Where to see and what to know about the narwhal, the unicorn of the sea
For the past few days you have been exploring the far northern reaches of Canada, camping out on the ice floes that surround Bylot and Baffin Island. So far you have had heart-pumping encounters with polar bears, met with the local Inuit people, witnessed seals and walrus, and climbed steep icebergs.
Today as you relax by the flow edge watching a flock of eider ducks swoop down over the still water, you see for the very first time, the tusk of a narwhal pierce the surface. Your guide surveys the situation as they playfully delve beneath you in search of food, and decides that it is safe to swim with them today. You don your dry suit and snorkel, slowly lowering yourself in from the ice to the freezing water.
Our Narwhal and Polar Bear safari gives you the option of swimming with the narwhal if the opportunity arises, but for those who would prefer not to get wet, you can relax and watch them from the safety of the floe edge.
You can see narwhal battling their way in through the crack in the floe edge in search of food as the summer approaches the Arctic.