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7-night Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness Cruise

Cruise Line:
Lindblad Expeditions
Ship:
National Geographic Sea Lion
Destination:
Roundtrip Seattle
Departure Date:
7/2/2017
Length:
7
Offer ID:
1244796

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  • $50 Shipboard Credit

The public areas of this ship include: Lounge with bar and facilities for films, slide shows and lectures; Library; Sun Deck with chairs; Outside Deck area for viewing the magnificent scenery. Their "open Bridge" policy allows you to meet officers and crew. Meals are served in the Dining Room in one unhurried seating with fine views through panoramic windows. Breakfast is a wide selection buffet and lunch is often served family style.

Thanks to our sturdy fleet of expedition landing crafts and virtually untippable kayaks, you can be off the ship and out exploring within a moment's notice. Launch your kayak from a picturesque beach, hike with our naturalists into the rain forest or walk easily along a sandy dune. During your time with us, our expedition staff likes nothing better than to surprise and delight you by directing the ship toward breaching whales, bow-riding dolphins or into an alluring cove.

Our seasoned crew consists of expert expedition landing craft drivers and considerate service providers. Their energy, enthusiasm and field expertise are sure to enhance your experience. This is what expedition travel is all about: not just seeing wildness, but being out there, in it.

Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Seattle
Suggested Private Excursion
7/2/2017
7/2/2017

Seattle is situated on Puget Sound, surrounded by the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. The city skyline is impressive with shimmering glass high-rises and 100-year-old buildings standing side by side. This beautiful port city came into its own after gold was discovered in the Klondike and 100,000 people passed through the Northwest in 1897 and 1898 on their quest for wealth in Alaska Visit the Klondike Gold Rush Museum or the Space Needle by day and enjoy a vibrant jazz nightlife in turn-of-the-century Pioneer Square where the city first took root.


Suggested Private Excursions

Seattle: Private City Tour (4-hours)

Land Tour: Juneau
Suggested Private Excursion
7/2/2017
7/2/2017

Juneau is one of America's most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. Once part of Alaska's Gold Rush, the city boasts natural and manmade attractions. Downtown is filled with many vibrant buildings, including must-see St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, which houses artwork and artifacts dating back to the 18th century. From the bright mural in Marine Park to the carvings in House of Wickersham, downtown is filled with Alaska's own unique brand of culture and architecture. Often hailed as Juneau's most impressive sight, nearby Mendenhall Glacier is approximately 12 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. See the glacier on a float trip or a "flightseeing" adventure, or hike up one of its trails for a closer inspection. For a bird's-eye view, the Mt. Roberts Tramway offers a short, six-minute trek to the top of Mt. Roberts, 1800 feet above the city. If wildlife is your passion, scenic Admiralty Island has the world's highest concentration of brown bears.

Suggested Private Excursions

Juneau: Private Guided Brown Bear Viewing at Pack Creek - (6 hours)

Juneau: Private Alpine Zipline Adventure - (3 hours, 45 mins)

Juneau: Private Whales & Wilderness Exploration - (4 hours)

Juneau: Private Admiralty Wildlife Kayak and Brown Bear Viewing - (8 hours)

Juneau: Private Helicopter Dog Sledding - (3 hours)

Juneau: Private Alaskan Fly-out Fly Fishing - (5.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Mendenhall Glacier Trek & Climb - (7.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Helicopter Glacer Trek - (4+ hours)

Juneau: Private Helicopter Glacier Walkabout - (3+ hours)

Juneau: Private Brown Bear Wildlife Viewing - (5-hours)

Juneau: Private Juneau Jeep Adventure - (4 hours)

Juneau: Private Juneau Highlights - (3-hours)

Juneau: Private Taku Glacier Lodge Flight and Feast - (3+ hours)

Juneau: Private Alaska's Whales, Glaciers, & Rainforest Trails Exploration - (5 hours)

Juneau: Private Helicopter Dog Sledding & Icefield Exploration - (3.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water and Ice - (3 hours)

Juneau: Channel Islands Kayak & Wildlife Experience (6.5 hours)

Juneau: A Tour with Taste

Juneau: Private Glacier Lake Paddle

Juneau: Private Glacier Kayak Paddle & Trek

Juneau: Sport Fishing for Salmon

Juneau: Private Icefield Excursion

Juneau: Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari

Transfer to Ship
7/2/2017
7/2/2017

Depart to the cruise ship for embarkation on a trip of a lifetime!

Juneau
Suggested Private Excursion
7/2/2017
7/2/2017

Juneau is one of America's most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. Once part of Alaska's Gold Rush, the city boasts natural and manmade attractions. Downtown is filled with many vibrant buildings, including must-see St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, which houses artwork and artifacts dating back to the 18th century. From the bright mural in Marine Park to the carvings in House of Wickersham, downtown is filled with Alaska's own unique brand of culture and architecture. Often hailed as Juneau's most impressive sight, nearby Mendenhall Glacier is approximately 12 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. See the glacier on a float trip or a "flightseeing" adventure, or hike up one of its trails for a closer inspection. For a bird's-eye view, the Mt. Roberts Tramway offers a short, six-minute trek to the top of Mt. Roberts, 1800 feet above the city. If wildlife is your passion, scenic Admiralty Island has the world's highest concentration of brown bears.

Suggested Private Excursions

Juneau: Private Guided Brown Bear Viewing at Pack Creek - (6 hours)

Juneau: Private Alpine Zipline Adventure - (3 hours, 45 mins)

Juneau: Private Whales & Wilderness Exploration - (4 hours)

Juneau: Private Admiralty Wildlife Kayak and Brown Bear Viewing - (8 hours)

Juneau: Private Helicopter Dog Sledding - (3 hours)

Juneau: Private Alaskan Fly-out Fly Fishing - (5.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Mendenhall Glacier Trek & Climb - (7.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Helicopter Glacer Trek - (4+ hours)

Juneau: Private Helicopter Glacier Walkabout - (3+ hours)

Juneau: Private Brown Bear Wildlife Viewing - (5-hours)

Juneau: Private Juneau Jeep Adventure - (4 hours)

Juneau: Private Juneau Highlights - (3-hours)

Juneau: Private Taku Glacier Lodge Flight and Feast - (3+ hours)

Juneau: Private Alaska's Whales, Glaciers, & Rainforest Trails Exploration - (5 hours)

Juneau: Private Helicopter Dog Sledding & Icefield Exploration - (3.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water and Ice - (3 hours)

Juneau: Channel Islands Kayak & Wildlife Experience (6.5 hours)

Juneau: A Tour with Taste

Juneau: Private Glacier Lake Paddle

Juneau: Private Glacier Kayak Paddle & Trek

Juneau: Sport Fishing for Salmon

Juneau: Private Icefield Excursion

Juneau: Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari

Ford's Terror Wilderness
7/3/2017
7/3/2017

No information currently available.

Petersburg
7/4/2017
7/4/2017

Petersburg owes just about everything to the fishing industry. From its Tlingit origins as a fish camp, Petersburg has grown into one of the busiest Alaska seafood centers. It got its modern start when Peter Buschmann, a Norwegian immigrant, arrived in the 1890s and founded the Icy Strait Packing Co. cannery, a sawmill and a dock by 1900. He shipped halibut and salmon and ice from the handy LeConte Glacier -- the continent's southernmost tidewater glacier. Shrimping is also important to the Mitkof Island town of 3,200. The state's first shrimp processor was founded in 1916 as Alaska Glacier Seafoods and now is known as Petersburg Fisheries, a part of Icicle Seafoods. More than a thousand people are employed by the processing industry. To keep the salmon engine running, the state runs the Crystal Lake Hatchery. Scandinavian heritage is celebrated each May during Little Norway Festival. Petersburg is a town so picturesque it was used as the prototypical fishing town in the movie "Ice Palace".

Frederick Sound
7/5/2017
7/5/2017

The deep, cold waters of Frederick Sound abound in krill, the favored food of humpback whales - and visitors are likely to see whole pods of the gentle giants, their spume visible for miles against the forested backdrop of Admiralty Island. Learn all about breaching, diving, bubble feeding and fliper-flapping, often through up-close observation.

Chatham Strait
7/5/2017
7/5/2017

Chatham Strait is a popular feeding ground for humpback whales.

Icy Strait
7/6/2017
7/6/2017

Visit the waters of the Icy Strait area in the summer and there’s a good chance of seeing endangered humpback whales and other mammals gorging themselves on their annual northern feast of plankton. Each year in late spring to early summer, an extraordinary bloom of plant plankton occurs for about two weeks. Animal plankton, starfish, sea urchins, worms and clams feast on the plankton, and many of these species time their reproduction to occur at the height of the plankton concentration. Vast shoals of small fish, including herring and capelin, are drawn to the animal plankton, and salmon, birds, and marine mammals such as sea lions and seals join in the feast, feeding on the profusion of small fish. The terrestrial plant communities of the Icy Strait area are also an important component of the area’s biological diversity, and the site is one of the best places in the world to study how plants return to a landscape after glacial retreat.

Inian Pass
7/6/2017
7/6/2017

The Inian pass is nearGglacier Bay in Alaska and makes an excellent day trip for those in the area or those just cruising through. The pass is visually stunning with glaciers and mountains on either side. There are also a number of coves along the pass, including Elfin cove and Inian cove, which are excellent locations to explore by kayak. Visitors will also see a number of marine life, but the most prevalent here is the seal lion.

Glacier Bay
7/7/2017
7/7/2017

Spread across an impressive 3.2 million acres in southeast Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve offers an inspirational glimpse of what Mother Nature does best. The head of Glacier Bay is Tarr Inlet, where scientists have found exposed rock believed to be more than 200 million years old. The Tarr Inlet is home to Grand Pacific Glacier, an active body of ice slowly making way toward Margerie Glacier, which it last touched in 1912. Johns Hopkins Inlet is home to no less than nine glaciers. Framed by rocky slopes stretching skyward more than 6,000 feet, these wondrous bodies are eclipsed only by mighty Mount Fairweather, which at more than 15,300 feet is the highest point in southeast Alaska. In northeast Glacier Bay, the snow-covered Takhinsha Mountains feed active Muir Glacier. The brilliant blue glow of a calving glacier and the thunderous roar of ice crashing into the water below are sights and sounds to remember for the rest of your life. With such diverse landscape, the park provides a variety of habitats for animals.

Southeast Alaska's Islands, Bays and Fjords
7/8/2017
7/8/2017

Southeast Alaska also referred as the Alaska Panhandle is belonging to the United States of America. Here you will find an abundance of nature activities and discoveries. Many of which include encounters with wildlife, majestic fjords, bays and smaller islets.


Sitka
Suggested Private Excursion
7/9/2017
7/9/2017

Resting between snowcapped mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Sitka is one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Alaska and the biggest city in America - encircling 4,710 square miles on Baranof Island. No symbol shows Russian influence more than the landmark St. Michael's Cathedral. Original artifacts and icons, including the Sitka Madonna, were saved from fire and are on display. Visit Castle Hill, once site of a two-story log mansion known as Baranof's Castle, which overlooked Sitka Sound during the town's fur trading days. Only stone walls and mounted cannons remain from Russia's bloody battles against native Tlingit. Sitka National Historical Park offers information and artifacts relating to the Tlingits, including totem poles as a chronicle of early life on this fertile ground. Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center cares for as many as a dozen bald eagles and other birds at a time. The facility caters to rare wildlife recovering from injuries incurred in the wild. Among the more popular trails is Indian River Trail, which parallels a salmon stream, and the three-mile-long Gaven Hill Trail.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sitka: Private Coastal Wildlife Adventure - (4 hours)

Sitka: Private Flavour of Sitka Sound (2 hours)

Sitka: Private Ocean and Forest: Ultimate Alaska Experience - (6 hours)

Sitka: Private Deep Sea Fishing the Outer Coast - (5.5 hours)

Sitka: “To Know Sitka – Is to Love It” - (1.5-hours)

Sitka: Private Island Paddle and Lost Fort Trek - (3.5 hours)

Sitka: Private Sitka Sound Paddle and Cruise - (4.5 hours)

Sitka: Best of Sitka Highlights - (3.5-hours)

Land Tour: Seattle
Suggested Private Excursion
7/9/2017
7/9/2017

Seattle is situated on Puget Sound, surrounded by the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. The city skyline is impressive with shimmering glass high-rises and 100-year-old buildings standing side by side. This beautiful port city came into its own after gold was discovered in the Klondike and 100,000 people passed through the Northwest in 1897 and 1898 on their quest for wealth in Alaska Visit the Klondike Gold Rush Museum or the Space Needle by day and enjoy a vibrant jazz nightlife in turn-of-the-century Pioneer Square where the city first took root.


Suggested Private Excursions

Seattle: Private City Tour (4-hours)

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

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Prices are per person and include cabin fare, taxes, fees, excursions and all meals while onboard.  Airfare is available at an additional charge unless otherwise stated.

Departure Date:
7/2/2017
Number of Nights
7
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 7-nights accommodations
  • All meals aboard ship
  • And more
Available Addons:

Optional roundtrip airfare
Optional pre or post cruise nights

Remarks:

Price is per person, double occupancy.

Cost Includes: 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), tips (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

Not Included: 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, laundry. Gratuities to ship’s crew at your discretion.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1244796

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