National Geographic Sea Bird among ice bergs in remote Endicott Arm in Alaska with a rainbow.
Brown Bear being watched by boat at Pavlof Harbor on Chichagof Island in Southeast Alaska.
Orange sunset on Chichagof Island from Peril Strait, Southeast Alaska in the springtime
Family of three killer whales/orcas surface in the calm waters of Alaska
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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. 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 cruises and Glacier Bay National Park cruises.



Itinerary

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness Itinerary

On this 8-day Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness itinerary 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

Explore along the rugged coast seeking out humpback whales in their summer feeding grounds. Expert staff will interpret their life histories and behaviors as the ship cruises the nutrient rich waters. Later explore the shoreline by kayak or go ashore to explore the rainforest ecosystem.

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

Today, explore Glacier Bay. Wildness abounds—glaciers calve, mountain goats roam the steep cliffs and brown bears patrol the shore; Steller sea lions and puffins live in the icy waters. A native Tlingit cultural interpreter joins onboard to share the lore and legend of the area. Also be joined by a National Park Service Ranger.

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

After breakfast disembark in Sitka, Southeast Alaska’s only oceanfront town. Visit the onion-domed St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church. At the Raptor Rehabilitation Center, enjoy close-up views of bald eagles, owls and other species normally seen at a distance.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard vessel and hotels ashore as indicated in itinerary; all meals as indicated in itinerary; non-alcoholic beverages aboard ship, including cappuccinos, lattes, filtered water, and 24-hour coffee, tea and soda on demand; hors d’oeuvres and snacks during Recap; fitness center or exercise equipment, depending on ship; fully-stocked library and other public spaces; shore excursions; sightseeing and entrance fees; special access permits; transfers to and from group flights; use of kayaks; expedition staff expertise and services including presentations with guest speakers; gratuities (except to the ship’s crew); port taxes and service charges; services of a ship physician on most voyages.

Exclusions

Air transportation; private transfers; additional hotel nights; expedition extensions; passport, visa and immigration fees; spa treatments; meals not indicated; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; gift shop items and any other items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages; scuba diving; internet and phone access; laundry; gratuities to the ship’s crew.

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.

Arrival & Departure

The Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness cruise begins in Juneau, Alaska (JNU) and ends in Sitka, Alaska (SIT), or reverse. 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

Opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography exist on and off the ship. On board, a wellness specialist offers wellness treatments, massages and complimentary morning stretching. Off-vessel activities can be tailored to most activity levels and may include hiking, kayaking and Zodiac excursions.

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. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; 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, Petersberg and Tracy Arm.

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness route map.
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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

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Day 4
Glacier Bay National Park

Today, explore Glacier Bay. Wildness abounds—glaciers calve, mountain goats roam the steep cliffs and brown bears patrol the shore; Steller sea lions and puffins live in the icy waters. A native Tlingit cultural interpreter joins onboard to share the lore and legend of the area. Also be joined by a National Park Service Ranger.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 5
Frederick Sound & Chatham Strait

Explore along the rugged coast seeking out humpback whales in their summer feeding grounds. Expert staff will interpret their life histories and behaviors as the ship cruises the nutrient rich waters. Later, explore the shoreline by kayak or go ashore to explore the rainforest ecosystem.

Accommodations

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
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

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 newly constructed Alaska State Museum, with its sprawling collection of natural history and cultural artifacts. Transfer to the airport for connecting flights home.

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n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard vessel and hotels ashore as indicated in itinerary; all meals as indicated in itinerary; non-alcoholic beverages aboard ship, including cappuccinos, lattes, filtered water, and 24-hour coffee, tea and soda on demand; hors d’oeuvres and snacks during Recap; fitness center or exercise equipment, depending on ship; fully-stocked library and other public spaces; shore excursions; sightseeing and entrance fees; special access permits; transfers to and from group flights; use of kayaks; expedition staff expertise and services including presentations with guest speakers; gratuities (except to the ship’s crew); port taxes and service charges; services of a ship physician on most voyages.

Exclusions

Air transportation; private transfers; additional hotel nights; expedition extensions; passport, visa and immigration fees; spa treatments; meals not indicated; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; gift shop items and any other items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages; scuba diving; internet and phone access; laundry; gratuities to the ship’s crew.

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.

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

Opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography exist on and off the ship. On board, a wellness specialist offers wellness treatments, massages and complimentary morning stretching. Off-vessel activities can be tailored to most activity levels and may include hiking, kayaking and Zodiac excursions.

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. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; 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

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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

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Expert Review

Ship Reviews from our Experts so You Know What to Expect

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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14 - 15 Day Cruise
Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska & British Columbia

This 14-day itinerary between Seattle, Washington, and Sitka, Alaska, is an educational voyage aboard the National Geographic fleet of small expedition ships. The 15-day alternative route also visits Haida Gwaii.

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From $10430USD
May Sep
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6 Day Cruise
Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan

This active, 6-day adventure aboard the 62-guest National Geographic 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 $4570USD
May Jun Jul Aug
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6 Day Cruise
Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau

This active, 6-day adventure aboard the 62-guest National Geographic Sea Lion is a perfect cruise complement to a land program, offering unique adventures like river rafting, biking along fjords and optional flightseeing Glacier Bay National Park.

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From $4570USD
May Jun Jul Aug Sep
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Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness

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