A sweeping exploration of Alaska's wild coast

Join us on our most epic and comprehensive coastal Alaska expedition in our 40 years of exploration. Sail among the temperate rainforests and wildlife-rich waters of coastal British Columbia, and explore the fjords, villages, and wildlife of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Enter Yakutat and Disenchantment Bays, up to the face of seven-mile-wide Hubbard Glacier; and spend a day within Prince William Sound, known for its spectacular mountains and massive tidewater glaciers. Check seabirds and marine mammals off your life lists as you Zodiac, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard among myriad islands that play host to a diverse population of wildlife. This unprecedented voyage could only be made on a luxurious vessel like the yacht-sized  National Geographic Orion, which has the nimbleness to navigate the Inside Passage, and the stability and raw power to handle the open water of the Gulf of Alaska.

  • Witness nature’s frozen sculpture garden on a Zodiac cruise through the ice-choked bay at of LeConte Glacier.

  • Discover the Inside Passage’s hidden gems such as Pinta Bay and Slocum Arm, and spend a day exploring untrammeled, majestic Prince William Sound.

  • Learn about the rich indigenous culture in the coastal village of Sitka and go ashore at uninhabited Kayak Island where members of Vitus Bering’s expedition of 1741 first landed.

  • Attempt to take in the epic scale of Hubbard Glacier, an endless wall of ice seven miles wide.

  • Encounter the stunning variety of marine and wildlife in the Inside Passage, as well as species found in the Gulf of Alaska, such as gray and blue whales, fur seals, and the spectacled eider.

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Duration

15 Days

Dates

Jun

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 Hike, kayak, cruise by Zodiac, stand-up paddleboard. Get out and explore along your journey, walking forest paths created by wildlife and seeing eagles, bears, whales, sea lions, and more. Make the expedition as active as you choose, and each day join a different naturalist in exploring for more viewpoints and learning.

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Vancouver, British Columbia

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Seward, Alaska

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