Silversea Expedition Cruises To MONUMENTAL ISLAND

Black Guillemot

Monumental Island is a splinter of ancient metamorphic rock, hunching in the frigid waters of the Davis Strait, defying the ocean and ice around it. Named to honour the legendary Polar Explorer Sir John Franklin, the island displays at times displays everything Nunavut has to offer, in an ocean studded with vast icebergs drifting across from Greenland. View more

Monumental Island is a well known den site for polar bears, the icon of the Arctic; there is a good chance to see mother bears with cubs on the island, as the bears become trapped by the lack of summer ice, using the island as a base to hunt until the ice returns in the Autumn. Seeing the white silhouette of a polar bear against the ancient black rock and autumn tundra colours is an experience that will remain long after returning on board. Groups of harp seals are a common sight in the waters around Monumental Island, and can be very curious, often swimming very close to investigate new objects such as boats. There are several sites on the island also used as haul out sites for the charismatic Atlantic Walrus. These vast animals are surprisingly gentle and skittish, and can often be observed caring for their calves on the rock bluffs while keeping a careful watch for polar bears. Almost nowhere else in Nunavut can the charismatic wildlife of the Arcticbe observed in such a stunning setting.

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KANGERLUSSUAQ To KANGERLUSSUAQ
  • Departure
    Aug 08 2021
  • Duration
    16 Days
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    Silver Cloud
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KANGERLUSSUAQ To KANGERLUSSUAQ
  • Departure
    Aug 08 2022
  • Duration
    16 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Wind
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Excursions in MONUMENTAL ISLAND

Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team

Today we take guests out in groups for a Zodiac Cruise to admire bird and Marine life on the shores of Lady Franklin Island. This Island is known to have a large walrus population in the area, and we will endeavour to show guests these magnificent animals by Zodiac. Brunnich guillemots, black-legged kittiwakes, greater snow geese, Herring gull and ivory gull, Glaucous gull, Northern fulmar are only some of the birds we may potentially see. Guests will need to dress warm, remember their cameras and bring their sense of adventure (as usual).

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.