Floe Edge Ski and Kayak Basecamp

Floe Edge Ski and Kayak Basecamp

From the community of Pond Inlet, we will travel by snowmobile and qamutik (wooden sled) towards the floe-edge, an area known as the "line of life". Guided by highly qualified Black Feather guides as well as Inuit guides, ice conditions and weather will determine our exact route. Once a suitable area has been chosen, a comfortable base camp will be created. The base camp will serve as a hub for the expedition and the various activities that will be undertaken. Your safety will be the number one priority as we explore, film and photograph this, one of Nature's most amazing and variable landscapes. No other company in the world has the same experience organizing and running this type of adventure. The experience and knowledge of the local guides is unmatched. Combined with top quality customer service and attention to detail, this is truly one of the classic Arctic adventures. Full advantage will be taken of the endless days to explore and learn more about this incredible environment and area. This year we have added optional ski and kayak tours. These activities will depend on the conditions. During this expedition we have a chance of seeing polar bears, a variety of species of sea birds, narwhals, seals and possibly the massive bowhead whale.

The Floe Edge of North Baffin Island is a must see place for wilderness photographers, birders, and wildlife observers. This basecamp expedition is perfect for any outdoor enthusiast seeking a one of a kind adventure in a most unique landscape! The June 9 - 17 trip will have a professional nature photographer / instructor on the guide team to assist those who would like to improve their photography skills.  Black Feather's Floe Edge program has been designated a 'Canadian Signature Experience' by Tourism Canada.

"The interaction with the local Inuit guides was a real highlight. They were funny, pretty communicative and professional",  Marilyn, Ontario, Canada

What is Included: 

Guides - 5:1 ratio
• 6 nights camping
• 2 night’s accommodation Pond Inlet on Days 1 and 8
• excellent trail meals and snacks from Day 2 lunch to Day 8 lunch
• dinners (Days 1 and 8) and breakfast (Days 2 and 9) in Pond Inlet
Expedition Equipment
• base camp - kitchen / group tents, bathroom, generators, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
• sleeping tents - custom expedition dome tents, sleeping bags and sleeping pads - 2 per tent
• kayaking and ski equipment
Safety Equipment
• first aid, safety, rescue and repair kits
• communications equipment (satellite phone)
• snow machine transfers between Pond Inlet
and the expedition location on Days 2 & 8
• daily tours by snow machine Days 3 - 7, with
optional ski and kayak tours
• airport transfers in Pond Inlet
• transportation of guides, group gear, food,
etc. to Pond Inlet

Trip Location

Trip Rendezvous Point: Pond Inlet, NU