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

Departure date
18 days

Discover incredible Alaskan wildlife and scenery

  • 18-day expedition cruise from Canada to Alaska. Fly from Vancouver to Nome, then join MS Roald Amundsen to discover the Aleutian Islands and Canada's Inside Passage.

  • Explore the wild landscapes of the starkly beautiful tundra, watching for bears in Katmai National Park, Bald Eagles in Chignik and more.

  • Marvel at Alaskan vistas in Misty Fjords, Icy Bay and the Aleutian Islands, and learn more about its indigenous, Russian and gold rush-era heritage.

Isolated Islands in the Bering Sea 

Starting in the Gold-Rush-era town of Nome, we’ll sail south through the Bering Sea. As we make our first two stops on St Lawrence Island and St. Matthew’s Island, you’ll be awe-struck by the peaceful atmosphere of these two isolated places. Spend some time looking for nesting seabirds on the cliffs, like the Tufted Puffin, the Pribilof Sandpiper and even the rare Mckay’s Bunting which breeds exclusively on St. Matthew Island. 

Historic towns of the Inside Passage 

From there, we’ll make our way tothe remote Islands of the Four Mountains, an untouched archipelago in the Aleutian chain. Next, head toDutch Harbour where you can visit the WWII Museum to learn about the history of the harbour during wartime. Leaving this bustling port, we’ll explore the abandoned Unga Village before travelling to Chignik, site of local salmon streams. Where there are salmon, there are often bald eagles looking for a meal, so see how many you can spot. 

Before reaching Kodiak, the largest fishing port in Alaska, we’ll stop off at Katmai National Park. This huge reserve is famed for its bears, which we’ll look out for while we visit. Marvel at the glaciers in Icy Bay as we travel to Sitka and Wrangell, two towns with a blended culture of both Native and Russian influence. Our final stop, Vancouver, marks the end of our journey. 

What's Included


  • One night in a hotel in Vancouver including breakfast before the expedition cruise


  • Flight in economy class from Vancouver to Nome


  • Transfer from hotel to airport in Vancouver before the expedition cruise
  • Transfer from airport to ship in Nome

Route overview

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

A taste of Vancouver

Day 1

No place like Nome

Day 2

Communities of the Bering Sea

Day 3

Wild St Matthew

Day 4

Lectures and Relaxing

Day 5

Volcanic Beauty of the Aleutian Islands

Day 6 - Chuginadak Island, Islands of the Four Mountains, Alaska

Discover Dutch Harbor

Day 7

The ghost town of Unga

Day 8

Fishing town of Chignik

Day 9

Grizzly bears in Katmai

Day 10

Kodiak's brown bears

Day 11

Across the Gulf of Alaska

Day 12

Glaciers of Icy Bay

Day 13

Blended cultures of Sitka

Day 14

Wrangell's Petroglyphs

Day 15

Beautiful Misty Fjords

Day 16

Canada's Inside Passage

Day 17

Back to Vancouver

Day 18

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Programmes

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