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Orca in Galcier Bay, Alaska, USA

The Inside Passage

The Inside Passage in Alaska’s south-east is synonymous with cruising. At Steppes we offer a range of expeditionary voyages aboard small ships that allow for intimate and in-depth exploration.

From this floating base, not only sail through the scenery but get up close exploring on foot or by small boat, through forests and muskeg, along deserted beaches or next to towering glaciers. With a sparse population, ancient forests, glaciers and salmon-rich rivers, this is a wonderful region for wildlife. The Inside Passage is made up of over a thousand named islands and hundreds of islets, and is home to the Tlingit and Haida first nation’s peoples.

Hubbard Glacier, Inside Passage, USA
Hubbard Glacier, Inside Passage, USA

Cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage

This classic sailing through Alaska’s famed Inside Passage utilises a small ship to travel down the eastern coves of the water route between Juneau and Ketchican. Unveiling some of the most visually stunning landscapes in Alaska, this voyage journeys far beyond the tourist trail to winding fjords and dramatic glacial landscapes.

9 days

from £5,195 pp

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Ultima Thule Lodge activity, Wrangell St. Elias National Park
Ultima Thule Lodge, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska

Wild Alaska by Plane & Boat

Utilising charter flights and nimble boats to travel between arguably the most visually stunning landscapes in Alaska – Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Glacier Bay and Frederick Sound – this beyond the ordinary adventure offers an in-depth insight (not to mention a remarkable birds’ eye view) of the state’s most iconic landscapes.

15 days

from £16,445 pp

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Totem Pole, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Indigenous Cultures

Discover the ancestral stories and hunter-gatherer culture of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, and see their heraldic crests and ancestral demi-gods carved in totems.

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Cystal blue glacial water

Sip a Glacier G&T

Taste a once-in-a-lifetime beverage, a G&T cooled with 10,000-year-old glacier ice.

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Sea Otter, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Watch Frolicking Sea Otters

Observe as dexterous sea otters move through the water and open clams on their stomachs.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Roxy Dukes

Roxy has had many adventures throughout the USA, and has a passion for exploring the spectacular National Parks. Roxy’s tip is to invest in a private guides that take you off the grid, transforming your experience of these epic landscapes.

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Sue Grimwood

I was inspired to travel south from an early age. My form teacher when I was nine made us listen to tapes from Shackleton’s expeditions, I didn’t know it at the time, but it obviously left a deep impression on my psyche.

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Roxy was incredibly good at assessing what we wanted from our trip to Alaska, and advising us of exactly where to go and when.

Destination: Alaska
Travel Expert: Roxy

Everything went smoothly with minimum effort on our part. We really felt Roxy took all of the arrangements off our hands, making our trip so easy, allowing us to completely concentrate on enjoying the experience.

Destination: Alaska
Travel Expert: Roxy

Knowledgeable, approachable, enthusiastic, and keen to make sure we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. I was so impressed with Roxy's hard work.

Destination: Alaska
Travel Expert: Roxy

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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