Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “We need the tonic of wildness... We can never have enough of nature.”
Shaped by massive glaciers over millions of years, the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska (also known as the Alaska Panhandle) reveals wildlife-rich fjords and spectacular scenery. Throughout history, its channels and waterways have served as important travel corridors for Native Tlingit, Tsimshian, and Haida peoples and Gold Rush era steamships. The Tongass National Forest—the largest in the U.S.—is 16.8 million acres and constitutes the majority of area. The 3.3-million-acre Glacier Bay National Park was recognized in 1986 as a biosphere reserve, and in 1992, earned its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other features of the region include the Alexander Archipelago and Misty Fjords National Monument.
Today, receding glaciers reveal a landscape that has been covered with ice for tens of thousands of years and, depending on your itinerary, our expert teams guide you on a journey of adventurous activities, luxury in the pursuit of adventure, or on a revealing voyage of the region’s telling past. Each adventure shares an abundance of nature—brown and black bears, wolf and deer, mountains and glaciers, humpback whales and orca, rainforests, bald eagles, and sea birds. Through time, explorers, authors, naturalists, captains, and visionaries have made discoveries in this unforgettable natural laboratory—now, you can too.
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