Pierson's Lindblad Expedition to Alaska

Wild Escapes – Sitka to Juneau

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Join the Piersons and revel in pure wildness on an active adventure! Explore Alaska on an active, exciting expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in the compact time frame of one work week. By special permission from the U.S. Forest Service, hike through forests of towering trees, kayak long routes deep into glacially carved fjords, and raft from an ancient Alaska native village—all with a nimble expedition ship as your moving base camp.

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Ports of Call

Friday June 3, 2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022
Baronof or Chichgof Island

Sunday, June 5, 2022
Icy Strait & Inian Islands

Monday, June 6, 2022

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness

Wednesday, June 8, 2022


Arrive in Sitka, Alaska, situated on the western coast of Baranof Island and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Take a walk in Sitka National Historical Park, where Tlingit and Haida totem poles tower over coastal trails. Visit the Alaska Raptor Center for an up-close look at Alaska’s birds of prey. Later, embark the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird. (D)

Exploring Baranof or Chichagof Island

Explore the breathtaking bays of Baranof or Chichagof Islands, both part of the ancient Tongass National Forest. Chichagof Island harbors one of the highest concentrations of brown bears in the world, and both islands are home to diverse wildlife. Kayak or paddleboard along rugged coastlines, and in the afternoon, go hiking through the temperate rainforest, listening for bald eagles calling out from the tops of towering spruce and hemlock trees. (B,L,D)

Icy Strait & the Inian Islands

Spend today searching for wildlife in nutrient-rich waters where the Pacific Ocean meets the Inside Passage. Options include a Zodiac cruise among the Inian Islands, where an abundance of Steller sea lions reside; kayaking in the calm outer waters of Glacier Bay; or hiking in lush temperate rainforest where bald eagles dot the canopies. (B,L,D)


Haines is known as the “adventure capital of Alaska.” If you're feeling extra adventurous, you can choose from one of many world class hikes, cycle along the edge of a glacial fjord, or take a flightseeing excursion over Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. Or choose to call into the ancient Tlingit village of Klukwan for a dance demonstration and cultural interpretation before rafting down the Chilkat River. This day is full of options. (B,L,D)

Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness

Wake up in Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm, part of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness. Cruise through this glacially carved fjord, then set out to explore by Zodiac. View the soaring Dawes or South Sawyer Glacier up close—and keep an eye out for the dramatic sight of huge slabs of ice breaking off and crashing into the water below. If conditions permit, paddle a kayak below the steep walls of the fjord. Celebrate your voyage with a farewell dinner on board. (B,L,D)


Disembark in Juneau and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

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Pricing Starts at $4660/per person based on double occupancy


Aboard Ship
All meals and non-alcoholic beverages*
Cappuccinos, lattes & filtered water
24-hour coffee, tea & soda on demand (soda not included on Lord of the Glens)
Hors d’oeuvres & snacks during Recap
Fitness center or exercise equipment, depending on the ship
Fully stocked library, and other gracious public spaces
The guidance and company of expedition staff
The services of a physician on certain ships/destinations

Meals on land, as indicated in itinerary
Sightseeing & entrance fees
Special access permits, park fees, port taxes
Transfers to and from group flights
The expertise of our expedition staff

All excursions
Zodiac & kayak explorations
Presentations and guest speakers in the lounge