Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

8 Days / 7 Nights Juneau to Ketchikan or vice versa

Price fromUSD$2,895

The highlights of this small ship cruise with UnCruise Adventures include: • Dawes Glacier and ice-rich Endicott Arm • Whale watching in Stephens Passage • Adventure exploration in Misty Fjords National Monument • Tlingit cultural presentation • Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House visit • Tongass backcountry by kayak, paddle board, skiff, and hike • Search for wildlife including bears, Sitka deer, sea lions, eagles, mink, porpoises, mountain goats • Navigate winding Wrangell Narrows and Behm Canal

The waterfall, tucked into a zig-zagging cleft in the rock, drums the saltwater in a never-ending rhythm. On this small ship cruise with UnCruise Adventures, kayaks get us close enough to feel the spray on our faces, and see ferns, mushrooms, and moss growing where water meets earth. Fjord walls reach to the sky, as big as the solitude all around.

Alaska Fjords & Glaciers map

JUNEAU TO KETCHIKAN

Day 1: Juneau, Alaska - Embarkation (D) Arriving in Juneau and met with a warm welcome, that's a good start. You have time to take in a bit of the city once you check in at the hospitality area. But after boarding, grab a glass of bubbly as you push off the dock. Set sail for the Endicott Arm wilderness.

Day 2: Endicott Arm > Fords Terror (B,L,D) Take an early peek out your window. Fjord cliffs reach skyward. Floating ice. And deep u-shaped valleys. There's no abracadabra here. Mother Nature's magic is real. Cruise past harbor seals and their pups lounging on chunks of ice. At the end of Endicott, the blue face of Dawes Glacier is stories high. Will it calve? Listen for a crack and unmistakable white thunder. The name Fords Terror originated from a trick of the tides on an early mariner. And tides permitting, your skiff driver knows its character and guides you along. It's a mashup of towering walls, temperamental currents, and the Coastal Mountains. So many waterfalls. Mountain goats show off fancy foot work on the cliffs. Look for them.

Day 3: Stephens Passage (B,L,D) Yoga stretches on-deck jump start the day. Humpback and orca are frequent visitors of this Southeast passage. A misty spout is a sure sign they're in the neighborhood. Your captain navigates Stephens Passage to Port Houghton. And you're in for a boot-sucking, paddle-smacking day of adventure with your guide team. The routes are all picked out. Make your choice and make your move. Slip off the kayak launch and take it slow spotting sea stars and shore birds. Hard chargers take a long wild paddle to the salt chuck at the back of the inlet. Or, hike into the Tongass. It's a landscape of hanging waterfalls and shades green.

Day 4: Thomas Bay > Wrangell Narrows (B,L,D) When you come this far, you might as well go all in. This is way back backcountry of Alaska's wilderness. Glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. In this playground, it's all an option today. Kayak and skiff in water almost clear as glass. The mirror image of fjord walls plays on the surface. Hike through the outwash of Baird Glacier. Or keep it green tromping through a grassy meadow into the forest. Later, pass by the fishing town of Petersburg and wind into the Wrangell Narrows. Abundant bright red and green navigation lights guide the way. It's "Christmas Tree Lane", of course.

Day 5: Wrangell (B,L,D) Native culture and wildlife have gotten along just fine for centuries. Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska. It's also the only one ever governed by four nations. The Tlingit cultures have deep roots here. And local islanders come aboard this morning with a presentation that brings their stories and legends to life. Venture into town for a view of recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park. See how many totems you can pick out on each pole. Step inside famed Chief Shakes Tribal House. Can you feel the history in this historic community house?

Day 6: Behm Canal (B,L,D) Wildlife abounds. Black bears, mink, eagles. In Behm Canal, it's all remote waterways and the isolated Tongass National Forest. On Cleveland Peninsula, your expedition team leads a low-elevation hike with wide-stretching views. Good opportunities for panoramic shots of Southeast. In the water orca, porpoises, seals, and otters go about their business. Go about yours on a guided paddle along the canal. An intertidal shore walk circles a tall sea stack covered in green.

Day 7: Misty Fjords National Monument (B,L,D) Its affectionate nickname, "The Yosemite of the North", is deserved. There are places on the planet that completely overcome you. This is one of them. The beauty. The peace. The sense of place you feel. Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. And that alone is a lot to consider. Glacial valleys filled with sea water. Sheer 3,000 foot cliffs. Sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, all find safe haven here. Kayak in Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay and you find it's just as easy to paddle and go, as it is to sit and float and take it all in. Or skiff to the base of a waterfall for fjord-released shower. It's an amazing wrap to your week. Your captain joins you tonight for a Farewell Dinner. Celebrate and reminisce about your Alaskan journey with a "photo journal" by your crew.

Day 8: Ketchikan - Disembark (B) After breakfast you disembark and transfer to the Ketchikan airport.

KETCHIKAN TO JUNEAU

Day 1: Ketchikan, Alaska - Embarkation (D) Arriving in Ketchikan and met with a warm welcome, that's a good start. You have time to take in a bit of the city once you check in at the hospitality area. But after boarding, grab a glass of bubbly as you push off the dock. Set sail for Misty Fjords National Monument.

Day 2: Misty Fjords National Monument (B,L,D) Its affectionate nickname, "The Yosemite of the North," is deserved. There are places on the planet that completely overcome you. This is one of them. The beauty. The peace. The sense of place you feel. Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. And that alone is a lot to consider. Glacial valleys filled with sea water. Sheer 3,000 foot cliffs. Sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, all find safe haven here. Kayak in Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay and you find it's just as easy to paddle and go, as it is to sit and float and take it all in. Or skiff to the base of a waterfall for fjord-released shower. It's an amazing kickoff to your week.

Day 3: Behm Canal (B,L,D) Wildlife abounds. Black bears, mink, eagles. In Behm Canal, it's all remote waterways and the isolated Tongass National Forest. On Cleveland Peninsula, your expedition team leads a low-elevation hike with wide-stretching views. Good opportunities for panoramic shots of Southeast. In the water orca, porpoises, seals, and otters go about their business. Go about yours on a guided paddle along the canal. An intertidal shore walk circles a tall sea stack covered in green.

Day 4: Wrangell (B,L,D) Native culture and wildlife have gotten along just fine for centuries. Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska. It's also the only one ever governed by four nations. The Tlingit and Haida cultures have deep roots here. And local islanders come aboard this morning with a presentation that brings their stories and legends to life. Venture into town for a view of recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park. See how many totems you can pick out on each pole. Step inside famed Chief Shakes Tribal House. Can you feel the history in this historic community house?

Day 5: Wrangell Narrows > Thomas Bay (B,L,D) Wind into the Wrangell Narrows heading toward the fishing town of Petersburg and Thomas Bay. Abundant bright red and green navigation lights guide the way. It's "Christmas Tree Lane", of course. Thomas Bay is way back backcountry of Alaska's wilderness. When you come this far, you might as well go all in. Glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. In this playground, it's all an option today. Kayak and skiff in water almost clear as glass. The mirror image of fjord walls plays on the surface. Hike through the outwash of Baird Glacier. Or keep it green tromping through a grassy meadow into the forest.

Day 6: Stephens Passage (B,L,D) Yoga stretches on-deck jump start the day. Humpback and orca are frequent visitors of this Southeast passage. A misty spout is a sure sign they're in the neighborhood. Your captain navigates Stephens Passage to Port Houghton. And you're in for a boot-sucking, paddle-smacking day of adventure with your guide team. The routes are all picked out. Make your choice and make your move. Slip off the kayak launch and take it slow spotting sea stars and shore birds. Hard chargers take a long wild paddle to the salt chuck at the back of the inlet. Or, hike into the Tongass. It's a landscape of hanging waterfalls and shades green.

Day 7: Endicott Arm > Fords Terror (B,L,D) Take an early peek out your window. Fjord cliffs reach skyward. Floating ice. And deep u-shaped valleys. There's no abracadabra here. Mother Nature's magic is real. Cruise past harbor seals and their pups lounging on chunks of ice. At the end of Endicott, the blue face of Dawes Glacier is stories high. Will it calve? Listen for a crack and unmistakable white thunder. The name Fords Terror originated from a trick of the tides on an early mariner. And tides permitting, your skiff driver knows its character and guides you along. It's a mashup of towering walls, temperamental currents, and the Coastal Mountains. So many waterfalls. Mountain goats show off fancy foot work on the cliffs. Look for them. Tonight, your captain joins you for a Farewell Dinner. Celebrate and reminisce about your Alaskan journey with a "photo journal" by your crew.

Day 8: Juneau - Disembarkation (B) After breakfast this morning, bid adieu to your new pals before you disembark and transfer to the Juneau 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!

Vessels

S.S. Legacy The one-of-a-kind Legacy is the fastest in the fleet. Capable of 15 knots, she sails to the farthest reaches spinning yarns of adventure along the way. Like the crew and guests having the time of their lives, she hums with each new opportunity. It's no wonder that for many of the crew (and office folk), she's a first love that never fades. And, a welcoming hub for souls looking for adventure.

Safari Quest Agile, spry, and with clean design lines, the Safari Quest"”carrying just 22 guests"”can cut into the tiniest nooks that even our other small ships can't reach. This includes coveted wilderness areas with highly limited access of no more than two groups of twelve guests per day. For those most special adventures, she is the ticket in. While small is her secret for access, on the inside this yacht is anything but. Spacious and comfy cabins. A cozy and welcoming lounge and dining room. And plenty of onboard niches for nestling and relaxing. On a boat this size, camaraderie is near-instant"”feel the love.

Wilderness Adventurer Like your favorite, hippie-cool aunt, she's sage, soulful, and game for every adventure"”and likely the one leading the charge. The unassuming Wilderness Adventurer has style and all the amenities needed to get the job done. It's just as comfortable moseying into the lounge for a pint as it is to leap from the fantail for a "polar plunge" or sketch a landscape from the sundeck. Yep. She lives up to her name. The mantra on board could be: work hard, play hard, relax, repeat. The ship's easy-going, fun-making energy inspires fierce loyalty by her crew and guests alike.

Wilderness Discoverer Inviting, and oh so cared for by her crew, the Wilderness Discoverer delivers big adventure with top-of-the-class style. Wild, remote, and at the edges of the map, she carries a bit of Alaska wherever she sails"”the beautiful bar top and tap tower are made from a yellow cedar log found in Peril Strait. But looks aside, she doesn't hold back when it comes to exploration. Her shoal draft allows access to waters that are off-limits to bigger boats, where she can slip right in. An instigator of action, she was the first "Wilderness" boat in the family and set us on a path toward greater adventures"”you will be too.

Wilderness Explorer Daring and ambitious, and a wee bit salty. The Wilderness Explorer was destined for Alaska's deep waters from the first moment she slid into the drink. A strong "sea boat" with feet, she is not bashful or apologetic in her unflinching drive to seek out secret niches. Embracing change, the crew is known to try the untried, whether it's gaining access to an unexplored trail or a new recipe with locally foraged ingredients. Bold with a capital Brrr, she is also our only ship to have over-wintered in Southeast Alaska, for not one, but two wicked cold seasons. Get to know her, and she'll warm your heart.

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

Pricing (per person) $USD

Type TWIN

2019 Departures

Wilderness Discoverer

Jun 29

Jul 6, 27

Aug 3

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Aug 24, 31

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Jul 6, 13

Aug 3, 10

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Aug 31

Sep 7

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Sep 28

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

-

-

-

-

-

$4,495

$5,295

$5,795

$7,595

$375

-

$3,795

$4,595

$4,995

$6,795

$375

-

-

$4,495

$5,295

$5,795

$6,995

$375

-

-

$3,795

$4,595

$4,996

$5,995

$375

-

$2,995

$3,795

$4,195

$5,295

$375

2020 Departures

Wilderness Explorer

Apr 18

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

SS, Legacy

May 1

Master

Commander

Captain

Admiral

Junior Commodore Suite

Owner's Suite

Mandatory Port Fees

May 9, 16

Wilderness Explorer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

May 22

Safari Quest

Mariner

Commander

Captain

Mandatory Port Fees

May 30

Wilderness Discoverer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Jun 6

Wilderness Discoverer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Jun 6, 13

Wilderness Explorer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Jun 27

Wilderness Discoverer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Jul 4

Wilderness Discoverer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Jul 4, 11

Wilderness Explorer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Jul 25

Wilderness Discoverer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Aug 1

Wilderness Discoverer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Aug 1, 8

Wilderness Explorer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port fees

Aug 14

SS, Legacy

Master

Commander

Captain

Admiral

Junior Commodore Suite

Owner's Suite

Mandatory Port Fees

Aug 22

Wilderness Discoverer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Aug 28

Safari Quest

Mariner

Commander

Captain

Mandatory Port Fees

Aug 29

Wilderness Discoverer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Aug 29

Wilderness Explorer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Sep 5

Wilderness Explorer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Sep 19

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Sep 26

Wilderness Adventurer

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Mandatory Port Fees

-

-

-

$3,195

$3,995

$4,395

$5,495

$375

-

-

$4,895

$5,495

$6,195

$6,895

$7,595

$10,395

$375

-

-

$4,195

$4,995

$5,395

$6,395

$375

-

-

$8,395

$10,195

$11,395

$375

-

-

$4,195

$4,995

$5,395

$7,195

$375

-

-

$4,195

$4,995

$5,395

$7,195

$375

-

-

$4,195

$4,995

$5,395

$6,395

$375

-

-

$4,695

$5,495

$5,995

$7,795

$375

-

-

$4,695

$5,495

$5,995

$7,795

$375

-

-

$4,695

$5,495

$5,995

$7,195

$375

-

-

$4,695

$5,495

$5,995

$7,795

$375

-

-

$4,695

$5,495

$5,995

$7,795

$375

-

-

$4,695

$5,495

$5,995

$7,195

$375

-

-

$6,295

$6,895

$7,395

$8,395

$9,295

$12,995

$375

-

-

$4,195

$4,995

$5,395

$7,195

$375

-

-

$8,395

$10,195

$11,395

$375

-

-

$4,195

$4,995

$5,395

$7,195

$375

-

-

$4,195

$4,995

$5,395

$6,395

$375

-

-

$4,195

$4,995

$5,395

$6,395

$375

-

$3,195

$3,995

$4,395

$5,495

$3,750

-

$3,195

$4,095

$4,495

$375

Departs

2019 Departures Juneau to Ketchikan Jul 6, 27
Aug 3, 24, 31
Sep 28 Ketchikan to Juneau Jul 6, 13
Aug 3, 10, 31
Sep 7 2020 Departures Juneau to Ketchikan Jun 27
Jul 4, 25
Aug 1, 14, 22, 28, 29
Sep 19, 26 Ketchikan to Juneau Jul 4, 11
Aug 1, 8,29
Sep 5

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 USD exchange rate. • Charges apply for snorkelling gear (pay direct)

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

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

Book by 13 December to save up to US$600 on 2020 departures!

Save US$1,200 per couple (US$600 per person) aboard S.S Legacy departures (Commander cabin and above) when booked by 13 December 2019.

Save US$1,000 per couple (US$500 per person) aboard Wilderness Discoverer or Wilderness Explorer (Trailblazer cabins and above) when booked by 13 December 2019.

Offer valid on new bookings only. Savings are not combinable with Next Adventure Savings or other promotional offers. Restrictions may apply. No cash value. Savings in USD.