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Alaska Glacier Bay & Inside Passage Cruise

Small expeditionary boat cruise, includes trekking, kayaking & whale watching

10 days

from £3,290pp (excluding flights)

A seven night round trip Alaska cruise from Juneau travelling by small expeditionary ship. Travel around Admirality Island in Alaska's Inside Passage exploring the glacial landscapes and temperate rainforest, including Glacier Bay.  

  • Seven nights on a small expeditionary ship exploring remote areas with expert guides
  • Watch for whales and other marine wildlife in Frederick Sound
  • Daily guided land and water based excursions including kayaking, paddle boarding, extended hikes and skiff trips
  • Spend two days in Glacier Bay National Park 

Travel on a small expeditionary ship to access the smaller more remote bays and coves and get up close to the wildlife. Days are spent in the company of enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides on small group excursions. Explore on foot through temperate rainforest, beachcomb along the coast, paddle past icebergs on kayaks or wildlife watch from small motor boats.

Scenery is stunning and varied with snow-capped mountains, lush temperate rainforest, huge glaciers and iceberg-laced fjords. Wildlife in this part of Alaska is incredible with huge populations of brown and black bear as well as moose and mountain goats. Arguably the richest whale waters in south east Alaska, watch out for humpbacks and orca as well as porpoise, sealions and sea otter.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 3290 £ 1000
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what is included

  • Accommodation on a full board basis on the boat
  • Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in Seattle
  • Guided small group sightseeing on the boat as per itinerary
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE COST SHOWN INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK, BASED ON AN APPROXIMATE AIR FARE. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR AN ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Seattle


Located on the shore of sparkling Elliott Bay, with the snowy peak of Mount Rainier in the distance, Seattle has a magnificent setting, with a modern skyline of glass skyscrapers, a friendly charm, and plenty of fun coffeehouses, good restaurants, and engaging clubs. Despite the changes wrought by Seattle's solid economy as the city grows into an international destination, its more established neighbourhoods remain distinctive, and it has a warm and friendly down-to-earth ambiance.


You will be staying at Marriot Hotel Seattle Sea Tac Airport, Room only

Day 2

Fly Seattle to Juneau


Juneau is the state capital in an area known as the Inside Passage. A stunning coastal route made up of narrow channels, fiords, small islands and surrounded by snow topped mountains. It is a wonderful area for seeing bald eagles, sea lions and whales.


Juneau embarkation
Meet fellow guests and expedition leaders and then embark the boat in late afternoon.


This itinerary operates on other boats dependent on dates


You will be staying at Wilderness Adventurer, Full board

Day 3

Glacier Bay
Over the two days in the park you will travel nearly 60 miles to the tidewater glaciers of Grand Pacific and Margerie, which frequently calve huge icebergs into the bay. If conditions permit, take a zodiac cruise to weave among the icebergs or paddle your kayak in the quiet of this majestic wilderness. The bay is home to puffins, sea lions, mountain goats, bears, moose and eagles. Glacier Bay is at its best when explored by small groups over the course of two days to hike and kayak inside the bay and wilderness areas.


You will be staying at Wilderness Adventurer, Full board

Day 4

Full Day in Glacier Bay National Park


You will be staying at Wilderness Adventurer, Full board

Day 5

Icy Strait
Today’s the ultimate day of exploration. Set your course for arguably the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska. Keep watch for the telltale blow of the humpbacks as you scour the nutrient-rich waters in search for whales, porpoise, sea lions, and other wildlife. Join the Captain on the bridge or go on deck with your Expedition Leader. Late afternoon, we’ll drop the skiffs and kayaks for closer inspection of the remote coastline with eyes set on shore for possible bear sightings. This evening, take in the wilderness solitude while relaxing in the upper deck hot tub or enjoy a nightcap with your fellow yachtmates in the salon.


You will be staying at Wilderness Adventurer, Full board

Day 6

Chichagof Island / Barnhoff Island
With no binding agenda, today you’ll cruise along the waterfall coast of Chichagof Island. Marvel at the grand scenery of Alaska’s wilderness as the crew expertly guides you through those “not in the guide book” places known only to the locals. This evening, perhaps tucking away in magical Red Bluff Bay, there’ll be time for skiff operations and sea kayaking to look for sea otters and bears before calling it a day near Baranof Island.


You will be staying at Wilderness Adventurer, Full board

Day 7

Frederick Sound
Spend the day cruising the feeding grounds of Frederick Sound—another excellent chance for viewing humpback whales and other marine wildlife. Pass by Five Fingers Lighthouse and watch for playful antics at a large sea lions haul out made from dozens of rocky islets. Later, cruise picturesque bays, where evergreen forests crowd the shores.


You will be staying at Wilderness Adventurer, Full board

Day 8

Ford's Terror / Endicott Arm
Cliff-walled fjords sliced into the mountainous mainland are on tap today as you slip slowly into an area widely acclaimed as the most beautiful in the whole state. Alaska has more designated Wilderness Areas than any state in the nation and Ford’s Terror—a pristine tidal inlet and fjord—is one of them. Explore this majestic fjord by kayak or skiff, a unique opportunity indeed. View rugged ice-covered mountains gleaming high overhead and a glacier that actively calves into the ice-filled fjord of Endicott Arm. Toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner, and before turning in, your Expedition Leaders will share a “photo journal” of your trip together.


You will be staying at Wilderness Adventurer, Full board

Day 9

Juneau disembarkation
Arrive back into Juneau. Disembarkation directly after breakfast followed by group transfer to the airport.

Fly Juneau to Seattle

Fly Seattle to London overnight

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Wilderness Adventurer

Wilderness Adventurer

Wilderness Adventurer at 48m, the smallest of the Wilderness fleet, is a perfect size to access the smaller bays of the Alaskan coast without larger vessels hovering nearby....

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For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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