Preparing for Subarctic Safari

COVER: Photo © Alex de Vries-Magnifico

TRAVEL

There are no roads into Churchill but there are several other ways to arrive, including a mix of train, plane and automobile. Click here for details on traveling to Churchill.

 
BOOKING YOUR ENTIRE TRIP

Book your water tours first and then land tours can be scheduled around them. We are always happy to help. Contact us for booking advice.

 
ARRIVE EARLY

Our water tours are dictated by the tides so plan to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled departure to ensure we get the optimum time on the water.

 
WHAT WE PROVIDE FOR YOUR COMFORT AND SAFETY

We take care of the safety and security of you and the marine life so you can explore and discover Churchill’s amazing unspoiled scenery.

We provide Canadian-made Salus Marine brand life jackets and top of the line 7MM Bare Arctic wet suits depending on your tour, we have you covered. Safety is our top priority.

 
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

Bring your camera with a waterproof case. There will be many chances for photographs as the belugas interact with you, not to mention the possible birds, turquoise core ice floes, Historical Fort and the occasional polar bear you may see on your adventure.

Belugas are the most vocal of all the whales. All our boats have a hydrophone on board so you can hear the many chirps, clicks, and whistles the whales make.

 

WHAT TO BRING:
  • Binoculars (water-proof case)
  • Polarized sunglasses (cuts water glare)
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Long pants
  • Shorts
  • Sweatshirt
  • Wind-breaker jacket
  • Hat, scarf, gloves (good to have in case it is cold in the boat)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Reusable water bottle or thermos
  • Insect repellent (some black flies and mosquitoes)
  • Sunscreen/UV protection
  • Day pack
  • Swimsuit (if you plan to swim or snorkel)
  • Sleep Mask to use for sleeping as some find it hard to sleep with so much daylight, even in the night