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London
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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... More 

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20 Thank 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... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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... More 

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8 Thank C T
Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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... More 

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4 Thank isabel c
Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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... More 

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4 Thank kannstadter
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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... More 

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9 Thank amadeusny
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 June 2014

"After a lengthy search for the trip of a lifetime (fiftieth anniversary crisis!) we chose a week at Arctic Watch - an outpost hundreds of miles North of the Arctic Circle, on Somerset Island. Run by Arctic polar explorer and athlete Richard Weber and his family, Arctic Watch provided rugged, but comfortable accommodation, great French Canadian cuisine, the company of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

I have been to Arctic Watch 4 times and am returning this summer for my 5th visit. If you are a lover of the wilderness, a fan of the North, or just generally curious about the more extreme portions of our planet, Arctic Watch should be number one on your "must visit" list. there are many ways to see the... More 

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2 Thank tim g
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Review provided by Shirl and Wilf Brooks at Arctic Watch July 2013 We took our grandaughters on an African Safari where they saw many exoctic animals from a traveling vehicle. When it came time for our Grandsons age 13 and 14, they wanted adventure. After a great deal of searching, we settled on Arctic Watch and THEY GOT IT. For... More 

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Kemptville, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Trip of a lifetime. Dream trip. Well, only if you get there! We had booked in early November 2013 for the week of August 1-8, 2014. Started shopping for arctic duds, lined up the airline tickets and did all the organization for care of the responsibilities at home. BAM! A matter-of-fact telephone call early in January, 2014. We'd been "bumped".... More 

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11 Thank Diana B
Richard W, Owner at Arctic Watch Lodge, responded to this review

Arctic Watch is a small family run business, focused on client satisfaction. We have been in arctic tourism for over 30 years and are not in the business of cancelling clients. As per our reservation policies, all clients are advised to purchase travel insurance prior to their visit. This is standard policy, for any travel in the arctic. All program... More 

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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: €493 - €704 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“All of the beds are super cozy and warm.”
 of 5 bubbles RobinK142, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Everything is PERFECT! Lovely and clean! THANK YOU!”
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“All rooms are equal.”
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“If travelling solo, consider choosing room share.”
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“Tents are all cozy and comfortable. There is wifi access in the main lodge.”
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