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Alaska
Alaska's Inside Passage Up Close
The mighty glaciers and dramatic fjords of Alaska’s Inside Passage are incredible. Aboard an expedition ship, learn about this untamed land and its stunning diversity of wildlife.
Rating (4.88)
Program No. 11479RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
5,995
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Flights start at
FREE
10 days
9 nights
26 meals
9B 8L 9D
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Explore Sitka, Traditional Arts, Embark Ship, Daily Preview
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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Kake, Fredrick Sound
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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Hobart Bay, Inside Passage Lecture
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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Tracy Arm Fjord, Waterfalls, Wildlife Watch
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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Taku Harbor, Orca Point Lodge
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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White Pass Railway, Skagway & Gold Rush, Free Time
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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At a Glance

Famed for deep glacial fjords, spectacular mountains and lush temperate rainforest, Alaska’s Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park offer natural and scenic gifts rivaled only by the rich histories of the indigenous nations who have lived here for millennia. Experience magnificent sights and sounds as our experts create opportunities to view glaciers up close. Study Alaska's history at the newly renovated Alaska State Museum in Juneau, and explore secluded bays via sea kayak or watercraft, all in the company of experts who narrate your experience with in-depth analysis of this yet untamed land.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Optional walking up to one mile on trails; some uneven or wet terrain. Elevation of 3,000 feet on train. Ship decks are accessed by narrow ladder like stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Traverse the waters of 30-mile-long Tracy Arm, a narrow fjord enclosed within soaring cliffs of granite and dotted with glittering icebergs.
  • Board the White Pass narrow-gauge railway for an evocative journey back through a frenzied time of uncertainty and adventure: the gold rush era.
  • Experience chances to see whales, puffins, otters, bears, mountain goats and sea lions—the wealth of wildlife is amazing!

General Notes

Please note that some departures operate in reverse. July 26, 2019 departure begins in Ketchikan and ends in Sitka. Order of ports will vary subject to Glacier Bay schedule approved by the National Park Service.
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Mary Stensvold
Mary Stensvold lives in Sitka, Alaska and holds a Ph.D. in Botany. She retired as the Regional Botanist for the USDA Forest Service Alaska Region in 2016. Fieldwork has taken her to remote areas throughout southern Alaska, from Prince William Sound to the southern tip of the "Panhandle" in the east. Other areas of particular interest include wild-plant gardening, drawing, woodcarving and northwest coast Native art. She has been presenting natural history lectures on ships in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Norway since 1991.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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