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Alaska
  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $4,395 / person
  • (Varying single supplement)

Alaska Cruise Adventures

Experience the untamed majesty of Alaska on a small ship cruise. Spend your day hiking the wildlife-rich forests of Glacier Bay National Park or opting for kayaking around the shoreline. Join the captain on the bridge while whale watching or take a skiff for a closer inspection of the shoreline for possible bear and wildlife sightings. In the evenings, savor your private rooms or spend some time in the fully equipped public areas.

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

Activity Level: Moderately Easy

About
This Tour

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

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

8 days/7 nights

Juneau or Sitka - Depending on departure

Day 1: Juneau or Sitka – Embark
Meals Included:  D
Overnight: Wilderness Explorer

Welcome aboard!

On Day 1, meet the crew, settle in, and relax with your shipmates. Within minutes you’ll cruise the scenic channels of the Inside Passage.

About the Wilderness Explorer Vessel
The small ships of Un-Cruise Adventures are expedition ships capable of nimble exploration through nature’s most dramatic hideaways. The shallow draft and hull design allow easy access to Southeast Alaska’s wildlife-rich shores and glacially-fed inlets and serve as ideal “launching pads” for an exciting array of daily adventure excursions.

Newly refurbished, the interior spaces offer contemporary colors that complement the wilderness outside and the public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. All cabins onboard are equipped with private baths and showers as well as a view window.

Day 2 - 7: Exploration of Northern Passages and Glacier Bay
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Wilderness Explorer

You’ll be spending your days cruising from either Sitka to Juneau or Juneau to Sitka (depending on the week) discovering hidden passages, scanning the shores for wildlife, and hiking, kayaking, or paddle boarding in the Pacific Ocean waters.

Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait, Chichagof Island, and Peril Strait are just a few of the places you’ll explore!

Day 8: Sitka or Juneau – Disembark
Meals Included:  B

On Day 8, gather for breakfast this morning as you cruise into Sitka or Juneau for disembarkation.

A transfer will then be provided to the airport or your hotel.

* This trip is operated by Un-Cruise Adventures in partnership with Austin Adventures and travels in both directions.

** Due to the nature of our explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

Dates, Rates
& Details

Start planning your next adventure now. See the information below for the rates and selection of available dates. For additional information on dates and availability, please contact our travel specialists.

  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $4,395 / person
  • (Varying single supplement)

Departure Dates

    Additional Trip Information

    Departure

    This trip runs from either Sitka to Juneau or Juneau to Sitka depending on the week so please plan accordingly.

    • We suggest that you book your flight into Sitka or Juneau at least 1 day prior to your trip departure.
    • You may arrive on day of departure as long as you get into the airport no later than 2:30 pm. If you are arriving on the day of embarkation, your airport transfer is included to the hospitality room, either the Goldbelt Hotel in Juneau or the Westmark Sitka Hotel in Sitka (dependent upon your embarkation city).
    • You will have time to explore either city and meet back no later than 4:00pm to meet your Expedition leader, followed by transfer to the boat for your 5:00 pm embarkation.
    • Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the airport or the Goldbelt Hotel in Juneau or the Westmark Sitka Hotel in Sitka (dependent upon disembarkation city).
    • Please schedule flights for after 11:30 am.
    Activities
    • Hiking: Difficulty varies depending on group, no experience necessary.
    • Kayaking: Protected coves and inlets, no experience necessary.
    • Boating: Interpretive small ship wildlife cruise with captain and crew.
    • Paddle boarding: Stand up paddling, no experience necessary.
    • Wildlife Viewing: No experience necessary but come prepared to look and listen.

    * Note: Daily itinerary is kept purposefully flexible to maximize wildlife sightings and natural encounters.

    Meals

    The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals aboard the ship: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions are included. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.

    Included in Trip Price
    • All meals aboard ship: Breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions.
    • Double occupancy cabins with private baths.
    • Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
    • Most “from-the-boat” adventure activities and equipment.
    • Hot tub, sauna, and yoga.
    • Round-trip transfers and baggage handling between airport/boat on day of embarkation/disembarkation.
    • Austin Adventures T-shirt and luggage tags.
    • Pre-departure and packing information.
    • Entry fees to national parks/preserves.
    Not Included in Trip Price
    • Gratuities to Un-Cruise Adventures captain and crew.
    • Port taxes and fees ($175 per person).
    • Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
    • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
    • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
    • All types of personal insurance.
    • Personal expenses.

    Countries we visit in Pacific Coast & Northwest: , , ,

    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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    Top Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter for Families

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    adventure with us!

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