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Alaska's Glacier Country

Alaska's Glacier Country 8 Days

Prices From £2,560pp
April to September | 7 nights

Single Cabins Available

Alaska's Glacier Country 8 Days

Aboard: Wilderness Adventurer Safari Quest Safari Endeavour

Go as far as your imagination takes you as you explore islands, glaciers, and forests in Alaska’s glacier territory. With time spent in Glacier Bay National Park, Fords Terror Wilderness Area, Tongass National Forest and Chichagof Island, and whale-watching in Frederick Sound and Chatham Strait, this interesting itinerary packs a lot into its 8 days! For wildlife lovers, kayaking in remote inlets looking for eagles, sea otters, seals and sea lions and Zodiac/Skiff cruises looking for black and brown bears are sure to excite, whilst hikes and paddleboarding trips will also be a highlight.

Please note: This itinerary operates aboard a number of vessels within the fleet including Safari Endeavour, Wilderness Adventurer, and Safari Quest.

Highlights

  • Incredible scenery throughout including the Dawes Glacier and the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Glacier Bay National Park
  • Enjoy a hike and bushwhack through the Tongass National Forest
  • Visit other enchanting spots including the Fords Terror Wilderness Area and Chichagof Island
  • Exciting activity options including kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking and skiffing (small boats)
  • Search for wildlife sightings including whales in Frederick Sound and Icy Strait, harbour seals, Steller’s sea lions, brown 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.

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.

Zoe Savage-Morton Travel Specialist

Having amassed a host of extraordinary adventures in destinations all over the world, Zoe’s experience, skills and enthusiasm for helping clients plan their ideal itinerary will help make your holiday unforgettable, action packed and life-changing.

Michael Gardiner Senior Travel Expert

Mike has more than fifteen years hands-on experience in the industry, travelling to some of the most incredible wild places on the planet. His far-reaching knowledge and invaluable skills will ensure that your wildlife travel adventure is a dream come true.

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Juneau - Embark
1Day

Juneau - Embark

Arrive independently to Juneau, 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 from this picturesque port town towards Icy Strait.

Icy Strait
2Day

Icy Strait

Our first full day onboard will take us through the channels of deep, twisted mangroves of the Icy Strait where we will be on the lookout for whales and sea lions, as well as smaller marine wildlife like starfish and jellyfish. You can enjoy your first kayaking or paddleboarding excursions, or join a thrilling hike with your naturalist guides through the coastal paths of some of the area’s beautiful remote bays. Alternatively you could choose to simply chill out in the hot tub onboard or watch for whales and seals from the deck.

Glacier Bay National Park
3Day

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. On South Marble Island the birdlife is particularly abundant, whereas along the shoreline of Tidal Inlet we might be lucky enough to spot bears foraging along with mountain goats. At the far end of John Hopkins Inlet or Tarr Inlet you can enjoy the fascinating sight of the glaciers calving icebergs into the water, and in Bartlett Cove you may be able to take an enjoyable hike around the park’s headquarters. A busy and certainly memorable day!

Chatham Strait / Chichagof Island
4Day

Chatham Strait / Chichagof Island

Stretching 150 miles into the Tongass National Forest, Chatham Strait offers adventure aplenty. Our likely plan of action today will be to anchor in Chichagof Island inlet and hop into our kayaks, skiffs or paddleboards to explore the waters and search for whales, seals and seabirds soaring above. A hike up through the moss-covered trees and rain-fed waterfalls will be strenuous but rewarding, or you may wish to stay on lower ground and beachcomb the rocky shores whilst looking for seals and sea creatures.

Kuiu Island
5Day

Kuiu Island

More adventure and wildlife opportunities today as we make our way to Kuiu Island whose jagged arms stretch from 25 to just six miles wide and are home to many black bears that we will be on a mission to spot. The black bears come here for the abundant salmon streams, and a kayak excursion or skiff ride will hopefully bring us some sightings of these imposing animals as well as eagles and other seabirds. You could also choose to kayak along the Keku Islands or take the pace down a notch with an easy stroll amidst the tide pools. This area is incredibly remote, and simply remarkable.

Frederick Sound
6Day

Frederick Sound

Our attention turns to marine mammals as we enjoy some whale watching in the abundant glacial waters of Frederick Sound. 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.

You might enjoy Kayaking and skiffing through the wild, forested islets including Port Houghton or Windham Bay, or you might simply enjoy a stroll along the tide pools looking for sightings of eagles and other seabirds.

Endicott Arm / Dawes Glacier
7Day

Endicott Arm / Dawes Glacier

A fantastic way to finish our adventure, we skiff up Endicott Arm, surrounded by harbour seals lazing on the icebergs, to reach the incredible Dawes Glacier and cruise below it in unforgettable awe. Watch in amazement as thunderous icebergs calve and splash into the sea and the crystal blue ice slithers down from the mountains. On the way back, surrounded by glacier-carved valleys, we may slip into Fords Terror Wilderness Area to see its marvellous waterfalls and gain some more impressive photo opportunities. In the evening you can join your captain for a special farewell dinner and slideshow presentation celebrating your voyage.

Juneau - Disembark
8Day

Juneau - Disembark

Arrival back 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.

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Wilderness Adventurer
Adventure vessel

Wilderness Adventurer

Confidently combining adventure with comfort, this unassuming 60-guest vessel provides all the amenities required for a truly enjoyable and memorable Alaska cruise. With a relaxing and fun atmosphere on board, guests can avail of the spacious public areas including the sun deck with on-deck hot tub and fitness equipment, the observation deck which allows for over-the-top viewing from the bow, the open seating dining room, and the comfortable lounge with flat-screen TV and small library. There are 30 cabins in total and each cabin offers a private bathroom, comfortable queen or twin beds and a view window.

Safari Quest
Adventure vessel

Safari Quest

Immaculate and well-equipped, this surprisingly spacious yacht provides comfortable accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere for just 22 guests. Each of the 11 cabins is comfy and cosy and offers a great sense of space. Guests will find bathrooms with heated tile floors, bathrobes and either an elevated window, view window or balcony. The public areas of the vessel include an observation deck with hot tub and fitness equipment, a dining room with open seating, a very welcoming lounge and bar, and a small library.

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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