Alaska Adventure Cruise - Alaska Fjords and Glacier Bay | 14 Nights

 

Experience the Wonder of Wild Places

The ultimate Alaska. Spend two days in Glacier Bay National Park, skiff to glaciers, hike in the Tongass National Forest, and learn about Native cultures.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Glacier Bay National Park - active exploration
  • Maximum adventure ashore and afloat
  • Haines - hiking, biking, kayaking, local brews/spirits, and history
  • Bushwhack and hike in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields
  • Whales and wildlife - bears, sea lions, seals, porpoises, eagles
  • Birding at South Marble Islands - puffins, oystercatchers, cormorants, and kittiwakes
  • Corner Bay, brown bear county and hikes. Stories of select logging by Alaskans.
  • Birding at South Marble ġsland—puffins, oystercatchers, cormorants, and kittiwakes
  • Margerie, Grand Pacific, Dawes, Lamplugh, and the twin Sawyers Glaciers
  • Navigate winding Wrangell Narrows, Behm Canal, and Tracy Arm
  • Discover Misty Fjords National Monument
  • Adventure exploration in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields
  • Visit the towns of Haines and Pelican
  • B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Your day-by-day details | Juneau to Ketchikan, Alaska (*or reverse) from $8100 to $15,500 per person

DAY 1 Juneau Embarkation


Arriving in Juneau, you will be transferred from the airport to our checkin area. Upon boarding, your crew greets you with champagne and smiles. Set sail for a week of scenic channels and secluded wilderness. (D)

 

DAY 2 Saint James Bay Park


Just what you need, morning stretches on deck with your guide. Warm those hard-at-play muscles. You know firsthand conditions in Southeast change one inlet to the next. Your captain is at the helm and picks just the right spot. The adventures are as big as the water is deep! So many hidden pockets in the Tongass National Forest. Give your paddle board skills a glide. Watch for big-eyed harbor seals from a kayak. Bushwhack into the forest of giants. Your guides know the area’s history and keep it lively. (BLD)

 

DAY 3 Haines


The center of adventure. Tucked beneath snowcapped peaks, Haines has it all. Hiking, biking, kayaking, and history. One thing’s for sure—the trails are irresistible. Go easy, or feel the burn—whatever your speed, the views reward in spades. Your expedition team shares the city’s captivating history. A trading outlet for Chilkat Tlingit, they called it “Dtehshuh”—the end of the trail. European explorers, the Klondike gold rush, a U.S. Army outpost—influences still apparent today. What holds your interest? Follow your curiosity on a self-led tour. (BLD)

DAY 4 Icy Strait / George Island


Before you do anything, look out the window. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this far northwest corner is worth exploring. And if the tides are right, head out in the skiff with one of the guides for a closer exploration of the rugged shore. Seals and sea lions haul out on rocky outcroppings, resting before they disappear in the water to search for food. On the famed “George Island”, hike with a close-up opportunity for sea otters and a World War II cannon that sits in the wilderness today. Whatever you do—wilderness trekking, skiffing, or paddling—our experienced crew is with you every step of the way. (BLD)

 

DAY 5 Lisianski River / Pelican Town


The tiny fishing community (75 year round residents) of Pelican plays host to sport fishermen and kayakers in the summer. Join your guide for a 6 mile hike on the Lisianski trail, or a 4-mile trek through old-growth forest and an historic mining area on Bohemia Basin. Take a skiff or kayak along the coast in search of brown bears, Sitka black-tail deer, whales, orca, sea lions, or rafts of sea otters. (BLD)

 

DAY 6 Glacier Bay National Park


South Marble Island is abuzz with activity. View the sea lions at play. They add a distinct aroma to the air, too. Watch rare sea birds, black oystercatchers, and orange-beaked tufted puffins can’t be missed. Tucking into silent Tidal Inlet—the stomping grounds for bears, wolves, mountain goats, eagles—the backdrop is spectacular. At the end of the western-most arm of the bay sits Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers. And possible views of glacial calving. (BLD)

 

DAY 7 Chichagof Island & Neka Bay


Remote passages offer more opportunities for you to search for the mighty humpback whale. Keep your binoculars at hand and watch for the misty spout of these gentle giants as they feed in the waters around you. Anchor in a remote Chichagof Island inlet. Backpacks loaded and adventure toys lowered (skiffs, paddle boards, kayaks), it’s time to go play. Stick to the water in a kayak excursion, and don’t forget to look above and below the surface. A nosy seal could be watching your every stroke while you spy tiny creatures clinging to rock, or beachcomb the rocky shores. (BLD)

 

DAY 8 Juneau


You might choose to purchase a tramway ticket that provides a ride up the Mt. Roberts Tram, where views unfold as you ascend 1,800 feet through the forest. At the top, explore the trails and Nature Center; back at the bottom, explore Alaska’s heritage at the Alaska State Museum. Both options also include a lunch voucher for a local restaurant. Complimentary laundry service is provided today. (BLD)

 

DAY 9 Tracy Arm / Fords Terror Wilderness


Jutting off Stephens Passage with two deep, glacially carved fjords, this designated wilderness area contains over 600,000 acres. Cruise past chunks and chunks of floating ice. It’s a harbor seal’s delight lazing away the day atop a floating bergie. If conditions are right, skiffs are the ticket to getting in close. (BLD)

 

DAY 10 Frederick Sound


Humpback whales are frequent visitors of this Southeast passage. A misty spout is a sure sign they’re in the neighborhood. Your captain navigates Stephens Passage to Port Houghton. And you’re in for a boot-sucking, paddle-smacking day of adventure with your guide team. The routes are all picked out. Make your choice and make your move. Slip off the kayak launch and take it slow spotting sea stars and shore birds. Hard chargers take a long wild paddle to the salt chuck at the back of the inlet. Or, hike into the Tongass. (BLD)

 

DAY 11 Thomas Bay / Wrangell Narrows


When you come this far, you might as well go all in. This is way back backcountry of Alaska’s wilderness. Glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. In this playground, it’s all an option today. Kayak and skiff in water almost clear as glass. The mirror image of fjord walls plays on the surface. Hike through the outwash of Baird Glacier. Or keep it green on an interpretive walk through a grassy meadow into the forest. Later, wind into the Wrangell Narrows. Abundant bright red and green navigation lights guide the way. It’s nicknamed “Christmas Tree Lane,” of course. (BLD)

 

DAY 12 Blashkee Islands


The Blashkee Islands are your playground today. Afull day of choose-your-own-adventure fun. Hiking,Kayaking, skiff tours, snorkeling, and full day yak-n-whack excursions. Get ready for a full day! (BLD)

 

DAY 13 Behm Canal


Wildlife abounds. Black bears, mink, eagles. In Behm Canal, it’s all remote waterways and the isolated Tongass National Forest coves, streams, and bays. On Cleveland Peninsula, your expedition team leads a low-elevation hike near clear, rushing streams. Good opportunities for enticing forested shots of Southeast. In the water orca, porpoises, seals, and otters go about their business. Go about yours on a guided paddle in tiny, deserted waterways that feed into Behm Canal. (BLD)

DAY 14 Misty Fjords


There are places on the planet that completely overcome you. This is one of them. The beauty. The peace. The sense of place you feel. Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. And that alone is a lot to consider. Glacial valleys filled with sea water. Sheer 3,000-foot cliffs. Sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, all find safe haven here. Kayak in Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay and you find it’s just as easy to paddle and go, as it is to sit and float and take it all in. Or skiff to the base of a waterfall for fjord-released shower. Its affectionate nickname, “The Yosemite of the North,” is deserved. And it’s an amazing wrap to your week. Your captain joins you tonight for a Farewell Dinner. Celebrate and reminisce about your Alaskan journey with a “photo journal” by your crew. (BLD)

DAY 15 Ketchikan, Alaska - Disembarkation


After breakfast this morning, bid adieu to your new pals before you disembark and transfer to the Ketchikan airport or begin your extended UnCruise hotel stay or land tour. (B)

Passport required (non USA citizens). Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.


**Charter Rates Not Available This Itinerary**

Ship Departing Sundays 2023 Date Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder Admiral Single Navigator

From Ketchikan

April 16

$8100

$8900

$9800

$10,800

$9000

From Juneau

April 23

$8900

$9800

$10,800

$11,900

$9800

From Ketchikan

May 7

$9800

$10,800

$11,900

$13,200

$10,800

From Juneau

May 14

$9800

$10,800

$11,900

$13,200

$10,800

From Ketchikan

May 28

$10,500

$11,700

$12,800

$14,300

$14,700

From Juneau

June 4

$10,500

$11,700

$12,800

$14,300

$14,700

From Ketchikan

June 18

$10,500

$11,700

$12,800

$14,300

$14,700

From Juneau

June 25

$10,500

$11,700

$12,800

$14,300

$14,700

From Ketchikan

July 9

$10,500

$11,700

$12,800

$14,300

$14,700

From Juneau

July 16

$10,500

$11,700

$12,800

$14,300

$14,700

From Ketchikan

July 30

$10,500

$11,700

$12,800

$14,300

$14,700

From Juneau

August 6

$10,500

$11,700

$12,800

$14,300

$14,700

From Ketchikan

August 20

$10,500

$11,700

$12,800

$14,300

$14,700

From Juneau

August 27

$10,500

$11,700

$12,800

$14,300

$14,700

From Ketchikan

September 10

$9800

$10,800

$11,900

$13,200

$10,800

From Juneau

September 17

$9800

$10,800

$11,900

$13,200

$10,800


Ship Departing Sundays 2023 Date Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder Admiral Single Navigator

From Ketchikan

April 14

$9100

$10,200

$11,000

$12,400

$13,700

From Juneau

April 21

$9600

$10,800

$11,700

$13,100

$14,400

From Ketchikan

May 5

$10,500

$11,700

$12,800

$14,400

$15,700

From Juneau

May 12

$10,900

$12,200

$13,400

$15,000

$16,400

From Ketchikan

May 26

$11,400

$12,600

$13,900

$15,500

$17,100

From Juneau

June 2

$11,400

$12,600

$13,900

$15,500

$17,100

From Ketchikan

June 16

$11,400

$12,600

$13,900

$15,500

$17,100

From Juneau

June 23

$11,400

$12,600

$13,900

$15,500

$17,100

From Ketchikan

July 7

$11,400

$12,600

$13,900

$15,500

$17,100

From Juneau

July 14

$11,400

$12,600

$13,900

$15,500

$17,100

From Ketchikan

July 28

$11,400

$12,600

$13,900

$15,500

$17,100

From Juneau

August 4

$11,400

$12,600

$13,900

$15,500

$17,100

From Ketchikan

August 18

$11,400

$12,600

$13,900

$15,500

$17,100

From Juneau

August 25

$11,400

$12,600

$13,900

$15,500

$17,100

From Ketchikan

September 8

$10,500

$11,700

$12,800

$14,400

$15,700

From Juneau

September 15

$9600

$10,800

$11,700

$13,100

$14,400

**Rates are per person. Port Taxes and Fees $750 per person additional**

**Charter Rates Not Available This Itinerary**