 31-33

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For a truly epic Antarctica expedition cruise, join us on this month long cruise that follows the western coast of Antarctica from the Antarctic Peninsula to New Zealand, stopping along the way to observe wildlife and history at remote and rarely visited spots that few people have had the privilege to see. Your expedition ship for this cruise is the comfortable 100 passenger M/V Ortelius, outfitted with Zodiacs and two helicopters. Conditions permitting, we will make five helicopter landings at various sites. 

We visit volcanic Peter I Island, then follow the outer fringes of pack-ice through the Amundsun Sea, where we will encounter occasional emperor penguins, groups of seals on ice-floes, and orca and minke whales, often accompanied by various species of fulmar petrels.  We continue on to the Ross Sea, and the massive Ross Ice Shelf, one of our planned helicopter landing sites. We will visit the huts of the legendary polar explorers Shackleton and Scott. As we continue on, we will have several opportunities to view the Mars-like Dry Valleys., again taking advantage of our helicopters. 

As we sail on past Cape Adare after crossing the International Date line, we will continue north to Campbell Island.  Here, we will see healthy populations of eastern rockhopper, erect-crested and yellow-eyed penguins. Elephant seals, and various species of fur seals also live on the protected wildlife sanctuary. 


 

 

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