Alaska's Inside Passage Overview

Travel the Inside Passage of Alaska and visit Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau and Yukatat. See icebergs, bears and glaciers while cruising from Seattle to Anchorage.

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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Tour the Inside Passage on a cruise through Alaska heading for Anchorage via Juneau.

Sapphire blue waters with frosted icebergs beneath, snow-capped peaks and crystal glaciers ahead – every moment of Alaska's Inside Passage is as spectacular as the next. Carve a path through the ice-sprinkled seas of North America, relaxing on deck while towering ice sculptures pass by like a ghostly spectre. With a mix of cruising and free time on land, this trip is a great way to balance Alaska's glorious coastline with its emerald forests, stunning national parks and heritage towns. So grab a pair of binoculars, pack your hiking boots and get ready to explore Alaska's mind-blowing Inside Passage.

  • Cruise through Alaska's spectacular Inside Passage
  • Spend a night sleeping under the stars
  • Explore the Misty Fjords of Ketchikan
  • Learn about Wrangell's Russian seal-trader heritage
  • Stride out on a hike in Juneau
  • Visit Yukatat's polar surf shop

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Seattle, United States
  • Finish:

    Anchorage, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (3 nts), Motel (9 nts), Overnight ferry (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Ferry, Plane, Taxi, Train
  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1057kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Please note this itinerary is indicative only and is subject to change with the Alaska Marine Highway ferry schedule.

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Days 1-2 Seattle

Begin this adventure in Seattle, a dynamic city that mixes edgy urban culture with hip cafes, quirky galleries and a vibrant live music scene. If you find yourself up early, why not head down to Pike Place Market to grab breakfast and to watch the world go by.

Days 3-5 Ketchikan

Arrive at one of Alaska's most southerly cities, Ketchikan. Explore the Misty Fjords National Monument – an area of steep valleys formed by glaciers and volcanic lava. Enjoy optional activities such as kayaking, visiting the totem museum or a trip to Metlakatla village.

Day 6 Overnight Ferry

Jump aboard the ferry and spend another fabulous night floating through Alaska's Inside Passage.

Day 7 Wrangell

Disembark at Wrangell, once a trading post for Russian fur-seal merchants and one of the state's oldest European settlements. Take the chance to spot bears, eagles, sea lions, harbor seals and whales by taking a boat trip on the Stikine River.

Day 8 Overnight Ferry

You know the drill by now – it's back to the boat for another night of cruising.

Days 9-12 Juneau/Sitka

Arrive in the state capital for three days of free time to explore the city's historical downtown area and numerous hiking trails, and perhaps even the Glacier Bay National Park, which can be reached by plane on a day trip. There's also the chance to check out the Alaska Brewing Company, a side-trip that's guaranteed to put a smile on the face of any serious beer drinker.

Days 13-14 Overnight Ferry

Return to the ferry and enter the Gulf of Alaska.

Days 15-16 Anchorage

Enjoy a free day in Whittier before making the final push to Anchorage, where this Alaskan adventure ends. Why not stay on for a few days after the trip to explore this surprisingly modern city.
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