Location of Adventure
Group Size Limit
National Geographic Sea Lion: Approximately 62 Travelers
National Geographic Quest: Approximately 100 Travelers
An important feature of any Lindblad Expeditions adventure cruise is the small ship size. Smaller ships are able to access more remote areas off limits to large cruise ships, and guests enjoy more intimate nature encounters as well as more personalized interactions with the ship's naturalist staff. Guests are divided into smaller groups for Zodiac excursions, kayak outings and hikes ashore.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on final day, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, some gratuities, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of kayaks, taxes and service charges, and services of our expedition staff.
Travel to and from the start and end point of trip, alcoholic beverages, gratuities for ship's crew, optional activities, voyage DVD, meals not indicated, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), slightseeing, airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance.
Easy to Moderate
This adventure does not require a high degree of physical fitness although, should you choose to participate in every activity, you will be required to climb into and out of Zodiac-style expedition landing crafts and kayaks from the ship. Please be prepared for water landings and a series of short walks over potentially wet, muddy, uneven terrain. Kayaking will be an option available to guests. It is easy to learn, and we expect that most of our guests have little or no experience. It does, however, take an adventurous spirit.
Important Information About This Trip
Since the areas we travel to on this extension are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of Natural Habitat’s medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays, to lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation or comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer through Travelex by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrive in Juneau or Sitka on Day 1 for an afternoon city tour (some departures travel from Juneau to Sitka and others operate in the reverse direction). Embarkation is at 5:30 pm. Disembarkation is at 8:00 am on the final day, and group transfers usually arrive at the airport about noon. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as our staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.