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

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Departure date
July 2, 2023
18 days

An unforgettable cruise across the great North American wilderness

  • 18-day cruise from Vancouver to Alaska via the Aleutian Islands and Misty Fjords, taking in wondrous scenery, diverse cultures and neolithic history.

  • Discover remarkable wildlife havens, and scout for Alaskan bears and whales, as you journey to Kodiak Island, and the remote St Paul and St Matthew.

  • Follow in the footsteps of gold prospectors and explorers as we encounter indigenous Tlingit and Aleut cultures on this epic North American adventure.

Inside Passage from Canada

From Vancouver, we visit the pristine mountains and waterfalls of Misty Fjords before seeking out totem poles and petroglyphs in Wrangell. Then to Sitka and Icy Bay hoping to see seals relaxing on icebergs.

Around the Aleutian Islands

Look out for black and brown bears as we tour Alaska’s Kodiak Islands and Katmai National Park, then to the fishing village of Chignik and abandoned Unga. After Dutch Harbor – and the spectacular seal and bird colonies of St Paul Island – we reach Gold-Rush-era Nome.

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

Vibrant Vancouver

Day 2

Vancouver city tour

Day 3

Canada's Inside Passage

Day 4

Beautiful Misty Fjords

Day 5

Wrangell's Petroglyphs

Day 6

Blended cultures of Sitka

Day 7

The glaciers of Icy Bay

Day 8

Across the Gulf of Alaska

Day 9

Kodiak's brown bears

Day 10

Grizzly bears in Katmai

Day 11

Fishing town of Chignik

Day 12

The ghost town of Unga

Day 13

Learning and leisure

Scan for amazing birdlife like the red-legged kittiwake.

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)