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In 2024 discover the rugged beauty of Alaska through one of the following 73 Alaska small ship cruises, wilderness lodges, and Alaska tours. This untamed land boasts towering peaks, impressive glaciers, vast tundra, and crystal-clear lakes, creating an awe-inspiring backdrop for your journey. Top destinations for 2024 include Sitka, Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, Anchorage, and Petersburg, where you’ll experience breathtaking landscapes and Alaska's rich cultural heritage. Engage in a variety of activities, such as wildlife viewing, cruises, kayaking, whale watching, and hiking. Practice outdoor sports, learn about the state's indigenous people and their traditions, admire the region’s fascinating wildlife, and marvel at how life has adapted to the harsh and beautiful environment. Adventures start at $1,330, lasting from 5 to 30 days. Contact Adventure Life to find out more.
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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:
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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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:
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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Spot the Northern Lights. Credit Arturo Polo Ena.
$12,500
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Remote Alaska Adventure

5 Day Itinerary
  • Adventure on flight-safari tours
  • Stay in comfortable cabins
  • Spot a variety of wildlife
  • Adventure on foot, by kayak, or ski
Activities:
Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Skiing, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Ultima Thule Lodge combines the wild adventure of an Alaska wilderness lodge with all the creature comforts expected with high-end hotels. Add in the daily plane safari adventures and the customized experiences for groups of just two people, and you will find yourself feeling like family at this …
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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:
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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Bear taking a drink
$4,675
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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:
Wilderness Lodge Exploration, 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
$6,232
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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 Cruises, 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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Ridge hike
$4,082
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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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Tutka Bay hiking
$8,900
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Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge

4-8 Day Itinerary
  • Fish the deep sea for salmon
  • Visit Katmai National Park
  • Kayak around Tutka Bay
  • Tour an oyster farm in Sedovia
Activities:
Fishing, Kayaking, Land Tours, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Alaskan wilderness on this 4-day stay at Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge. Arrive in Homer and water taxi across the bay. Be sure to keep your eyes open for humpback whales, orca whales, and baby sea otters. Take guided adventures each day including deep sea fishing, visiting Katmai National …
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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‚Äôs 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
$4,950
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Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to 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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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:
Sitka / Ketchikan
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, 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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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:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, 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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Moose found on an Alaska wildlife tour
$4,400
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Discover Glacier Bay National Park
  • Admire Alaskan wildlife
  • Visit Grand Pacific Glacier
  • Hike down Fairweather Mountain
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Juneau
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the unique Glacier Bay National Park, home to the world's largest marine sanctuary. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this remote land is worth exploring. This dazzling voyage offers the opportunity to admire the exotic wildlife of this region. Keep …
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Out on the lake
$2,472
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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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Ultimate Alaska
$8,957
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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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Kayaking Valdez
$1,828
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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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Whale watching in Alaska
$3,950
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Vancouver to Seward - Port to Port

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Muse
  • Explore Vancouver
  • Discover Inside Passage
  • Experience Ketchikan
  • Explore Icy Strait Point
Starts / Ends:
Vancouver, BC / Seward
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day cruise from Vancouver to Seward aboard the Silver Muse, through Canada and Alaska, starting in Vancouver. Enjoy city views from the Vancouver Lookout Tower, explore art galleries, and savor Chinatown's cuisine. Sail the Inside Passage, witnessing Alaska's beauty. Arrive …
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Sunrise from the deck over the fjord
$4,072
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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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