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Get ready to experience unbridled nature like never before as you explore the virgin Alaskan wilderness from aboard one of these adventure cruises. An expedition to Alaska will give you the chance to witness some of the most incredible flora and fauna that the Great North hosts, like brown and black bears, bald eagles, and moose. Even onboard you will witness some impressive marine life, including the majestic orcas and humpback whales breaching the water. We only feature small cruise vessels, which means that you will have exclusive access to some of the most remote visitor sites - kayak through icy fjords, visit local villages, hike across pristine waterfalls and breathtaking granite cliffs. Some stops along the way may include Juneau, the Tracy Arm, Wrangell Narrows, eagle preserves, & Glacier Bay National Park.
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Humpback whale in Alaska.
$6,295
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Alaska's Glaciers & Whales

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Endeavour
  • View glaciers and remote coves
  • Watch for wildlife, whales & birds
  • Kayak, paddle board & explore
  • Enjoy intertidal shore walks &hikes
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 8-day adventure to the Alaska wilderness. Discover cascading waterfalls and incredible drifting icebergs. The geology is fascinating and so is the wildlife. Keep an eye out for mountain goats, bears, and eagles. Make waves for Stephens Passage. It’s all hands on deck watching for …
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Intricate detailing on an Alaskan totem pole
$5,795
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Alaska's Glacier Bay & Island Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Alaskan Dream
  • Enjoy kayak and DIB in Saginaw Bay
  • View the world's tallest totem pole
  • Visit the renowned Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Relax at the Orca Point Lodge
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the serenity of raw wilderness in this 8-day cruise through Southeast Alaska, visiting places like Kuiu, charming Petroglyph Beach, glacial Tracy Arm Fjord, and Glacier Bay National Park. Enjoy DIB (shallow water expedition craft) excursions, kayaking, and hiking and a relaxing evening …
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Traveler on a glacier tour of Alaska.
$10,720
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Alaska and Its Fur Traders

15 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit the villages in the Far North
  • Observe incredible Arctic wildlife
  • Explore St Matthew Island
  • Watch out for a variety of seabirds
Starts/ Ends in:
Nome / Vancouver
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail along the Bering Strait,before heading south to reach Saint Paul in the Pribilof Islands. In a Zodiac dinghy, then land on the lush shores of Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands, where you have the option of participating in organized hikes.After sailing in the magnificent Icy Bayto discover …
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Traveler on a glacier tour of Alaska.
$3,195
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Adventurer
  • Discover Glacier Bay National Park
  • Admire Alaskan wildlife
  • Visit Grand Pacific Glacier
  • Hike down Fairweather Mountain
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the unique Glacier Bay National Park, home to the world's largest marine sanctuary. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this remote land is worth exploring. This dazzling voyage offers the opportunity to admire the exotic wildlife of this region. Keep …
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Bear sighting in Alaska
$3,795
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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
  • Attend Park Ranger presentations
  • Hike at Glacier Bay National Park
  • Observe sea lions and birds
  • See Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Wilderness Explorer for this 8-day voyage that takes you into the jewel of the U.S. National Park System. Kayak, paddle board, snorkel, and skiff to explore this majestic region and Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hikes ashore in Glacier Bay National Park and along Chichagof …
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Margerie Glacier in Alaska
$7,100
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • Explore the region
  • Encounter Encounter
  • See the Alaska undersea
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Southeast Alaska aboard National Geographic Venture on its 8-day expedition from Juneau to Sitka. Experience an extraordinary visit to Alaska. Take advantage of a sighting of a pod of orcas or linger on shore to watch a brown bear sow and her cubs forage. Explore under the guidance of an …
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Kayaking through Alaska.
$6,645
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Fjords of Alaska-Ultimate Expedition

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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Adventures in Juneau, Alaska
$5,370
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On the Trail of the Gold Prospectors: Vancouver to Juneau

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover Alaska‚Äôs landscapes
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • Visit the Tlingit American Indians
  • Explore Tracy Arm Fjord
Starts/ Ends in:
Vancouver / Juneau
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the footsteps of thegold prospectorson this8-day cruiseaboardLe Soleal.Sail fromVancouver andmake your way up the east coast of Alaska, whose Inside Passage, shaped by the sculpture of imposing glaciers, is home tovertiginous fjords. Here, the natural environment includes glaciers, …
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Alaska wildlife tours and brown bear fishing for salmon
$6,295
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Alaska's Glacier Country

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Endeavour
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover orca and humpback whales
  • Enjoy wildlife viewing
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise aboard Safari Endeavour gives an in-depth exploration of Alaska. Snug-in your kayak to visit the remote bays off of Icy Strait or join the team on a skiff to watch sea lions play. Have your binoculars ready, and look for puffins, Guillemots, gulls, snoozing sea lions, bears, …
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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 National Geographic Sea Bird
  • Sail into deep fjords & channels
  • Encounter & observe varied wildlife
  • Visit Haida Gwaii
  • Kayak in Misty Fjord's backwaters
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, 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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View of Mendenhall glacier on an Alaska cruise
$5,995
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Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn

10 Day Itinerary aboard Chichagof Dream
  • Kayak along the Alaskan coastline
  • Watch glaciers calve giant icebergs
  • Visit the highlights of Juneau
  • Journey through Tracy Arm Fjord
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Ketchikan
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 10 days aboard the Chichagof 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 …
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$34,750
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Northeast Passage: An Unforgettable Voyage from Alaska to Norway

26 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Sail through remote regions
  • Enjoy viewing Arctic wildlife
  • Visit the sites at Mortensnes
  • Stroll around the city of Oslo
Starts/ Ends in:
Anchorage / Oslo
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit the remote Siberian shores and far northern archipelagos—including Franz Josef Land, New Siberian Islands and Wrangel Island—little changed since the days of Nordenskjold, Amundsen and intrepid explorers of the last century.National Geographic Enduranceroams free at the top of the …
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Kayaking Tracy Arm Fjord in Tongass National Forest.
$7,100
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • View unique wildlife such as orcas
  • Visit Tracy or Endicott Arm fjords
  • Explore Alaskan ecosystems
  • Hike & kayak in Icy Strait
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a unique, immersive style of travel as you explore Southeast Alaska on this unrivaled expedition. The National Geographic Quest isfully equipped with tools for exploration that enable you to enjoy the magnificent landscapes of coastal Alaska. This voyage brings ample wildlife viewing …
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Kayaking in Alaska.
$7,145
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Alaska's Inside Passage & San Juans Cruise

15 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Endeavour
  • Discover Canada's Inside Passage
  • Explore Hood Canal
  • Learn about Tlingit Culture
  • Visit the Tongass National Forest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel Alaska’s fabled Inside Passage, pausing to admire dramatic fjord waterfalls, humpback whales at play, and spectacular Glacier Bay National Park. Hike into the Olympic Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore secluded inlets only accessible by Zodiac and narrow passages where …
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Cruising the arctic waters
$4,420
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Wild Alaska Escape

6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic 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, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, 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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Alaska travel and aurora borealis
$3,195
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Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Adventurer
  • Listen for \\"white thunder\\"
  • Explore glacial landscapes
  • Sail through Stephens Passage
  • Kayak, paddle board, skiff and hike
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore 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 …
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View of Mendenhall glacier on an Alaska cruise
$4,195
Save $500
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Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Explore glacial landscapes
  • Watch for whales
  • Navigate Wrangell Narrows
  • Kayak along the Alaskan coast
  • Explore Misty Fjords
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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 …
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Alaska Sea Otter
$4,895
Save $1000
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Alaska's Inside Passage & San Juans Cruise

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Be amazed by old-growth rainforest
  • Learn about Native culture
  • Explore the wilderness
  • Spot charismatic Alaskan wildlife
  • Hike, bike & river float in Haines
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel Alaska’s and Canada's fabled Inside Passage from Seattle to Juneau.Wilderness kayaking, paddle boarding, rafting, skiffing, and hiking opportunities abound as the Wilderness Discoverer navigates the twisting passage. Educational presentations by your onboard expedition team …
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