Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise (Wilderness Explorer)

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£3461

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• Two full days in Glacier Bay National Park—active exploration in the outback • Tidewater glaciers: Margerie and Grand Pacific • Haines—hiking, biking, float trip, and history • Explore shores and channels in the Tongass National Forest • Bushwhack and hike in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields • Whales and wildlife—bears, sea lions, seals, porpoises, eagles • Birding at South Marble Island—puffins, oystercatchers, cormorants, kittiwakes

Capacity: 76, Types: ExpeditionSingle cabins
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Two days in Glacier Bay National Park offer an up close look at glaciers, old-growth forests, and sea life. Take in the history of Haines and diverse birding on South Marble Island.

With over 20 years of exploring Alaska, nobody knows it better. Our captains and crew navigate its waterways and inlets as easily as walking the halls of their own vessel—and are always on the lookout. Spot a bear foraging for salmon on the shore and the captain swings back around so you can get a better look. There’s nowhere better to be than right here.

• Two full days in Glacier Bay National Park—active exploration in the outback • Tidewater glaciers: Margerie and Grand Pacific • Haines—hiking, biking, float trip, and history • Explore shores and channels in the Tongass National Forest • Bushwhack and hike in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields • Whales and wildlife—bears, sea lions, seals, porpoises, eagles • Birding at South Marble Island—puffins, oystercatchers, cormorants, kittiwakes

30 May, 2021 to 06 June, 2021
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.

Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4000 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Trailblazer Cabin
105-106; 207-214; 303; 305-306; 309-312 Queen, twins, or fixed double bed (105-106); view window; private bath with shower
Explorer Cabin
£ 5155 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Explorer Cabin
301, 304, 313-314 Fold-down queen bed; large picture window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 4385 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Pathfinder Cabin
107-114; 202-206 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 5732 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Single
Navigator - 104 L-shaped twin beds; view window; private bath with a shower
Navigator Cabin
£ 3461 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
215; 302 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
20 June, 2021 to 27 June, 2021
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.

Navigator Cabin
£ 4000 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
215; 302 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4539 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Trailblazer Cabin
105-106; 207-214; 303; 305-306; 309-312 Queen, twins, or fixed double bed (105-106); view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 4924 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Pathfinder Cabin
107-114; 202-206 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Explorer Cabin
£ 5848 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Explorer Cabin
301, 304, 313-314 Fold-down queen bed; large picture window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6618 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Single
Navigator - 104 L-shaped twin beds; view window; private bath with a shower
11 July, 2021 to 18 July, 2021
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.

Navigator Cabin
£ 4000 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
215; 302 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4539 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Trailblazer Cabin
105-106; 207-214; 303; 305-306; 309-312 Queen, twins, or fixed double bed (105-106); view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 4924 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Pathfinder Cabin
107-114; 202-206 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Explorer Cabin
£ 5848 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Explorer Cabin
301, 304, 313-314 Fold-down queen bed; large picture window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6618 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Single
Navigator - 104 L-shaped twin beds; view window; private bath with a shower
01 August, 2021 to 08 August, 2021
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.

Explorer Cabin
£ 5848 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Explorer Cabin
301, 304, 313-314 Fold-down queen bed; large picture window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6618 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Single
Navigator - 104 L-shaped twin beds; view window; private bath with a shower
Navigator Cabin
£ 4000 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
215; 302 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4539 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Trailblazer Cabin
105-106; 207-214; 303; 305-306; 309-312 Queen, twins, or fixed double bed (105-106); view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 4924 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Pathfinder Cabin
107-114; 202-206 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
22 August, 2021 to 29 August, 2021
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.

Navigator Cabin
£ 4000 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
215; 302 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4539 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Trailblazer Cabin
105-106; 207-214; 303; 305-306; 309-312 Queen, twins, or fixed double bed (105-106); view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 4924 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Pathfinder Cabin
107-114; 202-206 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Explorer Cabin
£ 5848 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Explorer Cabin
301, 304, 313-314 Fold-down queen bed; large picture window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6618 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Single
Navigator - 104 L-shaped twin beds; view window; private bath with a shower
29 August, 2021 to 05 September, 2021
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.

Navigator Cabin
£ 4000 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
215; 302 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4539 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Trailblazer Cabin
105-106; 207-214; 303; 305-306; 309-312 Queen, twins, or fixed double bed (105-106); view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 4924 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Pathfinder Cabin
107-114; 202-206 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6618 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Single
Navigator - 104 L-shaped twin beds; view window; private bath with a shower
Explorer Cabin
£ 5848 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Explorer Cabin
301, 304, 313-314 Fold-down queen bed; large picture window; private bath with shower
05 September, 2021 to 12 September, 2021
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.

Navigator Cabin
£ 3461 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
215; 302 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 4385 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Pathfinder Cabin
107-114; 202-206 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Explorer Cabin
£ 5155 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Explorer Cabin
301, 304, 313-314 Fold-down queen bed; large picture window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 5732 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Single
Navigator - 104 L-shaped twin beds; view window; private bath with a shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4000 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Trailblazer Cabin
105-106; 207-214; 303; 305-306; 309-312 Queen, twins, or fixed double bed (105-106); view window; private bath with shower
12 September, 2021 to 19 September, 2021
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.

Navigator Cabin
£ 3461 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
215; 302 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4000 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Trailblazer Cabin
105-106; 207-214; 303; 305-306; 309-312 Queen, twins, or fixed double bed (105-106); view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 4385 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Pathfinder Cabin
107-114; 202-206 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 5732 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Single
Navigator - 104 L-shaped twin beds; view window; private bath with a shower
Explorer Cabin
£ 5155 GBP pp (+ Port charges. From £289 GBP pp)
Explorer Cabin
301, 304, 313-314 Fold-down queen bed; large picture window; private bath with shower
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DAY 1 Juneau – Embarkation

Arriving in Juneau, you will be transferred from the airport to our hospitality area. Upon boarding, your crew greets you with champagne and smiles. Set sail for a week of scenic channels and secluded wilderness. (D)

DAY 2 Lynn Canal / Icy Strait

Before you do anything, look out the window. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this far northwest corner is worth exploring. And if the tides are right, head out in the skiff with one of the guides for a closer exploration of the rugged shore. Seals and sea lions haul out on rocky outcroppings, resting before they disappear in the water to search for food. Whatever you do—wilderness trekking, skiffing, or paddling—your expedition team guides the way. (BLD)

DAY 3 Haines

The center of adventure. Tucked beneath snowcapped peaks, Haines has it all. Hiking, biking, rafting, and history. One thing’s for sure—the trails are irresistible. Go easy, or feel the burn—whatever your speed, the views reward in spades. Your expedition team shares the city’s captivating history. A trading outlet for Chilkat Tlingit, they called it “Dtehshuh”— the end of the trail. European explorers, the Klondike gold rush, a U.S. Army outpost—influences still apparent today. What holds your interest? Follow your curiosity on a self-led tour. (BLD)

DAY 4 Glacier Bay National Park

This crown jewel of America’s national parks covers 3.3 million acres (that’s a tad smaller than the state of Connecticut). Let that sink in. Most visitors see the same sliver of the park as everyone else. Not you. You’re going the furthest and exploring parts that 99% of visitors never go to. And you have two days to do it. Get started! Taylor Bay sea stacks and rocky shores make for good adventure. Or hike the outwash field of glaciers winding down the Fairweather Mountain Range. The cool breeze off the nearby snow and icefields is energizing. If you motor over to Dundas Bay, keep your eye out for bears, humpbacks, and if you’re lucky, a wolf sighting. Kayak the bay. Bushwhack into the forest. Discover Glacier Bay outback. (BLD)

DAY 5 Glacier Bay National Park

Your camera’s memory card needs plenty of room. A National Park ranger comes aboard joining your adventures in Glacier Bay. South Marble Island is abuzz with activity. Rare sea birds, black oystercatchers, and orange-beaked tufted puffins can’t be missed. A colony of raucous sea lions adds to the hubbub. They add a distinct aroma to the air, too. Tucking into silent Tidal Inlet—the stomping grounds for bears, wolves, mountain goats, eagles—the backdrop is spectacular. At the end of the western-most arm of the bay sits Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers. And possible views of glacial calving. Take it all in on deck and bid adieu to your ranger. (BLD)

DAY 6 Captain’s Choice

Just what you need, morning stretches on deck with your guide. Warm those hard-at-play muscles. You know firsthand—conditions in Southeast change one inlet to the next. Your captain is at the helm and picks just the right spot. Wherever you head, the adventures are as big as the water is deep! So many hidden pockets in the Tongass National Forest. Give your paddle board skills a glide. Watch for big-eyed harbor seals from a kayak. Bushwhack into the forest of giants. Your guides know the area’s history and keep it lively. (BLD)

DAY 7 Chatham Strait

Find a perch on the bridge with your captain, or with your guides on the bow, and watch for whales and other creatures before tucking into Port Frederick or another inlet in the Tongass National Forest. Any spot’s a good one to pull over and stretch your legs. Hike, paddle, or skiff your way through this remote corner with bears on the shoreline, seals bobbing on the surface, and welcoming boughs of moss in the trees. It’s all yours to explore. Back on the boat, make a beeline straight for the hot tub. (BLD)

DAY 8 Juneau – Disembarkation

Linger over breakfast this morning cruising into Juneau. Wish your crew andnew friends goodbye. Then it’s off to the airport or begin your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour. (B)

Please Note:

Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Wilderness Explorer

Length 186 feet
Built/Renovated 1976/2012

The 76-guest Wilderness Explorer is equipped for action, adventure, and exploration. As with our other expedition vessels, its interior complements the outside and public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. The vessel offers a main lounge featuring a Douglas fir bar top, dining room, and ample space on deck for taking in the great outdoors.

Three accessible decks are fully equipped for comfort and action. Guests enjoy over-the-top views from the bow or from under-the-stars in the hot tub; on-deck sauna and fitness equipment; and the EZ Dock launch platform makes getting in the water a cinch, even for a novice. Onboard are kayaks; stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; and a hydrophone for listening below-surface.

The three cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Explorer:  Trailblazer; Pathfinder; and Explorer provide single and double accommodation. Common to all Wilderness Explorer cabins are:  Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station.

Cabin layout for Wilderness Explorer

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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