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Live one of the below 16 unique Inside Passage cultural experiences for 2024 or 2025. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like whale watching, wildlife viewing, cruises, village visits, and kayaking and cost from $2,970 for experiences of 6 to 13 days. Tell us about your ideal Inside Passage cultural trip and our Inside Passage experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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Whale watching in Alaska
$7,200
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

13 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Enjoy Canada’s Inside Passages
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte Bay
  • Watch for whales at Frederick Sound
Starts / Ends:
Seattle / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a wilderness beyond the expected on a 13-day Alaskan journey through Inside Passages and Glacier Bay National Park. Enjoy adventure activities in the San Juan Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Misty Fjords National Monument. Learn more about the Native culture and Pacific …
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Calm waters disturbed only by the flick of a whale's tail
$2,970
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Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands, and Tracy Arm Fjord

Sitka - Juneau - 6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Sea Lion
  • Journey by kayak into dramatic bays
  • Raft the Chilkat River with guides
  • See Haines by raft, bike, or foot
  • View glaciers and icebergs
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the National Geographic Sea Lion on this 6-day cruise to explore Alaska on an active expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in a compact timeframe. Enjoy hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, kayak deep into glacially-carved fjords, …
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Alaska wildlife tours and brown bear fishing for salmon
$6,100
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Alaska's Glacier Country

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Quest
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover orca and humpback whales
  • Enjoy wildlife viewing
  • Admire Alaska's natural beauty
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise aboard Safari Quest gives an in-depth exploration of Alaska. Snug-in your kayak, 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, mountain …
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Visit the community of Wrangell, Alaska
$4,995
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Alaska’s Ultimate Adventure

Sitka to Juneau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Admiralty Dream
  • Explore Inside Passage wilderness
  • Learn Wrangell's vibrant history
  • Marvel at Frederick Sound
  • Enjoy feast at Fin Island Lodge
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a remarkable journey through the wilderness of Southeast Alaska on this 8-day cruise aboardAdmiralty Dream. starting in Sitka. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture and indulge in a sumptuous feast at Fin Island Lodge.Explore the remote beauty of Baranof Island and Chatham Strait, …
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Aerial view of Juneau, Alaska
$6,300
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay

13 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Legacy
  • Enjoy Canada’s Inside Passages
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte Bay
  • Watch for whales at Frederick Sound
Starts / Ends:
Seattle / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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. Discover more about Native American culture and the …
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Look for whales in Alaska
$5,870
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Emblematic Alaska: Sitka to Vancouver

Sitka, Alaska - Vancouver - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Sail through Johnstone Strait
  • Spot humpback whales & orcas
  • Discover Tsimshian people in Alaska
  • Admire Dawes glacier & Endicott Arm
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 9-day adventure cruise on Le Soleal and explore Alaska's breathtaking landscapes, dense forests, and abundant wildlife. Immerse yourself in the lush temperate rainforests, where you can observe a variety of species such as brown bears, sea otters, Steller sea lions, and bald eagles. …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$5,260
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Emblematic Alaska

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Sail through Johnstone Strait
  • Spot humpback whales & orcas
  • Discover Tsimshian people in Alaska
  • Admire Dawes glacier & Endicott Arm
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 8-day adventure cruise on Le Soleal and explore Alaska's breathtaking landscapes, dense forests, and abundant wildlife. Immerse yourself in the lush temperate rainforests, where you can observe a variety of species such as brown bears, sea otters, Steller sea lions, and bald eagles. …
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Beautiful Glacier Bay, Alaska
$5,195
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Wild Alaska Odyssey

Sitka to Wrangell - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Alaskan Dream
  • Visit the Glacier Bay National Park
  • See the tallest totem pole in Kake
  • Marvel at Frederick Sound
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Wrangell
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a remarkable 8-day Alaskan cruise with Alaskan Dream Cruises, starting in Sitka. Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and biodiversity of this coastal gem. Indulge in a feast at Fin Island Lodge, savoring Alaska crab, wild salmon, and prime rib. Explore Chatham Strait and Admiralty …
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A humpback whale breaches from Alaskan waters
$5,870
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Emblematic Alaska: Vancouver to Sitka

Vancouver - Sitka, Alaska - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Sail through Johnstone Strait
  • Spot humpback whales & bald eagles
  • Discover Tsimshian people in Alaska
  • Admire Dawes glacier & Endicott Arm
Starts / Ends:
Vancouver, BC / Sitka
Activities:
Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 9-day expedition cruise aboard Le Soleal to experience the vast spaces, distinctive forests, and thriving wildlife of Alaska. Discover the temperate rainforests in Alaska, home to diverse wildlife such as bears, deer, and bald eagles, and marvel at the mineral beauty of the region's …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$7,100
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Majestic Alaska

Sitka to Vancouver - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Explore the Inside Passage
  • Observe whales and grizzly bears
  • Discover Tsimshian people in Alaska
  • Visit traditional villages
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Alaska and set sail on an 11-day expedition cruise aboard the Le Soleal. Immerse yourself in the heart of Alaska's grandiose nature, where the history of its populations is still being written. Explore local communities such as Elfin Cove, Petersburg, and the Kwakwaka'wakw and …
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Calm waters disturbed only by the flick of a whale's tail
$6,100
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

Juneau -Seattle - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Endeavour
  • Enjoy Canada’s Inside Passages
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte Bay
  • Connect with Tlingit culture
  • Watch for whales at Icy Strait
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Seattle
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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. Discover more about indigenous culture and the …
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Breaching Orca Whale
$7,180
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Alaska: Nature On A Grand Scale - Vancouver to Seward

12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Learn about Tlingit culture
  • Spot a variety of wildlife
  • Explore the majestic Tasaa Fjord
  • Visit Seward's bustling port
Starts / Ends:
Vancouver, BC / Seward
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Le Soleal on a 12-day adventure to witness the splendor of Alaska, also known as the "great land" or "mainland" in Aleut. Explore this breathtaking destination, abundant with history and excitement, that features a diverse range of landscapes, from temperate rainforests to …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$8,580
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Alaska: Nature On A Grand Scale

13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Admire the five tidewater glaciers
  • Discover the timeless, Icy bay
  • See the 19th-century gold rush town
  • Spot a variety of wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Anchorage / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the majesty of Alaska, known as the "great land" or "mainland" in Aleut, by joining Le Soleal on a 13-day expedition cruise. Uncover the grandeur of this breathtaking destination. This territory, rich in history and adventure, boasts diverse landscapes, from temperate …
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Alaska cruise and wildlife viewing tours
$7,740
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Alaska: Nature On A Grand Scale

13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Admire the five tidewater glaciers
  • Discover the timeless, Icy bay
  • See the 19th-century gold rush town
  • Spot a variety of wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Anchorage / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the majesty of Alaska, known as the "great land" or "mainland" in Aleut, by joining Le Soleal on a 13-day expedition cruise. Uncover the grandeur of this breathtaking destination. This territory, rich in history and adventure, boasts diverse landscapes, from temperate …
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Cruising the arctic waters
$3,962
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Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands, and Tracy Arm Fjord

Sitka to Juneau or reverse - 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
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 6-day Wild Alaska Escape Cruise from Sitka to Juneau aboard National Geographic Sea Bird. 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 …
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A humpback whale breaches from Alaskan waters
$6,330
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Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage – with Smithsonian Journeys

9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Sail through Johnstone Strait
  • Discover the village of Kake
  • Explore Sitka
  • Experience Misty Fjords
Starts / Ends:
Vancouver, BC / Sitka
Activities:
Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 9-day expedition cruise aboard Le Soléal, exploring Alaska's Inside Passage. Experience abundant wildlife, including whales, dolphins, bears, and sea birds, amidst the region's breathtaking scenery. Immerse yourself in the diverse cultural heritage, from indigenous tribes …
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