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Alaska Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Walk/Hike
Kayak
Stand-Up Paddleboard

Bears & Glaciers of the Inside Passage

From $8,898 - $11,698 pp dbl. occ. | 8 days / 7 nights

(+$6,500 to $8,400 for sgl. occ.)
Plus $300 pp port fees.

They call it the Inside Passage, but the beauty is all outdoors. You'll notice it as you kayak through icy glacial narrows and hike in forests of hemlock and spruce. It'll move you as our ship glides into a hidden cove to anchor for the night under the midnight sun. It's in the moment you first spot a brown bear ambling along shore or a humpback whale breaching in Frederick Sound. The beauty here is unlike anywhere else on Earth. This is the Alaska you've dreamed of.

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Highlights

  • Travel ashore to hear the enduring legends of the native Tlingit—People of the Tides—in the historic village of Kake
  • Tramp through grassy bogs on Kuiu Island, then soak beneath the stars in the ship's on-deck hot tub
  • Explore the "Fortress of the Bears"—Admiralty Island—to search for these majestic creatures with your guides
  • Paddle a kayak among translucent green- and blue-hued icebergs in a glacier-carved fjord
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Itinerary

Day 1 Get to know Petersburg on a walk through town this afternoon before embarking on the Safari Quest | Don't miss the Norwegian rosemaling (painted decoration) that adorns storefronts and houses | This evening set sail into whale-loving Frederick Sound and celebrate the start of your adventure with a champagne toast.

Day 2 Meet the indigenous Tlingit and hear their ancient legends | See one of the tallest totem poles in the world, carved from a single tree | Kayak amid the fingerling islets and passageways of Keku Strait | Discover sea life clinging to rocks on a tidal zone stroll.

Day 3 Hike through the largest temperate rain forest in the world | Discover muskeg, a bog- like habitat unique to Southeastern Alaska | Cruise through Chatham Strait to Tebenkof Bay, the traditional salmon-rich fishing waters of the Tlingit | Paddleboard amid floating sea otters on the western shore of Kuiu Island.

Day 4 Voyage along a glacier-carved fjord with 2,500-foot-high granite walls | Look for the brown spots moving in the greenery—Baranof Island is a hot spot for bears | Paddle among little-known inlets prime for exploration | Bushwhack through coastal forests of hemlock and spruce.

Day 5 Have your camera ready? You're in the best humpback whale-viewing waters in North America! | Follow the birds to see where the whales are feeding—they don't want to miss the leftovers | Take in the view of the snow-covered Coast Range Mountains.

Day 6 Welcome to Admiralty Island, a place the Tlingit call Kootznoowoo or “Fortress of the Bear” |  Guided hiking, kayaking or exploring by skiff reveal why this widespread wilderness is home to such a large bear population.

Days 7-8 Behold LeConte Glacier, the southernmost active tidewater glacier in North America | Listen for the unmistakable sounds of icebergs calving into the fjord | Walk along the shore and spot harbor seals and their pups taking refuge in the bay | Savor your final morning with your fellow travelers | Return to  Petersburg.

Please note: Due to the multiple stateroom options available on this trip, reservations can only be made by contacting one of our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848 or via email.

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Prices

From $8,898 - $11,698 pp dbl. occ.
8 days / 7 nights

(+$6,500 to $8,400 for sgl. occ.)
Plus $300 pp port fees.

Premiere Ship

UnCruise Ship

Safari Quest (7 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-2

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Alaska

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Premiere Ship

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

UnCruise Ship

Safari Quest (7 nights)

An intimate 22-passenger boutique yacht renovated for Inside Passage voyages and with an unmatched capacity for agile navigation into remote inlets and coves.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-2

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 7 dinners, 6 lunches

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Why Travel with Backroads in Alaska

The Best Leaders in Alaska

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Alaska, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Alaska with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Alaska that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

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