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Humpback whale in Alaska.

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Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Safari Explorer
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Highlights of this 8-day voyage include exploring the mainland—glacial landscapes, old growth, and rainforest of Alaska. You are treated to wildlife and whale watching with a half-day in Frederick Sound, and kayaking, paddle boarding, and skiffing in remote scenic bays. Along the way enjoy wilderness hikes, massive icebergs, and calving glaciers, discover isolated coves and dramatic Misty Fjords National Monument, and visit Wrangell's Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Juneau, Alaska
Day 2 : Tracy Arm Wilderness / Frederick Sound
Day 3 : Thomas Bay
Day 4 : Glacial Landscapes / Wrangell Narrows
Day 5 : Wrangell
Day 6 : Behm Canal
Day 7 : Misty Fjords National Monument Wilderness
Day 8 : Disembark in Ketchikan, Alaska

Ship

Safari Explorer

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Humpback whale in Alaska. A view of the rainforest Kayaking close to glaciers Moose found on an Alaska wildlife tour Hiking through the mountains of Alaska

Day 1 Embark in Juneau, Alaska

Welcome aboard your ship! Meet your crew and settle in to your cabin as you set sail for the Tracy Arm Wilderness.

Day 2 Tracy Arm Wilderness / Frederick Sound

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At the end of Tracy Arm, a winding fjord with sheer granite walls, hundreds of cascading waterfalls, and some of the largest icebergs in all of Alaska, sits the twin Sawyer Glaciers — Sawyer and South Sawyer. The fjord is home to brown and black bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, and birds such as Arctic terns and pigeon guillemots. Later today, move into Frederick Sound — summer feeding ground for the northern hemisphere’s largest concentration of humpback whales. Keep watch for humpbacks, orca, and Steller sea lions.

Day 3 Thomas Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Choose kayaking and a lush forest trek on a scenic rainforest trail, or go big on a roundtrip 11-mile hike to the glacially-fed and rarely visited Patterson Lake for spectacular kayaking in the meltwaters of Patterson Glacier. Discover the origin of its “Devil’s Country” nickname during a reading from “The Strangest Story Ever Told,” about the area’s mythical, shape-shifting creatures called Kushtaka.

Day 4 Glacial Landscapes / Wrangell Narrows

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Step into the backcountry of Alaska's wilderness, in an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz. Explore glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. Adventure and natural beauty are sure to please whether you choose kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff riding, or hiking today. An abundance of bright red and green navigation lights guide you along “Christmas Tree Lane” as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows this evening.

Day 5 Wrangell

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder, Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska and the only one ever governed by four nations. Before venturing into town, local islanders join you on board for an in-depth presentation on Tlingit and Haida cultures. View recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park and step inside the famed and historically significant Chief Shakes Tribal House.

Day 6 Behm Canal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest — including orca, porpoise, seals, sea lions, brown and black bears, mink, marten, eagles, and otters. Paddle along the canal or venture out on an intertidal shore walk or low-elevation trek on the Cleveland Peninsula.

Day 7 Misty Fjords National Monument Wilderness

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Affectionately called “The Yosemite of the North,” Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. Glacial valleys filled with sea water, and sheer 3,000 foot cliffs are a haven for sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, mink, moose, river otters, and other wildlife. Glide through Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay by kayak or explore by skiff soaking in the splendor of this largely forgotten corner of the world. This evening, join the Captain in a farewell toast and reminisce about your Alaskan journey over a sumptuous dinner.

Day 8 Disembark in Ketchikan, Alaska

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking the ship this morning. Transfer directly to the Ketchikan airport or begin your extended hotel stay or land tour.

Safari Explorer

Per person starting at
$5,995
Safari Explorer's Single Cabin.
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Single
B6. Twin bed, view window, windowed door, private bath with shower.
Master Stateroom aboard the Safari Explorer.
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Master
B3, B7-14. Queen or twin beds, view window, windowed door, private bath with shower.
Safari Explorer Commander Stateroom
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Commander
B15, B16. King or twin beds, view window, windowed door, private bath with shower.
Safari Explorer's Captain Stateroom
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Captain
B2. King or twin beds, view window, windowed door, private bath with Jacuzzi & shower.
Safari Explorer' Admiral Stateroom
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Admiral
B1, C1, C2. King or twin beds, windows, private bath with Jacuzzi & shower.
Safari Explorer's Commodore Suite
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Commodore
A1, A2. Separate sitting area, king or twin beds, private bath with Jacuzzi & shower, window and sliding door with balcony.

Notes

- All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy.
- Quoted rates include all excursions, meals, educational programming, transfers, taxes, port charges and fees.
- Children ages 8-13 are welcome on all sailings and will received a $500 per child savings

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; roundtrip transfers and baggage handling between airport/boat if you are arriving/ departing on scheduled days; taxes and port fees; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-boat adventure activities and equipment; hot tub, sauna, yoga classes and a complimentary massage.

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  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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