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Imperial Beach, California
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Add this to your bucket list because it is worth every penny. Flying in we saw hundreds of beluga whales in the bay and the staff was there to welcome us when we landed. The food is exceptional and the staff makes each and every outing exciting and interesting. We saw Beluga Whales, Musk Ox, Hawks, Arctic Hare, Snowy Owls... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

All expectations were met and then some! We were very lucky: we got to see so many whales! The trip of a lifetime! Chef Justin Tse and his team cooked fabulous meals ending in great desserts - too much good stuff! One cannot loose weight on such good food! They had lovely wines as well. The tours were definitely physically... More 

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Vancouver
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2016

July 10-17, 2015 I visited the high Canadian Arctic and spent one week at Arctic Watch Lodge! It was heavenly! I was immediately transported to a magical place where the cares of my city life slipped away. I was invigorated by the 24 hour sunlight and I was in awe watching the hundreds of beluga whales playing in Cunningham inlet.The... More 

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2love2hike
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104 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I can not say enough positive things about the well oiled machine that is The Arctic Watch Lodge. This is a lodge, not a 5star resort. It's a 5 star tented camp though. The activities, which are mostly all included outside of fishing, and that's just an inexpensive license. They have great gear for all the activities; kayaking, rafting, ATV.... More 

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Burien, Washington
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374 reviews
163 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

We were supposed to go to Arctic Watch this summer. They collected our deposit for a three week trip and gave us a price in writing. New ownership took over. We were told we could no longer come for three weeks and that the price for two weeks would be more than our original quote. We accepted their offer of... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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43 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

I was looking for a unique trip and found it when I stumbled across Arctic Watch. This was both my first arctic visit and active tour, and I couldn't have enjoyed the experience more. Logistically a tour like this would be extremely complex to organise and execute but the Weber family pulled it off. Our group experienced great weather, ideal... More 

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Richard W, Manager at Arctic Watch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! It was a pleasure to welcome you to Arctic Watch. Warm regards Tessum Weber Guests Experience Manager at Arctic Watch More 

New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

My wife and I have taken numerous wildlife viewing vacations, many among various species of whales. We recognize wildlife sightings are rarely guaranteed. Therefore, after several conversations with the owners of Arctic Watch we choose to spend a week there solely based on the owner’s promise the whales would definitely be there the week we were planning. We saw no... More 

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Richard W, Manager at Arctic Watch Lodge, responded to this review

Response written by Tessum Weber, operational manager: Thank you for your review. We encourage all guests to share (in person, on our trip surveys and trip advisor) factually correct comments and constructive criticism. - At the time of your reservation, you were suggested a week within the historical averages of the beluga whale congregation in Cunningham Inlet. These averages are... More 

Imperial Beach, California
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 November 2014

My husband and I absolutely loved our trip to The Arctic Watch Lodge on Sommerset Island, Nunavut, Canada. The Weber family is welcoming and does everything in their power to make sure all of their guests are comfortable and have the best time. You do stay in tents but they are cozy with heavy comforters on the beds and hot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

As an avid world traveler, the Canadian Arctic has been at the top of my list of "must see" places for a number of years. After extensive research into the best ways to see the Arctic, in October 2013 I opted to book 1 week for my husband and I to go to Arctic Watch in July 2014. My husband... More 

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Iqaluit Nunavut
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

As Northerners goinng further north may seem odd but there are trips which require odd approaches and our week at Arctic Watch was one of them. My daughter worked at Nunavut Tourism and first "discovered" the lodge. A year in advance as a family we discussed heading north by northwest and decided it was THE destination for the summer of... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $700 - $1,000 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles KayJS, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are equal.”
 of 5 bubbles JessicaR795, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If travelling solo, consider choosing room share.”
 of 5 bubbles LilUgs, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Tents are all cozy and comfortable. There is wifi access in the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles RobinK142, 25 Nov 2014 | Read review
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