BIG SHIP OR SMALL SHIP CRUISE?
The traditional ‘big’ cruise ships like Holland America, Princess etc cruise from Vancouver to Seward or round trip back to Vancouver and some include sightseeing of Glacier Bay National Park or perhaps Hubbard Glacier and typically stop at a mix of towns including Juneau,… Learn more
At the beginning of this week, I learned that Russia sold Alaska to the USA in 1867 for US$7.2m. Ok, so even adjusting for relative values today, it works out a paltry US$80 per square km. Having now finished my week long exploration of just SE Alaska, I reckon they… Learn more
Salmon Fishing in Alaska is a religion! Wild Alaskan Salmon is essential to the economics of Alaska as seen by the huge commercial fishing boats and it is equally important to the local Alaskan who fills his freezer to get himself and his family through the long winter. The way… Learn more
Alaska is truly the last great wilderness. It is vast, has very few roads and just about everyone has their own floatplane! The key highlights for Kiwis are:
Cruise the Inside Passage – truly spectacular scenery with huge glaciers, still fjords, steep waterfalls and outstanding marine life and if you… Learn more
Denali National Park is home to magnificent scenery and amazing wildlife. It is also home to the majestic Mt McKinley (known as Denali), the highest mountain in North America. The National Park features six million acres of wilderness accessed by one road that goes 90 miles into the interior. Private… Learn more
This was our favourite highlight of our six week Canada & Alaska trip.
Our small ship (just 8 guests) was based within the Inside Passage and essentially every day we had 2 activities – usually a hike, a kayak or fishing. The hikes were absolutely beautiful and remote and the… Learn more
This two-week journey through Alaska is just the ticket to get you into the land of epic wildlife, soaring summits, and tundra stretching towards the horizon. Journey to the far north and make the most of the longer days by hiking and camping in the Alaskan wilderness. Explore Valdez, hike… Learn more
From glacier hikes to old abandoned mining towns, this trip has a little bit of everything. Fall deeper into the wilds of Alaska on this seven-day tour that really gets you out into the varied landscapes of the “Land of the Midnight Sun”. Enjoy a more active pace and set… Learn more
For travellers looking to explore a more remote corner of North America at a faster (and more active) pace, this eight-day journey through Alaska’s vast vistas is just the ticket. Catch the state’s greatest highlights including the imposing Harding Icefield, the enchanting Kenai Fjords, the jaw-dropping Denali National Park, and… Learn more
Come gee! Come haw! Come out for Alaska’s best known sporting event. “Alaska’s Last Great Race” takes place every March as mushers bark commands to teams of sled dogs in hopes of being the first to cross 1,000 treacherous miles of frozen, rugged terrain. On this thrill-filled Alaska holiday, you’ll… Learn more
If you live by the motto, “Go big or go home,” it doesn’t get any bigger than this grand tour of Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Where else can you see bears the size of buffalo, glaciers the size of states, and national parks the size of nations? In this… Learn more
Redirect your train of thought on this epic rail journey across captivating Canada. Nestled in your first-class, art deco train car aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian, you can cruise and snooze your way through five picturesque provinces – although you won’t want to miss a moment of the panoramic scenery… Learn more