Icy Interests | Newfoundland – Greenland
Jun 23 – Jul 14 | $4950
This Arctic sailing trip is part bluewater sailing, part coastal, and full adventure. We’ll start the trip in Newfoundland, and sail north to Greenland, keeping an eye out for sea life and sea ice along the way. After clearing in Nuuk (Godthåb), we’ll begin our anchorage hopping along the west coast toward Disco Bay. The specific anchorages and villages visited will depend largely on weather. During this trip we’ll cross the Arctic Circle and sail amongst the behemoth icebergs in the land of the midnight sun. The last stop of the trip is Ilulissat, where the number of sled dogs rivals the number of people and where the Ilulissat Icefjord (an UNESCO World Heritage Site) spits the icebergs out into Disco Bay.
All meals on board Sea Dragon are delicious and vegetarian, with the addition of fish if we catch any along the way.
This is not a trip for the infirm or physically unfit – you MUST be able to go up and down the companionway and move safely about the boat while in rough conditions, have good balance, and be in reasonably good health. 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!
- Distance: 1350 nautical miles
$5950$4950 if you sign up by September 30
- Date: Jun 24 – Jul 14, 2024 (22 Days, 21 Nights)
- Start: St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
- End: Ilulissat, Greenland
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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. You’ll have some time in the afternoon to explore town.
Day 3: Set Sail to Nuuk
It’s 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. 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 getting the boat 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.
Day 12-20: Head North
After enjoying a few nights on the dock, we’ll untie and start heading north. The weather will largely dictate our stops, but this time of year it should be great. We’ll also have long summer days, finding the midnight sun. We’ll see glaciers, growlers, icebergs, whales, seals, seabirds, breathtaking mountains and much more. We’ll get to explore villages, hike remote landscapes and cross the Arctic Circle.
Day 21: Arrive Ilulissat
We’ll arrive 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.
In order to board Sea Dragon, you must take a Rapid Antigen or Rapid PCR COVID-19 test, administered by a medical professional, no more than 72 hours before boarding the vessel. If you test positive on this test, you will not be allowed to board the vessel, and we will be happy to transfer your booking to a future voyage.
Should a country on the itinerary have additional requirements for entry, you must be able to comply with those requirements – if you cannot, we will be happy to transfer your booking to a future voyage.
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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.
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.
– 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
It will be cold! Take a look at our Temperate packing list.
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.