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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

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Trip Length: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Prices from: $3,595 pp/do*

Single Price: $5,395 pp

2017 Dates: Apr 22, 29*; May 20, 27*, 27; Jun 3*, 17, 24*, 24; Jul 1*, 15, 22*, 22, 29*; Aug 12, 19*, 19, 26*; Sept 9, 16*.

Ships: Wilderness Explorer
Wilderness Discoverer

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

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8 Days/7 Nights – Juneau to Sitka or reverse

Hike, kayak, and explore Icy Strait during three exclusive days of adventurous cruising in Glacier Bay National Park

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Enjoy three days in Glacier Bay – jewel of the US National Park system, UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Take in the mesmerizing glaciers across Glacier Bay National Park, and experience Park Ranger interpretation and the Bartlett Cove Visitor Center. Witness the Icy Strait’s whales and the Peril Strait’s wildlife. Take in spectacular birding and sea lion hauling out in South Marble Island. Trek along Chichagof Island’s waterfall coast, and explore the pristine waters aboard a custom-built, human-powered watercraft, or by kayak, paddle board, or skiff.

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Juneau, Alaska — Embarkation
Welcome aboard! Meet the crew, settle in, and relax with your shipmates. Within minutes you’ll be cruising the scenic channels of the Inside Passage.
Glacier Bay National Park
One of America’s crown jewel national parks is yours to explore and marvel at for the next two days—Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. A National Park Ranger joins you to explore coves and corners of the bay that most visitors miss. Tidewater glaciers sweep like rivers of ice down massive mountain valleys, terminating before you in the waters of Glacier Bay. Linger near South Marble Island to spot the many species of rare sea birds that call this area home. Keep your eyes on the water and the island for brightly-colored puffins and Black Oystercatchers. Stop in Bartlett Cove for a visit to the Park Service’s Headquarters.
Glacier Bay National Park
Make the best of this day in this majestic national park. Paddle a kayak and be awed at the face of a massive glacier. Go on a boot-sucking trek through sandbars and rainforest. And ride a skiff along shore for an up-close exploration of Glacier Bay. You’ll find sea lions, mountain goats, sea otters, bears, moose, eagles, and spectacular scenic backdrops.
Icy Strait
Set your course for arguably the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska. Join the Captain on the bridge or the Expedition Leader out on deck in search of marine mammals. Camera in hand, begin your land and sea exploration of these remote reaches. Ride the skiffs for a closer inspection of the rugged and wild coastline with eyes set on the shore for possible bear sightings.
Chichagof Island / Baranof Island
Meander along the spectacular waterfall coast of Chichagof Island. In the Un-Cruise expedition spirit, marvel at the grand scenery as our crew expertly guides you through unsung, glacier-carved fjords. Anchor in remote waters for an opportunity to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Explore the shoreline on an intertidal walk or forest exploration with your guides.
Captain’s ChoiceToday’s agenda is flexible. Perhaps you’ll explore a tidal inlet by kayak; feel the burn of a rain forest hike; or maybe you’ll have the opportunity to smell the breath of a humpback while skiffing in a secluded cove. The possibilities are endless—your Captain knows best.
Peril Strait / Sergius Narrows
Peril Strait runs 50 miles from Chatham Strait to Salisbury Sound. This haven for small boats is scenically highlighted by a very narrow connecting passageway called Sergius Narrows and an opening at Hoonah Sound. This historic and wildlife-rich waterway 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). After an adventurous, but “un-perilous” day, toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner and a “photo journal” of your trip presented by your Expedition Leaders.
Sitka — Disembark
Gather for breakfast this morning as you cruise into Russian-influenced Sitka for disembarkation. Transfer to the airport or begin your Un-Cruise hotel stay or land tour.

 

Photo Credit: Un-Cruise Adventures