EXPEDITION CRUISE | CRUISETOUR

A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia, and Haida Gwaii (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Ship: Varies by Departure
Sitka, AK, United States to Seattle, WA, United States
DAY
PORT
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Sitka, AK, United States

Visit Saint Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral with its picturesque spire and meet eagles up close at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center. (D)

DAY 2
Scenic Cruising

Kayak still waters and hike among forested islands in Southeast Alaska. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
Inian Islands, AK, United States

Cruise among the Inian Islands, where an abundance of Steller sea lions reside. Hike nearby islands, kayak, and search for whales in rich waters of Icy Strait. Conditions permitting, we'll lower the ship's hydrophone to listen in on the whales' communication. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
Glacier Bay (Cruising), AK, United States

Spend the entire day among enormous glaciers and expansive wilderness. Listen as the quiet stillness of the area is broken by the thunder of tons of ice calving into the sea. Search for Steller sea lions, puffins, and mountain goats. A native Tlingit interpreter joins us to share the lore and legend of the area. A National Park Service Ranger will join as well. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
Tracy Arm, AK, United States

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 on an expedition landing craft for an unbeatable view of sculpted icebergs. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
Frederick Sound (Cruising), AK, United States
Petersburg, AK, United States

Join naturalists on deck and search for orcas, humpback whales, and Steller sea lions. Go ashore for a walk along a quiet forest trail and in the fishing village of Petersburg, known as "Alaska's Little Norway". Explore with optional flightseeing or a bicycle ride. Enjoy a crab feast this evening. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
Misty Fjords National Monument, AK, United States

Cruise past glacially carved cliffs and kayak in the stillness of Misty Fjords' forested backwaters. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
Skidegate, BC, Canada
DAY 9
Old Massett, BC, Canada
DAY 10
SGang Gwaay, BC, Canada
K'uuna, BC, Canada

With a shared respect for the natural world, explore the islands of Haida Gwaii. A Haida interpreter will join us as we visit the Haida Heritage Centre at K'aay Llnagaay to learn about the incredible history of the Haida people and the meaning behind their renowned artwork. In the ancestral town of Old Massett, join in a traditional dance performance and feast, and meet community members and local artistans. Explore Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site. See the ancient totems at SG̱ang Gwaay (Ninstints) or K'uuna (Skedans). Kayak and take expedition landing craft around the incredibly biodiverse islands where black bears are the largest in the world and endemic species thrive. (B,L,D daily)

DAY 11
Inside Passage (Cruising), AK, United States

Head southward along the untouched coastline looking for whales, dolphins, bears, deer, and other wildlife. Go ashore to explore or kayak the many bays and inlets. (B,L,D daily)

DAY 12
Inside Passage (Cruising), AK, United States
DAY 13
Alert Bay, BC, Canada
Johnstone Strait, BC, Canada

At the community of Alert Bay, visit the U'mista Cultural Centre, where we'll watch traditional First Nations performances and learn from the Kwakwaka'wakw people. Visit Johnstone Strait, one of the foremost viewing areas for orcas in the Northern Hemisphere. (B,L,D)

DAY 14
Gulf Islands, BC, Canada

Search for orca whales and cruise around forested islands. (B,L,D)

DAY 15
Seattle, WA, United States
Air travel

Disembark in Seattle before transferring to the airport for flights home. (B)

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All accommodations aboard ship, meals as indicated, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment, services of Lindblad Expeditions’ Leader, National Geographic photographer, naturalist staff and expert guides, services of a ship physician, all gratuities, and all port charges and service taxes.

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