I am still a little jet lagged and still riding high from all the adventures of the last two weeks in Alaska. While it’s impossible to recount all the beauty, adventure, activity and majesty of Alaska in one short post, I’m going to give you some of the highlights from our Alaska cruise.
Highlights from our Alaska Cruise
After a long flight, we arrived in Vancouver where our Seabourn Cruise would begin. In case you missed it, I started off with a fabulous City Running Tour in Vancouver. A city I can’t wait to get back to soon.
Sea Cycling in Ketchikan
What a different experience to see the wildlife up close while pedaling about 2 miles on a sea cycle. We saw tons of bald eagles, seals and salmon up close. The only day that we had a little rain.
Kayaking in Misty Fjords
One of the top experiences we had! We jumped into kayaks straight off our ship and explored the Inside Passage of Alaska. Paddling right by waterfalls and glaciers was an experience I will never forget. Trying to steer a double kayak is not always easy!
Hiking in Rainbow Falls
Hiking through a temperate Rain Forest in Wrangell. Luckily we had a dry, warm day as we crossed creeks and headed towards the summit for a picturesque view.
Our second Kayak adventure
This was one of the most beautiful and unique experiences. The water was super cold so we had to suit up in these dry suits. Kayaking amongst floating icebergs and seals was epic. Quite the current out there too from the winds off of the glacier. A once in a lifetime experience.
Brown bear, brown bear what do you see?
In the middle of our very scenic cycling tour in Haines, we literally had to stop for bears in the road. Only in Alaska! We were able to watch the brown bears fish out salmon from the river and feed their cubs. Truly epic! This spot is frequented by bears during salmon season and there is literally a forest ranger there to protect them.
My first whale tail
Admittedly, I was not enthused about going whale watching but it was pretty cool to see them up close. Even managed to capture this tail as he dove in.
Got in one run too!
Finally got my Alaskan run in on one of our last days. 62 degrees and sunny is kind of unheard of this time of year. We were so incredibly lucky with the weather the whole trip.
Thanks so much for taking the time to check out all of my highlights from our Alaska cruise. Truly one of the best trips we have ever taken. The pictures do not do it justice. I was blown away by the beauty and tranquility. Hope I have the chance to go back and see the rest of the state at some point.
What was the best vacation that you have ever taken? Ever been to Alaska?