See Alaska up-close on this glacier cruise adventure in Alaska’s Inside Passage! This adventure cruise sails between Juneau and Ketchikan* and allows you unparalleled personal... Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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|
|May 28; June 4, 11, 18, 25;
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;
August 6, 13, 20, 27; Sep 3, 10
|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
|Sep 17, 24||$3,895||$4,795||$5,195|
The listed prices are per person based on double occupancy. Additional taxes/port fees/fees are $472 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