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Alaska’s Inside Passage & Glacier Bay

Alaska’s Inside Passage & Glacier Bay 13 Days

Prices From £2,859pp
April to May, July to September | 12 nights

Single Cabins Available

Alaska’s Inside Passage & Glacier Bay 13 Days

Aboard: Wilderness Legacy Wilderness Explorer Wilderness Discoverer Safari Explorer Safari Endeavour

Cruise Alaska’s and Canada’s Inside Passages on this exciting adventure expedition. Sailing from Seattle, highlights of this fantastic itinerary include a search for wildlife such as the whales, orcas, seals and myriad of seabirds that call this area their home. Along with a wealth of activities, you can enjoy a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Glacier Bay National Park, the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers and LeConte Bay iceberg gardens, as well as the San Juan Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Misty Fjords National Monument.

Please note: This itinerary operates aboard a number of vessels within the fleet including Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Discoverer, Wilderness Explorer and Wilderness Legacy

Highlights

  • Cruise Alaska’s and Canada’s Inside Passages on one fantastic trip
  • Incredible scenery throughout including the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Glacier Bay National Park
  • Visit other enchanting spots including the San Juan Islands, Tongass National Forest, Misty Fjords National Monument and the LeConte Bay iceberg gardens
  • Exciting activity options including kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking and skiffing
  • Experience native culture and learn about Pacific Northwest natural history
  • Search for wildlife sightings including whales in Frederick Sound and Icy Strait, harbour seals, Steller’s sea lions, grizzly and black bears and myriad birdlife

What's Included

  • Accommodation on board with all meals and premium wine, beer, liquor and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Group transfers between airport and vessel pre-cruise and post-cruise
  • All activities and equipment mentioned in the itinerary
  • Guided shore visits and small boat excursions
  • National Park and preserves entrance fees
  • Onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts

Single Cabins Available

This vessel offers single occupancy cabins, which is a perfect option for solo travellers. Travelling alone is often the best way to see the world. No responsibilities, no difficult choices and no trying to please anyone else…just you, your itinerary and your adventurous spirit!

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Take advantage of our vast experience, passion and expertise to help you hand craft the perfect Alaska, Arctic adventure for you.

Michael Gardiner Senior Travel Expert

Mike has more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry and continues to be inspired by the people, places and wildlife he discovers. His in-depth personal knowledge of a diverse range of destinations ensures your adventure itinerary will be a holiday like no other.

Zoe Savage-Morton Travel Specialist

Zoe’s abiding love of adventure travel has taken her to some of the most incredible wildlife-rich places on Earth. Her vast experience and genuine desire to share her knowledge makes her an outstanding and invaluable person to help you organise your wildlife adventure trip.

Simon Rowland Senior Travel Expert

As Senior Travel Expert, Simon has an absolute wealth of experience in adventure travel in some of the most fascinating places in the world. With in-depth knowledge and fantastic organizational skills, Simon’s first-hand experience and genuine passion drive him to work to create your perfect itinerary.

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Seattle - Embark
1Day

Seattle - Embark

Arrive independently to Seattle, make your way to the designated meeting point and join your transfer to the port to board your vessel. Settle into your comfortable cabin as we set sail either along Seattle’s picturesque waterfront or through the historic Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

San Juan Islands / Canada's Inside Passage
2Day

San Juan Islands / Canada's Inside Passage

This morning is spent sailing around some of the islands in the San Juan archipelago, each one as unique as the next. We will be on a constant lookout for the orcas and harbour seals that frequent the area, and you may wish to partake in your first kayaking or paddleboarding excursion through some of the area’s picturesque coves. Skiff (small boat) rides will take you up-close to scenic delights and there will be ample time for hikes of varying difficulty too.

Canada's Inside Passage
3 - 4Days

Canada's Inside Passage

Over the next two days we will explore along some of the fjords, remote waterways, bays and inlets of Canada’s Inside Passage. Wildlife we will be on the lookout for includes black bears, including the elusive spirit bear, dolphins, porpoises, harbour seals and bald eagles. As we explore you will get up-close to waterfalls, an old abandoned cannery, rocky islets and forested wilderness as we weave through the twisting passages soaking up the sights and sounds and learning all about the area’s natural history and native influences.

Ketchikan / Misty Fjords National Monument
5Day

Ketchikan / Misty Fjords National Monument

Our first stop today will take us to Ketchikan where tribal leader and local legend Joe Williams, known as Ka Xesh X’e in his native language, will take us on a thoroughly captivating and informative guided tour and help us connect with the Tlingit Culture. Hikes of various degrees will be available, from gentle ambles through the surrounding forest to strenuous hikes along trails and boardwalks past cedar, spruce, streams, and waterfalls.

The afternoon takes us to the beautiful Misty Fjords area. A haven for wildlife, we will be hopeful for sightings of deer, salmon and maybe even some black and grizzly bears as we enjoy an exploration on foot and by sea through the largest Wilderness Area in the Tongass National Forest. You may also enjoy a kayaking excursion through the wetlands and bays surrounded by the awe-inspiring backdrops of deep glacial fjords and imposing granite cliffs.

Expedition Day
6Day

Expedition Day

The plan for today will be a flexible one, with your captain choosing the perfect spots for on-shore excursions and explorations within the Southeast inlets. We may explore more of the Tongass National Forest on a bushwhacking walk, kayak in the bays looking for harbour seals, or taking guided walks along the shore.

LeConte Bay / Ideal Cove
7Day

LeConte Bay / Ideal Cove

Today is set to be another hugely enjoyable one as we push further north and the focus switches to ice and lots of it! In this vast wilderness we will approach LeConte Glacier’s iceberg gardens where the glacial works of art are a delight to witness and photograph. If tides are low, you might take a walk to check out the icebergs resting on the mudflats and get a closer look at these wonders of Mother Nature.

In nearby Ideal Cove, you may wish to join a paddleboarding excursion in the quiet cove surrounded by national forest, or walk the winding boardwalk trails through habitat known as “muskegs,” which are boggy meadows of ferns and grasses.

Frederick Sound / Chatham Bay
8Day

Frederick Sound / Chatham Bay

Our attention turns to marine mammals as we enjoy some whale watching in the abundant glacial waters of Frederick Sound and Chatham Bay. Humpbacks are likely to be spotted, along with possibility of orcas, and based on weather conditions your crew will chart the best course for observation opportunities. You will likely cruise past Five Fingers Lighthouse, Alaska’s oldest light station and The Brothers Islands, where sea lions nap on rocky nobs.

Kayaking and skiffing through the wild, forested islets is great here, or you might simply enjoy a stroll along the tide pools looking for sightings of eagles and other seabirds.

Sitka / Peril Strait
9Day

Sitka / Peril Strait

Next up is the historic community of Sitka where Alaska’s wild natural history lies all around. With access to the Tongass National Forest all around you, this is the perfect opportunity to take a guided hike into the mountains to a clear lake or along boardwalk trails through a temperate rainforest to a waterfall. Alternatively, you may prefer to enjoy a relaxing walk around the picturesque town with its colourful buildings and welcoming shops.

In the afternoon we will sail into Peril Strait and you can join your expedition guides who share the tragic tales of how this passage earned its foreboding name.

Chichagof Island
10Day

Chichagof Island

The remote passages of Chichagof Island will today bring more opportunities for whale sightings as we sail around in search of the mighty humpback whales that are often spotted here. We will sail into the Chichagof Island inlet to anchor and hop into kayaks, skiffs or paddleboards to explore the waters and search for whales, seals and seabirds soaring above.

Glacier Bay National Park
11Day

Glacier Bay National Park

Today may well be one of the highlights of your trip as we make our way to the 3.3 million-acre Glacier Bay National Park for some thoroughly enjoyable exploration. The park was completely covered by ice just over 200 years ago but receding glacier activity has made it now easier to access the inner reaches and enjoy a deeper discovery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your onboard naturalists are experts on the glacial activity here, as well as the wildlife habitats that are also a treat to discover. As you get up as close as possible to the stunning Grand Pacific and Margerie Glaciers, you will also be on the lookout for Steller sea lions and the abundant seabirds that flock here including puffins, common murres, pigeon guillemots, cormorants and much more.

Icy Strait
12Day

Icy Strait

Our last full day will take us through the channels of deep, twisted mangroves of the Icy Strait where we will again be on the lookout for whales and sea lions, as well as smaller marine wildlife like starfish and jellyfish. You can enjoy your final paddles on kayak or paddleboards and in the evening you can join your captain for a special farewell dinner and slideshow presentation celebrating your voyage.

Juneau - Disembark
13Day

Juneau - Disembark

Arrival in Juneau signals the end of your voyage and after breakfast you will disembark and join your transfer to the airport for onward or homeward travel. Should you wish to extend your stay in Alaska, please enquire for options and suggestions.

A view from Above

All Aboard

Wilderness Legacy
Adventure vessel

Wilderness Legacy

The beautiful Wilderness Legacy is a classic, 4 deck adventure ship designed for exploration in the farthest reaches of Alaska. This one-of-a-kind vessel has been carefully finished to combine class with comfort, and a comfortable ambience with a sense of adventure. Guests onboard can enjoy the large bridge deck which offers two hot tubs, an open bridge and lots of room for sunbathing, lounging and viewing the beautiful surroundings on display. There is a very spacious indoor lounge with large viewing windows, games and a well-stocked bar, as well as a spacious dining room. Each of the 43 cabins has been decorated in a classic style and features view windows, private bathroom with shower or tub, and comfortable double, queen or twin beds.

Wilderness Explorer
Adventure vessel

Wilderness Explorer

Catering to 74 guests, the Wilderness Explorer is a comfortable and casual ship designed for adventures in Alaska’s deep waters. With a relaxing and intimate atmosphere onboard, guests can enjoy the sun deck with open bridge and covered sitting area, the lounge deck with wrap-around windows, the welcoming bar, the cosy dining room, and the bow viewing area with hot tub. In each cabin you will find a queen or twin beds, private bathroom with toiletries, a TV with DVD player and a view window.

Wilderness Discoverer
Adventure vessel

Wilderness Discoverer

Stylish and spacious, the Wilderness Discoverer is a medium-sized ship which has been designed for adventure and discovery in Alaska’s enchanting passages and bays. Allowing access to areas inaccessible to many other vessels, the boat features a welcoming lounge and bar, an open dining room and two on-deck hot tubs. The 34 cabins accommodate 76 guests and each cabin features a private bathroom, queen or twin beds, bathrobes, TV with DVD player and a view window.

Safari Explorer
Adventure vessel

Safari Explorer

The beautiful Safari Explorer is a sturdy, high-end yacht built for adventure. Accommodating just 36 guests, the vessel is the most exclusive in the Uncruise fleet of ships which operate mainly in the Alaska region. With an intimate and relaxed atmosphere on board, guests can revel in great comfort as they cruise. There is an excellent bridge deck which offers a rooftop sun lounge, hot tub and exercise equipment, and inside you will find a spacious dining room, a lounge, bar and a beautiful wine bar with small library. Each of the 18 cabins feature a bathroom with heated tile floor, a TV with DVD player, bathrobes, and a view window. Higher category suites also offer separate living areas and balconies.

Safari Endeavour
Adventure vessel

Safari Endeavour

The Safari Endeavour is an upscale, 42 cabin ship that is famous for sailing the cool waters of Alaska’s Northern Passages. Cosy, comfortable and clean, the ship offers a high standard of accommodation for up to 84 guests. Offering a unique blend of comfort and adventure, the ship features twin hot tubs on the upper deck, a Bow viewing area, a lounge with flat-screen TV, a dining room and a wine bar. Each cabin features a TV with DVD player, comfortable beds, bathrobes and a bathroom. Some cabins offer porthole windows whilst others will have view windows or balconies.

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