Belugas, Birds, and Blooms

Tour Details

Tour Dates

Available Beluga, Birds, and Blooms Adventurer Tour Dates in 2017:

July 7-12

July 19-24

July 26-31

August 2-7

August 11-16

 

 

 

Available Beluga, Birds, and Blooms Enthusiast Tour Dates in 2017:

Jul 20-25

Aug 10-15

Price

Beluga, Birds, and Blooms Adventurer 2017 Price: $3,599.00 CAD + taxes / person ($525 single supplement)

Beluga, Birds, and Blooms Enthusiast 2017 Price: $4,299.00 CAD + taxes / person ($525 single supplement)

Prices can be subject to change

 

Most people know that to see polar bears in their natural habitat, they should visit Churchill during October and November. What many people don’t know is that Churchill has just as much to offer during the summer months.

With as many as 3,000 beluga whales sighted in a day, Churchill is one of the best places in the world to view these gentle mammals. Often called sea canaries for their unusual vocalizations, these white whales arrive in the Churchill River estuary every summer looking for warmer water in which to give birth, feed and shed their skins. Our boat tours feature onboard hydrophones that amplify the songs of the most vocal whale in the world.

Travel across the Churchill River and explore historic Fort Prince of Wales with its 40-foot thick stone walls and 40 cannons. Step-back in time and relive the early days of the fur trade.

 

Additional Optional Tours

Helicopter Tours (Price is extra)
Hop on board a helicopter and get a bird’s eye view of Churchill and the surrounding area. Make sure to bring along your camera to capture the unique surroundings and any wildlife that may be out.

Kayaking and Snorkeling Tours (each tour is 2.5 hours-prices are extra)
Kayak along the Churchill River, as you get up close and personal with the whales and other wildlife. A Zodiac boat accompanies you along the way for added safety reasons. You have a choice of using either a regular or transparent kayak for your journey (transparent kayaks are extra in price). Grab a wetsuit and jump into the river for an exclusive look at the whales as they travel throughout the river. A wetsuit and equipment is provided to you.

Note: These tours are scheduled according to the tides and may not be available to take at certain times.

Tour Documents / Booking

Tour Booking Form

Insurance Guide

Manulife Insurance

For those of you who are non-residents of Manitoba and who wish to purchase Travel Insurance for this trip, please click the image below.

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Itinerary

Sample of Beluga, Birds, and Blooms Adventurer Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – The Adventure Begins! Arrive into Winnipeg and check into the Four Points Sheraton at the Winnipeg airport. Join the evening meet & greet with your tour representative. Meals: None

Day 2 – Depart for an early morning flight to Churchill. Upon arrival, take part in a town and area tour, a visit to the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre, and the Eskimo Museum. Meals: None

Day 3 – Hop on board a zodiac for your beluga boat tour! Cruise the Churchill River for three-hours in search of beluga whales; after, take a walking tour of Prince of Wales Fort followed by an afternoon dog-carting excursion. Meals: None

Day 4 – Head to the Churchill Wildlife Management Area on a 6 hour Tundra Buggy Adventure in search of more wildlife and take a Zodiac boat ride on the Churchill River. Meals: Refreshments on Tundra Buggy®

Day 5 – Last Day In Churchill  gives you free time before a flight back to Winnipeg. Upon arrival, check in to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. Meals: None

Day 6 – Time to Head Home! You may depart Winnipeg at your leisure. Meals: None

 

 

Sample of Beluga, Birds, and Blooms Enthusiast Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive into Winnipeg on your own and check into the Four Points Sheraton Winnipeg Airport. Take part in a Winnipeg City Sightseeing Tour followed by an evening meet and greet hosted by your interpretive guide. (D)

Day 2 – Your adventure begins with an early morning flight out of Winnipeg to Churchill. Upon arrival you will set out on a Churchill & Area tour with afternoon stops at the Park Canada Interpretive Centre and Churchill’s Eskimo Museum, which houses one of the most extensive Inuit Art collections in the world. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Your first encounter with the beautiful beluga whales will take place on a three-hour boat tour on the Churchill River. You’ll meander up and down the river beside the whale pods offering excellent photography opportunities. The boat tour includes a stop for a walking tour at the historically and architecturally significant Fort Prince of Wales. In the afternoon, join a local dog musher for an exciting dog-carting excursion. You will have a chance to meet the dog sled team and learn about this important local tradition. (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Full day Tundra Buggy Excursion in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area awaits! (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Start your day with a zodiac boat ride on the Churchill River. This gives you a chance to get even closer to the beluga whales for incredible photographs and a unique view of the extraordinarily curious and friendly mammals. In the afternoon experience the vast and colorful beauty of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area on a half-day Tundra Buggy ride. There will be plenty of photography opportunities as we travel through the tundra in search of the majestic polar bear. (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Depart Churchill by air in the morning, arriving Winnipeg midday. Guests may depart Winnipeg at their leisure. (no meals)


Tour Media

Photo Gallery (click to enlarge)

  • Beluga Whales
  • Boat Tour
  • Belugas
  • Close-up of Zodiac Boat
  • Bird in grass
  • Zodiac Boat