Reed Travel Features
SAN FRANCISCO -- One of Alaska's most scenic waterways, Prince
William Sound, is the focus of five- and eight-day cruises offered
by Geographic Expeditions on the 12-passenger motor yacht
Although sightseeing in the sound is a standard product, few of
the companies involved in it offer anything like the in-depth
experience promised by Geographic Expeditions.
The itinerary features spectacular marine- and other
Orca and humpbacks at play in the Montague Straits, Steller sea
lions and seals in Eaglek Bay and a variety of other creatures are
Dall porpoises might be found gamboling alongside the yacht at
The sound's multitude of bird species cannot be missed.
The glacier-lined waterway teems with puffins, cormorants,
eagles, and forest birds by the thousands.
The overnight stops are at some of the state's more exotic
Port Nellie Juan, for instance, and Constantine's Harbor,
Chenega and Blackstone Bay all provide anchorages for the Discovery
during the cruise.
Halibut fishing, hiking, a picnic at Port Chalmers and visits to
isolated native villages, rain forests and a gold camp are among
the activities scheduled.
Multiple departures are set between June and September.
The five-day version of the cruise costs from $1,995 per person,
double, excluding air transportation.
The eight-day cruise starts at $2,395 per person, double,
The Discovery is a family-operated vessel.
San Francisco-based Geographic Expeditions does business around
the world using the "Inner" corporate umbrella of InnerAsia,
InnerEurope, InnerAfrica and InnerAmericas.
To book, call (800) 777-8183.