Northern Passages and Glacier Bay

Northern Passages and Glacier Bay

8 Days/7 Nights Juneau to Sitka or vice versa

Price fromUSD$3,595

• Glacier Bay National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site • Whale watching in Icy Strait • Explorations along Peril Strait and Sergius Narrows • Park ranger joins you on board in Glacier Bay National Park • Observe a bird colony and sea lion haulout at South Marble Island • Hike the forested shores of Chichagof and Baranof Islands • Discover the intertidal zones of Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in glacial fjords • Captain's Choice exploration of "not in the guidebook" places

Discover miles and miles and miles of coastline - in a land where everything is great. Exploration along these passages is no folly, and uncovering your awe for Alaska is almost better than finding gold.

Adventure Cruising Expect days of play and relaxation - wildlife in its natural habitat; genuine exchanges with locals; wilderness hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, or snorkeling; exploration by expedition vessel or boutique yacht, and even by skiff. Rain or shine!

Your ships Wilderness Discoverer Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the decor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests. Three public decks are easily accessible"”the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.

Wilderness Explorer To complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge. The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

Northern Passages and Glacier Bay map

Day 1: Juneau, Alaska - Embarkation Welcome aboard! Meet the crew, settle in, and relax with your shipmates. Within minutes you'll be cruising the scenic channels of the Inside Passage.

Day 2: Captain's Choice Plying the remote waterways of Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait, your captain sets the course for adventure! Wake up at anchor and kick off your morn with on-deck yoga stretches. Then slip into a kayak or step onto a paddle board and glide along rocky outcroppings with your guides. While you keep watch for playful harbor seals in these protected waters, bald eagles will likely monitor your improving paddling skills from the treetops.

Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park One of America's crown jewel national parks is yours to explore"”Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. A National Park Ranger joins you to uncover coves and corners of the bay that most visitors miss. Linger near South Marble Island to spot the many species of rare sea birds that call this area home. Keep your eyes on the water and the island for brightly-colored puffins and Black Oystercatchers. With much to see all around you, you'll find sea lions, mountain goats, bears, eagles, and spectacular scenic backdrops. Tidewater glaciers sweep like rivers of ice down massive mountain valleys, terminating before you in the waters of Glacier Bay.

Day 4: Icy Strait Set your course for some of the most remote waters in Southeast Alaska. Join the captain on the bridge or the expedition team out on deck in search of whales and marine mammals. Camera in hand, begin your land and sea exploration of these wilderness reaches. Ride the skiffs for a closer inspection of the wild coastline with eyes set on the shore for possible bear sightings.

Day 5: Chichagof Island > Peril Strait Meander along the coast of Chichagof Island. In the UnCruise expedition spirit, marvel at the unbelievable scenery as your crew expertly guides you through glacier-carved fjords. Anchor in remote coves for an opportunity to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Explore the shoreline on an intertidal walk or forest hike with your guides. And, wend along Peril Strait"”a twisting channel known for dramatic currents, Peril Strait runs 50 miles from Chatham Strait to Salisbury Sound.

Day 6: Sergius Narrows > Neva Strait Opening at Hoonah Sound, the aptly named Sergius Narrows"”squeezing to only 300 feet wide in one spot and a shallow 24 feet deep"”is a great place to watch the shoreline for bears, the waters for otters and whales, and skyward for eagles. The rugged rock fingers of the narrows winds into scenic Neva Strait. This evening, toast another day of amazing adventure with a frosty microbrew or hot toddy.

Day 7: Krestof > Nakwasina Sounds There aren't many straight lines along Baranof Island, but along its western side lay hundreds of remote, uninhabited islands, and endless opportunities for dropping anchor and adventure. With many secluded coves and islands to choose from, discover the region's intertidal zones, or from your skiff or kayak, watch for whales and sea lions. Gear up for a guided hike with your expedition team for a new perspective of the vast Tongass National Forest. After an active day, toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner and a "photo journal" of your trip presented by your expedition team

Day 8: Sitka - Disembark Gather for breakfast this morning as you cruise into Russian-influenced Sitka for disembarkation. Transfer to the airport.

Reverse Itinerary

Day 1: Sitka - Embark Welcome aboard! Meet the crew, settle in, and relax with your shipmates. Within minutes you'll be cruising the scenic channels of the Inside Passage.

Day 2: Krestof > Nakwasina Sounds There aren't many straight lines along Baranof Island, but along its western side lay hundreds of remote, uninhabited islands, and endless opportunities for dropping anchor and adventure. With many secluded coves and islands to choose from, discover the region's intertidal zones, or from your skiff or kayak, watch for whales and sea lions. Gear up for a guided hike with your expedition team for a new perspective of the vast Tongass National Forest.

Day 3: Neva Strait > Sergius Narrows Scenic Neva Strait winds into the rugged rock fingers of Sergius Narrows. Opening at Hoonah Sound, the aptly named Segius Narrows"”squeezing to only 300 feet wide in one spot and a shallow 24 feet deep"”is a great place to watch the shoreline for bears, the waters for otters and whales, and skyward for eagles. This evening, toast another day of amazing adventure with a frosty microbrew or hot toddy.

Day 4: Peril Strait > Chicahagof Island Wend along Peril Strait"”a twisting channel known for dramatic currents, Peril Strait runs 50 miles from Salisbury Sound to Chatham Strait. Meander along the coast of Chichagof Island. In the UnCruise expedition spirit, marvel at the unbelievable scenery as your crew expertly guides you through glacier-carved fjords. Anchor in remote coves for an opportunity to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Explore the shoreline on an intertidal walk or forest hike with your guides.

Day 5: Icy Strait Set your course for some of the most remote waters in Southeast Alaska. Join the captain on the bridge or the expedition team out on deck in search of whales and marine mammals. Camera in hand, begin your land and sea exploration of these wilderness reaches. Ride the skiffs for a closer inspection of the wild coastline with eyes set on the shore for possible bear sightings.

Day 6: Glacier Bay National Park One of America's crown jewel national parks is yours to explore"”Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. A National Park Ranger joins you to uncover coves and corners of the bay that most visitors miss. Linger near South Marble Island to spot the many species of rare sea birds that call this area home. Keep your eyes on the water and the island for brightly-colored puffins and Black Oystercatchers. With much to see all around you, you'll find sea lions, mountain goats, bears, eagles, and spectacular scenic backdrops. Tidewater glaciers sweep like rivers of ice down massive mountain valleys, terminating before you in the waters of Glacier Bay

Day 7: Captain's Choice Plying the remote waterways of Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait, your captain sets the course for adventure! Wake up at anchor and kick off your morn with on-deck yoga stretches. Then slip into a kayak or step onto a paddle board and glide along rocky outcroppings with your guides. While you keep watch for playful harbor seals in these protected waters, bald eagles will likely monitor your improving paddling skills from the treetops. After an adventurous day, toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner and a "photo journal" of your trip presented by your expedition team

Day 8: Juneau - Disembark Gather for breakfast this morning as you cruise into Juneau for disembarkation. Transfer to the airport.

Due to the nature of our explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

• Exclusive activities and shore excursions, presentations • Entry fees to national parks, preserves, and monuments • Narration and expertise from expedition and heritage guides. • Meet, greet services, transfers and baggage handling (between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days) • Onboard meals • Spirits, wine and microbrews • Non-alcoholic beverages • Wellness amenities: hot tub, fitness equipment, and yoga mats

Pricing (per person) $USD

Type TWIN

2017 Departures

Wilderness Discoverer

May 27

Jun 3

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Jun 24

Jul 1, 22, 29

Aug 19

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Aug 26

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Explorer

Apr 22, 29

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

May 20, 27

Jun 17, 24

Jul 15, 22

Aug 12, 19

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

Sep 9, 16

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

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-

-

$3,595

$4,395

$4,795

$6,595

$250

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-

-

$3,995

$4,795

$5,195

$6,995

$250

-

$3,595

$4,395

$4,795

$6,595

$250

-

-

$4,195

$4,595

$5,795

$250

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-

-

-

$4,795

$5,195

$6,395

$250

-

$3,595

$3,995

$5,195

$250

Departs


2017 Juneau to Sitka Wilderness Discoverer May 27
Jun (3), 24
Jul (1) (H), 22, (29)
Aug 19, (26)

Wilderness Explorer
Apr 22(W), (29) (W)
May 20, (27)
Jun 17, (24)
Jul 15, (22)
Aug 12, (19)
Sep 9, (16)

Brackets denotes itinerary available in reverse.

Theme Departures
H = Holiday Theme
W = Wellness Departure (22 Apr - Fitness and Yoga) (29 Apr - Spa and Fitness)
In the world's greatest spa - courtesy of Mother Nature - travel with purpose and well-being. With your wellness host, take a journey of serenity and renewal in a stunning landscape)

Booking conditions

Prices are per person in US Dollars, double/twin occupancy. Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for single, triple cabin prices. Please contact World Journeys for the updated US exchange rate.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Port taxes, fees • Gratuities to your vessel cruise • Airfare to and from your home city • Optional travel insurance

Gratuity

• Our recommendations for gratuities is USD 25.00 to USD 35.00 per person per day.