Wild Alaska Escape: LeConte Bay, Wrangell & the Misty Fjords on National Geographic Sea Bird
Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan
Exploring the southern regions of Southeast Alaska on our expeditions is an unrivalled experience. Navigate narrow channels like Behm and Blake, Walker Cove in Misty Fjords, Eastern Passage and Wrangell Narrows. Discover an authentic Alaska unreachable by big white boats. Lower expedition landing craft to explore places like Hole in The Wall State Marine Park on Prince of Wales Island, and drop kayaks into salmon-studded waters, to trace the rugged, wildlife-rich shorelines of Kupreanof and Kuiu Islands.
This new itinerary offers you a choice of directions—Head out from Ketchikan, Salmon Capital of the World, to Juneau; or from Juneau south to Ketchikan. Or, elect to combine the experience with our northern Wild Alaska Escape itinerary and double the sights, sightings and wildness.
- Cruise from Ketchikan to Juneau and sail deep into the fjords and narrow, wildlife rich channels
- Encounter abundant and varied wildlife and spend time observing them
- Experience the surprisingly colorful undersea through video shot by our undersea specialist
- Kayak amid glacial ice, and by special permission hike in the Tongass National Forest
- Explore Misty Fjords National Monument
Before they built the National Geographic Venture and Quest, U.S. shipbuilder Nichols Brothers built the twin ships National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion. Nimble, reliable and intimately scaled, they both continue to sail the waters of the west coast of North America and Central America.
Sea Bird accommodates just 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. Her inviting public spaces foster a sense of shipboard life where everyone is integral to the adventure, engendering a rewarding sense of community and esprit du corps. National Geographic writer Andrew Evans called Sea Lion the “closest thing to Cousteau’s Calypso” he’s ever had the pleasure to be on.
With a shallow draft and small size, she can easily reach places inaccessible to larger ships. She can venture into fast-moving channels where whales come to feed, transit a series of locks in the Pacific Northwest, nose up to waterfalls in secluded coves, and sail into protected anchorages in small bays perfect for snorkeling and kayaking.
Lindblad Expeditions goes to the most amazing places on the planet—40+ geographies in all. And they’ve planted a flag in many of them, deeply committing to remote wild places—like South Georgia and the Falklands; Patagonia, where they opened up Staten Island, ‘the island at the end of the world,’ for eco-tourism; and remote and beautiful regions of Polynesia, including the Marquesas Islands where few go.
Teams that do whatever it take ...