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Alaska's Inside Passage

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£5,140
Journey Type
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Time of Year
Jun - Aug
Cities & Landmarks
Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, Anchorage, Inside Passage, Hubbard Glacier, Kenai Fjords, Vancouver
Inside Passage Alaska Cruise
Inside Passage Alaska

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

All-included shore excursions feature choices to personalize your cruise and explore Alaska your way, including opportunities to get close to Alaska’s wildlife by land and sea such as a unique wildlife safari, a visit to a sled dog camp and a trip aboard a very special railroad.

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

All-included – Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at £1,590 featuring choices to personalize your cruise and explore Alaska your way

 

Two of the more unique shore excursions are a “Dungeness Crab” experience where you learn about, and pull up, the Dungeness crabs (with a little help from volunteers) – and a kayaking adventure to observe wildlife in natural surroundings

 

On a special sea otter and wildlife cruise from Sitka, look for sea otters, whales, sea lions, porpoises, harbor seals, brown bears, blacktail deer, bald eagles and a variety of marine birds from the boat’s expansive topside observation deck

 

Spend one night at a premier hotel in the heart of Vancouver with city sightseeing – and one night in Anchorage including an excursion introducing you to Kenai Fjords National Park

 

 

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Cultural journeys and expeditions

Cruise through Alaska's legendary Inside Passage surrounded by some of the most dramatic and wildlife-rich scenery on Earth; a perfect combination of natural and cultural history...

Be at one with nature as you cruise the Inside Passage, surrounded by some of the most dramatic and wildlife-rich scenery on Earth – a cruise that is a perfect combination of natural and cultural history. Snow-crowned mountains, glacier-carved fjords, and lush green rainforests contribute to the feeling of being both uplifted and humbled by larger-than-life wilderness as far as the eye can see. There is always the possibility for wildlife spotting – humpback whales, eagles, orcas, harbour seals – and perhaps puffins, sea otters, the ever-elusive bears or the ever-moving salmon. Life under the sea reigns supreme while on the sea, fjords strewn with glacier chunks appear in shades of blue and white. When you cruise through the Inside Passage, you’ll soon understand why Alaska’s state flower is the forget-me-not – because once experienced, this majestic state and its unique treasure trove of wildlife, landscapes, and rich multicultural heritage are truly unforgettable. Travel through awe-inspiring ice-capped waters and enjoy a choice of shore excursions on land, all included, to discover Alaska your way. Kayak to Eagle Island – take a scenic rail journey and streetcar tour – meet both musher and dogs on a sled dog experience – go on a wilderness safari in Glacier Point by boat, canoe, and a one-mile hike – explore a Gold Rush city to glean its historic past, a traditional Tlingit village to learn about its heritage, and the fishing town of Sitka to glean past and present. Alaska’s Inside Passage – truly unlike anywhere else on the planet. Read Less

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Discover Alaska's wildlife

Encountering the incredible wildlife of Alaska as you cruise the Inside Passage

You are one with nature as you cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage… through a larger-than-life wilderness capped by snow-crowned mountains, glacier-carved fjords, and lush green forests... encountering the most remarkable array of wildlife anywhere in the US – including humpback whales, bald eagles, orcas, seals, puffins, salmon, porpoises, sea lions… beaver, moose, grizzly bears, caribou, bison… elk, musk oxen, coyotes and more…

Cruising Alaska's fjords

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Dramatic scenery all around you as you cruise Alaska's fjords

Named in honor of 1890s US Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin Tracy, Alaska's Tracy Arm Fjord near Juneau is one of two deep, narrow fjords featuring dramatic, glacier-hewn landscapes dominated by sheer cliffs, towering waterfalls, and massive chunks of ice calved from the glacier at the head of the fjord, sparkling in an array of blues and whites. In contrast, Endicott Arm fjord, named in honor of a naval crewman dating back to 1899, marks the southern edge of the Fords Terror Wilderness Area, a 30-mile-long stretch surrounded by granite cliffs, mountain valleys and waterfalls alongside drifting glaciers, deep blue waters and the spectacular Dawes Glacier standing over 600 ft. tall and a half-mile wide. Both Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm fjords make for quite a show during your Inside Passage cruise... so be sure to have your camera ready and your eyes peeled for wildlife!

Wildlife Cruise

Sitka, Alaska

Sea Otter & Wildlife Cruise

A 3-hour cruise in Sitka provides a remarkable opportunity to observe sea otters, whales, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals, brown bears, blacktail deer, bald eagles and a variety of marine birds, with commentary from an onboard naturalist explaining the workings of this remarkable ecosystem. The waterjet-driven tour vessel has been designed to navigate Southeast Alaska’s narrow island passages, allowing for wildlife viewing at close range.

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Vista Suite

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Reviews (4)

It was a wonderful trip on a beautiful ship. The Alaskan scenery was amazing. Our guides were terrific!

Most Memorable Moment:

Taking the Zodiac to the glacier was something I will never forget.


L'Austral Captain and Crew were excellent, they where friendly and worked hard to please. Captain went the extra mile to please us, putting Zodiacs in the water S-o we Could get closer to the Glacia's edge. He Also took us thru Wrangels Narrows so we can view up Close the land on Both port and starboard, this is not normally done by a tour boat.

Most Memorable Moment:

The views, the 18 hours of light, the wildlife, riverrafting and the interesting towns that we stopped at. The Tauck Directors where Wonderful and always available . The Naturalist is Taucks answer to Rick Steeves, he was excellent and very personable. The three of them where a compliment to Taucks efforts, thank You.


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