The Alaska of Your Dreams

Shelley Fry

The Alaska of Your Dreams

Shelley Fry

Jun 2014

How would you describe the Alaska of your dreams? Vast and pristine? Rugged and majestic? You may envision massive glaciers that sparkle and calve, towering emerald forests surrounding quiet inlets, or a bounty of wildlife that surprises you at every turn... there's just no denying that Alaska will take your breath away!

Alaska's fabled Inside Passage is a classic journey for travelers who are fascinated by the history and the sheer beauty of The Last Frontier, and there is no better way to explore the region than by small ship. Aboard a small expedition vessel you'll experience the coastal wilderness in a unique, more authentic way.

Hearing a sharp crack and searching for the thunderous calving of a glacier is an experience you'll never forget. From a safe distance away, but close enough to feel the chill of the glacier, it's a thrill to watch a wall of ice tumble into a sea of bergy bits. Blue and white fragments float like sculptures in an ever-changing gallery of ice.

As you search for wildlife, you'll find yourself surrounded by extraordinarily lush evergreen forests and dramatic ice-carved cliffs laced with waterfalls. Whether you're under sparkling blue skies or a moody Alaskan fog, it's a magical place to be out on deck, go ashore by Zodiac, and go hiking or kayaking.

And for the wildlife seekers, Alaska is truly paradise found. There are few places on earth where you may observe moose, black bears, grizzly bears, porpoises, sea lions and seals, mountain goats, comical puffins, and majestic eagles within a span of a few days. You may spend time with a raft of hundreds of furry sea otters bobbing and rolling among the kelp, follow a pod of orca whales, or have a front row seat to the impressive cooperative bubble-net feeding techniques of graceful humpback whales. You may even catch a rare glimpse of an elusive wolf along the water’s edge.

Whether you've been dreaming of Alaska for your entire life, or you're just starting to imagine what it might be like to explore the Inside Passage, then by all means you must go. It's a profound experience to explore the magnificence and power of nature on an intimate small ship. We'd love to help you find just the right Alaska trip, so please call us to chat with an Expedition Specialist or request additional information by email.