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Aurora & The Arctic

Prince William Sound + Arctic Circle
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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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2024 Tour Dates & Rates
September 3 - 14, 2024Classic 5 Day Voyage + Aurora In The Arctic$7,450/pp
SOLD OUT
Price:$7,450/pp
Duration:12 days / 11 nights
Availability:
SOLD OUT
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.

2025 Tour Dates & Rates
August 26 - September 6, 2025Aurora & The Arctic/ Classic & Photo 5 Day Voyage$7,700/pp
4 cabins
Price:$7,700/pp
Duration:12 days / 11 nights
Availability:
4 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Anchorage, AK; Deadhorse, AK

September is a great time for Northern Lights viewing, without the frigid cold of the Alaska winter months! Enjoy a 5 day/4 night voyage in Prince William Sound (max 12 guests) from August 27 - 31, followed by a trip up above the Arctic Circle. Professional photographer and naturalist Hugh Rose will accompany 8 guests north bound to Fairbanks, Wiseman and eventually Deadhorse in search of northern lights and arctic wonders. Guests travel in a Mercedes Sprinter van with room to stand as well as windows that open. Your last night will be September 5th in Deadhorse, checking out on the 6th. Optional visitation to the Prudhoe Bay oilfields and the Artic Ocean through private companies. Flight departing Deadhorse not included.

September 6 - 17, 2025Aurora & The Arctic/ Classic & Photo 5 Day Voyage$7,700/pp
4 cabins
Price:$7,700/pp
Duration:12 days / 11 nights
Availability:
4 cabins
Begins, Ends, In:Deadhorse, AK; Anchorage, AK

September is a great time for Northern Lights viewing, without the frigid cold of the Alaska winter months! Start your adventure arriving in Deadhorse on September 6 (flight from Anchorage not included) and meet guide Hugh Rose. Optional visitation to the Prudhoe Bay oilfields and the Artic Ocean is available through private companies, on your own. On September 7, professional photographer and naturalist Hugh Rose will accompany 8 guests south bound to Wiseman, Fairbanks and Denali in search of northern lights and arctic wonders. Guests travel in a Mercedes Sprinter van with room to stand as well as windows that open. Arrive Anchorage on September 11 to enjoy a 5 day/4 night voyage in Prince William Sound from September 12 - 16 (max 12 guests on voyage). The last night will be September 16 in Anchorage, checking out of accommodations on the 17th.

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Tour Reviews

Highly Recommended

Our trip was outstanding. Dean, Megan, and the rest of the crew are very knowledgeable about the region and constantly monitor conditions to provide the best possible experience at any given time. We saw an array of wildlife and awe inspiring scenery.

Being aboard the Discovery, a small vessel with a storied past, one feels immersed in, rather than removed from, the immediate environment. The crew is very attentive, and the food was fresh, creative, and delicious; beautifully presented and accompanied by a very nice selection of wine.

If you’re interested in an immersive experience with knowledgeable guides in an intimate setting I don’t believe you can do better than a trip with Discovery Voyages.

A magical experience.

The Captain and Crew of the Discovery made us feel special during the entire voyage. Their knowledge of the region, the hidden coves, the history, and the culture, all made for a magical experience. I can truly say that this trip exceeded my already high expectations. My two sons and my father-in-law also joined and they were equally impressed.

An awesome Alaskan experience!

This was an awesome experience!! You can visit Alaska on one of the cruise ships with 4000 passengers or you can experience Alaska on a small ship like the Discovery. We were able to go ashore and hike twice, and we were able to go out and kayak amongst the ice flows, otters and harbor seals. Wen were also able to get up close and personal with the glaciers. Dean and Meg, the owners are awesome and take very good care of everything, including all gourmet meals!! This is the only way to go to Alaska!!!

Absolutely BRILLIANT

Absolutely BRILLIANT ! Great trip great company in fantastic surroundings and above all else an excellent crew, friendly, professional and extremely experienced with immense knowledge they are so willing to share – they were all so generous with their time and company. Probably one of, if not the best, trips of our long, very well travelled, off the beaten track lives.

Will definitely do another trip with them soon and the fact we still want to send a Big Thank You to them is the most telling comment we can make. Thank You Folks ! Paul & Hilary.

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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