Journey into a land of mist-shrouded fjords, tidewater glaciers, and islands teeming with wildlife. Explore by walking forest paths created by wildlife. See eagles, bears, whales, sea lions, and more. Kayak amid glacial ice, hike an old growth forest, and spend a full day in Glacier Bay National Park and learn about Alaska’s rich Tlingit heritage from an on-board cultural interpreter. Our expedition team includes expert naturalists, an undersea specialist will reveal the seldom-seen wildlife beneath the water, and a certified photo instructor will help you take your best photos ever!
- Pricing from
Free Airfare: Book by June 30, 2022, for complimentary roundtrip airfare from Seattle to Alaska on this departure date.
- Trip Type
- Closer to Home, Group Travel Tour
- Departure Dates
Aug 20, 2022 - Aug 27, 2022
FREE AIRFARE: Book by June 30, 2022 and receive free roundtrip airfare from Seattle to Alaska on this voyage date. Complimentary air is based on economy group flights and must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions. In the case that Lindblad’s group flight is not available at time of booking, we reserve the right to issue a credit. Baggage fees may be additional. New bookings only. Call for details.
For this 2022 expedition, we are providing two cancellation options: Our standard cancellation policy is available, should that best suit your needs (see table). Or, for more flexibility
cancel your 2022 expedition at least 14 days before departure and receive 100% future travel credit for expedition fare paid* to be used on any future 2022 or 2023 voyage with Lindblad Expeditions. Valid for new bookings for this voyage date booked by April 30, 2022.
CANCELLATION POLICY TABLE
# of Days Prior to Expedition Start /Per Person Cancellation Fee:
120 or more days – $350
119–90 days – loss of deposit
89–60 days – 25% of trip cost
59–45 days – 50% of trip cost
44–0 days – No refund
SITKA, ALASKA / EMBARK SHIP
Arrive in Sitka, Southeast Alaska’s only oceanfront town, visit the Sitka National Historic Park, where towering Sitka spruce and Western hemlock trees shelter majestic Tlingit and Haida Totem poles. Embark the ship and settle into your cabin before a welcome dinner.
SOUTHEAST ALASKA’S ISLANDS, BAYS AND FJORDS
Today, nature is our guide. We may explore an isolated beach to take a closer look at tide pools, beach-comb, hike stunning forest trails, or see old bear tracks worn into the soil while walking in a meadow. If conditions permit, we’ll do some kayaking, always watching for marine and terrestrial life.
ICY STRAIT AND THE INIAN ISLANDS
Explore among the Inian Islands, where an abundance of Steller sea lions and sea otters reside. Search for marine mammals in the rich waters of Icy Strait and choose the perfect spot around Chichagof Island to hike and kayak.
GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
By special permit, see massive glaciers that end abruptly at the water’s edge. Wildness abounds—mountain goats roam the cliffs and brown bears patrol the shore; Steller sea lions and puffins live in the icy waters. A native Tlingit cultural interpreter joins us to share the lore and legend of the area.
FREDERICK SOUND AND CHATHAM STRAIT
With luck, see whales breaching, tail-slapping, or feeding. Later, hike or kayak for up-close exploration of the spectacular bays and inlets, following bear trails and salmon streams.
Search for humpback whales as we head to the small, true Alaskan town of Petersburg. Explore a unique Southeast Alaskan ecosystem, the “muskeg,” with stunted trees and carnivorous plants. Stretch your legs with an optional bike ride around town before enjoying a crab feast this evening.
TRACY ARM-FORDS TERROR WILDERNESS
Voyage into Tracy or Endicott Arm, both spectacular fjords with waterfalls cascading from glacially carved walls. Visit Dawes or South Sawyer Glacier before cruising in an expedition landing craft for an unbeatable view of sculpted icebergs. Keep an eye out for harbor seals, porpoises and arctic terns.
JUNEAU / DISEMBARK SHIP
Disembark this morning in downtown Juneau. Transfer to the airport for connecting flights home.
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