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Tours & cruises: Whale watching in Manitoba

April 27, 2011|By Avital Binshtock | Special to the Los Angeles Times
  • Beluga whales loll in waters off Churchill, Canada, a small town on the western shore of Hudson Bay. It's possible to don a snorkel and commune with the friendly, curious mammals in the cold waters lapping the northern part of Manitoba.
Beluga whales loll in waters off Churchill, Canada, a small town on the western… (Seal River Lodge )

The Great Canadian Travel Co.'s six-day "Churchill Beluga Whale Tour" takes travelers to observe migrating belugas at the mouth of Canada's far-north Churchill River. Other highlights include a "tundra buggy" excursion to see other wildlife and town tours.

Itinerary: Winnipeg, Canada, to Churchill and back

Dates: Departures every Saturday from July 2 to Aug. 13

Price: About $1,900, double occupancy (single supplement about $600), including hotel accommodations, airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill, an airport transfer in Churchill and all sightseeing and boat tours. Not included are meals, a 5% tax and a fuel surcharge (if applicable). Kayak or snorkel with the belugas for an additional $170, including wetsuit rental.

Info: Great Canadian Travel Co., Winnipeg, Canada; (204) 949-0199.

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