14 Days / 13 Nights
Included in this
14 Day, 13 Night vacation
- Shore excursions provided at all ports
- Small passenger count ensures you receive V.I.P. treatment
- Unparalleled experience of the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands
- Travel the famous Alaska gold shipping route
- Relax with our licensed captain and onboard professional chef
On this special 14-day trip, you see and experience more of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska than any other route we offer, as we make our way in a great transit through Puget Sound and the Inside Passage.
This sheltered waterway was the main thoroughfare from the United States to the gold country of the Klondike, ending in Skagway, Alaska.
Within Washington State’s Puget Sound lies an archipelago of over 450 islands, rocks, and pinnacles known as the San Juan Islands. These islands form an unmatched landscape of contrasts, where forests seem to spring from gray rock and distant, snow-capped peaks provide the backdrop for sandy beaches. Numerous wildlife species can be found here, thriving in the diverse habitats supported by the islands. The presence of archeological sites, historic lighthouses such as the Patos Island Lighthouse, and a few tight-knit communities testify to the fact that humans have navigated this rugged landscape for thousands of years. These lands are a refuge of scientific and historic treasures and a classroom for generations of Americans.
In the late 19th century, the Federal Government built several structures to aid in maritime navigation. Two light stations and their associated buildings are located on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): Patos Island Light Station (National Register of Historic Places, 1977) and Turn Point Light Station (Washington State Register of Historic Places, 1978).
As we continue on our transition through the Johnstone Strait, you will be amazed by what you are able to view within the coastal wildlife and marine ecosystems. The killer whale (Orcinus orca), also referred to as the orca whale or orca, is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member.