Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia

  • 13 Days
  • NG Quest
  • 100 Guests
  • Expeditions in: Jun / Sep
  • From $9,390 to $15,960

Itinerary Overview

Linger in the seldom-seen wild regions & explore iconic National Parks

Join the inaugural voyage of the newest ship in the Lindblad-National Geographic fleet on an in-depth exploration of the San Juan Islands, British Columbia, and Alaska. Linger in the temperate rain forests and wildlife-rich channels of British Columbia, and enjoy ample time to explore the breathtaking fjords and towering glaciers of Southeast Alaska. Plus, discover the cultural facets of this coast during captivating performances and interactions with the Kwakwaka’wakw people of Alert Bay. This expedition will enable you to:

  • Explore the wild and sublimely tranquil San Juan and Gulf Islands
  • Observe a moving First Nations performance at the U’Mista Cultural Center
  • By special permit, spend a full day exploring Glacier Bay National Park

Inaugural voyage of National Geographic Quest
Join the June 26th expedition and sail into history on the inaugural voyage of the newest vessel in the Lindblad-National Geographic fleet. Look forward to “explorer firsts” like the dockside christening, an inaugural party, and more.

An in-depth exploration of the San Juan & Gulf Islands plus British Columbia’s Inside Passage
Spend a full day in the San Juan Islands hiking and kayaking with naturalists and searching for killer whales. Explore some of the hundreds of uninhabited, remote inlets and bays of the Gulf Islands. In British Columbia you’ll kayak among forested islands and along wildlife-rich shorelines to see whales, dolphins, bears and more—plus observe a moving traditional First Nations performance in Alert Bay.

Explore Alaska’s National Parks and wilderness areas
By special permit you’ll sail into Glacier Bay National park and pass a full day taking in the grand scale of the park’s mountains, fjords, and active glaciers. In Ford’s Terror Wilderness Area you’ll be able to nose your expedition landing craft or kayak up to spectacular falls or hike over the lush green earth into the mist-shrouded mountainside. And in Misty Fiords National Monument you’ll be able to kayak along sheer, glacially-carved cliffs and forested backwaters.

Get a slice of Alaska life
Spend an afternoon strolling the streets of the 100-year-old town of Petersburg. You’ll find its charming Norwegian heritage evident, and you’ll get a firsthand look at a town supported largely by fishing the region’s productive waters. Visit the ships in port, walk the colorful downtown, stop for a pint in one of the town pubs, and enjoy an evening crab feast.

Travel in excellent company 
Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, veteran naturalists, including a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor and an undersea specialist, plus a wellness specialist––the largest and most knowledgeable expedition team in Alaska. Their knowledge and passion for Alaska is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Meet the team. 

Special Offers

early bookings savings

2017 prices are guaranteed for all 2018 departures if booked by June 1, 2017. After June 1, 2017, call or visit expeditions.com for new 2018 prices.


free one-way air

Book by Mar. 31, 2017 and receive free one-way air (Sitka/Seattle) on the Apr. 30, 2018 departure. Subject to availability, new bookings only.

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