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Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise (Wilderness Adventurer)

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.
21 July, 2018 to 28 July, 2018 Make a booking request for Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise (Wilderness Adventurer), departing on 21 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.

Navigator Stateroom £ 3499 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
200 - 208, 210. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
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Trailblazer Stateroom £ 4154 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
301 - 302, 307 - 320. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
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Pathfinder Stateroom £ 4462 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
303 - 306. Outside entry, double bed, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
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Single £ 5251 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
28 July, 2018 to 04 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise (Wilderness Adventurer), departing on 28 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.

Navigator Stateroom £ 3499 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
200 - 208, 210. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Stateroom £ 4154 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
301 - 302, 307 - 320. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Stateroom £ 4462 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
303 - 306. Outside entry, double bed, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Single £ 5251 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
04 August, 2018 to 11 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise (Wilderness Adventurer), departing on 04 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.

Navigator Stateroom £ 3499 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
200 - 208, 210. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Stateroom £ 4154 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
301 - 302, 307 - 320. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Stateroom £ 4462 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
303 - 306. Outside entry, double bed, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Single £ 5251 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
11 August, 2018 to 18 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise (Wilderness Adventurer), departing on 11 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.

Navigator Stateroom £ 3499 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
200 - 208, 210. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Stateroom £ 4154 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
301 - 302, 307 - 320. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Stateroom £ 4462 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
303 - 306. Outside entry, double bed, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Single £ 5251 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
13 July, 2019 to 20 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise (Wilderness Adventurer), departing on 13 July, 2019

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 Stateroom £ 3849 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
200 - 208, 210. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Stateroom £ 4465 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
301 - 302, 307 - 320. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Stateroom £ 4809 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
303 - 306. Outside entry, double bed, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
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Single £ 5775 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
20 July, 2019 to 27 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise (Wilderness Adventurer), departing on 20 July, 2019

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 Stateroom £ 3849 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
200 - 208, 210. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Stateroom £ 4465 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
301 - 302, 307 - 320. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Stateroom £ 4809 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
303 - 306. Outside entry, double bed, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Single £ 5775 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
27 July, 2019 to 03 August, 2019 Make a booking request for Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise (Wilderness Adventurer), departing on 27 July, 2019

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 Stateroom £ 3849 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
200 - 208, 210. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Stateroom £ 4465 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
301 - 302, 307 - 320. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Stateroom £ 4809 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
303 - 306. Outside entry, double bed, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Single £ 5775 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
03 August, 2019 to 10 August, 2019 Make a booking request for Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise (Wilderness Adventurer), departing on 03 August, 2019

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 Stateroom £ 3849 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
200 - 208, 210. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Stateroom £ 4465 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
301 - 302, 307 - 320. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Stateroom £ 4809 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
303 - 306. Outside entry, double bed, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Single £ 5775 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
10 August, 2019 to 17 August, 2019 Make a booking request for Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise (Wilderness Adventurer), departing on 10 August, 2019

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 Stateroom £ 3849 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
200 - 208, 210. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Trailblazer Stateroom £ 4465 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
301 - 302, 307 - 320. Queen or twin beds, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Pathfinder Stateroom £ 4809 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)
303 - 306. Outside entry, double bed, private bath with shower. Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).
view cabin photo
Single £ 5775 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees 375 USD pp)

Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise (Wilderness Adventurer) itinerary:

show reverse itinerary
DAY 1 Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation
Hello, Juneau! It’s off to the hospitality area you go. Up the gangplank, your crew meets you with a hearty welcome. The adventure begins, sailing west toward Icy Strait.
DAY 2 Glacier Bay National Park
Glacier Bay has a wow-worthy list of titles—National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve. At 3.3 million acres, add Endless Adventure Playground to the list. Head for the Glacier Bay outback. These are places most visitors never see. Dundas and Taylor Bays are in the southernmost reaches of the park. It’s less windswept tucked into a bay, but no less wild. Kayak around sea stacks. Or comb for critters if the tide is right. In far reaches, share the beach with sharp-eyed eagles and bears. Skiff deep in Dundas and make for the hills. A bushwack into the forest gets your heart pumping. Paddle through kelp in Taylor Bay. Backstroking sea otters hardly bat an eye at your boat. Your bartender has an Old Fashioned ready. Perfect timing too. It’s happy hour and time to swap stories of this big day with your shipmates.
DAY 3 Glacier Bay National Park
An early morning pick-up. A National Park ranger comes aboard to share expert insight. Plus off-the-map places in bay that most visitors pass by. 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. Cruise to the far end of Tarr Inlet where Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers calve into the water. Backed by knife-edged peaks, pull into narrow Tidal Inlet. Bears like to forage along this shoreline. 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
Chatham Strait stretches for 150 miles in the Tongass National Forest. Options aplenty, 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. Stick to the water 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
Salmon streams dot the coastline—where there’s salmon, there are bears. Kuiu Island is home to one of the world’s densest populations of black bears. Scope the intertidal zones of Saginaw Bay for them from a kayak or skiff. Eagles fish here too, their white noggins give away their perches. Kayak along the Keku Islands or take the pace down a notch checking out tide pools and abundant life in the intertidal zones. It’s remote, and remarkable.
DAY 6 Frederick Sound
Humpbacks beeline it here each season to feast in the krill-rich waters. After your breakfast, look for whales eating theirs. Chances are high they will be—time to hang 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. When a bear takes notice, they generally scram. But carrot-billed black oystercatchers give you a talking-to. Tonight, toast another big day in Alaska.
DAY 7 Endicott Arm / Dawes Glacier
Snow covered mountains. Glacier-carved valleys. White thunder of calving ice. It’s an impressive Wilderness Area. Skiffing up Endicott Arm, harbor seals pups laze around on icebergs. If the tides are right, slip into Fords Terror. The fjord’s steep walls are streaked with waterfalls. Choked with ice, at the end of the arm, meet Dawes Glacier. Blue ice marches down from the Coast Mountains. With a sharp crack, a calving slice makes a mega-splash. Tonight, celebrate with a festive Farewell Dinner and “photo journal” from you 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.
Please Note:
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise (Wilderness Adventurer) 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 *
Mmmm, fresh baked pastries over one last breakfast. Your crew and new friends wish heartfelt goodbyes. This morning, transfer to the Juneau airport.
DAY 7 Endicott Arm / Dawes Glacier *
Snow covered mountains. Glacier-carved valleys. White thunder of calving ice. It’s an impressive Wilderness Area. Skiffing up Endicott Arm, harbor seals pups laze around on icebergs. If the tides are right, slip into Fords Terror. The fjord’s steep walls are streaked with waterfalls. Choked with ice, at the end of the arm, meet Dawes Glacier. Blue ice marches down from the Coast Mountains. With a sharp crack, a calving slice makes a mega-splash. Tonight, celebrate with a festive Farewell Dinner and “photo journal” from you expedition team.
DAY 6 Frederick Sound *
Humpbacks beeline it here each season to feast in the krill-rich waters. After your breakfast, look for whales eating theirs. Chances are high they will be—time to hang 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. When a bear takes notice, they generally scram. But carrot-billed black oystercatchers give you a talking-to. Tonight, toast another big day in Alaska.
DAY 5 Kuiu Island *
Salmon streams dot the coastline—where there’s salmon, there are bears. Kuiu Island is home to one of the world’s densest populations of black bears. Scope the intertidal zones of Saginaw Bay for them from a kayak or skiff. Eagles fish here too, their white noggins give away their perches. Kayak along the Keku Islands or take the pace down a notch checking out tide pools and abundant life in the intertidal zones. It’s remote, and remarkable.
DAY 4 Chatham Strait *
Chatham Strait stretches for 150 miles in the Tongass National Forest. Options aplenty, 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. Stick to the water 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 3 Glacier Bay National Park *
An early morning pick-up. A National Park ranger comes aboard to share expert insight. Plus off-the-map places in bay that most visitors pass by. 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. Cruise to the far end of Tarr Inlet where Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers calve into the water. Backed by knife-edged peaks, pull into narrow Tidal Inlet. Bears like to forage along this shoreline. 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 2 Glacier Bay National Park *
Glacier Bay has a wow-worthy list of titles—National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve. At 3.3 million acres, add Endless Adventure Playground to the list. Head for the Glacier Bay outback. These are places most visitors never see. Dundas and Taylor Bays are in the southernmost reaches of the park. It’s less windswept tucked into a bay, but no less wild. Kayak around sea stacks. Or comb for critters if the tide is right. In far reaches, share the beach with sharp-eyed eagles and bears. Skiff deep in Dundas and make for the hills. A bushwack into the forest gets your heart pumping. Paddle through kelp in Taylor Bay. Backstroking sea otters hardly bat an eye at your boat. Your bartender has an Old Fashioned ready. Perfect timing too. It’s happy hour and time to swap stories of this big day with your shipmates.
DAY 1 Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation *
Hello, Juneau! It’s off to the hospitality area you go. Up the gangplank, your crew meets you with a hearty welcome. The adventure begins, sailing west toward Icy Strait.
* = Indicative
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Wilderness Adventurer, the ship servicing Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise (Wilderness Adventurer)

Wilderness Adventurer

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 160 feet

Pasenger Capacity: 60 guests

Built: 1984, renovated in 2011

Refurbished in early 2011, the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer is the ultimate platform to deliver an Un-Cruise Adventure—aboard the ship and in the water. The interior complements the outside and both public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. Enjoy socializing in the main lounge, which evokes the style of a National Park Lodge or neighborhood pub and relaxing on deck or keeping watch for wildlife.

Three accessible decks are fully equipped for comfort and action. The sun deck has an on-deck hot tub, sauna and fitness equipment; the observation deck allows for over-the-top viewing from the bow; and the EZ Dock launch platform on the main deck makes getting in the water a cinch. Onboard are kayaks; stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; hydrophone for listening to below-surface sounds; and a bow-mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to your cabin TV.

The three cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Adventurer:  Navigator; Trailblazer; and Pathfinder accommodate singles and doubles.

Common to all Wilderness Adventurer cabins are:  Memory foam mattresses; Flat-screen TV/DVD; and iPod docking station. All staterooms come with a view window (no portholes).

 

 

Cabin layout for Wilderness Adventurer
• TWO days in Glacier Bay National Park

• Wilderness exploration in the Tongass National Forest and Glacier Bay outback

• Margerie and Grand Pacific Glacier visits with a park ranger aboard

• Dawes Glacier and Fords Terror by skiff

• Orca and 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 and tide pool discoveries
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