Western Coves Cruise

Exploring the Inside Passage by small ship from Juneau to Ketchikan.

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Accommodation: 7 nights
  • Starting at: $3845 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: With awe-inspiring glaciers, abundant wildlife and lush rainforest scenery, cruising Alaska's famed Inside Passage will not disappoint. This small ship adventure 7-night cruise sails between the coastal towns of Juneau and Ketchikan with daily adventures in the nooks and crannies within the Tongass National Forest. Expert guides take guests up-close to nature by kayak, powered skiff or on hikes. Cozy accommodations and great meals served on board offer a relaxed and personalized Alaska cruise experience.

Tour Overview

An Alaska cruise in the Inside Passage provides visitors with classic Alaska moments – from calving glaciers to breaching whales! Un-Cruise Adventures operates delightful small ship cruises of Alaska’s Inside Passage. This Western Coves Cruise takes you to same amazing places including the El Capitan Caves where you can explore this old geologic formation, Frederick Sound which is a primary feeding ground for humpback whales in the summer time and finally to Tracy Arm, home to some of the largest icebergs in Alaska and Sawyer Glacier.

What's Included

  • 7 night cabin accommodation
  • All meals while onboard and most alcohol
  • From-the-boat adventure activities including kayaking, paddle-boarding, hiking and exploration by skiff
  • Use of equipment, such as hot tub, sauna and hiking sticks
  • Onboard professional naturalist
  • Local transfers & baggage handling on day 1 and day 8
  • All taxes, port charges and fees

What's Not Included

Airfare to Ketchikan / from Juneau; optional excursions on land; massages; gratuities (typically 10 - 15% of cruise fare).


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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Ketchikan Arrival

In the afternoon transfer from the airport or hospitality area to the vessel for embarkation. Please note the flight arrival should be no later than 2:30pm today.

Day
2

Tongass National Forest

Wake in a remote cove surrounded by breathtaking Tongass National Forest—the largest national forest in the US. Spend the morning paddling a kayak, paddle boarding, or exploring by skiff. Then settle in as you cruise the northern tip of Prince of Wales Island, nestled right in the heart of the Tongass.

Day
3

El Capitan Caves / Prince of Wales Island

Take a walk on the wild side winding through high forest on an old logging trail, and find your way to El Capitan Cave, the largest known cave in Alaska and one of the largest mapped caves in the Americas. Learn from Forest Service Rangers about karst and the geologic forces that created this intricate cave system. Watch for bears, harbor seals and humpbacks, deer, eagles.

Day
4

Chatham Strait

It is Captains Choice today as you explore the intricate passages and shores along Chatham Strait's Kuiu or Baranof Island. Join your expedition team on the water. Conditions permitting, take to the water by kayak, skiff, or snorkel (optional - amazing array of sea life can be discovered when snorkeling). Today's discoveries will be within some of the most untouched wilderness of the Tongass National Forest.

Day
5

Frederick Sound

Lush forest, spectacular views, play time and wildlife are today's agenda. Watch for birds, wolves and also black bears. With many secluded coves to choose from, you may slip into the waters of Deep Cove, Patterson or Saginaw Bay. Explore by skiff, kayak or snorkel or hike today!

Day
6

The Brothers Islands / Stephen's Passage

The Brothers, a pair of tiny, rocky islands at the confluence of Stephen's Passage and Frederick Sound are home to some of Alaska's most abundant wildlife. The area is the summer feeding ground for the largest concentration of humpback whales in the Northern hemisphere. Watch for Orca, humpbacks and porpoise.

Day
7

Tracy Arm Wilderness

At the end of Tracy Arm, a winding fjord with sheer granite walls, hundreds of cascading waterfalls, and some of the largest icebergs in all of Alaska, sits the twin Sawyer Glaciers—Sawyer and South Sawyer. The fjord is home to brown and black bears, deer, mountain goats, harbor seals, and birds such as arctic terns and pigeon guillemots.

Day
8

Juneau Departure

Disembark at about 9:00am. Transfer provided to the airport or the Un-Cruise hospitality area. (Flight departure must be later than 11:30am/11:30H.)



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Browse Dates & Rates

Price per person - USD - Based on double occupancy

Cancelation Policy:

Any time after confirmation to 91 days prior to cruise date: 10% or $375 per person cancelation fee, whichever is greater
90 to 61 days prior to cruise date: $750 cancelation fee per person
60 to 46 days prior to cruise date: 50% cancelation fee
45 to 31 days prior to cruise date: 75% cancelation fee
30 to 0 days prior to cruise date: 100% cancelation fee



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