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24102
Alaska/British Columbia

Authentic Alaska: Seattle, Sitka & More by Expedition Ship

Discover Alaska’s Inside Passage and incredible coastline during an expedition ship voyage that allows you to get up close to fjords, glaciers and much more.
Rating (5)
Program No. 24102RJ
Length
15 days
Starts at
8,699
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE
Alaska/British Columbia

Authentic Alaska: Seattle, Sitka & More by Expedition Ship

Discover Alaska’s Inside Passage and incredible coastline during an expedition ship voyage that allows you to get up close to fjords, glaciers and much more.
Length
15 days
Starts at
8,699
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Length
15 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
8,699
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 24102RJ

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DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside Ship Balcony
Accommodation Details

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

Accommodation Details

A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

May 24 - Jun 7, 2023
Ship Outside 8,699
Ship Balcony 10,099
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Seattle, WA to Sitka, AK. This departure is 15 days.

Jun 5 - Jun 20, 2023
Ship Outside 9,299
Ship Balcony 10,899
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Sitka, AK to Seattle, WA. This departure is 16 days.

Jun 14 - Jun 28, 2023
Ship Outside 8,699
Ship Balcony 10,099
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Seattle, WA to Sitka, AK. This departure is 15 days.

Jun 26 - Jul 11, 2023
Ship Outside 9,299
Ship Balcony 10,899
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Sitka, AK to Seattle, WA. This departure is 16 days.

Jul 5 - Jul 19, 2023
Ship Outside 8,999
Ship Balcony 10,399
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Seattle, WA to Sitka, AK. This departure is 15 days.

Jul 26 - Aug 9, 2023
Ship Outside 8,999
Ship Balcony 10,399
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Seattle, WA to Sitka, AK. This departure is 15 days.

Aug 16 - Aug 30, 2023
Ship Outside 8,999
Ship Balcony 10,399
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Seattle, WA to Sitka, AK. This departure is 15 days.

Aug 28 - Sep 12, 2023
Ship Outside 9,499
Ship Balcony 11,099
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Sitka, AK to Seattle, WA. This departure is 16 days.

Sep 6 - Sep 20, 2023
Ship Outside 8,699
Ship Balcony 10,099
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Seattle, WA to Sitka, AK. This departure is 15 days.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside Ship Balcony
Accommodation Details

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

Accommodation Details

A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

May 24 - Jun 7, 2023
Ship Outside 11,699
Ship Balcony 15,199
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Seattle, WA to Sitka, AK. This departure is 15 days.

Jun 5 - Jun 20, 2023
Ship Outside 12,599
Ship Balcony 16,599
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Sitka, AK to Seattle, WA. This departure is 16 days.

Jun 14 - Jun 28, 2023
Ship Outside 11,699
Ship Balcony 15,199
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Seattle, WA to Sitka, AK. This departure is 15 days.

Jun 26 - Jul 11, 2023
Ship Outside 12,599
Ship Balcony 16,599
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Sitka, AK to Seattle, WA. This departure is 16 days.

Jul 5 - Jul 19, 2023
Ship Outside 11,999
Ship Balcony 15,499
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Seattle, WA to Sitka, AK. This departure is 15 days.

Jul 26 - Aug 9, 2023
Ship Outside 11,999
Ship Balcony 15,499
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Seattle, WA to Sitka, AK. This departure is 15 days.

Aug 16 - Aug 30, 2023
Ship Outside 11,999
Ship Balcony 15,499
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Seattle, WA to Sitka, AK. This departure is 15 days.

Aug 28 - Sep 12, 2023
Ship Outside 12,799
Ship Balcony 16,799
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Sitka, AK to Seattle, WA. This departure is 16 days.

Sep 6 - Sep 20, 2023
Ship Outside 11,699
Ship Balcony 15,199
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure runs from Seattle, WA to Sitka, AK. This departure is 15 days.

At a Glance

With more than 6,640 miles of coastline to explore, Alaska is truly America’s “Last Frontier.” Join us for the ultimate learning adventure in our 49th state as you board the M/V Ocean Victory to explore Alaska’s breathtaking waterways and landscapes by expedition ship. Begin your journey in Seattle then travel by coach to Vancouver where you’ll board the Ocean Victory. Sail through the Canadian Inside Passage before making your way to the fjords and national parks and monuments of Alaska. Along the way, meet naturalists, historians and native peoples who offer a look into the ecology and human history of the region. Learn about Tlingit and Norwegian heritage, explore glaciers and fjords and pay a visit to the Alaska Raptor Center to witness the rehabilitation of bald eagles.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to a few miles over varied terrain; getting in and out of Zodiacs, going up and down ramps.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Search for humpback whales and sea lions as you explore the fjords.
  • Get insight into the Tlingit Nation as you explore Petroglyph beach, the Wrangell museum and Chief Shakes’ Tribal House.
  • Join naturalists for an exploration off the coast of Baranof Island and learn about this beautiful home to brown bears.
Featured Expert
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Mary Stensvold
Mary Stensvold lives in Sitka, Alaska and holds a PhD in Botany. She recently retired as the regional botanist for the Forest Service Alaska Region. Fieldwork has taken her to remote areas across southern Alaska, from the Kenai Peninsula in the west to the southern "Panhandle" in the east. Her interests include wild-plant gardening, drawing, watercolor painting and northwest coast Native art. She has presented natural history lectures on ships in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Norway since 1991, and with Road Scholar since 2007.

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

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Mary Stensvold lives in Sitka, Alaska and holds a PhD in Botany. She recently retired as the regional botanist for the Forest Service Alaska Region. Fieldwork has taken her to remote areas across southern Alaska, from the Kenai Peninsula in the west to the southern "Panhandle" in the east. Her interests include wild-plant gardening, drawing, watercolor painting and northwest coast Native art. She has presented natural history lectures on ships in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Norway since 1991, and with Road Scholar since 2007.
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
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.
Russians in Alaska: 1732-1867
by Lydia Black
The Native People of Alaska
by Steve Langdon
Crude Awakening: Money, Mavericks, and Mayhem in Alaska
by Amanda Coyne, Tony Hopfinger
Frigid Embrace: Politics, Economics, and Environment in Alaska
by Stephen Haycox
Alaska's Southeast: Touring the Inside Passage
by Sarah Eppenbach
Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land
by Water Borneman
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.





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