Summary : Explore the back passages and narrow waterways of the most remote areas of Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage while navigating its wilderness by small ship. Reach rarely seen areas where majestic scenery and pristine beauty are around every turn. Discover glacial landscapes, old growth and rain forests, whales, and rich cultural roots. How you choose to explore it further—by kayak, stand up paddleboard, skiff or on foot—is entirely up to you.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling
$3,795 to $7,795
After a hearty welcome from your crew, get acquainted with your shipmates and set sail for Endicott Arm.
Snow-covered mountains, glowing blues, and the white thunder of calving ice take your breath away at the face of Dawes Glacier.
Gliding through Endicott Arm, spot seals taking respite on the glacier’s smaller “bergy bits” and, tides permitting, explore narrow Fords Terror.
Poetic in every sense of the word, Thomas Bay offers up some of the finest paddling and hiking in Southeast Alaska. Take it easy on a lush forest trail or intertidal shore walk. Or get down and dirty in the muskeg and mud.
In Wrangell, totems and a sacred tribal house tell legends and lore of the Tlingit and Haida.
Wildlife is everywhere. In Stephens Passage and along Behm Canal, it’ll likely take shape in the form of bears, wolves, harbor seals, sea lions, orca, and humpbacks.
Soak in Misty Fjords National Monument, affectionately called “The Yosemite of the North.” Glacial valleys filled with sea water and sheer 3,000-foot cliffs are a haven for sea birds, bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, moose, and other wildlife.
At the end of the last day, body well exercised and soul well filled, celebrate! Swap stories with your captain at the Farewell Dinner and share laughs with new friends over a slideshow recap.
All good adventures come to an end. After breakfast, transfer to the Ketchikan airport.
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. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.
Reverse Itinerary (Ketchikan to Juneau): 8/3/2019, 8/31/2019, 6/6/2020,7/4/2020, 8/1/2020, 8/29/2020
"Kids and Families" Depature: 7/4/2020
Enjoy family-focused fun such as scavenger hunts, forest foraging, kayaking and paddle board relays, beach parties, traditional Native song and dance, and arts and crafts activities. A special UnCruise Youth Adventurist hosts your experience. Please contact ExpeditionTrips for details.
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: © Eric Lindberg, © UnCruise