Summer and Arctic Voyage 2017

Photos credit: Vancouver Maritime Museum

Photos 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 an historic voyage north to the Canadian Arctic and into the Northwest Passage. The goal of this expedition is to take students, scientists, a maritime historian 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

  • Full details here
  • 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
  • Open to 15 yrs and up (please call for adult availability; a limited number of private 2-person cabins are available for an additional $500 pp
  • Travel information here
  • Our application process will involve an initial online application and follow up phone interview, then if selected you will be sent a link for the registration form and payment processing. Once selected a $500 deposit is due, and the remainder of the balance in two payments; 4/15/17 and 5/15/17: Apply here

 

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

St John's Newfoundland

St John's Newfoundland

  • Full details here
  • 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
  • Open to 15 yrs and up (please call for adult availability; a limited number of private 2-person cabins are available for an additional $1,000 pp)
  • Flight from Pond Inlet to Ottawa $2,600 pp, more travel information here
  • Our application process will involve an initial online application and follow up phone interview, then if selected you will be sent a link for the registration form and payment processing. Once selected a $500 deposit is due, and the remainder of the balance in two payments; 4/15/17 and 5/15/17: Apply 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

  • Full details here
  • 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) (a portion of the total is tax-deductible) 
  • 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), read more
  • Additional Crew: Ray Pierce (Ice Pilot), Ken Burton (Maritime Historian & Polar Bear Safety Officer) and Linda Nicklin (Naturalist)
  • Open to all ages. Each participant under 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult
  • 50% of payment is due on registration, and the remainder of the balance in two payments; 4/1/17 and 6/1/17
  • Travel from Edmonton to Cambridge Bay and Resolute Bay to Ottawa $4,300 pp, more travel information here
  • Register 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

  • Full details here
  • 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) (a portion of the total is tax-deductible) 
  • 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), read more
  • Additional Crew: Ray Pierce (Ice Pilot), Ken Burton (Maritime Historian & Polar Bear Safety Officer), Linda Nicklin (Naturalist) and Dr. Marcus Eriksen (Scientist, 5 Gyres)
  • Open to all ages. Each participant under 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult
  • 50% of payment is due on registration, and the remainder of the balance in two payments; 4/1/17 and 6/1/17
  • Travel from Ottawa to Resolute Bay and Pond Inlet to Ottawa $5,010 pp, more travel information here
  • Register here

 

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

Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk, Greenland

  • Full details here
  • 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) (a portion of the total is tax-deductible) 
  • Voyage highlights: 2,000nm of open ocean sailing, overnight sailing, leadership development, seamanship skills, possible stops in L'Anse aux Meadows, Nuuk Greenland
  • Open to all ages. Each participant under 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult
  • 50% of payment is due on registration, and the remainder of the balance in two payments; 4/1/17 and 6/1/17
  • Travel from Ottawa to Pond Inlet $2,200 pp, more travel information here
  • Register 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

  • Full details here
  • 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) (a portion of the total is tax-deductible) 
  • Voyage highlights: 570nm of open ocean sailing, overnight sailing, leadership development program, seamanship skills, possible stops in St Pierre & Micquelon, Lunenburg, Halifax or Portland
  • Open to all ages. Each participant under 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult
  • 50% of payment is due on registration, and the remainder of the balance in two payments; 4/1/17 and 6/1/17
  • Register here
  • Travel information here

 

* All prices are listed in U.S. dollars

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

 

WEBSITE LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION: 

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).