Yachters' Alaskan Frontier

Yachters' Alaskan Frontier

8 Days/7 Nights Roundtrip Juneau

Price fromUSD$7,595

Alaska is sure to have a lasting impact on this expedition. Capture the blue, green, and white hues of this massive landscape in your memory and in photos. Spend your days whale watching in Frederick Sound and in Icy Strait, being mesmerised by Dawes Glacier and iceberg-rich Endicott Arm and experiencing the cathedral-walled Fords Terror.

Be as active as you like and kayak and hike in the remote Port Houghton or Windham Bay, explore rugged shores by skiff and enjoy towering waterfalls and a day of play on Baranof Island. Your interpretive guide will take you through the immense Tongass National Forest with your Interpretive Guide. A highlight will be watching for wildlife at Chichagof Island which has the largest Brown bear population in the world.

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 ship Safari Quest Unwind into adventure aboard our 22-guest boutique yacht. Four decks offer invigorating spaces to get away from it all and take in up-close views of surrounding wilderness. Recap the day's activities, relax, or watch a movie on the wide screen TV in the comfortable and sophisticated salon. The yacht also features a fully stocked bar and a library with large view windows for reading or discussing marine life with fellow guests.

Yachters' Alaskan Frontier map

Day 1: Juneau Embarkation Captain and crew welcome you and your fellow adventurers aboard. Pushing off from the dock, your week of exploration begins as you sail through Stephens Passage!

Day 2: Icy Strait The western-most point of your journey, Icy Strait is a favored summer stopping point for whales. Watch for tell-tale spray from the bow or join your captain on the bridge for an eagle-eye view. Cruise toward Cross Sound and get up-close to the rugged coast by skiff, keeping a lookout for hidden treasures, including rambunctious Steller sea lions.

Day 3: Chichagof Island Wildlife searches top your list today. Chichagof's waterfall-lined coast is home to harbor seals, whales, and porpoises, and deep in the forest, bears. Settle in to one of the island's "not in the guidebook" quiet coves for a chance to head ashore for an exploratory hike or slip into the water for another paddle in the heart of this wild archipelago.

Day 4: Baranof Island The eighth largest island in Alaska, Baranof boasts towering waterfalls along its sheer granite walls. Eagles soar off thermals above and sea otters play in the water below. A guided hike through temperate rainforest uncovers the flora and fauna of an intricate ecosystem. Or go for the water on a skiff, paddle board, or kayak. It's a full day of adventure!

Day 5: Frederick Sound Frederick Sound is a playground for whales, harbor seals, sea lions - and for you too! And the odds are high there'll be humpbacks feeding and spouting in the waters of the sound. Located in southeast Alaska's Alexander Archipelago and surrounded by emerald forests and a backdrop of the looming Coast Mountains, you may even have an opportunity to gear up for an adventurous bushwhack or a guided walk among tide pools.

Day 6: Port Houghton or Windham Bay This forested bay looks nearly the same today as it did for hearty frontier folk a century ago. Lucky for you, you won't have to battle as rough of extremes - choose to witness this wilderness fjord by skiff or go by foot hiking along a coastal river. Investigate hidden nooks and crannies along the rugged shore by kayak and paddleboard watching for big wildlife and plentiful shorebirds. At the end of this big day of adventure, enjoy a refreshing beverage with your fellow shipmates in the lounge. It's a tough life!

Day 7: Endicott Arm > Fords Terror It's a landscape that lives up to Alaska's nickname, The Great Land - peaks that fill the horizon, a glittering blue river of ice, and the booming crack of "white thunder" as ice calves from the face of Dawes Glacier. Take to the skiffs to explore this astounding fjord. Keep watch for local residents - mountain goats, arctic terns, and seals in repose on the glacier's "bergy bits." And if tides and conditions allow, navigate through the cathedral-walls of Fords Terror. After dinner this evening, your expedition team treats you to a special photo presentation of your unforgettable week.

Day 8: Juneau - Disembarkation Savour a last sumptuous breakfast before wishing your travel companions safe travels. You'll be transferred to the Juneau airport.

• Exclusive activities, shore excursions and 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

Safari Quest

Jun 6, 16, 23, 30

Jul 7, 14, 21, 28

Aug 4, 11

Mariner

Commander

Captain

Mandatory Port Fees

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$7,595

$9,095

$9,895

$250

Departs

2017 Jun 9, 16, 23, 30 (June 30 is a special holiday themed departure.)
Jul 7, 14, 21 28
Aug 4, 11

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 USD 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 to USD $35 per person per day.