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Famed Passages of Discovery

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Trip Length: 13 Days/ 12 Nights

Prices from: $3,495 pp/do*

Single Price: $7,695 pp

2016 Dates: Sept 18th

2017 Dates: Apr 17; May 2, 14, 15, 28; Aug 18; Sept 2, 8, 10, 23

Ships: Wilderness Explorer
Safari Endeavour
Wilderness Discoverer
Wilderness Adventurer
Safari Explorer
Safari Quest

Notes: Rates Vary by Ship; Starting price Wilderness Discoverer $3495, Starting price Safari Quest $8995, Starting price Safari Endeavor $5995.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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12-night Juneau to Seattle Alaska Inside Passage cruise adventure

Glide through the Inside Passage of Alaska and British Columbia and float among the ice-rich waters of Tracy Arm. Witness wildlife at play and whale watching. Skiff, paddle board, and kayak secluded passages and coves. Discover “wild and woolly” wilderness (known as “skookum” to the locals”, and visit Wrangell’s Chief Shakes Tribal House.

In the Spring, take the reverse trip from Seattle to Juneau, as the ships change locations for the season. Then as the temperatures get colder, cruise the ships from Juneau to Seattle.

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Day  1 Juneau, Alaska — Embarkation
Welcome aboard! Meet your crew and get acquainted as we set sail for the Tracy Arm Wilderness.
 Day  2 Tracy Arm Wilderness / Frederick Sound
At the end of Tracy Arm, a winding fjord with sheer granite walls and large floating icebergs, sits the twin Sawyer Glaciers. Explore Frederick Sound—summer feeding ground for humpback whales. Keep watch for humpbacks, orca, and Steller sea lions.
 Day  3 Thomas Bay
Choose kayaking and a forest trek on a scenic back-country trail. Discover the origin of its “Devil’s Country” nickname and hear legends about the area’s mythical shape-shifting creatures called Kushtaka.
 Day  4 Glacial Landscapes
In an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz, natural beauty is today’s setting for kayaking, paddle boarding, skiffing, or trekking. Bright red and green navigation lights guide you along “Christmas Tree Lane” as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows.
 Day  5 Wrangell/Wrangell Narrows
Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder—Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska.  Brush up on your Tlingit culture and view recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park.  Wander past the fishing marina to the famed and historically significant Chief Shakes Tribal House. Touch Wrangell’s storied past at the artifact-filled museum.
 Day  6 Behm Canal
Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest—orca, porpoise, seals, sea lions, brown and black bears, mink, marten, eagles, and otters. Paddle along pristine waterways or venture out on an intertidal shore walk.
 Day  7 Misty Fjords National Monument
Home to nearly every ecosystem in Southeast Alaska—stunning glacial valleys filled with seawater, untouched wetlands and estuaries, and 3,000-foot vertical cliffs that are a haven for wildlife. Soak in the splendor of this largely unknown corner of the world with an up-close look at this majestic, 2.3 million-acre wilderness.
 Day  8 Ketchikan
Alaska’s southernmost city and “salmon capital of the world” also claims fame to having the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles. Explore Tlingit culture and the notorious Creek Street, once a red-light district in downtown Ketchikan.
 Day  9 Canada’s Inside Passage
Take in the pure, wilderness air and see how many bald eagles you can spot from the deck. Intricate waterways and fjords alongside temperate rainforests and mountains are ideal for sightings of orca and other wildlife as you sail through Canada’s Inside Passage.
 Day  10 Canada’s Inside Passage
Native influences have shaped these sparsely-populated islands and communities. Enjoy on-board presentations and narration by your Expedition Leaders who will unlock the natural history of the area.
 Day  11 Salish Sea/Canada’s Inside Passage
Fill your days through the passage with splendid scenery, relaxation, and plenty of on-board activities. Your expedition team aims to entertain and keep you busy with engaging presentations, games, and enlightening narration. Unlock the natural history of the area and discover how Native influences and the fishing and forest industries have shaped these sparsely-populated islands and communities.
 Day  12 Friday Harbor, Washington
In quaint Friday Harbor, discover its maritime history, art galleries, and a fascinating Whale Museum. Keep watch while on board today for the resident orca pods.
 Day  13 Seattle — Disembark
Transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks into Fishermen’s Terminal and disembark after breakfast. Transfer directly to the Seattle airport or begin your add-on overnight stay.Due to the nature of our explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

 

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