Kayak

Activity - Kayaking

Sea Kayaking in the Arctic offers you the opportunity to experience the ice, wildlife and sea life up close and personal in an intimate setting. While previous experience and basic kayaking skills are required, typically everything needed for your kayaking adventure is provided. Kayaking is done in small groups, led by qualified kayak guides.  

Kayaking involves excursions at the same time as shore landings and/or zodiac cruises for the rest of the passengers, conditions permitting. For ships that offer full kayaking programs, the goal is to offer multiple kayak outings. The exact number of outings will depend on the sea, ice and weather conditions as safety is always number one priority. Outings may involve paddling through brash ice, near ice floes with wildlife, always keeping a safe distance. Paddles generally range from 1.5 – 3 hours depending on the location and conditions. The kayaking guide will brief the kayakers before each excursion to advise what the kayaking plan is for the outing and give the option of paddling or going on the excursion with the rest of the passengers. 

Joining the kayaking program is an additional cost on most ships and is the same price whether you kayak just once or every time it is offered. Kayaking is limited to a small group of paddlers (the number depends on the ship). Advanced reservations are required and subject to availability at the time requested. It is not possible for multiple people to share 1 kayaking spot. For safety reasons there is a minimum age requirement (actual age depends on the ship) and kayakers must speak English. 

Please note a few ships have kayaks and may allow passengers to kayak just once but do not offer full kayak programs with multiple outings. Our staff has a lot of experiencing kayaking in the Polar regions so please inquire for more information and to find out what kayaking opportunities may be available for the voyage you are considering. 

The Cost for kayaking depends on the ship.

Trips in
Arctic 2018.
ShipActivities / AvailabilitySpecials
Aug 03 - Aug 14, 2018 (12 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,295 - $13,495
Full
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Iqaluit & Resolute/Edmonton Note: An additional 5% Canadian GST will be assessed on all associated trip costs.
Aug 07 - Aug 21, 2018 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,795 - $17,295
Full
Kayak
Charter Air: Reykjavik/Akureyri & Kangerlussuaq/Reykjavik
Aug 12 - Aug 24, 2018 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $11,395 - $17,095
Full
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Kangerlussuaq & Cambridge Bay/Edmonton
Aug 14 - Aug 23, 2018 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,795 - $12,995
Full
Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Resolute/Edmonton Note: An additional 5% Canadian GST will be assessed on all associated trip costs.
Aug 18 - Sep 01, 2018 (15 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,995 - $22,995
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Aug 19 - Sep 01, 2018 (14 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,900 - $11,700
Full
Photography, Kayak
Aug 19 - Aug 28, 2018 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,695 - $10,095
Full
Kayak
Charter Air: Reykjavik/Kangerlussuaq/Reykjavik
Aug 23 - Sep 01, 2018 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,795 - $12,995
Full
Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Resolute & Cambridge Bay/Edmonton Note: An additional 5% Canadian GST will be assessed on all associated trip costs.
Aug 24 - Sep 05, 2018 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $11,395 - $17,095
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Cambridge Bay & Kangerlussuaq/Ottawa
Aug 26 - Sep 11, 2018 (17 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,595 - $22,295
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Kangerlussuaq & Resolute/Ottawa
Aug 31 - Sep 14, 2018 (15 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,995 - $19,795
Berths Only
Kayak
Sep 01 - Sep 10, 2018 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,495 - $9,395
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Sep 01 - Sep 13, 2018 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $11,395 - $17,095
Full
Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Cambridge Bay & Iqaluit/Ottawa Note: An additional 5% Canadian GST will be assessed on all associated trip costs.
Sep 05 - Sep 15, 2018 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,595 - $12,295
Limited Availability
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Kangerlussuaq & Iqaluit/Ottawa
Sep 08 - Sep 17, 2018 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,495 - $9,395
Available
Kayak
Sep 09 - Sep 25, 2018 (17 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,595 - $22,295
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Resolute & Kangerlussuaq/Ottawa
Sep 13 - Sep 24, 2018 (12 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,195 - $14,895
Berths Only
Kayak
Sep 15 - Sep 24, 2018 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,495 - $9,395
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2018 (8 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,540 - $6,850
Full
Kayak
Bilingual trip: English - German!
Sep 22 - Oct 01, 2018 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,495 - $9,395
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Trips in
Arctic 2019.
ShipActivities / AvailabilitySpecials
May 17 - Jun 02, 2019 (17 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $11,980 - $21,680
Available
Kayak
Jun 01 - Jun 09, 2019 (9 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,201 - $10,636
Available
Kayak
Save 20% (Premium) & 15% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jun 06 - Jun 16, 2019 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,901 - $9,006
Available
Kayak
Save 15% (Prices in Red) Excludes Triple & Quad Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jun 08 - Jun 19, 2019 (12 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,095 - $14,495
Available
Kayak
Save $1,000 (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jun 09 - Jun 17, 2019 (9 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,201 - $10,636
Available
Kayak
Save 20% (Premium) & 15% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jun 12 - Jun 23, 2019 (12 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,095 - $10,095
Limited Availability
Kayak
Save $1,000 (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jun 13 - Jun 22, 2019 (10 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,096 - $13,511
Available
Kayak
Save 10% (Classic and below) or 15% (Superior and above) (Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2018
Jun 17 - Jun 29, 2019 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,326 - $13,916
Available
Kayak
Save 20% (Premium) & 15% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jun 19 - Jun 28, 2019 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,995 - $11,695
Available
Photography, Kayak
Special Photography Symposium Save $1,000 (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2019 (10 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,096 - $13,511
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Save 10% (Classic and below) or 15% (Superior and above) (Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2018
Jun 23 - Jul 01, 2019 (9 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,371 - $7,221
Available
Kayak
Save 15% (Prices in Red) Excludes Triple & Quad Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jun 27 - Jul 07, 2019 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,099 - $10,899
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Free RT Air from New York! Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jun 28 - Jul 07, 2019 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,995 - $11,695
Available
Kayak
Save $1,000 (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jun 29 - Jul 10, 2019 (12 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,446 - $15,721
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Save 10% (Classic and below) or 15% (Superior and above) (Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2018
Jun 29 - Jul 11, 2019 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,326 - $13,916
Available
Kayak
Save 20% (Premium) & 15% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jun 29 - Jul 06, 2019 (8 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $7,495 - $11,295
Available
Kayak
Special: Free Charter Air (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jul 02 - Jul 12, 2019 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $4,595 - $9,295
Available
Kayak
Special: $150 Shipboard Credit & Pre-Voyage Hotel Night. Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jul 02 - Jul 15, 2019 (14 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,700 - $10,500
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Save $1,600 (Twin Private) & $1,300 (Twin Shared) (Prices in Red) Expires Sept 30th 2018
Jul 04 - Jul 13, 2019 (10 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $10,295 - $15,495
Available
Kayak
Jul 05 - Jul 14, 2019 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,206 - $14,396
Available
Kayak
Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Jul 07 - Jul 18, 2019 (12 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,095 - $14,495
Available
Kayak
Save $1,000 (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jul 07 - Jul 14, 2019 (8 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,199 - $8,999
Available
Kayak
Jul 10 - Jul 20, 2019 (11 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,195 - $10,495
Available
Kayak
Special: $150 Shipboard Credit & Pre-Voyage Hotel Night. Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jul 11 - Jul 20, 2019 (10 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $10,295 - $15,495
Available
Kayak
Jul 12 - Jul 22, 2019 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $4,895 - $10,095
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Iqaluit/Ottawa Special: $150 Shipboard Credit & Pre-Voyage Hotel Night. Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jul 14 - Jul 24, 2019 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,099 - $10,899
Limited Availability
Kayak
Jul 14 - Jul 25, 2019 (12 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,656 - $14,846
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Kangerlussuaq/Toronto Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Jul 15 - Jul 25, 2019 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,100 - $10,400
Berths Only
Kayak
Save $800 (Twin Private) & $700 (Twin Shared) (Prices in Red) Expires Sept 30th 2018
Jul 15 - Jul 23, 2019 (9 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,201 - $10,636
Limited Availability
Kayak
Save 20% (Premium) & 15% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jul 18 - Jul 25, 2019 (8 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $7,695 - $11,495
Full
Kayak
Jul 20 - Jul 30, 2019 (11 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,695 - $11,095
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Iqaluit/Ottawa Special: $150 Shipboard Credit & Pre-Voyage Hotel Night. Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jul 22 - Aug 02, 2019 (12 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,995 - $14,495
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Iqaluit & Resolute/Edmonton Save $1,000 (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jul 23 - Aug 04, 2019 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,326 - $13,916
Available
Kayak
Save 20% (Premium) & 15% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Jul 24 - Jul 31, 2019 (8 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,399 - $9,299
Available
Kayak
Jul 25 - Aug 04, 2019 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,100 - $10,400
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Save $800 (Twin Private) & $700 (Twin Shared) (Prices in Red) Expires Sept 30th 2018
Jul 25 - Aug 17, 2019 (24 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $13,900 - $21,200
Full
Kayak
Jul 28 - Aug 06, 2019 (10 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $10,295 - $15,495
Available
Kayak
Jul 30 - Aug 09, 2019 (11 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,295 - $14,195
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Iqaluit & Iqaluit/Ottawa Save $1,000 (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Aug 01 - Aug 14, 2019 (14 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,056 - $20,226
Limited Availability
Kayak
Save 10% (Classic and below) or 15% (Superior and above) (Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2018
Aug 02 - Aug 11, 2019 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,095 - $12,895
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Resolute/Edmonton Save $1,000 (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Aug 04 - Aug 17, 2019 (14 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,900 - $13,200
Berths Only
Kayak
Save $800 (Twin Private) & $700 (Twin Shared) (Prices in Red) Expires Sept 30th 2018
Aug 04 - Aug 16, 2019 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,195 - $17,895
Available
Kayak
Aug 04 - Aug 13, 2019 (10 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $10,295 - $15,495
Available
Kayak
Special: Free Charter Air (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Aug 06 - Aug 17, 2019 (12 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,636 - $16,826
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Resolute & Kangerlussuaq/Toronto Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Aug 09 - Aug 19, 2019 (11 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $11,795 - $15,495
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Iqaluit & Kangerlussuaq/Ottawa Save $1,000 (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Aug 11 - Aug 20, 2019 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,095 - $12,895
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Resolute & Cambridge Bay/Edmonton Save $1,000 (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Aug 13 - Aug 26, 2019 (14 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,056 - $20,226
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Save 10% (Classic and below) or 15% (Superior and above) (Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2018
Aug 17 - Aug 30, 2019 (14 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,900 - $13,200
Berths Only
Photography, Kayak
Save $800 (Twin Private) & $700 (Twin Shared) (Prices in Red) Expires Sept 30th 2018
Aug 17 - Sep 09, 2019 (24 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $13,900 - $21,200
Berths Only
Photography, Kayak
Aug 17 - Sep 02, 2019 (17 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,236 - $21,686
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Toronto/Kangerlussuaq & Kugluktuk (Coppermine)/Calgary Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Aug 20 - Sep 01, 2019 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,795 - $17,695
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Cambridge Bay & Iqaluit/Ottawa Save $1,000 (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Aug 27 - Sep 12, 2019 (17 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,595 - $22,295
Full
Kayak
Aug 30 - Sep 09, 2019 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,800 - $10,400
Very Limited Availability
Photography, Kayak
Save $1,200 (Twin Private) & $1,000 (Twin Shared) (Prices in Red) Expires Sept 30th 2018
Aug 31 - Sep 12, 2019 (13 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $14,695 - $18,795
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Cambridge Bay & Kangerlussuaq/Ottawa Save $1,000 (Prices in Red) Expires Aug 31st 2018
Sep 02 - Sep 11, 2019 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,895 - $9,795
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Sep 02 - Sep 18, 2019 (17 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,236 - $21,686
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Calgary/Kugluktuk (Coppermine) & Kangerlussuaq/Toronto Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Sep 06 - Sep 16, 2019 (11 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,556 - $12,576
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Save 10% (Classic and below) or 15% (Superior and above) (Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2018
Sep 09 - Sep 18, 2019 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,895 - $9,795
Available
Kayak
Sep 10 - Sep 26, 2019 (17 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,595 - $22,295
Available
Kayak
Sep 15 - Sep 25, 2019 (11 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,556 - $12,576
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Save 10% (Classic and below) or 15% (Superior and above) (Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2018
Sep 16 - Sep 25, 2019 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,895 - $9,795
Available
Kayak
Sep 17 - Sep 25, 2019 (9 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,500 - $11,950
Available
Kayak
Sep 18 - Oct 02, 2019 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,916 - $16,106
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Toronto/Kangerlussuaq Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Sep 23 - Oct 02, 2019 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,895 - $9,795
Available
Kayak
Oct 02 - Oct 12, 2019 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,756 - $13,676
Available
Kayak
Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Trips in
Arctic 2020.
ShipActivities / AvailabilitySpecials
Jun 05 - Jun 15, 2020 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,216 - $13,406
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Saint-Pierre/St. John’s Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Jun 15 - Jun 26, 2020 (12 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,576 - $13,766
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: St. John’s/Saint-Pierre Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Jun 22 - Jul 02, 2020 (11 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,050 - $10,850
Available
Photography, Kayak
Save $1,250 (Prices in Red) Excludes Aurora Stateroom Expires Sept 30th 2018
Jun 27 - Jul 07, 2020 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,296 - $14,486
Available
Kayak
Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Jul 02 - Jul 26, 2020 (25 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $13,700 - $25,900
Full
Photography, Kayak
Jul 02 - Jul 12, 2020 (11 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,050 - $10,850
Available
Photography, Kayak
Save $1,250 (Prices in Red) Excludes Aurora Stateroom Expires Sept 30th 2018
Jul 12 - Jul 26, 2020 (15 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,800 - $16,700
Full
Photography, Kayak
Jul 19 - Jul 31, 2020 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,656 - $14,846
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Iqaluit & Kangerlussuaq/Toronto Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Jul 26 - Aug 09, 2020 (15 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,150 - $14,350
Available
Photography, Kayak
Save $1,250 (Prices in Red) Excludes Aurora Stateroom Expires Sept 30th 2018
Jul 31 - Aug 11, 2020 (12 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,176 - $17,366
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Toronto/Kangerlussuaq & Resolute/Ottawa Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Aug 09 - Aug 31, 2020 (23 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $13,200 - $23,850
Available
Photography, Kayak
Save $1,250 (Prices in Red) Excludes Aurora Stateroom Expires Sept 30th 2018
Aug 11 - Aug 22, 2020 (12 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,176 - $17,366
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Resolute & Kangerlussuaq/Toronto Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Aug 22 - Sep 07, 2020 (17 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $13,136 - $22,586
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Toronto/Kangerlussuaq & Kugluktuk (Coppermine)/Calgary Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Aug 31 - Sep 20, 2020 (21 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $11,600 - $20,950
Available
Photography, Kayak
Save $1,250 (Prices in Red) Excludes Aurora Stateroom Expires Sept 30th 2018
Sep 07 - Sep 23, 2020 (17 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $13,136 - $22,586
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Calgary/Kugluktuk (Coppermine) & Kangerlussuaq/Toronto Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Sep 23 - Oct 07, 2020 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,456 - $16,646
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Toronto/Kangerlussuaq Save 10% (Prices in Red) Expires Sep 30th 2018
Sep 23 - Oct 13, 2020 (21 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,750 - $33,100
Available
Kayak
Save 25% on Aurora & Balcony Staterooms (Prices in Red)