Wilderness of Desolation Harbour and Southern Alaska with Seabourn

Combine two contrasting cruises on this 24-day voyage around Southern Alaska and British Columbia. Seabourn enters you into a world of Ultra-Luxury cruising with their expedition style cruising on board the beautiful Sojourn whilst Pacific Coastal Lines take you into the heart of British Columbia’s wilderness to explore the rugged Desolation Sound and surrounding areas. Both cruises will open your eyes to majestic marine mammals as well as the most remarkable sceneries where there are plenty of bears due to their accessibility to the wilderness.

What's included

• International flights from the UK based on economy class
• 7 night - All Inclusive on Seabourn Sojourn in an Oceanview Cabin
• 12 nights’ accommodation
• 12 days’ Intermediate Car Hire Fully Inclusive
• Ferry Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay
• Ferry Comox to Powell River
• 4 nights Desolation Sound Wilderness Discovery Cruise
• Full Board starting with Dinner on day 19 and ending with breakfast on day 23. Beer and wine included for meals on board boat and at Homfray Lodge
• Ferries between Saltery Bay to Earls Cove and Langdale to Horseshoe Bay

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Juneau

Upon arrival in the capital of the beautiful state of Alaska, make your way downtown to your overnight hotel. Only accessible by air and sea, due to the rugged mountain terrain that surrounds the city, the city has plenty to offer the outdoor adventurer. Choose to explore on foot along the Perseverance Trail or around Mendenhall Glacier or view the mountains and extensive glaciers of the Juneau Icefield from a helicopter. Overnight Juneau

Day 2 Embark Seabourn Sojourn Cruise

Juneau stands on one of the largest wilderness areas in the United States and as a result has plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities. Choose from one of the many whale watching excursions on offer here. This evening embark on the beautiful Seabourn Sojourn for your 7 night Cruise heading south towards Canada.

Day 3 Cruising Stephens Passage (Cruising Only)

One of the straightest stretches of the Inside Passage, Stephens Passage is a 105-mile channel between 5,000foot peaks that cuts through the Alexander Archipelago, between Admiralty Island on the west and the mainland to the east. This waterway offers some of the best whalewatching in Alaska as well as a great spot to view bears as Admiralty Island boasts more bears than people.

Day 4 Wrangell, Alaska, US

Wrangell Island sits at the heart of the Tongass National Rain Forest and receives approximately 203cm of rain per year. The city of Wrangell, a true Alaskan frontier town, sits at the northern end of the island, a short distance from the mouth of the mighty Stikine River. The history is deeply rooted in the Tlingit people, the fur trade and the gold rush. The Stikine River, Shakes Glacier and Anan Creek boast the largest pink salmon run of the Inside Passage, attracting brown and black bears in great numbers

Day 5 Rudyerd Bay (Misty Fjords)

Misty Fjords is a true wilderness, often shrouded in mist. Its vertical granite cliffs, which reach 900m above sea level, descend another 300m below the water's surface. Carved by glaciers and covered in a green carpet of mosses and lichens. Misty Fjords receives more than 381cm of rain per year. This rainfall keeps vegetation in abundance, bringing various wildlife to the area including Mountain goats, brown and black bears, coastal wolves, sea lions, bald eagles and ravens. Dall's porpoises, orca and humpback whales can also be spotted along its shorelines and throughout the waters. Your ship will cruise among these spectacular forest’s waterfalls and mountains., The onboard Ventures by Seabourn team will offer exceptional excursions including kayaking the fjords and a short sightseeing float plane flight.

Day 6 Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

This region is home to the highest concentration of grizzly bears in North America, Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary was the first area in Canada to be protected for grizzlies and their habitat. Seabourn offer a grizzly bear watch excursion where you can board a 72-foot catamaran specifically designed for wildlife viewing. The catamaran takes you to the Khutzeymateen Valley, uninhabited by humans and with no sign of civilisation, this area is home to over 50 grizzly bears. There are plenty of other wilderness-based activities on offer in Price Rupert such as a Whales and Marine Life Discovery Cruise or a chance to explore the wilderness via seaplane.

Day 7 Scenic Cruising

Todays scenic cruising will pass you through the Grenville, Whale and Princess Royal Channels. From the deck take in the changing landscapes as you cruise along the coast of British Columbia, snow-capped mountains and plenty of marine life can be spotted as you cruise the channels.

Day 8 Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada

Located on the now-dormant Alert Bay volcanic belt, Cormorant Island is host to Vancouver Island's oldest northern community, the small town of Alert Bay. It is in the traditional territory of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation and today showcases both aboriginal and pioneer culture. A walk along the shores of this tiny 1.8 sq. km island will amaze you with its history, spectacular views and abundant wildlife. Seabirds, humpback, orca, and gray whales, sea lions and white-sided dolphins are all present in the surrounding waters.

Day 9 - 12 Vancouver

Today marks the end of your Seabourn adventure as you disembark in Vancouver, Gateway to the Pacific. Vancouver is a beautiful city of 2 halves, the coastal mountains and the Pacific Coast. Explore her downtown from Gastown to Chinatown or stroll the seawall along English Bay to Stanley Park. Vancouver not only offers a bustling downtown core but just 30 minutes outside the city and you can explore the nature the city has on offer. Take the gondola up to Grouse Mountain to take in the vistas of the downtown core or visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where you can explore the rainforest from up high on one of the many tree top walks. The city also boasts plenty of flight-seeing tours offering; a 30-minute circle tour of the skyline and the surrounding mountainous coastal islands, options for day trips that include landing on mountain lakes for a picnic, action packed excursions to Whistler, Bowen Island and more. 4 nights Vancouver.

Day 13 Vancouver to Victoria

This morning collect your car and leisurely make your way to the ferry terminal at Tsawwassen for your BC Ferry route from Vancouver to Vancouver Island. Look out for marine life as you go as you may be lucky enough to view a pod of whales from the comfort of your seat. Overnight Victoria

Day 14 - 15 Victoria

This little city certainly packs a punch. View the iconic Inner Harbour and watch as the seaplanes land or visit the famous Butchart Gardens and take in the Italian Garden or Rose Garden. Victoria also offers the historic Bastion Square and Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest street in the country and a side door to Canada’s oldest Chinatown. For those wishing to see wildlife a whale watching cruise from Victoria will take you to the San Juan Strait to hopefully catch a pod of orca playing. 2 night’s Victoria

Day 16 - 17 Victoria to Parksville

Make your way along the Oceanside Route Highway 19A between Victoria and Parksville. Boasting miles of picturesque coastline, charming towns and outdoor adventure along the way. Parksville is an escapists’ paradise, offering natural, laid back culture and accessibility. Six provincial parks located within thirty minutes’ drive for easy and moderate walking and the spectacular views of the Strait of Georgia and the Vancouver Island Mountain Range, make Parksville a popular destination. 2 nights Parksville

Day 18 Parksville to Courtenay

Today continue North up highway 19A towards the Comox Valley, known for its culinary and outdoor pursuits tempting food lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Close to Strathcona Park meaning plenty of hiking and biking routes are available or for the more laid-back traveller why not indulge yourself in one of Courtenay’s many restaurants, pubs or breweries. Overnight Courtenay

Day 19 Courtenay to Lund

Take the ferry from Comox to Powell River, back on the mainland’s Sunshine Coast, and drive to the small town of Lund. Where you will be met in the lobby of the The Lund Resort at Klah Ah Men by a Pacific Coastal Representative who will assist in taking your luggage to the boat for your 3-hour cruise to Homfray Lodge. Upon arrival, receive an orientation of the lodge and an overview of the next day’s activities. Afterwards, take some time to get settled and explore the amenities and comforts of the lodge before dinner. Dinner included. Overnight Homfray Lodge

Day 20 Homfray Channel

Today is a day of discovery, travelling to Toba Inlet. Today you’ll enjoy a day of coastal exploration and breath-taking waterfalls. Take in the sheer size and power of the falls from the top viewing deck or head down to the front of the ship - you may even have a chance to feel the spray of the water! Join your fellow guests for brunch while sitting in view of the falls. Returning to the Homfray Lodge, the remainder of the day and evening is yours at leisure. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks included. Overnight at Homfray Lodge.

Day 21 Homfray Channel

Today you will go on a 2-hour eco-tour by boat to explore Homfray Channel and the surrounding area. Afterwards enjoy the rustic charm and authentic warmth of the lodge. Warm summer temperatures and the meeting of the tides cause the Desolation Sound to have the mildest climate, abundant sea life and warmest water on the BC coast with ocean temperatures reaching up to 24°C (75°F). This peaceful setting allows you to enjoy the captivating scenery, active marine life, and the lodge's activities such as kayaking and, stand up paddle boarding, or a swim in the warm waters off the lodge's dock! Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks included. Overnight at Homfray Lodge.

Day 22 Quathiaski Cove

Departing the lodge, set sail for another day of cruising as the ship travels through both scenic Pryce and Whale Channels before arriving at Heriot Bay on shores of Quadra Island. From Heriot Bay, passengers embark on a short transfer to the Cape Mudge resort Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge – a magnificent First Nation property. Dinner is hosted at the lodge in the evening. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks included. Overnight at Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge.

Day 23 Quathiaski Cove to Vancouver

This morning board the boat for breakfast and begin your southbound voyage back to Lund. The return journey is no less stunning than the first, giving you a final opportunity for photos. Arriving at Lund Harbour mid-afternoon, your adventure comes to an end. Collect your car from the The Lund Resort at Klah Ah Men continue your journey south along the Sunshine Coast to Vancouver. Overnight Vancouver

Day 24 Fly Home

Enjoy some time at your leisure prior to boarding your flight back to the UK.

ESTA online application for entry to the USA

Important: All cruise passengers must complete the online Visa Waiver form by visiting https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov which is needed for entry into the US at a cost of $14 per person. You must complete an ESTA application at least 72 hours before flying. Any traveller who fails to complete an ESTA application at least 3 days before departure will almost certainly be refused entry into the country under new US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations. If you are even considering visiting the States, it's worth filling out an ESTA application now as they are valid for two years. Important: If you are refused entry because you do not hold the correct travel documents or have had your application for ESTA rejected - you will NOT be entitled to any form of refund or covered by your travel insurance policy.

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23 nights, 24 days

  • International Flights from the UK
  • 12 nights’ accommodation
  • 7 night All Inclusive Cruise on Seabourn Sojourn
  • 4 nights Desolation Sound Wilderness Discovery Cruise
  • Available from Regional & Irish airports, prices and durations may vary

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At a glance


23 nights, 24 days

  • International Flights from the UK
  • 12 nights’ accommodation
  • 7 night All Inclusive Cruise on Seabourn Sojourn
  • 4 nights Desolation Sound Wilderness Discovery Cruise
  • Available from Regional & Irish airports, prices and durations may vary

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2019 - Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2019

Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully protected - We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA
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ATOL, ABTA and IATA logos

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

Price Match Guarantee
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If you find the same tour cheaper through another operator, we'll match the price.

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