Polar Bear Migration Fly-In Safari
Observe polar bears up close • Unforgettable viewing and photographs • Magical Northern Lights • Private charter flight over the tundra, perfect for aerial photography
Safely see polar bears up-close on this exclusive viewing and photography experience. This safari is specially designed to get you as close to one of the world's most magnificent predators in their natural habitat, offering travellers and hobby and professional photographers a rare opportunity to safely observe and photograph polar bears at ground level, behind an unobtrusive electric fence. Located in "polar bear alley", the Polar Bear Cabins site is situated directly in the path of polar bears as they search for the first sea ice forming on the bay. The spectacular environment of remote Arctic tundra is sure to leave an unforgettable impression and memories to last a lifetime.
Polar Bear Cabins Rustic, remote and accessible by air, our Polar Bear Cabins rest on the western shores of Hudson Bay. These simple cabins are surrounded by an electric fence, offering a comfortable and safe home in the heart of polar bear country. Allowing for a maximum of eight guests, with four guest cabins featuring en suite washrooms with heated showers, and a central dining/lounge cabin, the Polar Bear Cabins create a private and intimate polar bear viewing experience. Features of the cabins include • Ensuite bathrooms with private, heated showers, Non-obtrusive electric fence surrounding the complex, and power provided by onsite generators
Day 1: Winnipeg Arrive Winnipeg. Spend the night in a boutique hotel across from the Winnipeg airport
Day 2: Winnipeg > Churchill Fly from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba. On arrival, transfer to a private charter aircraft waiting to whisk you away to our Polar Bear Cabins. During the 45-50 minute flight along the west coast of Hudson Bay aerial landscape photography maybe possible. A lucky few may even get a chance to view and photograph Arctic wildlife from above. Our Polar Bear Cabins are strategically placed in "polar bear alley" for reliable polar bear encounters.
Days 3 - 6: Churchill Spend these days observing polar bears and other Arctic wildlife including; Arctic hare, Arctic fox, pine martens, Willow Ptarmigan, Snowy Owls, Gyrfalcons and possibly even wolverines in the wild, and admiring stunning natural landscapes and sunsets. Set your tripod up inside the protective, unobtrusive electric fence that surrounds the camp. In the company of local guides and staff, wait for the perfect close-up of the polar bears that wander by.
Safely led by our Inuit guides, head out on short walks outside the perimeter of the camp fence. Often polar bears are friendly, in good spirits, and disinterested in humans. From time to time, there will be a curious polar bear who approaches us. Our local Inuit guides have lived among polar bears for generations and know their behaviour well. Following their guidance provides the most authentic and intimate polar bear moments available, and ultimately ensures the safety of our guests and polar bears. Each evening after sunset await the unforgettable display of the Northern Lights "“ conditions permitting.
Day 7: Churchill > Winnipeg Capture a few last shots in the morning before flying back to Churchill on the charter flight. Transfer planes in Churchill for the flight to Winnipeg. Spend the night in the Winnipeg hotel near the airport.
Day 8: Winnipeg Depart for home.
• Small group journey (max 8 people) • Services of Inuit guides and expedition staff • Airport transfers in Churchill • Private aircraft charter from Churchill to the Polar Bear Cabins • 5 nights' accommodation in Polar Bear Cabins • 2 nights in a Winnipeg airport hotel • All meals while at the Polar Bear Cabins, plus hot drinks and snacks available 24 hours, daily • Return flights Winnipeg to Churchill
Pricing (per person) $NZD
11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 30 Oct
11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 30 Oct
Booking conditions Please note: The above itinerary is intended to be representative only as weather and wildlife conditions play a large role in dictating our daily movements and activities. It is important to have a spirit of flexibility when travelling to any Arctic location.
Please note: The above itinerary is intended to be representative only as weather and wildlife conditions play a large role in dictating our daily movements and activities. It is important to have a spirit of flexibility when travelling to any Arctic location.