EXPEDITION CRUISE

Wild Alaska Escape – Sitka to Juneau (6 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Ship: Varies by Departure
Sitka, AK, United States to Juneau, AK, United States
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DAY 1
Sitka, AK, United States

Arrive in Sitka, Alaska, 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. Later, embark the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird. (D)

DAY 2
Baranof Island, AK, United States

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 rainforest, listening for bald eagles calling out from the tops of towering spruce and hemlock trees. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
Icy Strait, AK, United States
Inian Islands, AK, United States

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. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
Haines, AK, United States

Known as the "adventure capital of Alaska", Haines is situated on a scenic peninsula between the Chilkoot and Chilkat Rivers. Hike one of the many world-class trails in the area, enjoy an optional flight-seeing tour over Glacier Bay National Park, or cycle along the edge of a glacial lake. Or visit the ancient Tlingit village of Klukwan and enjoy a traditional dance and cultural performance before setting off on a rafting excursion, keeping an eye out for bald eagles, bears, and moose as we float through the spectacular Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, United States

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 Glaciers 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 your voyage with a farewell dinner onboard. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
Juneau, AK, United States

Disembark in Juneau and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Wild Alaska Escape – Sitka to Juneau map

About Us

At Lindblad we have been exploring the planet’s remote and remarkable places for over 53 years aboard a fleet of nimble purpose-built expedition ships. Lars-Eric Lindblad was the first travel company owner to take travelers where only scientists had gone—the first to take citizen explorers to many destinations, including Antarctica and Galápagos, in 1966 and 1967. He believed that educated people who saw things with their own eyes would be a potent force for the preservation of the places they visited and this belief is still the foundation of all we do today.

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National Geographic Alliance: Our guests can cruise on a fleet of ships to the planet’s most extraordinary places in the company of world-renowned scientists, naturalists, and researchers.

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Sustainability

Lindblad Expeditions and the Lindblad family have been committed to sustainability and responsible travel for more than 50 years. We define sustainability in four broad categories: (a) environmentally-friendly operations; (b) conservation of nature; (c) preservation of cultural heritage; and (d) using travel to create social and economic benefits for local people. We aim to address each of these four main categories through our travel programs. We promise our guests that traveling with us means traveling for good. We are a 100% carbon neutral company, offsetting the carbon emissions of our fleet, our NYC/Seattle offices, all land-based operations, employee travel, and additional small but measurable contributors. Our ships are free of single-use plastics, including plastic bottles, cups, straws, and stirrers; and our culinary program aboard is rooted in a robust sustainable seafood and locally-sourced food policy. We actively seek out ways to be more sustainable across all departments of our company and attract and retain employees who share our commitment to sustainability. We believe in preserving the planet and making it better for the next generation, and educating/inspiring our guests, providers, and local partners about our philosophy and commitment. Since we started tracking our conservation efforts in 1997, we have raised more than $18.1 million from our guests to support projects in the regions we visit.

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