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Alaska’s Prince William Sound Explorer

Anchorage Rountrip - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Safari Explorer
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This is an 8-day Alaska's Prince William Sound Explorer cruise wherein you will be able to experience sailing the Prince William Sound. On this journey, you will be able to kayak, hike and skiff past centuries-old glaciers. Also, you will discover Puffins, eagles, otters, and sea lions waiting around every cove. This cruise will take you to Icy Bay Glaciers, Cordova, Colombia Glacier, Meares Glacier and etc. This journey will surely be worth spending your money and time!
 
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Highlights
  • Discover dozens of glaciers including Chenega, Columbia, Meares, and Sheridan
  • Visit the tiny fishing town of Cordova
  • Explore these fascinating College and Harriman glacial fjords
  • Enjoy kayak, paddle board, and skiff in hidden coves and narrow fjords
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Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.
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Day 1: Whittier | Embarkation

Welcome to Whittier, the gateway to Price William Sound! Your transfer will meet you at the airport in Anchorage, whisk away your luggage, and drive you and your fellow adventurers through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel - at 2.5 miles, the longest highway tunnel in North America - to Whittier. Meet your crew and tour Safari Explorer, your home for the week. After champagne and a safety demonstration, enjoy your first of many farm-to-table gourmet meals!  

Day 2: Icy Bay Glaciers

Wake up in the glacial waterways of Icy Bay. This morning, flowing down from the 4,000-foot surrounding peaks, Chenega, Tigertail, and Tiger glaciers are all options. Hop in a boat, and if conditions are right, kayak in a remote cove tucked into the shoreline. Your expedition team shares how glaciers sculpt and alter the landscape on a daily basis. Feel the essence of this land of the Chenega people, meaning “beneath the mountain,” as you weave through these deserted islands by kayak, boat, and yacht.
 

Day 3: Captain's Choice

Tuck into the southern reaches of Prince William Sound, exploring its sculpted islands. Some call it “gunkholing”—nosing around the next cove—and there’s plenty to see. Search for whales, seals, sea lions, and seabirds from the bow, or opt to kayak or beach comb for a closer look at island life with natural and cultural history notes from your guides. 
 

Day 4: Cordova

Accompanied by guides, head out for a hike below Sheridan Glacier this morning with an afternoon on your own to explore Cordova. Or, join your shipmates on a walking tour of this tiny fishing town at the mouth of the Copper River. With a population of 2,300 and no roads connecting to other towns, Cordova is only accessible by air or water. Take in the town’s Native history by a nature walk, hard charger hike, an Eyak Tribe cultural program, or Prince William Sound Science Center exploration before settling back on board for a quiet overnight anchorage. (BLD)
 

Day 5: Columbia Glacier | Valdez

Options are aplenty this morning.  Hike, kayak, skiff, or try your hand at standup paddle boarding in a quiet cove before a hearty lunch back onboard. Next up: towering icebergs born from the approaching Columbia Glacier. Winding its way 32 miles back through the Chugach Mountains and with constantly changing conditions, your captain finds the best route to view this massive glacier. (BLD)
 

Day 6: Unakwik Inlet | Meares Glacier

Arctic terns and bald eagles, harbor seals resting on icebergs, and the massive Meares Glacier as your backdrop, Unakwik Inlet is the perfect place to dip your paddle in the water for a kayak. Or, join a skiff tour to get farther faster in glacier country. This is wilderness at its wildest. Feel the mountains closing in as you cruise through Esther Passage. View a fish hatchery and learn about Alaska’s salmon species. Tonight, join your expedition leader for an interpretive presentation before a relaxing soak in the hot tub under the fading sun. 
 

Day 7: College Fjord | Barry Arm

Day of the grand finales. Big mountains, big ice, and big smiles as we wind down our adventure in the company of all that is quintessentially Alaska. Sea otters float on their backs on beds of kelp. Watch them lounge before diving and rising with puffins in search of food. Take it all in from a kayak or skiff before capping off your week with a celebratory Farewell Dinner and slideshow. 
 

Day 8: Whittier | Disembarkation

  • 1 Breakfast
One last breakfast with new friends before your coach transfer from Whittier along Turnagain Arm on your way back to Anchorage. Then transfer back to the Anchorage airport. 

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Notes

Due to the nature of your explorations, itineraries are guidelines and may change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.
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  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
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  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
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  • Wellness amenities 
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  • Premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines)
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