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.
See Alaska up-close on this adventure cruise between Juneau and Sitka, AK*. This unique small boat cruise allows you unparalleled personal experiences with the real Alaska. Explore by ship, skiff, kayak, and on foot. Watch for whales, try a paddle-board, and go beachcombing with your expedition leader.
Experience Glacier Bay National Park in a very special way and see humpback whales at Icy Strait. Immersed in awe-inspiring wilderness, and access remote areas that only the lucky few will ever see.
* NOTE: Cruise may operate in reverse direction from Sitka to Juneau depending on sailing dates
Below outline is for the Juneau to Sitka sailing. The Sitka to Juneau sailing will operate in reverse direction.
Welcome aboard! Transfer to your vessel in the afternoon. Please arrange your arrival no later than 2:30 pm today. A pre-night in port is highly recommended. After meeting your crew and getting acquainted with your ship's features, finish the evening with a delicious meal.
Your captain will pick the best option today! Enjoy the remote waterways of Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait to kick off an incredible week. Experienced guides will help you gear up and lead your adventure along the shoreline's rocky outcroppings. Take in the incredible size of this wilderness by kayak or paddle board. Bald eagles dot the tree tops, harbor seals bob up and under the water's surface, and pods of orcas - the largest in the dolphin family - skim along the water's surface.
Glacier Bay National Park
Explore Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. At Bartlett Cove, a park ranger joins in on your day's exploration and shares the park's history. Orange-beaked puffins, guillemots and marbled murrelets are just a few possible sights. Look for sea lions hauled out at Marble Island, and watch for mountain goats and foraging bears along the shoreline. Up the bay, glacial silt turns the water a milky white. Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers are up ahead - one holding steady, the other retreating. Time allowing, tuck up into Tidal Inlet. End this very full day with your feet up for the sail into Icy Strait.
Set course for some of the most remote waters in Southeast Alaska. Join the captain on the bridge or the expedition leaders in search of marine mammals. Skiff along the remote coastline and down kelp-threaded channels with eyes set on the shoreline for possible bear sightings.
Chichagof Island / Peril Strait
Kick off your morning with on-deck yoga stretches. Then, meander through glacier carved fjords along the Chichagof coast and admire the moss-draped trees that run right down to the water. With one of the world's larges populations of bears, it possible to spot one through the trees. Hike in the Tongass to search for giant trees and tidal pools while your eagle-eyed guides lead the pack and pull up the rear. Later, wind along Peril Strait - a twisting channel known for dramatic currents.
Sergius Narrows / Neva Strait
Wake to morning fog catching like cotton balls on the trees. The aptly named Sergius Narrows squeezes to only 300 feet wide in one spot, so the shorelines are close and it's good territory for play. Skiff ashore and hike into the backcountry. As you wind into Neva Strait, watch from the hot tub as the light fades.
Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds
There aren't many straight lines along Baranof Island. Its western side is spattered with remote, uninhabited islands. With endless opportunities for exploration, drop anchor and choose your adventure. Whether you kayak, paddle board or skiff, you're well placed to look for curious sea lions and maybe even whales. Rocky intertidal zones make for great beach combing. There are no groomed trails here - get out on a guided hike John Muir would approve of. Toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner this evening.
Cruise into Sitka this morning over breakfast, and disembark at about 9:00am. A transfer is provided to the airport or the Un-Cruise hospitality area. (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.
Dates with a (*) indicate Sitka to Juneau sailings!
|2021 Departure Dates||7 Nights Juneau to Sitka or Sitka to Juneau|
|May 22, 29*
June 5, 12*, 19, 26*
July 3, 10*, 17, 24*, 31
Aug 7*, 14, 21*, 28
|Safari Explorer||Master||Commander||Admiral||Junior Commodore||Commodore|
June 5*, 12, 19*, 26
July 3*, 10, 17*, 24, 31*
Aug 7, 14*, 21, 28*
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 Endeavour: 84 guests / 42 cabins. 232 feet in length / 37 feet wide
Safari Explorer: 36 guests / 18 cabins. 145 feet in length / 36 feet wide