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
May 22 - May 30, 2018 (9 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,695 - $9,795
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
May 30 - Jun 06, 2018 (8 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,695 - $9,795
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Jun 04 - Jun 12, 2018 (9 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,495 - $8,495
Very Limited Availability
Kayak, Snowshoe
Jun 06 - Jun 17, 2018 (12 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,196 - $13,046
Limited Availability
Kayak
10% Discount (Prices in Red) Complimentary tour of Greenland Ice Cap Limited to 1st 30 bookings. Complimentary Airfare Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq ($617 value) Limited to 30 seats.
Jun 12 - Jun 22, 2018 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,901 - $9,006
Very Limited Availability
Kayak, Snowshoe
Save 15% (Prices in Red) Excludes Quad & Triple Expires Feb 28th 2018
Jun 14 - Jun 26, 2018 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,500 - $11,000
Full
Kayak
Jun 14 - Jun 22, 2018 (9 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,201 - $13,295
Available
Kayak, Snowshoe
Save 20% (Premium) & 15% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple & Owner's (Prices in Red) Expires Feb 28th 2018
Jun 14 - Jun 21, 2018 (8 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,799 - $8,799
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Save 10% on Triple & Quad (Prices in Red) Expires Mar 20th 2018
Jun 16 - Jun 28, 2018 (13 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,895 - $15,795
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Jun 19 - Jun 28, 2018 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,195 - $11,395
Full
Photography, Kayak
Special Photography Symposium
Jun 21 - Jun 28, 2018 (8 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,799 - $8,799
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Save 10% on Triple & Quad (Prices in Red) Expires Mar 20th 2018
Jun 22 - Jun 30, 2018 (9 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,295 - $13,295
Full
Kayak
Jun 22 - Jul 02, 2018 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,901 - $9,006
Full
Kayak
Save 15% (Prices in Red) Excludes Quad & Triple Expires Feb 28th 2018
Jun 26 - Jul 09, 2018 (14 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,200 - $11,900
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Charter Air: Anadyr/Nome
Jun 27 - Jul 05, 2018 (9 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,495 - $13,295
Full
Kayak
Jun 28 - Jul 07, 2018 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,195 - $11,395
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Jun 28 - Jul 07, 2018 (10 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $9,495 - $14,995
Available
Kayak
Special: Free Charter Air (Prices in Red) Expires Feb 28th 2018
Jun 28 - Jul 08, 2018 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,699 - $10,699
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Jun 30 - Jul 12, 2018 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,326 - $17,395
Available
Kayak
Save 20% (Premium) & 15% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple & Owner's (Prices in Red) Expires Feb 28th 2018
Jul 02 - Jul 14, 2018 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,091 - $10,281
Full
Kayak
Save 15% (Prices in Red) Excludes Quad & Triple Expires Feb 28th 2018
Jul 04 - Jul 14, 2018 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $4,395 - $9,395
Limited Availability
Kayak
Kayaking Free on this Voyage Complimentary pre-voyage Hotel plus $150 Bar Credit Expires Apr 30th 2018
Jul 04 - Jul 18, 2018 (15 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,995 - $22,995
Full
Kayak
Jul 05 - Jul 14, 2018 (10 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $9,995 - $14,995
Available
Kayak
Jul 07 - Jul 18, 2018 (12 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,775 - $14,295
Limited Availability
Kayak
Jul 08 - Jul 15, 2018 (8 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,799 - $8,799
Berths Only
Kayak
Save 10% on Triple & Quad (Prices in Red) Expires Mar 20th 2018
Jul 12 - Jul 19, 2018 (8 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $7,495 - $11,295
Available
Kayak
Jul 14 - Jul 24, 2018 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $4,395 - $9,395
Full
Kayak
Kayaking Free on this Voyage Complimentary pre-voyage Hotel plus $150 Bar Credit Expires Apr 30th 2018
Jul 17 - Jul 24, 2018 (8 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $7,495 - $11,295
Full
Kayak
Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2018 (8 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $7,495 - $11,295
Available
Kayak
Jul 22 - Jul 27, 2018 (6 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $4,136 - $8,295
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Save 15% (Premium) & 10% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple & Owner's (Prices in Red) Expires Feb 28th 2018
Jul 24 - Aug 03, 2018 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $4,695 - $9,895
Full
Kayak
Charter Air: Iqaluit/Ottawa $750 Discount on Charter Air (Prices in Red) Expires Apr 30th 2018 Note: An additional 5% Canadian GST will be assessed on all associated trip costs.
Jul 27 - Aug 05, 2018 (10 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $9,995 - $14,995
Available
Kayak
Jul 27 - Aug 08, 2018 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,995 - $17,695
Limited Availability
Kayak
Aug 03 - Aug 14, 2018 (12 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,295 - $13,495
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Iqaluit & Resolute/Edmonton $750 Discount on Charter Air (Prices in Red) Expires Apr 30th 2018 Note: An additional 5% Canadian GST will be assessed on all associated trip costs.
Aug 03 - Aug 12, 2018 (10 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $9,995 - $14,995
Available
Kayak
Special: Free Charter Air (Prices in Red) Expires Feb 28th 2018
Aug 07 - Aug 21, 2018 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,857 - $17,295
Available
Kayak
Save 35% (Premium) & 30% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple & Owner's (Prices in Red) Expires Feb 28th 2018 Charter Air: Reykjavik/Akureyri & Kangerlussuaq/Reykjavik
Aug 12 - Aug 24, 2018 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $11,395 - $17,095
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Kangerlussuaq & Cambridge Bay/Edmonton $750 Discount on Charter Air (Prices in Red) Expires Apr 30th 2018
Aug 14 - Aug 23, 2018 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,795 - $12,995
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Resolute/Edmonton $750 Discount on Charter Air (Prices in Red) Expires Apr 30th 2018 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
Full
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: $4,841 - $10,095
Available
Kayak
Save 20% (Premium) & 15% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple & Owner's (Prices in Red) Expires Feb 28th 2018 Charter Air: Reykjavik/Kangerlussuaq/Reykjavik
Aug 23 - Sep 01, 2018 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,795 - $12,995
Very Limited Availability
Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Resolute & Cambridge Bay/Edmonton $750 Discount on Charter Air (Prices in Red) Expires Apr 30th 2018 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 $750 Discount on Charter Air (Prices in Red) Expires Apr 30th 2018
Aug 26 - Sep 11, 2018 (17 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,706 - $22,295
Available
Kayak
Save 20% (Premium) & 15% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple & Owner's (Prices in Red) Expires Feb 28th 2018 Charter Air: Ottawa/Kangerlussuaq & Resolute/Ottawa
Aug 31 - Sep 14, 2018 (15 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,995 - $19,795
Full
Kayak
Sep 01 - Sep 13, 2018 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $11,395 - $17,095
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Edmonton/Cambridge Bay & Iqaluit/Ottawa $750 Discount on Charter Air (Prices in Red) Expires Apr 30th 2018 Note: An additional 5% Canadian GST will be assessed on all associated trip costs.
Sep 01 - Sep 10, 2018 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,495 - $9,395
Available
Kayak
Sep 05 - Sep 15, 2018 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,595 - $12,295
Limited Availability
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Kangerlussuaq & Iqaluit/Ottawa $750 Discount on Charter Air (Prices in Red) Expires Apr 30th 2018
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
Available
Kayak
Charter Air: Ottawa/Resolute & Kangerlussuaq/Ottawa
Sep 13 - Sep 24, 2018 (12 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,195 - $14,895
Full
Kayak
Sep 15 - Sep 24, 2018 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,495 - $9,395
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
Full
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 Jun 15th 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 Jun 15th 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 Jun 15th 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 Jun 15th 2018
Jun 21 - Jun 30, 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 23 - Jul 01, 2019 (9 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,371 - $7,221
Available
Kayak
Save 15% (Prices in Red) Excludes Triple & Quad Expires Jun 15th 2018
Jun 29 - Jul 10, 2019 (12 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $9,446 - $15,721
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 Jun 15th 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 Jun 15th 2018
Jul 02 - Jul 15, 2019 (14 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,700 - $10,500
Available
Kayak
Save $1,600 (Twin Private) & $1,300 (Twin Shared) (Prices in Red) Expires Mar 31st 2018
Jul 04 - Jul 13, 2019 (10 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $10,295 - $15,495
Available
Kayak
Jul 11 - Jul 20, 2019 (10 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $10,295 - $15,495
Full
Kayak
Jul 15 - Jul 25, 2019 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,100 - $10,400
Available
Kayak
Save $800 (Twin Private) & $700 (Twin Shared) (Prices in Red) Expires Mar 31st 2018
Jul 15 - Jul 23, 2019 (9 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,201 - $10,636
Available
Kayak
Save 20% (Premium) & 15% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple (Prices in Red) Expires Jun 15th 2018
Jul 18 - Jul 25, 2019 (8 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $7,695 - $11,495
Available
Kayak
Jul 23 - Aug 04, 2019 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,326 - $13,916
Available
Kayak
Discounts available.
Jul 25 - Aug 04, 2019 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,100 - $10,400
Available
Kayak
Save $800 (Twin Private) & $700 (Twin Shared) (Prices in Red) Expires Mar 31st 2018
Jul 25 - Aug 17, 2019 (24 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $13,900 - $21,200
Limited Availability
Kayak
Jul 28 - Aug 06, 2019 (10 days)
Land-Based Trips
Rates: $10,295 - $15,495
Available
Kayak
Aug 01 - Aug 14, 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 04 - Aug 17, 2019 (14 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,900 - $13,200
Limited Availability
Kayak
Save $800 (Twin Private) & $700 (Twin Shared) (Prices in Red) Expires Mar 31st 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 Jun 15th 2018
Aug 13 - Aug 26, 2019 (14 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,056 - $20,226
Available
Kayak
Save 10% (Classic and below) or 15% (Superior and above) (Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2018
Aug 15 - Aug 29, 2019 (15 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,436 - $11,757
Available
Kayak
Save 30% (Premium) & 20% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple (Prices in Red) Expires Jun 15th 2018
Aug 17 - Aug 30, 2019 (14 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,900 - $13,200
Very Limited Availability
Photography, Kayak
Save $800 (Twin Private) & $700 (Twin Shared) (Prices in Red) Expires Mar 31st 2018
Aug 17 - Sep 09, 2019 (24 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $13,900 - $21,200
Very Limited Availability
Photography, Kayak
Aug 27 - Sep 12, 2019 (17 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $11,336 - $18,951
Available
Kayak
Save 15% (Premium) & 10% (Std Cabins) Excludes Triple (Prices in Red) Expires Jun 15th 2018
Aug 30 - Sep 09, 2019 (11 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,800 - $10,400
Limited Availability
Photography, Kayak
Save $1,200 (Twin Private) & $1,000 (Twin Shared) (Prices in Red) Expires Mar 31st 2018
Sep 02 - Sep 11, 2019 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,895 - $9,795
Available
Kayak
Sep 06 - Sep 16, 2019 (11 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,556 - $12,576
Available
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
Available
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 23 - Oct 02, 2019 (10 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,895 - $9,795
Available
Kayak
Trips in
Arctic 2020.
ShipActivities / AvailabilitySpecials
Jun 12 - Jun 22, 2020 (11 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,840 - $12,100
Available
Photography, Kayak
Save 20% on Balcony Staterooms/Suites & Junior Suites (Prices in Red) [limited berths available at these rates] Single Supplement reduced to 25% Expires Mar 31st 2018
Jun 22 - Jul 02, 2020 (11 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $5,840 - $12,100
Available
Photography, Kayak
Save 20% on Balcony Staterooms/Suites & Junior Suites (Prices in Red) [limited berths available at these rates] Single Supplement reduced to 25% Expires Mar 31st 2018
Jul 02 - Jul 12, 2020 (11 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $6,205 - $12,100
Available
Photography, Kayak
Save 15% on Balcony Staterooms/Suites & Junior Suites (Prices in Red) [limited berths available at these rates] Single Supplement reduced to 25% Expires Mar 31st 2018
Jul 02 - Jul 26, 2020 (25 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,480 - $25,900
Available
Photography, Kayak
Save 20% on Balcony Staterooms/Suites & Junior Suites (Prices in Red) [limited berths available at these rates] Single Supplement reduced to 25% Expires Mar 31st 2018
Jul 12 - Jul 26, 2020 (15 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,800 - $16,700
Available
Photography, Kayak
Free Upgrade form Aurora to Balcony Stateroom [limited berths available for upgrade] Single Supplement reduced to 25% Expires Mar 31st 2018
Jul 26 - Aug 08, 2020 (14 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,520 - $15,600
Available
Photography, Kayak
Save 20% on Balcony Staterooms/Suites & Junior Suites (Prices in Red) [limited berths available at these rates] Single Supplement reduced to 25% Expires Mar 31st 2018
Aug 08 - Aug 31, 2020 (24 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,000 - $25,100
Available
Photography, Kayak
Save 20% on Balcony Staterooms/Suites & Junior Suites (Prices in Red) [limited berths available at these rates] Single Supplement reduced to 25% Expires Mar 31st 2018
Aug 31 - Sep 20, 2020 (21 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $10,640 - $22,200
Available
Photography, Kayak
Save 20% on Balcony Staterooms/Suites & Junior Suites (Prices in Red) [limited berths available at these rates] Single Supplement reduced to 25% Expires Mar 31st 2018