A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia, and Haida Gwaii

A 15-Day National Geographic tour starting from $10,900

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Tour Length: 15 Days
Countries Visited: Canada, United States
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Tour Category: Luxury Tour
Tour Operator: National Geographic
Tour Code: NG-ABCHG
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Cities Visited:
Seattle, Gulf Islands, Alert Bay, Johnstone Strait, Haida Gwaii, Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, Chichagof Island, Sitka

Set sail on a remarkable journey to Alaska’s Inside Passage and British Columbia, and experience the extraordinary biodiversity and cultural riches of the Haida Gwaii archipelago. Encounter ancient totem poles, and kayak or cruise in motorized landing crafts along wild shores shrouded with old-growth forest. Continue to the dramatic fjords and inland waterways of southeastern Alaska, on the lookout for orcas, humpback whales, and Steller sea lions. Then listen for the thunder of calving glaciers while exploring the stunning wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park.

The expedition cost includes meals, accommodations, and excursions as indicated in the itinerary; services of the National Geographic expert or expedition leader and local guides; ground transportation; most transfers; baggage handling; gratuities (except for those for the ship or train crew, where applicable, unless otherwise noted in the itinerary); and pre-trip materials. Included meals are noted at the end of each day on our itineraries with a B for breakfast, L for lunch, and D for dinner.
Days 1 & 2 — Seattle, Washington and Gulf Islands, British Columbia
Arrive in Seattle in the afternoon and embark our ship. The next day, search for orcas and cruise around forested islands. (B,L,D)

Days 3, 4, & 5 — Alert Bay and Johnstone Strait, Canada/British Columbia’s Inside Passage
In the village of Alert Bay, visit the U’Mista Cultural Centre to watch a traditional performance by the Kwakwaka’wakw people and learn about their culture. Then head north along the unspoiled coastline, looking for whales, dolphins, bears, and other wildlife. We’ll stop to explore the many bays and inlets by kayak and on foot. (B,L,D)

Days 6, 7, & 8 — Haida Gwaii
Discover the wildlife and cultural sites of the Haida Gwaii archipelago, including the magnificent Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site. Join a traditional dance performance and feast, gaze up at the totem poles of SGang Gwaay, and experience the islands’ rich biodiversity while exploring by kayak and motorized landing craft. (B,L,D)

Days 9, 10, & 11 — Alaska’s Inside Passage
Spend three days encountering spectacular scenery and wildlife along Alaska’s coast. Visit the charming fishing village of Petersburg; cruise and kayak past the glacially carved cliffs of Tracy or Endicott Arm spotting orca, humpback whales, and Steller sea lions; and go ashore for walks through the forest. (B,L,D)

Days 12, 13, & 14 — Juneau/Glacier Bay National Park/Chichagof Island
Visit the impressive Mendenhall Glacier. By special park permit, spend the next day among the enormous glaciers and expansive wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park. A native Tlingit interpreter joins us to share the lore and legend of the area. Kayak, hike, and enjoy a farewell dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 15 — Sitka/Seattle, Washington
In Sitka, visit Saint Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and see rehabilitated eagles up close at the Alaska Raptor Center. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Seattle. (B,L,D)

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5/5/2018 - 5/19/2018
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5/6/2018 - 5/20/2018
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8/26/2018 - 9/9/2018
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8/27/2018 - 9/10/2018
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Note: Departures appearing above in green are guaranteed to operate by the tour operator.

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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

Explore the Haida Gwaii islands, known as the Canadian Galápagos, for endemic plants, land mammals, and birds.

Peer up at the ancient totem poles of SGang Gwaay (Ninstints), a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Voyage into Tracy or Endicott Arm, both spectacular fjords with waterfalls cascading from glacially carved walls.

Spot incredible marine life, including orcas and humpback whales, from the prow of the National Geographic Sea Lion or Sea Bird Learn from National Geographic photographers aboard a photo expedition on the September 6 and 7, 2014 and September 5 and 6, 2015 departures.


Prices are per person, double occupancy. For a single cabin in 2014, add $5,000 in Category 1 and $5,650 in Category 2. For a single cabin in 2015, add $5,200 in Category 1 and $5,930 in Category 2.

Airfare to/from Sitka is not included in the expedition cost.


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