Epic Alaska – Misty Fiords to The Lynn Canal (11 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Seattle, WA, United States to Ketchikan, AK, United States
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Seattle, WA, United States
Air travel
Sitka, AK, United States

Fly from Seattle to Sitka, southeastern Alaska's only oceanfront town. Sitka has a strong Russian heritage, which is readily apparent as you visit the onion-domed St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church. At the Raptor Rehabilitation Center, we have close views of species normally seen at a distance in the wild—bald eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls. Embark National Geographic Sea Bird and gather for a welcome dinner this evening. (D)

Baranof Island, AK, United States

Kayak, hike, and explore where conditions are best and wildlife most active. (B,L,D)

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

See an abundance of Steller sea lions. Hike nearby islands, kayak, and search for whales in the rich waters of Icy Strait. (B,L,D)

Glacier Bay (Cruising), AK, United States

We spend the entire day amidst the coves, fjords, tidewater glaciers, and majestic mountains of Glacier Bay National Park. Search for mountain goats, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, and puffins. A native Tlingit interpreter aboard shares the legends of the area. (B,L,D)

Lynn Canal, Alaska, AK, United States

Hike and kayak where the mighty Chilkat River meets the sea, in the shadow of snow-capped peaks and at the northern limit of Alaska's Inside Passage. (B,L,D)

Haines, AK, United States

Explore Alaska's "adventure capital" on a world-class hike or bike ride along the edge of a glacial lake. Or raft the Chilkat River to a bald eagle preserve, and call at the ancient Chilkat Tlingit village of Klukwan for a cultural interpretation. (B,L,D)

Tracy Arm, AK, United States

Navigate the spectacular Tracy or Endicott Arm fjords to South Sawyer or Dawes Glaciers, and, if conditions permit, venture closer in our expedition landing craft for unparalleled views. (B,L,D)

Petersburg, AK, United States

Call at the quaint Alaskan town of Petersburg on Mitkof Island. See a unique muskeg ecosystem with stunted trees and carnivorous plants. Explore by bike or optional flightseeing. (B,L,D)

Behm Canal, AK, United States
Clarence Strait, United States

Explore the verdant Tongass National Forest. Cruise through whale-rich channels in search of humpback whales. (B,L,D)

DAY 10
Misty Fjords National Monument, AK, United States

Wake amid the glacially-carved cliffs of Misty Fjords National Monument. Explore by expedition landing craft and kayak for a closer perspective. (B,L,D)

DAY 11
Ketchikan, AK, United States

Disembark this morning and visit the Totem Heritage Center to view the priceless 19th-century Tlingit totem poles, before transferring to the airport for flights home. (D)

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  • All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to ship's crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

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