Small Ship Cruising

Alaska's Inside Passage

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$9,080 CAD
Journey Type
Small Ship
Time of Year
Aug
Cities & Landmarks
Ketchikan, Juneau, Haines, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord
Inside Passage Alaska Cruise
Bald Eagle, Alaska

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Tour Overview

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – On-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts plus other select BBC Earth touches!

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Special presentation on all departures Chris Morgan – wildlife researcher and TV host – shares insights, observations and stories on Alaskan grizzly bears and conservation efforts.

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

Private Tauck Shore Excursions – CAD $1,495 value

 

All gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff, local guides, and exclusive Tauck onboard naturalist

 

Shore excursion choices include vintage rail journey; wildlife safari; visit to a sled-dog camp; visit to a Tlingit village; float trip at Alaska Chilkat Eagle Preserve; catamaran sail and crab fishing

 

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Activity

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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.

Pace

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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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Our Inside Passage Alaska small ship cruises explore the dramatic, wildlife-rich coastal islands.

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...

Travel though awe-inspiring ice-capped waters; take a gentle float trip through an eagle preserve; enjoy wildlife and canoe safaris, wilderness kayaking, a sled dog experience, scenic rail journeys, and opportunities to view orcas, seals... and just possibly, the ever-elusive bears. Days are diverse, including visits to a Gold Rush city, an ancient Indian village, and Misty Fiords National Monument. Your 7-night cruise aboard the luxurious Le Soléal offers all outside staterooms, a choice of dining spots, all-day complimentary beverages and more. And enjoy a Tauck Exclusive special presentation on all departures! Chris Morgan – wildlife researcher and TV host – shares insights, observations and stories on Alaskan grizzly bears and conservation efforts. Space is certain to fill quickly – make your reservations early! Read Less

See for yourself what Small Ship Cruising is all about

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 dramatic Tracy Arm Fjord

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Dramatic scenery all around you as you cruise Tracy Arm Fjord

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 (Endicott is the other) 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. And some of this glacial ice makes a great place for local families of seals to catch a few rays. It all makes for quite a show during your Inside Passage cruise... so be sure to have your camera ready!

Discovering historic Sitka

Exploring a mix of cultures and more in historic Sitka, Alaska

Russian, Tlingit and American cultures mix in the historic Alaskan city of Sitka, which began as a Russian settlement late in the 18th century. Sitka was the site of the historic transfer of the Alaska Territory from Russia to the US after the purchase of Alaska once dubbed “Seward’s Folly.” During your cruise, you’ll visit Sitka National Historic Park, telling the colorful story of the region and the Tlingit people along paths through the lush rainforest; and the Alaska Raptor Center, rescuing injured birds of prey.

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Deck Plans

Welcome Aboard

Deck 7

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Deck 6

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Deluxe Suite

Prestige Stateroom

(Contain either a shower or a bathtub as indicated on deck plan)

Prestige Suite

(Two combined Prestige Staterooms; they offer a bathtub and shower)

Owner's Suite

Deck 5

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Prestige Stateroom

(Contain either a shower or a bathtub as indicated on deck plan)

Prestige Suite

(Two combined Prestige Staterooms; they offer a bathtub and shower)

Deck 4

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Prestige Stateroom

Deck 3

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Deluxe Stateroom

Superior Stateroom

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Distinctively "inclusive" means just that – virtually every cruise cost is included in one upfront price, from shore excursions (private to Tauck), all gratuities, premier hotels on land stays, port charges and more. There are no options sold – no extra charges, no hidden costs, no "surprise" expenses.

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Amazing nature-inspired travel experiences are hallmarks of our Earth Journeys Small Ship Cruises; enjoy compelling on-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts plus other BBC Earth touches.

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Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Your cruise is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Cruise Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; you'll also find deposit details and information should you have to cancel. Truly peace of mind travel at its best!
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