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Cruise through Alaska’s incredible Inside Passage

Alaska’s Inside Passage is a pristine wilderness filled with sensational glaciers, beautiful old-growth forests, shallow bays and inlets and incredible whale rich waters. It is also home to a wild variety of wildlife, including bears, whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions, otters and a variety of rare seabirds. Consisting of numerous national parks and reserves, the area also has a fascinating history. Learn about the local Tlingit culture and visit some of the small towns spread through the twisting and turning waterways.

The remote wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the crown jewels of America’s national park system. The park is filled with amazing tidewater glaciers, dramatic fjords and wildlife-rich forests.

Though there is excellent whale sightings in many of the passages and straits, Icy Strait and Stephens Passage are two of the best; home to abundant wildlife including humpback whales and orca.

Unique excursions

Every day offers exciting adventures and new areas to explore. Kayak or skiff along the coastlines, bays and inlets in search of wildlife including otters, Steller sea lions and harbor seals or stay onboard and view humpback whales or orca pods from the vessel. There are also plenty of opportunities to hike along the remote shorelines or through some of Alaska’s oldest forests, home to a wealth of wildlife.

Stand-up paddleboards are also available for use, and allow you to get up close to rocky outcrops or gently paddle along the shoreline of a quiet inlet.

Expedition vessels

UnCruise has a fantastic fleet of small yachts and expedition vessels. The Wilderness Explorer and Wilderness Discoverer are two excellent exploration vessels that can navigate the shallow channels and inlets otherwise inaccessible by larger ships. Accommodating just 74 and 76 guests respectively, these small ships carry wetsuits, fitness equipment, snorkels, paddle-boards even yoga mats, ensuring it will be a voyage of a lifetime.

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8 days / 7 nights
Ex Juneau

ALASKA FJORDS & GLACIERS
Prices from $6057 per person twin share
Save up to $1560 per couple*

NORTHERN PASSAGES & GLACIERS
Prices from $6837 per person twin share
Save up to $1560 per couple*


*Conditions apply. Price is based on two people sharing in Trailblazer cabin. Valid for select travel dates between 18 Apr 2020 – 19 Sep 2020. Subject to availability. Please contact us for details.

Inclusions:

  • Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embarkation/disembarkation

  • All meals and beverages aboard ship

  • Sightseeing and shore excursions as per itinerary

  • All activities and equipment (except snorkelling)

  • Service taxes and port charges

Exclusions:

  • Airfares, passport or visa expenses

  • Pre and post land arrangements

  • Government arrival/departure taxes

  • Personal expenses and gratuities

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ITINERARIES

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore Tongass National Forest backcountry by kayak, paddle board or on foot

  • Look out for wildlife including black bears, Sitka black-tailed deer and sea lions

  • Search for whales in Stephens Passage

  • Visit Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House in the town of Wrangell

  • Navigate breathtaking Endicott Arm and the winding Wrangell Narrows

Day 1                     

Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation

Board the ship today and meet the crew before enjoying a champagne and dinner as you set sail for Endicott Arm. D


Day 2

Endicott Arm / Fords Terror

Discover snow covered mountains and calving ice at the face of Dawes Glacier before gliding through Endicott Arm where you’ll likely spy harbor seals and their pups. Tides permitting, explore the narrow passageway of Fords Terror with its towering walls, many waterfalls and the high Coastal Mountains that frame the skyline. BLD


Day 3

Stephens Passage

The waters of Stephens Passage are home to abundant wildlife including humpback whale and orca so you’re in for some adventure. Hike through Tongass National Forest filled with hanging waterfalls and otherworldly forests or kayak and paddleboard on a tidal saltwater lake keeping a lookout for bears, wolves and moose. BLD


Day 4

Thomas Bay / Wrangell Narrows

Explore the natural beauty of glacial landscapes marked by moraines and muskegs with various land and water-based activities on offer again. At night, admire the lights of “Christmas Tree Lane”. BLD


Day 5

Wrangell

Visit the old town of Wrangell, the only town that has been governed by four nations and experience local Tlingit culture. Step inside the famous Chief Shakes Tribal House and visit the Kiksetti Totem Park. BLD


Day 6

Behm Canal

Look out for wildlife along the remote waterways of the Behm Canal and the Tongass National Forest. Take a low-elevation hike through scenic forest or enjoy a guided paddle searching for orcas, porpoises, seals and otters. BLD


Day 7

Misty Fjords National Monument

Nicknamed ‘The Yesomite of the North’, Misty Fjords National Monument offers breathtaking glacial valleys and sheer cliffs home to black bears, Sitka black-tailed deer and numerous seabirds. Skiff or kayak through Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay. Farewell dinner with the Captain. BLD


Day 8

Ketchikan, Alaska – Disembarkation

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Ketchikan Airport. Tour ends. B


B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D= Dinner

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • View incredible Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers

  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park with an expert naturalist ranger

  • Search for bears, sea otters, harbor seals, whales and sea lions

  • Hike through pristine Tongass National Forest

  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in glacial fjords

Day 1                     

Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation

Embark in Juneau and meet the crew and your fellow passengers before enjoying a champagne. Within minutes you’ll be cruising the scenic channels of the Inside Passage. D


Day 2

Captain’s Choice

Today is the Captain’s choice, navigating the remote waterways of Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait, your captain sets the course for adventure. Enjoy explorations by kayak or go paddle boarding, gliding along rocky outcrops with your guides. Keep watch for seals who frequently play in these protected waters and for Bald Eagles circling overhead. BLD


Day 3

Glacier Bay National Park

Tidewater glaciers sweep like rivers of ice down massive mountain valleys, terminating in the waters of Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. A National Park Ranger joins your party and explains all there is to know about this pristine wilderness. Keep an eye out for many species of rare sea birds including brightly coloured puffins and Black Oystercatchers that call this area home. BLD


Day 4

Icy Strait

Explore remote and wild Icy Strait, arguably the richest whale waters in southeast Alaska. Along the rugged coastline dolphins, sea lions and sea birds abound. Enjoy excursions by skiff through the kelp-threaded channels. BLD


Day 5

Chichagof Island

Meander along the spectacular waterfall-lined coast of Chichagof Island. Marvel at the grand scenery as you are expertly guided through unsung, glacier carved fjords. Drop anchor in remote waters for an opportunity to lower the kayaks and skiffs, or hike along the shoreline through the forest with your guides. BLD


Day 6

Sergius Narrows

This area is a haven for small boats, scenically highlighted by a very slim passageway called Sergius Narrows. This wildlife-rich waterway is a great place for onshore explorations, as well as watching (from the boat) for bears, otters and whales. The passage narrows to just 90 meters in one spot! BLD


Day 7

Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds

Discover the untouched western side of Baranof Island, filled with secluded coves and tree-covered islets. Explore by kayak or skiff so you’re at the same level as sea lions and possibly whales. Toast your voyage with a Farewell Dinner. BLD


Day 8

Sitka, Alaska – Disembarkation

Disembark for a transfer to Sitka Airport or hotel. Tour ends. B


B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D= Dinner