Summary : Glacier Bay National Park and remote wilderness exploration highlight this adventure. Cruise among massive icebergs, marvel at glaciers, hike into wildlife-rich forests with cascading waterfalls, kayak, stand up paddleboard, skiff along dramatic fjords, learn about the Tlingit culture, and watch for whales. In between explorations of Alaska’s wilderness, enjoy life on board by relaxing in the hot tub or socializing with friends in the lounge.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Dedicated Solo Cabins
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$3,795 to $8,195
Welcome aboard! Meet the crew, settle in, and relax with your shipmates as you cruise the Inside Passage.
Get your feet wet in Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait. Your captain determines the best starting point for a backcountry adventure. Jump start your week with a paddle or skiff ride and you’re likely to be welcomed by local harbor seals.
Accompanied by a ranger in Glacier Bay—one of America’s crown jewel national parks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve—spend the day exploring. Marvel at glaciers, learn the park’s history, and take in a hike at Bartlett Cove. You’ll be entertained at South Marble Island, a Steller sea lion haulout, and guillemot colony.
Set your course for the whale- and wildlife-rich waters of Icy Strait. Then join the captain on the bridge or your expedition team out on deck to watch for whales, sea lions, mountain goats, sea otters, eagles, puffins, black oystercatchers, and other creatures.
Ride a skiff, binoculars in hand, for a close inspection of the rugged shore, keeping watch for bears. Anchored in remote waters, hop into a kayak or enjoy an intertidal walk with your guides on Chichagof and Baranof Islands.
The small boat haven of Peril Strait connects to Sergius Narrows—a magnet for wildlife and great place to watch for bears, otters, whales, and eagles.
After an adventurous last day, toast your voyage with a Farewell Dinner and a photo “journal” of your week by your expedition team.
Gather for breakfast as you cruise into Sitka, then disembark for your 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. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.
Reverse Itinerary (Sitka to Juneau):
5/9/2020, 5/23/2020, 6/20/2020, 7/18/2020, 8/15/2020
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.
Photos: © UnCruise