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Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers (Safari Endeavour)

Cloud failure or liquid sunshine, our Alaska small ship adventure cruises are perfect for exploration—paddling, hiking, hot tub under the stars, “polar bear plunges,” even playing in the mud with your expert expedition team. Glacier Bay National Park; Native totems; breaching whales; soaring eagles; rainforests; northern lights. Do as much or as little as you like on an unforgettable journey.

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2018: August 26
03 June, 2018 to 10 June, 2018 Make a booking request for Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers (Safari Endeavour), departing on 03 June, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 4449 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view window or port hole, private bath with shower.
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Commander Stateroom £ 4869 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath and shower.
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Captain Stateroom £ 5289 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
King or twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath with shower.
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Single £ 5785 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Single use cabin available. Please enquire for details.
Admiral Stateroom £ 6045 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
King or twin beds, refrigerator, desk and chair, view window, private bath with shower.
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Commodore Suite £ 8315 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Sitting area: King or twin beds, Tempur-Pedic Products. Refrigerator, windows, French doors and step out balcony, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
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17 June, 2018 to 24 June, 2018 Make a booking request for Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers (Safari Endeavour), departing on 17 June, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 5039 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view window or port hole, private bath with shower.
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Commander Stateroom £ 5459 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath and shower.
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Captain Stateroom £ 5879 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
King or twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath with shower.
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Single £ 6549 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Single use cabin available. Please enquire for details.
Admiral Stateroom £ 6635 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
King or twin beds, refrigerator, desk and chair, view window, private bath with shower.
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Commodore Suite £ 9115 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Sitting area: King or twin beds, Tempur-Pedic Products. Refrigerator, windows, French doors and step out balcony, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
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01 July, 2018 to 08 July, 2018 Make a booking request for Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers (Safari Endeavour), departing on 01 July, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 5039 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view window or port hole, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 5459 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath and shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 5879 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
King or twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Single £ 6549 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Single use cabin available. Please enquire for details.
Admiral Stateroom £ 6635 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
King or twin beds, refrigerator, desk and chair, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commodore Suite £ 9115 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Sitting area: King or twin beds, Tempur-Pedic Products. Refrigerator, windows, French doors and step out balcony, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
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15 July, 2018 to 22 July, 2018 Make a booking request for Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers (Safari Endeavour), departing on 15 July, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 5039 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view window or port hole, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 5459 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath and shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 5879 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
King or twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Single £ 6549 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Single use cabin available. Please enquire for details.
Admiral Stateroom £ 6635 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
King or twin beds, refrigerator, desk and chair, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commodore Suite £ 9115 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Sitting area: King or twin beds, Tempur-Pedic Products. Refrigerator, windows, French doors and step out balcony, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
view cabin photo
29 July, 2018 to 05 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers (Safari Endeavour), departing on 29 July, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 5039 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view window or port hole, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 5459 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath and shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 5879 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
King or twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Single £ 6549 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Single use cabin available. Please enquire for details.
Admiral Stateroom £ 6635 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
King or twin beds, refrigerator, desk and chair, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commodore Suite £ 9115 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Sitting area: King or twin beds, Tempur-Pedic Products. Refrigerator, windows, French doors and step out balcony, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
view cabin photo
12 August, 2018 to 19 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers (Safari Endeavour), departing on 12 August, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 5039 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view window or port hole, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 5459 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath and shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 5879 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
King or twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Single £ 6549 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Single use cabin available. Please enquire for details.
Admiral Stateroom £ 6635 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
King or twin beds, refrigerator, desk and chair, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commodore Suite £ 9115 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Sitting area: King or twin beds, Tempur-Pedic Products. Refrigerator, windows, French doors and step out balcony, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
view cabin photo
26 August, 2018 to 02 September, 2018 Make a booking request for Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers (Safari Endeavour), departing on 26 August, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Master Stateroom £ 3945 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view window or port hole, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commander Stateroom £ 4325 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath and shower.
view cabin photo
Captain Stateroom £ 4785 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
King or twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Single £ 5125 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Single use cabin available. Please enquire for details.
Admiral Stateroom £ 5415 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
King or twin beds, refrigerator, desk and chair, view window, private bath with shower.
view cabin photo
Commodore Suite £ 7685 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 250 USD pp)
Sitting area: King or twin beds, Tempur-Pedic Products. Refrigerator, windows, French doors and step out balcony, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
view cabin photo

Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers (Safari Endeavour) itinerary:

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DAY 1 Sitka, Alaska – Embarkation
Welcome aboard! It’s time to relax and meet your crew. And as you sail away in Sitka Sound, what’s also worthy of your precious time are the unmistakable views of Mt. Edgecumbe—a volcanic wonder in its own right.
DAY 2 Krestof Sound / Nakwasina Sound
Shhh. If you don’t say a word, you can hear the sounds of these Sounds. Dense Baranof Island forest to one side. Small, wild, lesser-known islands on the other. You might even spot black bears loping on shore although they’re likely to catch a whiff of you first. And keep watch for neighboring sea lions and eagles, too. Your first day offers options to drop anchor and find adventure. Slip into a kayak. Nose along shore in a skiff. Or head into the Tongass National Forest on foot with your expedition team. The possibilities, endless. Reward yourself when you get back to the boat, the crew will have a treat waiting.
DAY 3 Icy Strait
Nothing like kick starting the morning with on-deck yoga stretches and a chaser of exploration mode d’jour—motor, paddle, boots. It might be your toughest transition of the day. In and around Icy Strait, glide through giant bullwhip kelp (it can grow to over 100 feet long). Skiff to a rocky outcropping and watch sea lions play. Mud boots serve their purpose on a forest hike with your top-notch guides, who are sharp and have plenty to share about everything Alaska—animals, plants, and even geology. At the end of this unforgettable day, you’ve earned a soak in the hot tub.
DAY 4 Glacier Bay National Park
Enter, the granddaddy of national parks—Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Once you round Point Gustavus, a park ranger joins you on board with a font of knowledge. The specialness of this place starts to sink in, as one of its truly privileged visitors. Sea lions jockey for position among puffins, black oystercatchers, and other sea birds at South Marble Island. Mountain goats climb and bears scrounge for food along the park’s inland shores. Motor deeper into the park to Margerie and Grand Pacific, two tidewater glaciers on their downward march into the bay.
DAY 5 Chichagof Island
Your course is set—wildlife-rich Alaskan wilderness. Head to the bridge or bow, and watch for whales and other creatures before tucking into Port Frederick or some other wild inlet. You’re about to get a close up look. Muskeg under foot, head out on a bushwhacking hike in the Tongass National Forest or board a skiff, eyes wide for bears on shore.
DAY 6 Lynn Canal / Captain’s Choice
Not so much a canal, as a fjord—in fact, North America’s deepest at over 2,000 feet. This once major route of Klondike gold rushers is now a busy inlet for humpbacks, orcas, Dall’s porpoise, Steller sea lions, salmon, halibut, and mischievous river otters. And that’s at water level. Look up, and you see bald eagles. Looking like golf balls in the tree tops when they’re not soaring overhead. But it’s not all looking and seeing today, your captain is on task to pick the prime spot for adventure. Feel the burn on a long paddling excursion. Search tide pools for microscopic life. Or, hike a shadow-filled forest.
DAY 7 Haines, Alaska
The unofficial adventure capital of Alaska. Hard-charging or smell the flowers, pick your speed. In this bald eagle hotspot, you have choices to make. Hit the trailhead with your guides to the top of Chilkat Peninsula or the shores of Chilkat Inlet. Some of the best trails with the best views. Or, raft along the Chilkat River on a float trip through the bald eagle preserve. The local history—native culture, influence from European explorers, as a US Army outpost, and its gold rush past. Chilkat Tlingit members come aboard and share their tribe’s cultural history and thousands-of-year-old legacy. Soak it up. Then see the sites on foot or by bike with free time in town. It’s a big day. Tonight, celebrate your voyage with a Farewell Dinner and special photo recap from your expedition team.
DAY 8 Juneau – Disembarkation
It’s your last morn of freshly baked pastries. Eat ‘em up and get in your farewells as you cruise into Juneau to transfer to the airport or begin your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.
Please Note:
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers (Safari Endeavour) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.
DAY 8 Juneau – Disembarkation *
It’s your last morn of freshly baked pastries. Eat ‘em up and get in your farewells as you cruise into Juneau to transfer to the airport or begin your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.
DAY 7 Haines, Alaska *
The unofficial adventure capital of Alaska. Hard-charging or smell the flowers, pick your speed. In this bald eagle hotspot, you have choices to make. Hit the trailhead with your guides to the top of Chilkat Peninsula or the shores of Chilkat Inlet. Some of the best trails with the best views. Or, raft along the Chilkat River on a float trip through the bald eagle preserve. The local history—native culture, influence from European explorers, as a US Army outpost, and its gold rush past. Chilkat Tlingit members come aboard and share their tribe’s cultural history and thousands-of-year-old legacy. Soak it up. Then see the sites on foot or by bike with free time in town. It’s a big day. Tonight, celebrate your voyage with a Farewell Dinner and special photo recap from your expedition team.
DAY 6 Lynn Canal / Captain’s Choice *
Not so much a canal, as a fjord—in fact, North America’s deepest at over 2,000 feet. This once major route of Klondike gold rushers is now a busy inlet for humpbacks, orcas, Dall’s porpoise, Steller sea lions, salmon, halibut, and mischievous river otters. And that’s at water level. Look up, and you see bald eagles. Looking like golf balls in the tree tops when they’re not soaring overhead. But it’s not all looking and seeing today, your captain is on task to pick the prime spot for adventure. Feel the burn on a long paddling excursion. Search tide pools for microscopic life. Or, hike a shadow-filled forest.
DAY 5 Chichagof Island *
Your course is set—wildlife-rich Alaskan wilderness. Head to the bridge or bow, and watch for whales and other creatures before tucking into Port Frederick or some other wild inlet. You’re about to get a close up look. Muskeg under foot, head out on a bushwhacking hike in the Tongass National Forest or board a skiff, eyes wide for bears on shore.
DAY 4 Glacier Bay National Park *
Enter, the granddaddy of national parks—Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Once you round Point Gustavus, a park ranger joins you on board with a font of knowledge. The specialness of this place starts to sink in, as one of its truly privileged visitors. Sea lions jockey for position among puffins, black oystercatchers, and other sea birds at South Marble Island. Mountain goats climb and bears scrounge for food along the park’s inland shores. Motor deeper into the park to Margerie and Grand Pacific, two tidewater glaciers on their downward march into the bay.
DAY 3 Icy Strait *
Nothing like kick starting the morning with on-deck yoga stretches and a chaser of exploration mode d’jour—motor, paddle, boots. It might be your toughest transition of the day. In and around Icy Strait, glide through giant bullwhip kelp (it can grow to over 100 feet long). Skiff to a rocky outcropping and watch sea lions play. Mud boots serve their purpose on a forest hike with your top-notch guides, who are sharp and have plenty to share about everything Alaska—animals, plants, and even geology. At the end of this unforgettable day, you’ve earned a soak in the hot tub.
DAY 2 Krestof Sound / Nakwasina Sound *
Shhh. If you don’t say a word, you can hear the sounds of these Sounds. Dense Baranof Island forest to one side. Small, wild, lesser-known islands on the other. You might even spot black bears loping on shore although they’re likely to catch a whiff of you first. And keep watch for neighboring sea lions and eagles, too. Your first day offers options to drop anchor and find adventure. Slip into a kayak. Nose along shore in a skiff. Or head into the Tongass National Forest on foot with your expedition team. The possibilities, endless. Reward yourself when you get back to the boat, the crew will have a treat waiting.
DAY 1 Sitka, Alaska – Embarkation *
Welcome aboard! It’s time to relax and meet your crew. And as you sail away in Sitka Sound, what’s also worthy of your precious time are the unmistakable views of Mt. Edgecumbe—a volcanic wonder in its own right.
* = Indicative
Map for Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers (Safari Endeavour)
Safari Endeavour, the ship servicing Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers (Safari Endeavour)

Safari Endeavour

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 232 ft

Passenger Capacity: 86

Built : 1983

 

The ambience aboard this newly refurbished 86-guest yacht is casual elegance with a full menu of upscale amenities. Its new design is exquisitely appointed with features such as an intimate Wine Bar and spa area including two hot tubs, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and massage suite (complete with a complimentary massage.)

The Safari Endeavour's three decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for gathering with new found friends. The EZ Dock launch platform makes launching a kayak or stand-up paddle board and boarding a skiff easy. Onboard adventure equipment includes kayaks and stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; and hydrophones for listening to below surface sounds.

There are five stateroom categories aboard the Safari Endeavour:  Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Commodore Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.

Common to all staterooms are:  Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station.

Cabin layout for Safari Endeavour
• Full day in Glacier Bay National Park, joined by a park ranger

• Haines history and adventure—hike, bike, or river float trip

• Learn about Chilkat Tlingit Native culture

• Wilderness wildlife—whales, Dalls porpoise, sea lions, and black bears

• Birdwatching—eagles, puffins, black oystercatchers, and other seabirds

• Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in rugged wildlife-rich coves

• Hike and beachcomb in Tongass National Forest

• Captain’s choice wilderness exploration
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