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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.
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Program No. 11479RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
7,199
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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.
Length
10 days
Starts at
7,199
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 11479 RJ
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Ship Outside
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Accommodation Details
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Ship Suite
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A larger cabin, often with separate sleeping and living areas; the largest class of stateroom.
Jul 16 - Jul 25, 2021
Ship Outside 8,749
Ship Suite 11,149
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Sitka to Juneau.

Aug 13 - Aug 22, 2021
Ship Outside 8,749
Ship Suite 11,149
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Sitka to Juneau.

Aug 20 - Aug 29, 2021
Ship Outside 8,249
Ship Suite 10,649
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Juneau to Sitka.

Aug 27 - Sep 5, 2021
Ship Outside 7,749
Ship Suite 10,149
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Sitka to Juneau.

Sep 3 - Sep 12, 2021
Ship Outside 7,199
Ship Suite 9,599
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Juneau to Sitka.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Jul 16 - Jul 25, 2021
Ship Outside 11,249
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Sitka to Juneau.

Aug 13 - Aug 22, 2021
Ship Outside 11,249
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Sitka to Juneau.

Aug 20 - Aug 29, 2021
Ship Outside 10,749
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Juneau to Sitka.

Aug 27 - Sep 5, 2021
Ship Outside 10,249
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Sitka to Juneau.

Sep 3 - Sep 12, 2021
Ship Outside 9,699
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Juneau to Sitka.

10 days
9 nights
25 meals
9B 7L 9D
2
Explore Sitka, Free Time, Embark Ship, Daily Preview
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
3
Kake, Frederick Sound
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
4
Hobart Bay, Inside Passage Lecture
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
5
Tracy Arm Fjord, Waterfalls, Wildlife Watch
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
6
Exploration, Orca Point Lodge
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
7
White Pass Railway, Skagway & Gold Rush, Free Time
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
8
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. Climbing in and out of kayaks and rafts.

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

Order of ports will vary subject to Glacier Bay schedule approved by the National Park Service. This program has a maximum group size of 50 participants.
Featured Expert
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Karen Christner
Karen Christner arrived in Alaska more than 30 years ago and realized that she had come home. She and her husband, Jere, raised their 3 children on Baranof Island. With degrees in biology and teaching, she quickly embraced the Alaskan lifestyle. While employed at the University of Alaska, she began the development and administration of Alaskan programs. After 25 years, she is still sharing the story of the people, environment, history and culture of her adopted home—now as an Alaskan group leader and lecturer.

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

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Kate is a group leader and boat captain in Sitka. She lived on a boat at 57 degrees North for seven years and recently served as a deckhand on a 100-passenger day boat. Kate has also taught courses at the University of Alaska and Sheldon Jackson College, among others. She enjoys boating, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, fishing and other outdoor activities and finds balance outdoors with the seascapes and landscapes, flora and fauna and the various cultures of people who live life in cooperation with them.
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Yvonne Christner View biography
Yvonne Christner has lived on Baranof Island for 25 years and loves the natural beauty of Southeast Alaska. She left her native state of New Mexico to attend the University of Idaho. After graduation, she kept moving north. She put her communications degree to work teaching at the University of Alaska Southeast, and working in an extension office of the Alaska State Legislature. She enjoys living the subsistence lifestyle harvesting Alaska’s bounty. She loves adventuring outdoors, exploring Alaska with her husband and four daughters.
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Karen Christner View biography
Karen Christner arrived in Alaska more than 30 years ago and realized that she had come home. She and her husband, Jere, raised their 3 children on Baranof Island. With degrees in biology and teaching, she quickly embraced the Alaskan lifestyle. While employed at the University of Alaska, she began the development and administration of Alaskan programs. After 25 years, she is still sharing the story of the people, environment, history and culture of her adopted home—now as an Alaskan group leader and lecturer.
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Heather Reiss View biography
Having spent her childhood riding horses, camping and hiking in Northern California, Heather earned a degree in environmental sciences and geology before launching a career in travel and outdoor education. She and her husband Roy discovered a deep love of Alaska in 2011 when they began working at an off-grid lodge in Denali National Park. Heather spent four years as an instructor for Yellowstone/Teton Road Scholar groups during a hiatus from Alaska, and they recently moved back to raise their son.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Roadside Geology of Alaska
by Cathy Connor
Coming Into The Country
by John McPhee
Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast
by Hilary Stewart
Alaska Trees and Shrubs
by Leslie Viereck and Elbert Little
An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past
by Edited by Stephen w. Haycox and Mary Childers Mangusso
Alaska's History: the People, Land and Events of the North Country
by Harry Ritter
This is a small, easily readable "digest" of Alaska's history. It is great for a quick overview and it is a good size for tucking into a suitcase or reading on a plane.
Alaska
by James Michener
Travels in Alaska
by John Muir
The Sea Runners
by Ivan Doig
Tlingit Tales: Potlatch and Totem Pole
by Lorie K. Harris
Legends of the Tlingit people.
Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska
by Kate Wynne
This book covers all 29 marine mammal species of Alaska. Each whale, porpoise, dolphin, seal, sea lion, walrus, sea otter, and polar bear is described and illustrated. Color photos and surface profile drawings show all Alaska marine mammals and compare similar species, and color range maps show distribution.
Guide to the Birds of Alaska
by Robert Armstrong
This comprehensive guide provides the most current knowledge about the birds in Alaska.
The Island Within
by Richard Nelson
Nature of Southeast Alaska: A Guide to Plants, Animals, and Habitats
by Robert Armstrong
The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush
by Pierre Berton





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