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Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers

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Trip Length: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Prices from: $4,695 pp/do*

Single Price: $6,095 pp

2018 Dates: May 13, 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 12, 26

Ships: Safari Endeavour
S.S. Legacy

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If you’re looking for a taste of adventure, and an Alaska experience in nature, this cruise is right for you. You’ll watch for sea life, from whales to sea lions to river otters. You’ll have great opportunities for bird watching, including bald eagles, puffins, and other seabirds. On land, you’ll watch black bears foraging on the shore. Choose which adventure tools will get you there: kayak, paddle board, skiff, or hiking boots.

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Daily Itinerary

AK-whales-wildlife-glaciers-mapDay 1: Embark in Sitka

As you settle in your cabins, and get a chance to meet the crew, we’ll begin to sail thru Sitka Sound. Take a walk on the deck with your camera for views of Mt Edgecumbe.

Day 2: Krestof Sound/Nakwasina Sound

In the sound you’ll be surrounded by the Baranof Island forest on one side, and small islands on the other. Watch for black bears on shore, as well as sea lions and eagles.

Day 3: Icy Strait

Start the morning with on-deck yoga, or head out on the water via paddle boards or skiff. If you’re feeling like a land-lover today, put on some boots and head out on a forest hike with our guides.

Day 4: Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay NP is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. A Park Ranger will join us onboard to answer all your questions – and even the questions who haven’t thought of yet! On South Marble Island, you’ll see sea lions and birds fighting for position, including puffins and black oystercatchers. In the inland shores are mountain goats and bears looking for food. Two tidewater glaciers you’ll find deep in the park are Margerie and Grand Pacific.

Day 5: Chichagof Island

Chichagof is a great location for wildlife. We’ll be watching for bears on shore and whales off our bow!

Day 6: Lynn Canal/Captain’s Choice

Lynn Canal is actually a fjord – the deepest in North America! This inlet is busy with humpback whales, Dall’s porpoise, orcas, Steller sea lions, salmon, halibut, and river otters. The captain will be looking for the best place to anchor for adventure: will you be paddling out in search of a closer look at the wildlife, or checking tide pools on the shore, or hiking through the forest with bald eagles up above?

Day 7: Haines

Haines is an eagle hotspot. You can hike with guides to the top of Chilkat Peninsula, or raft on the Chilkat River through the bald eagle preserve – either way, you’ll enjoy the view! Chilkat Tlingit members will come aboard to present their cultural history and legacy. We’ll have some free time in town where you can see the sites on foot or bike. Tonight we’ll celebrate with a Farewell Dinner and special presentation by the expedition team.

Day 8: Disembark in Juneau

 

Ask our agent about booking a pre- or post-cruise hotel, or extending your vacation with the 4-night Kenai Alpine Endeavour escorted excursion.

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