Birds, Bears and Belugas, 8 Days

GEONT TOURS - представительство американо-канадской корпорации в России. С 1993 года предлагает услуги Российским компаниям и частным лицам, является ведущим туроператором по АМЕРИКЕ и КАНАДЕ.
Туроператор GEONT TOURS предлагает групповые сборные англоязычный туры в Канаде. Практика английского языка, полное погружение в культуру и атмосферу страны понравятся людям изучающим английский язык и тем, кто его уже хорошо знает. Живое общение и расширение словарного запаса, а также яркие впечатления и новые интересные знакомства в рамках такого тура в Америку вам обеспечены.

Birds, Bears and Belugas, 8 days/ 7 nights

Seal River Heritage Lodge (5 nights) and 2 nights in Winnipeg


  • Feature #1:
    We see polar bears in the summer! As part of the vast coastal “polar bear waiting room”, they provide fantastic viewing opportunities for us while they wile away the summer waiting for fall, sea ice and the return to their hunting grounds. The bears, like people, are interested in the belugas as well (though for slightly different reasons) and we’ve witnessed them attempting to hunt the whales from coastal rocks. The scent of the Arctic meals that you enjoy while you visit us might be part of the reason they visit so consistently (but don’t feed the bears!). Whatever the reason, you will be thrilled by this unique adventure.
  • Feature #2:
    Thousands of beluga whales congregate in the Hudson Bay each summer, you will see one, you will see a dozen, you will see and hear hundreds of beluga whales both from the air on the flight to and from the Lodge and also on our boat tours in the Seal River Estuary.
  • Feature #3:
    You can actually swim with the belugas! We have dry suits for your use and we’ll suit you up with a full snorkel set so that you can see them up close and personal. Belugas are among the friendliest of whales and are just as curious about people as people are about them.
  • Feature #4:
    This is a soft adventure highly conducive to family participation and at a convenient time as children are out of school for the summer. This means that you and your family are able to experience polar bears, land’s largest carnivore, in their natural habitat together.

Туры в США, групповые туры, Western Wonders, Геонт туроператор США

Tour Prices (based on double occupancy), CAD
with applicable taxes for non-residents
Double Single Child
2018 11.295 20.895 10.195
2019 12.295 22.795 11.095
Dates, 2018
  • August 10-17 | SOLD OUT
Dates, 2019
  • July 11-18
  • July 16-23
  • July 21-28
  • July 26 - August 2
  • July 31 - August 7
  • August 5-12
  • August 10-17
  • Prices are subject to taxes of 9%
  • Children from ages 8 to 12 qualify for the child rate
  • Single guests can sign up to share a room with another person of the same gender at the regular rate per person based on double occupancy. If a single guest prefers to have a private room option we also have a single private room rate as listed above. This rate guarantees a private room at the Lodge as well as at the hotels required within the package.

Day 1. Arrive into Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at our choice hotel – the Four Points by Sheraton at the Winnipeg Airport. At 7:00pm a dinner will be held at the hotel where you will meet your group and your adventure specialist. You will need your rest tonight for your early morning departure to Churchill.
Day 2. Arrive in Churchill by air where one of our expert staff will meet you at the airport and will provide you with instructions of the morning transfers. Your adventure begins with a breathtaking aerial view of the winding Hudson Bay coast enroute to your home for the next 6 days- Seal River Heritage Lodge. Be prepared to see huge pods of whales, countless birds, as well as caribou and of course, the magnificent Ice Bears. The Seal River Estuary is a summer favorite for these goliaths and they are regularly seen swimming or basking near the water’s edge. Upon your arrival, your hosts will provide a tour of the Lodge and get you settled into your room. A thorough orientation on travel in polar bear country will be provided prior to any outings.
After a full-course lunch Churchill Wild-style, you will experience the coast for the first time. The combination of diversity and sheer natural elegance will amaze you. Ensure your camera battery is charged as if you’re like previous Churchill Wild guests, you will be eager to document each and every moment in this extraordinary and rare ecosystem.
Your first day at the Lodge will be rounded out by the first of many full-course meals and a cozy fireplace for evening wind down. Relax, recharge and get a good rest because you have 5 amazing days to go.
Day 3 to 6. In the coming days, your breakfasts will be served at 8:00 a.m. and the tour of the day will typically depart the Lodge at 9:30 a.m. Depending on both weather and group interest, you will enjoy the following activities:
  • Marine Tours
    Tides and weather permitting we will do at least two expeditions by boat to view beluga whales, seals, seabirds, and polar bears. Marine tours are conducted in large, nine-man inflatable boats, fully equipped with two way radios, safety gear, floatation jackets for each passenger, and a hydrophone so that you can listen to the whale songs. Each expedition is a half day in order to coordinate with the high tides. Both refreshments and lunch will be served aboard. Expect to see hundreds of whales per outing! Beluga whales are very curious and social and will investigate our presence with a bold courage expressed by few other creatures. Getting up-close and personal with these awesome creatures has been life-changing for many Churchill Wild guests.
  • Trekking/Walking Tours
    These are a daily part of the program and they range from short jaunts to photograph a passing caribou perhaps, to day trips with a pack lunch. There is no better way to experience the sheer vastness of the Arctic’s flora and fauna. Nesting bird life, fox dens, wild flowers, and caribou are just a few of the sights you may take in. When polar bears are sighted, your guide will advise you about the best way to maintain a safe viewing distance.
  • Coast by Tundra Tracker
    See the Hudson Bay coast on our custom made Tundra Tracker. A day trip in one of these vehicles allows us to cover a lot of shoreline while searching out wildlife. Lunch is a picnic en route. We provide ample time for exploration and photography of the trail.
  • Whale Swim and exploration by Zodiac
    Take to the bay for the ultimate plunge and join the belugas in their watery world. Dry suits will be provided to offset the chill of the Hudson Bay.
  • Wildlife Photography
    Your guides have many years of experience in the field both as photographers themselves and working with professional photographers and can assist in many aspects of wildlife photography both in the composition and the execution of that memorable shot of a lifetime.
  • Ocean Paddles
    We have several sea kayaks and canoes on site for your use at any time. Perfect tranquility with only the sound of your dipping paddle and the “sea canaries” is truly awe-inspiring.
  • Aurora Watching
    You can enjoy the greatest light show on earth in summer especially in the latter part of our season. The northern skies are a perfect ballroom for the aurora but remember, the aurora are best photographed with a tripod so if you have one, bring it along.
  • Bird Watching
    150 species of birds visit this area and our expert guides can help you locate and identify a wide variety of these – chances are you will add several "lifers" to your book.
  • Photo Presentations and Lectures
    From lectures on “Travelling in Bear Country” to “Wildlife of the Arctic,” our own northern adventurers will regale you with photos and stories. These conversations provide you the opportunity to learn about the Arctic wildlife, landscape, and people.
  • Rest and Relaxation
    Should you decide that curling up by the fireplace with a good book or enjoying a hot drink and sharing stories with your fellow adventurers is what you need, you can feel free to do that too.
Day 7. After another hearty Lodge breakfast, we will begin air transfers back to Churchill. Have your cameras ready for the return flight as it affords excellent opportunities for great aerial shots. Today is your last day in the Churchill region.
Upon your return to Churchill, our representative will store your luggage. The balance of the day is then free for browsing the shops and exhibits of Churchill. Local places such as Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Eskimo Museum, the Polar Bear Holding Compound (otherwise known as the Polar Bear Jail), as well as the Parks Canada exhibit are all of great interest. Please refer to your “Top things to do and see” list we provided.
Lunch and dinner are on your own this day. Please refer to the Safari Journal for suggestions.
Your flight south to Winnipeg will take place this evening and we hope to see you back at one of our Eco-Lodges for some more bear viewing very soon! Upon your arrival into Winnipeg collect your bags and head off to your hotel for the evening. The Four Points by Sheraton is conveniently located at the airport.
Day 8. After a restful sleep you will pack your bags in preparation for your flight home. You will also enjoy a complimentary breakfast at your hotel before your trip back to reality.


Access: By Air only. Wheel plane or helicopter.
Location: A 60 km and 30 minute flight from Churchill, Seal River Heritage Lodge was strategically built on the shores of the Hudson Bay, near the Seal River estuary.

Туры в Канаде, белые медведи в Канаде, Геонт туроператор США и Канады

Seal River Heritage Lodge maximizes viewing potential by giving guests the opportunities to see bears from a variety of locations. Whether it is from one of the nature trails, the lodge’s viewing tower, or just outside the window as you dine, a trip to Seal River Heritage Lodge means guests will see polar bears and other wildlife like no adventurer on a Churchill town-only package can.
Seal River Heritage Lodge features:

  • Authentic wilderness lodge style with all the comforts of home
  • Expansive picture windows to maximize ground level viewing
  • Spectacular coastal view of Hudson Bay while hiking, dining or relaxing
  • A viewing tower to take in the expansive tundra landscape and its wild inhabitants
  • Cozy common area with fireplace for evening wind down
  • Queen, twin and family rooms each with their own ensuite washrooms
  • Full service meals
  • Electricity 24 hours a day, every day
  • Natural gas and wood heat
  • Library with maps
  • Gift Shop
  • Radio/Telephone

NOTES (What to Bring):

  • Warm down-type Parka and insulated wind pants. Insulated hat, mitts and light gloves. Heavy duty footwear. Layers underneath work best starting with polypro underwear (or similar), sweaters, fleece pants etc. Avoid use of cotton when possible.
  • Select outer clothing such as a parka, insulated pants and boots can be rented locally, for approximately $275 for a 5 day rental. This can be arranged prior to departure with your Churchill Wild adventure specialist.
    Insulated hats and gloves are not available for rental.

Your adventure includes:
The package includes two nights in Winnipeg, five nights at the Lodge, as well as roundtrip airfare between Winnipeg, Churchill, and our Lodge.
Meal inclusions are as follows:

Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Included Meals D L,D B,L,D B,L,D B,L,D B,L,D B B
Legend:   B=Breakfast   L=Lunch   D=Dinner