Expedition Overview

Expedition Overview

SPECIAL OFFERS

Alaska Family Offer

Book select 2020 departures on select Alaska voyages by July 31, 2020 and save on the expedition cost for up to two children ages 22 and under, when traveling with two full-paying adults. Save 50% on voyages departing in May and August, and 25% on June and July departures. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers. Call for details.

Complimentary Roundtrip Airfare on Select Expedition Cruises

Book by July 31, 2020 and receive complimentary round-trip airfare between Seattle and Alaska on select 2020 departures. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers. Airfare is based on economy group flights and must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions. In the case that Lindblad’s group flight is no longer available at time of booking, we reserve the right to issue a credit. Baggage fees may be additional. Call for details.

Special Offer for Solo Travelers

Book by July 31, 2020 and we will waive the solo premium on solo cabins on select 2020 departures. New bookings only. Subject to availability and may not be combined with pre- or post-extensions. Please call for details.

  • 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.

Itinerary

Itinerary

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 offered in partnership with Lindblad Expeditions.

 

Day 1: Sitka, Alaska

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.

Meals Included:Dinner
Accommodations:

National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird for the entire voyage

Day 2: Exploring Baranof OR Chichagof Island

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.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: ICY STrait AND THE INIAN ISLANDS

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.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Haines

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.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness

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.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Juneau

Disembark in Juneau and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included:Breakfast