Day 1: Juneau
In the afternoon, transfer from the airport or hospitality area to your small ship for embarkation. Meals are included onboard beginning with dinner tonight. (Please arrive no later than 2:30pm / 14:30H today.)
Day 2: Captain's Choice
Enjoy the remote waterways of Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait today. Slip into a kayak or try out your skills paddle boarding and gliding along rocky outcroppings with your guides. Watch for harbor seals and bald eagles.
Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park
Explore Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. A National Park Ranger joins as you uncover coves and corners of the bay. Spot the many species of rare sea birds and keep your eyes on the water and the island for brightly-colored puffins and black oystercatchers. Look for sea lions, mountain goats, bears, eagles, and spectacular scenic backdrops. Tidewater glaciers sweep like rivers of ice down massive mountain valleys, terminating before you in the waters of Glacier Bay. A stop is made in Bartlett Cove for a visit to the Park Service's Headquarters.
Day 4: Icy Strait
Set course for arguably the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska. Join the Captain on the bridge or the Expedition Leaders in search of marine mammals. Ride the skiffs for a closer inspection of the remote coastline with eyes set on the shoreline for possible bear sightings.
Day 5: Chichagof Island
Explore the spectacular waterfall coast of Chichagof Island. Anchor in remote waters for an opportunity to kayak. Explore the shoreline on an intertidal walk or forest exploration.
Day 6: Kuiu Island
Discover many secluded coves of the island and the region's intertidal zones, and watch for whales and sea lions. Gear up for a guided hike with your expedition team for a new perspective of the vast, stunning Tongass National Forest.
Day 7: Peril Strait / Sergius Narrows
Running 50 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 is a great place to watch the shoreline for bears, the waters for otters and whales, and to look skyward for eagles. The passage narrows to only 300 feet in one spot (24 feet deep.) In the evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner.
Day 8: Sitka
Disembark at about 9:00H. A transfer is provided to the airport or the Un-Cruise hospitality area. (Please arrange a departure flight no earlier than 11:30H!)