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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

Small ship adventure along Alaska's famed Inside Passage including two days in Glacier Bay National Park.

Tour Overview

Cruise from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park on 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 many Alaska waterways which most larger cruise ships simply cannot access. Highlights include Icy Strait, Tracy Arm and Frederick Sound. Enjoy stunning Alaska wilderness and seacoast surroundings from the deck of the ship or get out and experience it first hand in a kayak or inflatable watercraft. Each evening, enjoy a locally-inspired authentic Alaskan dinner, served with grace and a smile.

What's Included
  • Local transfers & baggage handling on day 1 and day 8
  • 7 nights cabin accommodation
  • All meals while onboard and most alcohol
  • From-the-boat adventure activities including kayaking, paddle-boarding, hiking and small-boat exploration
  • On board professional naturalist
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
What's Not Included

Airfare to/from Juneau; port fees and taxes; super-premium wine, beer and liquor; optional excursions and gratuities (typically 10 – 15% of cruise fare).

 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Juneau Arrival

Upon arrival you will be transferred from the airport to board the ship (please arrange an arrival no later than 2:30pm today). Your crew greets you with champagne and smiles, as you prepare to set sail for a week of scenic channels and secluded wilderness. Meals and beverages are included throughout your cruise (with the exception of ‘super premium’ liquor).

Day 2
Tracy Arm

Take an early peek outside to see fjord cliffs, deep u-shaped valleys and harbor seals lounging on floating ice. The furthest reaches of Tracy Arm reveal the blue ice of the Twin Sawyer glaciers. If the tides are right, head out in the skiff with a guide for a closer exploration of the rugged shoreline. Look for waterfalls and mountain goats along the cliffs.

Day 3
Frederick Sound

Humpbacks visit here each season to feed on krill, zooplankton, and herring. Relax and watch for whales feasting in these abundant glacial waters. Cruise past Five Fingers Lighthouse, Alaska’s oldest light station, and The Brothers Islands, where sea lions nap on rocks. Tonight, toast to a whale of a day in Alaska.

Day 4
Icy Strait

From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this far northwest corner is worth exploring. Seals and sea lions haul out on rocky outcroppings, resting before they disappear in the water to search for food. If the tides are right, head out in the skiff with one of the guides for a closer exploration of the rugged shore, or perhaps, make it all the way to George Island. Whatever you do—wilderness trekking, skiffing, or paddling—your expedition team guides the way.

Day 5
Glacier Bay National Park

This crown jewel of America’s national parks covers 3.3 million acres (about the size of the state of Connecticut). While most visitors see the same sliver of the park as everyone else, you’ll be going further and exploring areas that 99% of visitors never go to. Explore the Taylor Bay sea stacks and rocky shores or hike the outwash field of glaciers winding down the Fairweather Mountain Range. The cool breeze off the nearby snow and icefields is energizing. Keep your eye out for bears, humpbacks, and if you’re lucky, a wolf sighting.

Day 6
Glacier Bay National Park

Your camera’s memory card needs plenty of room. South Marble Island is home to rare sea birds, black oystercatchers, and orange-beaked tufted puffins, as well as a colony of raucous sea lions. Enjoy the spectacular backdrop of Tidal Inlet, which is home to bears, wolves, mountain goats, and eagles. At the end of the western-most arm of the bay sits Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers with possible views of glacial calving.

Day 7
Chatham Strait

Find a perch on the bridge with your captain, or with your guides on the bow, and watch for whales and other creatures before tucking into Port Frederick or another inlet in the Tongass National Forest. Hike, paddle, or skiff your way through this remote corner with bears on the shoreline, seals bobbing on the surface, and welcoming boughs of moss in the trees. Back on the boat, there’s a treat in store—the Farewell Dinner and some special memories from your crew.

Day 8
Juneau Departure

After breakfast, disembark at about 9:00am. A transfer is provided to the airport or the Un-Cruise hospitality area. (Please arrange a departure flight no earlier than 11:30am!)

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

Tour Map

 

Dates & Rates

 

2023 Departure Dates 7 Nights Juneau to Juneau                      SEND CRUISE REQUEST
Wilderness Discoverer Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder Admiral
May 7, 14 $5,200 $5,800 $6,300 $7,600
May 21, 28 $5,700 $6,400 $7,000 $8,400
June 4, 11, 18, 25 $5,700 $6,400 $7,000 $8,400
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $5,700 $6,400 $7,000 $8,400
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 $5,700 $6,400 $7,000 $8,400
Sep 3 $5,700 $6,400 $7,000 $8,400
Sep 10, 17 $5,200 $5,800 $6,300 $7,600
Sep 24 $4,500 $5,000 $5,400 $6,500

 

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

Wilderness Discoverer
:  76 guests / 38 cabins. 174 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

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement:
Full vaccination as well as booster shots are required for all guests. COVID-19 testing prior to cruise departure from home is requested. More information will be provided prior to cruise departure.

 

 

 

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