Passport to Southeast Alaska: By Hiking Boot, Kayak & Boat

Alaska is one-fifth the size of all Lower 48 states combined but has a population smaller than Rhode Island. Come hike, kayak, learn about and explore this idyllic place.
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Program No. 22225RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Southeast Alaska opens up to you on an extraordinary learning adventure in a land steeped in riveting lore, hardy culture and spirited days of up-close discovery by land and sea. Kayak in cold blue waters to one of Alaska’s most active feeding grounds for humpback whales. Hike in old-growth forest with views of towering mountains. Dine on native salmon. Be transformed in the wild outdoors and pure air of America’s 49th state.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Kayaking up to 2 hours at a time on mostly calm waters, hiking up to 4 miles over varied terrain over a period of 2 hours. Rafting on relatively flat waters.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take a quiet float through a Bald Eagle Preserve to a Klukwan village to learn about the Tlingit culture.
  • Explore the beautiful wildness of Glacier Bay National Park by boat, on foot and by kayak!
  • Travel portions of the Alaska Marine Highway, kayak at Point Adolphus and kayak in Sitka's bays watching for whales, seabirds and otters.
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Larry West
Larry traveled eastern and western Europe and throughout the Mediterranean with his parents in his youth. In 1990 he began traveling professionally as a travel educator. Having lived more than 36 years in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, Larry has deep knowledge and understanding of Northwest natural and human history, and nearly life-long experience and appreciation of the region’s diverse coastal and interior communities and cultures. His professional experience also includes nonprofit administration, communications and fund development and nearly 15 years in public broadcasting.

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

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