Join us for a truly exclusive expedition into the Canadian Arctic to witness Polar Bears. An all-inclusive secret cabin will be our home as we photograph Polar Bears in this unique setting. Limited to a small, exclusive group of only 6 guests, to ensure an intimate setting for each participant. Secure your place today for an unforgettable venture into the remote Canadian Arctic.
Our journey will begin in Churchill, Canada where we will enjoy a welcome meal with Martin and our group. From there we will travel north via Zodiacs and ATVs to our remote cabin. Here we will settle in to our home away from home before Martin shares tales of living with Polar Bears made famous from his documentary "33 Days Among The Bears".
This 8-day arctic adventure aims to show you the often-misunderstood beauty of the Polar Bear as they playfully play together in the summer Fireweed. Open your eyes to a new world, using photography as a creative medium we will gain a deeper understanding of our relationship with the mighty Polar Bear.
Throughout this trip, participants will be given the opportunity to delve into the fundamentals of nature and wildlife photography and photo editing with Martin Gregus. The trip will also host a variety of masterclasses and talks delivered by Martin and your Expedition Leader. This expedition promises a truly unique and once in a lifetime adventure with a true master of his craft.
His journey with photography started at the age of 7 and rapidly evolved after moving to Canada in 2004, where he received his first camera. Martin's keen eye sees patterns and movements in landscapes that many overlook, capturing the beauty of ordinary scenes and once-in-a-lifetime moments. His work tells the story of our planet, filled with detail, natural dynamics, and a creative transformation of nature into visual art.
As the youngest member of the Gregus Creactive Group, Martin has honed his skills in wildlife photography, often using custom equipment, remote cameras, and camera cars to capture the perfect shot. His talent has been recognised globally, with accolades from prestigious contests like the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and publications in National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, and BBC Wildlife Magazine.
Martin's contributions to the field extend beyond photography. He has exhibited his documentary and street photography, delivered presentations, led youth camps, and now operates as a Director of Photography and drone pilot with Avia Eye. His collaborations with Photo Fabrica and Matko Pictures continue to bring exceptional visual stories to life.
Martin's philosophy is simple yet profound: adventure awaits when you're willing to jump for it. His work not only showcases the splendor of wildlife and nature but also inspires a deeper appreciation and understanding of our planet’s diverse habitats.
Welcome to 'The Arctic'
A warm Canadian greeting welcomes you as you arrive in Winnipeg!
We will arrange airport transfers to your pre trip accommodation.
Traditional welcome dinner.
Rest up at your Winnipeg accommodation it's a big day tomorrow.
The journey to our secret arctic location
We'll start our adventure to the arctic after breakfast.
Take a flight from Winnipeg to Churchill where you'll be met by your Expedition Leader.
Travel by Zodiacs and ATVs to your remote outpost cabin deep in the Canadian arctic outpost.
We'll get settled as a group into our home away from home. The first day at the cabin will be spent getting comfortable with our surroundings, and spending some time connecting with nature. Day 1 will be our first half-day with the Polar Bears.
Settle in to dinner with an engaging dinner Q&A with Martin and your Expedition Leader. Discover the stories that fuel Martin's passions for photography and filmmaking, as well as his plans for the future. Opportunity to ask lots of questions as a group.
Accommodation cabin location .
Turning Your Experiences Into Lasting Captures
It's time to be awe-inspired as we witness the majestic Polar Bears play in the Fireweed's.
Each morning we will enjoy a continental breakfast, plus tea and coffee to fuel up for the day.
Heading off each day with Martin to his secret locations we'll have the opportunity to witness one of natures most majestic creatures as the play in the summer Fireweeds. You'll have the opportunity to photograph them with Martin's guidance, or just spend hours being mezmorized as you witness the Polar Bear in its natural environment
Back at the cabin Martin will run Masterclasses on Polar Bears, Photography, Photo Editing, Landscape Photography and more.
Each night will be spent sharing stories from the day over dinner.
Accommodation cabin location.
Sadly nothing lasts forever
On our final day over breakfast you'll have the opportunity to sit with Martin for the final masterclass on photo editing. YOu'll get the opportunity to sit with him and learn from a master photographer.
After breakfast we'll spend our final half day with the Polar Bears before saying goodbye and travelling back to Churchill.
We'll travel via charter flight back to Winnipeg where it's time to check into your final night accommodation.
Wake up for your final morning in Winnipeg.
Enjoy your breakfast with your expedition crew before departing.
“Thanking the stars I found Airguides and Jono Allen's trip. We were totally taken care of! Paul answered all our questions and took care of the details so all we had to do was get there. Jono is an amazing, talented photographer who created a special group experience. The WHALES were mind blowing. What a gift to be in Tonga staring into the eye of a baby whale! This trip was a lifelong dream come true. I highly recommend it so much we’ve already signed up again for next year!"
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Polar Bears are an apex predator so all guests will need to follow the instruction of Martin and your Expedition Leader to ensure we keep a safe distance. This is for the Polar Bears safety, as well as yours.
Eligible countries can obtain a visa on arrival Visa-exempt (eTA eligible). Please visit the Canadian Immigration website for a full list of countries or contact us for assistance.
*For assistance in booking your flights or if you have any other inquiries, please get in touch and we can help.
Your adventure will be guided by a seasoned Airguides Trip Leader, who's an experienced travel guide and your primary contact for any needs or questions during the trip. What sets our trips apart? We'll be joined by a 'Storyteller Guide,' a true expert with deep knowledge and a genuine passion for the destination, adding authentic insights and stories to your journey.
Our trips are intimate and immersive experiences, accommodating 8-12 guests. Along with a knowledgeable Storyteller Guide and an Airguides Trip Leader, you'll join a diverse group of like-minded adventurers. Our guests come from various countries and backgrounds, including solo travellers, couples, and friends. This adventure is designed for travellers aged 18 and above.
Solo travellers can opt for a private room, which incurs a single-supplement fee. Please contact us for specific pricing details. Alternatively, we may offer a roommate pairing option on a limited, first-come, first-served basis. Reach out to us for availability and more information.
Certainly! If you need help finding the best flights or planning your travel routes, we're here to help. Just reach out to us, and our team will be more than happy to provide guidance and support.
We'd love to speak with you about this trip and answer any questions you have! Feel free to call, text or WhatsApp our friendly team at +61 402 552 918. You'll be connected with a real, knowledgeable person from Airguides, ready to assist. We take great pride in our personal service, ensuring we're with you every step of the way, from planning your adventure to your journey back home.
“Thanking the stars I found Airguides and Jono's trip. We were totally taken care of! Paul answered all our questions and took care of the details so all we had to do was get there. Jono Allen is an amazing, talented photographer who created a special group experience. The WHALES were mind blowing. What a gift to be in Tonga staring into the eye of a baby whale! This trip was a lifelong dream come true. I highly recommend it so much we’ve already signed up again for next year!"
"The Airguides trip to Tonga to swim with humpback whales was the experience of a lifetime. I have traveled all over the world, and nothing compares to being in the wild, rustic, deep blue waters of the South Pacific while interacting with whales and their calves. A wonderful and caring team made our adventures stress free. Absolutely amazing, so much so, that I am doing it again this year! Thanks a million Paul, Jono, Al, Alistair, Christian and Polly!"
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