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BELUGA WHALE EXPEDITION

 

Swim with beluga whales

 

Expedition:

Free-diving with beluga whales and exploring Canada's arctic tundra.

Location:

Churchill, Manitoba (Hudson Bay) Canada.

Accommodation:

Polar Inn, Churchill.

Experience Level:

Snorkeling experience only.

   

2017 Dates:

July 24 - 30 FULL

July 30 - August 5 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE

2017 Price:

US$2950 Double occupancy per person. US$3650 Single occupancy

2017 Leader:

Andy Murch

   

2018 Dates:

July 29 - August 4 1 SPOT AVAILABLE

August 4 -10 3 SPOT AVAILABLE

2018 Price:

US$2950 Double occupancy per person. US$3650 Single occupancy

2018 Leader:

Andy Murch

 

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beluga whales swimming

 

Big Fish Expeditions Beluga Whale Adventure:

Join me in Hudson Bay and swim with the world's most loved white whales. Each summer when the pack ice breaks up, up to 50,000 beluga whales move into the aquamarine waters of Hudson Bay to feed, socialize and breed. Come and snorkel with one of nature's iconic species and explore Canada's rugged tundra that is home to polar bears, arctic foxes and many migrating bird species.

 

snorkeling with belugas

 

Itinerary and Daily Dive Schedule

Day 1: Arrive, Check into the lodge and explore the small but lively town of Churchill.

 

Day 2-5: After a hearty breakfast at the lodge, we will don drysuits or wetsuits (available for rent) and venture into Hudson Bay aboard a purpose built zodiac. When we locate the whales we will slip into the water with masks, snorkels and fins and swim with the pod at close quarters.

After warming up back at the hotel and grabbing a bite to eat, we'll jump in a six seater van and head out for a drive through the tundra to spot wildlife such as polar bears, foxes and other arctic species.

 

Day 6: On our last day we will trade in the zodiac and join a full day tundra tour on the world famous Tundra Buggy; a high sided vehicle that ventures right into polar bear territory and affords amazing views over the vast expanses of arctic tundra.

 

Day 7: Fly out or take the overnight train back to Winnipeg.

 

 

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What's included:

  • Four mornings on a zodiac chasing belugas with a knowledgeable and Dedicated Captain.

  • Two to three afternoons driving through the tundra looking for polar bears and other arctic animals.

  • One full day tour looking for polar bears, arctic foxes, caribou and other wildlife aboard the world famous tundra buggy.

  • Six nights accommodation with breakfast in Churchill on beautiful Hudson Bay.

What's NOT included:

  • Wet/drysuits and snorkelling gear (this can be rented).

  • Flights or train travel from Winnipeg.

  • Lunch and dinner.

What you should bring:

  • 7mm wetsuit or a drysuit for snorkeling with the beluga whales.

  • Fins, mask and snorkel.

  • Warm clothing for exploring the tundra. Summers are generally warm and sunny but can become cold if it is overcast.

  • Telephoto lens for possible polar bear sightings and capturing other topside life near the shore.

How to get there and away:

  • http://www.calmair.com/ Calm Air flies on most days between Winnipeg and Churchill. Space on flights is limited so book early!

  • Via Rail Winnipeg-Churchill For those guests with time to spare, two-day trains make the epic trek north through Canada's vast northern wilderness.

WATCH BELUGAS INTERACTING IN THEIR FAMILY PODS!

 

Beluga Pod from Andy Murch on Vimeo.

 

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Andy Murch Trip Leader

Andy Murch

EXPEDITION LEADER

Andy Murch is a fanatical big animal diver.

He has photographed and dived with more sharks than most people on this planet and he's very good at it.

Andy's images and shark stories have appeared in hundreds of books and magazines around the world from titles as varied as National Geographic, Scuba Diving, FHM, Digital Photography,  and the Journal of Zoology.

Andy is the Creator of the ever expanding Shark and Ray Field Guide on Elasmodiver.com 

 

When not running big animal expeditions or on photographic assignments, Andy lives and dives on Vancouver Island, Canada

 

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