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Wild Alaska Escape

Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau

Save on up to two children 22 and under when they travel with two full paying adults on select 2020 Alaska departures: save 50% departing in May and August and save 25% departing in June and July. Call 1-888-815-5428 for details.

Save 10% when traveling as a group of 6 or more people on select departures only. Take advantage of these great savings, while enjoying traveling with your friends and family. Call 1-888-815-5428 for details.

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At a glance

Duration: 6 day / 5 night

Coverage: Juneau to Sitka

From: $4,420

Season: May - August

Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Zodiacs

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Lindblad Expeditions in Partnership with National Geographic
Cruiser's Choice Cruise Critic 2019 Best in AlaskaLindblad Expeditions is honored to be named the Top Small Ship Cruise Line in Alaska in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards! Experience Alaska with us to find out why.

Explore Alaska on an active, exciting expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in the compact timeframe of one work week. Take long hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, kayak long routes deep into glacially carved fjords, and raft to an ancient Alaska native village—all with our nimble expedition ship as your moving basecamp. This expedition will enable you to:

  • Paddle on long, naturalist-guided kayaking journeys into Alaska’s dramatic bays
  • Raft the Chilkat River with local guides and call at the ancient Chilkat Tlingit village of Klukwan
  • Explore Haines, the 'adventure capital of Alaska,' via raft, bicycle, or hiking boot
  • Zip around incredible icebergs and view glaciers in Tracy or Endicott Arm

Enjoy our most active Alaska expedition

Expect long point-to-point kayak outings where our ship drops off our groups and then repositions to pick us up after time spent exploring quiet bays and coastlines of towering ancient trees. Hike rocky trails high into the mountains for incredible views. And venture deep into the forest along rugged trails and salmon streams to explore new ecosystems.

Encounter legendary wildlife

See humpback whales, brown bears, and bald eagles—the iconic wildlife of Southeast Alaska. Search for killer whales in the wildlife-rich channels between islands and sure-footed mountain goats in steep fjords.

Explore the 'Adventure Capital of Alaska'

Call in at the small town of Haines, Alaska and choose to take a bicycle ride around a glacial lake or raft to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where the highest concentration of bald eagles in the world thrive. Be sure to stop in at local stores or, in the evening, at one of the town’s bars to hoist a few pints of local craft ale and mix with locals.

Travel in excellent company

Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, five veteran naturalists, including a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, plus a wellness specialist––the largest and most knowledgeable expedition team in Alaska. Their knowledge and passion for Alaska is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

We hiked, we kayaked, we swam, (it was so warm we jumped in for no more than 3 seconds), we made new friends, we ate, we learned, we loved every minute of it.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

On our Alaska cruise excursions, each week aboard is crafted to offer you the most in-depth experience of Alaska possible. Flexibility is a hallmark of our expeditions, and often the day-by-day itinerary will change when we take advantage of a sighting of a pod of orcas or linger on shore to watch a brown bear sow and her cubs forage. Extraordinary adventure is a guarantee.

Day 1: Sitka / Embark

Arrive in Sitka, Alaska, situated on the western coast of Baranof Island and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Take a walk in Sitka National Historical Park, where Tlingit and Haida totem poles tower over coastal trails. Visit the Alaska Raptor Center for an up-close look at Alaska’s birds of prey. Later, embark the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird. (D)

Day 2: Exploring Baranof or Chichagof Island

Explore the breathtaking bays of Baranof or Chichagof Islands, both part of the ancient Tongass National Forest. Chichagof Island harbors one of the highest concentrations of brown bears in the world, and both islands are home to diverse wildlife. Kayak or paddleboard along rugged coastlines, and in the afternoon, go hiking through the temperate rain forest, listening for bald eagles calling out from the tops of towering spruce and hemlock trees. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Icy Strait & the Inian Islands

Spend today searching for wildlife in rich waters where the Pacific Ocean meets the Inside Passage. Options include an expedition landing craft cruise among the Inian Islands, where an abundance of Steller sea lions reside; kayaking in the calm outer waters of Glacier Bay; or hiking in lush temperate rain forest. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Haines

Known as the “adventure capital of Alaska,” Haines is situated on a scenic peninsula between the Chilkoot and Chilkat Rivers. Hike one of the many world-class trails in the area, enjoy an optional flight-seeing tour over Glacier Bay National Park, or cycle along the edge of a glacial lake. Or visit the ancient Tlingit village of Klukwan and enjoy a traditional dance and cultural performance before setting off on a rafting excursion, keeping an eye out for bald eagles, bears, and moose as we float through the spectacular Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Tracy Arm – Fords Terror Wilderness

Wake up in Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm, part of the Tracy Arm–Fords Terror Wilderness. Cruise through this glacially carved fjord, then set out to explore by expedition landing craft. View the soaring Dawes or South Sawyer Glacier up close—and keep an eye out for the dramatic sight of huge slabs of ice breaking off and crashing into the water below. If conditions permit, paddle a kayak below the steep walls of the fjord. Celebrate your voyage with a farewell dinner on board. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Juneau

Disembark in Juneau and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness Itinerary Map

Dates & Rates

Save on up to two children 22 and under when they travel with two full paying adults on select 2020 Alaska departures: save 50% departing in May and August and save 25% departing in June and July. Call 1-888-815-5428 for details.

Save 10% when traveling as a group of 6 or more people on select departures only. Take advantage of these great savings, while enjoying traveling with your friends and family. Call 1-888-815-5428 for details.

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Dates Ship Direction 1 2 3 Solo 1 Solo 2
May 16, 2020 NG Sea Lion Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
May 17, 2020 NG Sea Bird Sitka to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
May 22, 2020 NG Sea Bird Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
May 27, 2020 NG Sea Bird Sitka to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
May 31, 2020 NG Sea Lion Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jun 1, 2020 NG Sea Bird Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jun 5, 2020 NG Sea Lion Sitka to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jun 6, 2020 NG Sea Bird Sitka to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jun 11, 2020 NG Sea Bird Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jun 16, 2020 NG Sea Bird Sitka to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jun 20, 2020 NG Sea Lion Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jun 21, 2020 NG Sea Bird Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jun 25, 2020 NG Sea Lion Sitka to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jun 26, 2020 NG Sea Bird Sitka to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jul 1, 2020 NG Sea Bird Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jul 6, 2020 NG Sea Bird Sitka to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jul 10, 2020 NG Sea Lion Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jul 15, 2020 NG Sea Lion Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jul 16, 2020 NG Sea Bird Sitka to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jul 21, 2020 NG Sea Bird Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jul 26, 2020 NG Sea Bird Sitka to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jul 30, 2020 NG Sea Lion Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jul 31, 2020 NG Sea Bird Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Aug 4, 2020 NG Sea Lion Sitka to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Aug 5, 2020 NG Sea Bird Sitka to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Aug 10, 2020 NG Sea Bird Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Aug 15, 2020 NG Sea Bird Sitka to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Aug 19, 2020 NG Sea Lion Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Aug 20, 2020 NG Sea Bird Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Aug 25, 2020 NG Sea Bird Sitka to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Aug 30, 2020 NG Sea Bird Juneau to Sitka $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
May 16, 2021 NG Sea Lion Sitka to Juneau $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Jun 10, 2021 NG Sea Lion Juneau to Sitka $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Jun 15, 2021 NG Sea Lion Sitka to Juneau $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Jun 30, 2021 NG Sea Lion Juneau to Sitka $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Jul 5, 2021 NG Sea Lion Sitka to Juneau $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Jul 20, 2021 NG Sea Lion Juneau to Sitka $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Jul 25, 2021 NG Sea Lion Sitka to Juneau $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Aug 29, 2021 NG Sea Lion Juneau to Sitka $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850

Sailings go in both directions, please contact us prior to making further plans.

Included in Cruise Fare

  • 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 Egyptologists and ship’s crew)
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff

Not Included in Cruise Fare

  • 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

Ships

National Geographic Sea Bird & Sea Lion

National Geographic Sea Bird

The National Geographic Sea Bird nd National Geographic Sea Lion can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to their small size, yet each comfortably accommodates 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. The feeling, we’re told, is often compared to that of a large private yacht, with everyone integral to the adventure. Accessibility means freedom. Our captains have decades of sailing experience in the regions we explore. They know when and where to navigate so that you feel the places we visit are all ours. View ship details...

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