• 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $4,945 / person
  • (Varies single supplement)

Alaska Small Ship Cruise Vacation Package

The call of the wild never sounded so inviting. Pack your bags and curiosity and prepare for an up-close-and-personal, small group journey through the untamed majesty of Alaska on this intimate cruise experience. By day, hike the wildlife-rich forests of Glacier Bay National Park or opt for kayaking around the shoreline. Take a skiff for closer inspection of this magnificent landscape and keep your eyes peeled for possible bear and wildlife sightings. Practice your balance on a stand-up paddle board or retire to the ship for a sauna session. Join the captain on the bridge for some whale watching, and, in the evenings, indulge in fresh seafood, delicious wine and the luxury of your private room. This all-inclusive Alaska vacation package is complemented by Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service, so kick back, unwind and soak up the grandeur of America’s final frontier as you fall in love with Alaska’s unforgettable beauty.

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

Activity Level: Moderately Easy

This Tour

You're invited to discover the wildlife-rich, forever-scenic splendor of Alaska on this eight-day, exclusive, small cruise ship voyage through Alaska's complex waterways. Explore from Juneau to Sitka (or Sitka to Juneau), all the while taking in spectacular tidewater glaciers, snow-capped mountain ranges, chiseled fjords, and wilderness teeming with whales, otters, bears and bald eagles. Throughout the days, our expert guides share the stories behind the scenes, while at night, you thoroughly relax and enjoy the many amenities of this intimate cruise experience.

  • 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 Strait, 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 Strait, 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
Alaska Adventure Cruise
Photo: Alaska Adventure Cruise

The trip exceeded our expectations and we couldn't have had better guides.

Craig L Exeter, CA

Extremely personable and supportive leaders, great accommodations. A+ ratings

Eileen R Wilton, CT

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Tour Itinerary

8 days/7 nights

Juneau or Sitka - Depending on departure

Day 1: Juneau or Sitka Embark
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 UnCruise 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
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
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 UnCruise 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

Stop daydreaming and start planning your adventure today. Confirmed departure dates and rates are listed below. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $4,945 / person
  • (Varies single supplement)

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Additional Trip Information


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 area of either the Centennial Hall Convention Center 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 4:30pm to meet your Expedition leader, followed by transfer to the boat for your 4:45 pm embarkation.
  • Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the airport or the Centennial Hall Convention Center in Juneau or the Westmark Sitka Hotel in Sitka (dependent upon disembarkation city).
  • Please schedule flights for after 11:30 am.
  • 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.


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 and wellness program.
  • 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.
  • Spirits, wine, beer; non-alcoholic beverages
Not Included in Trip Price
  • Gratuities to UnCruise Adventures captain and crew.
  • Port taxes and fees ($250 per person).
  • Snorkel gear / wetsuits.
  • Super premium wines and spirits.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Airport transfer if not arriving/departing on Day 1/Day 8.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses.

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A few more reasons why you've gotta go:
  • 1. Calving glaciers: Experience Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve.
  • 2. To play I Spy: 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. Get closer: Ride the skiffs to inspect the remote coastline with eyes set on the shoreline for possible bear and other wildlife sightings.
  • 4. Perfect balance of luxury and adventure: With lodgings like the Wilderness Explorer, it's easy to get out and discover the great outdoors before relaxing in a luxuriating hot tub.
  • 5. In-the-field expertise: From spinning fascinating regional interpretation to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the toughest part of your vacation truly is going home.

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