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Nature Photography Trips


Harbor seal with pup on ice berg

Nature & Wildlife Photography Safaris

Capture stunning images cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage by private yacht with photo ops at every turn and a professional nature photographer as your new best friend.
Cruise the protected, scenic bays and fjords with Alaska Sea Adventures with a small group limited to only 8 participants. You'll learn how to use light to your best advantage and receive instant "on the spot" advice from a professional on how to make the most of your equipment and ability.

Wildlife highlights feature sea lions at haul-outs, eagles flying overhead, Dall's porpoises, orca, and bears – both black and brown. Our guides enthusiastically fill us in on the geology, glaciology, and natural history of the animal and plant life of the area, making the world we see come alive.

humpback whale mouths
An Explosion of humpback whale mouths during a cooperative feeding event!

Whales are our specialty! We will have daily opportunities to observe humpback whales in Frederick Sound,  observe and photograph the amazing cooperative ‘bubble-net’ feeding lunges.

While Southeast Alaska offers an incredible array of opportunities for nature photography, it also presents its challenges. The low light of an overcast day, the sudden sighting of wildlife that just won't sit still, or the gentle motion of the boat on the water all present special challenges for the nature photographer. That's why our special photography expeditions are led by a professional nature photographer. If you're a little uncertain about your abilities behind the lens, you'll be able to receive instant "on the spot" advice from a professional on how to make the most of your equipment and ability as you make memories that will last forever with your camera.

Scenics include; calving glaciers, ice bergs, temperate old growth rain forest, isolated beaches, small boat commercial fishing, spawning-jumping salmon and a myriad of sea birds.

Alaska wildlife photography tour

As you cruise the protected channels & fjords of the Inside Passage, you'll learn how to use light to your best advantage. Whether it's capturing a spectacular Southeast sunset, or creating surreal images using the beautiful blue light reflected by glacier ice, the essence of nature photography in this incredible region is striving to reflect the dynamic nature of this ever-changing landscape. Many nature photographers find that their images of Southeast Alaska speak far more profoundly than words ever could of the wild and precious beauty of Alaska's Inside Passage.

Highlights of the trip might include a walk around a grounded glacier or gentle hikes through the temperate rainforest beneath tree limbs cloaked in moss. Perhaps we'll explore the tiny world held captive in the tide pools, watch waterfalls tumble down steep mountains, or visit a Native village to meet and learn about the people who, for centuries, have lived & created art, based on the natural world, in this area. A soak in natural hot springs might be in order after a walk to a mountain lake. Or maybe the evening calls for a peaceful kayak or skiff excursion in a secluded bay.

Our substantial knowledge of the area acquired over the past 35 years has proven us the choice for small group customized expeditions. We are glad to create a special trip for your group or family. See available custom charter dates on our schedule.

Our small group guided trips fill quickly so be sure to reserve your space soon!

Guided 2006 and 2007 photography adventures are listed below.


2015 Spring Nature Photography Trips
Petersburg to Sitka Spring Repositioning Trips
Trip A015
5 days/4 nights
March 20 - 24, 2015
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
$2,450
$2,450
$2,450
$2,950
All Cabin Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy
  Special Sitka Sound Herring Spawn / Eagles & Whales
Trip A025
9 days/8 nights
March 27 - April 4, 2015
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
$4,950
$4,950
Reserved
Reserved
All Cabin Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy
  Herring Spawn Special Explorer with Juan Pons Wildlife photo
Trip A035
9 days/8 nights
April 6 - 14, 2015
  Hoonah Sound Herring Spawn - Eagles, Herring, Photograhy, & Whales
Trip A045
9 days/8 nights
April 17 - 25, 2015
  Seymour Canal Herring Spawn Event
Trip A055
8 days/7 nights
April 27 - May 4, 2015
 
2015 Summer Nature Photography Trips
Guided Focus on Whales/Photography
w/ Jim Nahmens more info
Trip A135
8 days/7 nights
July 5 -12, 2015
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
All Cabin Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy
Guided Focus on Whales/Photography
w/ Dr. Adam Pack more info
Trip A145
8 days/7 nights
July 14 - 21, 2015
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
Reserved
Reserved
$5,650
$6.250
All Cabin Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy
  Whales & Glaciers Photography
Trip A175
8 days/7 nights
August 10 - 17, 2015
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
Reserved
$5,650
$5,650
Reserved
All Cabin Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy
 
2015 Fall Nature Photography Trips
Humpback Pre-migration Gathering
Trip A235
8 days/7 nights
November 7 - 14, 2015
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
$3,900
$3,900
$3,900
$4,600
Humpback Pre-migration Gathering
Trip A245
8 days/7 nights
November 15 - 22, 2015
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
$3,900
$3,900
$3,900
$4,600
All Cabin Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy
Humpback Pre-migration Gathering
Trip A255
8 days/7 nights
December 1 - 8, 2015
Reserved
Humpback Pre-migration Gathering
Trip A265
8 days/7 nights
December 10 - 17, 2015
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
$3,900
$3,900
$3,900
$4,600
All Cabin Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy

2016 Spring Nature Photography Trips
Petersburg to Sitka Spring Repositioning Trips
Trip A016
5 days/4 nights
March 20 - 24, 2016
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
$2,450
$2,450
$2,450
$2,950
All Cabin Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy
  Special Sitka Sound Herring Spawn / Eagles & Whales
Trip A026
9 days/8 nights
March 27 - April 4, 2016
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
$4,950
$4,950
$4,950
$5,600
All Cabin Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy
  Herring Spawn Special Explorer
Trip A036
9 days/8 nights
April 6 - 14, 2016
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
$4,950
$4,950
$4,950
$5,600
All Cabin Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy
  Hoonah Sound Herring Spawn - Eagles, Herring, Photograhy, & Whales
Trip A046
8 days/7 nights
April 18 - 25, 2016
  Seymour Canal Herring Spawn Event
Trip A056
8 days/7 nights
April 27 - May 4, 2016
 
2016 Summer Nature Photography Trips
Guided Focus on Whales/Photography
w/ Jim Nahmens more info
Trip A146
8 days/7 nights
July 14 - 21, 2016
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
Reserved
$5,650
$5,650
Reserved
All Cabin Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy
Guided Focus on Whales/Photography
w/ Dr. Adam Pack more info
Trip A156
8 days/7 nights
July 23 - 30, 2016
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
All Cabin Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy
 
2016 Fall Nature Photography Trips
Humpback Pre-migration Gathering
Trip A236
8 days/7 nights
November 5 - 12, 2016
Hold
Humpback Pre-migration Gathering
Trip A246
8 days/7 nights
November 14 - 21, 2016
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
$3,900
$3,900
$3,900
$4,600
All Cabin Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy
Humpback Pre-migration Gathering
Trip A256
8 days/7 nights
November 27 - December 4, 2016
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Guest Cabin
Suite
$3,900
$3,900
$3,900
$4,600
All Cabin Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy

"With the footage and photos we all gathered on this trip I'm sure Discovery Channel & National Geographic would be proud. ...beautiful backdrop, as Alaska always is for those whale photos"

Jodi
Canberra, Australia

Pigeon Guillemont (Cepphus columba)

 
Humpback whale surface lunge feeding

 

"Great scenery, wonderful crew.  A wonderful time to see the Inside Passage... made my Southeastern Alaska trip so memorable.  I only shot 73 gigs of images so I'll get a bigger hard drive and come back soo!. My thanks to all the crew."

Ron H.
Lithonia GA

 

 

 

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