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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Safari Endeavour
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Journey into the crown jewel of the U.S. National Park System on this 8-day cruise aboard the Safari Endeavour. Explore Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, via kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, or boat. Highlights include trips to Glacier Bay National Park and Chichagof Islands' waterfall coast, as well as a stop at South Marble Island to see sea lion haulouts. Before disembarking in Sitka, gear up for a guided hike in the Tongass National Forest with your expedition team.
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Highlights
  • Attend presentations by a Park Ranger on board in Glacier Bay National Park
  • Hike at Glacier Bay National Park headquarters in Bartlett Cove
  • Spot bears, otters, and whales in Sergius Narrows.
  • Discover the intertidal zones of Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds
  • Observe brightly colored puffins and sea lions at South Marble Island
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  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Embark in Juneau, Alaska

Welcome aboard! Meet the crew, settle in, and relax with your shipmates. Within minutes you are cruising the magical channels of Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Day 2: Captain’s Choice

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Plying the remote waterways of Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait, the captain sets the course for adventure! Wake up at anchor and kick off the morn with on-deck yoga stretches. Then slip into a kayak or step onto a paddle board and glide along rocky outcroppings with your guides. While you keep watch for playful harbor seals in these protected waters, bald eagles likely monitor your improving paddling skills from the treetops.

Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
One of America’s crown jewel national parks is yours to explore—Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. A National Park Ranger joins you to uncover coves and corners of the bay that most visitors miss. Linger near South Marble Island to spot the many species of rare sea birds that call this area home. Keep your eyes on the water and the island for brightly colored puffins and black oystercatchers. With much to see all around you, you can find sea lions, mountain goats, bears, eagles, and spectacular scenic backdrops. Tidewater glaciers sweep like rivers of ice down massive mountain valleys, terminating before you in the waters of Glacier Bay.

Day 4: Icy Strait

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Set the course for some of the most remote waters in Southeast Alaska. Join the captain on the bridge or the expedition team out on deck in search of whales and marine mammals. Camera in hand, begin your land and sea exploration of these wilderness reaches. Ride the skiffs for a closer inspection of the wild coastline with eyes set on the shore for possible bear sightings.

Day 5: Chichagof Island | Peril Strait

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Meander along the coast of Chichagof Island. In the UnCruise expedition spirit, marvel at the unbelievable scenery as your crew expertly guides you through glacier-carved fjords. Anchor in remote coves for an opportunity to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Explore the shoreline on an intertidal walk or forest hike with your guides. Wend along Peril Strait—a twisting channel known for dramatic currents, Peril Strait runs 50 miles from Chatham Strait to Salisbury Sound.

Day 6: Sergius Narrows | Neva Strait

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Opening at Hoonah Sound, the aptly named Sergius Narrows—squeezing to only 300 feet wide in one spot and a shallow 24 feet deep—is a great place to watch the shoreline for bears, the waters for otters and whales, and skyward for eagles. The rugged rock fingers of the narrows winds into scenic Neva Strait. This evening, toast another day of amazing adventure with a frosty microbrew or hot toddy.

Day 7: Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
There aren’t many straight lines along Baranof Island, but along its western side lay hundreds of remote, uninhabited islands, and endless opportunities for dropping anchor and adventure. With many secluded coves and islands to choose from, discover the region’s intertidal zones, or from your skiff or kayak, watch for whales and sea lions. Gear up for a guided hike with your expedition team for a new perspective of the vast Tongass National Forest. After an active day, toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner and a “photo journal” of your trip presented by your expedition team.

Day 8: Disembark in Sitka, Alaska

Gather for breakfast this morning as you cruise into Russian-influenced Sitka for disembarkation. Transfer to the airport or begin your hotel stay or land tour.

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Wine bar aboard the Safari Endeavour.
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Enjoy a book at the Safari Endeavour's library.

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Notes

Included in your fare:
  • Onboard meals
  • Onboard spirits, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • All from-the-vessel activities and equipment
Not included in your fare:
  • Port taxes and fees
  • Optional snorkeling activities (arranged and paid for locally - contact us for details)

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