Summer and Arctic Voyage 2017

Photo credit: Vancouver Maritime Museum

Photo credit: Vancouver Maritime Museum

Join us on our historic expedition in the Northwest Passage: The Arctic

This summer America’s newest sail training vessel, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will make a historic voyage north to the Canadian Arctic and into the Northwest Passage. The goal of this expedition is to take students, scientists and film crew into the Arctic to observe, study, and report on how a changing climate and the loss of summer sea ice is affecting the environment, wildlife, and indigenous people.  The expedition is in partnership with the University of Rhode Island and is supported by the National Science Foundation. 

The mission of OHPRI is to provide innovative and empowering education-at-sea programs that promote personal and professional growth. We can’t think of a more innovative voyage than this new Tall Ship’s 2017 journey into the Arctic Circle. This journey is not only a historic event from which the world will gain powerful knowledge, but also an incredibly empowering experience for the individuals, professional crew and trainees, who get to be a direct part of it. 

Berths are now available on other legs for adventurous travelers who wish to experience one of the last great untouched places on Earth, and do it aboard the first full-rigged ship to sail in these waters in over a century.  This stunningly beautiful polar region is so remote and hard to reach that few people have experienced it.  An opportunity to join Oliver Hazard Perry as she sails through the Northwest Passage will be the experience of a lifetime.

After signing aboard you will become part of our crew, and may find yourself on deck bracing the yards on a starboard tack, or taking your turn at the helm, perhaps steering the ship towards the northern lights. Participants will live aboard a true tall ship and work side by side with professional crew, learning square-rig seamanship on this grand 200-foot, steel-hulled, three-masted vessel. 

Numerous stops will be made on each leg to observe the abundant Arctic wildlife, unique and vibrant towns and meet locals. A team of Arctic naturalists, historians & guides will join us on various legs to share their extensive knowledge of this legendary polar region.

Berths are still available on the following voyages:

  1. Lunenburg (Nova Scotia) - St Johns (Newfoundland)
  2. St John's (Newfoundland) - Pond Inlet (Nunavut)
  3. Pond Inlet - Resolute Bay (Nunavut)  - Voyage Full 
  4. Resolute Bay - Cambridge Bay (Nunavut) - Voyage Full 
  5. Cambridge Bay - Resolute Bay (Nunavut)
  6. Resolute Bay - Pond Inlet (Nunavut)
  7. Pond Inlet (Nunavut) - St John's (Newfoundland)
  8. St John's (Newfoundland) - Newport (RI)

 

1. Arctic Northbound Leg 1 (1 week): Lunenburg, Nova Scotia – St John's, Newfoundland

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

 

  • 5pm Sunday June 25th – 9am Saturday July 1 
  • $1,700 per person
  • Voyage highlights: 570nm of open ocean sailing, overnight sailing, leadership development program, seamanship skills, possible stops in St Pierre & Micquelon
  • Full details here

 

 

 

 

2. Arctic Northbound Leg 2 (3 week): St John's, Newfoundland - Pond Inlet, Nunavut

St John's Newfoundland

St John's Newfoundland

  • 5pm Friday July 7th – Friday July 28
  • $6,000 per person
  • Voyage highlights: 2,000nm of open ocean sailing, overnight sailing, leadership development, seamanship skills, possible stops in L'Anse aux Meadows, Nuuk Greenland
  • Full details here

 

 

 

 

3. Arctic Westbound Leg 1: Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada - Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada

  • This leg of the voyage in partnership with the University of Rhode Island

4. Arctic Westbound Leg 2: Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada - Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada

  • This leg of the voyage in partnership with the University of Rhode Island

 

5. Arctic Eastbound Leg 1 (14 days): Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada - Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada

Photo credit: Vancouver Maritime Museum

Photo credit: Vancouver Maritime Museum

  • Sunday August 27, 2017 – Sunday September 10, 2017 
  • $14,520 pp + $2,200 pp to upgrade to a private 2-person cabin with ensuite head (based on double occupancy)  
  • Voyage highlights: graves from the famed Franklin expediton, visit local Inuit communities, Arctic wildlife, remnants of Hudson Bay fur trading building, Northern Lights (aurora borealis)
  • Additional Staff: Ray Pierce (Ice Pilot), Ken Burton (Maritime Historian & Polar Bear Safety Officer) and Linda Nicklin (Naturalist)
  • Full details here

 

6. Arctic Eastbound Leg 2 (10 days): Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada - Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

Photo credit: Vancouver Maritime Museum

Photo credit: Vancouver Maritime Museum

  • Sunday September 10, 2017 - Wednesday September 20, 2017
  • $11,880 pp + $1,650 pp to upgrade to a private 2-person cabin with ensuite head (based on double occupancy) 
  • Voyage highlights: remnants of the HMS Braedalbane, Franklin crew graves, steep cliffs of Caswell Tower, 5,000 year old Inuit structures, Prince Leopold bird sanctuary, Arctic wildlife, glaciers, visit Inuit communiites, Northern Lights (aurora borealis)
  • Additional Staff: Ray Pierce (Ice Pilot), Ken Burton (Maritime Historian & Polar Bear Safety Officer), Linda Nicklin (Naturalist) and Dr. Marcus Eriksen (Scientist, 5 Gyres)
  • Full details here

 

7. Arctic Southbound Leg 1 (21 days): Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada - St John's Newfoundland, Canada

Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk, Greenland

  • Wednesday September 20, 2017 - 9am Wednesday October 11, 2017
  • $6,600 pp + $1,100 pp to upgrade to a private 2-person cabin with ensuite head (based on double occupancy)  
  • Voyage highlights: 2,000nm of open ocean sailing, overnight sailing, leadership development, seamanship skills, sailing the Labrador coast, stopping in coastal bays and ports such as L'Anse aux Meadows
  • Full details here

 

 

 

 

8. Arctic Southbound Leg 2 (10 days): St John's Newfoundland, Canada - Newport, Rhode Island, USA

L'Anse aux Meadows

L'Anse aux Meadows

  • 5pm Tuesday October 17, 2017 - 9am Thursday October 26, 2017
  • $2,750 pp + $550 pp to upgrade to a private 2-person cabin with ensuite head (based on double occupancy) 
  • Voyage highlights: 570nm of open ocean sailing, overnight sailing, leadership development program, seamanship skills, possible stops in St Pierre & Micquelon, Lunenburg, Halifax or Portland
  • Full details here

 

 

 

* All prices are listed in U.S. dollars

All payments are nonrefundable. If you do cancel and the ship is full and we are able to move an applicant in from the wait list, then an 80% refund is offered (with the remaining balance remaining as a 20% donation to OHPRI). 

TRAVEL 

Please note: A PASSPORT is essential for these voyages

If you are wondering how you are going to get to and from one of the most remote places on the planet, don't worry, we've got it all covered, read more here

 

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Over 240 people will be given the once-in-a-lifetime experience to sail with us during our expedition to the Arctic; however involvement in this journey spans far beyond the berths on board. People can remain involved in the project through online live daily video broadcasts from the ship via the URI's Inner Space Center (from July 29 – August 26, 2017).