2020 sounds so far away. But actually, it’s here in 10 months. And that means if you’re thinking about booking a flotilla or if flotillas are new to you, now is the time to check it out. Our 2020 Alaska flotilla is all ready for booking.
If you’ve never booked a flotilla with NW Explorations, you might not know that our repeat customers book early to guarantee their spots every year. If you are one of our loyal repeat customers, you’ve probably already been thinking about booking your favorite leg, perhaps with your cruising comrades. You can read about previous experiences of various legs of the journey on the NW blog.
The experience is unlike any other cruising adventure, giving you a front-row seat to nature’s incredible display with other like-minded adventurers. You’ll view some of the most striking scenery and magnificent wildlife on the continent.
There are six different legs of the voyage to choose from. Every leg provides its own unique experience and insight into a piece of Alaskan life or Coastal BC life. Each voyage is filled with camaraderie, memories to last a lifetime as well as great depth and insight into the surroundings, thanks to a naturalist aboard the lead yacht.
For many, the highlight of these trips is visiting one of Southeast Alaska’s spectacular tidewater glaciers. Imagine navigating your vessel through the ice as you approach the rapidly retreating Sawyer Glacier. Stick around to appreciate the power of these massive ice flows and maybe even witness a calving event. In 2020, Legs 2, 3, 4 and 5 will all include a trip through Tracy Arm Fjord to see the Sawyer Glacier.
On Leg 5, guests will have the opportunity to see wild bears snatching salmon out of the water and devouring them. This side trip to Anan Bear Observatory feels like stepping into a National Geographic special. The trip is a dream come true for photographers!
Or, join Leg 1 for an incredible journey that takes you over 700 miles from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan, AK. Experience the rugged and wild landscapes on the outside of Vancouver Island while enjoying the security and comfort of the Flotilla.
Leg 6 is the final leg, taking you along the famed Inside Passage and out to the remote islands of Haida Gwaii. Discover the traditions of the indigenous Haida nation, who have lived on these islands for over 12,000 years. This is an adventure that you won’t want to miss!
Regardless of the leg you choose, cruising Alaska and Coastal BC on an NWE flotilla provides endless magnificent sights and up-close encounters with unique wildlife and people who call this place home. Our flotillas allow you to challenge your abilities within the safety of a group of yachts and with our expert crew nearby. You’ll love the intimacy of our small flotillas; and you’ll come away with incredible memories and lasting friendships!
Book now to guarantee your spot with NW Explorations on a leg of our 2020 Alaskan Flotilla.