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New York
Reviewed 10 January 2015

My wife and I have taken numerous wildlife viewing vacations, many among various species of whales. We recognize wildlife sightings are rarely guaranteed. Therefore, after several conversations with the owners of Arctic Watch we choose to spend a week there solely based on the owner’s promise the whales would definitely be there the week we were planning. We saw no...

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21Thank wolfgang613
Richard W, Manager at Arctic Watch Lodge, responded to this review

Response written by Tessum Weber, operational manager: Thank you for your review. We encourage all guests to share (in person, on our trip surveys and trip advisor) factually correct comments and constructive criticism. - At the time of your reservation, you were suggested a week within the historical averages of the beluga whale congregation in Cunningham Inlet. These averages are...

Imperial Beach, California
Reviewed 25 November 2014

My husband and I absolutely loved our trip to The Arctic Watch Lodge on Sommerset Island, Nunavut, Canada. The Weber family is welcoming and does everything in their power to make sure all of their guests are comfortable and have the best time. You do stay in tents but they are cozy with heavy comforters on the beds and hot...

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8Thank Robin K
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2014

As an avid world traveler, the Canadian Arctic has been at the top of my list of "must see" places for a number of years. After extensive research into the best ways to see the Arctic, in October 2013 I opted to book 1 week for my husband and I to go to Arctic Watch in July 2014. My husband...

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12Thank Claire R
Iqaluit Nunavut
Reviewed 31 August 2014

As Northerners goinng further north may seem odd but there are trips which require odd approaches and our week at Arctic Watch was one of them. My daughter worked at Nunavut Tourism and first "discovered" the lodge. A year in advance as a family we discussed heading north by northwest and decided it was THE destination for the summer of...

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5Thank Polarpilot
London
Reviewed 27 August 2014

There is no doubt that if you are seriously interested in viewing and photographing the renowned Beluga Whales which inhabit Cunningham Inlet on Somerset Island during the months of July and August, Arctic Watch is definitely a world class observation site. Indeed we were inspired by the highly acclaimed BBC Wildlife Series, “Frozen Planet” and also by first-hand reports by...

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20Thank nigor
Richard W, Owner at Arctic Watch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your comments have been taken into consideration and will be reviewed with our staff. As per your reservation form, received by our office upon your booking, your dietary needs were indicated such "Vegetarian and my wife is lactose intolerant". We do indicate in our booking form, that any dietary needs are planned in advance. Your...

QLD
Reviewed 24 August 2014

A trip for a visit to the unique Arctic Watch was on my bucket list for ages. Finally, everything fell into place & I was able to plan the journey from far away Queensland. I chose to break the jet lag with a couple of days on the Rocky Mountaineer to arrive “rested & relaxed" in Yellowknife. AW is open...

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8Thank C T
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I went to Arctic Watch this summer and had a wonderful experience. The camp is located in a beautiful inlet where hundreds of belugas come to chill. The activities during the day are lots of fun, and you can choose what you like the most, kayak, hikes, fishing, whale watching, etc. The staff was awesome and experimented always trying to...

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4Thank isabel c
Toronto
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Having just returned from Arctic Watch, I can honestly say that it was an experience I will be talking about for a long time to come. There were many beluga whales in the inlet, most of them with calves, and it was quite easy to get near them, both on land and in kayaks. We saw muskoxen, arctic hares, snowy...

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4Thank kannstadter
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 15 August 2014

I had the best time! The staff was amazing and everything else was great! We saw lots of belugas, polar bears and more!! The food was great! I loves everything about the camp!! Be ready to have the most amazing experience of your life time!

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We spent a week at Arctic Watch. We appreciate and respect the owners’ passion for the Arctic and the effort required to establish and maintain the facility on remote Somerset Island. However, the primary purpose of our trip was to see the Beluga Whales. We saw no whales! We choose to vacation at Arctic Watch solely because of the Beluga...

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Arctic Watch is a Nunavut 5-star resort, located 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Home to over 2000 beluga whales, Arctic Watch is home to the largest annual migration of beluga whales on earth. Guests can see beluga whales, polar bears, arctic foxes, seals, muskoxen, snowy owls and more. Hike the tundra, explore canyons, sea kayak with beluga whales, raft the Cunningham River, fish for Arctic char, ATV the Northwest Passage or relax at Arctic Watch with a glass of wine; the staff at Arctic Watch are on hand 24/7 to ensure the experience of a lifetime. With over 25 years experience, we strive to create tailored experiences, catering the each visitor's desires and abilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arctic Watch Lodge

Address: Cunningham Inlet, Somerset Island, Nunavut X0A 0V0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nunavut
Price Range: RM2,372 - RM3,388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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