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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
Focus on Southeast Alaska with a 11-day photo expedition among its islands, channels, and glacial fjords that includes three national parks and a slice of small town life. Shoot with and benefit from top photographers and daily outings that make the most of photogenic Alaska. Kayak, hike & see the wildlife and glaciers for which Alaska is famed.
Activities: Biking, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Behm Canal, Chichagof Island, Glacier Bay National Park, Haines, Icy Strait, Ketchikan, Misty Fjords National Wilderness, Petersburg, Sitka, Tracy Arm
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A spy-hopping Orca
$6,095
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Ultimate Adventure 2016

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
Join the Wilderness Discoverer for this 15-day Ultimate Adventure. See the "wild and woolly" wilderness - including glacial landscapes, old growth rainforest, remote scenic bays, and isolated coves - which you can discover by trekking, kayaking, paddle boarding, or skiffing. Explore the dramatic Misty Fjords National Monument, visit …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Behm Canal, Chatham Strait, El Capitan, Endicott Arm, Frederick Sound, Juneau, Ketchikan, Stephen's Passage, The Brothers Islands, Thomas Bay, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Wrangell Narrows
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View of Mendenhall glacier on an Alaska cruise
$6,895
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Discoverer's Glacier Country

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Watch Margerie Glacier calve
  • Skiff and kayak along shorelines
  • Explore waterfall laced fjords
  • Cruise through Ford's Terror
Experience the pristine Alaskan wilderness on this 8-day cruise along the coast of Alaska. Board the Wilderness Adventurer in Juneau, Alaska and head towards Glacier Bay National Park. Keep your eyes open for marine life such as humpback whales, porpoises, and sea lions. Scenic cruise past dramatic landscapes and head back towards Juneau.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Baranof Island, Chichagof Island, Endicott Arm, Ford's Terror, Frederick Sound, Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait, Juneau, Stephen's Passage
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Hiking through the mountains of Alaska
$7,595
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Ultimate Adventure 2016

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
Join the Wilderness Explorer for this 15-day Ultimate Adventure. See the "wild and woolly" wilderness - including glacial landscapes, old growth rainforest, remote scenic bays, and isolated coves - which you can discover by trekking, kayaking, paddle boarding, or skiffing. Explore the dramatic Misty Fjords National Monument, visit …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Behm Canal, Chatham Strait, El Capitan, Endicott Arm, Frederick Sound, Juneau, Ketchikan, Stephen's Passage, The Brothers Islands, Thomas Bay, Tracy Arm, Wrangell, Wrangell Narrows
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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
“Hopelessly beyond description,” said John Muir of his beloved Alaska. Behold—inspiration on a grand scale, the crack of white thunder, whales and wildlife, and Glacier Bay National Park. Join this 8-day adventure to the Alaska wilderness.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Chatham Strait, Endicott Arm, Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait, Juneau, Thomas Bay
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Kayaking around the west coast.
$7,195
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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
On this exclusive 8-day expedition for the elite few, Alaska is sure to have a lasting impact. Capture the blue, green, and white hues of this massive landscape in your memory and in photos. Get up-close via kayaking and hiking.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Baranof Island, Chichagof Island, Ford's Terror, Icy Strait, Juneau, Windham Bay
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Alaska travel and aurora borealis
$5,995
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Eastern Coves

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
Highlights of this 8-day voyage include exploring the mainland of Alaska — glacial landscapes, old growth, and rainforest. Along the way enjoy wilderness hikes, massive icebergs, and calving glaciers; watch for wildlife and whales in Frederick Sound; kayak, paddle board, and wildlife-watch in Stephen's Passage; explore Tongass National …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Behm Canal, Endicott Arm, Juneau, Ketchikan, Misty Fjords National Wilderness, Stephen's Passage, Thomas Bay, Wrangell, Wrangell Narrows
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Grapes from a local winery.
$3,395
Save $150
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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
Discover the legacy of Lewis & Clark, the Nez Perce, and early pioneers as you journey along the Columbia & Snake Rivers. From the shores of the Pacific to the peaks of Hells Canyon, included premium excursions and presentations highlight the region's early American history.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, River Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: North America, Pacific Northwest, United States, Astoria, Clarkston, Columbia River Gorge, Hells Canyon, Multnomah Falls, Portland, Richland, The Dalles, Walla Walla
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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
Explore wild, remote Alaska on an active adventure in the compact time frame of one week away from work. Embark on exciting point-to-point kayak outings and long hikes along forested coasts. See bears, whales, and Steller sea lions. Enjoy a slice of Alaskan town life in Haines, known as the state’s ‘Adventure Capital.’
Activities: Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Haines, Juneau, Sitka, Tracy Arm
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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
Explore wild Alaska on this all inclusive vacation to Winterlake Lodge and Tutka Bay Lodge. Enjoy daily activities including fishing, kayaking, hiking, and wildlife spotting! Designed for the adventurous traveler, this relaxing vacation provides ample exploring opportunities!
Activities: Cooking Class, Fishing, Helicopter Tour, Kayaking, Land, Trekking & Hiking, Wilderness Lodge
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Anchorage, Tutka Bay Lodge, Winterlake Lodge
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Hiking through the snow.
$3,195
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Western Coves

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
Explore Alaska's “wild and woolly” wilderness on this 8-day voyage! Embark on this adventure through the western coves of Alaska's coast, where you are treated to wildlife and whale watching in Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage, a Stellar sea lion haulout at The Brothers Islands, and hiking in El Capitan Cave on Prince of …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Chatham Strait, El Capitan, Frederick Sound, Juneau, Ketchikan, Stephen's Passage, The Brothers Islands, Tracy Arm
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Hiking through the snow.
$3,995
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Western Coves

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
  • Explore Tongass National Forest
  • Visit El Capitan Cave
  • Search for orca & humpbacks
  • CruiseTracy Arm, a winding fjord
Kayak, paddleboard, and skiff Alaska's remote waterways to view breathtaking landscapes and local wildlife. Board the Wilderness Explorer in Ketchikan and embark on this 8 day voyage. This relaxed itinerary is a great way to explore the coast of Alaska and all it has to offer!
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Chatham Strait, El Capitan, Frederick Sound, Juneau, Ketchikan, Stephen's Passage, The Brothers Islands, Tracy Arm
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Kayaking through Alaska.
$2,995
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Discoverer's Glacier Country

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Adventurer
  • Hike and kayak in Glacier Bay
  • Search for humpback whales
  • Cruise along Chichagof Island
  • Skiff through Ford's Terror
Experience the pristine Alaskan wilderness on this 8-day cruise along the coast of Alaska. Board the Wilderness Adventurer in Juneau, Alaska and head towards Glacier Bay National Park. Keep your eyes open for marine life such as humpback whales, porpoises, and sea lions. Scenic cruise past dramatic landscapes and head back towards Juneau.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Baranof Island, Chichagof Island, Endicott Arm, Ford's Terror, Frederick Sound, Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait, Juneau, Stephen's Passage
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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
Visit Tutka Bay Lodge, a base camp for nature enthusiasts to explore the surrounding wild areas of Alaska. Join experts on guided adventures each day, including hikes up Broken Knife Ridge, kayaking Kachemak Bay, and sportfishing in the fjords around the lodge. Stay in cozy cabins with fine cuisine including wine-tasting and daily cooking classes.
Activities: Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Anchorage, Tutka Bay Lodge
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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
Explore America's Last Frontier on this exceptional 9-day small ship Alaska voyage on the Island Spirit. Cruise the Inside Passage (the Alexander Archipelago) and admire the remote wilds of Alaska in the ports of Kake, Chatham Strait, Tenekee Springs, and more. As you sail and kayak, keep your eyes on the horizon for whales and sea birds.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Baranof Island, Ford's Terror, Hoonah, Icy Strait, Juneau, Kake, Petersburg
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Alaska travel and aurora borealis
$2,295
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Eastern Coves

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Adventurer
Highlights of this 8-day voyage include exploring the mainland of Alaska — glacial landscapes, old growth, and rainforest. Along the way enjoy wilderness hikes, massive icebergs, and calving glaciers; watch for wildlife and whales in Frederick Sound; kayak, paddle board, and wildlife-watch in Stephen's Passage; explore Tongass National …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Behm Canal, Endicott Arm, Juneau, Ketchikan, Misty Fjords National Wilderness, Stephen's Passage, Thomas Bay, Wrangell, Wrangell Narrows
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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
Venture into the backcountry of Denali National Park on this remote week-long stay at Denali Backcountry Lodge. Experience the dramatic landscape as you explore your new surroundings. Be sure to watch for Alaskan wildlife such as bears, caribou, moose, & more!
Activities: Biking, Fishing, Land, Trekking & Hiking, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Denali Backcountry Lodge, Denali Cabins, Denali National Park
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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
  • Discover Kuiu Island & Misty Fjords
  • Hike along Chichagof Island
  • Watch for whales in Icy Strait
  • Transit winding Wrangell Narrows
Expand your exploration of the Alaskan coastline—from the southernmost end of Alaska’s Inside Passage to the more northerly Glacier Bay on this 15-day itinerary. Sail from port to port and kayak in quiet coves. Alaska is calling.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Behm Canal, Chichagof Island, Endicott Arm, Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait, Juneau, Ketchikan, Misty Fjords National Monument, Peril Strait, Sitka, Stephen's Passage, Thomas Bay, Wrangell, Wrangell Narrows
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