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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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A spy-hopping Orca
$4,695
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

13 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
  • Enjoy Canada’s Inside Passages
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte Bay
  • Watch for whales at Frederick Sound
Starts/ Ends in:
Seattle / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Whales and wildlife, kayaking and hiking. Thirteen days take you through the inside passages and Glacier Bay National Park plus remote wilderness, Native culture, and history. Enjoy adventure activities in the San Juan Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Misty Fjords National Monument. Learn more …
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A humpback whale breaches from Alaskan waters
$11,350
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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:
Seattle / 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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Adventures in Juneau, Alaska
$6,320
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On the Trail of the Gold Prospectors: Vancouver to Juneau

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover Alaska’s landscapes
  • See brown bears
  • Learn about Tlingit American Indian
  • Sail in the Tracy Arm Fjord
Starts/ Ends in:
Vancouver / Seattle
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the footsteps of thegold prospectorson this8-day cruiseaboardLe Soleal.Sail fromVancouver andmake your way up the coast of Alaska, whose Inside Passage, shaped by the sculpture of imposing glaciers, is home tovertiginous fjords. Here, the natural environment includes glaciers, coniferous …
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Icebergs everywhere in Tracy Arm Ford
$6,290
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On the Trail of the Gold Prospectors: Juneau to Vancouver

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • See the Sawyer glacier
  • Discover totems
  • Spot animal inhabitants
  • Enjoy Vancouver Art Gallery
Starts/ Ends in:
Seattle / Vancouver
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark in Juneau, the capital of Alaska long inhabited by the Tlingit people. Sail along Tracy Arm,one of Alaska’s most beautiful fjords, which will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your cruise. Do not miss the chance to visit Haines were many pioneers came in search of gold at the end …
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Enjoying a hiking excursion in Alaska
$12,340
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Fire & Ice in the Arctic

15 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Explore Nome's traditions
  • Discover Wrangel Island
  • Observe an abundance of wildlife
  • Sail in the heart of the Bering Sea
Starts/ Ends in:
Nome / Seward
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise between Russia and the United States from Nome to Seward. Listed with UNESCO, the nature reserve on Wrangel Island is a unique ecosystem where the greatest biodiversity in the Arctic can be found. It is home to a large population of walruses, countless sea birds, and of course the lord of …
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Mendenhall Glacier with field of Fireweed in Juneau, Alaska
$8,525
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Alaska Bear Country & Wilderness Expedition

8 Day Itinerary aboard Kruzof Explorer
  • Search for unique wildlife
  • Hike across Baranof Island
  • Explore Sumner Strait
  • Enjoy private access to Hobart Bay
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Tracy Arm
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Journey through Alaska’s most abundant wildlife areas and stunning glacial fjords on this 8-day Alaska Bear Country & Wilderness Expedition. Kayak, hike, and explore by skiff in wilderness bays, and remote destinations. Experience the local culture in a rarely visited Native village and …
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Alaska wildlife tours and brown bear fishing for salmon
$8,450
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Alaska Coastal Discoveries & Culture

9 Day Itinerary aboard Kruzof Explorer
  • Explore Sitka Sound
  • Discover Kuiu and Kupreanof islands
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • Learn more about the locals
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Ketchikan
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Alaska on this 9-day Alaska Coastal Discoveries & Culture Expedition. Enjoy a collection of unique towns and Native villages, where you’ll learn about the region’s compelling history and three distinct Native cultures. Along the way, you’ll journey through …
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Admire beautiful Alaskan landscapes
$5,895
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Glacier Bay & Outer Coast Expedition

6 Day Itinerary aboard Kruzof Explorer
  • Learn more about the local history
  • Explore Chichagof Island
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover Lituya Bay by Zodiac
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Hubbard Glacier
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Kruzof Explorer and traverse waters inaccessible to others and take you closer towild Alaska!Visit small villages to experience our rich local culture as well as remote locations where you’ll kayak near icebergs and hike through rainforests. Relax in our spacious dining area with …
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Kayaking among beautiful Alaskan mountains
$4,495
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
  • Discover Glacier Bay National Park
  • Admire Alaskan wildlife
  • Visit Grand Pacific Glacier
  • Hike through old-growth forests
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the spectacular scenery of Glacier Bay National Park and its marine wildlife. Watch for whales, stellar sea lions, puffins and sea otters as Wilderness Explorer cruises through the park.This dazzling voyage offers the opportunity to admire the exotic wildlife of this region and its …
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Margerie Glacier in Alaska
$7,200
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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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Exploring Endicott Arm, Alaska
$3,795
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Last Frontier Adventure 2021

8 Day Itinerary aboard Admiralty Dream
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • See marine life in Frederick Sound
  • Participate on hiking in Sitka
  • Kayak along the Waterfall Coast
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 8-day voyage aboard Admiralty Dream for an exciting and energetic experience from the activities included on this itinerary to be able to explore Alaska from Sitka to Juneau or reverse.The dynamic itinerary features daily adventures like hiking rainforest trails, kayaking in a glacial …
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Mendenhall Glacier with field of Fireweed in Juneau, Alaska
$8,545
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Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay Cruise—Ultimate Expedition

15 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Explorer
  • Discover Haines
  • Navigate the Behm Canal
  • Kayak Tongass backcountry
  • Whale watching in Stephens Passage
Starts/ Ends in:
Juneau / Ketchikan
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Ultimate Alaska. Spend two days in Glacier Bay National Park, a skiff to glaciers, hike in the Tongass National Forest and learn about Native cultures. EnjoyTWO full days in Glacier Bay National Park, including time with a park ranger. DiscoverMargerie, Grand Pacific, and Dawes or Twin Sawyers …
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Walruses coming ashore in the arctic
$41,980
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The Northwest Passage

25 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Reykjavik
  • Visit a traditional Inuit village
  • Discover the Aulavik National Park
  • Observe unique Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Nome
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Depart from Reykjavik and set sail along the south coast of Greenland, before reaching theHudson Strait, named after the English sailor Henry Hudson, who mapped the region for the first time in the early 17th Century. Then chart a course towards theFury and Hecla Strait, named after the ships of …
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Glacier streams wind across the Alaskan landscape
$44,600
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Kangerlussuaq to Nome 2021

25 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Explore Uummannaq's community
  • See some artifacts in Pond Inlet
  • Visit the memorial to Franklin
  • Watch for whales all along the way
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Nome
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow the route of explorers that looked for the Northwest Passage, from Frobisher in the 1570s right up to the world’s most important modern-day explorer: you. Whether you are a first-timer or well-initiated in the region, expect the savage beauty to seduce you time and time again. From …
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Margerie Glacier in Alaska
$5,195
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Alaska's Glacier Bay & Island Adventure 2021

8 Day Itinerary aboard Alaskan Dream
  • Visit the renowned Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Relax at the Orca Point Lodge
  • View the world's tallest totem pole
  • Enjoy kayak and DIB in Saginaw Bay
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Alaskan Dream for an 8-day small ship cruise through Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska. Experience a different way to see Alaska visiting local towns, villages, communities, national parks, waterfalls, bays, and inlets. Discover Saginaw Bay, Petersburg, Tracy Arm Fjord, and Glacier Bay …
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Wrangell - St. Elias wilderness
$5,195
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Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn

9 Day Itinerary aboard Baranof Dream
  • Watch glaciers calve giant icebergs
  • Journey through Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Kayak along the Alaskan coastline
  • Visit the highlights of Juneau
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Ketchikan
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 9 days aboard the Baranof 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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Brown Bear sow with cubs fishing for pink salmon.
$4,570
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Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan

6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Sea Lion
  • Learn about Tlingit Culture
  • Observe wildlife
  • Experience the colorful undersea
  • Visit the Tongass National Forest
Starts/ Ends in:
Juneau / Ketchikan
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Exploring the southern regions of Southeast Alaska on our expeditions is unrivaled experience, navigate narrow channels like Behm and Blake, Walker Cove in Misty Fiords, Eastern Passage and Wrangell Narrows. Discover an authentic Alaska unreachable by big white boats. Lower zodiacs to explore …
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Kayaking near the Glacier
$3,695
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Alaska’s Islands, Whales, & Glaciers

6 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Misty Fjord
  • Navigate the Baranof Island
  • Explore the Icy Strait
  • Enjoy skiff adventure in Lynn Canal
Starts/ Ends in:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 6-day cruise aboard the M/V Misty Fjord is a true expedition-style itinerary with no set routes. The expedition is ideal for travelers seeking a higher level of activity, with more time spent in remote areas. The vessel is anchored or moored on most nights of the journey, which presents …
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