Along the Inside Passage, cruise passengers can see countless wildlife in the water (whales, orcas, sea lions and seals), on the ground (bears), and in the air (eagles, raptors and many water birds). There are also more than a thousand islands, millions of trees, dozens of glaciers.

Southeast Alaska — a network of sheltered waterways, spruce-covered islands, snow-capped mountains, glacier-fed rivers, and small, beautiful coastal communities, all within America’s largest national forest and connected by the topnotch Alaska Marine Highway ferry system. We believe it’s the most beautiful place on Earth. But don’t take our word. Find out for yourself.

Alaska Wildlife and Adventure

Home to all the excellent Alaska adventures visitors expect – brown and black bear viewing, orca and humpback whale watching, glacier flightseeing and walkabouts, hiking wilderness trails, and all the heart-pounding experiences one vacation can handle.

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Charming Towns, Extensive Activities

Explore Southeast Alaska’s charming towns like Juneau, Alaska’s wilderness capital city, home to the most accessible glaciers in the state. 

Or Skagway, where the past lives on with a rich and exciting gold rush history. 

Or Sitka, the picturesque location of the capital of Russian America. 

Or Haines, where there are more eagles than people. Or Wrangell, home to Anan Bear and Wildlife Observatory (one of Alaska’s prime bear-viewing spots). 

Or Ketchikan, famous for its totem poles, float planes, and outstanding sport fishing for wild Alaska salmon and halibut. Or Petersburg, a charming and busy fishing village with a vibrant Norwegian and Alaska native heritage. 

Or Gustavus, the gateway to Glacier Bay National Park. Or Yakutat, with world-class surfing in a spectacular remote location.

Rich in wilderness, wildlife, culture, and history, Alaska’s Inside Passage is yours to enjoy