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  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $4,195 / person

Alaska small ship cruises to the heart of Glacier Bay National Park. Journey the waterways of Alaska on the Wilderness Explorer Vessel

  • Family Vacations
  • Hiking
  • Paddling
  • Safari / Wildlife
  • Small Ship

Activity Level: Moderately Easy

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Explore from Juneau to Sitka, taking in spectacular tidewater glaciers, snow-capped mountain ranges, chiseled fjords, and pristine waters and wilderness teeming with whales, otters, bears, and bald eagles.

  • Enjoy two evenings in virtual isolation anchored along the pristine shores of Glacier Bay National Park
  • Explore hidden coves by kayak and paddle board, keeping an eye out for sea lions, porpoises, and brightly colored puffins
  • Set out by skiff on the Icy Straight, arguably the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska
  • Feel the spray of waterfalls along the coast of Chichagof Island, home to the largest population of bears per square mile on Earth
  • Sail the narrow 50-mile Peril Straight, watching for mountain goats, otters, and eagles
  • Learn about the rich traditions and family-focused culture of the Tlingit
  • Relax at the end of the day with a soak in a hot tub, staring at the stunning face of Muir Glacier

It was incredibly well-organized with a team of guides who were truly, unbelievably great.

Julie Treumann New York, NY

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Tour Itinerary

8 days/7 nights

Juneau or Sitka - Depending on departure

Day 1: Juneau or Sitka – Embark
Day 2: Glacier Bay National Park
Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park
Day 4: Glacier Bay National Park
Day 5: Icy Strait
Day 6: Chichagof Island
Day 7: Peril Strait
Day 8: Sitka or Juneau – Disembark

Nights 1 to 7: Wilderness Explorer Vessel

The newly renovated 76-guest Wilderness Explorer was built specifically to navigate narrow straights and shallow lagoons, getting you up-close with everything Southeast Alaska has to offer. Amenities include a sauna and hot tub, a Douglas fir-topped bar, a hydrophone for listening below the surface, and a bow-mounted underwater camera that streams to the vessel’s lounge and to your cabin TV.

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  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $4,195 / person

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    A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

    • 1. Experience Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve
    • 2. Join the Captain on the bridge or the Expedition Leaders/Naturalists out on deck in search of marine mammals, primarily in the Icy Strait/Pt.Adolphus area
    • 3. Ride the skiffs for a closer inspection of the remote coastline with eyes set on the shoreline for possible bear and other wildlife sightings

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