Prince William Sound Explorer Ultimate with Aleutian Islands


Two Wild and Wonderful Itineraries in One.

Embark on a 17-night Alaskan odyssey with UnCruise Adventures, combining the enchanting Prince William Sound Explorer and the awe-inspiring Aleutian Islands Adventure. This journey weaves through majestic glaciers, vibrant wildlife habitats, and serene fjords. Experience kayaking, hiking, and skiff excursions across diverse terrains, including the untouched beauty of Knight and Montague islands, the historic charm of Cordova, and the volcanic marvels of the Aleutian chain. Ideal for adventurers seeking a deep connection with Alaska's natural splendor and cultural richness.


  • Explore volcanic fields

  • Beachcomb rocky shorelines and hike beneath a glacier

  • Navigate along the least-visited shores in coastal Alaska

  • Search for wildlife—whales, orcas, eagles, puffins, sea otters, seals, and sea lions

  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in hidden coves and narrow fjords

  • Dozens of glaciers including Chenega, Columbia, Meares, and Sheridan

  • Island discoveries: Knight, Montague

  • Visit the tiny fishing town of Cordova

  • Explore College and Harriman glacial fjords

  • Beachcomb rocky shorelines and hike beneath a glacier

  • Navigate along the least visited shores in coastal Alaska

  • Search for wildlife—whales, orcas, eagles, puffins, sea otters, seals, and sea lions

  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in hidden coves and narrow fjords

  • B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Your day-by-day details | Whittier to Whittier & Whittier to Dutch Harbor, 17-Nights | from $9,200

DAY 1 Whittier – Embarkation

Board the vessel and immerse yourself in the anticipation of the journey ahead. Meet your fellow adventurers and crew, and toast to the unforgettable multi-activity adventures that await. (D)


DAY 2 Icy Bay Glaciers

Wake up in the glacial waterways of Icy Bay. Flowing down from the 4,000 foot surrounding peaks, Chenega, Tigertail, and Tiger glaciers are all options this morning. Hop in a skiff, and if conditions are right, glide through serene waters on a kayak with towering glaciers above and sea life teeming below. Your expedition team shares how glaciers sculpt and alter the landscape on a daily basis. Feel the essence of this land of the Chenega people, meaning “beneath the mountain,” as you weave through these deserted islands by kayak, skiff, and yacht. (BLD)


DAY 3 Captain's Choice

Tuck into the southern reaches of Prince William Sound, exploring its sculpted islands. Some call it “gunkholing”—nosing around the next cove—and there’s plenty to see. Search for whales, seals, sea lions, and seabirds from the bow or opt to kayak or beachcomb for a closer look at island life with natural and cultural history notes from your guides. (BLD)

DAY 4 Cordova

Accompanied by guides, head out for a hike below Sheridan Glacier this morning with an afternoon on your own to explore Cordova. Or, join your shipmates on a walking tour of this tiny fishing town at the mouth of the Copper River. With a population of 2,300 and no roads connecting to other towns, Cordova is only accessible by air or water. Take in the town’s Native history by nature walk, hard charger hike, an Eyak Tribe cultural program, or Prince William Sound Science Center exploration before settling back on board for a quiet overnight anchorage. (BLD)


DAY 5 Columbia Glacier

Wonder continues at Columbia Glacier, envision a daily itinerary filled with awe-inspiring glacier viewing, kayaking in icy waters, and educational talks about glacial movements and local ecology. Each day presents an opportunity to witness the dynamic landscape, capture stunning photographs, and possibly see wildlife such as seals or eagles in their natural habitat. The experience is both thrilling and educational, offering a unique perspective on Alaska's natural wonders. (BLD)


DAY 6 Unakwik Inlet & Meares Glacier

Arctic terns and bald eagles, harbor seals resting on icebergs, and the massive Meares Glacier as your backdrop, Unakwik Inlet is the perfect place to dip your paddle in the water for a kayak. Or, join a skiff tour to get farther faster in glacier country. This is wilderness at its wildest. Feel the mountains closing in as you cruise through Esther Passage. View a fish hatchery and learn about Alaska’s salmon species. Tonight, join your expedition leader for an interpretive presentation before a relaxing soak in the hot tub under the fading sun. (BLD)


DAY 7 College Fjord & Barry Arm

Wake up refreshed in College Fjord. Big mountains, big ice, and big smiles as we set out on multiple activities today. Watch ea otters float on their backs on beds of kelp with puffins in search of food. Take it all in from a kayak or skiff before capping it off with another photo share and socializing happy hour before dinner. (BLD)


DAY 8 Whittier

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and relaxing morning. Wander to your heart's delight in the quaint town of Whittier as your crew preps for additional adventure. Whittier, Alaska, is a small, remote town known for its unique setting and accessibility primarily through a long tunnel. Surrounded by mountains and water, it's a gateway to the Prince William Sound, offering stunning natural beauty and outdoor activities like fishing, boating, and glacier tours. The town's small population and isolated location contribute to its quaint, close-knit community atmosphere. Whittier's history as a strategic military port during World War II adds to its intriguing character.


DAY 9 Kenai Fjords National Park

Welcome to the mesmerizing glacial wonderland of Kenai Fjords National Park. Established in 1980, this park safeguards Alaska's glacial wilderness. Covering over 600,000 acres, it boasts stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, and magnificent tidewater glaciers. The park's 936-square-mile Harding Icefield feeds these glaciers, creating awe-inspiring fjords where land and sea intertwine. This is a place for kayaking, exploring and wildlife watching. (BLD)

DAY 10 Kodiak Island & Foul Bay

Embark on a wild and untamed journey to Kodiak Island and the breathtaking beauty of rugged landscapes and pristine waters. Paddle through calm bays on kayaking excursions, keeping an eye out for playful sea otters and majestic eagles soaring above. Each day presents new activities for water ops and wildlife watching for nature's pure magic. View spectacular volcanic islands of the Aleutian chain to the Inside Passage an essential habitat for marine mammals and some 40 million seabirds, representing more than 30 species. (BLD)


DAY 11 Katmai National Park, Kukak Bay

A landscape is alive underneath our feet, filled with creatures that remind us what it is to be wild. Katmai was established in 1918 to protect the volcanically devastated region surrounding Novarupta and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Today, Katmai National Park and Preserve also protects 9,000 years of human history and important habitat for salmon and thousands of brown bears. (BLD)


DAY 12 Ugashik National Wildlife Preserve

A day in the Alaska Peninsula Refuge offers a remarkable experience with its dramatic landscape of active volcanoes, towering mountains, and rugged coastlines. As you explore this wild region,have a change to view bears, wildlife and the salmon run. This natural spectacle, set against the backdrop of the stunning tundra, creates a day full of awe-inspiring wildlife encounters and breathtaking scenery in rugged Alaska. (BLD)


DAY 13 Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve, Kujulik Bay

No lines, no waiting! Given its remote location and challenging weather conditions, Aniakchak is one of the most wild and least-visited places in the National Park System. This landscape is a vibrant reminder of Alaska's location in the volcanically active "Ring of Fire," as it is home to a massive six-mile wide, 2,500-foot-deep volcanic crater formed during a massive eruption 3,500 years ago. Today we have the opportunity to jump into our adventure order with multi-activity days. (BLD)

DAY 14 Unga Island, Whale Search

Exposures of petrified logs and stumps along the shores of Unga Island are remnants of a sequoia or metasequoia forest buried as a result of volcanic activity millions of years ago. The petrified forest tells the story of the passage of species between Asia and America, and helps portray the climate and environment of the Aleutian Arc before humans inhabited Alaska. (BLD)

DAY 15 King Salmon or False Pass

Today's adventure will take us to either King Salmon or False Pass. The location of sandbars and channels can shift significantly because of the movement and melting of ice, seasonal sedimentation, and erosion in the area; making every visit unique. Skiff, kayak, or hike in these unique landscapes. (BLD)

DAY 16 Unalaska, Akutan Village

Today, you'll explore the town of Unalaska (a name after our own heart) and explore the Village of Akutan. This is a hidden gem nestled in the Aleutian Islands. As we anchor near this remote and picturesque locale, prepare to immerse yourself in a day of exploration and discovery. Akutan, steeped in rich Aleut heritage, offers a unique glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the Unangan people.

DAY 17 Dutch Harbor with Overnight. Disembarkation, Flight to Anchorage

Explore raw Alaska, take in the sights of the Church of the Holy Ascension-a national landmark and the oldest church building in Alaska. Hike and explore the Dutch Harbor, best known for being the home harbor of Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch.

One last breakfast with new friends before you begin to head back to Anchorage. After breakfast take your included transfer to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor airport for your flight to Anchorage.*

*Flights to anchorage not included.  (BLD)

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

Rates Shown Are Per Person. Charter Rates Not Available This Itinerary.

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