Summary : Embark on the ultimate Alaska glacier expedition. On this active adventure, discover magnificent glaciers such as Margerie, Grand Pacific, LeConte, Baird, Sawyer or South Sawyer. Experience a full day surrounded by the jaw-dropping beauty of Glacier National Park. Journey onward to Haines to learn about native Tlingit culture and hike, bike, or join a river float trip. Wildlife viewing is at its finest in Southeast Alaska. Whale watch and search for Dall's porpoises, sea lions, harbor seals, and sea otters. Scout for brown and black bears, mountain goats, moose, arctic terns, puffins, and black oystercatchers. Hike on Baird Glacier's terminal moraine, skiff through iceberg-strewn waters, and kayak or stand up paddleboard in coves and fjords.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking
$11,995 to $21,695
Hop aboard in Juneau. Your home on the water awaits, and the glaciers are calling.
Wake in a fjord flanked by sheer granite walls. In Tracy Arm, a harbor seal drifts by on an iceberg. Temps drop near icy faces and each glacier is unique—Baird, Twin Sawyers, and LeConte. Start with iceberg gardens or meadows of ferns and grasses, and end with a soak in the hot tub. Untouched Tongass unfolds and it’s anything but straight. Coast lines zig and zag. Islands dot. And all around you, ice-carved landscapes beckon like a siren song. Grab your rubber boots for bushwhacking and splashing in the mud. Take a self-propelled paddle. Skiff into the way-back. Or take it easy on a shoreline stroll. You’re in wildlife territory—nesting arctic terns, mountain goats, bears, and eagles. Humpbacks play in Frederick Sound, Stephens Passage, and Icy Strait. And another treat: there’s traditional Tlingit storytelling, totems, and dancing in Kake village. Tour Sitka’s Fortress of the Bear, home to orphaned bears. Bears also like Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds. Nose along remote shores and tuck into the woods. Your guides have plenty to share about all things Southeast. The granddaddy of parks, the grandeur of Glacier Bay quickly sinks in. Mountain goats climb, sea lions grumble, and you sail deep into the park. A park ranger joins you aboard to see the glaciers—Margerie and Grand Pacific. Lynn Canal is full of opportunity. A long paddle for the view. Search tide pools for microscopic life. Hard charge or smell the flowers on your final day in Haines—unofficial adventure capital of Alaska. Hiking and biking are on deck. Celebrate your voyage with a fond Farewell Dinner and photo recap.
Enjoy fresh pastries and a last breakfast on board. Disembark in Juneau and transfer to the airport.
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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