Alaska and British Columbia – Inside Passage, Bears and Aleutian Islands (Northbound)

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Departure Dates
July 7 and August 8, 2022
18 days

Experience the great North American wilderness

  • 18-day expedition cruise from Vancouver, Canada to Alaska, US, taking in spectacular scenery, diverse cultures and neolithic history.

  • Scout for bears in Katmai National Park and Kodiak Island, and look out for whales, seals, sea otters and rare birds like the Red-legged Kittiwake.

  • Discover the untouched scenery, fascinating history and wild atmosphere of the remote, isolated islands of St Paul and St Matthew.

Wild Alaska

Discover the pristine coastal wilderness in Misty Fjords National Monument and visit remote islands on this extraordinary expedition cruise. Look out for black and brown bears in the famous Kodiak Island and Katmai National Park, and scout for whales, fur seals and rare seabirds.

Fascinating heritage

Encounter indigenous Tlingit and Aleut cultures, hunt for petroglyphs in Wrangell and follow in the footsteps of gold prospectors and explorers. Visit the picturesque ghost town of Unga and uncover ancient stories on mossy totem poles at Chief Shakes Tribal House.

What's Included



Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Day 1

A taste of Vancouver

Day 2

Canada's Inside Passage

Day 3

Beautiful Misty Fjords

Day 4

Wrangell's Petroglyphs

Day 5

Blended cultures of Sitka

Day 6

The glaciers of Icy Bay

Day 7

Across the Gulf of Alaska

Day 8

Kodiak's brown bears

Day 9

Grizzly bears in Katmai

Day 10

Fishing town of Chignik

Day 11

The ghost town of Unga

Day 12

Discover Dutch Harbor

Day 13

Learning and leisure

Day 14

Aleut life in St Paul

Day 15

Wild St Matthew

Day 16

Crossing the Bering Sea

Day 17

No place like Nome

Day 18

Back to Vancouver

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Activities

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Programme

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.

Young Explorers Programme

Welcome all young explorers


Alaska and British Columbia – Inside Passage, Bears and Aleutian Islands (Northbound)