Alaska’s Glacier Country Cruise

Explore islands, glaciers and forests on a small-ship adventure through Southeast Alaska.

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Accommodation: 7 nights
  • Starting at: $3895 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: This seven night adventure cruise sails round trip from Juneau. Destinations include Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait, Kuiu Island, and Frederick Sound - a prolific summer feeding ground for humpback whales. Guests enjoy daily guided opportunities to experience the wildlife and landscapes of this impressive region of Alaska up-close by kayak, on foot and by powered skiff. Exploring Alaska's coastal wilderness aboard a comfortable all-inclusive small ship provides an unmatched cruising experience, and connection to nature. Sail in glacier filled fjords, witness the spectacle of whales in their summer feeding grounds, and embark on personalized excursions. This cruise will fulfill the ambitions of every level of adventure seeker.

Tour Overview

Explore islands, glaciers and forests. Kayak in remote inlets that bring you closer to wildlife including eagles, sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions and seabirds. Cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska in comfort and style aboard one of Un-Cruise Adventures small ships. Thanks to their small size, these Alaska cruise ships can travel into areas in Alaska’s waterways which most ships cannot reach.

This Alaskan cruise features Frederick Sound, a playground for whales, harbor seals and sea lions, Icy Strait, a favorite summer stopping point for whales, and Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get up close to glaciers, bushwack in the Tongass National Forest, and explore the waters by kayak, paddle board and skiff on this incredible Southeast Alaska adventure.

What's Included

  • Local transfers & baggage handling on day 1 and day 8
  • 7 nights accommodations in private cabin
  • All meals and most alcohol while onboard
  • From-the-boat adventure activities including kayaking, paddle-boarding, skiff excursions and hiking
  • Onboard professional naturalist
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves

What's Not Included

Airfare from/to Juneau; port fees and taxes; pre-night hotel in Juneau; super-premium wine, beer and liquor; and gratuities (approx. 10-15% of cruise fare).

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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Juneau Arrival

Upon arrival you will be transferred from the airport or hospitality area to board the ship (please arrange an arrival no later than 2:30pm today). Toast to the riches of Alaska as you sail west toward Icy Strait.

Day
2

Icy Strait

Kick start your morning with on-deck yoga stretches and a strong cup of coffee. Explore the remote bays off of Icy Strait by kayak or hop in a skiff to a rock outcropping and watch sea lions play. Or, step into mud boots for a forest hike with your experienced naturalist guides. Back on board, reflect on the day's adventures as you relax and admire the amazing area.

Day
3

Glacier Bay National Park

During your cruise through Glacier Bay, a National Park ranger comes aboard to share expert insight. Have your binoculars handy - South Marble Island is a birder's slice of heaven. Puffins scoot through the water, guillemots and gulls chatter, and sea lions snooze through it all. Cruise to the far end of John Hopkins Inlet or Tarr Inlet where glaciers calve into the water. Look for bears and mountain goats along the shoreline. Back at Bartlett Cove, take a hike in the forest if time allows and say farewell to your ranger.

Day
4

Chatham Strait

Stretching 150 miles into the Tongass National Forest, Chatham Strait offers adventure aplenty. Anchor in a remote Chichagof Island inlet and hike up through moss-covered trees and rain-fed waterfalls. Or, keep to the water and explore the area by kayak, paddle board or skiff. Tonight, take a nightcap to the sun deck and watch the sky.

Day
5

Kuiu Island

The jagged coastline of Kuiu Island is dotted with salmon streams, attracting a dense population of black bears. From a kayak or skiff, scope the intertidal zones of Saginaw Bay for bears and eagles as they feed on salmon. Kayak along the Keku Islands, or slow down with with an easy stroll amidst the tide pools. It's remote, and remarkable.

Day
6

Frederick Sound

Humpback whales come to Frederick Sound every season to feed on krill, zooplankton and herring. Watch for whales feasting in these abundant glacial waters. Based on wind and weather conditions, your expedition team has a lineup of adventures all mapped out. Cruise past Five Fingers Lighthouse, Alaska's oldest light station and the Brothers Islands, where sea lions nap on rocky nobs. Paddle into the deeps of Port Houghton or Windham Bay, or head ashore for a hike. Tonight, toast to another spectacular day in Alaska.

Day
7

Endicott Arm / Dawes Glacier

Skiffing up Endicott Arm, keep your eyes out for harbor seals lazing around on icebergs. If the tides are right, slip into Fords Terror and marvel at the steep walls of this narrow opening streaked with waterfalls. Back in Endicott Arm, admire the deep glacier carved valleys before arriving at Dawes Glacier where blue ice marches dramatically down from the Coast Mountains. Tonight, celebrate a week of adventure with a festive Farewell Dinner.

Day
8

Juneau Departure

After breakfast, disembark in Juneau at about 9:00am. A transfer to the airport or your hotel is provided. (Please arrange a departure no earlier than 11:30am today)

Listed itinerary is a guideline only! Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience!


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Browse Dates & Rates

Two ships with multiple room configurations sail this itinerary. Please contact us to find your best option.

2021 Departure Dates 7 Nights Roundtrip Juneau                       SEND CRUISE REQUEST
Safari Quest Mariner Commander Captain
May 28;  June 4, 11, 18, 25;
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;
August 6, 13, 20, 27;  Sep 3, 10
$8,395 $10,195 $11,395
Wilderness Adventurer Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder
May 14, 21;  Aug 27;  Sep 3, 10 $4,495 $5,295 $5,795
May 28;  June 4, 11, 18, 25;
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;  Aug 6, 13, 20
$5,195 $5,995 $6,495
Sep 17, 24 $3,895 $4,795 $5,195

 

The listed prices are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes/port fees are $375 per person and are not included in these rates.

Safari Quest: 22 guests / 11 cabins. 120 feet in length / 29 feet wide.
Wilderness Adventurer: 60 guests / 30 cabins. 160 feet in length / 39 feet wide

Special Payment Policy:
Deposit of 50% is due at time of booking.
Final payment is due 90 days prior.

Cancellation Policy:
Any time after confirmation up to 120 days prior to cruise date:  $375 per person cancellation fee
119 to 91 days prior to cruise date: $750 per person cancellation fee
90 to 46 days prior to cruise date: 50% cancellation fee
45 to 0 days prior to cruise date: 100% cancellation fee

 

Excluded from any flexible terms or special offers.


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