Alaska's Glacier Country (Safari Quest)

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• One day in Glacier Bay National Park, featuring an expert naturalist program • Get close up to glaciers: Dawes, Margerie, and Grand Pacific • Bushwhack in the Tongass National Forest • Fords Terror Wilderness Area by skiff and hike inland on Chichagof Island • Humpback whales in Frederick Sound and Chatham Strait • Wildlife searches: black and brown bears, eagles, sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, sea birds • Kayak, paddle board and skiff remote inlets • Beachcombing, tide pool, and forest ecology discoveries

Capacity: 22, Type: Expedition

Alaska is almost custom made for small ship cruising, with magnificent wildlife, endless opportunities to explore ashore, by zodiac and in kayaks, and countless small inlets and bays that larger vessels can't get close to.

With snow-clad mountains, tideway glaciers, ancient forests and myrian islands and inlets to explore, the scenery is as dramatic as anywhere.

The extraordinary Glacier Bay is home to dozens of glaciers, including 7 tidewater glaciers, and a great range of wildlife, and forms part of the largest international protected area on the planet. Surrounded by a host towering peaks between 10-15000 metres it is surely one of the most photogenic places on Earth. Every ship that spends time in Glacier Bay has to take on board a National Parks ranger.

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.

Fares Include: 

Onboard meals

Onboard spirits, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages

Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on emabrk/disembark days

Entry fees to parks/preserves

From-the-vessel activities and equipment 

Wellness amenities: hot tub, fitness equipment and yoga mats


• One day in Glacier Bay National Park, featuring an expert naturalist program • Get close up to glaciers: Dawes, Margerie, and Grand Pacific • Bushwhack in the Tongass National Forest • Fords Terror Wilderness Area by skiff and hike inland on Chichagof Island • Humpback whales in Frederick Sound and Chatham Strait • Wildlife searches: black and brown bears, eagles, sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, sea birds • Kayak, paddle board and skiff remote inlets • Beachcombing, tide pool, and forest ecology discoveries

29 May, 2020 to 05 June, 2020
Prices

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.

Mariner Stateroom
£ 6883 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower
Commander Stateroom
£ 8359 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower
Single Stateroom
£ 8031 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)
Captain Stateroom
£ 9343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower
05 June, 2020 to 12 June, 2020
Prices

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.

Captain Stateroom
£ 9343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower
Commander Stateroom
£ 8359 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower
Single Stateroom
£ 8031 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)
Mariner Stateroom
£ 6883 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower
12 June, 2020 to 19 June, 2020
Prices

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.

Commander Stateroom
£ 8359 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower
Mariner Stateroom
£ 6883 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower
Captain Stateroom
£ 9343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower
Single Stateroom
£ 8031 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)
19 June, 2020 to 26 June, 2020
Prices

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.

Mariner Stateroom
£ 6883 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower
Single Stateroom
£ 8031 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)
Commander Stateroom
£ 8359 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower
Captain Stateroom
£ 9343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower
26 June, 2020 to 03 July, 2020
Prices

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.

Mariner Stateroom
£ 6883 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower
Captain Stateroom
£ 9343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower
Commander Stateroom
£ 8359 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower
Single Stateroom
£ 8031 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)
03 July, 2020 to 10 July, 2020
Prices

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.

Captain Stateroom
£ 9343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower
Commander Stateroom
£ 8359 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower
Single Stateroom
£ 8031 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)
Mariner Stateroom
£ 6883 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower
10 July, 2020 to 17 July, 2020
Prices

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.

Captain Stateroom
£ 9343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower
Commander Stateroom
£ 8359 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower
Mariner Stateroom
£ 6883 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower
Single Stateroom
£ 8031 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)
17 July, 2020 to 24 July, 2020
Prices

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.

Commander Stateroom
£ 8359 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower
Captain Stateroom
£ 9343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower
Single Stateroom
£ 8031 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)
Mariner Stateroom
£ 6883 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower
24 July, 2020 to 31 July, 2020
Prices

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.

Captain Stateroom
£ 9343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower
Commander Stateroom
£ 8359 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower
Single Stateroom
£ 8031 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)
Mariner Stateroom
£ 6883 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower
31 July, 2020 to 07 August, 2020
Prices

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.

Commander Stateroom
£ 8359 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower
Mariner Stateroom
£ 6883 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower
Single Stateroom
£ 8031 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)
Captain Stateroom
£ 9343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower
07 August, 2020 to 14 August, 2020
Prices

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.

Mariner Stateroom
£ 6883 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower
Commander Stateroom
£ 8359 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower
Captain Stateroom
£ 9343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower
Single Stateroom
£ 8031 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)
14 August, 2020 to 21 August, 2020
Prices

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.

Mariner Stateroom
£ 6883 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower
Commander Stateroom
£ 8359 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower
Captain Stateroom
£ 9343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower
Single Stateroom
£ 8031 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)
21 August, 2020 to 28 August, 2020
Prices

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.

Captain Stateroom
£ 9343 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
A1-A4 King, queen, or twin beds; sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with shower
Single Stateroom
£ 8031 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B1 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower (Pullman berth available)
Commander Stateroom
£ 8359 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
B2 Queen bed; view window; private bath with shower
Mariner Stateroom
£ 6883 GBP pp (+ Port Taxes £308 GBP pp)
C1-C4, C6 King, queen, or twin beds; elevated port lights (not suitable for viewing); private bath with shower
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DAY 1 Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation

Hello, Juneau! First settled in the gold rush days, Juneau welcomes with both small town charm and towering glaciers. Toast to the riches of Alaska as you sail west toward Icy Strait.

DAY 2 Icy Strait

Kick start the morning with on-deck stretches and a strong cup of coffee. Energized and snug in your kayak, glide around in remote bays off of Icy Strait through giant bullwhip kelp that can grow to over 100 feet long. Join the gang in a skiff to a rocky outcropping to watch sea lions play. Or, step into mud boots for a forest hike with your top-notch, naturalist guides who have plenty to share about everything Alaska—marine biology, plants, and even geology. On board, soak it all in as you soak in the hot tub.

DAY 3 Glacier Bay National Park

You’re in for a real treat. A National Park ranger comes aboard to share expert insight. Have your binoculars handy—South Marble Island is a birder’s slice of heaven. Puffins scoot through the water. Guillemots and gulls chatter up the airwaves. The snoozing sea lions don’t seem to mind. More thrills and chills await as you cruise to the far end of John Hopkins Inlet or Tarr Inlet where glaciers calve into the water. Backed by knife-edged peaks, bears forage along the shoreline of Tidal Inlet. Mountain goats too. Back at Bartlett Cove, if time and daylight allow, take a forest hike around the park’s HQ, and say farewell to your ranger.

DAY 4 Chatham Strait

Stretching 150 miles into the Tongass National Forest, Chatham Strait offers adventure aplenty. Rest assured your captain navigates to the best. Anchor in a remote Chichagof Island inlet. Backpacks loaded and adventure toys lowered (skiffs, paddle boards, kayaks), it’s time to go play. Energy flows as you hike up through moss-covered trees and rain-fed waterfalls. Stick to the water in a kayak excursion, and don’t forget to look above and below the surface. A nosy seal could be watching your every stroke. Beachcomb rocky shores. Tiny creatures cling to rocks. Tonight, take a nightcap to the sun deck and watch the sky.

DAY 5 Kuiu Island

The jagged arms and fingers of Kuiu Island stretch from 25 to just six miles wide. Salmon streams dot the coastline—and where there’s salmon, there are bears. Despite its slim size, Kuiu Island is home to many black bears, who, like you, love the solitude and open skies in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. From kayak or skiff, scope the intertidal zones of Saginaw Bay for these guys. Eagles fish here too, their white noggins give away their perches. Kayak along the Keku Islands or take the pace down a notch with an easy stroll amidst the tide pools. It’s remote, and remarkable.

DAY 6 Frederick Sound

Humpbacks beeline it here each season to feed on krill, zooplankton, and herring. Watch for whales feasting in these abundant glacial waters. Hang out and enjoy the show. Based on wind and weather, your expedition team has the lineup of adventures all mapped out. Cruise past Five Fingers Lighthouse, Alaska’s oldest light station and The Brothers Islands, where sea lions nap on rocky nobs. Paddle into the deeps of Port Houghton or Windham Bay or head ashore for a hike. Somewhere nearby, carrot-billed black oystercatchers are saying hello. Tonight, toast another big day in Alaska.

DAY 7 Endicott Arm / Dawes Glacier

Skiffing up Endicott Arm, harbor seals laze around on icebergs. If the tides are right, slip into Fords Terror, the steep walls of this narrow opening streaked with waterfalls. Back in the Arm, gasp at the deep glacier-carved valleys. It’s at the end where you meet the piece de resistance: Dawes Glacier. Blue ice marches down from the Coast Mountains. With a sharp crack, the white thunder of a calving slice makes a mega-splash. Tonight, celebrate with a festive Farewell Dinner and “photo journal” from your expedition team.

DAY 8 Juneau – Disembarkation

Mmmm, fresh baked pastries over one last breakfast. Your crew and new friends wish heartfelt goodbyes. This morning, transfer to the Juneau 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.

Safari Quest

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 36 m

Passenger Capacity: 22

Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2006

Aboard the 22-guest Safari Quest, unwind with upscale amenities, attentive service, comfortable staterooms, and warm public spaces for a welcome experience. Guests enjoy the casually elegant salon to recap the day's activities, relax or watch a movie on the wide screen TV, and are always welcome at the yacht's fully stocked bar, or to enjoy quiet moments reading in the library.

Its four decks provide ample room to get away from it all. An on-deck hot tub and fitness equipment are available on board, and a full-beam swim step allows for easy access to water activities. Onboard adventure equipment includes kayaks and stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; fishing poles and tackle; and hydrophones for listening to below-surface sounds.

The four stateroom categories aboard the Safari Quest:  Single; Mariner; Commander; Captains are suited for single and double accommodation.

Common to all Safari Quest staterooms are:  Heated tile floors in bathroom; Private bath with shower; Tempur-Pedic® memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station.

Cabin layout for Safari Quest

Denali National Park - UN

$3995.00
DAY 1 Saturday: Anchorage Welcomed at the Anchorage airport and escorted to your hotel, meet your guide and fellow travelers at an evening wine and cheese reception. Overnight at Hilton Anchorage (or similar). DAY 2 Sunday: Talkeetna Mountains (BLD) Hop the rails in a deluxe dome railcar to Talkeetna, while your guide narrates sights and points of interest along the way. Take a break for lunch and exploring at this “Denali adventure hub,” followed by a guided, meandering hike on the Talkeetna Lakes trail—the perfect introduction to the northern Alaskan forest. Later, check into the lodge. A local naturalist meets you after dinner for a presentation on tomorrow’s activities as well as the region’s natural history—flora, geology, fauna. Overnight at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (or similar). DAY 3 Monday: Talkeetna Mountains (BL) Expert backcountry hiking and kayak guides take you on a day of adventure. Denali State Park trails uncover the plants, birds, and animals of these mountains. You have two options today: tighten your hiking boots and take a steady climb as far as 1,500 feet with staggering views of Mt. Denali and the Alaska Range when the clouds part, or soak in the scenery on a lower elevation nature walk. After an included lunch, gear up and get out on Byers Lake with a kayak and local residents (trumpeter swans, loons, beavers). Keep your eyes peeled. Grab dinner in the charming recreation hub of Talkeetna or at the hotel on your own. Overnight at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (or similar). DAY 4 Tuesday: Denali National Park (BLD) Delve further into the Alaskan Range aboard a deluxe dome railcar for an eye-popping view on your way to Denali National Park. Optional tours for purchase include river rafting and Denali flightseeing, or take advantage of no-cost options like hikes and interpretive programs at the park headquarters. Overnight at Denali Bluffs Hotel (or similar). DAY 5 Wednesday: Denali National Park (BLD) All Denali, all day long. It’s a Tundra Wilderness Tour on a full-day excursion into the heart of the park. Your narrated tour with a certified driver-naturalist digs deep into Denali’s history while staying on the lookout for hawks, wolves, moose, bear, and Dall sheep. Relax from a big day with an overnight at Denali Bluffs Hotel (or similar). DAY 6 Thursday: Anchorage (BLD) Your morning motor coach ride is bound for Anchorage. Make a special stop for lunch and to visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Discover Native traditions and legends about Alaska's Native tribes through presentations, exhibits, and demonstrations. After your cultural exploration, it’s a short ride into the city to check in and freshen up before your final dinner with your travel mates. Overnight at Hilton Anchorage (or similar). DAY 7 Friday: Anchorage (B) After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to join your UnCruise adventure.
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