An on-board hydrophone allows travelers to listen to the songs of the belugas; you can even swim with them on an optional excursion.
The trip will take you to explore lakes, forests, marshes and meadows.
More than 3,000 beluga whales spend the summer in Churchill and our motorized rafts put us at eye level with them.
Churchill, Manitoba, has gained fame as the "Polar Bear Capital of the World." But in the summer, an equally impressive natural event occurs: some 3,500 beluga whales return to the estuary where the Churchill River flows into the Hudson Bay.
Belugas—which WWF works to protect as part of its Cetaceans Action Plan—are fascinating animals. They are the most vocal of all whales (earning the nickname "sea canaries"), they have the unique ability to turn their heads, and they can swim backwards.
During this tour you'll use Zodiac boats to get amazingly close to the whales. You may even have the opportunity to kayak or snorkel among them, if you'd like.
Travel northward by train, observing incredible vistas.
In addition to beluga whales, search for caribou, arctic fox and snowy owls.
Polar bear sightings are possible, too.Enjoy the atmosphere of a small group (just 14 travelers).