Discoverers Glacier Country« All Safari Endeavour cruise options
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|Master Staterooms||Commander Staterooms||Captain Staterooms||Admiral Staterooms||Commodore Suites|
Jun 23 '13
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Jun 8 '14
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|Jun 30 '13 - Photography emphasis
Jul 7 '13 - Marine Biology emphasis
Jul 21 '13 - Birding emphasis
Aug 4 '13 - Photography emphasis
Aug 18 '13 - Special Wine Theme
Aug 17 '14 - Photography emphasis
|Aug 25 '13
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Sep 8 '13
May 18 '14
May 25 '14
Aug 31 '14
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|Jun 15 '14 - Special Wine theme
Jun 29 '14 - Photography emphasis
Jul 6 '14 - Marine Biology emphasis
Jul 13 '14 - Marine Biology emphasis
Aug 10 '14 - Marine Biology emphasis
- Quoted rates include all excursions, meals, educational programming, transfers, taxes, port charges and fees.
Day 1 Juneau, Embarkation
Upon arrival you will be transferred from the airport to board the yacht. Your crew greets you with champagne and smiles, and cruise to a secluded wilderness anchorage this evening.
Day 2 Ford's Terror and Endicott Arm
Cliff-walled fjords sliced into the mountainous mainland are on tap today as you tuck into an area widely acclaimed as the most beautiful in all of Alaska. Snow gleams on mountaintops high overhead, as bears amble on the shoreline and mountain goats cling to impossibly precarious perches. Seemingly every few hundred yards another sparkling waterfall tumbles down the cliffs. Enjoy a skiff ride at Ford's Terror, named after an early mariner who was somewhat taken aback when a waterfall appeared at the turn of the tide where none had been visible at high tide. Anchor overnight at Taku Harbor. 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 salon.
Day 3 Admiralty Island - Bears
Tuck into Gambier Bay, a large, island-speckled body of water on the south coast of Admiralty Island National Monument. Drop the kayaks and launch the skiff for up-close exploration of this cool forested bay. Never logged, the thick evergreen forest crowds right down to the gravel beaches. Here is an outstanding opportunity to spot the huge brown or grizzly bears for which Admiralty Island is famous. At low tide they're right down on the beaches, seeking a shellfish supper. Once again under way, watch for humpback whales before anchoring at Wood Spit for more exploration by kayak and skiff.
Day 4 Frederick Sound & Sea Lions
Today cruise around wilderness Admiralty Island to more prime humpback-viewing waters in Frederick Sound. Take time for skiff operations and sea kayaking in Saginaw Bay, and cruise up-close to a sea lion colony at the Brothers Islands. Tonight anchor in a remote and picturesque bay.
Day 5 Icy Strait
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 salon.
Days 6-7 Glacier Bay National Park
Over the two days in the park travel nearly 60 miles cruising up-bay to Grand Pacific and Margerie Glaciers, which frequently calve huge icebergs into the bay. If conditions permit, lower the inflatable and weave among the icebergs that have fallen from the face of the glaciers. Enjoy evenings at anchor in hidden coves, and mornings paddling your kayaks in the quiet of this majestic wilderness. And what will you find? Here in the bay there 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 on a nimble yacht over the course of two days to hike and kayak inside the bay and wilderness areas.
On your last evening together, enjoy a festive Captain's Farewell Dinner followed by a slideshow presentation in the salon by the Expedition Leader recapping your week-long journey.
Day 8 Disembark in Juneau
Gather for breakfast before returning to historic Juneau at the conclusion of your Alaskan small ship cruise. Transfer to the Juneau airport or begin your independent journey. Safe travels to all!
Itinerary NotesDue to the nature of these 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.
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, sauna*, yoga classes and a complimentary massage.
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is $1700, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure.
Final payment by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or AmEx.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 70 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|91 days or more||$950 per person|
|90-61 days||$1700 per person|
|60-46 days||55% trip cost|
|45-31 days||80% trip cost|
|30-0 days||100% trip cost|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 86
- Luxury Expedition Ship
The ambience aboard this newly refurbished 86-guest yacht-style ship is casual elegance with a full menu of upscale amenities. Its new design is exquisitely appointed with features such as an intimate Wine Bar and spa area including two hot tubs, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and massage suite (complete with a complimentary massage.)
The Safari Endeavour's three decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for gathering with new found friends. A full-beam swim step makes launching a kayak and boarding the skiff easy.
Onboard adventure equipment includes kayaks and stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; hydrophones for listening to below surface sounds; and a bow-mounted underwater camera that pipes the action to the TV screen in your stateroom and in the lounge.
There are five stateroom categories aboard the Safari Endeavour: Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Commodore Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.
Common to all staterooms are: Tempur-Pedic® memory foam products; Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station.
Feature twin beds, view window or porthole, private bath with shower, desk & chair.
Feature twin beds, view window, private bath with shower, desk & chair.
Feature king or twin beds, view windows, private bath with shower, desk & chair.
Feature king or twin beds, view windows, private bath with shower, refrigerator, desk & chair.
Separate sitting area, king or twin beds, private bath with jacuzzi tub & shower, view window and french doors to a small balcony.