Visit wild Alaska on an action-packed expedition that will take you from Sitka, one of the most beautiful islands of southeast Alaska to Haines, known as the “adventure capital of Alaska". The magnificent National Geographic Sea Bird will be your base as you explore the area on foot, aboard a kayak and via Zodiac inflatables. Witness striking fjords, magical rainforests and ancient villages as you’re guided along the way.

Trip highlights

Cruise down narrow channels and dock in small ports that are usually inaccessible to larger ships.

View dramatic icebergs and glaciers up-close by heading out on a landing craft.

View Alaska from above on an optional flight-seeing tour where you’ll witness the jagged peaks and ice caps of Glacier Bay

Children on board can take part in the Global Explorers program, learning about glaciers, whales, and the undersea with onboard naturalists.

Itinerary - 6 Days

1 Sitka

Arrive in Sitka, Southeast Alaska's only oceanfront town. Stretch your legs by walking the Totem Trail in Sitka National Historic Park or other local nature trails before stopping in at the Raptor Rehabilitation Centre for an up-close look at Alaska's birds of prey. Embark National Geographic Sea Bird and gather for a welcome dinner this evening. (L, D)

2 Exploring Baranof Or Chichagof Islands

Immerse yourself in the wilds of Alaska as you kayak deep into one of Baranof or Chichagof Island's countless, breathtaking bays. Hear bald eagles call from the tops of towering spruce and hemlock trees as you paddle through these mirror-calm waters. In the afternoon, hear the stories of this ancient rainforest on an adventurous hike with your naturalist guide. (B, L, D)

3 Icy Strait & the Inian Islands

Spend today searching for wildlife in these rich waters where the Pacific Ocean meets the Inside Passage. Options include an expedition landing craft cruise among the Inian Islands, where an abundance of Steller sea Lions reside, quiet kayaking in the outer waters of Glacier Bay or hikes in lush temperate rainforest. (B,L,D)

4 Haines

Haines is known as the 'adventure capital of Alaska' for a very good reason. Many, in fact. If you're feeling extra adventurous, you can choose from one of many world class hikes, cycle along the edge of a glacial fjord, or take an optional flightseeing excursion over Glacier bay National Park. Or you may also choose to raft down the Chilkat River, calling into the ancient Chilkat Tlingit village of Klukwan for a dance demonstration and cultural interpretation. The day is full of options. (B, L, D)

Flightseeing option available on this day.

5 Tracy Arm – Fords Terror Wilderness

Awake this morning in the stunningly beautiful Tracy or Endicott Arm, part of the Fords Terror Wilderness. Enter this glacially carved wilderness aboard our nimble ship, then set out to explore by expedition landing craft for a view of South Sawyer or Dawes Glaciers. If conditions permit, hop into one of our kayaks to paddle along fjord walls that soar straight from the sea, as you spot curious harbour seals trailing your wake. Cap off your adventurous voyage with Captain's farewell dinner. (B, L, D)

6 Juneau

Disembark in downtown Juneau and transfer to the airport for flights home, or to an optional land extension. (B)

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