Aleutian Islands and docked at Kodiak Island on the south coast of Alaska. For a week, we travelled inland on seaplanes, on the lookout for Kodiak brown bear (also known as the Alaskan grizzly bear) so we could witness them hunting thousands of salmon before their winter hibernation. As the expedition entered its final leg in the latter part of the year, our sailing schedule to the Alaskan capital of Juneau and to our last stop in Canada became dependent on the weather, with some serious storms brewing in the Gulf of Alaska. I can safely say we were all looking forward to returning home to our creature comforts. By the end of our four-month-long expedition in late October, Latitude finally docked at Vancouver. Along the way, we had seen no less than 19 polar bears and traversed some 10,000 nautical miles over the course of 100 days. It was certainly the trip of a lifetime—one we’ll never forget. Explore the Arctic via Greenland or Canada aboard the a small yet sturdy vessel specially designed to chart remote and extreme environments. Disembark for ice hikes and wildlife spotting; the ship will make three more voyages in August and September this year before shutting down for the season.
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