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Private Independent Travel

Itinerary Highlights: - Two exclusive days in Glacier Bay National Park with a Park Ranger - Discover scenic coves and fjords by kayak, paddle board, and skiff - Wilderness treks in the Tongass National Forest - View stunning glaciers and listen for the “white” thunder - Unhurried time for watching whales and wildlife - Captain's Choice exploration of remote "not in the guidebook" places

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. 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!
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                - 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.
                Due 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 750, 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:

                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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                Cancellation Policy

                Days Prior to departureFee
                91 days or more50% of Deposit
                90-61 daysDeposit
                60-46 days50%
                45-31 days75%
                30-0 days100%