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Travel in 2022 on select departures of Wild Alaska Escape: A Voyage from Sitka to Juneau and receive 20% off select departures of A Voyage on the Hudson River: Fall Colors, Conservation, and Creativity or Wild South Carolina Escape: A Voyage to Beaufort and the Barrier Islands for travel in 2022 or 2023. Valid for select departures, subject to availability, and not applicable on extensions. Offer is not valid for cancelled bookings. Call for details.
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- Air Credit on Select Expedition Cruises
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- Enter narrow channels and secluded harbors that are inaccessible to large ships aboard the agile National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird.
- Get close up to dramatic icebergs and glaciers on excursions by expedition landing craft in Tracy or Endicott Arm.
- Take in an aerial view of the jagged peaks and ice caps of Glacier Bay on an optional flight-seeing tour.
- Young travelers on board can take part in the Global Explorers program, learning about glaciers, whales, and the undersea during fun, hands-on activities with our naturalists.
Explore wild Alaska on an action-packed expedition aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird. Spend six adventure-filled days discovering stunning coastal scenery, iconic wildlife, and the timeless culture of the land's indigenous people. With our nimble expedition ship as our moving basecamp, kayak deep into glacially carved fjords, hike beneath towering spruce and hemlocks in old-growth rain forests, raft from an ancient Tlingit village, and more.
This trip is operated in collaboration with Lindblad Expeditions.
Arrive in Sitka, Alaska, situated on the western coast of Baranof Island and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Take a walk in Sitka National Historical Park, where Tlingit and Haida totem poles tower over coastal trails. Visit the Alaska Raptor Center for an up-close look at Alaska’s birds of prey. Later, embark the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird.
National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird for the entire voyage
Explore the breathtaking bays of Baranof or Chichagof Islands, both part of the ancient Tongass National Forest. Chichagof Island harbors one of the highest concentrations of brown bears in the world, and both islands are home to diverse wildlife. Kayak or paddleboard along rugged coastlines, and in the afternoon, go hiking through the temperate rain forest, listening for bald eagles calling out from the tops of towering spruce and hemlock trees.
Spend today searching for wildlife in rich waters where the Pacific Ocean meets the Inside Passage. Options include an expedition landing craft cruise among the Inian Islands, where an abundance of Steller sea lions reside; kayaking in the calm outer waters of Glacier Bay; or hiking in lush temperate rain forest.
Known as the “adventure capital of Alaska,” Haines is situated on a scenic peninsula between the Chilkoot and Chilkat Rivers. Hike one of the many world-class trails in the area, enjoy an optional flight-seeing tour over Glacier Bay National Park, or cycle along the edge of a glacial lake. Or visit the ancient Tlingit village of Klukwan and enjoy a traditional dance and cultural performance before setting off on a rafting excursion, keeping an eye out for bald eagles, bears, and moose as we float through the spectacular Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
Wake up in Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm, part of the Tracy Arm–Fords Terror Wilderness. Cruise through this glacially carved fjord, then set out to explore by expedition landing craft. View the soaring Dawes or South Sawyer Glacier up close—and keep an eye out for the dramatic sight of huge slabs of ice breaking off and crashing into the water below. If conditions permit, paddle a kayak below the steep walls of the fjord. Celebrate your voyage with a farewell dinner on board.
Disembark in Juneau and transfer to the airport for your flight home.