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.
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. Watch for whales, try a paddle-board, and go beach combing with your companions and 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.
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).
Below outline is for the Juneau to Ketchikan sailing. The Ketchikan to Juneau sailing will operate in reverse direction.
Take an early peek out your window to spy fjord cliffs and deep valleys, along with harbor seals and their pups lounging on chunks of floating ice. At the end of Endicott Arm is the blue face of Dawes Glacier. Tides permitting, your skiff driver will guide you along to see towering walls, the Coastal Mountains, and countless waterfalls. Look for mountain goats along the towering cliffs.
Humpbacks visit here each season to feed on krill, zooplankton, and herring; watch for them feasting in these abundant glacial waters. Based on wind and weather, your expedition team has the 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 rocks. Paddle into the deeps of Port Houghton or Windham Bay or head ashore for a hike. Tonight, toast another big day in Alaska.
Step into the backcountry of Alaska’s wilderness with glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. Kayak and skiff in water almost clear as glass. Hike through the outwash of Baird Glacier. Later, wind into the Wrangell Narrows. Abundant bright red and green navigation lights guide the way, inspiring the nickname “Christmas Tree Lane”.
Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest. Be on the lookout for black bears, mink and eagles. In the water, porpoises, seals and otters go about their business. On Cleveland Peninsula, your expedition team leads a low-elevation hike near clear, rushing streams. The area offers great opportunities for enticing forested shots of Southeast Alaska. Enjoy a guided paddle in the waterways that feed into Behm Canal.
Also called “the Yosemite of the North”, Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. Glacial valleys filled with sea water and steep, sometimes sheer, walls are a haven for sea birds, bears, mountain goats, and Sitka black-tailed deer. Kayak in Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay or skiff to the base of a waterfall for a fjord-released shower. This evening, join the captain in a farewell toast and a delicious dinner.
Listed itinerary is a guideline only! Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience!
Dates with a (*) indicate Ketchikan to Juneau sailings!
|2023 Departure Dates|| 7 Nights Juneau to Ketchikan or (*) Ketchikan to Juneau
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|May 21, 28*; June 11, 18*
July 2, 9*, 23, 30*; August 13, 20*
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.
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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