Alaska: Denali to Prince William Sound

  • An immersive expedition from Alaska’s wild interior to the coast
  • Explore Denali National Park, Prince William Sound, and historic villages

National Geographic Experts


A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.

Jason Matthews
Educator, Naturalist

Called an "encyclopedia" by the New York Times, Jason is a professional naturalist, environmental educator, and guide who has been leading trips throughout the Northern Rockies for nearly 20 years. He majored in anthropology at Montana State University and is a certified Master Naturalist through the University of Montana, specializing in wolf and bear ecology. Jason is an instructor at Montana State University and an outfitter and guide who leads dog sled trips and river expeditions. He has led backcountry trips in Alaska, which he calls one of his favorite destinations. Jason works with NatGeo Wild's Casey Anderson as a location scout, wildlife tracker, and expedition planner for the show America the Wild.

Departure Dates
  • Aug 25 - Sep 01, 2015
  • Sep 06 - 13, 2015
  • Aug 23 - 30, 2016
  • Sep 02 - 09, 2016

Carl Tobin

Carl Tobin is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Outdoor Studies at Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage. He has studied human-caused damage in a riparian zone in Colorado, written a book on the climbing history of a section of the Alaska Range, and mentored students in a variety of Alaska's environmental issues. Carl loves Alaska and enjoys exploring the state through alpine-style climbing, extended wilderness bike rides, and mountain biking.

Departure Dates
  • Jun 11 - 18, 2016
  • Jun 21 - 28, 2016
  • Jul 23 - 30, 2016