Summary : Embark on an active expedition that includes three days in Glacier Bay National Park. Experience maximum adventure ashore and afloat; see tidewater glaciers such as Margerie and Grand Pacific; visit Haines for hiking, biking, rafting, and history; bushwhack and hike in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields; and go birding at South Marble Island. Wildlife abounds: watch for whales, bears, sea lions, seals, porpoises, cormorants, and kittiwakes.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking
$2,995 to $7,795
Juneau—Alaska’s capital city! Meet your shipmates, then make your way to your home away from home. It’s time for adventure.
Grab a coffee but take in the view for a real wake up. Kelp-lined channels. Hemlock and spruce forests. Sea lions, seals, and humpbacks cruise the dark waters of Icy Strait. As you go deeper into Glacier Bay, the waters get milkier. Most visitors only see one small corner of Glacier Bay National Park. Not you. You’ve got three days and the outback is vast! Remote bays (some with names, some without) deliver dense wilderness. Paddle, skiff, rubber boots—grab gear and go. A park ranger joins you in Bartlett Cove, then it’s a flutter of activity. Puffins, guillemots, and oystercatchers make a ruckus at a sea lion haulout. The crack of a calving glacier is even louder. Explore the stomping grounds of bears, wolves, and mountain goats. A skiff, kayak, or your own two feet take you to the glacier’s face or on a towering hilltop for a powerful view.
Big days call for a dose of recovery and guided morning stretches are just the ticket. Then you’re off! Hard charge or keep it mellow; you’ll have time for both. Your captain picks hidden, off-the-map pockets in Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait. Haines’ nickname, “Adventure capital of Alaska,” sums it up. Float down the Chilkat River, go biking, or feel the burn on steep mountain trails. The views reward in spades. One last exploration of Tlingit and Klondike history before a Farewell Dinner on your final night. Your crew has a special treat—a slideshow of your adventures.
Linger over breakfast and conversation with new friends. Then safe travels to all as you're transferred to the Juneau 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.
Themed Depatures: 4/11/2020, 4/18/2020, 4/25/2020
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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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