Have questions? We're here.
Traveler on a glacier tour of Alaska.

A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii

Example 15 Day Cruise aboard National Geographic Sea Lion
Talk with an expert
Build your ideal Alaska trip. Call 1.406.541.2677
Start Planning My Trip
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 bears stalking shores, and watch eagles flying. In Haida Gwaii meet artisans and experience the resonance of their cultural heritage and artwork. With special access to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site, see ancient village sites, and the endemic species that make Haida Gwaii the “Canadian Galápagos.”
Night time in AlaskaThree Killer Whales swimming side by side.Hiking the wildernessA bear catching lunchTraveler on a glacier tour of Alaska.
Highlights
  • Encounter and observe abundant and varied wildlife
  • Sail deep into Northwest fjords and narrow, wildlife-rich channels
  • Kayak in Misty Fjord's forested backwaters
  • Visit Haida Gwaii, the ancestral home of the Haida people
Activity Level: Relaxed
0

Full Itinerary

Expand All

Day 1: Seattle | Embark

Arrive in Seattle this afternoon and embark National Geographic Sea Bird or National Geographic Sea Lion.

Day 2: Gulf Islands, British Columbia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise amid the lush Gulf Islands that dot the Strait of Georgia, situated between the mainland of British Columbia and Vancouver Island. These waters are a nature lover's paradise. Keep an eye out for harbor seals and an array of seabirds, shorebirds, and birds of prey.  

Day 3: Johnstone Strait and Alert Bay, British Columbia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit the U'mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay to watch traditional First Nations performances and learn about the art and culture of the Kwakwaka'wakw people. 

Day 4-5: Inside Passage of British Columbia

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Sail northward along steep and rugged coastline looking for whales, dolphins, bears, deer, and other wildlife. Go ashore to explore or kayak among the many bays and inlets.  

Day 6-9: Haida Gwaii

  • Ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Explore the islands of Haida Gwaii, including the incredible Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site. Joined by a Haida interpreter for the days among the islands, wildlife, and cultural sites. In the Haida ancestral town of Old Massett, you are invited into the home of a local carver for a feast of traditional food and dance. Meet Haida artists and see their workshops. Visit the Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay to learn about the incredible history of the Haida people and their renowned artwork, a spiritual endeavor. See the ancient totems at SGang Gwaay in the village of Ninstints, and kayak and take Zodiacs around the incredibly biodiverse islands in Gwaii Haanas. 

Day 10-12: Alaska's Inside Passage

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Explore the forested backwaters of Misty Fjords National Monument and the Tongass National Forest by kayak or Zodiac. Go ashore to visit the charming fishing village of Petersburg, and explore the surrounding area on a forest walk or enjoy an opportunity to stretch your legs with an optional bike ride around town. Cruise and kayak past the glacially carved cliffs of Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm–both spectacular fjords that are home to orcas and harbor seals. See the soaring Dawes Glacier or South Sawyer Glacier up close, and take a Zodiac cruise for unparalleled views of sculpted iridescent icebergs. 

Day 13-14: Glacier Bay National Park/ Inian Islands/ Chicagof Island

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Spend a full day among the enormous glaciers and expansive wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. A native Tlingit interpreter joins to share local Indigenous knowledge, culture, and history of the area. Then, experience the active wildlife of the Inian Islands by Zodiac, or hike and kayak Chichagof Island. Later cruise through Icy Strait in search of marine mammals, perhaps lowering the hydrophone to listen for whale communications. Enjoy a farewell dinner on the final night. 

Day 15: Sitka | Disembark | Home

  • 1 Breakfast
See the picturesque city of Sitka on Baranof Island and meet eagles up close at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center. Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking. 

Ship/Hotel

National Geographic Sea Lion

Dining Room

Dates & Prices

My Preferred Start Date

Per person starting at
$12,160
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 1 and Category 1 Single Cabin.
Select a Date
Cat 1
Main Deck Cabins #300-305. Conveniently positioned between the dining room and lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a large window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 1 and Category 1 Single Cabin.
Select a Date
Cat 1 Single
Main Deck Cabins #300-305. Conveniently positioned between the dining room and lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a large window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 2 and Category 2 Single Cabin.
Select a Date
Cat 2
Bridge Deck cabins #100-104 and Upper Deck cabins #200-212, 215. These well-located cabins include two lower single beds, outside access and a window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 2 and Category 2 Single Cabins.
Select a Date
Cat 2 Single
Bridge Deck cabins #100-104 and Upper Deck cabins #200-212, 215. These well-located cabins include two lower single beds, outside access and a window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 3 Cabins.
Select a Date
Cat 3
Bridge Deck cabins #105, 106 and Upper Deck cabins #214, 216, 217, 219. These cabins feature a seating unit with table, outside access and two large windows. Upper Deck cabins include two lower single beds which can convert to a double bed and a pull-out
Included
  • 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 14 Dinners
  • 14 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • The Guidance and Company of the Expedition Staff
  • Hotels Ashore as Indicated in the Itinerary
  • Sightseeing & Entrance Fees
  • Special Access Permits, Park Fees, Port Taxes
  • Snorkeling, Including Wetsuits, Masks, Fins & Snorkel Where Relevant
  • Presentations and Guest Speakers in the Lounge
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Passport and Applicable Visa Expenses
  • Alcoholic and non specified beverages
  • Private Transfers
     
  • Expedition Extensions 
  • Laundry 
  • Internet & Phone Charges
  • Regional charter flight fees not included, pricing varies by departure
  • Rubber Boots: Please bring your own. 

Map

Popular Add-ons

Alaska Travel Links

Inquire

* By providing your phone number, you consent to receive direct phone calls or SMS messages from our Trip Planners to get the process started. We do not share your information with third-parties.
Travel Agents
Rachel Brouwer employee head shot
Rachel B

We Love to Talk Travel

Call 1.800.344.6118
or
Chat Now
This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
Karen Snider
More Reasons

Why Travel With Adventure Life

All News

Recognized By