Discoverers' Glacier Country« All Safari Quest cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|May 24 '13
May 31 '13
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|Jun 21 '13 - Kids in Nature family departure
Jul 12 '13 - Kids in Nature family departure
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|25%||Jul 12, 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.
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
Transfer to the airport or hotel.
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 : 22
- Luxury Expedition Ship
While Safari Quest provides guests with an intimate experience, the comfortable staterooms and public spaces provide ample room to get away from it all. Enjoy an Alaska or Mexico luxury cruise and remote adventure.
Guests use the casually elegant salon to recap the day's activities, relax, read or watch a movie from our extensive video library on the wide flat screen TV and are always welcome at the yacht's bar, stocked with complimentary microbrews, fine wines, and premium liquors.
Fine cuisine, prepared by the yacht's executive chef, is served in the dining room at one sitting. Guests wear casual clothing to all meals.
An on-deck hot tub
Onboard exercise equipment such as elliptical trainer and exercise bike
A large screen TV/DVD in the salon
A full-beam swim-step for ease in boarding the eight two-person sea kayaks and the high-speed skiff
Hair dryers, bathrobes, iPod docking station/clock, binoculars and TV/DVD in each stateroom
Heated tile floors in bathrooms
Tempur-pedicฎ memory foam mattresses
A library highlighting information on cruising destinations as well as fiction and other genres
Video library containing hundreds of DVD titles
Fishing in Alaska
Snorkeling in Mexico
Included bar stocked with premium spirits, fine wines and micro-brews
CAPTAIN STATEROOMS (4)
Feature king, queen or twin beds, a large sliding glass door opening to a small balcony, and private bath with shower.
COMMANDER STATEROOM (1)
Features queen bed, view window and private bath with shower.
MARINER STATEROOMS (5)
Feature king, queen, or twin beds, elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing) and private bath with shower.
SINGLE STATEROOM (1)
Features a single twin bed, view window and private bath with shower. Pullman berth available.
Cruise Speed: 11
Year Built: 1992
Year Renovated: 2006
Guest Max: 22
B1. Single twin bed, view window, private bath.
C1, C2, C3, C4, C6. King, queen or twin beds, elevated port holes, private bath.
B2. Queen bed, view window, private bath.
A1, A2, A3 & A4. King, queen or twin beds, balcony, private bath.