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Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Seattle, Washington / Embark
Day 2 : San Juan Islands
Day 3 : Alert Bay/Johnstone Strait, British Columbia
Days 4-5 : Inside Passage of British Columbia
Day 6 : Misty Fiords
Day 7 : Frederick Sound and Chatham Strait
Day 8 : Sitka
Day 9 : Southeast Alaska's Islands, Bays and Fjords
Day 10 : Glacier Bay National Park
Day 11 : Point Adolphus & Chichagof Island
Day 12 : Juneau, Alaska / Disembark

Ship

Sea Bird & Sea Lion

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Catching sight of a whale at sunset A bear catching lunch Night time in Alaska Kayaking the Alaskan waters Mesmerized by the waterfall

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)

Day 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)

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Main Deck Cabins #300-305. Conveniently positioned between the dining room and lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a large window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 1 and Category 1 Single Cabin.
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Cat 1 Single
Main Deck Cabins #300-305. Conveniently positioned between the dining room and lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a large window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 2 and Category 2 Single Cabins.
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Bridge Deck cabins #100-104 and Upper Deck cabins #200-212, 215. These well-located cabins include two lower single beds, outside access and a window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 2 and Category 2 Single Cabin.
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Cat 2 Single
Bridge Deck cabins #100-104 and Upper Deck cabins #200-212, 215. These well-located cabins include two lower single beds, outside access and a window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 3 Cabins.
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Cat 3
Bridge Deck cabins #105, 106 and Upper Deck cabins #214, 216, 217, 219. These cabins feature a seating unit with table, outside access and two large windows. Upper Deck cabins include two lower single beds which can convert to a double bed and a pull-out

Notes

This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

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.
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