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Alaska’s Glaciers & Whales

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Trip Length: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Prices from: $3,995 pp/do*

Single Price: $5,195 pp

2018 Dates: May 6, 20, 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22; Aug 5, 19

Ships: Safari Endeavour
S.S. Legacy

Notes: Fares do not include port charges or gov't fees.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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How many glaciers can we visit on this cruise? We’ll head to LeConte, Baird, Sawyer and South Sawyer. Want to hike on a glacier? We’ll hike the terminal moraine of Baird Glacier! Plus skiff through the icebergs floating in Tracy Arm. And don’t forget all the wildlife that’ll be watching you: eagles, harbor seals, sea otters, black and brown bears, sea lions, arctic terns, and whales! After adventuring all day, you can always come back to the ship for a relaxing dip in the hot tubs – with a great view!

 

Themed 2018 Departures

Alaska Insider: May 6.

Photography: May 20, 27.

Music/Entertainment: June 3.

Marine Biology: June 10; August 19.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Embark in Juneau

Day 2: Tracy Arm/Stephens Passage

This morning, you’ll wake up inside a fjord with sheer granite walls. Grab a cup of coffee and head to the bow to watch it all – waterfalls, icebergs, harbor seals. Be the first onboard the skiff (after you’ve grabbed your hat and gloves), and get a close-up look at the glacier. Listen to the expedition guide as they point out the signs of the ice age around you, and wildlife that might make an appearance.

Day 3: Thomas Bay/Baird Glacier

Muskeg and mud in the backcountry! Hike Baird’s moraine, with your eyes peeled for the gold and quartz this area is known for. This is a great nesting area for arctic terns, who seem to enjoy the ‘lunar’ look of the glacial plains.

Day 4: LeConte Glacier/Ideal Cove

The southernmost tidewater glacier in North America, Le Conte is a great place to get a closer look at icebergs! At low tide, you can walk through the mudflats to see the icebergs stuck in the mud. At high tide, ride the skiff out to the icebergs. Take the boardwalk trials of Ideal Cove or try your hand at paddle boarding while we’re in a quiet cove.

Day 5: Kake/Frederick Sound

The Tlingit word kake means ‘opening of daylight.’ This morning, we’ll visit a natice village for traditional storytelling and dancing. They have an 132-foot totem pole! Afterwards, head out into Saginaw Bay for kayaking. Keep your eyes out for black bears on shore, eagles in treetops, or orange-billed surf scoters. Hikers can head out with a guide for an off-the-map adventure. When our ship cruises thru Frederick Sound, the captain will keep an eye out for humpback whales.

Day 6: Baranof Island/Peril Strait

Baranof Island is some of the most untouched wilderness in the Tongass. Go bushwacking or kayak along the shoreline.

Day 7: Sergius Narrows/Neva Strait

Baranof Island is a curvy shoreline of coves that make its protected beaches popular for wildlife who also want to take it easy. We’ll end our day with a special Farewell Dinner, and the crew will provide a special closing to our week.

Day 8: Disembark in Sitka

Photo Credit: Un-Cruise Adventures