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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
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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
7,299
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Length
10 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
7,299
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 11479RJ

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DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside Ship Suite
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

Accommodation Details

A larger cabin, often with separate sleeping and living areas; the largest class of stateroom.

Aug 12 - Aug 21, 2022
Ship Outside 8,999
Ship Suite 11,399
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by July 01, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Sitka to Juneau.

Aug 19 - Aug 28, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 8,499
Ship Suite 10,899
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by July 08, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Juneau to Sitka.

Aug 26 - Sep 4, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 7,999
Ship Suite 10,399
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by July 15, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Sitka to Juneau.

Sep 2 - Sep 11, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 7,299
Ship Suite 9,699
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by July 22, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Juneau to Sitka.

May 19 - May 28, 2023
Ship Outside 8,799
Ship Suite 11,199
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

May 26 - Jun 4, 2023
Ship Outside 8,999
Ship Suite 11,399
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Jun 2 - Jun 11, 2023
Ship Outside 9,499
Ship Suite 11,899
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Jun 9 - Jun 18, 2023
Ship Outside 9,499
Ship Suite 11,899
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Jul 14 - Jul 23, 2023
Ship Outside 10,499
Ship Suite 12,899
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Jul 28 - Aug 6, 2023
Ship Outside 10,499
Ship Suite 12,899
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Aug 11 - Aug 20, 2023
Ship Outside 10,499
Ship Suite 12,899
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Aug 18 - Aug 27, 2023
Ship Outside 10,499
Ship Suite 12,899
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Aug 25 - Sep 3, 2023
Ship Outside 9,999
Ship Suite 12,399
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Sep 1 - Sep 10, 2023
Ship Outside 8,999
Ship Suite 11,399
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

Aug 12 - Aug 21, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 11,499
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by July 01, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Sitka to Juneau.

Aug 19 - Aug 28, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 10,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by July 08, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Juneau to Sitka.

Aug 26 - Sep 4, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 10,499
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by July 15, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Sitka to Juneau.

Sep 2 - Sep 11, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 9,799
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by July 22, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Itinerary Note

This date sails from Juneau to Sitka.

May 19 - May 28, 2023
Ship Outside 11,299
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

May 26 - Jun 4, 2023
Ship Outside 11,499
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Jun 2 - Jun 11, 2023
Ship Outside 11,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Jun 9 - Jun 18, 2023
Ship Outside 11,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Jul 14 - Jul 23, 2023
Ship Outside 12,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Jul 28 - Aug 6, 2023
Ship Outside 12,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Aug 11 - Aug 20, 2023
Ship Outside 12,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Aug 18 - Aug 27, 2023
Ship Outside 12,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Aug 25 - Sep 3, 2023
Ship Outside 12,499
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

Sep 1 - Sep 10, 2023
Ship Outside 11,499
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Oct. 31, 2022 and receive free air from many cities.

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 a narrow fjord within soaring cliffs of granite and dotted with glittering icebergs.
  • Board the White Pass narrow-gauge railway for a 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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Julie Cardenas
Julie Cardenas hails from Naples, Florida. She holds a bachelor’s in biology from Florida Gulf Coast University and certificates as a Florida Master Naturalist and NAI Certified Interpretive Guide. With an affinity for traveling and being on the water, Julie spent her early career cruising oceans, rivers and inland waterways. As a naturalist, she traded seasons leading winter programs in the Florida Everglades and summers in Southeast Alaska. Leading Road Scholar groups since 2012, Julie currently directs programs in South Florida, Cuba and Alaska. .

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

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Julie Cardenas View biography
Julie Cardenas hails from Naples, Florida. She holds a bachelor’s in biology from Florida Gulf Coast University and certificates as a Florida Master Naturalist and NAI Certified Interpretive Guide. With an affinity for traveling and being on the water, Julie spent her early career cruising oceans, rivers and inland waterways. As a naturalist, she traded seasons leading winter programs in the Florida Everglades and summers in Southeast Alaska. Leading Road Scholar groups since 2012, Julie currently directs programs in South Florida, Cuba and Alaska. .
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AJ Robinson View biography
AJ is a group leader who is passionate about traveling and experiencing new things. After receiving his degree from the University of Baltimore, AJ traveled to South Africa to work with an educational organization to prepare students for university. Whether it is kayaking on a river, or skiing down a mountain, AJ is excited about the adventure, and all of the life lessons that can be learned from interactive travel. AJ was a program manager with Road Scholar for two years.
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Deanna Moore View biography
Deanna was raised in Tacoma, Washington and moved to Sitka, Alaska in 1991. She raised three boys in Sitka and feels a strong connection to her community. Deanna has worked as both an addiction counselor and an advocate for victims of domestic violence for over two decades. Her hobbies include hiking and kayaking with a particular interest in exploring wild edibles and medicinal plants. She has led Road Scholar groups since 2017 and appreciates the opportunity to explore and share this beautiful state.
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.
Alaska
by James Michener
Roadside Geology of Alaska
by Cathy Conner and Daniel O'Haire
Coming Into The Country
by John McPhee
Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush.
The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush
by Pierre Berton
Tlingit Tales: Potlatch and Totem Pole
by Lorie K. Harris
Legends of the Tlingit people.
An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past
by Edited by Stephen w. Haycox and Mary Childers Mangusso
The Sea Runners
by Ivan Doig
The Island Within
by Richard Nelson
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 Trees and Shrubs
by Leslie Viereck and Elbert Little
Guide to the Birds of Alaska
by Robert Armstrong
This comprehensive guide provides the most current knowledge about the birds in Alaska.
Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast
by Hilary Stewart
Travels in Alaska
by John Muir
Take a trip to last century's Alaska through Muir's clean, easy-going, enthusiastic prose. He wrote the way he took pictures, with insight, attention, care and genuine feeling.
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.
Nature of Southeast Alaska: A Guide to Plants, Animals, and Habitats
by Robert Armstrong





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