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Take a zodiac tour around glaciers.
$9,195
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Classic Northwest Passage

13 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Sight polar bears in Conningham Bay
  • Discover the culture of Pond Inlet
  • Navigate through massive iceburgs
  • Hear stories of Franklin's voyage
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This iconic voyage explores the remote Northwest Passage and stunning fjords of the Baffin Island coastline. Follow in the footsteps of the early Arctic explorers such as Franklin, Amundsen and Larsen, exploring the archipelago of islands and channels that create Canada’s high Arctic region. …
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Enjoy a kayak trip.
$3,695
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British Columbia: Yachter's Paradise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Quest
  • Enjoy tea at Victoria Empress Hotel
  • Kayak, paddle board & skiff cruise
  • Watch for orcas, seals & sea lions
  • Visit Friday Harbor and its Museum
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 8-day yacht cruise brings you to the best of what coastal Washington & British Columbia have to offer. Highlights of this voyage include exploration of nature´s wonders on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, extended time in stunning Princess Louisa Inlet, kayaking and skiff …
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Scenic Landscape
$4,890
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Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes

7 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Bird
  • Bike or walk along the river
  • Zodiak or kayak the Palouse River
  • Jet boat through Hells Canyon
  • Explore the Lewis & Clark Refuge
Activities: Biking, Kayaking, River Cruise, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Columbia and Snake Rivers on this 7-day river cruise. Zodiac and kayak along the Palouse River, travel through beautiful Hells Canyon, and visit Lewis and Clark Wildlife Refuge. This relaxed cruise is the perfect Pacific Northwest getaway and a great introduction to the beautiful region.
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Grapes from a local winery.
$3,395
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Legacy of Discovery

8 Day Itinerary aboard SS Legacy
  • Learn about Lewis & Clark's travels
  • Hear tales of the Nez Perce
  • Explore the Columbia River Gorge
  • Transit eight locks
  • Visit Astoria Column & Fort Clatsop
Activities: Expedition Cruises, River Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the SS Legacy on this 8-day voyage to retrace history following the epic journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Cruise the stunning Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Along the way transit eight sets of locks and tour the Bonneville Dam Visitor Center. You can also jet boat into …
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Three Killer Whales swimming side by side.
$10,900
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A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii

15 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Bird
  • Sail into deep fjords & channels
  • Encounter & observe varied wildlife
  • Visit Haida Gwaii
  • Kayak in Misty Fjord's backwaters
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on a 15-day adventure between Sitka, Alaska and Seattle, Washington, exploring three of the most appealing wild regions in the Pacific Northwest: Alaska’s Inside Passage, coastal British Columbia, and Haida Gwaii. Sail into mist-shrouded fjords and past crashing glaciers, see brown …
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An arctic fox looks across the tundra.
$3,995
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Heart of the Arctic

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Cross the Arctic Circle by sea
  • Spot polar bears, walrus, and more
  • Mingle with Kinngait Inuit carvers
  • Learn about Inuit history & culture
  • Enjoy sounds of talented throat-sin
  • Visit a colorful Greenlandic settle
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 13-day journey encompasses the beating heart of the Arctic from Nunavik in northern Quebec to Nunavut and, finally, the coast of Greenland across the Davis Strait. Travel just after the summer solstice, when the midnight sun is near its zenith. The chances of seeing wildlife, including polar …
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Kayaking in Hawaii's lava tubes.
$3,795
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Hawaiian Seascapes

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Enjoy a paŹ»ina and jam session
  • Take part in exploration activities
  • Visit the Humpback Marine Sanctuary
  • Night snorkel with giant rays
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark the Safari Explorer to discover gems of the Hawaiian Islands! On this 8-day voyage, partake in unparalleled snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, beach-combing, and skiff excurisons. Visit a plumeria farm, one of Hawaii's longest beaches, and discover island history at the …
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Kayaking close to glaciers
$4,690
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Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn

9 Day Itinerary aboard Alaskan Dream
  • Kayak along the Alaskan coastline
  • Watch glaciers calve giant icebergs
  • Visit the highlights of Juneau
  • Journey through Tracy Arm Fjord
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spend 9 days aboard the Alaskan Dream chasing beautiful, dramatic landscapes and Alaskan wildlife. After setting sail from Sitka head towards Glacier Bay National Park for the chance to see bears, wolves, humpback whales, and sea lions. Tour the capital city of Juneau and see all the highlights of …
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Family hiking on a tour of Alaska
$5,990
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Alaska's Southeast Explorer

11 Day Itinerary aboard Alaskan Dream
  • Watch Margerie Glacier calve
  • Ride the White Pass Railroad
  • Navigate Tracy Arm entirely
  • Interact with locals in Metlakatla
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Visit the highlights of Southeast Alaska in this 11-day small ship cruise getting close to thundering tidewater glaciers and watching stunning wilderness alongsideNaturalistsand CulturalHeritageGuides. Enjoy daily shore excursions through scenic landscapes and national historic sites. Learn about …
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Alaska travel and aurora borealis
$3,490
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Alaska's Glacier Bay & Island Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Baranof Dream
  • Enjoy kayak and DIB explorations
  • Experience Scandinavian culture
  • Scout for whales in Frederick Sound
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join an 8-day expedition to Southeast Alaska for a stunning exploration of vibrant communities, pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, and granite cliffs. Enjoy adventure optionssuch as excursions, kayaking, hiking, and DIB (shallow water expedition craft), looking for a wide-array of wildlife, …
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Family hiking on a tour of Alaska
$5,990
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Alaska's Southeast Explorer

11 Day Itinerary aboard Baranof Dream
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover Mendenhall Glacier
  • Journey through Tracy Arm Fjord
  • See Thorne Bay's logging camp
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover charming Southeast Alaska in this 11-day expedition cruise aboard the Baranof Dream.Sail to Glacier Bay National Park, Skagway, Juneau, Frederick Sound, Petersburg, Thorne Bay and more, viewing a vast array of wildlife and making stops along the way. Enjoy adventure options such as …
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Kayaking in the fjord
$3,990
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Alaska's Glacier Bay & Island Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Chichagof Dream
  • Discover rich culture and history
  • Scout for whales and marine mammals
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • Journey through glacial fjords
  • Dine on fresh seafood
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the Chichagof Dream for an 8-day Alaska cruise, a unique exploration of the last frontier! Experience daily shore excursions spotting stunning landscapes, incredible wildlife, and intriguing native culture. Visit the beautiful Kitka and kayak or DIB(shallow water expedition craft) in the …
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Elk feeding on the lush grass.
$5,450
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Northbound Inside Passage

14 Day Itinerary aboard Island Spirit
  • Voyage through Wrangell Narrows
  • Witness Ford's Terror Fjord
  • Kayak a remote cove in Ketchican
  • Admire Dawes Glacier
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark the Island Spirit in Seattle and begin your 14-day journey through the Inside Passage. Visit Alaska's "First City", Ketchikan, explore the small fishing community of Petersburg, and tour the borough of Wrangell. Cruise through Misty Fjords, boat up the Stikine River, search for …
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Kayaking to the glacier!
$4,500
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Wilderness Cruise

9 Day Itinerary aboard Island Spirit
  • Revel in the midst of Dawes Glacier
  • Admire brown bears
  • Unwind in Tenakee Springs
  • Enjoy the world's longest zip line
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore some of the less traveled, most beautiful and pristine areas of Southeastern Alaska during this unique 9-day cruise on the Island Spirit. This incredible voyage allows travelers to experience areas of the Alaskan Wilderness by kayak, foot, from the ship, and possibly by zip line!
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Tasiilaq
$23,495
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Arctic Icebreaker Expedition: Extreme Greenland

21 Day Itinerary aboard Kapitan Khlebnikov
  • Attend lectures and workshops
  • Explore Station Nord
  • Zodiac through Dove Bugt
  • Hike in Narsaq Kujalliq
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the crew of the Kapitan Khlebnikov on this amazing 21-day icebreaker expedition around Greenland. Northeast Greenland is one of the most isolated regions in the world. The lush tundra supports herds of musk oxen, and shore landings offer excellent hiking and photographic opportunities. On this …
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Icebergs next to the glacier
$11,470
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Nome to Vancouver

15 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Visit historical Gold Rush towns
  • Find unique wildlife & landscapes
  • Cruise British Columbia's coast
  • Explore Alaska Native traditions
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Alaska invites you to follow in the steps of trappers and gold miners on this 15-day cruise from Nome to Vancouver on Le Boreal. In remote territory still unknown and wild, discover the unique wildlife at some of the sites that have marked the history of Alaska. Explorelandscapes from wide spaces …
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Kayaking Tracy Arm Fjord in Tongass National Forest.
$8,990
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Big Picture Alaska

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Bird
  • Raft the Chilkat Eagle Preserve
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • Search for humpback whales
  • Learn about Tlingit heritage
Activities: Biking, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on an immersive, wide-ranging photo expedition that focuses entirely on Alaska’s famed Inside Passage. Experience the perfect mix of small-town life and the grand expanse of the wild landscape that surrounds it. Capture it all with the help of your photo expedition team. Enjoy ample …
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A view from the cliffs of Gros Morne National Park.
$8,170
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The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • See WWII harbor defenses
  • Be immersed in regional history
  • Discover Gros Morne National Park
  • Watch for moose and sea birds
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Circumnavigate the island of Newfoundland on this 8-day cruise and explore the outlying islands of the Canadian Maritimes. Discover the region’s intriguing Norse history, get a taste of Acadian culture in charming island towns and special dining experiences, and see the strange and beautiful …
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