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  • Land & Sea Adventures

    Discovery Voyages offers a host of Land and Sea options. Our partners in bringing you these trips include Camp Denali/North Face Lodge, Alaska Alpine Adventures, Orca Adventure Lodge, and photo-naturalist Hugh Rose. We offer two package trips that are professionally guided and feature glacier viewing, whale watching, abundant sea kayaking, hiking, and photography opportunities, and gourmet cuisine aboard the small ship M/V Discovery.  The first trip is the Grand Alaska Journey, offered in July and August each year, and include a stay inside Denali National Park as well as Fairbanks.  The second trip is the Spring Wildlife & Photography Voyage, offered in April &/or May, which includes time exploring the Copper River Delta during peak bird migration in the small fishing village of Cordova.  Trips can accommodate a variety of activity levels.

    We also marry up our standard 3-6 day voyages to make it easier for guests to book additional time with Camp Denali/ North Face Lodge or Alaska Alpine Adventures, however this is not an all inclusive trip package.  We can certainly help you with setting up logistics!  Separate reservations are required.  For more information, see links to individual trip pages below plus Rates and Schedules  »

    If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, remember that custom trips and charters are always available.


    Glacier viewing in the Zodiak

    3 Day Cruise with Discovery Voyage plus 3-4 Night Stay at Camp Denali/North Face Lodge

    A trip with this itinerary will require separate reservations with Discovery Voyages and Camp Denali/North Face Lodge.  This is not an all-inclusive package, but rather convenient timelines to be able to experience both Prince William Sound and Denali National Park. Transportation to and from Denali National Park is not included.  Additional nights in Anchorage or outside Denali Park, if required, are not included.  Please contact Camp Denali for information about their lodge, pricing and availability.  We can certainly help you with setting up logistics!  

    See the best of Alaska: Take in the highlights of Prince William Sound aboard the small ship Discovery then  extend your Alaskan adventure with a 3- or 4-day stay at Camp Denali/North Face Lodge in the heart of Denali National Park & Preserve. We’ve scheduled many departures this year for this popular land and sea combo. With Discovery Voyages you will cruise Barry Arm with it’s massive tidewater glaciers backed by mountains to 13,00 feet. Explore Harriman and College Fjords, the serene waters of Eaglek Bay and the spectacular Cascade Falls. Watch the antics of sea otters and Dall porpoises and keep an eye out for whales. The 3-Day Classic Discovery Voyage samples the natural wonders of northwestern Prince William Sound while leaving plenty of time for hiking, kayaking, and world-class photographic opportunities. Camp Denali and North Face Lodge are premier wilderness lodges located on family-owned inholdings within the national park and preserve with direct views of North America’s tallest peak. Experience the scenic beauty, wildlife and adventure of this six-million acre national park through guided outings and evening programs that will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Far North.

     

    Information regarding travel logistics 
    Reserve your land stay with Camp Denali/North Face Lodge »


    Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park

    Grand Alaska Journey

    The “Grand Alaska Journey”, led by naturalist and photographer Hugh Rose, includes the best of Alaska’s scenery and wildlife. The journey will highlight Alaska’s marine and terrestrial wildlife including the seals, sea lions, sea otters, whales, and bird life of marine ecosystem along with the grizzly bears, dall sheep, caribou, moose and other mega fauna of the interior boreal forest and tundra landscape. Hikes and treks across the varied environments will yield magnificent views of Alaska’s wilderness landscape. The journey begins in Anchorage and the nearby world-famous Prince William Sound on a 5-day voyage aboard the Discovery. From there, travel by road into Alaska’s interior for an intimate 3-day tour of Denali National Park, the crown jewel of America’s National Park system. You’ll overnight deep in the park at a comfortable lodge. The trip concludes in Fairbanks, Alaska’s “Golden Heart City.”

    Learn more about our Grand Alaska Journey »


    Shooting the Spring shorebird migration

    Spring Wildlife and Photography Voyage

    The Discovery Spring Wildlife and Photography Voyage is a 13 day land and sea adventure created with naturalists and photographers especially in mind. Spring offers outstanding bird watching, wildlife viewing and photo opportunities throughout Prince William Sound during a season that also offers some of the best weather of the year! The land portion of the trip is timed to coincide with the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival in Cordova, where you’ll stay at the Orca Adventure Lodge. The Copper River Delta serves as a critical refueling station for the migratory birds of the Western Hemisphere, making this a stunning and perhaps once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the amateur or professional naturalist to experience the largest gathering of shorebirds in the world. The trip is guided by Alaskan photo-naturalist Hugh Rose whose is generous with both photography tips and natural history insights into this epic migration. The remainder of the trip is spent on board the Discovery, touring the waters of Prince William Sound with plenty of time for more wildlife viewing and photography, plus hiking, kayaking, glacier viewing, fine dining and relaxing in the comfort of the Discovery’s salon.

    Learn more about our Spring Wildlife and Photography Voyage »


    Backcountry sea to ski vacation in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska

    Backcountry Ski Cruise

    When we first introduced it, our Sea-to-Ski Adventure was featured in Backcountry Magazine‘s November 2012 issue as America’s first yacht-accessed backcountry skiing experience. It was such a hit with both crew and guests that it’s become a regular feature on our land & sea trip list.  Join Alaska Alpine Adventures and Discovery Voyages in April for this amazing 7-day backcountry ski cruise throughout the Chugach Mountains in Prince William Sound Alaska. Explore and ski hard all day then relax aboard the Discovery with a glass of wine and gourmet meal. Intrigued? View a gallery of incredible photos from 2012 then…

    Look for Ski Cruise on our Schedules page for dates and rates »
    Go to Alaska Alpine Adventures to reserve your spot »


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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 »