Join us on our historic expedition in the Northwest Passage: The Arctic
In 2017 SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will make a historic voyage north to the Arctic Circle and into the Northwest Passage on an expedition in partnership with the University of Rhode Island and funded in by the National Science Foundation (See here for more info). While the students for this voyage will be selected by the University of Rhode Island there are still ways in which you can get involved. Firstly, there will be live video feeds through the URI's Inner Space Center regularly streaming from the ship sharing real time discoveries and the excitement of life in the Arctic. Secondly, joining us for a part of the return leg of the expedition from Cambridge Bay - Resolute Bay - Pond Inlet - St John's - Newport.
After signing aboard our full-rigged ship you may find yourself on deck bracing the yards on a starboard tack, or taking your turn at the helm, perhaps steering the ship towards a blazing sunset or riding the crest of a following sea. Or maybe aloft, one hundred and thirty feet above the rolling swells, furling sail in a freshening breeze. Although Oliver Hazard Perry is a new 21st century Tall Ship, participants of all ages who embark in her will join a long history of adventure education. They will live aboard a true Tall Ship and work side by side with professional crew learning square-rig seamanship on the first ocean-going full-rigged ship to be built in America in over a hundred years.
Arctic Eastbound Leg 1 (14 days): Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada - Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada
• 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)
Arctic Eastbound Leg 2 (10 days): Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada - Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada
• 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)
Arctic Southbound Leg 1 (21 days): Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada - St John's Newfoundland, Canada
• Wednesday September 20, 2017 - 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)
• Possible stop in Greenland
Arctic Southbound Leg 2 (10 days): St John's Newfoundland, Canada - Newport, Rhode Island, USA
• Tuesday October 17, 2017 - Thursday October 26, 2017
• $2,750pp + $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)
• Possible stops in L'Anse aux Meadows (St Pierre & Micquelon)
Each participant under 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult
These voyages are going to be more challenging than our previous coastal voyages that anchor or dock each night. As before, participants will become part of the crew, from hauling lines, to climbing aloft, to taking the helm, they will participate in every aspect of sailing the ship both day and night as we rotate through a 24 hour watch rotation on long passages.
Travel to and from St Johns will be possible through regular air services. However, we will be chartering a planes to/from Cambridge Bay, Resolute and Pond Inlet to Ottawa, and expect the price to be about $1,000 per person for these flights.
Please note: A PASSPORT is essential for this voyage.
Photos courtesy of Vancouver Maritime Museum