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Wild islands, rich history, and delicious culture

From the rocky islets, forested waterfalls, and lobster fishing villages of the North to the windswept sand dunes, swamp forests, and crabbing communities of the South, the U.S. Eastern Seaboard is a fascinating study. Shared among these regions is a surprising plethora of under-the-radar islands—some uninhabited and teeming with wildlife, and others wholly unique as they preserve rare maritime cultures. Outside the din of nearby metropolises lie remote islands and critical nesting and feeding grounds for sea turtles and puffins. Beyond these nurseries, encounter 17 species of whales and rookeries with tens of thousands of gray seals. Time stands still in estuarian backwaters, secluded coves, and island villages with no paved roads. Discover an American east coast that few know exists, and even fewer will ever experience.

(2) U.S. East Coast Itineraries

U.S. East Coast

New and Noteworthy

New Exploring the Hudson River: Fall Colors, Conservation & Creativity

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Length

8 days

  1. Oct
  2. Nov

From

$5,590

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Highlights

U.S. East Coast

New and Noteworthy

New Exploring the Hudson River: Fall Colors, Conservation & Creativity

Length

8 days

  1. Oct
  2. Nov

From

$5,590

Top Highlights

  • Experience the magic of autumn’s transitional beauty
  • Encounter fall wildlife while kayaking Constitution Marsh and Rogers Island Wildlife Management Area
  • Visit Storm King Mountain Art Center
  • Photograph the many iconic lighthouses and bridges along our journey
  • Visit Sleepy Hollow and hear Washington Irving’s ageless tale re-told.

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THE UNITED COASTS OF AMERICA

Wild Escapes

U.S. East Coast

New and Noteworthy

New Wild South Carolina Escape: Beaufort and the Barrier Islands

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Length

6 days

  1. Apr
  2. May
  3. Nov

From

$3,990

Prices are per person

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Highlights

Wild Escapes

U.S. East Coast

New and Noteworthy

New Wild South Carolina Escape: Beaufort and the Barrier Islands

Length

6 days

  1. Apr
  2. May
  3. Nov

From

$3,990

Top Highlights

  • Explore Beaufort, where opulent mansions and historic churches and schools tell stories of the past. 
  • Watch for birdlife, alligators, and loggerhead turtles on St. Phillip’s Island, a pristine wilderness area once owned by conservationist Ted Turner. 
  • Venture to the ruins of historic plantations at Botany Bay Plantation Wildlife Management Area, and discover unspoiled beaches and coastal forests. 
  • Coast in a Zodiac along the shores of Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, keeping an eye out for dolphins and seabirds. 

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  • THE UNITED COASTS OF AMERICA
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Expedition Highlights

Navigate wild Southern barrier islands, rugged Northern coastlines, America’s largest estuary, and a serene river valley in their peak seasons for scenic beauty and wildlife encounters. Actively discover tiny remote communities, little-known islands, and pristine natural landscapes on the lookout for puffins and whales, sea turtles and seals, and bald eagles and roseate spoonbills. Kayak past lighthouses and fishing villages, stroll squares lined with graceful mansions and live oaks, and hike trails under a canopy of vivid autumn foliage. Visits to regional historic and cultural treasures and exceedingly fresh, locally sourced foods are added delights.

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