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Adventures in Juneau, Alaska

Alaska's Winter Sports & Northern Lights

Roundtrip Juneau - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Safari Endeavour
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This is an 8-day Alaska Winter Sports & Northern Lights Cruise. Start your trip in Juneau which will let you discover Alaska's winter paradise and savor the ideal snowy days, starry nights, and, if fortunate, the Northern Lights. On this journey, you will be able to visit the National Park system as well as part of a World Heritage Site, experience searching for a variety of whales, and have other exciting adventures! You will be back in Juneau to conclude your expedition.
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Highlights
  • Discover Alaska's winter paradise
  • Visit the fascinating Glacier Bay National Park
  • Experience searching for variety of whales
  • Enjoy snowy days, starry nights, and, if fortunate, the Northern Lights
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 | Embarkation

Enjoy the long, slow Alaskan sunset from the deck of Safari Endeavour. Meet your fellow adventurers and the amazing crew on board. After welcome champagne and a safety talk, enjoy your first of many gourmet farm-to-table meals in the dining room.

Day 2: Icy Strait & Lynn Canal

Take your mug of coffee to the railing - today the Captain and crew are in search of a variety of whales. Icy Strait features an up-welling of krill and other feed for whales and is a favorite location all year. Endeavor will sail through Icy Strait and Lynn Canal, her route dependent on the conditions and recent sightings.

Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park is one of the crown jewels of the National Park system as well as part of a World Heritage Site. Access to the waters inside the park is very limited year-round, and in the winter months, it is all ours.Today you will explore both arms of the park, seeing famous glaciers such as Margerie and Johns Hopkins. 

Day 4: Glacier Bay National Park | Bartlett Cove

Weather permitting, today is a day for play in the park. Snowshoe or cross-country ski in areas very few humans have ever set foot. Look closely for the local animal residents - remember they are in winter whites! Tour Bartlett Cove's trails. Come home to the warmth of hot tubs, hot toddies, and stories with friends over dinner. Afterward, step outside - the stars in this isolated region are incredible, and if you are lucky, you can see the Northern Lights shimmering overhead. 

Day 5: Eaglecrest Ski Area

Back in Juneau, today is for skiing! Eaglecrest Ski Area is 15 minutes from downtown Juneau. With big mountain terrain, a 1620' vertical drop, 640+ acres, impressive backcountry access, and fresh tracks snow for snowshoeing and cross country, it's a perfect playground. Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert terrain offer opportunities for all skill levels. Come home to hot showers and hot beverages. You will eat well tonight!
 

Day 6: Winter Sports & Tours

But wait, there's more in Juneau! Today your adventure options may include ice skating, Nordic skiing, or snowshoeing on trails surrounding Juneau, local events in town, or optional heli-ski excursions at additional cost, depending on weather conditions. 

Day 7: Tracy | Endicott Arms

Sail up the narrow Tracy and Endicott Arms to reach the Sawyer and Dawes glaciers. Watch these tidal glaciers calving big chunks into the sea from the closest safe distance -  only small ships can bring you in this far! Hear the crash of those bergs and hold glacial ice in your own hands. Tonight, after the Captain's Dinner enjoy a photo presentation put together by your crew from photos taken of your adventures this week. 

Day 8: Juneau | Disembarkation

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One more hearty breakfast. Sneak one more of the pastry chef's breakfast delights in your bag - we won't tell! Transfer to the Juneau airport or set out for your land stay.
 

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Safari Endeavour

Safari Endeavour
Safari Endeavour's kayak launch.
Hot Tub in Safari Endeavour

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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.
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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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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