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Alaska: Inside a Floating Aquarium

National Geographic Adventure picks the 25 best new outfitted trips.
Text by Bonnie Tsui   Photograph courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions
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Cruising through Alaska's Inside Passage

WHAT'S NEW: Alaska's Inside Passage—packed with mysterious fjords, dramatic glaciers, and charismatic marine life—has long captivated families. Next year, the 300-mile-long (483-mile-long) route plays host to a new Lindblad Expeditions initiative aimed at transforming its vessels into outdoor classrooms. Over the past several years, the small-ship cruise outfitter has witnessed a surge in the number of families onboard its boats. For 2007, all of the outfitter's naturalists will be trained in child education through a course designed in conjunction with the National Geographic Society, and all of its Alaska vessels will be fitted with underwater bow cameras, allowing kids to track orcas and other creatures by operating a joystick in the ship's lounge.

ON THE GROUND:
When not kayaking, hiking, or exploring quirky seaside communities, you and your kids can while away the hours on deck, listening to whale songs from a hydrophone and watching harbor seals and their young crowd onto glacial icebergs.

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Outfitter:
Lindblad Expeditions (www.expeditions.com)

Length:
Eight days

Price:
$4,840

Difficulty:
Easy

Departs:
May through August


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Our November 2006 issue features the best new adventure travel trips; an exclusive look inside Iran; a Greenland global warming report; backcountry spas; digital cameras; travel Web sites; weekend getaways; and more.

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