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Adventures Afloat: A Family Adventure in Alaska’s Wild and Historic Inside Passage

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Program #21351RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Program date intended for grandparents, their children and grandchildren ages 8 - 18.

Strike it rich on this quintessential family learning adventure along Alaska’s historic, wild and rugged Inside Passage. From the comfort of our small ship, have an enriching wilderness experience at every port — from viewing glaciers in Tracy Arm Fjord, dogsledding in Juneau, beachcombing and a bonfire on the beach to learning about humpback whales, and exploring via kayak or guided skiff.


• Experience the massive Mendenhall Glacier, board a skiff to explore Sawyer glacier and quietly view wildlife in Hobart Bay.
• Scout for whales, otters, bears, moose and eagles, and delve into boots-on geology through rock collection and identification, plus hands-on native craft projects.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile. Climbing in, out of small craft. Paddling kayaks. No elevator on vessel; access requires steep stairs.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Sitka (Alaska), embark Baranof Dream, 8 nights (ports of call include Icy Stait, Point Adolphus, Auke Bay, Juneau, Tracy Arm Fjord, Windham Bay or Hobart Bay, Frederick Sound, Hidden Falls, and Kelp Bay); disembark Sitka, departure.

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Jun 27 — Jul 5, 2015 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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