An Alaska small ship cruises while in a double yellow kayak a female paddles while her male partner snaps a photo.
Seen from an Alaska cruise, three brown bears stand on rocks in the middle of a river flowing through a green forest in Alaska.
Group of small ship cruise passengers hiking Cascade Creek Trail, Thomas Bay in the Tongass National Forest of Alaska
Man in blue raft boat paddles in calm water while Alaska travelers take in the green forest sights under a partly sunny sky.
Group of stellar sea lions hanging out on rocks in Alaska.
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North America Alaska Cruise

Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau

Explore Alaska on an active, exciting expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in the compact timeframe of one work week. Take long hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, and kayak and paddleboard long routes deep into glacially carved fjords and raft to an ancient Alaska native village—all with the nimble 62-guest National Geographic Sea Bird or Sea Lion expedition ship as your moving basecamp.

Highlights include paddling on long, naturalist-guided kayaking journeys into Alaska’s dramatic bays, rafting the Chilkat River with local guides and calling at the ancient Chilkat Tlingit village of Klukwan, flightseeing Glacier Bay National Park and zipping around incredible icebergs and glaciers at Tracy and Endicott Arm. Haines, known as the adventure capital of Alaska, delivers big with options to bike around a glacial fjord, take a world-class hike and more.

With all the action, there’s still time for simple, serene moments with Alaska’s iconic wildlife. Keep eyes open for humpback whales, brown bears and bald eagles. Search for orca in the wildlife-rich channels between islands and sure-footed mountain goats in steep fjords. This action-packed recipe for adventure within a shorter itinerary makes this trip a prime selection for our Alaska family cruises.

The main 6-day Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau cruise operates northbound, beginning in Sitka and ending in Juneau. There is also a southbound reverse itinerary that begins in Juneau and ends in Sitka, as well as special themed departures. Aboard sister ships National Geographic Sea Bird or Sea Lion, guests are in the most excellent company. Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader and five veteran naturalists, including a National Geographic certified photo instructor, plus a wellness specialist. The expedition staff’s knowledge and passion for Alaska is the key to this once-in-a-lifetime, active cruise experience.

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

Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands & Tracy Arm Fjord Itinerary

The main 6-day Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands & Tracy Arm Fjord cruise begins in Sitka, travels north to Haines with a possible flightseeing excursion over Glacier Bay National Park, then travels south to end in Juneau.

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Day 1
Embark Sitka, Alaska

In the early afternoon, arrive in Sitka, Alaska, situated on the western coast of Baranof Island and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Embark the ship in time for cocktails and an introduction of the vessel staff and crew.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

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Explore Baranof or Chichagof Island

Explore the breathtaking bays of Baranof or Chichagof Islands, both part of the ancient Tongass National Forest. Chichagof Island harbors one of the highest concentrations of brown bears in the world, and both islands are home to diverse wildlife. Kayak or paddleboard along rugged coastlines, and in the afternoon, go hiking through the temperate rain forest, listening for bald eagles calling out from the tops of towering spruce and hemlock trees.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

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Icy Strait & 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.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Haines

Haines is known as the adventure capital of Alaska. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, then 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 & Preserve (Note: shore excursions in Haines must be pre-booked). Or choose to call into the ancient Tlingit village of Klukwan for a dance demonstration and cultural interpretation before rafting down the Chilkat River. This day is full of options.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Tracy or Endicott Arm—Fords Terror Wilderness

Wake up in Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm, part of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness. Cruise through this glacially carved fjord, then set out to explore by expedition landing craft. View the soaring Dawes or South Sawyer Glacier up close—and keep an eye out for the dramatic sight of huge slabs of ice breaking off and crashing into the water below. If conditions permit, paddle a kayak below the steep walls of the fjord. Celebrate the voyage with a farewell dinner on board.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Disembark Juneau, Alaska

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

Accommodations

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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. Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens. Complimentary beer & wine on National Geographic Venture, National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Sea Lion, National Geographic Sea Bird, with a complimentary full bar on all other ships (2023); beer, wine & full bar (2024).

Exclusions

Immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

For Expeditions departing prior to January 1, 2024:
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

For Expeditions departing January 1, 2024 onward:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 15% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special payment terms apply for groups of 8 or more, inquire for details. 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 – 100% of deposit**
119 to 90 days – 50% of total trip cost
89 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

**Advance payments will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate which only may be applied towards final payment on any future booking; the certificate does not expire.

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 Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau 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 6 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 Juneau 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 excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, kayaking, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, photography, morning yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing, whale watching, and wildlife observation. Optional Seaplane experience activity can be arranged for an additional cost. Note: shore excursions in Haines must be pre-booked; contact your Adventure Specialist.

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 Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands & Tracy Arm Fjord Itinerary

The reverse 6-day Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands & Tracy Arm Fjord cruise begins in Juneau, travels north to Haines with a possible flightseeing excursion over Glacier Bay National Park, then travels south to end in Sitka.

Route map of Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau small ship cruise, with visits to Haines, Tracy Arm, Glacier Bay National Park & more.
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Day 1
Embark Juneau, Alaska

Arrive in Juneau, Alaska’s capital city, in the early afternoon and embark the ship in time for cocktails and an introduction of the vessel staff and crew.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
Tracy or Endicott Arm—Fords Terror Wilderness

Wake up in Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm, part of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness. Cruise through this glacially carved fjord, then set out to explore by expedition landing craft. View the soaring Dawes or South Sawyer Glacier up close—and keep an eye out for the dramatic sight of huge slabs of ice breaking off and crashing into the water below. If conditions permit, paddle a kayak below the steep walls of the fjord.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Haines

Haines is known as the adventure capital of Alaska. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, then 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 & Preserve (Note: shore excursions in Haines must be pre-booked). Or choose to call into the ancient Tlingit village of Klukwan for a dance demonstration and cultural interpretation before rafting down the Chilkat River. This day is full of options.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Icy Strait & the Inian Islands

Spend today searching for wildlife in 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; kayaking in the calm outer waters of Glacier Bay; or hiking in lush temperate rainforest.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Exploring Baranof or Chichagof Island

Explore the breathtaking bays of Baranof or Chichagof Islands, both part of the ancient Tongass National Forest. Chichagof Island harbors one of the highest concentrations of brown bears in the world, and both islands are home to diverse wildlife. Kayak or paddleboard along rugged coastlines, and in the afternoon, go hiking through the temperate rain forest, listening for bald eagles calling out from the tops of towering spruce and hemlock trees.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Disembark Sitka, Alaska

Disembark in Sitka, situated on the western coast of Baranof Island and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Take a walk in Sitka National Historical Park, where Tlingit and Haida totem poles tower over coastal trails. Visit the Alaska Raptor Center for an up-close look at Alaska’s birds of prey. Transfer to the airport for flights home.

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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. Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens. Complimentary beer & wine on National Geographic Venture, National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Sea Lion, National Geographic Sea Bird, with a complimentary full bar on all other ships (2023); beer, wine & full bar (2024).

Exclusions

Immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

For Expeditions departing prior to January 1, 2024:
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

For Expeditions departing January 1, 2024 onward:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 15% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special payment terms apply for groups of 8 or more, inquire for details. 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 – 100% of deposit**
119 to 90 days – 50% of total trip cost
89 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

**Advance payments will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate which only may be applied towards final payment on any future booking; the certificate does not expire.

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 Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Sitka 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 6 of the outlined itinerary; departure times may vary depending on group flights. In general, plan to arrive to Juneau 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 excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, kayaking, inflatable skiff excursions, photography, morning yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing, whale watching, and wildlife observation. Optional Seaplane experience activity can be arranged for an additional cost. Note: shore excursions in Haines must be pre-booked; contact your Adventure Specialist.

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 16 - May 21, 2023
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Learn About the Small Ships on Your Itinerary

Expedition Ship
National Geographic Sea Bird

National Geographic Sea Bird accommodates 62 guests with special features including a hydrophone and Splash-Cam. Onboard experts from National Geographic make this ship and its twin sister, the Sea Lion, an extra special experience.

Expedition Ship
National Geographic Sea Lion

National Geographic Sea Lion is a tried and true educational-based 62-guest expedition ship. Onboard experts from National Geographic make this ship, and its twin the National Geographic Sea Bird, unique.

Deals

Current Deals on This Trip

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10% Group Savings On Select National Geographic Expeditions

Save 10% when traveling as a group of 6 or more on select National Geographic expeditions in this special deal. Take advantage of these great savings while enjoying traveling with your friends and family.

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Save 10% & Receive Complimentary Seaplane Experience When Combining Two Wild Alaska Escape Cruises

Book your select back-to-back Wild Alaska Escape cruise now to save 10% and receive a complimentary seaplane tour.

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$350 Airfare Credit On Select National Geographic Alaska Cruises

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

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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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Save 10% On Two Consecutive National Geographic Expeditions

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

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Additional Travel Options Before or After Your Cruise

Choose from a variety of other AdventureSmith Alaska trips to extend your journey, combine cruise itineraries, or opt for a pre-cruise extension with your fellow passengers on this cruise.

Combine this cruise with the Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan for an 11-day Alaska cruise that travels between Sitka and Ketchikan with no repeated landing sites. Inquire with an Adventure Specialist for details.

A pre- or post-cruise 6-day extension to Denali is also offered in conjunction with this cruise. From the Grand Denali Lodge, explore the park via a tundra wilderness and wildlife tour; river-rafting on the Nenana River; pup-cuddling at a sled dog training facility; or an optional flightseeing tour. 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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Spend 3-4 nights at a remote backcountry lodge situated 90 miles inside Denali National Park. Unbeatable wildlife viewing, landscape photography, guided hikes, fishing, dog sleds and an Alaska railroad ride can be customized to complement any Alaska small ship cruise.

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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.

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Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan

This active, 6-day adventure aboard 62-guest sister ships National Geographic Sea Bird and Sea Lion is an ideal Alaska small ship cruise that explores remote and narrow inlets and channels. Get up close to see Alaska's wildlife and breathtaking beauty.

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From $4660USD
May Jun Jul Aug
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8 Day Cruise
Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

On this 8-day adventure with National Geographic guides, watch for whales and calving glaciers and take kayaks and Zodiacs into protected fjords. Join the 100-guest National Geographic Quest or Venture.

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From $7560USD
May Jun Jul Aug Sep
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8 Day Cruise
Great Bear Rainforest Cruise: The Land of the Spirit Bear

Spend 8 days in search of the Spirit Bear with active daily excursions and cultural interpretation along the way on this Canada and Alaska cruise aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Venture.

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From $5560USD
Sep
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Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau

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