Cruising the 900 nautical miles between Seattle and Juneau, you will be exhilarated by snow-capped mountains, wildlife, waterfalls, tree-lined narrow passageways and surprises at every turn. Whether you choose May or September, it is an optimal time for cruising with vivid foliage, fewer boats (and people!), and active bears foraging along the shoreline.”

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Cruise through Canada’s and Alaska’s Inside Passages.

Cruise wilderness waterways: El Capitan Passage, Chatham Strait and Stephen’s Passage.

Wildlife watching in Frederick Sound.

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Famed Passages of Discovery

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Day 1

Seattle – Embarkation

Embark and sail to the Salish Sea, one of the world’s largest estuaries. (D)

Day 2

Friday Harbor

Gunkhole close to shore by skiff or kayak as you explore the serene San Juan Islands. (B) (L) (D)

Day 3

Salish Sea/Canada’s Inside Passage

Mountains rise higher and fjords become more dramatic. Intricate waterways and fjords alongside temperate rainforests are ideal for sighting orca, seals, sea lions, sea otters and bald eagles. (B) (L) (D)

Day 4

Canada’s Inside Passage

Take in the pure, wilderness air and fill your days through the passage with splendid scenery, relaxation, and plenty of onboard activities. Pass through Prince Rupert, BC and cross the US/Canadian border into Alaska. (B) (L) (D)

Day 5

Canada's Inside Passage

See Day 4 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

Ketchikan, Alaska

Day 7

Misty Fjords National Monument

Home to nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska - stunning glacial valleys and 3,000-foot vertical cliffs that are a haven for wildlife. (B) (L) (D)

Day 8

Behm Canal

Day 9

Wrangell

Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder—Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska. Brush up on your Tlingit culture and view recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park. (B) (L) (D)

Day 10

Wrangell Narrows/Thomas Bay

Bright red and green navigation lights guide you along “Christmas Tree Lane” as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows. Step into the back country of Alaska's wilderness, in an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz. (B) (L) (D)

Day 11

Stephens Passage

Keep watch for colossal marine life—humpback and orca are frequent residents of these waters—as your captain navigates through Southeast’s remote fjords. Hike through an other-worldly landscape of hanging waterfalls and emerald greens. (B) (L) (D)

Day 12

Endicott Arm / Ford’s Terror Wilderness

Be awed by blue ice and the calving white thunder at the face of Dawes Glacier. Gliding through Endicott Arm, spy harbor seals and their pups lounging on “bergy bits” in the water. And if tides allow, explore Fords Terror—a narrow passageway with towering walls and cascading waterfalls. (B) (L) (D)

Day 13

​Juneau

Your trip ends today when you disembark after breakfast. (B)

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