Alaska has something for everyone. Whether you want to sightsee, relax or be more active, there are ample opportunities to find your dream vacation. The following Lindblad Expeditions itinerary is a sample, but Adventure Travel can help find one tailored to your interests, time and budget.
Each week aboard is crafted to offer you the most in-depth experience of Alaska possible. Flexibility is a hallmark of our expeditions, and often the day-by-day itinerary will change when we take advantage of a sighting of a pod of orcas or linger on shore to watch a brown bear sow and her cubs forage. Extraordinary adventure is a guarantee.
DAY 1: Sitka / Embark
Arrive in Sitka, Southeast Alaska’s only oceanfront town. Stretch your legs by walking the Totem Trail in Sitka National Historic Park or other local nature trails before stopping in at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center for an up close look at Alaska’s birds of prey. EmbarkNational Geographic Sea Bird and gather for a welcome dinner this evening.
DAY 2: Exploring Baranof Or Chichagof Islands
Immerse yourself in the wilds of Alaska as you kayak deep into one of Baranof or Chichagof Island’s countless, breathtaking bays. Hear bald eagles call from the tops of towering spruce and hemlock trees as you paddle through these mirror-calm waters. In the afternoon, hear the stories of this ancient rain forest on an adventurous hike with your naturalist guide.
DAY 3: Lynn Canal
At the northern limit of Alaska’s Inside Passage, the Lynn Canal offers ample opportunity for active exploration. Spend today hiking and kayaking in the shadows of snow-capped peaks where the mighty Chilkat River meets the sea. Experience an Alaskan evening as the locals do in the small town of Haines.
DAY 4: Haines
Haines is known as the “adventure capital of Alaska” for some very good reasons. Adventurous spirits can choose from world class hikes; cycle along the edge of a glacial lake or rraft down the Chilkat River before visiting the ancient Chilkat Tlingit village of Klukwan for a dance demonstration and cultural interpretation.
DAY 5: Tracy Arm – Fords Terror Wilderness
Enter Tracy or Endicott Arm, part of the Fords Terror Wilderness, the glacially carved wilderness before setting out to explore by expedition landing craft for a view of South Sawyer or Dawes Glaciers. If conditions permit, hop into one of our kayaks to paddle along fjord walls and see curious harbor seals trailing your wake.
DAY 6: Juneau
Disembark in downtown Juneau and transfer to the airport for flights home.