Lindblad Expeditions: National Geographic Sea Bird

 

5-night Wild Alaska Escape – Sitka to Juneau Cruise from $4420


 

The public areas of this ship include: Lounge with bar and facilities for films, slide shows and lectures; Library; Sun Deck with chairs; Outside Deck area for viewing the magnificent scenery. Their "open Bridge" policy allows you to meet officers and crew. Meals are served in the Dining Room in one unhurried seating with fine views through panoramic windows. Breakfast is a wide selection buffet and lunch is often served family style.

Thanks to our sturdy fleet of expedition landing crafts and virtually untippable kayaks, you can be off the ship and out exploring within a moment's notice. Launch your kayak from a picturesque beach, hike with our naturalists into the rain forest or walk easily along a sandy dune. During your time with us, our expedition staff likes nothing better than to surprise and delight you by directing the ship toward breaching whales, bow-riding dolphins or into an alluring cove.

Our seasoned crew consists of expert expedition landing craft drivers and considerate service providers. Their energy, enthusiasm and field expertise are sure to enhance your experience. The open Bridge policy allows guests to meet and talk to the officers and crew. This is what expedition travel is all about: not just seeing wildness, but being out there, in it.

 

 

Itinerary

Destination

Arrival

Departure

Juneau

8/10/2020

8/10/2020

Juneau is one of America's most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. Once part of Alaska's Gold Rush, the city boasts natural and manmade attractions. Downtown is filled with many vibrant buildings, including must-see St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, which houses artwork and artifacts dating back to the 18th century. From the bright mural in Marine Park to the carvings in House of Wickersham, downtown is filled with Alaska's own unique brand of culture and architecture. Often hailed as Juneau's most impressive sight, nearby Mendenhall Glacier is approximately 12 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. See the glacier on a float trip or a "flightseeing" adventure, or hike up one of its trails for a closer inspection. For a bird's-eye view, the Mt. Roberts Tramway offers a short, six-minute trek to the top of Mt. Roberts, 1800 feet above the city. If wildlife is your passion, scenic Admiralty Island has the world's highest concentration of brown bears.

Suggested Private Excursions

Juneau: Private Guided Brown Bear Viewing at Pack Creek - (6 hours)

Juneau: Alpine Zipline Adventure - (3 hours, 45 mins)

Juneau: Private Whales & Wilderness Exploration - (4 hours)

Juneau: Fortress of the Bears Kayak (8-hours)

Juneau: Private Dog Sled Tour - (3 hours 10 mins)

Juneau: Private Fly-out Fly Fishing - (5.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Mendenhall Glacier Trek & Climb - (7.5 hours)

Juneau: Helicopter Glacer Trek - (4 hours 15 minutes)

Juneau: Private Helicopter Glacier Walkabout - (3 hours, 15 minutes)

Juneau: Brown Bear Wildlife Viewing - (5-hours)

Juneau: Private Juneau Highlights - (4 hours)

Juneau: Private Taku Lodge Feast & 5-Glacier Seaplane Discovery - (3.3 hours)

Juneau: Private Alaska's Whales, Glaciers, & Rainforest Trails Exploration - (5 hours)

Juneau: Private Dogsled Tour with Extra Glacier Landing - (3 hours and 40 mins)

Juneau: Private Taku Glacier Helicopter & Airboat Adventure - (3.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Paddle with Whales - Kayak Adventure (6 hours)

Juneau: A Tour with Taste (2.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Sport Fishing for Salmon (7 hours)

Juneau: Private Icefield Excursion (2.5 hours)

Juneau: Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari (5 hours)

Juneau: Juneau Hiking (4 hours)

Juneau: Private Kayak Paddle & Trek (8-hours)

Juneau: Private Glacier Trek (9-hours)

Juneau: Private Luxury Whale Watch (4-hours)

 

Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness

8/11/2020

8/11/2020

No information currently available.

Haines

8/12/2020

8/12/2020

Alaska's heritage comes alive in the handcrafted artistry of the Tlingit Indians and in the lively performances of the Chilkat Dancers, with their brightly painted tribal masks. Get a glimpse of the town’s gold-rush history in local museums. Visit the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve—Haines boasts the world’s largest concentration of the magnificent birds, drawn to the area by the salmon-rich waters. Take a boat trip on Lake Chilkoot or a glacier country flightseeing trip.

Icy Strait

8/13/2020

8/13/2020

Visit the waters of the Icy Strait area in the summer and there’s a good chance of seeing endangered humpback whales and other mammals gorging themselves on their annual northern feast of plankton. Each year in late spring to early summer, an extraordinary bloom of plant plankton occurs for about two weeks. Animal plankton, starfish, sea urchins, worms and clams feast on the plankton, and many of these species time their reproduction to occur at the height of the plankton concentration. Vast shoals of small fish, including herring and capelin, are drawn to the animal plankton, and salmon, birds, and marine mammals such as sea lions and seals join in the feast, feeding on the profusion of small fish. The terrestrial plant communities of the Icy Strait area are also an important component of the area’s biological diversity, and the site is one of the best places in the world to study how plants return to a landscape after glacial retreat.

Inian Islands

8/13/2020

8/13/2020

No information currently available.

Baranof Island

8/14/2020

8/14/2020

No information currently available.

Sitka

8/15/2020

8/15/2020

Resting between snowcapped mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Sitka is one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Alaska and the biggest city in America - encircling 4,710 square miles on Baranof Island. No symbol shows Russian influence more than the landmark St. Michael's Cathedral. Original artifacts and icons, including the Sitka Madonna, were saved from fire and are on display. Visit Castle Hill, once site of a two-story log mansion known as Baranof's Castle, which overlooked Sitka Sound during the town's fur trading days. Only stone walls and mounted cannons remain from Russia's bloody battles against native Tlingit. Sitka National Historical Park offers information and artifacts relating to the Tlingits, including totem poles as a chronicle of early life on this fertile ground. Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center cares for as many as a dozen bald eagles and other birds at a time. The facility caters to rare wildlife recovering from injuries incurred in the wild. Among the more popular trails is Indian River Trail, which parallels a salmon stream, and the three-mile-long Gaven Hill Trail.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sitka: Private Marine Wildlife Tour - (4 hours)

Sitka: Private Flavour of Sitka Sound (2 hours)

Sitka: Private Ocean and Forest Tour - (6 hours)

Sitka: Private Know Alaska Experience - (1.5-hours)

Sitka: Private Island Paddle and Lost Fort Trek - (3.5 hours)

Sitka: Private Sitka Sound Paddle and Cruise - (4.5 hours)

Sitka: Best of Sitka Highlights - (3.5-hours)

Sitka: Wild Coast Paddle and Cruise (8 Hours)

 

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

 

 

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Oceanview

Cruise Only Price

 

01 - Double with Window

$4420

02 - Double with Window

$5140

03 - Double with Window

$6170

 

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Departure Date: 8/10/2020
Number of Nights: 5
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 5-nights accommodations
  • All meals aboard ship
  • And more
Available Addons:

Optional roundtrip airfare
Optional pre or post cruise nights

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1345694

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