Alaska's Glacier Country

Alaska's Glacier Country

8 Days / 7 Nights

Price fromUSD$3,895

• Endicott Arm • Dawes Glacier • Frederick Sound • Chatham Strait • Icy Strait • Glacier Bay NP

Get up close and personal on a small ship cruise in Glacier Bay National Park, explore the wilderness of the Tongass National Forest, and search for wildlife along the way on this small ship UnCruise adventure from Juneau. Explore islands glaciers, and forests, kayak in remote inlets that bring you closer to wildlife including eagles, sea otters, harbour seals, sea lions, and seabirds.

Highlights Include: • One day in Glacier Bay National Park, joined by a park ranger • Get close up to glaciers: Dawes, Margerie, and Grand Pacific • Bushwhack in the Tongass National Forest • Fords Terror Wilderness Area by skiff and hike inland on Chichagof Island • Humpback whales in Frederick Sound and Chatham Strait • Wildlife searches: black and brown bears, eagles, sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, sea birds • Kayak, paddle board and skiff remote inlets • Beachcombing, tide pool, and forest ecology discoveries

Your Ship: The fleet of small boats features expedition vessels and boutique yachts - each one uniquely suited and equipped to provide an unbelievable experience. The shallow draft makes each vessel capable of nimble exploration and gives access to the places big ships cannot go. Public and private spaces are loaded with amenities and designed for casual comfort.

Most vessels offer narrative Interpretation; meals; spirits/wine/beer; non-alcoholic beverages; book/DVD library,; casual atmosphere; attentive Service; fitness Equipment; open bridge ; kayaks & EZY Dock launch platform. Cabin features include: TV/DVD player; hair dryer, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles.

Wilderness Adventurer: Ready for anything, the unassuming 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer is fully equipped and designed for action, plus comfort. She's intent on delivering adventure aboard as well as in the water-including ample room on deck for relaxing or watching for wildlife.

Safari Quest: On the 22-guest Safari Quest, the most intimate vessel, you'll unwind with included amenities, attentive service, comfortable cabins, welcoming public spaces, and four decks with ample room to get away from it all.

Alaska's Glacier Country map

Day 1: Juneau Hello Juneau! First settled in the gold rush days, Juneau welcomes you both small town charm and towering glaciers. Toast to the riches of Alaska as you sail west towards Icy Strait.

Day 2: Icy Strait Kick start the morning with on-deck stretches and a strong cup of coffee. Energized and snug in your kayak, glide around in remote bays of Icy Strait through giant bullwhip kelp that can grow to over 100 feet long. Join the gang in a skiff to a rocky outcropping to watch sea lions play. Or, step into mud boots for a forest hike with your top-notch, naturalist guides who have plenty to share about everything Alaska - marine biology, plants, and even geology. On board, soak it all in as you soak in the hot tub.

Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park You're in for a real treat. A National Park ranger comes aboard to share expert insight. Have your binoculars handy - South Marble Island is a birder's slice of heaven. Puffins scoot through the water. Guillemots and gulls chatter up the airwaves. The snoozing sea lions don't seem to mind. More thrills and chills await as you cruise to the far end of John Hopkins Inlet or Tarr Inlet where glaciers calve into the water. Backed by knife-edged peaks, bears forage along the shoreline of Tidal Inlet. Mountain goats too. Back at Bartlett Cove, if time and daylight allow, take a forest hike around the park's HQ, and say farewell to your ranger.

Day 4: Chatham Strait Stretching 150 miles into the Tongass National Forest, Chatham Strait offers adventure aplenty. Rest assured your captain navigates to the best. Anchor in a remote Chichagof Island inlet. Backpacks loaded and adventure toys lowered (skiffs, paddle boards, kayaks), it's time to go play. Energy flows as you hike up through moss-covered trees and rain-fed waterfalls. Stick to the water in a kayak excursion, and don't forget to look above and below the surface. A nosy seal could be watching your every stroke. Beachcomb rocky shores. Tiny creatures cling to rocks. Tonight, take a nightcap to the sun deck and watch the sky.

Day 5: Kuiu Island The jagged arms and fingers of Kuiu Island stretch from 25 to just six miles wide. Salmon streams dot the coastline - and where there's salmon, there are bears. Despite its slim size, Kuiu Island is home to many black bears, who, like you, love the solitude and open skies in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. From kayak or skiff, scope the intertidal zones of Skanax Bay for these guys. Eagles fish here too, their white noggins give away their perches. Kayak along the Keku Islands or take the pace down a notch with an easy stroll amidst the tide pools. It's remote, and remarkable.

Day 6: Frederick Sound Humpbacks beeline it here each season to feed on krill, zooplankton, and herring. Watch for whales feasting in these abundant glacial waters. Hang out and enjoy the show. 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 rocky nobs. Paddle into the deeps of Port Houghton or Windham Bay or head ashore for a hike. Somewhere nearby, carrot-billed black oystercatchers are saying hello. Tonight, toast another big day in Alaska.

Day 7: Endicott Arm > Dawes Glacier Skiffing up Endicott Arm, harbor seals laze around on icebergs. If the tides are right, slip into Fords Terror, the steep walls of this narrow opening streaked with waterfalls. Back in the Arm, gasp at the deep glacier-carved valleys. It's at the end where you meet the piece de resistance: Dawes Glacier. Blue ice marches down from the Coast Mountains. With a sharp crack, the white thunder of a calving slice makes a mega-splash. Tonight, celebrate with a festive Farewell Dinner and "photo journal" from your expedition team.

Day 8: Juneau Mmmm, fresh baked pastries over one last breakfast. Your crew and new friends wish heartfelt goodbyes. This morning, transfer to the Juneau airport or begin your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.

• Small ship cruise onboard the Wilderness Adventurer or Safari Quest • 7 nights' accommodation • Onboard meals, spirits, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages • Transfers and baggage handling between airport / vessel on embark/disembark days • Entry fees to parks/preserves • Exclusive activities and shore excursions • Sightseeing and entrance fees • Wellness amenities on board

Pricing (per person) $USD

Type TWIN

2021

Wilderness Adventurer

Jun 4 - Aug 20 from

Aug 27 - Sep 10 from

Sep 17, 24 from

Port taxes

Safari Quest

May - Sep from

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-

$5,195

$4,495

$3,895

$375

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$8,395

$375

2022

Wilderness Adventurer

May 27 - 19 Aug from

May 13 & 20, Aug 26 & Sep 2, 9 from

Apr 22, 29, May 6 & Sep 16, 23, 30 from

Apr 15 from

Apr 8 from

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Safari Quest

Jun 3 - Sep 2 from

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-

$5,195

$4,495

$3,895

$3,295

$2,995

$375

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$8,395

$375

Departs

2021 Wilderness Adventurer 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul
6, 13, 20, 27 Aug
3, 10, 17, 24 Sep
Safari Quest 4 , 11, 18, 25 Jun
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul
6, 13, 20, 27 Aug
3 Sep

2022 Wilderness Adventurer 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr
6, 13, 20, 27 May
3, 10, 17, 24 Jun
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul
5, 12, 19, 26 Aug
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Safari Quest 27 May
3, 10, 17, 24 Jun
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul
5, 12, 19, 26 Aug
2 Sep

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person double/twin occupancy. Ask us about single or triple cabin prices. • Please note amenities and inclusions vary by vessel, please contact us for further details.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Port taxes, fees • Gratuities

Book by 15 May 2021 to save USD300 per cabin for travel 2021-2022.

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