When should you visit Alaska for the best whale watching? Where should you go to spot brown bears fishing in the wild? The travel experts at AdventureSmith Explorations are your guides to discovering Alaska's famed wildlife by land and sea. On our recommended small ship expedition cruises, your vessel has the flexibility to stick with an orca pod in a sound, or remain in a cove to watch a bear family active on the shore. With shallow drafts, small ships go where the big ships can't, and their itineraries focus on wilderness areas over port towns. On our land trips at wilderness lodges, you can choose to arrive by float plane, take the Alaska Railroad from Denali, kayak among glaciers and amazing birdlife in Kenai Fjords... Let us show you the true, wild Alaska!