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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: $5,895 pp

Sale: Save $200 pp on select Spring 2018 departures!
Book by: 12/15/2017

2018 Dates: April 21, 28; May 19, 26; June 9, 16, 23; July 7, 14, 21; Aug 4, 11, 18; Sept 8, 15.

Ships: Wilderness Explorer
Wilderness Discoverer

Notes: Port charges 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


Enjoy two full 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, learn from the Park Ranger on board, 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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Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Embark in Juneau

As soon as everyone’s on board and settled with some bubbly, we’ll set out with views of the Coast Mountain and Southeast Alaska.

Day 2: Captain’s Choice

The Captain will decide which seems a better option today: Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait. Our onboard guides will help you get the appropriate gear on – you can head out by kayak or paddleboard to take in the wonders of Alaska. Watch for bald eagles in the trees, and harbor seals bobbing up around you.

Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site & Biosphere Reserve is 3.3 million acres of Alaskan wonders to discover! A park ranger will come onboard at Bartlett Cove to point out amazing sites and teach us about the park’s history. On South Marble Island, we’ll see/hear/smell the sea lions! Watch for foraging bears and mountain goats, as well as orange-beaked puffins, marbled murrelets, guillemots and more. As we head towards Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers, you’ll notice the water turning milky white from glacial silt.

Day 4: Icy Strait

We’re getting close to the Pacific Ocean in search of whales and other marine mammals. Sea lions, porpoises, and dolphins could all make an appearance today. You can also choose to explore the coastline, either by hiking or on the skiff.

Day 5: Chichagof Island/Peril Strait

Join our guides for on-deck yoga this morning, which will loosen you up before your kayak or skiff ride this morning. Look for giant trees, tidal pools, and bears while hiking in the Tongass.

Day 6: Sergius Narrows/Neva Strait


Morning fog lies thick in these woods. As we pass through the narrows, you’ll notice the shorelines coming closer… at its narrowest, 300 feet wide and 24 feet deep! Look for otters cracking a snack on their bellies, or go for a hike in the backcountry.

Day 7: Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds

Along Baranof Island are remote, uninhabited islands, creating secluded coves and islets all along the island. Pick your adventure and get off the boat: will you explore by kayak, paddleboard, skiff, or beach combing? This evening we’ll close with a Farewell Dinner and your guides will present a look back at your trip via photos.

Day 8: Disembark in Sitka

Photo Credit: Un-Cruise Adventures