Cruise guests gather at the ships bow to take photos of a large glacier that extends to the water from an Alaska mountain range.
Alaska travelers sit & stand in black Zodiac boat while photographing seals atop a tall rock rising out of the water in a cloudy day.
Humpback whales bubblenet feed, rising just above the surface to capture fish and krill, on a foggy day in Alaska.
The Lindblad Expeditions ships cruising in Southeast Alaska with a kayaker paddling in front
Sea otter with brown & tan fur lays on its back and laughs from milky turquoise water, seen while exploring Alaska's coastal wilderness.
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North America Alaska Cruise

Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness

On this 8-day Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness itinerary in Southeast Alaska, wake to the cry of a soaring eagle, watch tons of ice thunder from the face of a glacier, walk in a spruce forest and observe lunge-feeding whales while cruising in complete comfort aboard a nimble expedition ship. This land of fjords and islands is teeming with wildlife. Alongside naturalist guides, walk forest trails to cascading waterfalls, enjoy opportunities for birdwatching and identifying wildflowers. On this Alaska cruise, take Zodiac and kayaking forays and learn about Alaska’s rich Native American heritage. Cruise from Juneau to Sitka, or reverse. A full day is spent in Glacier Bay National Park. An optional pre- or post-cruise land extension visits Denali National Park. 

Travel aboard one of the 100-passenger sister ships, National Geographic Quest or National Geographic Venture. These ships are each an ideal basecamp for luxury Alaska cruises due to their upscale amenities and thoughtful design. On all of these purpose-built small expedition ships, appreciate the onboard expedition technology, including a hydrophone, splash-cam, underwater video camera and video microscope.

Along this journey, whale blows and tail slaps burst from calm waters and tons of ice calves from glaciers, falling hundreds of feet to explode into the ocean. These amazing nature and wildlife opportunities qualify this itinerary for our handpicked selection of Alaska family cruises. Explore with the benefit of dedicated and experienced guides, including onboard naturalists who ensure varied perspectives. Special permits to remote areas and decades of experience, plus a commitment to spontaneity and flexibility ensure this trip is a fulfilling Alaska expedition.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Alaska trips, small ship Alaska cruise options and Glacier Bay cruise and Inside Passage cruise itineraries.



Itinerary

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness Itinerary

On this 8-day Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness cruise in Southeast Alaska, sail from Juneau to end in Sitka. Visit Glacier Bay National Park, Petersburg and Tracy Arm.

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Day 1
Embark Juneau, Alaska

Explore Juneau and the Alaska State Museum with its sprawling collection of natural history and cultural artifacts. Settle into your cabin before dinner. Later, enjoy free time to explore the port of Juneau.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
Tracy Arm-Fords 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 in an expedition landing craft for an unbeatable view among sculpted icebergs. Keep an eye out for harbor seals, harbor porpoises and arctic terns.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
Petersburg

Visit the small, true Alaskan fishing town of Petersburg on Mitkof Island, which still retains much of its Norwegian heritage. Explore a unique Southeast Alaskan ecosystem, the muskeg, with stunted trees and carnivorous plants. There is an opportunity for bike riding and an optional flightseeing excursion. Enjoy a crab feast this evening.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Frederick Sound & Chatham Strait

These waters are prime areas for both killer whales and humpback whales. It’s not uncommon to observe their fascinating behavior—breaching, tail-slapping and variations on feeding—from the deck and listen to the play-by-play from the ship’s expert naturalists. Explore spectacular bays and inlets, following bear trails and salmon streams. Once ashore, walk along a quiet forest trail. The still waters are excellent for kayaking, offering another option for up close exploration.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Icy Strait & 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 where sightings of bald eagles are very common.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Glacier Bay National Park

Spend the entire day amidst the coves, fjords, tidewater glaciers and majestic mountains of Glacier Bay National Park. See glaciers that end abruptly at the water’s edge and observe them “calving”—tons of ice crashing into the sea—accompanied by an exhilaratingly thunderous sound. Mountain goats scaling the peaks as well as harbor seals, Steller sea lions and puffins are some of the creatures that may be observed. A visit to Tidal Inlet may bring the sight of brown bears lumbering up the hillside. A native Tlingit interpreter joins on board to share the legend of the area.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Southeast Alaska’s Islands, Bays & Fjords

Today, nature is the guide. Hope to explore an isolated beach to take a closer look at tide pools, beach walk, hike stunning forest trails, or see bear tracks worn into the soil while walking an isolated meadow. If conditions permit, do some kayaking, always watching for marine and terrestrial life.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Disembark Sitka, Alaska

After breakfast disembark in Sitka, Southeast Alaska’s only oceanfront town. Sitka has a strong Russian heritage, which is readily apparent while visiting the onion-domed St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church. At the Raptor Rehabilitation Center, enjoy close views of species normally seen at a distance in the wild—bald eagles, hawks, falcons and owls.

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n/a

Meals

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard ship; all meals as indicated; excursions; services of expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; park and entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes.

Exclusions

Immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind. Gratuities and alcoholic beverages excluded, except for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $750 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – $350 in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate
119 to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 25% of total trip cost
59 to 45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all guests 5 years and older must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The main Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness cruise begins in Juneau, Alaska (JNU) and ends in Sitka, Alaska (SIT). Embarkation time on Day 1 may vary based upon arrival of group flights. Disembarkation is after breakfast on day 8 of the outlined itinerary; departure times may vary depending on group flights. In general, plan to arrive into Juneau or Sitka in the early afternoon of Day 1 at the latest, and depart on the final day of the cruise no earlier than 2:00pm.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include whale watching, snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, morning yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing, wildlife observation and practicing photography.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Travelers under the age of 18 at time of travel save $500, at double occupancy. Skilled staff members are trained in organizing activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Reverse Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness Itinerary

On this 8-day Reverse Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness itinerary in Southeast Alaska sail from Sitka and end in Juneau. Visit Glacier Bay National Park, Petersburg and Tracy Arm.

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Day 1
Embark Sitka, Alaska

Arrive in Sitka, southeastern Alaska’s only oceanfront town. Sitka has a strong Russian heritage, which is readily apparent while visiting the onion-domed St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church. At the Raptor Rehabilitation Center, enjoy close views of species normally seen at a distance in the wild—bald eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. Gather for a welcome dinner this evening.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
Southeast Alaska's Islands, Bays & Fjords

Today, nature is the guide. Hope to explore an isolated beach to take a closer look at tide pools, beach walk, hike stunning forest trails, or see bear tracks worn into the soil while walking an isolated meadow. If conditions permit, we will do some kayaking, always watching for marine and terrestrial life.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
Icy Strait & 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 where sightings of bald eagles are very common.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
Glacier Bay National Park

Spend the entire day amidst the coves, fjords, tidewater glaciers and majestic mountains of Glacier Bay National Park. See glaciers that end abruptly at the water’s edge and observe them “calving”—tons of ice crashing into the sea—accompanied by an exhilarating thunderous sound. Mountain goats scaling the peaks as well as harbor seals, Steller sea lions and puffins are some of the creatures that may be observed. A visit to Tidal Inlet may bring the sight of brown bears lumbering up the hillside. A native Tlingit interpreter joins on board to share the legend of the area.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Frederick Sound & Chatham Strait

These waters are prime areas for both killer whales and humpback whales. It’s not uncommon to observe their fascinating behavior—breaching, tail-slapping and variations on feeding—from the deck and listen to the play-by-play from the ship’s expert naturalists. Explore spectacular bays and inlets, following bear trails and salmon streams. Once ashore, walk along a quiet forest trail. The still waters are excellent for kayaking, offering another option for up close exploration.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Petersburg

Search for humpback whales as the ship heads toward the small, true Alaskan town of Petersburg on Mitkof Island. Explore a unique Southeast Alaskan ecosystem, the “muskeg,” with stunted trees and carnivorous plants. There is an opportunity for optional flightseeing or bike riding. Enjoy a crab feast this evening.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 7
Tracy Arm-Fords 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 in an expedition landing craft for an unbeatable view among sculpted icebergs. Keep an eye out for harbor seals, harbor porpoises and arctic terns.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Disembark Juneau, Alaska

Disembark this morning in downtown Juneau. Take time to visit the local shops before exploring the Alaska State Museum, with its sprawling collection of natural history and cultural artifacts. Transfer to the airport for connecting flights home.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard ship; all meals as indicated; excursions; services of expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; park and entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes.

Exclusions

Immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind. Gratuities and alcoholic beverages excluded, except for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $750 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – $350 in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate
119 to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 25% of total trip cost
59 to 45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all guests 5 years and older must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The reverse Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness cruise begins in Sitka, Alaska (SIT) and ends in Juneau, Alaska (JNU). Embarkation time on Day 1 may vary based upon arrival of group flights. Disembarkation is after breakfast on day 8 of the outlined itinerary; departure times may vary depending on group flights. In general, plan to arrive into Sitka in the early afternoon of Day 1 at the latest, and depart on the final day of the cruise no earlier than 2:00pm.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include whale watching, snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, morning yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing, wildlife observation and practicing photography.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Travelers under the age of 18 at time of travel save $500, at double occupancy. Skilled staff members are trained in organizing activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

Rates are variable per remaining availability and are subject to change. Please contact AdventureSmith for the most up-to-date pricing.

May 13 - May 20, 2023
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May 21 - May 28, 2023
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May 27 - Jun 03, 2023
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May 28 - Jun 04, 2023
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Jun 03 - Jun 10, 2023
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Jun 04 - Jun 11, 2023
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Jun 10 - Jun 17, 2023
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Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2023
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Jun 17 - Jun 24, 2023
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Jun 18 - Jun 25, 2023
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Jun 24 - Jul 01, 2023
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Jun 25 - Jul 02, 2023
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Jul 01 - Jul 08, 2023
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Jul 02 - Jul 09, 2023
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Jul 08 - Jul 15, 2023
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Jul 09 - Jul 16, 2023
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Jul 15 - Jul 22, 2023
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Jul 16 - Jul 23, 2023
National Geographic Quest • 8 days
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Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2023
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Jul 23 - Jul 30, 2023
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Jul 29 - Aug 05, 2023
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Jul 30 - Aug 06, 2023
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Aug 05 - Aug 12, 2023
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Aug 06 - Aug 13, 2023
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Aug 12 - Aug 19, 2023
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Aug 13 - Aug 20, 2023
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Aug 19 - Aug 26, 2023
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Aug 20 - Aug 27, 2023
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Aug 26 - Sep 02, 2023
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Aug 27 - Sep 03, 2023
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Learn About the Small Ships on Your Itinerary

Expedition Ship
National Geographic Quest

Purpose built to cruise coastal waters, shallow coves and fast-moving channels, the 100-guest National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art, expedition, luxury vessel designed for supreme comfort and enhanced wildlife viewing.

Expedition Ship
National Geographic Venture

The 100-guest National Geographic Venture is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built expedition vessel made for exploring coastal waters, shallow coves and fast-moving channels while sailing with the luxury of supreme comfort.

Deals

Current Deals on This Trip

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Groups Save 5% On National Geographic Expeditions

Save 5% when traveling as a group of 8 or more on National Geographic expeditions in this special deal.

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$350 Airfare Credit On Select 2023 National Geographic Alaska Cruises

Choose from three Alaska cruise itineraries with National Geographic. Book a select 2023 departure and receive a $350 per person airfare credit.

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Save 10% On Two Consecutive National Geographic Expeditions

Save 10% when you book two consecutive cruises aboard a National Geographic expedition ship.

Expert Review

Ship Reviews from our Experts so You Know What to Expect

Arielle Lightcap • August 27th, 2017
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Adventure Specialist Arielle Figueroa was among the first to step aboard the new National Geographic Quest during its first month sailing. Read her review of this stunning small ship.

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"Loved the Small Ship Experience"

We loved the small ship experience, with onboard staff accommodating our group's differing ages and needs. We booked our trip through AdventureSmith after reading online evaluations. So glad we did.

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"One of the Most Memorable Weeks of My Life"

The service was impeccable, and I truly appreciated Lindblad's focus on education and developing a better understanding and awareness of our environment. I also completely embraced the true exploratory spirit of this expedition, bushwhacking into the rainforest to find muskeg and salmon streams where there was no trace of any human touch. I absolutely loved it!

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"Absolutely Beautiful"

Loved Tracey Arm & South Sayer Glacier! Also enjoyed kayaking in Saook Bay. And the WHALES! One evening it seemed like the ship was surrounded by humpback whales. You could hear and see them from all sides.

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Extend Your Trip

Additional Travel Options Before or After Your Cruise

Choose from a wide variety of other AdventureSmith Alaska trips to extend your journey, or opt for a pre- or postcruise extension with your fellow passengers on this cruise. Consult the following for prices and further details:

A pre- or post-cruise 6-day extension to Denali is offered by Lindblad in conjunction with this cruise. From the Kantishna Roadhouse, set deep in the heart of the park, enjoy opportunities to explore Denali’s most pristine backcountry areas via private touring vehicles, hiking, biking, canoeing and fishing. Call for pricing. You may also wish to consider one of AdventureSmith Explorations’ more affordable independent tours Denali Backcountry ExplorerCamp Denali Adventure or Brown Bears of Katmai. Our Alaska experts will help you customize your Alaska adventure, call today.

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8 - 9 Day Land Tour
Camp Denali Adventure

This premier Denali National Park base camp, in view of Denali, is located near Wonder Lake at the end of the 92-mile Denali Park Road and offers expert guided explorations and unique hikes.

From $5399USD
Jun Jul Aug Sep
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5 Day Land Tour
Brown Bears of Katmai

Alaska bear viewing in Katmai National Park is one of the state's greatest wildlife spectacles. From your home base at Brooks Lodge, see the brown bears of Brooks River. This independent package includes hotels in downtown Anchorage and a seaplane flight to Katmai.

From $2245USD
Jun Jul Aug Sep
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7 Day Land Tour
Within the Wild

The Within the Wild luxury Alaska adventure brings travelers into the Alaskan backcountry without sacrificing comfort. Enjoy remarkable helicopter- and floatplane-assisted adventures, hiking, sportfishing and a wellness program with massage and yoga.

From $15400USD
Jun Jul Aug Sep
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