Alaska's Northern Passages
& Glacier Bay National Park

Alaska Adventure Cruise

  • Wilderness Explorer
  • Expedition Ship
  • 76 Capacity
  • 8 Days
  • 2014, 2015 View Departure>
    • 2014
    • Aug 2 Sat
    • Aug 9 Sat
    • Aug 16 Sat
    • Aug 23 Sat
    • Aug 30 Sat
    • 2015
    • May 30 Sat
    • Jun 6 Sat
    • Jun 27 Sat
    • Jul 4 Sat
    • Jul 25 Sat
    • Aug 1 Sat
    • Aug 22 Sat
    • Aug 29 Sat
    • Sep 5 Sat
    • Sep 12 Sat
  • Price from
  • $2,995

Summary : Glacier Bay National Park and remote wilderness exploration highlight this adventure. Spend days cruising among massive icebergs, hiking into wildlife-rich forests with cascading waterfalls; standing atop a glacier; kayaking, paddle boarding and riding a skiff along a dramatic fjord; learning about the Tlingit culture; and whale watching. In between exploring Alaska’s wilderness, enjoy life onboard by relaxing in the hot tub or sauna, socializing with friends in the lounge, or partaking in a yoga class.

Activities : Birding, Hiking, Kayaking

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Itinerary
Day 1
Juneau, Alaska

Meet the crew, settle in, and relax with your shipmates. Within minutes you’ll be cruising the scenic channels of the Inside Passage.

Day 2 – 4
Glacier Bay National Park

Note: 2015 departures will only spend 2 days in GBNP, instead of 3 with the extra day becoming a "Captain's Choice" exploration day. One of America’s crown jewel national parks is yours to explore—Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. A National Park Ranger joins you to explore coves and corners of the bay that most visitors miss. Tidewater glaciers sweep like rivers of ice down massive mountain valleys, terminating before you in the waters of Glacier Bay.

Paddle a kayak and be awed at the face of a massive glacier. Go on a boot-sucking trek through sandbars and rainforest. And ride a skiff along shore for an up-close exploration of Glacier Bay. You'll find sea lions, mountain goats, sea otters, bears, moose, eagles, and spectacular scenic backdrops. Linger near South Marble Island to spot the many species of rare sea birds that call this area home. Keep your eyes on the water and the island for brightly-colored puffins and Black Oystercatchers. Stop in Bartlett Cove for a visit to the Park Service's Headquarters.

Day 5
Icy Strait

Set your course for arguably the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska. Join the Captain on the bridge or the Expedition Leader out on deck in search of marine mammals. Camera in hand, begin your land and sea exploration of these remote reaches. Ride the skiffs for a closer inspection of the rugged and wild coastline with eyes set on the shore for possible bear sightings.

Day 6
Chichagof Island / Baranof Island

Meander along the spectacular waterfall coast of Chichagof Island. In the Un-Cruise expedition spirit, marvel at the grand scenery as our crew expertly guides you through unsung, glacier-carved fjords. Anchor in remote waters for an opportunity to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Explore the shoreline on an intertidal walk or forest exploration with your guides.

Day 7
Peril Strait / Sergius Narrows

Peril Strait runs 50 miles from Chatham Strait to Salisbury Sound. This haven for small boats is scenically highlighted by a very narrow connecting passageway called Sergius Narrows and an opening at Hoonah Sound. This historic and wildlife-rich waterway is a great place to watch the shoreline for bears, the waters for otters and whales, and to look skyward for eagles. The passage narrows to only 300 feet in one spot (24 feet deep). After an adventurous, but “un-perilous” day, toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner and a “photo journal” of your trip presented by your Expedition Leaders.

Day 8
Sitka, Alaska

Gather for breakfast this morning as you cruise into Russian-influenced Sitka for disembarkation. Transfer to the airport.

Notes

Due to the nature of the exploration, the itinerary is a guideline and may change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

Reverse Itinerary: Sitka to Juneau 7/19/2014, 8/2/2014, 8/16/2014, 8/30/2014, 6/6/2015, 7/4/2015, 8/1/2015, 8/29/2015, 9/12/2015

2015 Departures: Spend only 2 days in Glacier Bay National Park, instead of 3 with the extra day becoming a "Captain's Choice" exploration day.

Included:
All onboard meals; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel; entry fees to national parks/preserves; most from-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, and yoga.

Not Included:
Airfare; items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages and massages; optional gratuities; select optional excursions; travel insurance; port taxes and fees; fuel surcharge may apply.