tuk tours 2013


We offer a variety of wonderful tour options to Tuktoyaktuk that include an exceptional and traditional Inuvialuit guide. Our guide and her husband, a very knowledgable birder who is often present on the tour, are one of only a few reaming native families who still hunt and trap and live off the land for most of the year at their remote bush camp. This exclusive guide is available for all of our Tuk tours.

  • The Traditional Tuk Tour (4 hours) $525 per person
  • The Cultural Tuk Tour (5-9 hours) $650 per person
  • Delta Tour Flight (1 hr) or
    Flight to the Richardson mountains, Aklavik and back
    $350 per person
  • Wildlife Tour Flight - (Herschel route 2 hrs.)
    $465 per person
  • Flight to Aklavik and back
    $300 per person (no minimum)
  • HERSCHEL ISLAND By Float Plane (5-6 hours)
    $775 per person - 3 people minimum/maximum
  • HERSCHEL ISLAND by Twin Otter Groups please inquire

5% GST tax is extra on all prices quoted
*These prices are subject to change

TUK Tours

Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
Frozen Fish in the Underground Ice House
Frozen Fish in the Underground Ice House
IBYUK The Pingo Canadian Landmark
IBYUK The Pingo Canadian Landmark
Arctic Ocean
Ice Road into Tuktoyaktuk
Frozen Fish in the Underground Ice House
Small Tour Plane
IBYUK The Pingo Canadian Landmark
Traditional Sod House
Arctic Ocean
Tour Guide
Frozen Fish in the Underground Ice House
Ice House Ladder
IBYUK The Pingo Canadian Landmark
Village of Tuk
Arctic Ocean
Yoshi's Photo of a Pingo Near Tuk

The Traditional Tuk Tour 
$525 (4 hours)

Fly the river and the Arctic coastline to the ocean and then back over the treeless tundra to Inuvik. You know, like in a circle, so you see everything and don't repeat scenery.   And it's all from the air, from a bird's eye view! This is a realistic, sensible and spectacular way to see the Mackenzie Delta, pingos, tundra and ocean shoreline without feeling beat at the end of the day.  So let us take you on this amazing flight to Tuktoyaktuk all the way to the Beaufort Sea!  On this 50 minute flight over the Mackenzie River and Delta you will fly beyond the tree line and over the expanses of the vast Arctic landscape.  At the Tuk airport you will be met by our traditional Inuvialuit guide who will take you on a 2-hour driving tour of the community. Dip your toe into the Arctic Ocean or take a plunge. Explore the sod house, see the Trans Canada Trail marker,  the old mission boat and the picturesque little churches and much more. 
flying full day tuk tour

The Cultural Tuk Tour (5-9 hours)
with the option to do a Side Trip by Boat on the Arctic Ocean
$650 per person

This is your opportunity to spend the entire day up on the Arctic Ocean and immerse yourself into some real native culture! You will fly to Tuktoyaktuk at 9:30 am over the beautiful tundra and many little lakes. You will also see the larger Eskimo Lakes that connect to salt water in the Beaufort Sea. You can also see several pingos from the air including the largest one, Ibyuk, the Pingo Canadian Landmark. Beautiful flight!

Your flight is about 30 minutes each way in a larger plane, like a Twin Otter that can fly even if the weather isn’t perfect so your chance of getting to Tuk is better than flying in a smaller plane. You have the option to return at 4 pm or at 7 pm that evening.

Our tour guide will greet you at the airport in her van and will give you a two-hour traditional ground tour. Dip your toe into the Arctic Ocean or take a plunge and get a cool certificate for doing that! Explore the sod house, an amazing replica of a traditional sod house used by natives of the area many years ago. See the Trans Canada Trail marker,  the old mission boat and the picturesque little churches…. and your guide will make sure you can get a good view of Ibyuk from the ground. 

In addition to this you will get one extra hour of cultural experiences in a native home. 

Your guide will invite you into her home for a hot traditional meal of caribou stew and Eskimo donuts.  You can also sample muskox meat, dry fish, muktuk and dry whale meat… and she will show you her own smoke house. 

She will then show you some of the furs and skins that she harvested this past winter at her camp 155 miles out of Tuk. You will see antlers from different types of caribou, also different types of fox hides and muskox fur. In addition to furs, she also has some very interesting traditional clothing. You will see the old parka that her mother wore which has a beautiful sunburst hood….and the polar bear pants….They are so cool!

Our guide and her husband are one of just three families left in the Tuk area who still live in isolation out on the land most of the year. They donʼt just visit their camp once in a while or talk to you about the way their ancestors lived. They are still living the traditional lifestyle out there on the land themselves!  How neat is that!

After your ground tour you are left to further explore the area on your own, or you have the option to add on a boat trip on the Arctic Ocean and explore even farther north up the Tuk Peninsula. On this boat ride you will see many more pingos and if you are lucky….you will see Beluga whales! Finally your guide will shuttle you back to the airport for the return flight to Inuvik.

This is truly a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience and if it's not on your "bucket list" it should be! Don't die or leave Inuvik before going with us all the way to Tuktoyaktuk at the top of the North American continent!


$175 per person

Take a spectacular 1-1.5 hour boat trip out of Tuk and onto the Arctic Ocean. This is a really nice way to enjoy boating at the top of the world! You will travel onto the Beaufort Sea and and look for Beluga whales that may be traveling through the area. Your local Inuvialuit guide is an experienced mariner and hunter and is an expert at finding animals on the land or at sea but you are not guaranteed to see wildlife.

This tour is totally weather dependant and we will not guarantee it until you are in Tuk and your guide has confirmed that conditions are favourable that day for the tour. We are offering this tour only as an add-on to your Full-day Cultural Tuk Tour.

Sightseeing Flights

The following SIGHTSEEING FLIGHTS are available upon request. The minimum is four people.


$865 per person plus GST
July 10, 2016

Herschel Island is a Yukon Territorial Park located in the Arctic Ocean only a few kilometres north of Ivvavik National Park and the beautiful British Mountains. We are planning to fly to Herschel in a twin otter plane which will land with tundra tires on the beach in front of the historic buildings and driftwood shelters.

You will be flying a very scenic route for about 1 hour from Inuvik to and from this beautiful little island in the Beaufort Sea. This flight offers you a great opportunity to view a variety of wild life along the way, such as moose feeding in the Mackenzie Delta, caribou grazing near the coast, beluga whales swimming in the ocean, grizzly bears and even muskox, some of which have been living right on the Island for several summers.

Upon landing you will be met by the park rangers who will give you a brief tour of the historical buildings reminiscent of the days when Herschel Island was a centre for hunting the bowhead whales. This is not only a place of historical value; it is a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers.

The bird life is incredible with many birds nesting close to the buildings in early summer. Plants and wildflowers grow lusciously in this special environment which is conducive to plant growth.

You are given 3 hours to explore the island before returning to Inuvik. All in all the tour is about 5 hours. Group size is about 15 people.

Note: We can fly four people to Herschel in a float plane on any other dates in July or August for the same price.

Important Notes & Cancellation Policy for Flying Tours:

  • Tours may be delayed or cancelled due to weather, mechanical issues or other factors. Remember, weather rules in the Arctic!
  • You will not pay for the flight if we or the pilots cancel your flight.
  • The time that your tour starts may change so please be flexible.
  • You will pay for the flight if your plane takes off with the intention of being able to land at its destination even if it can’t land due to unexpected weather or mechanical issues arising along the way (this is rare). Pilots always check weather before a flight so they can get there and back under safe flying conditions.
  • Your ground tour in Tuk may be cut short due to approaching weather systems or other problems that may arise which are out of our control. In this case refunds will not be given and our costs also remain the same.
  • If you are flying in a larger plane with IFR capabilities and have to fly in cloud or above the clouds due to poor weather on the day of your flight, you may not see the scenery below.
  • Try to plan a little extra time into your schedule while traveling in the far north. We suggest that you plan for an extra day in Inuvik to compensate for the possibility of bad flying weather on the day of your tour. Your flight might be rescheduled for the next day.
  • We are not allowed to book the airplane until the day before your tour. If a particular plane is not available we will try to make alternate arrangements for your flight.
  • We ask you to please call us or stop by the Arctic Chalet the evening before your tour so we can discuss the departure time etc..
  • The time of departure may change at the last minute. Make sure we can contact you regarding changes in scheduling.
  • Our cancelation policy is 24 hours before the scheduled flight time.
  • Tour prices do not include GST (5%)
  • The price that you agreed to pay will remain the same even if we add more people to your tour at the last minute.
  • There may be changes to your tour route or to the type of aircraft used or to the flying time. Remember that we are doing all we can to give you the best tour possible.
  • Please be patient, flexible and understanding of varying northern conditions. We hope that you enjoy your adventure in the north!