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Aurora & The Arctic

Prince William Sound + Arctic Circle

Start this trip with 5 days of enjoying the sea based wonders of Prince William Sound, including stunning tidewater glaciers, marine life, and the autumn colors of the peatland bog.

The land portion will venture north into the wilderness tundra. Leave the northern temperate zone and cross into the Arctic Circle. Enjoy hikes in the Brooks Range. Muskox, caribou, and brown bear await. Numerous nights in the dark, northern latitudes are ideal conditions for Aurora Borealis viewing.

End this adventure in the northernmost reaches of the Alaska road system, the “North Slope” region.

Muskox (Ovibus Moschatus

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2023 Tour Dates & Rates
2024 Tour Dates & Rates
September 3 - 14, 2024Classic 5 Day Voyage + Aurora In The Arctic$7,450/pp
Duration:12 days / 11 nights
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK; Deadhorse, AK

Start your adventure in a downtown Anchorage hotel or B&B on Sept 3. Voyage Sept 4 - 8 and overnight Anchorage Sept 8. Head north to Fairbanks, Wiseman and end your trip on Sept 13 in Deadhorse. Optional visitation to the Prudhoe Bay oilfields and the Artic Ocean through private companies. Guided by naturalist and professional photographer, Hugh Rose.

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Tour Reviews

A true adventure

Our voyage on the Discovery in July 2019 surpassed all expectations. Not being keen on big ship cruising, yet having a husband who is reluctant to rough it, a six day trip on this sturdy and surprisingly spacious vessel had to be the ideal solution.

The cabins are certainly small, but cosy, and I found a childish delight in waking each morning in a bunk with a porthole view onto a scene of exceptional and ever changing beauty as we cruised Prince William Sound.

From day one we were immersed in experiences that brought a sense of wonder and excitement. Each amazing day was followed by an even more amazing one. From visiting the kittywake colony and the haunts of salmon, sea lions and seals, to watching rafts of otters with their adorable babies, or an escort of Dall’s porpoises. From hiking in forest by a rushing meltwater stream, passing peat bogs and wild blueberries, to kayaking through ice fractured from nearby glaciers. From being treated to the spectacle of a calving glacier that spurred a rapid retreat (for which Captain Dean had been entirely prepared), to the highlight of a spontaneous swim in a sun-warmed copper blue lake in a giant rock bowl – magical! Not to mention the sightings of bears, whales and puffins.

Meals were generous, fresh and delicious, and our company friendly and fun. And while Meg and Dean kept us safe and well fed, Maria and Hugh kept us wonderfully well-informed.
I loved every moment of it! And to my even greater delight, my husband loved it too.

Friendly professional service

Friendly professional service. Food was excellent and catered for all tastes. Dean’s knowledge of the area and his consideration of the environment was exceptional.
Thank you for a memorable journey into what I hope remains a pristine part of the world.

Had a great time!

Had a great time and saw some incredible scenery.

Great Alaska Experience

Easily the best way to see the glaciers in Prince William Sound. Captain Dean is also a naturalist and expects the same from his crew. We learned so much about the ecology of the sound from the mountains to the glaciers to all sorts of animal and fish life. His wife, Meg, is a gourmet cook. Food for all meals was excellent and dinner served with wine. The crew, Victoria and Erin, were exceptionally knowledgeable and professional. They worked tirelessly to make sure we had a great Alaska experience. This voyage will be a highlight of your Alaska adventure.

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