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Wild islands, rich history, and picturesque cities

From the rocky islets, forested waterfalls, and lobster fishing villages of the North to the windswept sand dunes, swamp forests, and crabbing communities of the South, the U.S. Eastern Seaboard is a fascinating study. Shared among these regions is a surprising plethora of under-the-radar islands—some uninhabited and teeming with wildlife, and others wholly unique as they preserve rare maritime cultures. Outside the din of nearby metropolises lie remote islands and critical nesting and feeding grounds for sea turtles and puffins. Beyond these nurseries, encounter 17 species of whales and rookeries with tens of thousands of gray seals. Time stands still in estuarian backwaters, secluded coves, and island villages with no paved roads. Discover an American east coast that few know exists, and even fewer will ever experience.

(7) U.S. East Coast Itineraries

U.S. East Coast

New Exploring Coastal Maine: Lobsters, Lighthouses and Hidden Inlets

Length

8 days

  1. Jul
  2. Aug
  3. Sep

From

$5,590

Prices are per person

Highlights

U.S. East Coast

New Exploring Coastal Maine: Lobsters, Lighthouses and Hidden Inlets

Length

8 days

  1. Jul
  2. Aug
  3. Sep

From

$5,590

Top Highlights

  • Search for whales in the Stellwagen Bank Marine Reserve.
  • Visit the offshore seabird colony of Eastern Egg Rock.
  • Take advantage of the golden light of summer and early fall for excellent photographic opportunities.
  • Enjoy a classic Maine lobster boil.
  • Visit artist communities of Provincetown and Monhegan Island.

Special Offers

    U.S. East Coast

    New Exploring the Hudson River in Fall: Transformation, Conservation & Creativity

    Length

    8 days

    1. Oct
    2. Nov

    From

    $5,590

    Prices are per person

    Highlights

    U.S. East Coast

    New Exploring the Hudson River in Fall: Transformation, Conservation & Creativity

    Length

    8 days

    1. Oct
    2. Nov

    From

    $5,590

    Top Highlights

    • Experience the magic of autumn’s transitional beauty
    • Encounter fall wildlife while kayaking Constitution Marsh and Rogers Island Wildlife Management Area
    • Visit Storm King Mountain Art Center
    • Photograph the many iconic lighthouses and bridges along our journey
    • Visit Sleepy Hollow and hear Washington Irving’s ageless tale re-told.

    Special Offers

      U.S. East Coast

      New and Noteworthy

      New Exploring the Low Country: Cumberland Island to Charleston 

      Special Offers

      Length

      8 days

      1. Apr

      From

      $5,590

      Prices are per person

      Special Offers (1)
      Highlights

      U.S. East Coast

      New and Noteworthy

      New Exploring the Low Country: Cumberland Island to Charleston 

      Length

      8 days

      1. Apr

      From

      $5,590

      Top Highlights

      • Kayak in salt marshes and coastal lagoons rich with wildlife including American alligators and dolphins.
      • Get acquainted with the fascinating Gullah-Geechee culture of the Sea Islands, a blend of West African and English languages and traditions developed by enslaved people in the 18th-century.
      • Meet researchers at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island; and enjoy excellent spring birding, watching for roseate spoonbills, wood storks, and tricolored herons and up to 20 species of migrant warblers.
      • Experience the historic city centers of the south on walking tours through Brunswick, Savannah, and Charleston.

      Special Offers

      • 4TH GUEST TRAVELS FREE

        4th person travels free on select departures. Book by February 28, 2022. Bookings of three full-paying guests may bring a fourth person for free on select departures. Offer applicable only on bookings of two double-occupancy cabins, and second cabin must be in same category or lower as first cabin. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, not applicable on airfare or extensions, and is not combinable with other offers. Call for details.

      U.S. East Coast

      New New York City to Cape Cod: Whales, Great White Sharks, and Seafaring History

      Special Offers

      Length

      8 days

      1. Jun
      2. Aug
      3. Oct

      From

      $5,590

      Prices are per person

      Special Offers (1)
      Highlights

      U.S. East Coast

      New New York City to Cape Cod: Whales, Great White Sharks, and Seafaring History

      Length

      8 days

      1. Jun
      2. Aug
      3. Oct

      From

      $5,590

      Top Highlights

      • Hike, kayak, and Zodiac-cruise little known archipelagos along the north shore of Long Island Sound.
      • See historic whalers, schooners, and well smacks at Mystic Seaport, the largest maritime museum in the world.
      • Visit Plum Island, a haven for wildlife and bird species, and learn about efforts to save the island from development from a conservation specialist.
      • Explore and learn fascinating histories of islands like Penikese Island—a former leper colony.
      • Learn about the diverse ecosystems of the area and speak with researchers doing important conservation work.
      • Watch for whales in some of the richest marine waters in North America.
      • Search the Atlantic for great white sharks along the outer shores of Cape Cod

      Special Offers

      • 4TH GUEST TRAVELS FREE

        4th person travels free on select departures. Book by February 28, 2022. Bookings of three full-paying guests may bring a fourth person for free on select departures. Offer applicable only on bookings of two double-occupancy cabins, and second cabin must be in same category or lower as first cabin. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, not applicable on airfare or extensions, and is not combinable with other offers. Call for details.

      Expedition Highlights

      Navigate wild Southern barrier islands, rugged Northern coastlines, America’s largest estuary, and a serene river valley in their peak seasons for scenic beauty and wildlife encounters. Actively discover tiny remote communities, little-known islands, and pristine natural landscapes on the lookout for puffins and whales, sea turtles and seals, and bald eagles and roseate spoonbills. Kayak past lighthouses and fishing villages, stroll squares lined with graceful mansions and live oaks, and hike trails under a canopy of vivid autumn foliage. Visits to regional historic and cultural treasures and exceedingly fresh, locally sourced foods are added delights.

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