- Exclusive Access via a Small ShipWeave through secluded channels in Alaska's sheltered Inside Passage, plumbing remote wilderness realms that are inaccessible to large cruise ships
- Explore Glacier Bay In DepthFrom the deck of our small expedition ship, scout for humpback whales, Dall's porpoise, sea lions and mountain goats as we explore Glacier Bay National Park
- Guided Kayaking in Marine Wilderness Paddle placid waters among remote islands on guided kayaking excursions, looking for bears on shore and bald eagles in the tops of Sitka spruce and cedars
Sail with the World Leader in Conservation-Focused Small Ship Cruising
- Unparalleled Experience in Alaska Small-Ship Cruising
Lindblad's expedition ships have been cruising Alaskan waters for more than three decades, exploring and revealing wild places that are accessible only to small, nimble ships like these. The captain and crew are experts in locating whales and other marine life and positioning the ship for the best viewing experiences. It's easy to change course to capitalize on a
sighting,or observe wildlife up close from Zodiacs when conditions permit. A small ship with fewer passengers makes all the difference when it comes to experiencing Alaska’s coastal wilderness in an intimate manner.
- Onboard Naturalists Foster Richer Wildlife Engagement
The ship's naturalist staff offers interpretive insight into the multitude of wildlife you'll
encouter, from breaching whales and bald eagles to Steller sea lions and foraging brown bears. You’ll have a chance to explore marine biology, evolutionary biology, ornithology and more as you learn from a diverse slate of experts. Each voyage sails with an Expedition Leader and five veteran naturalists, ensuring a staff-to-guest ratio of 1:10, plus flexibility for personalized kayaking, hiking and exploring by expedition landing craft, all of which is expertly guided. In addition, research scientists from the Lindblad-National Geographic-funded Alaska Whale Foundation come aboard to enhance guests' whale-watching experiences.
- Experience the World Beneath the Sea—a Lindblad Exclusive!
Lindblad guests see what few have ever seen, traveling with an undersea specialist who dives from 40-80 feet with high-intensity lights and an HD video camera to capture the surprisingly colorful marine life of Southeast Alaskan waters. View this fascinating footage on plasma screens in the comfort of the lounge for a deeper sense of Alaska's natural wonders. This Alaskan undersea program is exclusive to Lindblad’s expedition voyages.
- Enjoy Special Access and Alaska Native Perspectives on Glacier Bay
Lindblad's special permit from the National Park Service allows the ship to spend an entire day inside Glacier Bay National Park, the crown jewel of Southeast Alaska.
A HunaTlingit cultural interpreter joins us aboard when we sail into the park, which is Tlingitancestral homeland. Learn the lore and legends of our natural environs, which add a fascinating cultural layer to the striking scenery. In addition, permits from the U.S. Forest Service enable the ship's naturalists to lead excursions into wild and remote areas of the Tongass National Forest, where paw prints far outnumber footprints.
- A Suite of Tools to Enhance Exploration
Single and double kayaks, plus a fleet of expedition landing craft, allow us to land in remote locales for up-close discoveries. Paddle past nesting birds and lounging sea lions, watch seals bob at eye-level off the bow, or just enjoy the silence. Shoreline
cruisesaboard Zodiacs are perfect for relaxed exploration with a naturalist’s narration, and the ideal platform for photography. The ship’s hydrophone lets you listen in on whales, while a video microscope reveals invisible facets of life. High-quality binoculars are always on hand for abundant wildlife sightings.
- Shipboard Life Creates an Ideal Family Adventure
Lindblad's exclusive family explorer program was developed in conjunction with National Geographic Education to provide a field experience for guests under 18 that is both smart and fun. Learn about glaciers by making ice cream sundaes, or use glacial ice to paint water colors. Kids have direct contact with wildlife and wonders on land and in the sea during daily activities, learn to be multimedia storytellers about their discoveries, and build a field notebook to document daily observations.
- Get Expert Photography Guidance
A Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor accompanies each expedition, joining guests for hikes on centuries-old bear trails and forest boardwalks built over bogs, and aboard expedition landing craft that
floatpast icebergs for a closer look at glaciers. This veteran naturalist is specially trained to assist you with camera settings and the basic elements of framing, compositionand lighting. You'll capture extraordinary images and go home a better, more confident photographer.
- We’re Committed to the Planet
Natural Habitat Adventures is a standard-setter in eco-conscious travel. We were the world’s first 100% carbon-neutral travel company. And we continue to break innovative ground in adopting practices that help to protect our global environment. Because of our concern for the environment, we are pleased to partner with Lindblad Expeditions for our Adventure Cruises, a company that shares our values and commitment to the planet.
- Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
Because of our environmental commitment and the outstanding quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund has chosen Natural Habitat Adventures as its worldwide travel partner, a designation we’re very proud of! When you book your Lindblad Expeditions cruise with us, a portion of your trip fee supports WWF.