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Get to know the side of the United States that most people never see - the wild & wonderful frontiers of this vast country will delight you as you explore a variety of different landscapes, each with their own unique wildlife. The broad expanse of America stretches across the Rocky Mountains & the golden plains from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast, and includes the untamed wilderness of Alaska & the tropical island paradise of Hawaii. Journey along Canada's coast, enjoy some of the best Maine lobsters, & arrive in Boston, aboard the Waters of North America cruise. From the panhandle of Juneau, Alaska experience Glacier Bay National Park & the stunningly deep Endicott Arm fjord. Or explore the wild west just as Lewis & Clark did, navigating the mountainous Northwest an a cruise up the Columbus & Snake Rivers.
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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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Moose found on an Alaska wildlife tour
$6,445
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Ultimate Bays & Fjords

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • View glaciers in Glacier Bay NP
  • Explore the forests of the mainland
  • Hike along Chichagof Island
  • Watch for whales in Icy Strait
  • Transit winding Wrangell Narrows
  • Visit the Kiksetti Totem Park
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Grab your camera and set out for adventure on this 15-day Alaskan cruise. Pristine landscape, untouched coves, and astounding wildlife are sure to delight and entrance you as you sail alongside glaciers and icebergs. Embrace the Alaskan wilderness as you cruise from port to port on this journey.
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Whale watching from a zodiac in Alaska.
$4,695
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Exploring Muir's Wilderness

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Endeavour
  • View glaciers and remote coves
  • Hike the forest at Glacier Bay
  • Kayak, paddle board & explore
  • Enjoy intertidal shore walks &hikes
  • Watch for wildlife, whales & birds
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 7-night adventure cruise, explore the Alaska wilderness that inspired John Muir. Visit Glacier Bay National Park's Grand Pacific and Margerie Glaciers. Kayak, paddle board, and skiff exploration in Port Houghton and Chatham Strait. Enjoy whale watching in Icy Strait and intertidal shore …
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Kayaking around the west coast.
$7,595
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Yachters' Alaskan Frontier

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Quest
  • Cruise iceberg-rich Endicott Arm
  • Experience Fords Terror
  • Kayak and hike Port Houghton
  • Explore Tongass National Forest
  • Watch for whales and wildlife
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day yacht exploration of Southeast Alaska, roundtrip Juneau. Explore iceberg-rich Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier, kayak and hike in the remote, rugged cove of Port Houghton, watch for whales and wildlife in Frederick Sound and Icy Strait, witness towering waterfalls and steep fjords …
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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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A black bear scavenges for food
$4,290
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Wild Alaska Escape

6 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Bird
  • Journey by kayak into dramatic bays
  • Raft the Chilkat River with guides
  • See Haines by raft, bike, or foot
  • View glaciers and icebergs
Activities: Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore Alaska on an active, exciting expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in the compact timeframe of one work week. Take long hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, kayak long routes deep into glacially-carved fjords, and raft to an …
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Hiking Glacier Ridge
$6,890
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Alaska Wilderness Lodges

5 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak or canoe on Winterlake
  • Helicopter to nearby mountains
  • Deepsea fish for salmon & halibut
Activities: Cooking Class, Fishing, Helicopter Tour, Kayaking, Land, Trekking & Hiking, Wilderness Lodge
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore two unique and remote Alaska wilderness lodges on this all inclusive Alaska wilderness experience. Fly by float plane to the remote Winterlake Lodge and Tutka Bay for exploring by helicopter and float plane, including fishing, hiking, kayaking, and wildlife spotting. Enjoy yoga, …
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Tutka Bay hiking
$4,595
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Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge

3-8 Day Itinerary
  • Fish the deep sea for salmon
  • Visit Katmai National Park
  • Kayak around Tutka Bay
  • Tour an oyster farm in Sedovia
Activities: Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Alaskan wilderness on this 4-day stay at Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge. Arrive in Homer and water taxi across the bay. Be sure to keep your eyes open for humpback whales, orca whales, and baby sea otters. Take guided adventures each day including deep sea fishing, visiting Katmai National …
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Kayaks await in Alaska
$3,995
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Hinterlands Cruise

9 Day Itinerary aboard Island Spirit
  • Interact with locals in Kake
  • Kayak the bays of Baranof Island
  • Skiff & Kayak Ford's Terror
  • Explore the highlights of Juneau
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the Island Spirit in Petersberg, Alaska and begin your 9-day small ship cruise through America's Last Frontier. Enjoy visits to local villages such as Kake, Tenakee Spring, & Icy Strait. Interact with locals and learn about their culture and history. Scenic cruise through Endicott Arm …
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Creek views at Denali Backcountry Lodge
$2,850
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Denali Backcountry Lodge

6-9 Day Itinerary
  • Learn the natural history of Denali
  • Watch for bears, caribou, & moose
  • Walk to Fannie Quigley's cabin
  • Hiking, fishing, & biking options
Activities: Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the remote heart of Denali National Park with your stay at Denali Backcountry Lodge, located at the end of the 92-mile Denali Park Road. Stay in one of 42 cozy cabins and take part in guided naturalist activities such as hiking, biking, gold panning, and other natural history walks. Watch …
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Kayaking though the Alaskan mountains.
$10,045
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Ultra Adventure

22 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Enjoy birding and sea lion viewing
  • View glaciers in Glacier Bay
  • Learn about Tlingit culture in Kake
  • Experience whale-rich Icy Strait
  • Embark on wilderness hikes
  • Kayak, paddle board & skiff cruise
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the Wilderness Discoverer on this "Ultra" 22-day expedition through the very best of Alaska's coastal region. Visit Glacier Bay - the jewel of the U.S. National Parks system, and explore remote scenic bays and coves by kayak, paddle board, and skiff. Visit Wrangell's Kiksetti …
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Coastal town of Ketchikan, Alaska.
$7,195
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Ultimate Coves & Passages

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Be guided by a Glacier Bay Ranger
  • View birds & a sea lion haulout
  • Hike on Chichagof Island
  • Enjoy a Tlingit tour in Kake
  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff
  • Explore Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Expect adventure on this 15-day Ultimate Coves and Passages cruise on the Wilderness Discoverer. Begin in Ketchikan and sail for the remote shores of Tongass National Forest and Glacier Bay National Park, greeting orcas, seals, and birds as you sail.
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Kayaking through Alaska.
$6,145
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Ultimate Bays & Fjords

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
  • View glaciers in Glacier Bay NP
  • Explore the forests of the mainland
  • Discover Wrangell
  • Hike along Chichagof Island
  • Watch for whales in Icy Strait
  • Transit winding Wrangell Narrows
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Grab your camera and set out for adventure on this 15-day Alaskan cruise. Pristine landscape, untouched coves, and astounding wildlife are sure to delight and entrance you as you sail alongside glaciers and icebergs. Embrace the Alaskan wilderness as you cruise from port to port on this journey.
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A Bald Eagle catches a fish.
$7,195
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Ultimate Coves & Passages

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
  • Be guided by a Glacier Bay Ranger
  • View birds & a sea lion haulout
  • Hike on Chichagof Island
  • Enjoy a Tlingit tour in Kake
  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff
  • Explore Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Expect adventure on this 15-day Ultimate Coves and Passages cruise aboard the Wilderness Explorer. Begin in Ketchikan and sail for the remote shores of Tongass National Forest and Glacier Bay National Park, greeting orcas, seals, and birds as you sail.
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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 though the Alaskan mountains.
$10,795
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Ultra Adventure

22 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
  • Enjoy birding and sea lion viewing
  • View glaciers in Glacier Bay
  • Learn about Tlingit culture in Kake
  • Experience whale-rich Icy Strait
  • Embark on wilderness hikes
  • Kayak, paddle board & skiff cruise
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the Wilderness Explorer on this "Ultra" 22-day expedition through the very best of Alaska's coastal region. Visit Glacier Bay - the jewel of the U.S. National Parks system, and explore remote scenic bays and coves by kayak, paddle board, and skiff. Visit Wrangell's Kiksetti …
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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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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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