Alaska Fjords & Glaciers Cruise

Experience Misty Fjords National Monument and explore parts of the Inside Passage known for their wildlife viewing and landscapes.

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Accommodation: 7 nights
  • Starting at: $4495 / per person
  • Availability: June, July, August
  • Highlights: Beginning in Juneau or Ketchikan, this adventure cruise sails through Dawes Glacier, the Wrangell Narrows, Behm Canal and Misty Fjords National Monument. Guests enjoy daily guided opportunities to experience the wildlife and landscapes of the Tongass National Forest by kayaking, hiking or on a motorized skiff. Exploring Alaska's coastal wilderness aboard a comfortable all-inclusive small ship provides an unmatched cruising experience, and connection to nature.

Tour Overview

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 experiences on board a small ship.

On this adventure-rich cruise, explore by ship, skiff, kayak, and on foot. Wind through canals and explore the Tongass backcountry. Visit Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House. Watch for whales, try a paddle-board, and go beach combing with your expedition leader. Relax in a hot tub in front of an awe-inspiring glacier, and access remote areas that only the lucky few will ever see.

* NOTE: Cruise may operate in reverse direction from Ketchikan to Juneau depending on sailing dates

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 naturalists
  •  Entry fees to national parks/preserves

What's Not Included

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

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Tour Itinerary

Below outline is for the Juneau to Ketchikan sailing. The Ketchikan to Juneau sailing will operate in reverse direction.

Day
1

Juneau Arrival

In the afternoon, transfer from the airport or hospitality area to your small ship for embarkation. Meals are included on board beginning with dinner tonight. so please arrive no later than 2:30 pm.

Day
2

Endicott Arm / Fords Terror

Snow covered mountains, glowing blues and the white thunder of calving ice take your breath away at the face of Dawes Glacier. As you glide through Endicott Arm, you'll likely spy harbor seals. Tides permitting, explore the narrow passageway of Fords Terror.

Day
3

Stephens Passage

As your captain navigates through Southeast's remote fjords, watch for humpback and orca whales. Take a hike, kayak or paddleboard while you stay on the lookout for bears, heron, moose, mink and harbor seals. This magical landscape is defined by hanging waterfalls and lush shades of green.

Day
4

Thomas Bay / Wrangell Narrows

Step into the backcountry of Alaska's wilderness in an area known for glaciers, rich gold and quartz. Explore glacial landscapes marked by moraines and muskegs. Kayak and skiff in water almost as clear as glass while the mirror image of fjord walls reflect on the water's surface. Hike through the outwash of Baird Glacier, or keep it green by walking through a grassy meadow into the forest.  Today's options are endless. Later, pass by the fishing town of Petersburg and wind through the Wrangell Narrows. Abundant bright red and green navigation lights guide the way, inspiring the nickname "Christmas Tree Lane".

Day
5

Wrangell

Home to native culture and wildlife, Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska and the only one ever governed by four nations. Learn about the local Tlingit culture, view recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park and step inside the historic Chief Shakes Tribal House.

Day
6

Behm Canal

Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest. In the water orca, porpoises, seals and otters go about their business as you take part in a guided paddle along the canal.  Or, venture out on an intertidal shore walk or low-elevation trek on the Cleveland Peninsula and enjoy wide-stretching views of Southeast Alaska.

Day
7

Misty Fjords National Monument

Also called "the Yosemite of the North", Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska and is a sight that cannot be missed. Glacial valleys filled with sea water and steep, sometimes sheer, walls are a haven for sea birds, bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, mink, moose, river otters and other wildllife. Kayak in Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay and you'll find it just as easy to paddle and go as it is to sit and take it all in. Or, skiff to the base of a waterfall for a fjord-released shower. Either way, it's an amazing end to your week. This evening, join the captain in a farewell toast and a delicious dinner.

Day
8

Ketchikan Departure

After breakfast this morning, disembark in Ketchikan at about 9:00am. A transfer to the airport or the Un-Cruise hospitality area 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

Dates with a (*) indicate Ketchikan to Juneau sailings!

2021 Departure Dates  7 Nights Juneau to Ketchikan or Ketchikan to Juneau
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Wilderness Explorer Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder Explorer
June 6, 13* $4,495 $5,195 $5,695 $6,695
June 27;  July 4*, 18, 25*;  Aug 8, 15* $4,895 $5,595 $5,995 $7,295

 

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 Explorer:  74 guests / 37 cabins. Built in 1976, renovated 2012. 186 feet in length / 38 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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