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Glacier Bay Outback & South East Alaska

The Best of the Glacier Bay Outback & South East Alaska 8 Days

Prices From £3,875pp
April to August | 7 nights

Single Cabins Available

The Best of the Glacier Bay Outback & South East Alaska 8 Days

Aboard: Wilderness Legacy

Join this activity-packed adventure through the unseen “outback” areas of Glacier Bay National Park and Southeast Alaska. It’s time for adventure as you take to the seas on a journey through the remote and rarely visited areas of Alaska’s wonderful Glacier Bay National Park and the Southeast area. Travelling with an expert team, you can enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, adventurous hikes and thrilling skiff rides through unforgettable landscapes, whilst searching for wildlife such as whales, birds and bears.

Various departure dates available. Please enquire for full dates and rates.

Highlights

  • Explore the “outback” of Glacier Bay National Park to discover fantastic areas rarely seen by visitors
  • In-depth exploration of Chichagof Island with the only operators permitted to land here
  • Spectacular scenery throughout, including the LeConte and Baird glaciers
  • Meet local families and learn about living and working in the wild country of Alaska
  • Exciting activity options including kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking and skiffing (small boats)
  • Search for wildlife sightings including whales in Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage, as well as seals, bears, moose 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!

Too much to choose from? This is where we come in

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

With a lifetime of unforgettable nature and adventure based travel under his belt, Simon shares his passion, enthusiasm and hands-on experience to help create the perfect itinerary for every client.

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.

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.

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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.

Glacier Bay National Park Outback
2Day

Glacier Bay National Park Outback

Today we will spend the full day exploring the outback areas of this epic national park, adventuring into the park via kayak, paddleboard, skiff boat and on foot. Some of the rarely visited areas we may discover include No Name Cove near Excursion Inlet, Dundas Bay or Fern Harbor. Whichever areas we visit you can be guaranteed a full and rewarding day of activities and memory-making.

Chichagof Island
3Day

Chichagof Island

In the morning we will awake in Corner Bay along the Chichagof coast. 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 or bike 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, sea creatures and bears. Boasting one of the world’s largest populations of bears, today might be our best chance to see them!

We will also have the chance to meet the Chew family and learn about what it is like to live and work in the wilds of Alaska.

South Baranof Wilderness Area
4Day

South Baranof Wilderness Area

Today is set to be a memorable one as, surrounded by mountains, we sail into one of Southeast Alaska’s most scenic areas, Patterson Bay. An early morning kayak or skiff excursion will start the day off on the right foot. We will then make a gentle navigation through the South Baranof Wilderness Area top visit spots such as Mist Cove, Deep Cove and Port Walter. Throughout the day there will be ample opportunities for kayaking and paddleboarding, and some guests may also choose to join a snorkelling excursion. There are good chances of spotting Orcas and humpback whales today so make sure to always have your camera on hand. We will end the day with a cruise to the dramatic spot of Gut Bay at the north end of the wilderness area.

Thomas Bay & Baird Glacier
5Day

Thomas Bay & Baird Glacier

This morning we will awake close to Cascade Creek in Thomas Bay to begin another day of activities. Long flat hikes, steep elevation climbs, calm kayaking, and hikes to a glacial lake with the mighty Baird Glacier still calving ice into the lake may all be options today.

LeConte Glacier Wilderness Area
6Day

LeConte Glacier Wilderness Area

Today’s highlight will be a visit to the impressive LeConte Glacier, the southernmost tidewater glacier in the northern hemisphere. Your captain will time your visit depending on the tide and we will spend some time exploring this unique spot. In the afternoon we will head to Ideal Cove for some hiking opportunities, and we may enjoy a campfire ashore this evening.

Marine Wildlife Spotting
7Day

Marine Wildlife Spotting

Your last full day will be spent mostly at sea as we enjoy some gentle cruising in search of sightings of the abundant marine wildlife that is often sighted in the waters of Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage. As we sail you can be on the lookout for orcas, porpoises, Steller sea lions, dolphins, seals and Pelagic birds. This area also has the highest seasonal concentration of Humpback Whales in Alaska, maybe even all of the Northern Hemisphere, so chances for spotting these huge animals are high. 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 Legacy
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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.

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