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Discoverers’ Glacier Country

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Trip Length: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Prices from: $2,995 pp/do*

Single Price: $4,495 pp

2017 Dates: Apr 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26; Sept 2, 9, 16, 23.

Ships: Wilderness Adventurer
Safari Explorer

Notes: Starting rates vary by ship and departure date. Port taxes of $250 pp not included in fare.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Upscale Inside Passage cruise exploring Glacier Bay National Park

Journey through Glacier Bay National Park for two exclusive days with a Park Ranger. You’ll encounter scenic fjords and coves via kayak, paddle board, and skiff. Embark on wilderness treks through Tongass National Forest, view breathtaking glaciers and keep your ears open for “white” thunder. Enjoy unhurried time to view wildlife and to whale watch, and the unique option of the Captain’s choice of the exploration of remote, “off the guidebook” locations.

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Day 1 –Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation Arriving in Juneau, you will be transferred from the airport to our hospitality area. Upon boarding, your crew greets you with champagne and smiles. Set sail for a week of scenic channels and secluded wilderness.
Day 2 -Glacier Bay National Park
Accompanied by a National Park Ranger, over the two days in the park you’ll travel nearly 60 miles cruising up-bay to the tidewater glaciers of Grand Pacific and Margerie, which frequently calve huge icebergs into the bay. If conditions permit, we’ll lower the skiffs and weave among the icebergs that have fallen from the face of the glaciers. Enjoy an evening at anchor, and mornings paddling your kayak in the quiet of this majestic wilderness. Here in the bay are puffins and sea lions, mountain goats and bears, moose, eagles, and scenery more spectacular than any place on earth. Glacier Bay is at its best when explored by small groups with unfettered time for treks and kayaking inside the bay and wilderness areas.
Day 3 – Glacier Bay National Park  Enjoy another exclusive day exploring the glaciers and wildlife of Glacier Bay National Park
Day 4 – Icy Strait
Today’s the ultimate day of exploration. Set your course for arguably the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska. Keep watch for the telltale blow of the humpbacks as you scour the nutrient-rich waters in search of whales, porpoise, sea lions, and other wildlife. Join the Captain on the bridge or go on deck with your Expedition Leader. Late afternoon, we’ll drop the skiffs and kayaks for closer inspection of the remote coastline with eyes set on shore for possible bear sightings. This evening, take in the solitude while relaxing in the upper deck hot tub or enjoy a nightcap with your fellow yachtmates in the salon.
Day 5 – Chichagof Island / Baranof Island  With no binding agenda, today you’ll cruise the waterfall coast of Chichagof Island. Marvel at the grand scenery of Alaska’s wilderness as the crew expertly guides you through those “not in the guide book” places known only to the locals. This evening, perhaps tucking away in a waterfall-laced fjord, there’ll be time for skiffing, beachcombing or treks ashore, and kayaking to look for sea otters and bears before calling it a day near Baranof Island.
Day 6 – Frederick Sound / Stephen’s Passage
Spend the day exploring in Frederick Sound and Stephen’s Passage—another excellent chance to view humpback whales and other marine wildlife. Pass by Five Fingers Lighthouse and watch for playful antics at a large sea lion haulout made from dozens of rocky islets. Later, cruise picturesque bays, where evergreen forests crowd the shores.Note: The Safari Endeavour also visits Thomas Bay for more scintillating wilderness adventure.
Day 7 – Ford’s Terror / Endicott Arm Cliff-walled fjords sliced into the mountainous mainland are on tap today as you slowly slip into an area widely acclaimed as the most beautiful in Alaska. With more designated Wilderness Areas than any state in the nation, the finest include Endicott Arm and Ford’s Terror—a pristine tidal inlet and fjord. Explore this majestic fjord by kayak or skiff, a unique opportunity indeed. View rugged ice-covered mountains gleaming high overhead and a glacier that actively calves into the ice-filled fjord of Endicott Arm. Toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner, and before turning in, your Expedition Leaders will share a “photo journal” of your trip together.
Day 8 –  Juneau – Disembark Gather for breakfast before returning to historic Juneau. Transfer to the Juneau airport or begin your Un-Cruise hotel stay or land tour.  Safe travels to all!Due to the nature of our explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

For those of you who want to share your experiences of awe and wonder (and education) with your children or grandchildren, these special cruise dates are designed for just that! Activities onboard are available at a range of skill levels so that the entire family can engage with wildlife and culture.

Kids 12 years and under save 25% on select Kids In Nature departure dates!

Photo Credit: Un-Cruise Adventures