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Hiking in the temperate rainforests of Alaska.
A spirit bear hunts for salmon in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada
The edge of Great Bear Rainforest reflected in the water, British Columbia, Canada. The Great Bear Rainforest is one of the largest remaining tracts of unspoiled temperate rainforest left in the world.
Guest tour the Totem Heritage Center located in Ketchikan, Alaska
A guest kayaks the Inside Passage at Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada
Hiking in the temperate rainforests of Alaska.
ExpeditionsVoyage to Great Bear Rainforest: Native Culture & Wildlife in the Land of the Spirit Bear

Voyage to Great Bear Rainforest: Native Culture & Wildlife in the Land of the Spirit Bear

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Aboard National Geographic Venture, explore the northern coast of British Columbia and sail into Great Bear Rainforest, the only place where the elusive Kermode bear, or spirit bear, can be found. Get immersed in the region’s pristine natural beauty, and search for wildlife on land and seafrom orcas and sea lions to grizzly bears and golden eaglesas we navigate glacier-cut fjords, soaring granite peaks, and moss-draped forests.

Highlights

Guests kayaking are watching a brown bear from a safe distance in Pavlof Harbor in southeast Alaska, USA
  • Take kayaks and Zodiacs deep into verdant fjords and wildlife-rich shores in search of bears, golden eagles, river otters, pods of orcas, and more

  • Journey into pristine forests inaccessible by road and managed by First Nations people

  • Learn the human history of the region from our cultural interpreter and on visits to fascinating First Nations museums

  • Kayak among massive smacks of jellyfish and witness the surprising undersea through video shot by our undersea specialist

  • With National Geographic Global Explorers, our exclusive program for kids and teens, kids will learn about this wild corner of the world—from grizzly bears to breaching whales

From

$5,730

/ per person

Does not include any flights

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dates
Sep
duration
8 Days
starts at
Ketchikan, Alaska
ends at
Prince Rupert, British Columbia

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From

$5,730

/ per person

Book Now
dates
Sep
duration
8 Days
starts at
Ketchikan, Alaska
ends at
Prince Rupert, British Columbia

View our brochures for more details

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From

$5,730

/ per person

Book Now
dates
Sep
duration
8 Days
starts at
Ketchikan, Alaska
ends at
Prince Rupert, British Columbia

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Ship National Geographic Venture

National Geographic Venture

Guests

100

Cabins

50

American-flagged, she and her sister National Geographic Quest are ideal for discovering domestic waters

Following the build of National Geographic Quest at Nichols Brothers shipyard, her sister ship, the 100-guest National Geographic Venture, floated into the bay on Whidbey Island, becoming the fourth ship in the Lindblad fleet built at this storied Pacific Northwest shipyard. Like her sister ship National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture has dual boarding platforms, enabling our team to load two Zodiacs at once means guests get off ship quickly, to take advantage of wildlife sightings and maximize exploring time. Modern, cleaned-lined, with large expanses of glass to keep you connected to the extraordinary views, National Geographic Venture enables you to see, do and experience the best of her geographies.

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Over 50+ years of exploring, Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff and the quality companionship they provide has established the company’s reputation. From expedition leaders to naturalists, most hold advanced degrees and are established authorities in their fields. Some join a few expeditions each year to explore the same sites, some of them spending some time in the field away from rigorous academic work. And others lead expeditions all around the world—with many guests saying, “Where you’re going, we’re going,” and returning time after time to travel with them. Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff.

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