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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

7-night cruise with two exclusive days in Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park


ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Two exclusive days in Glacier Bay—UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve
  • View stunning glaciers throughout Glacier Bay National Park
  • Enjoy Park Ranger interpretation and discover the Bartlett Cove Visitor Center
  • South Marble Island sea lion haulout and spectacular birding
  • Icy Strait whale watching and wildlife viewing in Peril Strait
  • Hikes ashore in Glacier Bay National Park and along Chichagof Island’s waterfall coast
  • Explore via kayak, paddle board, and skiff
  • Captain's Choice exploration of remote “not in the guidebook” places

 

Cruise
7 nights / 8 days

Cruise

Day
01
Juneau, Alaska — Embarkation
Welcome aboard! Meet the crew, settle in, and relax with your shipmates. Within minutes you’ll be cruising the scenic channels of the Inside Passage.
Day
02

Glacier Bay National Park
One of America’s crown jewel national parks is yours to explore and marvel at for the next two days—Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. A National Park Ranger joins you to explore coves and corners of the bay that most visitors miss. Tidewater glaciers sweep like rivers of ice down massive mountain valleys, terminating before you in the waters of Glacier Bay.

 

Linger near South Marble Island to spot the many species of rare sea birds that call this area home. Keep your eyes on the water and the island for brightly-colored puffins and Black Oystercatchers. Stop in Bartlett Cove for a visit to the Park Service's Headquarters.

Day
03
Glacier Bay National Park
Make the best of this day in this majestic national park. Paddle a kayak and be awed at the face of a massive glacier. Go on a boot-sucking trek through sandbars and rainforest. And ride a skiff along shore for an up-close exploration of Glacier Bay. You'll find sea lions, mountain goats, sea otters, bears, moose, eagles, and spectacular scenic backdrops.
Day
04
Icy Strait
Set your course for arguably the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska. Join the Captain on the bridge or the Expedition Leader out on deck in search of marine mammals. Camera in hand, begin your land and sea exploration of these remote reaches. Ride the skiffs for a closer inspection of the rugged and wild coastline with eyes set on the shore for possible bear sightings.

Day
05
Chichagof Island / Baranof Island
Meander along the spectacular waterfall coast of Chichagof Island. In the Un-Cruise expedition spirit, marvel at the grand scenery as our crew expertly guides you through unsung, glacier-carved fjords. Anchor in remote waters for an opportunity to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Explore the shoreline on an intertidal walk or forest exploration with your guides.
Day
06
Captain's Choice

Today's agenda is flexible. Perhaps you'll explore a tidal inlet by kayak; feel the burn of a rain forest hike; or maybe you'll have the opportunity to smell the breath of a humpback while skiffing in a secluded cove. The possibilities are endless—your Captain knows best.

Day
07
Peril Strait / Sergius Narrows
Peril Strait runs 50 miles from Chatham Strait to Salisbury Sound. This haven for small boats is scenically highlighted by a very narrow connecting passageway called Sergius Narrows and an opening at Hoonah Sound. This historic and wildlife-rich waterway is a great place to watch the shoreline for bears, the waters for otters and whales, and to look skyward for eagles. The passage narrows to only 300 feet in one spot (24 feet deep). After an adventurous, but “un-perilous” day, toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner and a “photo journal” of your trip presented by your Expedition Leaders.
Day
08

Sitka — Disembark
Gather for breakfast this morning as you cruise into Russian-influenced Sitka for disembarkation. Transfer to the airport or begin your 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 Sitka (JNU-SIT)

Sitka to Juneau (SIT-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. Charter up to 60-76 guests (varies by vessel).


2015
DEPART
THEME
BOAT
ROUTE
NAV
TRB
PAT
XPL
CHARTER
FEES
May 2
WD
JNU-SIT
$2,095
$2,695
$2,895
$4,695
$215,195
$200
May 9
WD
SIT-JNU
$2,395
$2,995
$3,195
$4,995
$237,995
$200
May 16
WD
JNU-SIT
$2,395
$2,995
$3,195
$4,995
$237,995
$200
May 23
WA
JNU-SIT
$2,595
$3,195
$3,395
-
$187,295
$200
May 23
WD
SIT-JNU
$2,595
$3,195
$3,395
$5,295
$253,995
$200
May 30
WA
SIT-JNU
$2,995
$3,795
$4,095
-
$213,995
$200
May 30
 
WX
JNU-SIT
-
$3,795
$4,095
$5,295
$300,595
$200
June 6
WA
JNU-SIT
$3,195
$3,995
$4,395
-
$225,995
$200
June 6
 
WX
SIT-JNU
-
$3,995
$4,295
$5,495
$315,395
$200
June 13
WA
SIT-JNU
$3,395
$4,195
$4,495
-
$234,995
$200
June 13
WD
JNU-SIT
$3,395
$4,195
$4,595
$6,295
$330,795
$200
June 20
WA
JNU-SIT
$3,595
$4,395
$4,695
-
$249,995
$200
June 20
WD
SIT-JNU
$3,595
$4,395
$4,795
$6,495
$345,995
$200
June 27
WA
SIT-JNU
$3,595
$4,395
$4,695
-
$249,995
$200
June 27
 
WX
JNU-SIT
-
$4,395
$4,695
$5,895
$344,995
$200
July 4
 
WA
JNU-SIT
$3,595
$4,395
$4,695
-
$249,995
$200
July 4
 
WX
SIT-JNU
-
$4,395
$4,695
$5,895
$344,995
$200
July 11
 
WA
SIT-JNU
$3,595
$4,395
$4,695
-
$249,995
$200
July 11
 
WD
JNU-SIT
$3,595
$4,395
$4,795
$6,495
$345,995
$200
July 18
 
WA
JNU-SIT
$3,595
$4,395
$4,695
-
$249,995
$200
July 18
 
WD
SIT-JNU
$3,595
$4,395
$4,795
$6,495
$345,995
$200
July 25
 
WA
SIT-JNU
$3,595
$4,395
$4,695
-
$249,995
$200
July 25
 
WX
JNU-SIT
-
$4,395
$4,695
$5,895
$344,995
$200
Aug 1
 
WA
JNU-SIT
$3,595
$4,395
$4,695
-
$249,995
$200
Aug 1
 
WX
SIT-JNU
-
$4,395
$4,695
$5,895
$344,995
$200
Aug 8
 
WA
SIT-JNU
$3,595
$4,395
$4,695
-
$249,995
$200
Aug 8
 
WD
JNU-SIT
$3,595
$4,395
$4,795
$6,495
$345,995
$200
Aug 15
 
WA
JNU-SIT
$3,195
$3,995
$4,395
-
$225,995
$200
Aug 15
 
WD
SIT-JNU
$3,395
$4,195
$4,595
$6,295
$330,795
$200
Aug 22
 
WA
SIT-JNU
$2,995
$3,795
$4,095
-
$213,995
$200
Aug 22
 
WX
JNU-SIT
-
$3,795
$4,095
$5,295
$300,595
$200
Aug 29
 
WA
JNU-SIT
$2,595
$3,195
$3,395
-
$187,295
$200
Aug 29
 
WX
SIT-JNU
-
$3,195
$3,395
$4,595
$252,795
$200
Sept 5
 
WA
SIT-JNU
$2,595
$3,195
$3,395
-
$187,295
$200
Sept 5
 
WD
JNU-SIT
$2,595
$3,195
$3,395
$5,295
$253,995
$200
Sept 5
 
WX
JNU-SIT
-
$3,195
$3,395
$4,595
$252,795
$200
Sept 12
 
WD
SIT-JNU
$2,395
$2,995
$3,195
$4,995
$237,995
$200
Sept 12
 
WX
SIT-JNU
-
$2,995
$3,195
$4,395
$237,995
$200

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


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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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

Peril Strait

Peril Strait is located in the Alexander Archipelago between Chichagof Island to the north and Baranof Island and Catherine Island to the south.> Read More

Sitka, Alaska

The city and borough of Sitka are situated on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago and was originally settled by the native Tlingit people. Old Sitka was founded in 1799 by Alexandr Baranov, then governor of Russian America, when he arrived and set up a colonial trading company chartered by Tsar Paul I. > 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: Sitka - Westmark Sitka Hotel

Rich in history, Sitka owes much of its heritage to both Czarist Russia and native Tlingit Indian cultures. The Westmark Sitka Hotel, located near the harbor in the heart of downtown, offers comfortable lodging and fine dining in an environment designed to reflect these local cultural influences.> Read More

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

Vessels

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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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 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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