Gateway to the Arctic





Sail Canadian cruising grounds aboard S/V ArcticEarth, the 56' cutter designed for Arctic waters by Ed Joy Designs at Lyman-Morse. This sturdy aluminum vessel is outfitted as a safe, versatile, wind-powered expedition platform. ArcticEarth combines world-class offshore and high-latitude expedition support with a science/culture sensibility. The overall exploration by our international Captain and crew… how does the gateway to the Arctic tie to the north and to the larger planet?


ArcticEarth SOUTH: The Gulf of Maine Gateway´╗┐



ArcticEarth SOUTH: Nova Scotia 

(US$2,900/night for 4-6 people)

July 1 to 8, depart/return Halifax.

July 10 to 18, depart/return Halifax.

July 21 to July 28, depart/return Halifax. 

Board at the Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia to meet the boat, Captain, and crew. You can design your trip as you go, to make the most of the sea and weather conditions. We will make two or three coastal stops -such as the historic Lunenburg- seeking a weather window for an option to make an offshore overnight passage along the infamous Scotian Shelf, searching for Arctic migratory wildlife. Then a return overnight sail to Halifax.



ArcticEarth SOUTH: Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick 

(US$2,900/night for 4-6 people)

Aug 14 to 19, depart/return Campobello Island.

Sept 6 to 16, depart/return Campobello Island.

Board at Welshpool Landing on Campobello Island to meet boat, Captain, and crew. We explore the highly dynamic Passamaquoddy Bay before heading out to Grand Manan and Isle Haut of the infamous Bay of Fundy. Average worldwide tidal range is 3 feet. Here, it can be as much as 52 feet!  That’s just a little bit more than Ungava Bay, 1,200 miles to the north. We return to Campobello Island.

Base pricing for the Full Vessel charter covers all expedition activities for a group of 4 to 6 people: sailing, provisioning, basic dive support, shore excursions, meals, dockage and mooring.



Captain Alex Jara joins the team in 2023 for the ArcticEarth SOUTH region, which he looks forward to exploring. Originally from Barcelona, he has skippered vessels in the Spanish Med, the Caribbean, Croatia, Greece, and SouthEast Asia before discovering Chilean Patagonia. His high-latitude sailing began in South Georgia and Antarctica. In 2023, he skippered the former Pelagic Australis (now called Witness) for Greenpeace. Besides his native Catalan, he speaks English,Spanish, French, Portuguese, some Italian. Alex loves wildlife, documentaries, and is a keen mechanic and cook. 

[Captain Magnus Day returns for our 2024 ArcticEarth NORTH expeditions in Greenland.] 

photo credits from top: P. Burian, J. Cunningham, 



Contact us to make a reservation or for more information.

NorthPoint Yacht Charters 207 557 1872