Discoverers' Glacier Country« All Safari Explorer cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
Jun 7 '13
Jun 14 '13
Jun 21 '13
Jun 28 '13
Jul 5 '13
Jul 12 '13
Jul 19 '13
Jul 26 '13
Aug 2 '13
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- 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.
Days 2-3 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.
Day 4 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 we 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.
Day 5 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 6 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 7 Fords Terror & 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 to 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
After breakfast arrive in Juneau. A transfer to the Juneau airport or local hotel is included. Safe travels to all!
Itinerary NotesIncluded in cruise fare:
- All-inclusive of taxes & port fees
- Limo transfers
- Wine, beer, and premium spirits served onboard
- Accommodations in luxury staterooms with heated tile floors in every bathroom, Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses, flat screen DVD/TV, iPod docking stations, a hot tub and more
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 : 36
- Luxury Expedition Ship
The Safari Explorer is exquisitely appointed with new design features such as an intimate Wine Library and spa area including a large hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes and complimentary massage. The Safari Explorer offers an exceptional way to cruise Alaska and other beautiful regions in luxury.
All staterooms feature heated tile floors in the bathroom; Tempur-Pedic® memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station. All staterooms have view windows (no portholes).
COMMODORE SUITES (2)
Separate sitting area, king or twin beds, private bath with Jacuzzi tub & shower, view window and sliding glass door with balcony.
ADMIRAL STATEROOMS (3)
King or twin beds, windowed door or windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub & shower.
CAPTAIN STATEROOM (1)
King or twin beds, view window, windowed door and private bath with Jacuzzi tub & shower.
COMMANDER STATEROOMS (2)
King or twin beds, view window, windowed door and private bath with tub & shower.
MASTER STATEROOMS (9)
Queen or twin beds, view window, windowed door and private bath with tub & shower.
SINGLE STATEROOM (1)
Twin bed, view window, windowed door, private bath with shower. Pullman berth available.
Amenities & Activities
• Sauna, yoga classes and complimentary massages, plus on-deck hot tub
• On-board exercise equipment such as elliptical trainer and exercise bike
• Large screen TVs/DVD's in both salon dining room and an exclusive wine library
• A full-beam swim-step for ease in boarding the double or solo sea kayaks the high-speed skiffs
• Hair dryers, bathrobes, alarm clock, i-Pod docking station/clock, binoculars and TV/DVD in each stateroom
• Heated tile floors in bathrooms
• Tempur-pedic® memory foam mattresses
• A DVD and book library highlighting hundreds of titles and information on cruising destinations as well as fiction and
• Fishing in Alaska and snorkel in Hawaii
• Included bar stocked with premium spirits, fine wines and micro-brews
Cruise Speed: 10
Year Built: 1998
Year Renovated: 2008
Guest Max: 40
Routes: Alaska, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Hawaii
B6. Twin bed, view window, windowed door, private bath with shower.
B3, B7-14. Queen or twin beds, view window, windowed door, private bath with shower.
B15, B16. King or twin beds, view window, windowed door, private bath with shower.
B2. King or twin beds, view window, windowed door, private bath with Jacuzzi & shower.
B1, C1, C2. King or twin beds, windows, private bath with Jacuzzi & shower.
A1, A2. Separate sitting area, king or twin beds, private bath with Jacuzzi & shower, window and sliding door with balcony.