Southbound Arctic Voyage 2017

Photos courtesy of Vancouver Maritime Museum

Photos courtesy of Vancouver Maritime Museum

This summer America’s newest sail training vessel, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will make an historic voyage to the Canadian Arctic and into the Northwest Passage. The goal of this expedition is 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 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 for adventurous travelers who wish to experience one of the last great untouched places on Earth.  This stunningly beautiful polar region is so remote and hard to reach that few people have experienced it.  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 at sun set. 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. 

Our voyage south will start at Pond Inlet, up above the Arctic Circle by the entrance ot the famed Northwest Passage, we will then sail south and along the fjord lined coast of Greenland, before crossing back over the Labrador Sea to the colorful coast of the Canadian Maritimes. The destinations on this voyage are vibrant and unique.

 

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

Nuuk, Greenland - Photo credit: Gerald Zinnecker

Nuuk, Greenland - Photo credit: Gerald Zinnecker

  • Voyage highlights: 2,000nm of open ocean sailing, overnight sailing, leadership development, seamanship skills, possible stops in L'Anse aux Meadows, 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) 
  • Open to all ages. Each participant under 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult
  • 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

Micquelon

Micquelon

  • Voyage highlights: 570nm of open ocean sailing, overnight sailing, leadership development program, seamanship skills, possible stops in St Pierre & Micquelon, Lunenburg, Halifax or Portland
  • 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)
  • Open to all ages. Each participant under 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult
  • Register here
  • Travel information here
  • Participants must hold a US or Canadian Passport or visa for entry into the US for this leg

PAYMENT INFORMATION: 

50% of payment is due on registration, and the remainder of the balance in two payments; 4/1/17 and 6/1/17

* 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

 

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