Day-By-Day

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Each week aboard is crafted to offer you the most in-depth experience of Alaska possible. Flexibility is a hallmark of our expeditions, and often the day-by-day itinerary will change when we take advantage of a sighting of a pod of killer whales or linger on shore to watch a brown bear sow and her cubs forage. Extraordinary adventure is a guarantee.

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Embark: Sitka

Disembark: Seattle


Select departures travel from Seattle to Sitka.

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  • DAY 1: Sitka/Embark

    Visit Saint Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral with its picturesque spire and meet eagles up close at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center. (D)

  • DAY 2: Exploring Baranof or Chichagof Island

    Spend a full day searching for humpback whales in the rich waters off Chichagof or Baranof Island, kayak, hike and enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3: Inian Islands / Icy Strait

    Cruise among the Inian Islands, where an abundance of Steller sea lions reside. Hike nearby islands, kayak, and search for whales in rich waters of Icy Strait.

  • DAY 4: Glacier Bay National Park

    Via special park permit, spend the entire day among the enormous glaciers and expansive wilderness. Listen as the quiet stillness of the area is broken by the thunder of tons of ice calving into the sea. A native Tlingit interpreter joins us to share the lore and legend of the area. Wildness abounds! (B,L,D)

  • DAY 5: Tracy Arm-Ford’s Terror Wilderness

    Voyage into Tracy or Endicott Arm, both spectacular fjords, with waterfalls cascading from glacially carved walls. See the soaring Dawes or South Sawyer Glacier up close and take a Zodiac cruise for an unbeatable view of sculpted icebergs. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 6: Petersburg

    Search for humpback whales as we head towards the small, Nordic fishing village of Petersburg on Mitkof Island. Go ashore and explore the unique Southeast Alaskan ecosystem, the "muskeg," with stunted trees and carnivorous plants. Later, enjoy an evening crab feast. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 7: Misty Fiords, Alaska

    Cruise past glacially-carved cliffs and kayak in the stillness of Misty Fiord’s forested backwaters. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 8-9: Inside Passage of British Columbia

    Head southward along the pristine coastline in search of whales, dolphins, bears, deer, and other wildlife. Go ashore to explore or kayak among the many bays and inlets. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 10: Alert Bay and Johnstone Strait, British Columbia

    Observe a traditional First Nations performance in Alert Bay, visit the Big House, and learn from the Kwakwaka’wakw people. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 11: Gulf Islands

    Located in the Strait of Georgia, between the mainland of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands are a kayaker’s paradise. Explore the myriad islets and rocky coasts and keep an eye out for harbor seals and an array of sea birds, shore birds and birds of prey. (B,L,D)

Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

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