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- Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve
- Icy Strait and Point Adolphus area, feeding ground for humpback whales
- Experience the waterfalls of Chichagof Island
- Go hiking, kayaking or simply relax in the ship's hot
- Airport transfers
- All meals while onboard
- Kayaking, paddle-boarding, hiking and small-boat exploration
- Use of equipment, such as hot tub, sauna, yoga mats and hiking sticks
- Cultural and other special presentations
- Onboard professional naturalist
- All taxes, port charges and fees.
Not included: Airfare;
alcoholic beverages (wine, beer, liquor); optional excursions such as
snorkeling, massages; gratuities (typically 10% of cruise
See Alaska up-close on an Un-Cruise Adventure! This unique 76-passenger cruise allows you unparalleled personal experiences with the real Alaska. Explore by ship, skiff, kayak, and on foot. Go snorkeling, ride a wakeboard, try a paddle-board, go beachcombing, and fish right from the ship. Rrelax in a hot tub in front of an awe-inspiring glacier, and access remote coves that only the lucky few will ever see.
Day 1: Embark on your adventure in Juneau
aboard! Transfer from the Juneau airport to your small ship, the Wilderness
Explorer. (Please arrange own arrival no later than 2:30pm today) After
meeting your crew and getting acquainted with your ship's features, finish the
evening with a delicious meal as we anchor in Windham Bay.
2-4: Glacier Bay National Park:
Today enter Glacier Bay National
Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Here we will pick up the
National Park Ranger who will be with us to explore coves and corners of the
bay that most visitors miss. One of America's crown jewel national parks will
be yours to explore and marvel at for the next three days. Here in the bay
there are sea lions, mountain goats, bears, moose, eagles, and spectacular
scenic backdrops. Linger near South Marble Island and spot the many species of
birds including puffins. After searching for more wildlife, stop at the Park
Service's Headquarters at Bartlett Cove for a hike through the rainforest or
possibly a native cultural presentation. Tidewater glaciers sweep like rivers
of ice down massive mountain valleys, terminating before you in the waters of
Glacier Bay. Enjoy two consecutive evenings in virtual isolation inside
Glacier Bay at anchor in a hidden cove as larger vessels have exited the bay.
Conditions permitting, you will also have a rare opportunity to hike or kayak
or tour via shore boat.
Day 5: Icy Strait
course for arguably the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska. Join the
Captain on the bridge or the Expedition Leaders/Naturalists out on deck in
search of marine mammals, primarily in the Icy Strait/Pt. Adolphus area. Ride
the skiffs for a closer inspection of the remote coastline with eyes set on the
shoreline for possible bear sightings.
Day 6: Chichagof
Meander along the “waterfall coast” of Chichagof Island.
Marvel at the grand scenery we sail through the hidden treasures of the region.
In the evening we could be anchored in Red Bluff Bay or we may discover a new
remote shelter providing another grand opportunity to lower the kayaks and
skiffs. Enjoy another delectable dinner onboard and relax in the hot tub before
calling it a day.
Day 7: Peril Strait
miles from Chatham Strait to Salisbury Sound, this haven for small ships is
scenically highlighted by a very narrow connecting passageway called Sergius
Narrows and an opening at Hoonah Sound. This wildlife-rich waterway is a great
place to explore the shoreline for bear, the waters for otters and whales, and
to watch for eagles. The passage narrows to only 300 feet in one spot (24 feet
deep.) After an adventurous, but “non-perilous” day, toast your voyage with a
festive Farewell Dinner and a “photo journal” of your trip presented by your
Day 8: Sitka — Disembark
for breakfast this morning as you cruise into Russian-influenced Sitka for
disembarkation (approx. 9:00H). Transfer provided to the airport or hotel.
(Please arrange own departure no earlier than 11:30am today)
IMPORTANT NOTESPre night in Juneau is highly recommended. Flight in and out
of Juneau can be delayed or cancelled due to weatherPost night in Sitka is also recommended to enjoy the town after cruiseDue to unforessen circumstances and the nature of the explorations, listed
itinerary is a guideline only and might change a little to maximize the
Any time after our
written confirmation: 10% of invoice total or $300 per person, whichever is
90 to 61 days prior to cruise date: $600 per person.
60 to 46
days prior to cruise date: 50% of invoice total.
45 to 31 days prior to
cruise date: 75% of invoice total.
30 to 0 days prior to cruise date: 100%
of invoice total.