Alaska, British Columbia & San Juan Islands Cruise

Day 1

    Seattle, Washington / Embark

    Arrive in Seattle this afternoon and embark the ship. National Geographic Sea Bird or National Geographic Sea Lion. (D)

    Day 2

      San Juan Islands

      Navigate these emerald isles in search of porpoises, harbor seals, and bald eagles. Hike or kayak this afternoon. (B,L,D)

      Day 3

        Alert Bay/Johnstone Strait, British Columbia

        Sail into Alert Bay to see Native American artifacts at the U'mista Cultural Centre. Continue to Johnstone Strait, a narrow channel favored by orcas. (B,L,D)

        Days 4-5

          Inside Passage of British Columbia

          Continue your journey North along the Coast of British Columbia, searching for wildlife along the way. If conditions permit go ashore to explore or kayak. (B,L,D)

          Day 6

            Misty Fiords

            In these majestic fiordlands, kayak beneath glacier-carved outcrops and float past icy waterfalls in a Zodiac, easily navigating narrow waterways that slice between sheer cliffs. (B,L,D)

            Day 7

              Frederick Sound and Chatham Strait

              Join naturalists on deck to observe the antics of the killer and humpback whales that frequent these waters. Keep an eye out for Steller's sea lions and go ashore for a forest walk. (B,L,D)

              Day 8

                Sitka

                Experience the diverse cultures in Sitka, where the onion domes of St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church co-exist with Tlingit totem poles. At the Raptor Rehabilitation Center, get an up-close view of bald eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. (B,L,D)

                Day 9

                  Southeast Alaska's Islands, Bays and Fjords

                  Take advantage of an unscheduled day to hike on remote islands, comb the beach, walk through old-growth forest, or trace the shoreline in a kayak. (B,L,D)

                  Day 10

                    Glacier Bay National Park

                    Spend the day exploring the coves, fiords, tidewater glaciers, and freshwater lakes of Glacier Bay National Park. Watch calving glaciers and mountain goats scampering on the peaks, and look for puffin and brown bears. (B,L,D)

                    Day 11

                      Point Adolphus & Chichagof Island

                      The waters off Point Adolphus are prime feeding grounds for humpbacks. With a marine mammal expert, use a hydrophone to listen to the whales communicate. Cruise the intricate coastline of Chichagof Island, where you might spot sea otters at play. (B,L,D)

                      Day 12

                        Juneau, Alaska / Disembark

                        Disembark in Juneau, and transfer to the airport for flights home. (B)
                        Single supplement varies by itinerary. A solo traveler matching program may be available, but is subject to availability.
                        Kids under age 18 save $500 per person
                        A Forest Service Special Use Permit for Tongass National Forest enables you to hike and kayak in wild and remote areas of Southeast Alaska.

                        Cruise fare includes:
                        All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

                        Not included in cruise fare:
                        Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion.