Treasures of The Inside Passage – Alaska and British Columbia (14 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Sitka, AK, United States to Seattle, WA, United States
Sitka, AK, United States

Visit Saint Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral with its picturesque spire;, walk through the Sitka National Historical Park where totem poles line trails, and meet eagles up close at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center. (B)

Chichagof Island, AK, United States

Spend a full day searching for humpback whales in the rich waters off of Chichagof Island, kayak, and hike. (B,L,D)

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

Cruise among the Inian Islands, where an abundance of Steller sea lions resides. Hike nearby islands, kayak, and search for whales in rich waters of Icy Strait.

Glacier Bay (Cruising), AK, United States

Via special park permit, spend the entire day among the 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. A native Tlingit interpreter joins us to share the lore and legend of the area. Wildness abounds! (B,L,D)

Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, 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 Zodiac cruise for an unbeatable view of sculpted icebergs. (B,L,D)

Petersburg, AK, United States

Search for humpback whales as we head towards the small fishing village of Petersburg on Mitkof Island. Go ashore for a walk along a quiet forest trail and explore the unique Southeast Alaskan ecosystem, the "muskeg", with stunted trees and carnivorous plants. Later, enjoy an evening crab feast. (B,L,D)

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)

Inside Passage (Cruising), AK, United States

Head southward along the pristine coastline in search of whales, dolphins, bears, deer, and other wildlife. Go ashore to explore or kayak among the many bays and inlets. (B,L,D)

Inside Passage (Cruising), AK, United States
DAY 10
Alert Bay, BC, Canada
Johnstone Strait, BC, Canada

Observe a traditional First Nations performance in Alert Bay, visit the U'Mista Cultural Center, and learn from the Kwakwaka'wakw people. (B,L,D)

DAY 11
Gulf Islands, BC, Canada

Kayak among forested islands and along wildlife-rich shorelines.

DAY 12
Victoria, BC, Canada

Clear into Canada in the charming city of Victoria and choose from several tailor-made options to explore based on your interests. Visit private gardens, bike along the waterfront, take a historical stroll through Old Town, or peruse the collections at local art galleries. In the evening, enjoy a private reception at the Robert Bateman Centre while taking in the incredible collection of paintings. (B,L,D)

DAY 13
San Juan Islands, WA, United States

Spend a full day exploring the San Juan Islands via naturalist-led hikes and by kayak. Search for killer whales. (B,L,D)

DAY 14
Seattle, WA, United States

Arrive in Seattle this morning and transfer to the airport for flights home. (D)

Treasures of The Inside Passage – Alaska and British Columbia map

About the Ship

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National Geographic Quest

The 100- guest National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built expedition vessel made for exploring coastal waters, shallow coves, and fast-moving channels where wildlife congregate while sailing with the luxury of supreme comfort. Spacious cabins, open decks for wildlife viewing, and specialty tools for exploration.

What's Included


  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages. Hors d’oeuvres & snacks during Recap. Fitness center or exercise equipment. The guidance and company of our expedition staff. The services of a physician on certain ships/destinations

  • Hotels ashore as indicated in itinerary. Meals on land, as indicated in itinerary Sightseeing & entrance fees Special access permits, park fees, port taxes Transfers to and from group flights The expertise of our expedition staff

  • All excursions Zodiac & kayak explorations (Kayaks not available on Panorama II)Snorkeling, including wetsuits, masks, fins & snorkel where relevant Presentations and guest speakers in the lounge

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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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