As your expedition heads into the second largest bay in the world, the focus turns back to wildlife watching. There are numerous landing site options in Hudson Bay, including Zodiac excursions around Walrus Island and shore excursions and hiking at Digges, Coats and Marble Islands.
The relatively shallow waters of Hudson Bay create a rich marine environment where you may spot a wide variety of animals. First the big cliffs at Digges Islands attract black guillemots and Iceland gulls. On the ground you may spot caribou and polar bears. Beluga whales are often seen around the ship. If time allows, we'll lunch the zodiacs for a closer look. If you’re anxious for more walrus encounters then Coats Island, and the aptly named Walrus Island, should provide the best opportunities for good viewing in this part of Hudson Bay.
Over at Coral Harbour, a small settlement of Inuit people live on the shores of Southampton Island. This area was home to one of the last Thule Inuit settlements in the Arctic, with Sallirmuit people living here until the 20th Century.
Get ready to get active by hiking on Marble Island. You’ll gain a whole new perspective on life in the Arctic as this part of Hudson Bay has a lengthy list of expedition mysteries and tragic stories. Your Expedition Team will fill you in on why the island is nicknamed Deadman’s Island.