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  • Grand Alaska Voyage

    The Grand Alaska Voyage, guided by naturalist and photographer Hugh Rose, is the ultimate Alaska land and sea adventure featuring the very best of Alaska’s scenery and wildlife. The journey begins in Anchorage or Fairbanks and includes a 5 to 7-day cruise in world-famous Prince William Sound  aboard the small ship M/V Discovery.  The land portion of this trip couldn’t be grander: Travel by road into Alaska’s interior for an intimate three-day tour of Denali National Park, overnighting deep in the park at a private lodge. Flight-seeing tour included, weather permitting.

    July Itinerary

    Day 1:  Arrive Fairbanks.  Overnight River’s Edge Resort.  Please plan to take a cab from the airport and arrive by 6 PM for a welcome dinner.  Meet your guide Hugh Rose.

    Day 2:  Breakfast 8:30am.  After breakfast travel by van towards Denali National Park, about a 5 hour drive.  Overnight Earthsong Lodge (or similar) in Healy. All meals included.

    Day 3-4:  Today we tour into Denali National Park by private vehicle.  We will stop often to look for wildlife, and enjoy a box picnic lunch en route to Skyline Lodge in Kantishna, 90 miles inside Denali National Park.  Enjoy exploring the exquisite wilderness around Skyline Lodge.  Great photo opportunities.  Flight-seeing tour included weather permitting. Overnight for 2 nights at Skyline Lodge.  Shared baths.  All meals.

    Day 5:  After breakfast we journey back through Denali National Park giving us more opportunities for great photography and, weather permitting, views of Denali.  This is a long day of road travel.  Overnight in Anchorage.

    Day 6-11:  Begin your adventure today with a scenic drive along Turnagain Arm  (south of Anchorage along Chugach State Park) to the port town of Whittier and your journey into Prince William Sound.  Many photographic opportunities along the way.  The great crew of Discovery Voyages will meet you upon arrival.  Enjoy a welcome lunch reception and begin your exploration of this special place.  Includes hiking, kayaking, whale watching, glaciers and great food.  Shared bath.

    Day 12:  Return to Whittier this afternoon after 7 wonderful days exploring Prince William Sound with your guide Hugh Rose and the Discovery Crew.  Transfer to Anchorage by van for dinner on your own this evening.  Overnight accommodations in Anchorage.

    Day 13:  Depart for home.  Airport transfers are not included.  Short cab ride to the airport, or potential of shuttle van from your hotel or B&B.

    August Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive Anchorage. Overnight accommodations included.

    Day 2-6: After breakfast, meet your guide Hugh Rose.  Begin your adventure today with a scenic drive along Turnagain Arm (south of Anchorage along Chugach State Park) to the port town of Whittier and your journey into Prince William Sound.  Many photographic opportunities along the way.  The great crew of Discovery Voyages will meet you upon arrival.  Enjoy a welcome lunch reception and begin your exploration of this special place.  Includes hiking, kayaking, whale watching, glaciers and great food.  Shared bath.

    Day 7: Return to Whittier this afternoon after 6 wonderful days exploring Prince William Sound with your guide Hugh Rose and the Discovery Crew.  Transfer to Anchorage by van for dinner on own this evening.  Overnight in Anchorage.

    Day 8: Travel by van towards Denali National Park, about a 5 hour drive.  Overnight Earthsong Lodge (or similar) in Healy. All meals.

    Day 9-10: Today we tour into Denali National Park by private vehicle.  We will stop often to look for wildlife, and enjoy a box picnic lunch en route to Skyline Lodge in Kantishna, 90 miles inside Denali National Park.  Days in Denali will be filled with photo opportunities, observing wildlife, independent hiking, and just absorbing the magnificent surroundings. A highlight for many visitors is flightseeing around Mt. McKinley in a small bush plane and photographing the mountains and glaciers from overhead (included in trip, weather permitting). Overnight for 2 nights at Skyline Lodge. Shared baths.  All meals.

    Day 11: Today after breakfast we journey back through Denali National Park giving us more opportunities for great photography and, weather permitting, views of Denali.  Overnight at Bed & Breakfast in Fairbanks.   Farewell dinner included.

    Day 12: Depart for home.  Airport transfers are not included.

    Trip includes:

    • Photographer naturalist guide Hugh Rose throughout
    • Private van transportaton
    • Accommodations (prices based on double occupancy)
    • Discovery Voyages cruise with Captain Dean and crew, and most meals.
    • Trip is limited to 8 passengers.

    Exclusions:

    • No discounts for unused services.
    • Airport transfers not included.

    Space is limited to eight people to keep the group size small while traveling by van in Denali. From the welcome dinner in Anchorage through our days in Prince William Sound and Denali Park, photo opportunities will abound. Professional photographer and naturalist Hugh Rose guides the trip provides photographic insight and advice along the way.

    2015 Voyages and Prices

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    Trip Descriptions

    Grand Alaska Journey

    July 24, 15 to
    August 1, 15
    13 Day: Denali National Park + 7 Day Photo Voyage. July 20 - August 1 (13 day itinerary) land portion not shown on calendar. Start in Fairbanks July 20th, travel towards Denali on 21st, go in to Denali National Park via private transportation and stay at Skyline Lodge on 22nd and 23rd, travel to Anchorage on 24th, and come on board the Discovery in Prince William Sound 25th - 31st. Return to Anchorage the evening of the 31st, and fly home 1st. Guided by Fairbanks based worldwide guide, geologist, photographer, and naturalist, Hugh Rose. $7,750 per person.

    Grand Alaska Journey

    August 10, 15 to
    August 17, 15
    12 Day: 6 Day Classic Discovery Voyage + Denali National Park. August 10 - 21 (12 day itinerary) land portion not shown on calendar. Start in Anchorage on 10th, come on board the Discovery 11- 16th, travel towards Denali on 17th, venture in to Denali National Park via private transportation and stay at Skyline Lodge 18th & 19th, travel to Fairbanks on 20th, depart for home 21st. Guided by Fairbanks based worldwide guide, geologist, photographer, and naturalist Hugh Rose. $7,450 per person.
    Per person price includes accommodations in Anchorage before and after your cruise and private van transfers between Anchorage and Whittier. Some exceptions may apply. No discounts for unused services. Find more information on trip payment and policies.

    2016 Voyages and Prices

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    Trip Descriptions

    Per person price includes accommodations in Anchorage before and after your cruise and private van transfers between Anchorage and Whittier. Some exceptions may apply. No discounts for unused services. Find more information on trip payment and policies.

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    • Captain and Crew

      Discovery Voyages is a family operation headed by captain and naturalist Dean Rand. He is joined by carefully chosen guides and crew members in order to enrich your experience, both on board the Discovery and as you sail through Prince William Sound. Read More »
    • The M/V Discovery

      M/V DiscoveryMeticulously fitted to combine the finest blend of comfort and utility, the 65-foot classic working yacht gently sails you into one of the world's richest marine environments. Because of its small size, the Discovery can sail into quiet coves and navigate ice-bound channels that larger boats must avoid, letting Discovery passengers get an up close and personal view of glaciers and marine wildlife impossible on a larger cruise ship. Read More »
    • Prince William Sound

      More than three thousand shore land miles of bays, coves and deep fjords comprise the prized seacoast region of Alaska's famous Prince William Sound. Exceeding the combined area of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, this sheltered waterway contains the greatest diversity of habitats found along the entire Eastern Pacific Coast, including the world's northernmost temperate rainforest. Read More »
    • Fine Dining

      A tantalizing menu of carefully prepared, home-cooked meals await you on the Discovery. Depending on the season, meals feature fresh local seafood such as Copper River king salmon, sockeye salmon and or halibut, oysters, shrimp, and rockfish, served with fresh quality fruits and vegetables, homemade breads & rolls, soups, and more. Read More »