Northern Passages and Glacier Bay

Northern Passages and Glacier Bay

8 Days / 7 Nights Juneau to Sitka or vice versa

Price fromUSD$2,945

• View Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers • Park ranger joins you on board in Glacier Bay National Park • Whale watching in Icy Strait and Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait • Wildlife searches"”bears, sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, Dall's porpoises • Birds and wildlife at South Marble Island"”birding and sea lion haulout • Beachcomb intertidal zones, hike, and bushwhack in the Tongass National Forest • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in glacial fjords

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.

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

Pricing (per person) $USD

Type TWIN

2018 Departures

Wilderness Explorer

Apr 21, 28

May 19, 26

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

Jun 16, 23

Jul 14, 21

Aug 11, 18

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

Sep 8, 15

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

Sep 22, 29

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

Wilderness Discoverer

Jun 9, 16

Jul 7, 14

Aug 4, 11

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fee

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-

-

$3,545

$4,345

$4,745

$5,995

$250

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-

-

$4,145

$4,945

$5,395

$6,595

$250

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$3,545

$4,345

$4,745

$5,995

$250

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$2,945

$3,745

$4,145

$5,395

$250

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$4,145

$4,945

$5,395

$7,245

$250

Departs

2018 Juneau to Sitka or vice versa Wilderness Explorer Apr 21, 28(R)
May 19, 26(R)
Jun 16, 23(R)
Jul 14, 21(R)
Aug 11, 18(R)
Sep 8, 15(R), 22, 29(R) Wilderness Discoverer Jun 9, 16(R)
Jul, 7, 14(R)
Aug 4, 11(R)

(R) = Denotes Itinerary available in reverse (Sitka to Juneau)

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. • Charges apply for snorkelling gear (pay direct)

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

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

Book by December 15 and save $400 USD per couple

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Offers are per couple, valid on NEW reservations booked by 15 December 2017 for travel on select departures. Offers are only combinable with past guest Loyalty savings, Refer-A-Friend, and Family Discoveries Savings, and are not combinable with other promotional offers. Restrictions apply. No cash value.

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