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Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise

8 Days / 7 Nights
Juneau to Juneau
From USD$5,370 per person
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On this 8-day small ship adventure cruise, spend two days exploring the beautiful Glacier Bay National Park.

 

See whales, bears and the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers, plus enjoy an array of activities like kayaking or paddle boarding remote inlets, beachcombing and searching for other wildlife like otters & seals.

 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Juneau, Alaska - Embarkation
Day 2-3
Glacier Bay National Park
Day 4
Icy Strait
Day 5
Chichagof Island / Baranof Island
Day 6
Kuiu Island / Frederick Sound
Day 7
Endicott Arm / Fords Terror
Day 8
Juneau - Disembarkation

Day 1 Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation
Hello, Juneau! It’s off to the hospitality area you go. Up the gangplank, your crew meets you with a hearty welcome. The adventure begins, sailing west toward Icy Strait.

Day 2 Glacier Bay National Park
Glacier Bay has a wow-worthy list of titles—National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve. At 3.3 million acres, add Endless Adventure Playground to the list. Head for the Glacier Bay outback. These are places most visitors never see. Dundas and Taylor Bays are in the southernmost reaches of the park. It’s less windswept tucked into a bay, but no less wild. Kayak around sea stacks. Or comb for critters if the tide is right. In far reaches, share the beach with sharp-eyed eagles and bears. Skiff deep in Dundas and make for the hills. A bushwhack into the forest gets your heart pumping. Paddle through kelp in Taylor Bay. Backstroking sea otters hardly bat an eye at your boat. Your bartender has an Old Fashioned ready. Perfect timing too. It’s happy hour and time to swap stories of this big day with your shipmates.

Day 3 Glacier Bay National Park
An early morning pick-up. A National Park ranger comes aboard to share expert insight. Plus off-the-map places in bay that most visitors pass by. 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. Cruise to the far end of Tarr Inlet where Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers calve into the water. Backed by knife-edged peaks, pull into narrow Tidal Inlet. Bears like to forage along this shoreline. 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 Icy Strait
Eat a big breakfast, today’s possibility, a yak and whack—guide speak for a kayak and bushwhack outing. In your kayak, keep your eyes peeled for spouts and fins—porpoises and other marine mammals could pop up at any time. Hop in a skiff to a rocky outcropping and watch sea lions play while otters and eagles fish and dive. Or, step into mud boots for an on foot exploration of a marshy muskeg and deep forest. Soak it all in as you soak in the hot tub.

Day 5 Chichagof Island / Baranof Island
Today it’s off to Chichagof and Baranof Islands in Chatham Strait, the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Options aplenty, 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. Stick to the water 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 6 Kuiu Island / Frederick Sound
At Kuiu, scope the intertidal zones of Saginaw Bay for bears from a kayak or skiff. Eagles fish here too, their white noggins give away their perches. Kayak along the Keku Islands or take the pace down a notch checking out tide pools and abundant life in the intertidal zones. It’s remote, and remarkable. Humpbacks beeline it to Frederick Sound each season to feast in the krill-rich waters—time to hang out and enjoy the show. Based on wind and weather, your expedition team has more adventures 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.

Day 7 Endicott Arm / Fords Terror
Snow-covered mountains. Glacier-carved valleys. White thunder of calving ice. It’s an impressive Wilderness Area. Skiffing up Endicott Arm, harbor seals pups laze around on icebergs. If the tides are right, slip into Fords Terror. The fjord’s steep walls are streaked with waterfalls. Choked with ice, at the end of the arm, meet Dawes Glacier. Blue ice marches down from the Coast Mountains. With a sharp crack, a calving slice makes a mega-splash. Tonight, celebrate with a festive Farewell Dinner and “photo journal” from your expedition team.

Day 8 Juneau - Disembark
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 add-on overnight stay or land tour.

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.

Onboard inclusions:

  • All onboard meals
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, wine, spirits and beer
  • Exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • All from the vessel activities and equipment
  • Multi-sport recreation
  • Kayaks
  • Hot tub
  • Paddle boards
  • Yoga mats
  • Port fees and taxes
Departure dates

Wilderness Adventurer: 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN

Single rates available on request
Wilderness Adventurer: Navigator Cabin
13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug, 2019
Wilderness Adventurer: Trailblazer Cabin
13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug, 2019
Wilderness Adventurer: Pathfinder
13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug, 2019

-
-
$5,370
-
$6,170
-
$6,620

Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include all taxes and port charges.

Day 1 Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation
Hello, Juneau! It’s off to the hospitality area you go. Up the gangplank, your crew meets you with a hearty welcome. The adventure begins, sailing west toward Icy Strait.

Day 2 Glacier Bay National Park
Glacier Bay has a wow-worthy list of titles—National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve. At 3.3 million acres, add Endless Adventure Playground to the list. Head for the Glacier Bay outback. These are places most visitors never see. Dundas and Taylor Bays are in the southernmost reaches of the park. It’s less windswept tucked into a bay, but no less wild. Kayak around sea stacks. Or comb for critters if the tide is right. In far reaches, share the beach with sharp-eyed eagles and bears. Skiff deep in Dundas and make for the hills. A bushwhack into the forest gets your heart pumping. Paddle through kelp in Taylor Bay. Backstroking sea otters hardly bat an eye at your boat. Your bartender has an Old Fashioned ready. Perfect timing too. It’s happy hour and time to swap stories of this big day with your shipmates.

Day 3 Glacier Bay National Park
An early morning pick-up. A National Park ranger comes aboard to share expert insight. Plus off-the-map places in bay that most visitors pass by. 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. Cruise to the far end of Tarr Inlet where Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers calve into the water. Backed by knife-edged peaks, pull into narrow Tidal Inlet. Bears like to forage along this shoreline. 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 Icy Strait
Eat a big breakfast, today’s possibility, a yak and whack—guide speak for a kayak and bushwhack outing. In your kayak, keep your eyes peeled for spouts and fins—porpoises and other marine mammals could pop up at any time. Hop in a skiff to a rocky outcropping and watch sea lions play while otters and eagles fish and dive. Or, step into mud boots for an on foot exploration of a marshy muskeg and deep forest. Soak it all in as you soak in the hot tub.

Day 5 Chichagof Island / Baranof Island
Today it’s off to Chichagof and Baranof Islands in Chatham Strait, the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Options aplenty, 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. Stick to the water 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 6 Kuiu Island / Frederick Sound
At Kuiu, scope the intertidal zones of Saginaw Bay for bears from a kayak or skiff. Eagles fish here too, their white noggins give away their perches. Kayak along the Keku Islands or take the pace down a notch checking out tide pools and abundant life in the intertidal zones. It’s remote, and remarkable. Humpbacks beeline it to Frederick Sound each season to feast in the krill-rich waters—time to hang out and enjoy the show. Based on wind and weather, your expedition team has more adventures 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.

Day 7 Endicott Arm / Fords Terror
Snow-covered mountains. Glacier-carved valleys. White thunder of calving ice. It’s an impressive Wilderness Area. Skiffing up Endicott Arm, harbor seals pups laze around on icebergs. If the tides are right, slip into Fords Terror. The fjord’s steep walls are streaked with waterfalls. Choked with ice, at the end of the arm, meet Dawes Glacier. Blue ice marches down from the Coast Mountains. With a sharp crack, a calving slice makes a mega-splash. Tonight, celebrate with a festive Farewell Dinner and “photo journal” from your expedition team.

Day 8 Juneau - Disembark
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 add-on overnight stay or land tour.

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.

Onboard inclusions:

  • All onboard meals
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, wine, spirits and beer
  • Exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • All from the vessel activities and equipment
  • Multi-sport recreation
  • Kayaks
  • Hot tub
  • Paddle boards
  • Yoga mats
  • Port fees and taxes
Departure dates

Wilderness Adventurer: 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN

Single rates available on request
Wilderness Adventurer: Navigator Cabin
13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug, 2019
Wilderness Adventurer: Trailblazer Cabin
13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug, 2019
Wilderness Adventurer: Pathfinder
13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug, 2019

-
-
$5,370
-
$6,170
-
$6,620

Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include all taxes and port charges.

Wilderness Adventurer

Refurbished in early 2011, the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer is the ultimate platform to deliver an Un-Cruise adventure—aboard the ship and in the water. The interior complements the outside and both public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. Enjoy socializing in the main lounge, which evokes the style of a National Park Lodge or neighbourhood pub and relaxing on deck or keeping watch for wildlife.

Three accessible decks are fully equipped for comfort and action. The sun deck has an on-deck hot tub, sauna and fitness equipment, the observation deck allows for over-the-top viewing from the bow, and the EZ Dock launch platform on the main deck makes getting in the water a cinch. Onboard are kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles, yoga mats,hydrophone for listening to below-surface sounds, and a bow-mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to your cabin TV.

Specifications:

  • 60 guests
  • 30 staterooms
  • 25 crew members
  • 160 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 9.5 knots
  • Built in 1984 by Blount Boats, renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio

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Wilderness Adventurer

Refurbished in early 2011, the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer is the ultimate platform to deliver an Un-Cruise adventure—aboard the ship and in the water. The interior complements the outside and both public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. Enjoy socializing in the main lounge, which evokes the style of a National Park Lodge or neighbourhood pub and relaxing on deck or keeping watch for wildlife.

Three accessible decks are fully equipped for comfort and action. The sun deck has an on-deck hot tub, sauna and fitness equipment, the observation deck allows for over-the-top viewing from the bow, and the EZ Dock launch platform on the main deck makes getting in the water a cinch. Onboard are kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles, yoga mats,hydrophone for listening to below-surface sounds, and a bow-mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to your cabin TV.

Specifications:

  • 60 guests
  • 30 staterooms
  • 25 crew members
  • 160 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 9.5 knots
  • Built in 1984 by Blount Boats, renovated in 2011
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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