Dates: July 1 - July 8, 2018
Total Duration: 8 days
Cost: From $5,990 per person, double occupancy. Third person discounted rates in limited cabins.
Deposit (per participant): $1,000
Activity level: Moderately Active
Slavic Languages & Literatures
Vehicle: N.G. Sea Lion
Tour Operator: Lindblad Expeditions
Region: North America And Caribbean
Discover the remarkable beauty of Southeast Alaska aboard the 62-guest N.G. Sea Lion. Hear the thunderous crack of calving glaciers. Sail alongside pods of orca; see breaching humpbacks and foraging brown bears. Hike over spongy earth on trails used by bears for centuries or along boardwalks built over bogs and winding through forests. Kayak peaceful coastlines. See hauled-out Steller sea lions, feeding puffins, mountain goats picking their way along a rocky shore, and bald eagles perched in massive Sitka spruce trees.
Exploring Southeast Alaska on our nimble expedition ship is an unrivaled experience, and a guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. The ship is fully equipped with tools for exploration that will enable you to see the Alaska undersea through live video via the expertise of our undersea specialist. Venture out in expedition landing craft out past floating icebergs for closer looks at glaciers. Each day you will have the option to walk, hike or kayak, and to join a different naturalist.
Special permits from the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service allow us to sail far into Glacier Bay National Park and the remote wild regions of the Tongass National Forest. Spend a full day in Glacier Bay National Park—a native Tlingit interpreter joins us to share the lore and legend of the area. We are also joined by a National Park Service Ranger.
Prof. Alexandrov, an expedition leader, four veteran naturalists, a certified photo instructor and an undersea specialist, plus a wellness specialist and video chronicler all contribute to your understanding of Alaska's wonders and this once-in-a-lifetime experience.