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Alaska’s Epic Wilderness

Islands, Glaciers & Coastlines by Small Ship

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Alaska’s Epic Wilderness

Luxury Group Travel | 8 Days
  • Uncover Alaska’s glaciers, coastlines, and verdant forests while nimbly maneuvering by 22- or 36-guest small ship
  • Explore by skiff, kayak, paddleboard, and foot on twice-daily excursions
  • Discover the region’s thrilling land based wildlife—eagles and bears in abundance!—alongside expert naturalist guides
  • Encounter the area’s equally magnificent water life: Humpback whales, sea otters, harbor seals, and migrating salmon
  • Get up close to spectacular calving glaciers, floating icebergs, and tumbling waterfalls

As John Muir wrote in Travels to Alaska, “to the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.” Indeed, the blue ice of massive glaciers, shadowy conifer forests filled with moss and ferns, and craggy Pacific coastline combine for an epic wilderness experience.

Each day you’ll step into the landscape: listening for bird calls as you walk through the trees, paddling kayaks as harbor seals frolic, watching for sea otters from a skiff, and peering into tide pools to discover anemones and crabs.

Three awe-inspiring itineraries let you to choose your adventure’s length and location. No matter where you explore, Alaska is sure to cast a spell.

Trip Overview

Glacier views from sea plane, from the boat, and the skiff and kayaks were off the charts.

– Bruce M.

Prince William Sound Explorer

Arrive in Anchorage and journey to Whittier to board the 36-passenger M/V Safari Explorer. Set out on a counterclockwise circumnavigation of Prince William Sound, beginning in the aptly named waters of Icy Bay and then visit a tiny fishing village accessible only by air or water. Spend the next two days discovering magnificent glaciers as well as Unakwik Inlet, a prime spot for kayaking or exploring the coastline by skiff. Complete your journey with a visit to College Fjord and Barry Arm before disembarking in Whittier and transferring to Anchorage.

Alaska's Glacier Country

In Juneau, board the 22-passenger M/V Safari Quest and voyage north through Icy Strait to UNESCO-listed Glacier Bay. Here, puffin surf and fly, blue-ice glaciers calve dramatically into the sea, and bears and mountain goats roam. In the Tongass National Forest, search for black bears and eagles and in the inlets of Chichagof and Kuiu Islands explore waterfalls, tidepools. While navigating Frederick Sound, cross paths with humpback whales and then slip into Ford’s Terror Wilderness area amid tumbling waterfalls and sheer cliffs. After beholding Dawes Glacier, return to Juneau and disembark.

Aleutian Islands Adventure with Kodiak, Katmai & Kenai Wilderness

Arrive in Anchorage and journey to Whittier to board the 36-passenger M/V Safari Explorer. Your cruising journey begins in the glacial wonderland of Kenai Fjords National Park. Continue southwest to Kodiak Island where a multitude of water-based excursions await. Next you experience the four million acre Katmai National Park and Preserve. Steer toward the Aleutian Islands as you head further west, visiting Ugashik National Wildlife Preserve, home of active volcanoes and towering peaks, and Shumagin and Unga islands before reaching Akutan, where active Mount Akutan volcano rises 4,000-feet above the sea. Arrive on Unalaska Island, docking in well off-the-beaten-path Dutch Harbor, the farthest west point of your journey. Return to Anchorage by air.


Optional Extensions

If you have more time we suggest staying at one of our top lodges in Alaska's interior. After disembarking in Juneau, hop a commercial flight to Anchorage and from there you are taken to one of the supremely comfortable and remote wilderness lodges—reachable only by boat or bush plane.

An aerial view of Tutka Bay Lodge, Alaska

Dates & Prices


Departures May–September; contact us for specific cruise dates


8-day Prince Willian Sound Explorer:

From $7,900 per person


8-day Alaska's Glacier Country:

From $8,900 per person


11-day Aleutian Islands Adventure:

From $8,900 per person
based on double occupancy


  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Shore landings, presentations, and activities per the vessel’s daily program
  • Most meals
  • Bottled or filtered water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of an expedition leader, lecturers/naturalists, and support staff during voyage
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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