Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise
• Juneau • Haines • Chichagof Island • Icy Strait • Marble Island • Lamplugh Glacier • Margerie Glacier • Grand Pacific Glacier • Glacier Bay National Park.
This UnCruise itinerary offers guests two days in Glacier Bay National Park offering an up close look at glaciers, old-growth forests, and sea life. Take in the history of Haines and diverse birding on South Marble Island. 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!
Highlights Include: • Two full days in Glacier Bay National Park, including time with a park ranger • Tidewater glaciers: Margerie and Grand Pacific • Haines - hiking, biking, rafting, float trip, and history • Explore shores and channels in the Tongass National Forest • Bushwhack and hike in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields • Whales and wildlife - bears, sea lions, seals, porpoises, eagles • Birding at South Marble Island - puffins, oystercatchers, cormorants, and kittiwakes
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 Discoverer: Adventure and discovery are at the heart of the 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer. Loaded with amenities and a lounge evoking the feel of a National Park lodge or neighborhood pub, this expedition vessel, from top to bottom, exudes the spirit of exploration.
Wilderness Explorer: Exploration, access, and comfort all share equal importance on the Wilderness Explorer. Adventure-ready with casual ambiance , the onboard amenities and equipment on this 74-guest expedition vessel put the focus on action, adventure, and relaxation.
Day 1: Juneau Arriving in Juneau, you will be transferred from the airport to our hospitality area. Upon boarding, your crew greets you with champagne and smiles. Set sail for a week of scenic channels and secluded wilderness.
Day 2: Ice Strait > Cross Sound Before you do anything, look out the window. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this far northwest corner is worth exploring. And if the tides are right, head out in the skiff with one of the guides for a closer exploration of the rugged shore. Seals and sea lions haul out on rocky outcroppings, resting before they disappear in the water to search for food. Whatever you do - Wilderness trekking, skiffing, or paddling - your expedition team guides the way.
Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park This crown jewel of America's national parks covers 3.3 million acres (that's a tad smaller than the state of Connecticut). Let that sink in. Most visitors see the same sliver of the park as everyone else. Not you. You're going the furthest and exploring parts that 99% of visitors never go to. And you have two days to do it. Get started! Taylor Bay sea stacks and rocky shores make for good adventure. Or hike the outwash field of glaciers winding down the Fairweather Mountain Range. The cool breeze off the nearby snow and icefields is energizing. If you motor over to Dundas Bay, keep your eye out for bears, humpbacks, and if you're lucky, a wolf sighting. Kayak the bay. Bushwhack into the forest. Discover Glacier Bay outback.
Day 4: Glacier Bay National Park Your camera's memory card needs plenty of room. A National Park ranger comes aboard joining your adventures in Glacier Bay. South Marble Island is abuzz with activity. Rare sea birds, black oystercatchers, and orange-beaked tufted puffins can't be missed. A colony of raucous sea lions adds to the hubbub. They add a distinct aroma to the air, too. Tucking into silent Tidal Inlet - the stomping grounds for bears, wolves, mountain goats, eagles - the backdrop is spectacular. At the end of the western-most arm of the bay sits Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers. And possible views of glacial calving. Take it all in on deck and bid adieu to your ranger.
Day 5: Chatham Strait Find a perch on the bridge with your captain, or with your guides on the bow, and watch for whales and other creatures before tucking into Port Frederick or another inlet in the Tongass National Forest. Any spot's a good one to pull over and stretch your legs. Hike, paddle, or skiff your way through this remote corner with bears on the shoreline, seals bobbing on the surface, and welcoming boughs of moss in the trees. It's all yours to explore. Back on the boat, make a beeline straight for the hot tub.
Day 6: Captain's Choice Just what you need, morning stretches on deck with your guide. Warm those hard-at-play muscles. You know firsthand - conditions in Southeast change one inlet to the next. Your captain is at the helm and picks just the right spot. Wherever you head, the adventures are as big as the water is deep! So many hidden pockets in the Tongass National Forest. Give your paddle board skills a glide. Watch for big-eyed harbor seals from a kayak. Bushwhack into the forest of giants. Your guides know the area's history and keep it lively.
Day 7: Haines The centre of adventure. Tucked beneath snow capped peaks, Haines has it all. Hiking, biking, rafting, and history. One thing's for sure - the trails are irresistible. Go easy, or feel the burn - whatever your speed, the views reward in spades. Your expedition team shares the city's captivating history. A trading outlet for Chilkat Tlingit, they called it "Dtehshuh" - the end of the trail. European explorers, the Klondike gold rush, a U.S. Army outpost - influences still apparent today. What holds your interest? Follow your curiosity on a self-led tour. Tonight, it's a festive Farewell Dinner. A "photo journal" of your trip by your expedition team is the cherry on top.
Day 8: Juneau Linger over breakfast this morning cruising into Juneau. Wish your crew and new friends goodbye. Then it's off to the airport.
• Small ship cruise onboard the Wilderness Discoverer or the Wilderness Explorer • 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
6, 13, 20, 27 Jun 2022
4, 11, 18, 25 Jul
1, 8, 15, 22 Aug
Wilderness Explroer 5, 12 Sep
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May
5, 12, 19, 26 Jun
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul
7, 14, 21, 28 Aug
Wilderness Explorer 15 May
10, 31 Jul
21, 28 Aug
4, 11 Sep
6, 13, 20, 27 Jun
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.
• 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.
Not included • Port taxes, fees
• Port taxes, fees • Gratuities
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