A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii on National Geographic Sea Bird
A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii
Extraordinary wildness plus the opportunity to visit Haida Gwaii
Embark on a 15-day adventure between Sitka, Alaska, and Seattle, Washington exploring three of the most appealing wild regions in the Pacific Northwest: Alaska’s Inside Passage, coastal British Columbia, and Haida Gwaii. You’ll sail into mist-shrouded fjords and past crashing glaciers, see brown bears stalking shores, and eagles flying. And in Haida Gwaii you’ll meet artisans and experience the resonance of their cultural heritage and artwork. With our special access to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site, you’ll see ancient village sites, and the endemic species that make Haida Gwaii the 'Canadian Galápagos.' Our intimate 62-guest twin expedition ships are fully equipped with tools for exploration that will enable you to:
- Cruise Alaska from Seattle and sail deep into the fjords and narrow, wildlife-rich channels
- Encounter abundant and varied wildlife; spend time observing them
- Enjoy privileged access to Haida Gwaii, the ancestral home of the Haida people, which contains Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (the first ship with over 22 guests permitted in 20 years)
- Shoot with and learn from a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor
- Experience the surprisingly colorful undersea through video shot by our undersea specialist on every expedition
- Benefit from our 30+ years of experience and relationships in Alaska to see all you came for & more
- Adventure and Active
- Safari, Animals, and Wildlife
Before they built the National Geographic Venture and Quest, U.S. shipbuilder Nichols Brothers built the twin ships National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion. Nimble, reliable and intimately scaled, they both continue to sail the waters of the west coast of North America and Central America.
Sea Bird accommodates just 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. Her inviting public spaces foster a sense of shipboard life where everyone is integral to the adventure, engendering a rewarding sense of community and esprit du corps. National Geographic writer Andrew Evans called Sea Lion the “closest thing to Cousteau’s Calypso” he’s ever had the pleasure to be on.
With a shallow draft and small size, she can easily reach places inaccessible to larger ships. She can venture into fast-moving channels where whales come to feed, transit a series of locks in the Pacific Northwest, nose up to waterfalls in secluded coves, and sail into protected anchorages in small bays perfect for snorkeling and kayaking.
Lindblad Expeditions goes to the most amazing places on the planet—40+ geographies in all. And they’ve planted a flag in many of them, deeply committing to remote wild places—like South Georgia and the Falklands; Patagonia, where they opened up Staten Island, ‘the island at the end of the world,’ for eco-tourism; and remote and beautiful regions of Polynesia, including the Marquesas Islands where few go.
Teams that do whatever it take ...
|2||Gulf Islands, British Columbia|
|3||Johnstone Strait and Alert Bay, British Columbia|
|4-5||Inside Passage of British Columbia|
|10-12||Alaska's Inside Passage|
|13-14||Glacier Bay National Park / Inian Islands / Chichagof Island|
|15||Sitka / Disembark|