Inner Reaches Eastern Coves

Inner Reaches Eastern Coves

8 Days/7 Nights Juneau to Ketchikan or vice versa

Price fromUSD$2,895

• Whale watching in Stephens Passage • Explore Misty Fjords National Monument • Dawes Glacier and the ice-rich waters of Endicott Arm • Kayak, paddle board, skiff and hike in glacial landscapes, old growth, and rainforest • Spot wildlife in Behm Canal and Tongass National Forest • Kayak and hike along remote coast of Stephens Passage • Navigate winding Wrangell Narrows and Behm Canal • Wrangell's Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House

The waterfall, tucked into a zig-zagging cleft in the rock, drums the saltwater in a never-ending rhythm. Kayaks get us close enough to feel the spray on our faces, and see ferns, mushrooms, and moss growing where water meets earth. Fjord walls reach to the sky, as big as the solitude all around.

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.

Safari Endeavour Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Safari Explorer Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Inner Reaches Eastern Coves map

Day 1: Juneau, Alaska - Embarkation Welcome aboard! Meet your crew and get acquainted as we set sail for the Endicott Arm.

Day 2: Endicott Arm > Fords Terror Snow covered mountains, glowing blues, and the white thunder of calving ice take your breath away at the face of Dawes Glacier. As you glide through Endicott Arm, you'll likely spy harbor seals and their pups lounging on "bergy bits" in the water. Tides permitting, explore the narrow passageway of Fords Terror, marvel at its towering walls, the many waterfalls that spill down them, and the high Coastal Mountains that frame the skyline.

Day 3: Stephens Passage Make the most of today!! As your captain navigates through Southeast's remote fjords, watch for whales"”humpback and orca are frequent residents of these waters. Perhaps you'll hike through an other-worldly, landscape of hanging waterfalls and every shade of green, or kayak and paddle board into the wild inner reaches of a salt chuck"”a tidal salt-water lake"”keeping a lookout for bears, heron, moose, mink, and harbor seals.

Day 4: Thomas Bay > Wrangell Narrows Step into the back country of Alaska's wilderness, in an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz. Explore glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. Adventure and natural beauty are sure to please whether you choose kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff riding, or hiking today. An abundance of bright red and green navigation lights guide you along "Christmas Tree Lane" as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows this evening.

Day 5: Wrangell Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder-Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska and the only one ever governed by four nations. Before venturing into town, local islanders join you on board for an in-depth presentation on Tlingit and Haida cultures. View recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park and step inside the famed and historically significant Chief Shakes Tribal House.

Day 6: Behm Canal Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest"”orca, porpoise, seals, black bears, mink, eagles, and otters. Paddle along the canal or venture out on an intertidal shore walk or low-elevation hike on the Cleveland Peninsula.

Day 7: Misty Fjords National Monument Affectionately called "The Yosemite of the North," Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. Glacial valleys filled with sea water, and sheer 3,000 foot cliffs are a haven for sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, and other wildlife. Glide through Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay by kayak or explore by skiff soaking in the splendor of this largely forgotten corner of the world. This evening, join the Captain in a farewell toast and reminisce about your Alaskan journey over a sumptuous dinner.

Day 8: Ketchikan - Disembark Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking the ship this morning. Transfer directly to the Ketchikan airport or your hotel.

Reverse Itinerary

Day 1: Ketchikan, Alaska - Embarkation Welcome aboard! Meet your crew and get acquainted as you set sail for Misty Fjords National Monument.

Day 2: Misty Fjords National Monument Affectionately called "The Yosemite of the North," Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. Glacial valleys filled with sea water, and sheer 3,000 foot cliffs are a haven for sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, and other wildlife. Glide through Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay by kayak or explore by skiff soaking in the splendor of this largely forgotten corner of the world.

Day 3: Behm Canal Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest-orca, porpoise, seals, sea lions, brown and black bears, mink, marten, eagles, and otters. Paddle along the canal or venture out on an intertidal shore walk or low-elevation hike on the Cleveland Peninsula.

Day 4: Wrangell Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder"”Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska and the only one ever governed by four nations. Before venturing into town, local islanders join you on board for an in-depth presentation on Tlingit and Haida cultures. View recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park and step inside the famed and historically significant Chief Shakes Tribal House.

Day 5: Wrangell Narrows > Thomas Bay An abundance of bright red and green navigation lights guide you along "Christmas Tree Lane" as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows. Step into the back country of Alaska's wilderness, in an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz. Explore glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. Adventure and natural beauty are sure to please whether you choose kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff riding, or hiking today.

Day 6: Stephens Passage Make the most of today! As your captain navigates through Southeast's remote fjords, watch for whales"”humpback and orca are frequent residents of these waters. Perhaps you'll hike through an other-worldly, landscape of hanging waterfalls and every shade of green, or kayak and paddle board into the wild inner reaches of a salt chuck"”a tidal salt-water lake"”keeping a lookout for bears, heron, moose, mink, and harbor seals.

Day 7: Endicott Arm > Fords Terror Snow covered mountains, glowing blues, and the white thunder of calving ice take your breath away at the face of Dawes Glacier. As you glide through Endicott Arm, you'll likely spy harbor seals and their pups lounging on "bergy bits" in the water. Tides permitting, explore the narrow passageway of Fords Terror, marvel at its towering walls, the many waterfalls that spill down them, and the high Coastal Mountains that frame the skyline. This evening, join the Captain in a farewell toast and reminisce about your Alaskan journey over a sumptuous dinner.

Day 8: Juneau - Disembark Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking the ship this morning. Transfer directly to the Juneau 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 Explorer

May 6

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

Safari Endeavour

May 7

Master

Commander

Captain

Admiral

Commodore Suite

Mandatory Port Fee

Safari Explorer

May 19

Master

Commander

Captain

Admiral

Commodore Suite

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Discoverer

May 20

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Explorer

Jun 3

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

Wilderness Discoverer

Jun 10

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Explorer

Jul 1

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

Wilderness Discoverer

Jul 8

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Explorer

Jul 29

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

Wilderness Discoverer

Aug 5

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Explorer

Aug 26

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

Wilderness Discoverer

Sep 2

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Safari Explorer

Sep 8

Master

Commander

Captain

Admiral

Commodore Suite

Mandatory Port Fees

Safari Endeavour

Sep 10

Master

Commander

Captain

Admiral

Commodore Suite

Mandatory Port Fee

Wilderness Explorer

Sep 23

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

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-

-

$3,995

$4,395

$5,595

$250

-

-

$4,295

$4,595

$5,095

$5,795

$8,395

$250

-

-

$5,995

$6,595

$7,195

$8,295

$9,795

$250

-

-

$3,195

$3,995

$4,395

$6,195

$250

-

-

$4,395

$4,795

$5,995

$250

-

-

$3,595

$4,395

$4,795

$6,595

$250

-

-

$4,395

$4,795

$5,995

$250

-

-

$3,595

$4,395

$4,795

$6,595

$250

-

-

$4,395

$4,795

$5,995

$250

-

-

$3,595

$4,395

$4,795

$6,595

$250

-

-

$3,995

$4,395

$5,595

$250

-

-

$3,195

$3,995

$4,395

$6,195

$250

-

-

$5,995

$6,595

$7,195

$8,295

$9,795

$250

-

-

$4,295

$4,595

$5,095

$5,795

$8,395

$250

-

-

$2,895

$3,195

$4,395

$250

Departs

2017 Juneau to Ketchikan Wilderness Discoverer May (20)
Jun 10
Jul 8
Aug 5
Sep 2

Wilderness Explorer May 6
Jun 3
Jul 1 (Holiday themed), 29
Aug 26
Sep 23

Safari Endeavour May (7) Sep 10

Safari Explorer May (19) Sep 8

Brackets denote Itinerary available in reverse.

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.