We offer authentic cultural experiences
Our programs combine adventure and experiential learning about Inuit life and culture within the natural arctic environment. All our tours are hosted and guided by Timmun and Kristiina, with the help of other family members and local resource people.
We prefer to work with small groups
A smaller group enhances the quality of your experience and ensures a more intimate encounter with the environment.
What is included?
The trips are all-inclusive from Cape Dorset. From the moment you arrive in Cape Dorset, we take care of all details, including guides, accommodations, meals and transportation.
We supply tents, sleeping pads and mattresses. We provide all the camping equipment, including arctic survival suits for boat trips. Guests are requested to bring their own sleeping bags.
Huit Huit Tours uses well-maintained equipment. On our summer sea trips we travel on Lumaajuq, a thirty-foot fibreglass boat that was custom-built for passenger safety and comfort. Our transportation equipment includes a 30-foot fibreglass boat, two freighter canoes with outboard motors, qajaq, snow machines, a dog team and trucks.
Accommodations and meals
In Cape Dorset, guests stay in our comfortable, fully equipped house suites. On the land, we use traditional canvas tents or modern expedition tents, inflatable foam mattresses and guests bring their own sleeping bags. At Iqalugaaqjuk Camp we overnight at our cozy cabin. Our menus include northern foods.
What you need or may want to bring
Suitable arctic clothing and footwear, knapsack, camera, film, and a fishing rod (if you are planning on fishing). We provide a detailed list of suitable clothing in our joining package.
What is not included?
- Airfare to and from Cape Dorset
- GST: 5% Goods and Service Tax
- Cost for emergency evacuation and hospitalization
- Additional costs due to changes beyond our control, due to weather, flight cancellations or delays
- Fishing license (available locally for purchase)
How to get here
First Air (an Air Canada partner) flies daily from Ottawa to Iqaluit, with connections to Cape Dorset. You can book your travel through Huit Huit Tours on First Air between Ottawa and Cape Dorset for a special tour fare.
We reserve the right to change itineraries if we feel it would enhance your program or if we are forced to do so by circumstances beyond our control (high winds, packed ice, fog, cancelled flight, etc.)
To book a trip, complete the application form, indicate the tour of your choice and send a 25% deposit. To reserve your air travel, we require full payment of the airfare at time of booking.
Once you have registered, you will receive an information package that contains information about your trip, a medical form, release of liability form, travel information form and a detailed clothing list.
Full payment is due 60 days before trip departure. We accept Visa, cheque, travelersâ€™ cheques or postal money order payable to Huit Huit Tours.
There are many expenses incurred in planning your trip, and as a result, we have put a cancellation policy in place. The terms are as follows:
- Cancellation 61 - 90 days prior to start date 25% of fee retained by Huit Huit Tours
- Cancellation 31 - 60 days prior to start date 50% of fee retained by Huit Huit Tours
- Cancellation 15 - 30 days prior to start date 75% of fee retained by Huit Huit Tours
- Cancellation 0 - 14 days prior to start date 100% of fee retained by Huit Huit Tours
A $ 200.00 administration fee is applied to any cancellation. Airfare is fully refundable less a $200 cancellation fee.
Please mail or fax your completed application form to:
Huit Huit Tours
PO Box 4
Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada
Tel. (867) 897-8806
Fax (867) 897-8434