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Inner Reaches Eastern Coves

Glaciers, rainforest and wildlife highlight this Alaska adventure cruise


ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore the mainland—glacial landscapes, old growth and rainforest
  • Wildlife and whale watching with a half-day in Frederick Sound
  • View glaciers and float among the ice-rich waters of Tracy Arm
  • Kayaking, paddle boarding, and skiffing in remote scenic bays
  • Enjoy wilderness hikes and intertidal shore walks
  • Discover isolated coves and dramatic Misty Fjords National Monument
  • Visit Wrangell’s Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House
  • Transit the winding Wrangell Narrows and wildlife-rich Behm Canal

Join these Theme Departures:


Kids in Nature
Kids in Nature 2015: June 27

 

Cruise
7 nights / 8 days

Cruise

Day
01
Juneau, Alaska — Embarkation
Welcome aboard! Meet your crew and get acquainted as we set sail for the Tracy Arm Wilderness.
Day
02
Tracy Arm Wilderness / Frederick Sound
At the end of Tracy Arm, a winding fjord with sheer granite walls, hundreds of cascading waterfalls, and some of the largest icebergs in all of Alaska, sits the twin Sawyer Glaciers—Sawyer and South Sawyer. The fjord is home to brown and black bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, and birds such as arctic terns and pigeon guillemots. Later today, move into Frederick Sound—summer feeding ground for the northern hemisphere’s largest concentration of humpback whales. Keep watch for humpbacks, orca, and Steller sea lions.
Day
03
Thomas Bay
Choose kayaking and a lush forest hike on a scenic rainforest trail, or go big on a roundtrip 11-mile hike to the glacially-fed and rarely visited Patterson Lake for spectacular kayaking in the meltwaters of Patterson Glacier. Discover the origin of its “Devil’s Country” nickname during a reading from “The Strangest Story Ever Told,” about the area’s mythical, shape-shifting creatures called Kushtaka.
Day
04
Glacial Landscapes / 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.  An abundance of bright red and green navigation lights guide you along “Christmas Tree Lane” as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows this evening.
Day
05
Wrangell
Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder—Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska and the only one ever governed by four nations. Before venturing into town, local islanders join you on board for an in-depth presentation on Tlingit and Haida cultures. View recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park and step inside the famed and historically significant Chief Shakes Tribal House.
Day
06
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 the canal or venture out on an intertidal shore walk or low-elevation hike on the Cleveland Peninsula.
Day
07
Misty Fjords National Monument
Affectionately called “The Yosemite of the North,” Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. Glacial valleys filled with sea water, and sheer 3,000 foot cliffs are a haven for sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, mink, moose, river otters, and other wildlife. Glide through Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay by kayak or explore by skiff soaking in the splendor of this largely forgotten corner of the world. This evening, join the Captain in a farewell toast and reminisce about your Alaskan journey over a sumptuous dinner.
Day
08

Ketchikan — Disembark
Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking the ship this morning. Transfer directly to the Ketchikan airport or begin your extended Un-Cruise hotel 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.

Rates & Dates

Cruise
7 nights / 8 days

 

Juneau to Ketchikan (JNU-KTN)
Ketchikan to Juneau (KTN-JNU)


Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Select cabins are available for single occupancy at a 150% supplement; all other staterooms (except Single) are available at 175% of double occupancy rate (refer to deckplan). Triple rates are available in designated cabins (refer to deck plan); inquire for pricing details. Kids age 12 and under save 25% on published fares in select staterooms on "Kids in Nature" family departures.Charter up to 40-86 guests (varies by vessel).


Kids in Nature - "Kids in Nature" Family Departure
Cruise Segment -  This departure is a segment of the longer Famed Passages of Discovery itinerary


2015
DEPART
THEME
BOAT
ROUTE
NAV
TRB
PAT
XPL
CHARTER
FEES
Apr 25
Cruise Segment
WD
KTN-JNU
$1,895
$2,395
$2,595
$4,595
$195,595
$200
May 9
Cruise Segment
WX
KTN-JNU
-
$2,795
$2,995
$4,195
$223,195
$200
May 16
Cruise Segment
WA
KTN-JNU
$2,395
$2,995
$3,195
-
$169,295
$200
May 16
WX
JNU-KTN
-
$2,995
$3,195
$4,395
$237,995
$200
May 30
 
WD
JNU-KTN
$2,795
$3,595
$3,895
$5,595
$282,395
$200
June 13
 
WX
JNU-KTN
-
$3,995
$4,295
$5,495
$315,395
$200
June 27
Kids in Nature
WD
JNU-KTN
$3,395
$4,195
$4,595
$6,295
$330,795
$200
July 11
 
WX
JNU-KTN
-
$4,195
$4,495
$5,695
$330,195
$200
July 25
WD
JNU-KTN
$3,395
$4,195
$4,595
$6,295
$330,795
$200
Aug 8
WX
JNU-KTN
-
$4,195
$4,495
$5,695
$330,195
$200
Aug 22
 
WD
JNU-KTN
$2,795
$3,595
$3,895
$5,595
$282,395
$200
Sept 12
Cruise Segment
WA
JNU-KTN
$2,395
$2,995
$3,195
-
$169,295
$200
Sept 19
Cruise Segment
WD
JNU-KTN
$2,195
$2,795
$2,995
$4,795
$222,795
$200
Sept 20
WX
JNU-KTN
-
$2,795
$2,995
$4,195
$223,195
$200


2015
DEPART
THEME
BOAT
ROUTE
MRN
MST
CMN
CPT
ADM
COM
SGL
CHARTER
FEES
May 10
Cruise Segment
SE
KTN-JNU
-
$3,895
$4,095
$4,395
$4,945
$7,045
$4,945
$386,895
incl
May 22
Cruise Segment
SX
KTN-JNU
-
$5,995
$6,495
$6,895
$7,795
$9,195
$6,895
$237,995
incl
Sept 4
Cruise Segment
SX
JNU-KTN
-
$5,995
$6,495
$6,895
$7,795
$9,195
$6,895
$237,995
incl
Sept 20
Cruise Segment
SE
JNU-KTN
-
$3,895
$4,095
$4,395
$4,945
$7,045
$4,945
$386,895
incl

FARES INCLUDE - All onboard meals; non-alcoholic beverages; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day; entry fees to national parks/preserves; most from-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, and yoga mats


Fares aboard the Safari Endeavour and Safari Explorer also include - Premium spirits, wine, beer; port fees and taxes; all from-the-boat adventure activities; a complimentary massage; and an introductory annual membership to Alaska Geographic+


+requires registration


FEES: Port fees and taxes are additional, per person, and should be added to cruise fare unless indicated as included (incl).

Ports & Places

Behm Canal

Behm Canal is located in the Alexander Archipelago. Separating Revillagigedo Island from mainland Alaska, this 108-mile long natural channel is actively used as a United States Navy Submarine sound testing range.> Read More

Frederick Sound

Frederick Sound is a body of water approximately 45 miles wide in the central part of Southeast Alaska, at the confluence of Portage Bay (West), lower Stephens Passage (North), and Chatham Strait between the communities of Juneau (North) and Petersburg (South). Frederick Sound is only accessible by boat or air. > Read More

Juneau, Alaska

Surrounded by the rich, green Tongass National Forest, and located on beautiful Gastineau Channel, Juneau is an important port and a popular tourist destination. Unique because it is the only state capital in the United States that is inaccessible by road, Juneau sits at sea level below the steep mountains that are home to the Juneau Icefield and the Mendenhall Glacier.> Read More

Ketchikan, Alaska

Known as the “Salmon Capital of the World”, Ketchikan has a rich and diverse history—all of which you can see elements of today. In the late 1800s it built a fish saltery, which was soon followed by a salmon cannery and general store—salmon still spawn in the Ketchikan Creek that runs through the middle of town.> Read More

Misty Fjords National Monument

Misty Fjords is south of Ketchikan on the border with Canada. As you journey into Behm Canal, the seemingly quiet entrance becomes more and more narrow as you pass New Eddie Stone Rock. This geologic oddity is the remnant of a “volcanic plug” rising out of the middle of this passage, and named for resembling a lighthouse back in England by Captain George Vancouver.> Read More

Thomas Bay, Alaska

Northeast of Petersburg, Thomas bay is known for glaciers and its abundance of wildlife. Moose, bears, and wolves are just a few of the animals you may see while traveling through this bay. > Read More

Tracy Arm

Tracy Arm quickly becomes a favorite place for those who visit. It is perhaps one of the most dramatic locations in all of North America. This fantastic fjord rivals if not surpasses the fjords of Norway and New Zealand. Completely protected within the Tongass National Forest, this fjord stretches some 25 miles up into the Coastal Range Mountains.> Read More

Wrangell Narrows, Alaska

Wrangell Narrows is one of the two narrowest waterways in Southeast Alaska, with Peril Straits near Sitka being the other. It is approximately 21 miles long, and is a very narrow and shallow waterway separating Mitkof Island and Kupreanof Island.> Read More

Wrangell, Alaska

Located on the northern corner of Wrangell Island—part of the Alexander Archipelago—the city of Wrangell is seven miles from the mouth and delta of the Stikine River, a very important freshwater contribution to the Inside Passage. The natural setting of the area is the temperate rainforest, complete with abundant wildlife, and the complex estuarine system at the mouth of the Stikine.> Read More

Extend Your Cruise

LAND PACKAGE: Kantishna Wilderness Experience

5 day / 4 night - Experience interior Alaska and Denali National Park by luxury dome train and guided bus tour prior to setting off on your Alaska cruise adventure.  Enjoy one night in Fairbanks, two nights in Kantishna—deep in the heart of Denali National Park, and one night in Anchorage.

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HOTEL STOPOVER: Juneau - Goldbelt Hotel

Overlooking the waterfront in downtown Juneau, the Goldbelt Hotel offers full service accommodations and is in close proximity to most major attractions.> Read More

HOTEL STOPOVER: Ketchikan - Cape Fox Lodge

Set amidst the Tongass National Forest, with breathtaking views of the Tongass Narrows and downtown Ketchikan, the Cape Fox Lodge offers full service accommodations and is within close proximity to most attractions. A collection of Alaska Native artifacts can be found in the lobby library and on the second floor balcony along with original carved totems.

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Vessels

Wilderness Adventurer

Refurbished in 2011, the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer is the ultimate platform to deliver an Un-Cruise adventure—aboard the vessel and in the water. Loaded with amenities for action and comfort, it's ready to welcome you aboard.

 

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Wilderness Discoverer

The 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer underwent extensive refurbishment in early 2011 and guest raves are still flowing. Expedition is top-of-mind with this vessel; and adventure and discovery lay at its heart.

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Wilderness Explorer

Renovated in 2012, the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer is equipped for action, adventure, and exploration. As with our other expedition vessels, she delivers plenty of comfort too.

 

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Safari Endeavour

The ambience aboard the newly refurbished 84-guest Safari Endeavour is casual elegance with a full menu of upscale amenities. Its three decks provide ample outdoor viewing opportunities.

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Safari Explorer

Our flagship, the 36-guest yacht Safari Explorer is perfectly designed for "luxury in the pursuit of adventure." Aboard the yacht, three public decks provide plenty of room for mingling, relaxing, and enjoying the fresh air.

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