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Aleutian Islands Adventure with Kodiak, Katmai & Kenai Wilderness

Whittier - Dutch Harbor - Example 11 Day Cruise aboard Safari Explorer
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Embark on an 11-day Aleutian Islands Adventure aboard Safari Explorer. Start from Whittier, transfer from Anchorage to Whittier, and meet your crew. Experience the glacial wonderland of Kenai Fjords National Park, abundant with wildlife and tidewater glaciers. Head on to Kodiak Island, paddle through calm bays, and witness the volcanic beauty of the Aleutian chain. Discover the wild wonders of Katmai National Park, home to brown bears and volcanic landscapes. Explore Alaska Peninsula Refuge with its dramatic landscape and brown bear gatherings. Visit Aniakchak, a remote, least-visited place with a volcanic crater. Admire petrified logs on Unga Island and learn about its ancient history. Conclude the adventure in Dutch Harbor, exploring Unalaska before heading back to Anchorage.
A bear catches a fish as it swims upstreamView of the Haystack Hill, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska, USA.Alaska wildlife tours and brown bear fishing for salmonA Bald Eagle catches a fish.Kayaking among beautiful Alaskan mountainsKayak through the crystal blue waters.Watch bears fishing for salmon
Highlights
  • Explore Kenai Fjords National Park's glacial wonderland and wildlife
  • Kayak through serene bays, spotting playful otters and majestic eagles
  • Discover Katmai's vibrant wilderness, home to thousands of brown bears
  • Experience Akutan Island's fiery landscapes and active Mount Akutan volcano
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Whittier | Embark

Begin this adventure from beautiful Whittier, your gateway to Prince William Sound. Take a scenic motorcoach transfer from Anchorage to Whittier and enjoy the bird-eye-view as you prepare to embark on your journey. Meet your crew and familiarize yourself with your home for the next 11 days. Get ready, adventure awaits!

Day 2: Kenai Fjords National Park

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Welcome to the mesmerizing glacial wonderland of Kenai Fjords National Park. Established in 1980, this park safeguards Alaska's glacial wilderness. Covering over 600,000 acres, it boasts stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, and magnificent tidewater glaciers. The park's 936-square-mile Harding Icefield feeds these glaciers, creating awe-inspiring fjords where land and sea intertwine. 

Day 3: Kodiak Island & Foul Bay

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Embark on a wild and untamed journey to Kodiak Island and the breathtaking beauty of rugged landscapes and pristine waters. Paddle through calm bays on kayaking excursions, keeping an eye out for playful sea otters and majestic eagles soaring above. Each day presents new activities for water ops and wildlife watching for nature's pure magic. View spectacular volcanic islands of the Aleutian chain to the Inside Passage an essential habitat for marine mammals and some 40 million seabirds, representing more than 30 species.

Day 4: Katmai National Park, Kukak Bay

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A landscape is alive underneath your feet, filled with creatures that remind you what it is to be wild. Katmai was established in 1918 to protect the volcanically devastated region surrounding Novarupta and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Today, Katmai National Park and Preserve also protects thousands of years of human history and important habitat for salmon and thousands of brown bears.

Day 5: Ugashik National Wildlife Preserve

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Alaska Peninsula Refuge presents a breathtakingly dramatic landscape made up of active volcanoes, towering mountain peaks, rolling tundra, and rugged, wave-battered coastlines. When the salmon are running, Ugashik Lakes and streams attract brown bears in great numbers.

Day 6: Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve, Kujulik Bay

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
No lines, no waiting! Given its remote location and challenging weather conditions, Aniakchak is one of the wildest and least-visited places in the National Park System. This landscape is a vibrant reminder of Alaska's location in the volcanically active "Ring of Fire," as it is home to a massive six-mile wide, 2,500-foot-deep volcanic crater formed during a massive eruption thousands of years ago. 

Day 7: Shumagin Islands | Unga Island

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Exposures of petrified logs and stumps along the shores of Unga Island are remnants of a sequoia or metasequoia forest buried as a result of volcanic activity millions of years ago. The petrified forest tells the story of the passage of species between Asia and America and helps portray the climate and environment of the Aleutian Arc before humans inhabited Alaska.

Day 8: King Salmon or False Pass

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today's adventure will take you to either King Salmon or False Pass. The location of sandbars and channels can shift significantly because of the movement and melting of ice, seasonal sedimentation, and erosion in the area; making every visit unique. Skiff, kayak, or hike in these unique landscapes.

Day 9: Akutan Island, Akutan Village

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today's adventure will be a fiery one. Welcome to Akutan Island–home of the active Mount Akutan volcano. The volcano erupted most recently in 1992. The recent volcanic activity makes Akutan Island an amazing destination for ecotourism. Hiking on the island offers a diverse landscape where wildflowers and berries abound on hills and mountains.

Day 10: Unalaska, Dutch Harbor

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, you'll explore the town of Unalaska (a name after our own heart). You'll dock in Dutch Harbor, the final stop of your trip. But the adventure doesn't end here. Take in the sights of the Church of the Holy Ascension-a national landmark and the oldest church building in Alaska. Hike and explore the Dutch Harbor, best known for being the home harbor of Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch

Day 11: Unalaska, Dutch Harbor | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
One last breakfast with new friends before you begin to head back to Anchorage. Then transfer to the Anchorage airport.

Ship/Hotel

Safari Explorer

Dates & Prices

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Per person starting at
$9,900

Please confirm embark/disembark locations before reserving flights, as this itinerary operates in reverse on alternating departures.
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Navigator Cabin
Cabins B3 and B7 - B14. Queen / twin beds, view window, private bath with shower. Complete with TV/DVD player, heated tile floor in the bathroom, hairdryer, bathrobes, and eco-friendly hair and body products.
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Trailblazer Cabin
Cabins B15 and B16. King / twin beds, view window, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes complete with TV/DVD player, heated tile floor in the bathroom, hairdryer, bathrobes, and eco-friendly hair and body products.
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Admiral Cabin
Cabins B1, C1, and C2. King / twin beds, view window, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes complete with TV/DVD player, heated tile floor in the bathroom, hairdryer, bathrobes, and eco-friendly hair and body products.
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Jr. Commodore
Cabin B2. King / twin beds, view window, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes complete with TV/DVD player, heated tile floor in the bathroom, hairdryer, bathrobes, and eco-friendly hair and body products.
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Commodore Suite
Cabins A1 and A2. Separate sitting area with a step-out balcony. King / twin beds, view window, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes complete with TV/DVD player, heated tile floor in the bathroom, hairdryer, bathrobes, and eco-friendly hair and body products.
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Single Cabin
Cabin B6. Fixed queen bed, view window, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes complete with TV/DVD player, heated tile floor in the bathroom, hairdryer, bathrobes, and eco-friendly hair and body products.

Notes

- All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy.
- Children ages 8-13 are welcome on all sailings and will receive a $500 per child savings

Due to the nature of your explorations, itineraries are guidelines and may change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.
Included
  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • 10 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Wellness amenities 
  • From-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment
     
  • Group transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • Premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines)
  • Exclusive activities and shore visits
  • Onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Port taxes/fees
  • Optional excursions and land tours
  • Onboard wifi

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