Into and beyond Alaska’s Inside Passage

Adventure in style aboard  National Geographic Orion  on its first-ever exploration of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Enter a world of unforgettable fjords and snowcaps, temperate rainforests, and massive glaciers, taking time to discover the lesser-known corners of Alaska’s coastal wilderness. From Vancouver, trace the rugged coast of British Columbia, exploring wildlife-rich waters on the way to Alaska’s Misty Fjords National Monument. Spot seabirds and whales while kayaking or paddleboarding among the intricate channels and islands of the Alexander Archipelago. Then sail across Yakutat Bay to the face of the six-mile-wide Hubbard Glacier.

  • Navigate spectacular icebergs—and watch for new ones calving—as we explore the face of six-mile-wide Hubbard Glacier by Zodiac (if conditions allow).

  • Discover little known coves and inlets of the Inside Passage by kayak and encounter a host of wildlife, from brown bears and moose to several species of whale.

  • Delve into First Nations and Russian culture in the coastal village of Sitka.

  • Take in the misty majesty of your surroundings from National Geographic Orion’s steaming whirlpool hot tub—one of many uniquely rewarding onboard amenities.

  • Benefit from the guidance and expert commentary of a National Geographic photography expert (onboard all departures!) .

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Duration

11 Days

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Aug

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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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Sitka, Alaska

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WHY EXPEDITION? Reasons to explore Alaska aboard a small ship | BIRDSEYE ALASKA Soar above Glacier Bay, Mendenhall Glacier & more | GO BEYOND What’s outside the Inside Passage? | EXPERTS ON BOARD A spirit bear researcher, Emmy nominee & more