A Rare Encounter with a Pod of Narwhal

Guests aboard our Northwest Passage voyage on the National Geographic Endurance experienced a once-in-a-lifetime encounter, observing a pod of the most elusive animals in the Arctic, the narwhal. After spotting these incredible creatures in Croker Bay, Canada, our team quickly deployed Zodiacs and headed out to give guests a closer look. “To get down at water level with them, to hear them breathing, to put a face to this myth that some people speak of, these ‘unicorns of the sea,’ was truly remarkable,” says naturalist Eric Guth of the extraordinary moment.