Jun 23 – Jul 14 | $5950

Limited Availability
Only 6 Berths Available

This Arctic sailing trip is a combination of bluewater and coastal sailing, and full adventure! Firstly, the trip begins in Newfoundland and we’ll sail north to Greenland, keeping an eye out for sea life and sea ice along the way. Afterwards, once we’ve cleared in Nuuk (Godthåb), we begin our anchorage hopping along the west coast toward Disko Bay. Specific anchorages and villages visited will depend largely on weather. During this arctic sailing trip we’ll cross into the Arctic Circle, sailing amongst behemoth icebergs in the land of the midnight sun. Lastly, our final stop of the trip is Ilulissat, where the number of sled dogs rivals the number of people! Additionally, where the Ilulissat Icefjord (an UNESCO World Heritage Site) spits the icebergs out into Disko Bay.

While underway, all meals on board Sea Dragon are delicious and vegetarian, with the addition of fish if we catch any along the way.

Additionally, this Arctic sailing voyage is not a trip for the infirm or physically unfit. Guests MUST be able to go up and down the companionway and move safely about the boat while in rough conditions. Equally, having good balance and reasonably good health is important. Please contact us with any health questions, or if you answer “YES” to any of the questions on our health questionnaire prior to signing up for the trip!

Ardent Training is offering a significant discount on the RYA Day Skipper Theory online course to anyone signed up for this trip. If you’re interested in taking the course, let us know when you sign up and we can give you the discount code! For instance, a lot of guest and students use this opportunity to double up on training opportunities.

KEY POINTS – Arctic Sailing

  • Distance: 1350 nautical miles
  • Cost: $5950 if you sign up by September 30
  • Date: Jun 23 – Jul 14, 2024 (22 Days, 21 Nights)
  • Start: St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
  • End: Ilulissat, Greenland

For more Arctic sailing details, please explore the drop down menus at the bottom of the page.

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Sea Dragon
You will arrive at the boat in St John’s between 1500-1700. Night on the dock.

Day 2: Safety Briefings 
Today will be full of boat briefings and getting the boat prepped for passage. In addition, you’ll have some time in the afternoon to explore town!

Day 3: Set Sail to Nuuk 
Arctic sailing! It’s finally time to hoist the sails and head north to the Arctic! 

Day 4-9: Underway 
Life and rhythm on Sea Dragon will quickly take shape around the watch schedule and life will be wonderfully simple and disconnected from the norm. In addition, we’ll keep a sharp lookout for all different kinds of seabirds and marine mammals along the way. 

Day 10: Arrive Nuuk
The mountains are quite the backdrop as we find our way to tie up in the inner harbor amongst the fishing vessels and clear in. After that, once the boat is sorted, it will be time to head off to explore the capital of the biggest island on the planet!

Day 11: Nuuk 
There’s plenty to do around town from checking out restaurants and bars, to visiting museums or even the fabulous local swimming pool. Above all, you’ll undoubtedly feel the embrace of the lovely culture here.

Day 12-20: Head North  
After enjoying a few nights on the dock, we’ll untie and start heading north to continue on Arctic sailing. The weather will largely dictate our stops, however, this time of year should be great. Furthermore, you’ll enjoy long summer days, finding the midnight sun. Gazing upon glaciers, growlers, icebergs, whales, seals, seabirds, breathtaking mountains, and much more. In addition to the wildlife, we’ll get to explore villages, hike remote landscapes, and cross the Arctic Circle!

Day 21: Arrive Ilulissat
Lastly, arrival on the dock in the harbor, where we’ll spend the night before departure. There will be time to have a wander through town and even out to see the Icefjord! 

Day 22: Depart Sea Dragon
You will need to depart Sea Dragon by 0900.

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Icy Interests Deposit

Icy Interests Deposit

The deposit is only $500. It’s non refundable if you back out, but if we cancel or modify the trip we are happy to return your money or apply it to a different voyage.  Please review the Crew Contract for full details. The remaining balance is due 60 days before the trip begins. Please contact us with any questions.

Contact Us

Call Us: +1 ‪(305) 330-4212‬ (Pacific Time) If we don’t pick up, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

What's Included
Contribution Includes:
– 21 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
All meals (vegetarian), snacks, and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear

Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to St John’s Harbor or from Ilulissat Harbor
– Transportation from St. John’s International Airport (YYT) or to Ilulissat Airport (JAV)
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

Packing List

It will be cold! Take a look at our High Latitude packing list.

Travel Details

St. John’s International Airport is a 15 min taxi from the harbor. Ilulissat Airport is a 10 min taxi from the harbor.

All Crew members are responsible for their own passports and any necessary visas. You must have at least 6 months remaining on your passport beyond our arrival in Greenland.
Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea, or contact us directly to discuss.

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