EXPEDITION CRUISE | CRUISETOUR

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

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Seattle, WA, United States to Seattle, WA, United States
Dates: 11 May 2019 - 25 May 2019

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DAY
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Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
11 May 2019
Seattle, WA, United States

Arrive in Seattle this afternoon and embark the ship. (D)

DAY 2
12 May 2019
Gulf Islands, BC, Canada

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

DAY 3
13 May 2019
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 4
14 May 2019
Inside Passage (Cruising), AK, United States

Head northward 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 5
15 May 2019
Inside Passage (Cruising), AK, United States
DAY 6
16 May 2019
Skidegate, BC, Canada
DAY 7
17 May 2019
Old Massett, BC, Canada
DAY 8
18 May 2019
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 9
19 May 2019
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 10
20 May 2019
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 11
21 May 2019
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 12
22 May 2019
Glacier Bay (Cruising), AK, United States

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. 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 us as well. (B,L,D).

DAY 13
23 May 2019
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 14
24 May 2019
Scenic Cruising

Kayak and hike among forested islands on our final exploration of southeast Alaska. (B,L,D)

DAY 15
25 May 2019
Sitka, AK, United States
Air travel
Seattle, WA, United States

Visit Saint Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral with its picturesque spire and meet eagles up-close at the raptor rehabilitation center before transferring to the airport for flights to Seattle. (B)

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What's Included

Included

  • 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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  • Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion.

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Cost Includes:

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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Air transportation, extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, travel protection plan, internet, and laundry.

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