Alaska’s Inside Passage Dates & Rates
dates & prices
Alaska's Inside Passage (ALK03)
|Alaska's Inside Passage (ALK03)||20-May-16 to 31-May-16|
Alaska’s Inside Passage - 2016
Explore vibrant Seattle before meeting fellow expeditioners at Sea-Tac Airport then flying to Juneau, Alaska’s capital. Next morning is at your leisure, but we recommend the Admiralty Island Pack Creek Bear Tour (see below) before boarding Wilderness Explorer in the afternoon for departure.
A winding fjord, waterfalls and glimpses of Rocky Mountain goats, lead us through Tracy Arm Wilderness to Sawyer Glaciers, where huge icebergs calve. Watch for bears, wolves, deer, Arctic terns and red-breasted mergansers, then move to Frederick Sound, alive with humpbacks spouting, fluking and breaching; and orcas and Steller’s sea lions. In Endicott Arm, ice-laden granite peaks, calving ice from the Dawes Glacier and seals on bergy bits feature, and if tides allow, we explore narrow Ford’s Terror.
At Thomas Bay, trek through scenic rainforest or paddle the surreal blue meltwater of Patterson Glacier, and learn of the area’s mythical, shape-shifting creatures called Kushtaka.
Enter a wonderland carved by mighty glaciers, ridged by moraines and decorated by muskegs (Arctic bogs rich in Arctic life). We watch for orcas in the Wrangell Narrows and the next day, visit Wrangell, home to the Tlingit and Haida people. We enjoy the town’s many totem poles and cultural presentations at historic Chief Shakes Tribal House.
Wake up surrounded by pristine Tongass National Forest and hike to El Capitan Cave, largest in Alaska. On Prince of Wales Island, keep watch for bears, deer and eagles. Offshore we kayak and paddle board, sharing the sea with harbour seals, humpbacks and orcas. Next day we may visit Kasaan, a traditional Haida village, and enjoy marine life and easy treks in Behm Canal.
Enter Misty Fjords National Monument, searching thousand-metre granite cliffs for seabirds, eagles and mountain goats. Kayak through Walker Cover or Rudyerd Bay, soaking in the 'Yosemite of the North'. After breakfast next day, we disembark in Ketchikan for airport transfer, Seattle flight and trip’s end.
|12 Days||20-May-16 to 31-May-16||Activities in Alaska|
How to Prepare
To ensure you have an enjoyable and safe expedition we have developed some import pre-departure information to help you prepare for your voyage. We strongly recommend you download the documents below and read carefully. Our reservation staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Before you depart for your expedition we will send you a detailed pack including your itinerary, travel documents and any other essential information relevant to your voyage.
Is your passport valid?
Your passport will be required to have validity that will extend to six months after the date of your return.
Your visa arrangements are your responsibility. Please contact our reservations staff for assistance, or if you are unsure if you require a visa.
Aurora Expeditions require that you take out a personal travel insurance policy, including emergency evacuation, to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage and personal belongings, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, and cancellation.
Aurora Expeditions recommend SureSave travel insurance. To arrange your travel insurance please contact your Reservation Consultant or travel agent.
If you take out an alternative policy, you should check that it provide adequate coverage as above. Please advise Aurora Expeditions of your policy details on your Personal Details Form.
Emergency contact details
So that you can be contacted in the case of an emergency, remember to provide your family or friends with a copy of your travel documents as well as Aurora Expeditions’ and your Ship’s contact numbers.
Remember to pack any valuables or essential items such as medication in your hand luggage to avoid issues in the case of lost baggage.
How to Book
If you are interested in an Aurora Expeditions voyage, please contact our sales team to check availability.
Either email an expert here or call our experienced consultants direct on + 61 2 9252 1033 or 1800 637 688 (Freecall within Australia).
Complete a booking form
Once availability is confirmed, please download, print and complete the booking form. Please return it to us, along with your deposit to secure your berth. Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions of contract before sending us your signed booking form.
Terms & Conditions
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Preparation for your voyage
On receipt of the booking form, we will contact you to confirm your booking and our reservations staff will send you a comprehensive pre-departure kit. This kit will contain all necessary pre-departure information including visa information, insurance information, a medical and personal details form, comprehensive gear list and information tailored to your voyage.
Aurora Expeditions - Your Personal Travel Agent
Aurora Expeditions is a licensed travel agent. Our experienced reservations consultants all have specialised expertise on the destinations we travel to. Each voyage has a dedicated travel expert solely working on developing dynamic itineraries for our passengers. Contact our reservations team and allow us to create a personal itinerary to compliment your voyage, including airfares, accommodation, travel insurance and pre and post voyage travel options.
We look forward to assisting you with your journey of a lifetime.
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