Sea North Tours, Beluga Whale Watching Specialists

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

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Tours, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Rates and Times 2015

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Video: Beluga Whale Watching on the Sea North II

Video: Polar Bear Watching on the Sea North II

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Watching a Whale Pod from Sea North II

Sea North Tours is a family owned company evolved from a love of the subarctic and its wildlife.

  • Beluga Whales
  • Prince of Wales Fort
  • Polar Bears
  • Seals
  • Birds
  • Diving
  • Charters
  • Snorkeling (with 7 mm wet suits, double over the torso, client tested & approved for our cold water)
  • Kayak Tours
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Beluga Whales in the Churchill River

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Floe Ice Tours
Birds, Seals, Belugas and Ice, after June breakup into early July
Eider Duck

Churchill River breakup varies but usually occurs early to mid June. At this time we enjoy taking visitors amongst sea ice in industrial quality inflatable boats. Past tours have produced close up sightings of three species of Jaegers (Skuas), Harlequin Duck, King Eider, Black Guillemont, Great Black- Backed, Sabine's, Little and Ross's Gulls as well as many more common birds to the area.

This tour is more than birds, it's an opportunity to become part of an intimate environment which is a lively soup of birds, seals, huge turquoise core ice shapes and possibly the season's first Belugas.

Tide, current and ice conditions dictate tour times; please call. Length - 2 hours.


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Beluga Flukes amongst the Floe Ice
Ring Seal

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Churchill River Estuary
Beluga Whale Watching Tour
July and August
We got your message, "more beluga whale watching time!" Sea North Tours is now happy to offer a 2 hour beluga whale watching tour by zodiac. This tour will give you plenty of time to find and enjoy these curious and friendly mammals.
Touring Prince of Wales Fort

Belugas are beautiful, playful and intelligent. They often swim within a few feet of our boat turning on their side to check out the people on board. Over three thousand of these 3 to 5 metre long white whales summer in the Churchill River estuary, making it the world's largest readily accessible population. Belugas are the most vocal of all whales and you will hear them through hydrophones. What do they sound like? If you have listened to Orcas or Humpback whales sing, you have heard classical music. Belugas are rock and roll!

During the summer we often get lucky and spot polar bears as they swim ashore abandoning the melting sea ice, or at rest along rocky coast lines. Because our tours leave seven days a week (weather permitting) we are able to keep an eye on the movements of wildlife and take "you" to where the action is.

Sometimes weather conditions may dictate that we use the Sea North II for this tour.

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Whale Watching from Sea North II
Polar Bear on Coastal Rock
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Beluga and Fort Tour
July and August
Whale Watching from Sea North II

This is our classic tour for passengers who want to enjoy the beluga whales and see an historic site. The tour includes a brief introduction to beluga whales, one hour for beluga whale watching and a trip to Prince of Wales Fort. Total tour time is 2.5 to 3 hours. The boat we use will be determined by group size and weather conditions.

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Zodiac Inflatable Boat Charters
Beluga checking out Snorklers Swim Fin

Our Mark IV heavy duty Zodiacs are equipped with clean quiet four stroke outboards and are operated by Churchill's most experienced river pilots. Great for beluga whale photography and videography.

Mike Macri is a professional photographer with a collection of over 20 thousand northern images. All photos are copyrighted © all rights reserved. For photo usage email Mike at

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Polar Bear Swimming in the Churchill River
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Mother Beluga with Calf

The Sea North II is a one of a kind custom built 32 passenger tour boat. Among its special design features are Twin Hamilton Jet Pumps turned by Volvo Penta Diesels. This method of propulsion ensures that no harm can come to the whales as there are no exposed moving parts under the water. She is also reinforced to push ice at reduced speeds. Best quality engine silencers along with heavy sound insulated engine room make the Sea North II extremely quiet above and below the water.

Churchill Links: Tour Companies, Hotels and Travel Information

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P.O. Box 219, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada R0B 0E0
Phone (204) 675-2195 Fax (204) 675-2647

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