Discover Southeast Alaska

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JUL. 9-16, 2021 From $4,395
Sitka, Glacier National Park, Auke Bay, Tracy Arm, Juneau
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Discover Southeast Alaska

JUL. 9-16, 2021
Sitka, Glacier National Park, Auke Bay, Tracy Arm, Juneau
Aboard Chichagof Dream

The awesome forces of nature are on full display in Alaska—mountains eroded by massive glaciers, icebergs crowding aquamarine seas, and the cycles of plants and animals compressed into the scant weeks of an exuberant arctic summer. Spend eight days navigating the waterways of the Inside Passage aboard the 66-passenger Chichagof Dream and witness wildlife up close from its kayaks and skiffs. Learn about Alaska’s culture at a traditional Tlingit dance performance, current ice field research at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and industry with a visit to a salmon hatchery. With skilled expedition leaders by your side, encounter its abundant wildlife, magnificent peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions—while learning about the traditions of Alaska’s ancient cultures.

Check out this short video from a past Southeast Alaska trip, and see for yourself why this destination is truly a once-in-a-lifetime tour.

Cost: From $4,395
Orbridge
Activity Level: Moderate Activity
COVID-19 Information:

Health and Safety Protocols

  • Any cancellations made 90 days or more prior to the trip departure date will result in a $500 per person refund and a $350 per person Future Travel Credit (FTC) from the $850 per person deposit.
  • This $350 per person Future Travel Credit (FTC) can be used through December 31 two years after the current calendar year.

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Professor Paul Barber
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Paul Barber is a professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA. He studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Music at his home town University of Arizona, and then earned his PhD from UC Berkeley in 1998. Paul spent 3 years at Harvard as an NSF Minority Postdoctoral Fellow before joining the faculty at Boston University in 2002 and then UCLA in 2008. Paul’s research program integrates genetics, genomics, ecology, and oceanography to understand the evolution of marine biodiversity, and uses this information to promote marine conservation. The majority of this research is done in the context of education programs like The Diversity Project, a program focused on increasing participation of underrepresented minorities in marine science. Paul’s integration of research and education and passion for mentoring diversity in science has been recognized by numerous awards, including the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering, the UCLA Distinguished Teaching award, the UCLA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Award, UCLA Gold Shield Prize, and the SACNAS Distinguished Student Mentor Award. In 2017 he was named an HHMI Professor.

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $850 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Orbridge. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Fax 310-209-4271, email travel@alumni.ucla.edu, or mail to:
Orbridge
PO Box 10339
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.