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In summer 2023 base yourself out of SitkaJuneau,  KetchikanAnchorageSeward, or Nome to be close to all the Alaska "hot spots". The top places to explore in 2023 include the Glacier Bay National Park, the Inside PassageFrederick SoundTracy ArmChichagof IslandEndicott ArmMisty Fjords National MonumentMisty Fjords National WildernessWrangell-St. Elias National Park, the Bering Strait, the Bering Sea, and the cool heights of Denali National Park. June, July, August, and September 2023 are the best months to visit Alaska. See our below list of the top-rated Alaska tours, trips, wilderness lodges, and cruises for 2023, and contact one of our Alaska adventure specialists if you want expert help planning your trip to Alaska.
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Calm waters disturbed only by the flick of a whale's tail
$6,400
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

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 Frederick Sound
Starts/ Ends in:
Seattle / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visit, 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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Bald eagles resting
$4,095
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Last Frontier Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Chichagof 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 Cruises, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 8-day voyage aboard Chichagof 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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Alaska travel and dall sheep grazing on Alaska hillside
$7,900
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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Attend Park Ranger presentations
  • Hike at Glacier Bay National Park
  • Observe sea lions and birds
  • See Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds
Starts/ Ends in:
Juneau / Sitka
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Safari 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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Bear taking a drink
$4,250
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Alaska Bear-Viewing Lodge

4-5 Day Itinerary
  • Watch bears up-close with a guide
  • Spot otters, seals, and foxes
  • Enjoy the rustic comfort of a cabin
Activities:
Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Enjoy 4 days in the remote Alaska wilderness bear viewing at Katmai Wilderness Lodge. This remote Alaska lodge experience is a perfect add-on to any Alaska cruise or Alaska tour, offering you the chance to explore the remote Alaska wilderness with experienced guides. Here you find the perfect …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$7,560
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • View unique wildlife such as orcas
  • Visit Tracy or Endicott Arm fjords
  • Explore Alaskan ecosystems
  • Hike & kayak in Icy Strait
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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Sunrise from the deck over the fjord
$3,478
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Kenai Explorer

7 Day Itinerary
  • Stay in a remote Kenai Fjords Lodge
  • Spot seal, sea otters, and birdlife
  • Go on a dog-sled adventure
  • Walk on the Exit Glacier in Seward
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Spend seven days exploring the southern area near Seward, Alaska including the vast and stunning Kenai Fjords National Park. Rest one night at a wilderness lodge in Cooper Landing, then travel further to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. Spend time paddling, boating and spotting wildlife during your stay …
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Ridge hike
$4,106
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Alaska Backcountry Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the Wrangell-St. Elias Park
  • Basecamp in an alpine magic-land
  • Walk and ice climb Root Glacier
  • Stay in the historic Kennicott town
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Land, Wilderness Lodge
Activity Level:
Moderate
Hike the Wrangell - St. Elias backcountry on this Alaska hiking tour. This region is one of the most expansive tracts of wilderness remaining in North America and offers the avid hiker a playground of options for exploring. Travel by bush plane to a remote area with your private guide. Set up your …
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Whale watching in Alaska
$7,900
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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 in:
Seattle / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visit, 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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Wrangell - St. Elias wilderness
$5,395
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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 Cruises, 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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Exploring Alaska's glaciers
$3,895
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Last Frontier Adventure

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 Cruises, Whale Watching, 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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Admire beautiful Alaskan landscapes
$6,095
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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 the 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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Mendenhall Glacier with field of Fireweed in Juneau, Alaska
$8,495
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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 / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day wilderness tour takes you through Alaska's most abundant wildlife areas while taking in the breathtaking glacier fjords. In the western Kuiu Island bay, you may kayak, hike, and explore by skiff. Explore beautiful waterfalls, towering icebergs, numerous harbor seals, and granite …
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Enjoying a hiking excursion in Alaska
$8,495
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Alaska Coastal Discoveries & Culture

8 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 8-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. Journey through Alaska’s most abundant wildlife …
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Ultimate Alaska
$6,326
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Ultimate Alaska

14 Day Itinerary
  • Hike & camp Alaska's backcountry
  • Kayak & camp near Columbia Glacier
  • Walk and ice climb on Root Glacier
  • Raft down the Kennicott River
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Land, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Challenging
This two week Alaska trip is designed for the avid adventurer desiring to minimize transit time and maximize remote active experiences while on vacation in Alaska. Hike Alaska's remote and unspoiled wilderness area of Wrangell - St. Elias National Park on a multi-day basecamp and hiking tour. …
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Out on the lake
$2,151
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Kenai Backcountry Lodge

3 Day Itinerary
  • Travel deep into Kenai backcountry
  • Raft the Kenai River to the lodge
  • Set out on hikes and spot wildlife
Activities:
Land, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Spend three nights in the backcountry at an Alaskan wilderness lodge located inside the Kenai Wildlife Refuge. Navigate the waters of the Kenai River between the Kenai Riverside Lodge and the Kenai Backcountry Lodge on a full day rafting trip. Keep your eyes peeled for the moose, bear, caribou, and …
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Kayaking Valdez
$1,409
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Kayak Alaska

6 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak by a large tidewater glacier
  • Explore Heather Bay and the glacier
  • Spot seals and sea otters
  • Paddle to see a sea lion colony
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Land
Activity Level:
Moderate
Travel south to Valdez, Alaska for this remote kayaking and camping adventure. Explore Prince William Sound and Heather Bay as you paddle around some pristine scenery filled with wildlife. Paddle up to the largest tidewater glacier in Prince William Sound, the Columbia Glacier. Keep your eyes …
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Bald eagles resting
$4,600
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Seward to Vancouver

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Muse
  • Cruise along Hubbard Glacier
  • Admire the wonders of Ketchikan
  • Experience adventures in Juneau
  • Explore the scenery of Seward
Starts/ Ends in:
Seward / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise on the luxurious Silver Muse explores the sights of southeastern Alaska. Sail from Seward, Alaska, to Vancouver, Canada,through the famed Inside Passage. Along the journey, watch for Alaska's spectacular wildlife, including whales, bears, and moose. Observe stunning, lush …
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Whale watching in Alaska
$4,600
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Vancouver to Seward

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Muse
  • Admire the wonders of Ketchikan
  • Experience adventures in Juneau
  • Cruise along Hubbard Glacier
  • Explore the scenery of Seward
Starts/ Ends in:
Vancouver, BC / Seward
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Witness spectacular wildlife as you take in the rich Indigenous culture and extensive history of southeastern Alaska on this 8-day cruise aboard the Silver Muse. Sail from Vancouver, Canada, to Seward, Alaska, along the famed Inside Passage. Keep an eye out for Alaska's spectacular wildlife, …
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