Famed Passages of Discovery

Famed Passages of Discovery

13 Days/12 Nights Seattle to Juneau or vice versa

Price fromUSD$3,495

• Adventure cruise • Cruise Alaska's and Canada's Inside Passages • Native culture, whales and wildlife viewing • Kayak, paddle board, and hike • Explore Misty Fjords National Monument and Fords Terror • Dawes Glacier and the ice-rich waters of Endicott Arm • Watch for whales in Stephens Passage • Adventure activity in Thomas Bay and Tongass National Forest • Wrangell's Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House • Transit Wrangell Narrows and wildlife-rich Behm Canal

Like the intrepid explorers before you, cruise Canada's and Alaska's Inside Passages for twelve nights. Glacial fjords, winding passages, rainforest, totems, wildlife, adventure"”it's all there.

Famed Passages of Discovery map

Day 1: Seattle, Washington - Embarkation Welcome to Seattle! Depending on your vessel, you'll sail north from downtown Seattle admiring the waterfront skyline view, or depart from Fishermen's Terminal transiting the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks where you're lowered twenty feet into the Salish Sea.

Day 2: San Juan Islands, Washington Gunkhole close to shore by skiff or kayak, exploring this serene archipelago"”first charted by European explorers in 1791. Join your expedition guides along the shoreline and in the forest for invigorating hikes and discoveries. And keep watch for local residents"”harbor seals, orcas, eagles, sea stars.

Day 3: Salish Sea > Canada's Inside Passage Mountains rise higher and fjords become more dramatic. Intricate waterways and fjords alongside temperate rainforests are ideal for sighting orca, seals, sea lions, sea otters, dolphins, porpoise, sea birds, and spotting bald eagles from on deck. Unlock the natural history of the area and discover how Native influences and the fishing and forest industries have shaped these sparsely-populated islands and communities.

Day 4: Canada's Inside Passage Take in the pure, wilderness air and fill your days through the passage with splendid scenery, relaxation, and plenty of onboard activities. Your expedition team aims to entertain and keep you busy with engaging presentations, games, and enlightening narration.

Day 5: Canada's Inside Passage Pass the ghost town of Butedale, on British Columbia's Princess Royal Island, before passing through Prince Rupert, BC and crossing the US/Canadian border into Alaska.

Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska Alaska's southernmost city and "salmon capital of the world" also claims fame to having the world's largest collection of standing totem poles. Explore Tlingit culture, and the notorious Creek Street, once a red-light district in downtown Ketchikan.

Day 7: Misty Fjords National Monument Home to nearly every ecosystem in Southeast Alaska"”stunning glacial valleys filled with seawater, untouched wetlands and estuaries, and 3,000-foot vertical cliffs that are a haven for wildlife. Soak in the splendor of this largely unknown corner of the world with an up-close look at this majestic, 2.3 million-acre wilderness.

Day 8: Behm Canal Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest-orca, porpoise, seals, black bears, mink, eagles, and otters. Paddle along pristine waterways or venture out on an intertidal shore walk.

Day 9: Wrangell Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder-Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska. Brush up on your Tlingit culture and view recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park. Wander past the fishing marina to the famed and historically significant Chief Shakes Tribal House. Touch Wrangell's storied past at the artifact-filled museum.

Day 10: Wrangell Narrows > Thomas Bay Bright red and green navigation lights guide you along "Christmas Tree Lane" as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows. Step into the back country of Alaska's wilderness, in an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz. Explore glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. Adventure and natural beauty are sure to please whether you choose kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff riding, or hiking today.

Day 11: Stephens Passage Keep watch for colossal marine life-humpback and orca are frequent residents of these waters-as your captain navigates through Southeast's remote fjords. Hike through an other-worldly landscape of hanging waterfalls and emerald greens. Or investigate the wild inner reaches of a salt chuck-a tidal salt-water lake-by kayak and paddle board, keeping a lookout for bears, heron, moose, mink, and harbor seals.

Day 12: Endicott Arm > Fords Terror Snow covered mountains, glowing blues, and the white thunder of calving ice at Dawes Glacier complete your last day. Gliding through Endicott Arm, you'll likely spy harbor seals and their pups lounging on "bergy bits" in the water. And if the tides allow, explore Fords Terror-a narrow passageway with towering walls and cascading waterfalls. At the end of the day, join the Captain for a sumptuous Farewell Dinner and reminisce with a slideshow of your journey from the crew.

Day 13: Juneau, Alaska - Disembarkation Disembark after breakfast and transfer directly to the Juneau airport.

Reverse Itinerary

Day 1: Juneau, Alaska - Embarkation Welcome aboard! Meet your crew and get acquainted as we set sail for Endicott Arm.

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 and their pups lounging on "bergy bits" in the water. If the tides allow, explore Fords Terror-a narrow passageway with towering walls and cascading waterfalls framed by the Coastal Mountains.

Day 3: Stephens Passage Keep watch for colossal marine life-humpback and orca are frequent residents of these waters-as your captain navigates through Southeast's remote fjords. Hike through an other-worldly landscape of hanging waterfalls and emerald greens. Or investigate the wild inner reaches of a salt chuck-a tidal salt-water lake-by kayak and paddle board, keeping a lookout for bears, heron, moose, mink, and harbor seals.

Day 4: Thomas Bay > Wrangell Narrows Step into the back country of Alaska's wilderness, in an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz. Explore glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. Adventure and natural beauty are sure to please whether you choose kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff riding, or hiking today. Bright red and green navigation lights guide you along "Christmas Tree Lane" as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows

Day 5: Wrangell Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder-Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska. Brush up on your Tlingit culture and view recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park. Wander past the fishing marina to the famed and historically significant Chief Shakes Tribal House. Touch Wrangell's storied past at the artifact-filled museum.

Day 6: Behm Canal Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest-orca, porpoise, seals, sea lions, brown and black bears, mink, marten, eagles, and otters. Paddle along pristine waterways or venture out on an intertidal shore walk

Day 7: Misty Fjords National Monument Home to nearly every ecosystem in Southeast Alaska-stunning glacial valleys filled with sea water, untouched wetlands and estuaries, and 3,000-foot vertical cliffs that are a haven for wildlife. Glide through Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay soaking in the splendor of this largely unknown corner of the world. Get an up-close look at this majestic 2.3 million-acre wilderness.

Day 8: Ketchikan Alaska's southernmost city and "salmon capital of the world" also claims fame to having the world's largest collection of standing totem poles. Explore the Saxman Totem Village, Tlingit culture, and the notorious Creek Street, once a red-light district in downtown Ketchikan.

Day 9: Canada's Inside Passage Take in the pure, wilderness air and see how many bald eagles you can spot from the deck. Intricate waterways and fjords alongside temperate rainforests and mountains are ideal for sightings of orca and other wildlife as you sail through Canada's Inside Passage.

Day 10: Canada's Inside Passage Fill your days through the passage with splendid scenery, relaxation, and plenty of onboard activities. Your expedition team aims to entertain and keep you busy with engaging presentations, games, and enlightening narration. Unlock the natural history of the area and discover how Native influences and the fishing and forest industries have shaped these sparsely-populated islands and communities

Day 11: Canada's Inside Passage, Salish Sea Pass the ghost town of Butedale, on British Columbia's Princess Royal Island, before passing Prince Rupert, BC and crossing the US/Canadian border into Washington State. Shaped and molded by the last ice age, forested islands dot the shores of the Salish Sea. Weave through the inlets of this yachter's paradise-keeping watch for the resident orca pods

Day 12: San Juan Islands, Washington Gunkhole close to shore by skiff or kayak, exploring this serene archipelago"”first charted by European explorers in 1791. Join your expedition guides along the shoreline and in the forest for invigorating hikes and discoveries. And keep watch for local residents"”harbor seals, orcas, eagles, sea stars.

Day 13: Seattle - Disembark Transit the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks into Fishermen's Terminal and disembark after breakfast. Transfer directly to the Seattle airport

Due to the nature of our explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

Adventure Cruising Expect days of play and relaxation"”wildlife in its natural habitat; genuine exchanges with locals; wilderness hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, or snorkeling; exploration by expedition vessel or boutique yacht, and even by skiff. Rain or shine!

Your Vessels

Wilderness Adventure The Wilderness Adventurer's interior complements the wild places it sails through and both public and private spaces are amenity-full. The main lounge evokes the feel of a wilderness lodge or neighborhood pub, with a long bar made from reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar. Three accessible decks are ideal for keeping watch for wildlife and taking in the outdoors. The sun deck features roomy space for lounging and the observation deck offers over-the-top viewing from the bow

Wilderness Discoverer Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the decor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible"”the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Wilderness Explorer To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Safari Quest Unwind into adventure aboard our 22-guest boutique yacht. Four decks offer invigorating spaces to get away from it all and take in up-close views of surrounding wilderness. Recap the day's activities, relax, or watch a movie on the wide screen TV in the comfortable and sophisticated salon. The yacht also features a fully stocked bar and a library with large view windows for reading or discussing marine life with fellow guests.

Safari Explorer Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Safari Endeavour Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

• Exclusive activities and shore excursions, presentations • Entry fees to national parks, preserves, and monuments • Narration and expertise from expedition and heritage guides. • Meet, greet services, transfers and baggage handling (between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days) • Onboard meals • Spirits, wine and microbrews • Non-alcoholic beverages • Wellness amenities: hot tub, fitness equipment, and yoga mats

Pricing (per person) $USD

Type TWIN

2017 Departures

Wilderness Adventurer

Apr 17

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Mandatory Port Fees

Safari Endeavour

May 2

Master

Commander

Captain

Admiral

Commodore Suite

Mandatory Port Fees

Safari Explorer

May 14

Master

Commander

Captain

Admiral

Commodore Suite

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Discoverer

May 15

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Safari Quest

May 28

Mariner

Commander

Captain

Mandatory Port Fees

Safari Quest

Aug 18

Mariner

Commander

Captain

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Discoverer

Sep 2

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

Safari Explorer

Sep 8

Master

Commander

Captain

Admiral

Commodore Suite

Mandatory Port Fees

Safari Endeavour

Sep 10

Master

Commander

Captain

Admiral

Commodore Suite

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Explorer

Sep 23

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

-

-

-

$3,495

$4,995

$5,995

$500

-

-

$5,995

$6,295

$6,895

$7,695

$10,495

$500

-

-

$8,795

$9,395

$10,095

$11,295

$13,095

$500

-

-

$3,995

$5,395

$5,995

$8,495

$500

-

-

$8,995

$10,395

$11,195

$500

-

-

$8,995

$10,395

$11,195

$500

-

-

$3,995

$5,395

$5,995

$8,495

$500

-

-

$8,795

$9,395

$10,095

$11,295

$13,095

$500

-

-

$5,995

$6,295

$6,895

$7,695

$10,495

$500

-

-

$4,795

$5,395

$6,995

$500

Departs

2017 Departures Seattle to Juneau

Wilderness Adventurer Apr 17 (W)

Wilderness Discoverer May 15
Sep (2)

Wilderness Explorer Sep (23)

Safari Quest May 28
Aug (18)

Safari Explorer May 14
Sep (8)

Safari Endeavour May 2
Sep (10)

Brackets denote itinerary available in reverse (Juneau to Seattle).

Theme Departures
W = Wellness Departure (Fitness and Yoga)
In the world's greatest spa - courtesy of Mother Nature - travel with purpose and well-being. With your wellness host, take a journey of serenity and renewal in a stunning landscape)

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person in US Dollars, double/twin occupancy. Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for single, triple cabin prices. • Please contact World Journeys for the updated US exchange rate.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Port taxes, fees • Gratuities to your vessel cruise • Airfare to and from your home city • Optional travel insurance

Gratuity

• Our recommendations for gratuities is USD 25.00 to USD 35.00 per person per day.