EXPEDITION CRUISE | CRUISETOUR

Across The Bering Sea – From Katmai to Kamchatka (22 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Anchorage, AK, United States to Anchorage, AK, United States
DAY
PORT
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Anchorage, AK, United States
Seward, AK, United States

Arrive in Anchorage and transfer to Seward, Alaska, to embark National Geographic Orion in the late afternoon. (D)

DAY 2
Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK, United States
DAY 3
Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK, United States

Spend two days exploring the shorelines and waters of coastal Katmai National Park & Preserve, observing and photographing its abundant brown bear population. Explore Geographic or Hidden Harbors and Kukak Bay by ship, Zodiac, or, conditions permitting, kayak. (B,L,D Daily)

DAY 4
Baby Islands, United States
DAY 5
Dutch Harbor, AK, United States

Watch from deck as Orion transits Baby Pass en route to the Baby Islands, just to the east of Unalaska. Dynamic tides here offer exciting potential to spot sea otters and fur seals, as well as rare seabirds. Arrive at Dutch Harbor, site of a fierce WWII battle and now one of the world's most important fishing ports. (B,L,D Daily)

DAY 6
Aleutian Islands, AK, United States

These rugged and remote volcanic islands, which separate the North Pacific from the Bering Sea, support vast colonies of seabirds and marine mammals such as northern fur seals, Steller sea lions, and a variety of whales. WWII history buffs will recognize names like Attu and Kiska, islands we'll explore during these days. (B,L,D Daily)

DAY 7
Aleutian Islands, AK, United States
DAY 8
Aleutian Islands, AK, United States
DAY 9
Aleutian Islands, AK, United States
DAY 11
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia

This 100-mile long immaculate waterway in Kamchatka is teeming with enormous rainbow trout, salmon, and char. Explore the lower river by Zodiac, in search of one of the world's largest raptors, plus numerous wading birds, other waterfowl, and spotted seals hauled out on sandbars. (B,L,D)

DAY 12
Zhupanova River, Russia

Watch for whales, large rafts of sea otters, and countless nesting seabirds who inhabit the rich waters surrounding the Commander Islands. On land, visit the gravesite of Danish explorer Vitus Bering. Weather permitting, take Zodiacs to the fur seal rookery at Cape Severo-Zapadniy. (B,L,D Daily)

DAY 13
Commander Islands, Russia, Russia
DAY 14
Commander Islands, Russia, Russia

There's much to explore as we make our way up the seldom-visited east coasts of Kamchatka and Chukotka, in far eastern Siberia. Hike from one bay to the next, surrounded by volcanic mountains and tundra plants. Photograph brown bears, walruses feeding, and three species of seals in rookeries onshore. Learn about Koryak reindeer-herding culture in either Tymlat or Ossora village. (B,L,D Daily)

DAY 15
Scenic Cruising
DAY 16
Scenic Cruising
DAY 17
Scenic Cruising
DAY 18
Scenic Cruising
DAY 19
Scenic Cruising

At the western limit of the rich transboundary area known as Beringia, Provideniya is often called "The Gateway to the Arctic". It's also the administrative center where we will conduct our outbound clearance from Russia. Visit the excellent museum and witness a traditional Yupik dance performance. (B,L,D)

DAY 20
Provideniya, Russia

Spend the final day at sea, crossing one of the most iconic bodies of water on the planet. Linger on deck with binoculars in hand—the chances are high to spot whales and rare seabirds. (B,L,D)

DAY 21
Day-at-Sea
Day-at-Sea
DAY 22
Nome, AK, United States
Air travel
Anchorage, AK, United States

Arrive in Nome this morning, transfer to the airport for flights to Anchorage and onward. (B)

Across The Bering Sea – From Katmai to Kamchatka map

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