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Discoverer's Glacier Country

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Safari Quest
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Join this 8-day voyage to explore parts of Alaska's coast you won't find in guidebooks. Among the highlights of this unique journey are two exclusive days in Glacier Bay National Park with a Park Ranger and wilderness treks in the Tongass National Forest. Along the way you can view stunning glaciers and listen for the “white” thunder, discover scenic coves and fjords by kayak, paddle board, and skiff, and simply enjoy some unhurried time for watching whales and wildlife.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Juneau, Alaska
Days 2-3 : Glacier Bay National Park
Day 4 : Icy Strait
Day 5 : Chichagof Island / Baranof Island
Day 6 : Frederick Sound & Stephen's Passage
Day 7 : Ford's Terror and Endicott Arm
Day 8 : Disembark in Juneau, Alaska

Ship

Safari Quest

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

An ice-coated sunrise Moose found on an Alaska wildlife tour Traveler on a glacier tour of Alaska. Kayaking in throught the beautiful Alaskan mountains. Alaska travel and dall sheep grazing on Alaska hillside

Day 1 Embark in Juneau, Alaska

Upon arrival transfer from the airport to board the yacht. Your crew greets you with champagne and smiles. Cruise to a secluded wilderness anchorage this evening.

Day 2-3 Glacier Bay National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Accompanied by a National Park Ranger, over the two days in the park travel nearly 60 miles, cruising up-bay to the tidewater glaciers of Grand Pacific and Margerie, which frequently calve huge icebergs into the bay. If conditions permit, we'll lower the skiffs and weave among the icebergs that have fallen from the face of the glaciers. Enjoy an evening at anchor, and mornings paddling your kayak in the quiet of this majestic wilderness. Here in the bay are puffins and sea lions, mountain goats and bears, moose, eagles, and scenery more spectacular than any place on earth. Glacier Bay is at its best when explored by small groups with unfettered time for treks and kayaking inside the bay and wilderness areas.

Day 4 Icy Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During today's ultimate day of exploration, there's no agenda to follow except to experience every moment scouring the nutrient-rich waters in search for humpbacks, porpoise, sea lions and other wildlife. Marvel at the grand scenery of the Alaskan wilderness as your crew expertly guides you through those "not in the guide book" areas that only the locals know. Join the Captain on the bridge or out on deck in search for marine mammals. Late afternoon, have the opportunity to drop the skiffs and kayaks to further explore the shoreline of a remote bay. The afternoon and evening will be spent at Point Adolphus, Alaska's most famous humpback whale feeding area. Be on the watch for the telltale blow of humpback whales as you cruise through Icy Strait. Before retiring for the evening, enjoy the wilderness solitude while relaxing in the upper deck hot tub or enjoy a nightcap with your fellow yachtmates in the saloon.

Day 5 Chichagof Island / Baranof Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
With no binding agenda, today cruise 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 guidebook” places known only to the locals. This evening, perhaps tucking away in a waterfall-laced fjord, there’ll be time for skiffing, beachcombing or treks ashore, and kayaking to look for sea otters and bears before calling it a day near Baranof Island.

Day 6 Frederick Sound & Stephen's Passage

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day exploring in Frederick Sound and Stephen's Passage — another excellent chance to view humpback whales and other marine wildlife. Pass by Five Fingers Lighthouse and watch for playful antics at a large sea lion haulout made from dozens of rocky islets. Later, cruise picturesque bays, where evergreen forests crowd the shores.

Day 7 Ford's Terror and Endicott Arm

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cliff-walled fjords sliced into the mountainous mainland are on tap today as you slowly slip into an area widely acclaimed as the most beautiful in Alaska. With more designated Wilderness Areas than any state in the nation, the finest include Endicott Arm and Ford’s Terror — a pristine tidal inlet and fjord. 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.

Day 8 Disembark in Juneau, Alaska

  • 1 Breakfast
Gather for breakfast before returning to historic Juneau. Transfer to the Juneau airport or begin your independent journey.

Safari Quest

Per person starting at
$6,395
Safari Quest's Mariner Stateroom
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C1, C2, C3, C4, C6. King, queen or twin beds, elevated port holes, private bath.
Safari Quest's Commandor Stateroom
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Commander
B2. Queen bed, view window, private bath.
Safari Quest's Captain Stateroom
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Captain
A1, A2, A3 & A4. King, queen or twin beds, balcony, private bath.
Safari Quest's Single Stateroom.
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Single
B1. Single twin bed, view window, private bath.

Notes

- All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy.
- Quoted rates include all excursions, meals, educational programming, and transfers.

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

Included in Your Fare: All onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, and beer; exclusive roundtrip transfers and baggage handling between airport/boat; taxes and port fees; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-boat adventure activities and equipment; hot tub.

Included

  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
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