Summary : Embark on the definitive glacier expedition—discover LeConte, Baird, Sawyer, and South Sawyer. Experience Tlingit native culture on a private village tour of Kake, whale watch in Frederick Sound and scout for wildlife such as eagles, arctic terns, black and brown bears, sea otters, harbor seals, and sea lions. Skiff through the iceberg-filled waters of Tracy Arm. Boardwalk, bushwhack, and hike trials in magnificent Tongass National Park. Enjoy included kayaking and stand up paddleboarding in hidden coves and narrow fjords.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking
$6,295 to $11,395
Hello, Juneau! Captain and crew get you settled on your ship. Unpack your adventurous spirit and set sail for Stephens Passage.
You’re cruising in waters frequented by humpbacks. Mountain goats, bears, and eagles are regulars here, too. Drifting icebergs. Cascading waterfalls. At the end of Tracy Arm— an ice-carved fjord—you’ll get an up-close look at the face of a glacier. Feel the chill and layer up while you listen for the crack of white thunder. At Baird Glacier, don’t forget your rubber boots. Hike the lunar landscape of a glacial outwash. And at LeConte— North America’s southern-most tidewater glacier—skiff the iceberg gardens or, tides depending, walk among the bergs in the mudflats.
The Tongass delivers in Ideal Cove. Stroll a boardwalk trail through a muskeg or test your balance on a paddle board. Drop the kayaks for some paddling in the Keku Islands and Neva Strait. Through Chatham and Peril Straits, keep watch for critters. You’re treated to traditional dancing and storytelling at the native Tlingit village of Kake. And on your last full day, head to the woods for a bushwhack or an intertidal walk on Baranof Island. Take in one last paddle before a Farewell Dinner and slideshow celebration. What a week!
Breakfast with your shipmates, then it’s hugs goodbye. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Read this itinerary as a guide only; the itinerary is a guideline and may change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.
Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day; shipboard accommodations; from-the-vessel activities and equipment such as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding; exclusive activities and shore visits; wellness amenities; gear on loan (yoga mats, hiking poles, and a limited supply of rubber boots); entry fees to national parks/preserves; all meals onboard the ship; most alcoholic beverages; non-alcoholic beverages. Inclusions subject to change without notice.
Airfare; travel protection (recommended); items of a personal nature; some premium alcoholic beverages; optional gratuities; port taxes and fees; fuel surcharge may apply.
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