Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska & British Columbia
This 14- or 15-day comprehensive itinerary between Seattle, Washington, and Sitka, Alaska, offers an educational and inspirational voyage aboard the National Geographic fleet of small expedition ships. All itineraries include an in-depth exploration of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, British Columbia’s Inside Passage and Alaska’s national parks and wilderness areas, with select alternative routes including a visit to the seldom-seen ancestral world of Haida Gwaii.
Linger in the temperate rainforests and wildlife-rich channels of British Columbia, discovering the cultural facets of this coast during captivating performances and interactions with the Kwakwaka’wakw people of Alert Bay. Explore breathtaking fjords and towering glaciers in Southeast Alaska, including Misty Fiords, whale-rich Icy Strait and a special permitted sailing into Glacier Bay National Park. This Alaska small ship expedition is active travel at its best, with kayaking, beachcombing and exploring forest trails under the guidance of expert naturalists. Photograph with and learn from Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructors on board and experience the surprisingly colorful undersea through video shot by the ships’ undersea specialist on every expedition.
Choose from the 14-day northbound itinerary, from Seattle to Sitka, or the southbound cruise, from Sitka to Seattle, aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest or Venture expedition ships. Both of these sister ships are an ideal basecamp for luxury Alaska cruises due to their upscale amenities and thoughtful design.
To visit Haida Gwaii, look for the longer 15-day alternative route aboard sister ships 62-guest National Geographic Sea Lion or Sea Bird, which travels the same coastline but includes three days exploring the islands and ancestral home of the Haida people.