Wild Alaska Family Adventure (almost full) July 4 - 9, 2019
Perfect for active travelers and families, this nonstop, high-energy expedition packs the best of southeast Alaska into six days. We invite you to join us as we kayak or paddleboard from our onboard fleet, head out in landing craft to observe bears feeding up-close, and hike old-growth forests. We'll also have opportunities to bike against the backdrop of Alaskan wildness and float a river through a preserve where bald eagles congregate or behold glacier views on a flightseeing adventure. We'll see humpback whales and search for killer whales in the wildlife-rich channels. Throughout our adventure, we'll keep a sharp eye out for brown bears, and bald eagles-the iconic wildlife of southeast Alaska.
In historic Fort Seward on our way to the ancient Tlingit village of Klukwan, mother village of the Tlingit nation, we'll visit the newly opened Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center. The most famous Pacific Northwest Coast Native art in the world is housed here-The Whale House Collection-created over 200 years ago by Kaajísduaxtch, a Tlingit master artist. After the viewing, we'll board rafts for a serene float through the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve-with the largest congregation of bald eagles in the world.
National Geographic Sea Bird is ideal for exploring this region of bays, islands and inlets. Intimate and inviting, her scale fosters a rewarding sense of community and esprit de corps, accommodating just 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. Our cruise comes with the largest and most knowledgeable expedition team in Alaska: an expert expedition leader, five veteran naturalists, including a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, a wellness specialist, and W&L's own Alaska expert, Jim Warren, professor of English emeritus. Their knowledge and passion will be vital to a W&L travel experience you will remember always.