The Great Alaskan Frontier: Glaciers, Fjords & Waterfalls by Ship
The wild landscapes of Alaska are rugged and revered. Explore the mighty glaciers and fjords of Alaska with seasoned naturalists and National Park Rangers to experience them up-close.
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Program No. 22645RJ
10 days
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10 days
9 nights
26 meals
9B 8L 9D
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
Kasaan, Thorne Bay
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
Wrangell, AK
Tracy Arm Fjord, Frederick Sound
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
Chicangof Island ,Icy Strait
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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The great Alaskan frontier is pristine, rugged and in a word — sacred. Absorb sweeping vistas of mighty glaciers and dramatic fjords from the comfort of an expedition ship, and learn the history of this revered wilderness with naturalists and rangers. As you float past old-growth forests and majestic mountains, keep your eyes peeled for seals, bears, humpback whales and a vast diversity of birdlife. Stop in local towns to discover their way of life and learn how they’ve been influenced by the marine environment, early settlers and indigenous cultures. Above all else, immerse yourself in one of the last truly untouched wildernesses in America.
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On Your Feet
Walking up to .75 miles on varied terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the native culture in Metlakatla, and discover the fishermen’s way of life in Petersburg.
  • Marvel at the power of glaciers, waterfalls and icebergs in Tracy Arm fjord, and explore the Stikine River, "a Yosemite 100 miles long."
  • Discover the best of the Alaskan frontier, including Glacier Bay National Park, aboard a ship exclusively chartered by Road Scholar.
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Sandy Kincheloe
Sandy Kincheloe enjoys sharing her knowledge on Alaska’s natural history and Native culture with visitors to the country’s largest state. A resident of Alaska for 20 years, Sandy is a volunteer Ranger at Sitka National Historical Park, and works as a naturalist on wildlife study cruises out of Sitka. She has been an active leader of the Sitka WhaleFest, an event that celebrates and offers education on marine wildlife. Sandy has been a Road Scholar instructor and group leader since 1999.
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