Greenland Expeditions by Land and Sea purchased this ship as H.J. Rink but wanted to restore some of her history. So we paid homage to the old days and gave the ship her original name back, Nakuak’, which means raw, brute strength and is written in the old Greenlandic way.
Nakuak’ is a 75-foot oak vessel built in 1969 specifically for sailing in Greenland. In the course of fifty years she has been used for search and rescue missions, tug assignments and commercial diving projects. And now, expedition sailing with travellers.
Sermeq, 4 guests
Sikorsuit, 4 guests
Aputsiaq, 2 guests
Iluliaq, 2 guests
The Maritime Authority approved the ship to sail with 12 overnight passengers, granting a renewed sailing permit valid until 2022 which is posted on the main deck.
See basic information, safety equipment, deck plan drawing and other vital information about Nakuak’ here.
Guests enter Nakuak’ through a starboard entry on the main deck that leads directly to the dining mess, with two large tables perfect for family-style dining, and the galley further aft. The one guest head on board with both shower and toilet is also located on the main deck. A centrally-located stairway in the mess leads to the lower deck which is home to all guest cabins.
There are a total of four guest cabins onboard Nakuak’ on the lower deck, all with teak finishes and in-cabin sinks, closets and radiator heating. Throughout the year we will be tweaking the cabins on a constant quest for yet more cosiness.
Each guest is provided with nice, large bath towels and blankets, as well as shower caddies to help keep the shared facilities organised and clean. Shampoo and shower gel provided.
Sermeq Cabin, port side, has four single berths and is offered as a shared quadruple cabin for 4 persons. Its name means ‘glacier’. See photos of Sermeq Cabin.
Sikorsuit Cabin, starboard side, has four single berths and is offered as a shared quadruple cabin for 4 persons. Its name means ‘sea ice’. See photos of Sikorsuit Cabin.
Aputsiaq Cabin, port side, has two single berths and is offered as a private double cabin for 2 persons. Its name means ‘snowflake’. See photos of Aputsiaq Cabin.
Iluliaq Cabin, starboard side, has two single berths and is offered as a private double cabin for 2 persons. Its name means ‘iceberg’. See photos of Iluliaq Cabin.
Outside, guests may spread themselves across the main deck as well as the level 1 and level 2 decks, accessible by permanent ladder, to watch for whales and enjoy the crisp air and landscape. We provide you with blankets and chairs or seat cushions so you can get comfortable and stay out as long as you wish.
Due to the nature of narrow doorways, steep stairways & ladders and steep thresholds, Nakuak’ is unfortunately not handicap accessible. The Greenland Expeditions by Land and Sea experience is best suited for active and mobile guests in good physical condition.