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Discoverers' Glacier Country

Inclusive Alaska cruise exploring Glacier Bay National Park


ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Two exclusive days in Glacier Bay National Park accompanied by a Park Ranger
  • Discover scenic coves and fjords by kayak, paddle board, and skiff
  • Beachcombing and wilderness hikes in the Tongass National Forest
  • View stunning glaciers and listen for the “white” thunder
  • Watch for whales and wildlife in Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage
  • Experience Fords Terror Wilderness Area by kayak or skiff
  • Captain’s Choice exploration of remote “not in the guidebook” places

Join these Theme Departures aboard the Safari Endeavour:
 

Kids in Nature
Kids in Nature 2015: June 21, July 19
Marine Biology
Marine Biology 2015: July 26, August 2, August 16 with Gary Freitag
Photography
Photography 2015: June 7, July 5

 

Cruise
7 nights / 8 days

Cruise

Day
01

Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation

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
02
Glacier Bay National Park
Accompanied by a National Park Ranger, over the two days in the park you’ll travel nearly 60 miles cruising up-bay to the tidewater glaciers of Grand Pacific and Margerie, which frequently calve huge icebergs into the bay. If conditions permit, we'll lower the skiffs and weave among the icebergs that have fallen from the face of the glaciers. Enjoy an evening at anchor, and mornings paddling your kayak in the quiet of this majestic wilderness. Here in the bay are puffins and sea lions, mountain goats and bears, moose, eagles, and scenery more spectacular than any place on earth. Glacier Bay is at its best when explored by small groups with unfettered time for treks and kayaking inside the bay and wilderness areas.
Day
03

Glacier Bay National Park

Enjoy another exclusive day exploring the glaciers and wildlife of Glacier Bay National Park.

Day
04
Icy Strait
Today’s the ultimate day of exploration. Set your course for arguably the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska. Keep watch for the telltale blow of the humpbacks as you scour the nutrient-rich waters in search of whales, porpoise, sea lions, and other wildlife. Join the Captain on the bridge or go on deck with your Expedition Leader. Late afternoon, we’ll drop the skiffs and kayaks for closer inspection of the remote coastline with eyes set on shore for possible bear sightings. This evening, take in the solitude while relaxing in the upper deck hot tub or enjoy a nightcap with your fellow yachtmates in the salon.
Day
05
Chichagof Island / Baranof Island 
With no binding agenda, today you’ll cruise the waterfall coast of Chichagof Island. Marvel at the grand scenery of Alaska’s wilderness as the crew expertly guides you through those “not in the guidebook” places known only to the locals. This evening, perhaps tucking away in a waterfall-laced fjord, there’ll be time for skiffing, beachcombing or treks ashore, and kayaking to look for sea otters and bears before calling it a day near Baranof Island.
Day
06

Frederick Sound / Stephens Passage
Spend the day exploring in Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage—another excellent chance to view humpback whales and other marine wildlife. Pass by Five Fingers Lighthouse and watch for playful antics at a large sea lion haulout made from dozens of rocky islets. Later, cruise picturesque bays, where evergreen forests crowd the shores.

Day
07

Fords Terror / Endicott Arm

Cliff-walled fjords sliced into the mountainous mainland are on tap today as you slowly slip into an area widely acclaimed as the most beautiful in Alaska. With more designated Wilderness Areas than any state in the nation, the finest include Endicott Arm and Fords Terror—a pristine tidal inlet and fjord. Explore this majestic fjord by kayak or skiff, a unique opportunity indeed. View rugged ice-covered mountains gleaming high overhead and a glacier that actively calves into the ice-filled fjord of Endicott Arm. Toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner, and before turning in, your Expedition Leaders will share a “photo journal” of your trip together.

Day
08

Juneau - Disembark
Gather for breakfast before returning to historic Juneau. Transfer to the Juneau airport or begin your Un-Cruise hotel stay or land tour.  Safe travels to all!

 

 

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

 

Roundtrip Juneau


Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Any cabin (except Single) may be sold as a single for 175% of double occupancy rate. Triple accommodations are available in the Commodore Suites & Admiral cabin aboard the Safari Explorer and in the Commodore Suites aboard the Safari Endeavour. Inquire for pricing details. Charter up to 22-86 guests (varies by vessel). Kids age 12 and under save 25% on published fares in select staterooms on "Kids in Nature" family departures.


Kids in Nature
- Kids in Nature Family Departure
Marine Biology
- Marine Biology
- Photography

2015
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May 17
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JNU-JNU
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$4,195
$4,495
$4,795
$5,395
$7,595
$5,395
$422,195
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May 24
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$4,495
$4,795
$5,145
$5,895
$8,495
$5,895
$455,195
incl
May 29
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JNU-JNU
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$6,295
$6,795
$7,195
$8,095
$9,595
$7,195
$248,995
incl
May 31
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JNU-JNU
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$4,995
$5,295
$5,645
$6,395
$8,995
$6,395
$498,195
incl
Jun 5
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JNU-JNU
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$8,095
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Jun 5
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Jun 7
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Jun 12
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Jun 12
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Jun 14
 
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Jun 19
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Jun 19
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Jun 21
Kids in Nature
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Jun 26
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Jun 26
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Jun 28
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Jul 3
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Jul 3
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Jul 5
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Jul 10
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Jul 10
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Jul 12
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Jul 17
 
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Jul 17
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Jul 19
Kids in Nature
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Jul 24
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Jul 24
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Jul 26
Marine Biology
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Jul 31
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Jul 31
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Aug 2
Marine Biology
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Aug 7
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Aug 7
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Aug 9
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Aug 14
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Aug 14
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Aug 16
Marine Biology
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Aug 21
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Aug 23
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Aug 28
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Aug 30
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$422,195
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FARES INCLUDE – All onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer; non-alcoholic beverages; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days; port fees and taxes; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-ship adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: hot tub, sauna*, fitness equipment, yoga mats*, and a complimentary massage*; and an introductory annual membership to Alaska Geographic+

*Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer +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

Baranof Island

Caped in glacier-carved fjords, hanging valleys, old-growth temperate rainforests and sheer granite mountains, Baranof Island is the tenth largest island in the United States and is mostly covered by the Tongass National Forest.> Read More

Chichagof Island

Chichagof Island is the 5th largest island in the United States and one of the ABC islands of Alaska. It sits at the northern end of the Alexander Archipelago.

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Endicott Arm

Endicott Arm is one of two narrow fjords that make up the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness area. Over 30 miles long, it ends at the stunning and breathtaking Dawes Glacier. 

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Fords Terror Wilderness

Tracy Arm - Fords Terror Wilderness was designated in 1980 by the United States Congress. Today, it has over 653,000 acres of breathtaking scenery.> 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

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Glacier Bay Park and Preserve is reportedly the most sought after park to visit in the United States and it is no wonder. Where else will you find a 25 mile-long river of ice still carving the land just as it has for the past several thousand years? > Read More

Icy Strait

Icy Strait is a body of water in Southeast Alaska that is located between Chichagof Island and the mainland, and extends 40 miles northwest from Chatham Strait to Glacier Bay and Cross Sound.> 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

Stephens Passage

Running between Admiralty Island to the West and Douglas Island to the east, Stevens Passage is a 170km long channel in the Alexander Archipelago.> Read More

Extend Your Cruise

LAND PACKAGE: Winterlake Lodge

Experience Alaska’s interior on a 4-night / 5-day custom land extension that features the remote fly-in wilderness Winterlake Lodge.

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LAND PACKAGE: Alaska Railroad & Denali National Park Adventure

Experience Denali National Park and Preserve with a 5-night / 6-day adventure. Enjoy breathtaking views of interior Alaska by luxury dome train and chartered flight.> Read More

HOTEL STOPOVER: Juneau - Westmark Baranof Hotel

The historic Westmark Baranof Hotel is centrally located in downtown Juneau within walking distance of the waterfront, cruise ship docks, shopping and restaurants.

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Vessels

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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Safari Quest

Aboard the 22-guest Safari Quest, guests unwind with included amenities, attentive service, comfortable staterooms, and warm public spaces for a welcome experience. Its four decks provide ample room to get away from it all.

 

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