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2017/2018 Expeditions

  Australia & New Zealand
  Central & South America
  Europe, Russia & the Arctic
  North America

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May 27-June 3, 2018 (on the new National Geographic Quest) with optional Pretrip June 3-9, 2018.

July 1-8, 2018 (on the National Geographic Sea Bird) with optional Pretrip June 25-July 1, 2018.

To experience the wildest, awe-inspiring reaches of Southeast Alaska you have to go deep. You must sail into narrow, shallow channels where whales and wildlife come to feed. And venture up winding fjords that terminate at towering glaciers. The recently renovated 62-guest National Geographic Sea Lion is perfectly suited to this kind of in-depth exploration. Nimble and with a shallow draft, it can venture into remote regions much larger ships simply cannot reach. And with ample deck space that easily accommodates all guests at once to share the best views and the thrills of each sighting— whales breaching and feeding, glaciers crashing, and bears foraging along the shore—it is perfect for our experiential style of travel.

Join us and experience the special delights of springtime in Alaska. During this short, sweet season, Southeast Alaska is never fresher and more filled with possibility and promise: the possibility of finding a brown bear sow with her cubs foraging along the shoreline orAlaska Coast discovering the first whales of the season coming to feed after their long migration. Plus, Alaska’s diverse landscape is a sight in spring, dotted with colorful wildflowers and bordered by stunning mountain peaks still dramatically covered with snow.

You’ll hear insights and commentary from your expedition team, the largest and finest in Alaska with six naturalists and an expedition leader. Whether you choose to travel solo or as part of a multi-generational family, you’ll discover that life aboard an intimate ship is warm and welcoming, with everyone participating equally in the adventure.

I hope you will join us in Alaska this spring. And to make the most of your time in Alaska, consider adding our optional pre-trip extension exploring Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Denali National Park. To make your reservation, please return the enclosed reservation form or call 800-252-4910.


Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions, Inc.,
For AAAS Travels, ACS and Sigma Xi Expeditions

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2017 Brochure (Requires an Adobe pdf reader to view)

2017 Pretrip Brochure (Requires an Adobe pdf reader to view)

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