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Grand Alaska Voyage

Ultimate Prince William Sound and Denali
Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Group Size: 8 max
Begins, Ends In: Fairbanks, Anchorage
Tour Type: All inclusive

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. Look for dates and prices for specific trips below.

Tour Details

July 23 - Aug 2, 2023

Price: $8,750
Availability: 6 spaces
Guided by: Hugh Rose

This tour is booked through Discovery Voyages. Please use the booking links above. Note pricing & itinerary may change from year to year.

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Tour Highlights

  • Spend time cruising the calm, pristine and wildlife rich waters of Prince William Sound on board the classic 12 passenger motor yacht M/V Discovery
  • Visit the crown jewel of the National Park system, Denali National Park and drive the park road in our private Sprinter Van with lots of time for wildlife stops
  • Experience flying around Denali, North America’s tallest mountain in a small aircraft!
  • Sleep in a cozy log cabin in the historic goldmining community of Kantishna at Skyline Lodge
  • Glide quietly in your kayak in a sheltered fjord, as a nearby massive tidewater glacier sheds millions of tons of ice during a “calving”
  • Photograph North America’s cutest mammal, the sea otter, while they rest and play on ice floes
  • Marvel as 45 ton humpback whales “fly” out of the water while breaching
  • Quietly watch as a grizzly bear grazes on blueberries or digs up an arctic ground squirrel while driving the Denali Park Road
Prince William Sound, Denali NP
Alaska Land & Sea Adventure

Itinerary Summary

Day 1Arrive in Fairbanks, Alaska. Welcome dinner.River’s Edge ResortD
Day 2Drive to Denali National Park.Earthsong Lodge, HealyB, L, D
Day 3 - 4Explore Denali National Park, including scenic flight around Mt. Denali (weather permitting).Skyline Lodge, KantishnaB, L, D
Day 5Return through Denali National Park and drive south to Anchorage.Susitna Place B&B, AnchorageB, L, D
Day 6 - 10Drive to Whittier, board the Discovery for a grand voyage on Prince William Sound.DiscoveryB, L, D
Day 11Spend the morning on Prince William Sound then disembark and return to Anchorage.Susitna Place B&B, AnchorageB, L
Day 12Fly home from Anchorage, Alaska.B
Discovery Spring Migration

Sail Aboard the Discovery

The Discovery is meticulously fitted to combine comfort and utility with an atmosphere of charm and style. The lower deck includes sleeping accommodations for up to twelve guests in six cabins, plus crew quarters, two bathrooms with hot showers, and stowage space. Guests can readily view and photograph panoramic scenery and marine life from the ship’s complete walk-around deck and expansive windows. Unlike the cumbersome cruise ship giants, the Discovery’s size enables access to Alaska’s lesser-traveled, more intimate inside passages.

Day 1: Arrive in Fairbanks, Alaska

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: Travel To Denali National Park

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.

Alaska Denali Photo Tour

Day 3 - 4: Denali National Park, Including Scenic Flight

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.

Grand AK Moose

Day 5: Denali National Park South To Anchorage

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.

Grand AK Viewing Boat Wildlife

Day 6 - 10: Cruise Prince William Sound On The Discovery

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 11: Prince William Sound To Anchorage

Return to Whittier this afternoon after a wonderful time 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 12: Fly Home From Anchorage

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.

Included in the price:

  • Photographer naturalist guide throughout
  • Private van transportation
  • Accommodations (prices based on double occupancy)
  • Discovery Voyages cruise with Captain Dean and crew
  • Complimentary bar on board Discovery
  • User fees and equipment for activities on Discovery
  • Most meals

Not included in the price:

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

Hugh Rose

Hugh Rose has photographed and lived in northern climates most of his life with the latter part of it in Alaska. Compelled by Alaska’s natural beauty, he left a 10-year…

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Bill Mohrwinkel

Bill Mohrwinkel

Bill has lived and guided in Alaska for 25 years. He has extensive experience throughout Alaska including being part owner of a guiding business in the Arctic for 10 years,…

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