Alaska Abound

Pushing the boundaries of adventure travel, Aurora Expeditions has announced it is expanding its program of small-ship voyages to include Alaska in 2014. The inaugural Ultimate Adventure - Alaska's Inside Passage will depart in May 2014 and will offer the same style of exploration as their other polar expeditions.

On board the locally-based Wilderness Adventurer, just 60 passengers will have the chance to enjoy the camaraderie of this small-group adventure as they travel from Ketchikan to experience all the wilderness, wildlife, exploration and tranquillity of Alaska's Eastern and Western Coves.

The small vessel will hug the region's coastlines venturing deep into secluded bays, past massive icebergs and calving glaciers, into the feeding ground of the largest concentration of humpback whales in the Northern Hemisphere, and past majestic forests that are home to an array of wildlife including black and brown bears, wolves, moose, mink, otters, eagles, and sea birds.
As always, the aim is to land on shore as much as possible. Zodiacs will zip passengers from ship to shore, and an expert team will offer a range of guided trekking options through magical untouched wilderness, where caves, waterfalls, local cultures and wildlife are just some of the highlights.

The inaugural 17-day 'Ultimate Adventure - Alaska's Inside Passage' will depart from Seattle on 29 May to 14 June 2014. Prices start from US$7,500, per person, twin share.

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