Cruise past glacially-carved cliffs and kayak in Misty Fjords forested backwaters on this spectacular 15 day cruise. Search for orca whales, explore ancestral Haida villages and see the ancient totems at SGang Gwaay or K'una. Note: *September departures operate in reverse.

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A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii

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Day 1

Seattle

Spend the morning exploring Seattle, before embarking on your ship, either the National Geographic Sea Bird or Sea Lion, this afternoon. (D)
 

Day 2

Gulf Islands

Search for orca whales and cruise around forested islands. (B,L,D)
 

Day 3

Johnstone Strait and Alert Bay

At the community of Alert Bay, visit the U’mista Cultural Centre, to watch traditional First Nations performances and learn from the Kwakwaka'wakw people. Visit Johnstone Strait, one of the best viewing areas for orcas in the Northern Hemisphere. (B,L,D)
 

Day 4

Inside Passage of British Columbia

Head north along the untouched coastline looking for whales, dolphins, bears and other wildlife. Go ashore to explore or kayak the many bays and inlets. (B,L,D) 
 

Day 5

Inside Passage of British Columbia

See day four for more details. (B) (L) (D)

Day 6

Haida Gwaii

A Haida Interpreter will join us as we visit the Haida Heritage Center to learn about the incredible history of the Haida people. In the ancestral town of Old Massett, join in a traditional dance performance and feast, and meet community members and artistans. Explore Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site. See the ancient totems at SGang Gwaay (Ninstints) or K'una (Skedans). Kayak and take expedition landing craft around the incredibly biodiverse islands where black bears are the largest in the world and endemic species thrive. (B,L,D)
 

Day 7

Haida Gwaii

See day six for more details. (B) (L) (D)

Day 8

Haida Gwaii

See day six for more details. (B) (L) (D)

Day 9

Misty Fiords

Cruise past glacially-carved cliffs and kayak in the stillness of Misty Fiord’s forested backwaters. (B) (L) (D)
 

Day 10

Frederick Sound and Petersburg

Join naturalists on deck and search for orcas, humpback whales, and Steller sea lions. Go ashore for a walk along a quiet forest trail and in the fishing village of Petersburg. Explore with optional flightseeing or a bicycle ride. Enjoy a crab feast this evening. (B,L,D)
 

Day 11

Tracy Arm-Fiords Terror Wilderness

Voyage into Tracy or Endicott Arm, both spectacular fjords, with waterfalls cascading from glacially carved walls. See the soaring Dawes or South Sawyer Glacier up close and take a cruise on an expedition landing craft for an unbeatable view of sculpted icebergs. (B,L,D)
 

Day 12

Glacier Bay National Park

Spend the entire day among the enormous glaciers and expansive wilderness. Listen as the quiet stillness of the area is broken by the thunder of tons of ice calving into the sea. Search for Steller sea lions, puffins and mountain goats. A native Tlingit interpreter joins us to share the lore and legend of the area. A National Park Service Ranger will join us as well. (B,L,D).
 

Day 13

Icy Strait and the Inian Islands

Cruise among the Inian Islands, where an abundance of Steller sea lions reside. Hike nearby islands, kayak, and search for whales in rich waters of Icy Strait. Conditions permitting, we'll lower the ship's hydrophone to listen in on the whales' communication. (B,L,D)
 

Day 14

Southeast Alaska's Islands, Bays and Fiords

Kayak and hike among forested islands on our final exploration of southeast Alaska. (B,L,D)
 

Day 15

Sitka

Visit Saint Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral and meet eagles up close at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center before transferring to the airport. (B)

 

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