Join us for an extraordinary cruise from Juneau, Alaska to Vancouver that features both the dramatic natural wonders of this breathtaking region and its mosaic of cultural traditions. 

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 Harbor seal lounging on an iceberg. Credit: Larisa Manewal  View of Tracy Arm  Sawyer Glacier  Calving glacier  Breaching whale in Alaskan waters. Credit: R. Cisneros  Sea Otter. Credit: Katherine Davis  Grizzly bear in Alaska  The town of Sitka. Credit: ©State of Alaska/Mark Kelley  Great bald eagle at the Raptor Center in Sitka. Credit: ©State of Alaska/Reinhard Pantke  St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church in Sitka. Credit: ©State of Alaska/Mark Kelley  The town of Ketchikan  Colorful Creek Street in in Ketchikan. Credit: Mary Dossat  Totem in Ketchikan  Totems and clan house, Ketchikan  Beaver Clan artist Nathan Jackson, Saxman Native Village. Credit: Sharon Harrison  Bald eagles, a common site in Ketchikan  Sleeping husky  View of Vancouver's harbor

Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage

A Cruise from Juneau to Vancouver Aboard the 212-guest Star Legend

8 days | Full tour details to be announced soon

Join us for an extraordinary cruise from Juneau, Alaska to Vancouver that features both the dramatic natural wonders of this breathtaking region and its mosaic of cultural traditions. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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Experts

Jun 28 - Jul 5, 2018 Departure
Scott Burns

Scott Burns

Scott Burns is a Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland State University where he just completed his 24th year of teaching. He was also Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at P.S.U. from 1997-1999. Scott has been teaching for 44 years, with past positions in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. Dr. Burns specializes in environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, and Quaternary geology. Scott has won many awards for outstanding teaching, the most significant being the Faculty Senate Chair Award at Louisiana Tech University in 1987, the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Portland State Alumni Association in 2001, and the George Hoffmann Award from PSU in 2007. Based on his national leadership performance Scott was chosen to be a fellow of the Geological Society of America (2004) and a fellow with the Kellogg National Fellowship Program (1990 – 1993). He was president of the Downtown Rotary Club of Portland, Oregon’s oldest and largest Rotary club in 2009. Scott is a 6th generation Oregonian who grew up in Beaverton and is very happy to be "home" after a 25 year hiatus! He actively helps local TV, radio stations and newspapers bring important geological news to the public. Scott enjoys all sports, especially basketball, running, skiing, hiking, swimming, tennis, and golf.

Jul 5 - 12, 2018 Departure
Patricia Hostiuck

Patricia Hostiuck

Patty Hostiuck has roamed the globe as a naturalist for three decades, seeking out wildlife-rich niches, investigating breathtaking landscapes, and sharing her insights with thoughtful travelers.  Her academic background in Biology and Geography shape a perspective that spotlights the importance of place, the abiding interdependence of living things, and the critical influence of nature on human cultures.  She has served as a National Forest Ranger and National Park Ranger, worked extensively leading eco-travel and expedition trips from the tropics to both polar regions, and has led, on all 7 continents and on all 7 major oceans, over 100 Smithsonian Journeys from A to Z (literally, Antarctica to Zimbabwe).  A highly-praised leader with impressive field expertise, an astonishing breadth of knowledge and an avid following, Patty’s passion to untangle nature’s secrets comes across in her engaging presentations, informal commentary, and one-on-one chats.  Travelers will benefit from her encyclopedic knowledge, irresistible enthusiasm, spirit of adventure and sense of fun.  

Jul 6 - 13, 2019 Departure
Kirt Kempter

Kirt Kempter

Kirt Kempter is a Fulbright Fellow and Ph.D. graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, where he conducted his dissertation research on Rincón de la Vieja volcano in Costa Rica. For the past 11 years, Kirt has worked for the New Mexico STATEMAP program, studying the geologic history of northern New Mexico. Kirt is also an instructor for the NASA astronaut training program, teaching NASA’'s 2009 astronaut candidates geologic mapping techniques in northern New Mexico. Since 1993, Kirt has led numerous journeys for the Smithsonian Institution, from Iceland to Antarctica.

Jul 13 - 20, 2019 Departure
Peter Bobrowsky

Peter Bobrowsky

Peter Bobrowsky is a professional archaeologist and geologist with 30 years of experience working as a consultant, scholar and researcher in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He obtained his PhD in 1989 from the University of Alberta and is currently an Adjunct Full Professor at both Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. An author of some 350 scientific publications including several technical books such as the Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, he was elected as an International Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Eugene Shoemaker Communications Award for Best Book in 2009, the Edward B. Burwell Jr. Award for Engineering Geology in 2011 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Dr. Bobrowsky has a prominent history of international positions and appointments including former Secretary General of the International Union of Geological Sciences an NGO representing some 1 million earth scientists around the world, former President of the Canadian Quaternary Association, and former President of the Geological Association of Canada. A popular lecturer for the Smithsonian, he is a passionate traveler who has visited some 100 countries. Known for his scholarly insights and enthusiastic and easygoing speaking style, he will bring to life the crucial link between landscapes and society.