Cruise past glacially-carved cliffs and kayak in Misty Fjords forested backwaters on this spectacular 15 day cruise. Search for orca whales, explore ancestral Haida villages and see the ancient totems at SGang Gwaay or K'una. Note: *September departures operate in reverse.

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Explore ancestral Haida villages

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Day by day Itinerary

A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii

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Day 1


Spend the morning exploring Seattle before embarking on your ship, either the National Geographic Sea Bird or Sea Lion. (D)

Day 2

Gulf Islands

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

Day 3

Johnstone Strait and Alert Bay

Visit the U'mista Cultural Centre to watch traditional First Nations performances. Visit Johnstone Strait, one of the best viewing areas for orcas. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Inside Passage of British Columbia

Head north along the untouched coastline searching for wildlife. Go ashore to explore or kayak the many bays and inlets. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Inside Passage of British Columbia

See Day 4 for today's itinerary.

Day 6

Haida Gwaii

A Haida interpreter will join you as you visit the Haida Heritage Center to learn about the incredible history of the Haida people. Join a traditional dance performance and meet local artisans. Explore Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and haida Heritage Site. See the ancient totems at SGang Gwaay (Ninstints) or K'una (Skedans). Kayak or boat around the incredibly biodiverse islands where the black bears are the largest in the world. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

Haida Gwaii

See Day 6 for today's itinerary.

Day 8

Haida Gwaii

See Day 6 for today's itinerary.

Day 9

Misty Fjords

Cruise past glacially-carved cliffs and kayak in Misty Fjords forested backwaters. (B)(L)(D)

Day 10

Frederick Sound and Petersburg

Join naturalists on deck and search for orcas, humpback whales and Stellar sea lions. Go ashore in the fishing village of Petersburg. Enjoy a crab feast this evening. (B)(L)(D)

Day 11

Tracy Arm - Ford's Terror Wilderness

Voyage into Tracy or Endicott Arm, both spectacular fjords, with waterfalls cascading from glacially carved walls. See the soaring Dawes or South Sawyer Glacier for an unbeatable view of sculpted icebergs. (B)(L)(D)

Day 12

Glacier Bay National Park

Spend the day among the glaciers and wilderness. Listen as the stillness 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 will share the lore and legend of the area. (B)(L)(D)

Day 13

Icy Strait and the Inian Islands

Cruise among the Inian Islands where an abundance of Steller sea lions reside. Hike nearby islands, kayak and search for whales in the rich waters of Icy Strait. (B)(L)(D)

Day 14

Southeast Alaska's Islands, Bays and Fjords

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

Day 15


Visit Saint Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral and meet eagles at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center before transferring to the airport. (B)

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