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Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan

Save on up to two children 22 and under when they travel with two full paying adults on select 2020 Alaska departures: save 50% departing in May and August and save 25% departing in June and July. Call 1-888-815-5428 for details.

Save 10% when traveling as a group of 6 or more people on select departures only. Take advantage of these great savings, while enjoying traveling with your friends and family. Call 1-888-815-5428 for details.

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At a glance

Duration: 6 day / 5 night

Coverage: Juneau to Ketchikan

From: $4,420

Season: May - August

Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Zodiacs

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Lindblad Expeditions in Partnership with National Geographic
Cruiser's Choice Cruise Critic 2019 Best in AlaskaLindblad Expeditions is honored to be named the Top Small Ship Cruise Line in Alaska in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards! Experience Alaska with us to find out why.

This itinerary can be combined with the 6-day Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau voyage which extends your adventure north. Elect to do both and you'll experience double the thrills, sightings, and wildness—plus, save 10% on the overall combined price.

Exploring the southern regions of Southeast Alaska on our expeditions is an unrivalled experience. Navigate narrow channels like Behm and Blake, Walker Cove in Misty Fiords, Eastern Passage and Wrangell Narrows. Discover an authentic Alaska unreachable by big white boats. Lower expedition landing craft to explore places like Hole in The Wall State Marine Park on Prince of Wales Island, and drop kayaks into salmon-studded waters, to trace the rugged, wildlife-rich shorelines of Kupreanof and Kuiu Islands.

This new itinerary offers you a choice of directions—Head out from Ketchikan, Salmon Capital of the World, to Juneau; or from Juneau south to Ketchikan. Or, elect to combine the experience with our Wild Alaska Escape and double the sights, sightings and wildness.

  • Cruise from Ketchikan to Juneau and sail deep into the fjords and narrow, wildlife rich channels
  • Encounter abundant and varied wildlife and spend time observing them
  • Experience the surprisingly colorful undersea through video shot by our undersea specialist
  • Kayak amid glacial ice, and by special permission hike in the Tongass National Forest
  • Explore Misty Fjords National Monument

On Lindblad's Alaska cruise excursions, each week aboard is crafted to offer you the most in-depth experience of Alaska possible. Flexibility is a hallmark of their expeditions, and often the day-by-day itinerary will change when we take advantage of a sighting of a pod of killer whales or linger on shore to watch a brown bear sow and her cubs forage. Extraordinary adventure is a guarantee.

Encounter legendary wildlife

See humpback whales, brown bears, and bald eagles—the iconic wildlife of Southeast Alaska. Search for killer whales in the wildlife-rich channels between islands and sure-footed mountain goats in steep fjords.

Travel in excellent company

Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, five veteran naturalists, including a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, plus a wellness specialist––the largest and most knowledgeable expedition team in Alaska. Their knowledge and passion for Alaska is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

We hiked, we kayaked, we swam, (it was so warm we jumped in for no more than 3 seconds), we made new friends, we ate, we learned, we loved every minute of it.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Juneau/National Geographic Sea Lion

Arrive in Juneau, Alaska’s capital city, spread out on the banks of the Gastineau Channel at the base of Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts. Transfer to downtown Juneau and visit the Alaska State Museum to learn about the history and culture of this incredible region of the world, then, settle in aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion. (D)

Day 2: LeConte Bay/Thomas Bay

Today we explore the LeConte Glacier, one of the most active glaciers in Southeast Alaska and the southernmost tidewater glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. Icebergs regularly break off from the glacier face, getting caught in this shallow moraine and along the shoreline. Take advantage of spectacular photographic opportunities, practicing tricks and tips from our certified photo instructor. Our experienced captain will read the ice and bring us as close as possible to the glacier, where we’ll set out by expedition landing craft to navigate among these surreal floating sculptures. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Sumner Strait

Navigate the stunning Wrangell Narrows, an area inaccessible to larger ships, and then cruise into the Sumner Strait, keeping watch for humpback whales surfacing and sea otters gliding through the clear water around our ship. Explore the coast by kayak or expedition landing craft and go ashore to trace bear trails through forests intersected by crystalline salmon streams as you learn about the rain forest ecosystem from our naturalists. Fix your binoculars on the banks to spot Sitka black-tailed deer and moose, as well as black bears, wolves, and bald eagles that frequent the shoreline in search of plentiful salmon. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Wrangell Island

Drop anchor at the remote town of Wrangell, situated on the northern tip of Wrangell Island. The indigenous Tlingit people have made their home on this island for thousands of years. In the 19th century, Russian fur traders established one of the oldest non-native settlements in Alaska at the site of present-day Wrangell. Spend the afternoon exploring the town, including a visit to a tribal house and a beach famous for native petroglyphs, or set out on an optional jet boat excursion up the Stikine River. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Misty Fjords National Monument

Wake up this morning to catch the sunrise over the stunning cliffs of Misty Fjords National Monument, rising more than 2,000 feet above the deep blue waters of the fjord. Watch wisps of cloud drift down the winding waterway and drape over green peaks as we cruise through the mists that give this extraordinary landscape its name. Set out by expedition landing craft and kayak to get close to the forested banks and the many dramatic waterfalls cascading down the cliffs. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Ketchikan

Arrive in Ketchikan, the southeasternmost city in Alaska, spread at the base of forested slopes on Revillagigedo Island. Its many monikers, from “salmon capital of the world” to “rain capital of Alaska,” capture the spirit of this city, famous for its colorful buildings and abundant fishing boats and canneries. Visit the Totem Heritage Center to view a unique collection of 19th-century Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian totem poles from abandoned villages around Ketchikan before transferring to the airport to connect with your flight home. (B)

Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan itinerary map

Dates & Rates

Save on up to two children 22 and under when they travel with two full paying adults on select 2020 Alaska departures: save 50% departing in May and August and save 25% departing in June and July. Call 1-888-815-5428 for details.

Save 10% when traveling as a group of 6 or more people on select departures only. Take advantage of these great savings, while enjoying traveling with your friends and family. Call 1-888-815-5428 for details.

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Dates Direction 1 2 3 Solo 1 Solo 2
May 21, 2020 Ketchikan to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
May 26, 2020 Ketchikan to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jun 10, 2020 Juneau to Ketchikan $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jun 15, 2020 Ketchikan to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jun 30, 2020 Juneau to Ketchikan $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jul 5, 2020 Ketchikan to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jul 20, 2020 Juneau to Ketchikan $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Jul 25, 2020 Ketchikan to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Aug 9, 2020 Juneau to Ketchikan $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
Aug 14, 2020 Ketchikan to Juneau $4,420 $5,140 $6,170 $6,630 $7,710
May 21, 2021 Juneau to Ketchikan $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
May 26, 2021 Ketchikan to Juneau $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
May 31, 2021 Juneau to Ketchikan $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Jun 5, 2021 Ketchikan to Juneau $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Jun 20, 2021 Juneau to Ketchikan $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Jun 25, 2021 Ketchikan to Juneau $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Jul 10, 2021 Juneau to Ketchikan $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Jul 15, 2021 Ketchikan to Juneau $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Jul 30, 2021 Juneau to Ketchikan $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Aug 4, 2021 Ketchikan to Juneau $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Aug 9, 2021 Juneau to Ketchikan $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Aug 14, 2021 Ketchikan to Juneau $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Aug 19, 2021 Juneau to Ketchikan $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850
Aug 24, 2021 Ketchikan to Juneau $4,570 $5,270 $6,300 $6,780 $7,850

Sailings go in both directions, please contact us prior to making further plans.

Included in Cruise Fare

  • All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar
  • All meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated
  • Air transportation where indicated as included
  • Shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits
  • Transfers to and from group flights
  • Use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available)
  • Gratuities (except to Egyptologists and ship’s crew)
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff

Not Included in Cruise Fare

  • Air transportation (except where shown as included)
  • Extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees
  • Scuba diving (where available)
  • Meals not indicated
  • Baggage/accident/travel protection plan
  • Items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, and laundry
  • Gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion

Ships

National Geographic Sea Lion

National Geographic Sea Lion

The National Geographic Sea Lion can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to their small size, yet each comfortably accommodates 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. The feeling, we’re told, is often compared to that of a large private yacht, with everyone integral to the adventure. Accessibility means freedom. Our captains have decades of sailing experience in the regions we explore. They know when and where to navigate so that you feel the places we visit are all ours. View ship details...

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