Alaska Supervoyage with Canadian Geographic

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Departing July 25, 2024

A sweeping exploration of southeast Alaska. Fredrick Sound, Endicott Arm, Warm Springs Bay, and Pack Creek to see humpback whales, a tidal glacier, and brown bears. Travel south into the Etolin Wilderness Area, Myers Chuck, and Ketchikan. On this special trip with Canadian Geographic Adventures, you will explore the same areas as our regular supervoyage itinerary, but with special extra experiences, benefits from Canadian Geographic Adventures, and a VIP resource person, Joe Williams. 

Special guest resource person Joe Williams is a Tlingit elder and storyteller who has also been a leader in Alaskan tribal governments. Special experiences available to guests on this trip include one-on-one conversations about Tlingit culture and history, the opportunity for up-close examination of spectacular Tlingit regalia, a workshop on Tlingit moccasins, and a very special private welcome dance by local Tlingit dancers on board the ship.

  • Day 1: Board ship. Explore St. Lazaria, an offshore island with thousands of seabirds, by zodiac and watch for sea otters off Kruzof Island and Salisbury Sound
  • Day 2: Hike and wildlife on Kruzof Island, introduction to the rainforest and other ecotypes: lake, bog, west coast beach. Cruise Peril Strait
  • Day 3: Morning rainforest trail to scenic lake. Wildlife viewing (bears, otters) along the way. Cruise the waterfall coast of Baranof Island, bog walk, and natural hot springs
  • Day 4: Cruising Frederick Sound, watching for whales. Visit sea lion haul out, small island anchorage beach walk. Anchorage at Admiralty Island
  • Day 5: Guided brown bear viewing and rainforest walk up salmon creek at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island, with special access for Swell guests
  • Day 6: Cruise spectacular fjord to tidewater glacier, icebergs, wildlife viewing. Zodiac, kayak and/or walk, exploring glacier, icebergs. Beach walk at a glacier’s terminal
  • Day 7: Stephen’s Passage and Frederick Sound whales. Waterfall + rainforest hike. Glacier anchorage.
  • Day 8: Petersburg visit. Scenic Wrangell Narrows cruise, with a view of Alaskan water-based lifestyle. Cruising south.
  • Day 9: South Etolin wilderness exploration by boat and foot. Exploring intertidal life, multiple islets, black bears
  • Day 10: Morning visit to Meyer’s Chuck. Cruise Tongass Narrows to Ketchikan. Land-day tour with Joe Williams, his hometown. Farewell dinner. Overnight in lodge
  • Day 11: Free time to explore Ketchikan

Meet your RCGS Ambassador

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Fred Cattroll

Fred Cattroll has over 35 years of experience in the art of creating images and a long list of honoured appointments. These include recruitment as the official photographer for the Assembly of First Nations’ historic meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, designated photographer for the Dalai Lama delegation’s visit to Ottawa and the Dalai Lama’s Ethics for a Whole World event in Ottawa and The Canadian Museum of Civilization has requested Fred’s lifetime work for use as a national collection.

Fred’s photography is well known for its intimate human touch. Seductive in simplicity, his pictures are subtle interplays of light and image, carrying forward messages of intelligence, honesty, and elegance. In many ways, Fred’s unique photographic style is an extension of himself. Physically distinctive, at six-feet and seven-inches tall, he has a warm interpersonal manner that quickly puts people at ease. While attending Carleton University School of Journalism, Fred discovered a passion for photography. This led him to Toronto’s Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Still Photography.  His work has been published in the Ottawa CitizenNew York TimesWashington Post, London Times, and Toronto Star. His work is also in the collection of the National Gallery, Canadian Museum of Photography, the National Arts Centre, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.