Join us for an extraordinary adventure of a lifetime on our popular cruise of southeast Alaska and the Inside Passage, from Vancouver to Juneau. 

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 Sawyer Glacier  The evocative Misty Fjords  Misty Fjords  Harbor seal lounging on an iceberg. Credit: Larisa Manewal  Pod of Orca whales  Breaching whale   Bear seen along the coastline  The town of Ketchikan  Colorful Creek Street in in Ketchikan. Credit: Mary Dossat  Totems and clan house, Ketchikan  Beaver Clan artist Nathan Jackson, Saxman Native Village. Credit: Sharon Harrison  The town of Sitka. Credit: ©State of Alaska/Mark Kelley  St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church in Sitka. Credit: ©State of Alaska/Mark Kelley  Totem at Sitka National Historic Park. Credit: Matt Hage/Alaska Tourism Bureau  Bald eagles  Eagle at the Sitka Raptor Center  South Sawyer Glacier  Calving ice at South Sawyer Glacier  Calving glacier  View of Tracy Arm  Waterfall amid the forest, Endicott Arm  View of Juneau from Mt. Roberts  View of Vancouver's harbor

Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage

A Cruise from Vancouver to Juneau

8 days from $5,295

Join us for an extraordinary adventure of a lifetime on our popular cruise of southeast Alaska and the Inside Passage, from Vancouver to Juneau. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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I have traveled with various groups but this trip has been better than any I've ever been on. On most tours at least one thing goes wrong, but not with Smithsonian. They're total experts and professionals and I can't think of anything that they could have done better.

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Jul 14 - 21, 2022 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 28th 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 48 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.