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Glaciers & Tranquility, Alaska's Adult-Only Adventure

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Wilderness Legacy
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Join Wilderness Legacy on an 8-day Glaciers & Tranquility, Alaska's Adult-Only Adventure cruise from Juneau and back. Head to Robert and Crow Island to experience an engaging guide through a forest hike and whale-watching cruise. Then visit LeConte Glacier and Ideal Cove, and the next stop is Cascade Creek and Baird Glacier. Enjoy the top deck for sunrise as you join an early riser breakfast as you enter Patterson Bay. Lastly, witness the majestic Glacier Bay, and spend a day surrounded by towering ice walls and colossal glaciers, marveling at the raw beauty of nature before heading back to Juneau.
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Highlights
  • Explore parts of Glacier Bay National Park.
  • Experience Bushwhack and hike in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields
  • Enjoy wildlife searches - bears, sea lions, seals, porpoises, eagles
  • Experience Alaska's most active adventures.
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Juneau, Alaska | Embark

Arriving in Juneau, you will be transferred from the airport to our check-in area. Upon boarding, your crew greets you with champagne and smiles. Set sail for a week of scenic channels and secluded wilderness dining on fresh, locally inspired cuisine.

Day 2: Robert and Crow Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Embark on outdoor adventures in enchanting Robert and Crow Islands. Get ready to witness untamed wilderness, surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes and abundant wildlife. Explore these remote islands with expert guides, engaging in exciting activities like wildlife spotting, kayaking, and hiking. Take to the water in a skiff tour or take a kayak 101 class. Follow an experienced and engaging guide through a forest hike. This afternoon, take your place on the bow as the captain and crew take you on a whale-watching cruise.

Day 3: Leconte Glacier | Ideal Cove

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today’s timing of activities is entirely controlled by the rise and fall of the tide. You may visit the Glacier early or late. LeConte Glacier is the southernmost tidewater glacier in the northern hemisphere. The shallow current-filled entrance requires you to enter near slack water. If the tide is early, you may hear ice against the hull of the Legacy as you wake up. You will also visit Ideal Cove today and take advantage of trails and if the timing is right, an evening campfire ashore.

Day 4: Cascade Creek | Baird Glacier

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake near Cascade Creek in Thomas Bay. This bay is the quintessential playground for our guests and crew. Long flat hikes, steep elevation climbs, calm kayaking, and hikes to a glacial lake with the mighty Baird Glacier still calving ice into the lake may all be options today. Depending on tides, you may start the day near Cascade Creek or at Scenery Cove near Baird Glacier. Regardless, after lunch, the boat will move to the opposite end of Thomas Bay for more adventures. This is an epic day for adventurers. Evening skiff tours and kayaks take in the pre-dark hours when the sounds of the wilds beckon.

Day 5: Patterson | Gut Bay Wilderness

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join the early riser breakfast as you enter Patterson Bay! One of the most scenic areas in SE Alaska, Patterson is a deep narrow bay hemmed in mountains. You will drop off all-day kayakers and early morning skiff tours and begin our day. Soon after, the ship will go on a slow meander of the South Baranof Wilderness Area including Deep Cove, Port Walter, Misty Cove and eventually reach the southern extent of this primitive area. Activities will be more water-based today, with some hikes and whale watching. Weather permitting, this is an ideal area for snorkeling. Good chance to see Humpback or Orca whales. Keep your camera at the ready today!

Day 6: Glacier Bay Outback

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Brace yourself for jaw-dropping moments as you witness the majestic Glacier Bay on one of the highlights of this itinerary. Spend a day surrounded by towering ice walls and colossal glaciers, marveling at the raw beauty of nature. With expert guides narrating the natural history and thrilling excursions like kayaking and hiking, you'll be immersed in a world of wonder and excitement. This is your chance to explore the untamed wilderness of Alaska and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime with your choice of activities.

Day 7: Glacier Bay Way Outback

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake up this morning in the Glacier Bay National Park “Outback”. Today anchor in one of three outback areas of this epic national park. This will include one of the rarely visited areas of either Fern Harbor, Dundas Bay, or No Name Cove near Excursion Inlet. The entire day is set aside for activity, starting with early morning kayak and birding departures into the park. Full activities may include kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff excursions, hiking, beach strolls and more. This evening enjoy the Captain’s Dinner and a slide show of the week’s adventures put together by your crew. 

Day 8: Juneau | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Welcome back to Juneau. After a warm and filling breakfast, check every nook and cranny of your cabin for all of your things and say farewell to the crew as you disembark.

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Wilderness Legacy

Wilderness Legacy Excursion
SS Legacy's Pesky Barnacle Saloon.
SS Legacy's lounge area in the Owner's Suite.

Dates & Prices

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$4,400
SS Legacy's Commander's Stateroom
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Navigator
Cabins 103, 104, 319, 320 (double bed), View window, private bath with shower. 103 and 104 may be sold as single occupancy. Your cabin comes complete with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
SS Legacy's Master Stateroom.
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Trailblazer
Cabins 105, 106 (double) 311 (queen) 107 - 111 (twin) 206 - 210 (twin) 303 - 308, 312-318 (twin). View window, private bath with shower. hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
SS Legacy's Captain Stateroom
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Pathfinder
Cabins 212, 214 (queen) 211, 213 (queen or twins) View window, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair, and body products.
SS Legacy's Admiral Stateroom
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Admiral
Cabins 101, 102 (queen) 201 (twins), 202, 309, 310 (queen or twins) View window, private bath with shower. hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.
SS Legacy' Owner's Suite
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Jr Commodore
Cabins 301 and 302 (queen bed) View windows, private bath with shower. Your cabin comes complete with a hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair, and body products.
SS Legacy's Commodore Suite.
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Commodore Suite
King bed. Two-room suite with view windows, private bath with tub. hairdryer, towels, eco-friendly hair and body products.

Notes

- All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy. Any stateroom (except designated single) may be sold as a single for 175% of the double occupancy rate. Triple and quad rooming arrangements are available, please contact us for rates.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Wellness amenities 
  • From-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment
     
  • Group transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • Premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines)
  • Exclusive activities and shore visits
  • Onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Port taxes/fees
  • Optional excursions and land tours
  • Onboard wifi

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