Alaska British Columbia – Epic Wilderness Expedition (Itinerary 2)
Duration: 16 days
Ship: MS Roald Amundsen
May 17, 2020
Price from: $ 5,727 per personCheck prices and availability Request a quote
- Follow the Inside Passage from British Columbia to the mountains of Alaska
- Great opportunities to spot whales and rich wildlife
- Discover the cultural diversity of Pacific Northwest coast
- Experience the northernmost rainforest in the world
- Day 1 Vancouver - Embarkation
- Day 2 At sea
- Day 3 Ketchikan, Alaska
- Day 4 Sitka
- Day 5 Haines
- Day 6 Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm
- Day 7 Juneau
- Day 8 Icy Strait Point
- Day 9 Petersburg
- Day 10 Wrangell
- Day 11 Misty Fjords National Monument
- Day 12 Prince Rupert
- Day 13 Butedale - Cruising through the British Columbia Inside Passage
- Day 14 Alert Bay
- Day 15 Vancouver
- Day 16 Vancouver
Alaskan Lumberjack show (1hr)
Learn about Alaska's rich logging history through displays of strength and agility, action, excitement and laughter! World champion lumberjacks compete in 12 athletic events utilizing axes, razor sharp saws and powerful chainsaws. Your cheers will turn to roars of excitement as axes fly, men fall from tall trees, and then run atop spinning logs floating in the water.
IncludedKetchikan - Alaskan Lumberjack ShowLearn about Alaska's rich logging history through displays of strength and agility, action, excitement and laughter!
Ketchikan – Eagles, Raptors & Rainforest ExperienceJoin us for a guided rainforest trail walk to search for wildlife and experience a new presentation and exhibit about raptors, including a close encounter with a live bald eagle.
Ketchikan - Potlatch City Tour with Totem Bight State ParkExperience sightseeing in the beautiful coastal community of Ketchikan on a day tour complete with historic sites and city highlights.
Ketchikan Historic Walking TourGain a unique understanding of Ketchikan and its Tlingit culture on this guided walking tour of Alaska’s ‘First City’.
Ketchikan - Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's TourStep aboard a ship with a fascinating and colorful history as a commercial crab fishing boat and hear about the amazing world of Alaskan crab fishing.
Ketchikan – Alaskan Fishing & Wilderness DiningExperience the thrill of fishing in Alaskan waters before dining on your catch of the day!
Alaska Raptor Centre (45 mins)
Join us on a visit to the Alaska Raptor Center, which rehabilitates injured bald eagles and other birds of prey. See the 24 ‘raptors-in-residence’, including bald and golden eagles, hawks, falcons and owls, and learn about their habitats and how they came to be permanent residents at the Center.
IncludedSitka - Alaska Raptor CentreJoin us on a visit to the Alaska Raptor Center, which rehabilitates injured bald eagles and other birds of prey
Sitka Cultural DiscoveryExplore the historical highlights and heritage of Sitka, a former Russian capital city, on a unique, fully-narrated sightseeing journey that includes a tour through Sitka National Park and folk dancing presentation.
Sitka - Sea Otter, Raptors & BearsThis unforgettable tour provides the opportunity to experience all three of Sitka’s most popular wildlife viewing experiences.
Sitka - Wildlife Quest and Fin Island LodgeThe ultimate Alaska experience begins as soon as you board this expedition vessel in Sitka. Experience a magnificent scenic cruise followed by a delicious Alaskan feast!
Sitka – Alaska Zodiac Adventure & Fin Island LodgeExplore the waters and islands surrounding Sitka in a Zodiac and get a taste of real Alaska adventure before indulging a true Alaskan feast!
Sitka Kayak AdventureEnjoy a fully guided kayaking adventure exploring Sitka Sound’s spectacular scenery and marine life.
Fort Seward Town package (1-2hrs)
Discover Fort Seward and the town of Haines at your leisure. Guides will be stationed at strategic points to present you with the history and culture. Wander with a map of the fort highlighting such interesting sites as the old barracks building, salmon smokehouse, Alaska Indian Arts, the old hospital building, Officers Row and the fire station.
IncludedHaines - Fort Seward Town packageDiscover Fort Seward and the town of Haines at your leisure
Haines – Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve FloatFloat on a river raft through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve while enjoying spectacular scenery and watching for wildlife.
Haines – Klukwan Native Culture ExperienceExperience the native culture of the Tlingit people and the Chilkat Valley on this unique visit to the ancient village of Klukwan.
Haines – Last Frontier ATV AdventureExperience the thrill of driving Kawasaki and Arctic Cat all-terrain vehicles into the Alaskan wilderness.
Haines – Kelgaya Point HikeNature lovers will thrill at this opportunity to discover and explore one of south-east Alaska’s most pristine natural environments.
Alaska State Museum Visit (1-3hrs)
Explore the recently renovated Alaska State Museum for a unique view of Alaska’s history and diverse cultures. Discover the vast collection of Alaska Native materials, fine art, and items related to mining, fishing, forestry, tourism, Russian-American period, and World War II.
IncludedJuneau - Alaska State Museum VisitExplore the recently renovated Alaska State Museum for a unique view of Alaska’s history and diverse cultures
Juneau–Town, Tram and Timberline TrekEnjoy four tours in one! This fully guided trip gives you the best of Juneau`s history with an exclusive downtown tour, ride on an aerial tram and an easy walk in the timberline wilderness atop Mount Roberts.
Juneau – Mendenhall Glacier Guides Choice Trail HikePut on your hiking boots, fill your lungs with fresh air and experience a day of world-class hiking on this Mendenhall Glacier excursion.
Juneau – Discover Alaska's WhalesTake part in an exciting whale-watching safari that additionally gathers and provides scientific data for a university natural history programme.
Juneau – Perseverance Trail HikeWith more miles of trails than roads, Juneau is the place for an adventurous day hike.
Juneau – Helicopter Dog-sledge TourTake a helicopter flightseeing tour and experience dog-sledging on the Herbert Glacier with Alaska Icefield Expeditions.
Juneau – Mendenhall Glacier Viewpoint & Glacier GardensJoin us for an exciting tour to view Mendenhall Glacier and visit beautiful Rainforest Gardens near Juneau.
Cannery Experience (1hr)
Enjoy a nature walk through second-growth forest and a historical tour of the Hoonah Packing Company Cannery. Your guide tells you about the area’s fishing industry, local flora and fauna, and the native Tlingit culture. See a canning line in operation and take home your own can with a special treat inside.
IncludedIcy Strait Point - Cannery ExperienceEnjoy a nature walk through second-growth forest and a historical tour of the Hoonah Packing Company Cannery
Icy Strait Point - Scenic Mountain Ascent & World's Largest ZipRiderTake in sweeping views of Icy Strait and Glacier Bay as you ‘fly’ over the treetops of Icy Strait Point on this thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime ZipRider cable ride descent - the highest in the U.S. at 1,330 feet (405 m) above sea level and 5,330 feet (1,625 m) long. For adventure-seekers only!
Icy Strait Point - Whales, Wildlife & Brown Bear SearchTwo Alaskan wildlife adventures in one! Watch whales as they feed and frolic in the waters of Icy Strait, then look for wildlife and coastal brown bears along the wild Spasski River.
Icy Strait Point - Wilderness HikeA two-mile guided hike leads you through private, Native American-owned land for an up-close wilderness experience in the dense Tongass National Forest. Follow an abandoned logging trail and take in the spectacular panoramic views of Chichagof Island and across to Glacier Bay. Keep your camera at the ready – wildlife abounds!
Ocean Raft AdventureExperience a thrilling wilderness adventure in an open-air, high speed boat that takes you along the rugged coastline in search of wildlife.
Icy Strait Point - Ultimate Helicopter Tour: Wildlife, Wilderness, Tlingit CultureYour pilot chooses the best route on this helicopter tour that searches for whales, bears and other wildlife.
Dock Walk of Petersburg (1hr)
Meet your local guide who is either a commercial fisherperson or someone involved in the fishing industry for a walk through the harbors. During your time on the dock your guide will point out various types of fishing gear and how it is used to successfully harvest some of Alaska's delicious seafood. Learn about what types of seafood is caught and the sustainability of the fisheries in the area.
An underwater video camera will provide the opportunity to see under the dock in hopes of viewing sealife up close, you will be amazed to see what is living just underneath your feet! During your walk you may even hear a story or two from the fishermen preparing their boats.
IncludedPetersburg - Dock Walk of PetersburgMeet your local guide who is either a commercial fisherperson or someone involved in the fishing industry for a walk through the harbors
City Creek Trail HikeJoin us on the City Creek Trail Tour through Alaska’s ‘Little Norway', which starts at picturesque Hammer’s Slough. We then proceed by motor vehicle past totem poles and along Peterburg’s Main Street to beautiful Sandy Beach.
Rainforest hike Raven's RoostThis two-mile (3.5km) hike on the Raven’s Roost Trail starts at a trailhead near picturesque Hammer’s Slough. During your ride to the trail we drive past totem poles and along Petersburg’s Main Street with its traditional Norwegian rosemaled storefronts.
Le Conte Glacier FlightTake off on a scenic 45-minute flight over spectacular Le Conte Glacier and see some of the most beautiful sights in Southeast Alaska from above.
Sons of NorwayJoin us on a fascinating tour that explores historic Norwegian culture in Alaska at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Petersburg.
An Alaskan's Day (1-3hr)
Join us and learn what it means to be Alaskan. We drive to a city park with views of the water and surrounding islands, to learn how to cook (and taste) local seafood on a fire pit. Your hosts tell stories about Wrangell’s fishing industry, its history and what it’s like living here today.
Local hosts include people from various backgrounds representing their unique perspective of culture, traditional occupations with local skills, and more. Occasional humpback whales, Orca, seals and more frolic in the channel and tidal creatures play in several tide pools ready to be explored along the beach.
IncludedWrangell - An Alaskan's DayJoin us and learn what it means to be Alaskan
Wrangell – Tongass Botanical Forest WalkExplore the botanical bounty that the Tongass Rainforest has provided both its two and four-legged inhabitants for thousands of years.
Wrangell – Wrangell HighlightsDiscover the highlights of a genuine Alaska town. See its colourful history and native culture come to life while visiting the Wrangell Museum, Petroglyph Beach and Kiks Adi Totem Park.
Wrangell – Stikini River & Wilderness Glacier Lake by Jet BoatVisit one of the last truly wild rivers in North America. The Stikine River runs directly through Alaska’s nearly one-half million-acre Stikine LeConte’ Wilderness area.
Wrangell – Coastal CanoeJoin us on an exciting adventure in traditional Native Alaskan canoes along the coastline of Wrangell Harbor.
Wrangell – Rainforest Jet Boat and HikeJoin us for an exciting combination of water adventure and hiking experience.
Cultural Dance Performance (1hr)
Enjoy traditional Kwakwaka'wakw dances and performances by the Tʼsasała Dance Group, made up of various tribes and language groups. The next generation of Kwakwa̱k̕a̱'wakw will share their culture to educate the world about their ancient songs, dances, teachings and values. These teachings are still being passed on today to the children of T'sasała.
Witness the dances of the T̕seka, the red cedar bark ceremony as well as traditional dances connecting to land, sky, and sea. The T̕seka will be followed by the T̕ła'sala ceremony - peace dances then finally the A̱mlala or fun dances were you will get a chance to join in.
IncludedAlert Bay - Cultural Dance PerformanceEnjoy traditional Kwakwaka'wakw dances and performances by the Tʼsasała Dance Group, made up of various tribes and language groups
Breakfast at hotel and the end of your cruise adventure. We recommend booking an optional post-cruise Land Adventure to extend your experience in this wonderful part of the world.
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MS Roald Amundsen
|Passenger capacity||530 (500 in Antarctica)|
|Gross tonnage||20 889 T|
In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.
Some expedition cruises may include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.
Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.
Ketchikan - Alaskan Lumberjack Show
Ketchikan - Potlatch City Tour with Totem Bight State Park
Ketchikan - Ketchikan Historic Walking Tour
Ketchikan - Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour
Ketchikan – Alaskan Fishing & Wilderness Dining
Ketchikan – Eagles, Raptors & Rainforest Experience
Sitka - Alaska Raptor Centre
Sitka - Sitka Cultural Discovery
Sitka - Sea Otter, Raptors & Bears
Sitka - Wildlife Quest and Fin Island Lodge
Sitka – Alaska Zodiac Adventure & Fin Island Lodge
Sitka Kayak Adventure
Haines - Fort Seward Town package
Haines – Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Float
Haines – Klukwan Native Culture Experience
Haines – Last Frontier ATV Adventure
Haines – Kelgaya Point Hike
Juneau - Alaska State Museum Visit
Juneau–Town, Tram and Timberline Trek
Juneau – Mendenhall Glacier Guides Choice Trail Hike
Juneau – Discover Alaska's Whales
Juneau – Perseverance Trail Hike
Juneau – Helicopter Dog-sledge Tour
Juneau – Mendenhall Glacier Viewpoint & Glacier Gardens
Icy Strait Point - Cannery Experience
Icy Strait Point - Scenic Mountain Ascent & World's Largest ZipRider
Icy Strait Point - Whales, Wildlife & Brown Bear Search
Icy Strait Point - Wilderness Hike
Icy Strait Point - Ocean Raft Adventure
Icy Strait Point - Ultimate Helicopter Tour: Wildlife, Wilderness, Tlingit Culture
Petersburg - Dock Walk of Petersburg
Petersburg - City Creek Trail Hike
Petersburg - Rainforest hike Raven's Roost
Petersburg - Le Conte Glacier Flight
Petersburg - Sons of Norway
Wrangell - An Alaskan's Day
Wrangell – Tongass Botanical Forest Walk
Wrangell – Wrangell Highlights
Wrangell – Stikini River & Wilderness Glacier Lake by Jet Boat
Wrangell – Coastal Canoe
Wrangell – Rainforest Jet Boat and Hike
Alert Bay - Cultural Dance Performance
Alert Bay - Island Totem Poles & U’mista Tour
Extend Your Cruise
Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-Program before or after your expedition cruise.
Rocky Mountaineer and Vancouver: Pre-Programme
Vancouver: Pre-Cruise Land Adventure
Whistler & Sea to Sky Gondola: Post-Excursion
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