Ultra Adventure

Ultra Adventure

22 Days/21 Nights Juneau to Sitka or vice versa

Price fromUSD$10,045

• Whale watching in Frederick Sound and Icy Strait • Glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park, Endicott Arm, and Tracy Arm Wilderness • Park ranger joins you in Glacier Bay National Park and El Capitan Cave hike • Birding and sea lion viewing at South Marble Island • Wilderness hikes on Chichagof and Baranof Islands • Kayak and paddle board in Chatham Strait, Stephens Passage, and Tongass National Forest • Private cultural visit at Kake Tlingit village • Wrangell's Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House • Skiff exploration in Misty Fjords National Monument • Discover the intertidal zones of Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds • Wildlife viewing at The Brothers Islands, in Behm Canal, and Peril Strait • Transit winding Wrangell Narrows

Embrace the ultra Southeast Alaska expedition by combining all the wildlife, wonder, wildness, and adventure of the Eastern and Western Coves with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

Ultra Adventure map

Day 1: Juneau - Embark Welcome aboard! Meet your crew and get acquainted as we set sail into 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. Later today, move into Frederick Sound-summer feeding ground for the northern hemisphere's largest concentration of humpback whales. Keep watch for humpbacks, orca, and Steller sea lions.

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, 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 trek 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, mink, moose, river otters, 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 toast and reminisce about your first week in Alaska over a sumptuous dinner.

Day 8: Ketchikan Alaska's southernmost city and "salmon capital of the world" also claims fame to having the world's largest collection of standing totem poles. While others end their adventure and new guests join later in the day, you will spend the day ashore. Enjoy lunch in town on us and explore the notorious Creek Street, once a red-light district. A complimentary laundry service is provided today. Later, keep watch for eagles as you embark and cruise through the Tongass Narrows out of Ketchikan.

Day 9: Tongass National Forest Aha"”wake in a remote cove surrounded by breathtaking Tongass National Forest"”the largest national forest in the US. Joined by your expedition team, it's a water ops morning. Spend it paddling a kayak, paddle boarding, or exploring by skiff. Then settle in as you cruise the northern tip of Prince of Wales Island, nestled right in the heart of the Tongass.

Day 10: El Capitan Caves > Prince of Wales Island Take a walk on the wild side winding through high forest on an old logging trail, and find your way to El Capitan Cave, the largest known cave in Alaska and one of the largest mapped caves in the Americas. Learn from Forest Service Rangers about karst and the geologic forces that created this intricate cave system. Locals"”bears, harbor seals and humpbacks, deer, eagles, humans too"”enjoy the calm and serenity of the island. Take it all in, and chances are, you will too.

Day 11: Chatham Strait It's Captain's Choice today as you explore the intricate passages and shores along Chatham Strait's Kuiu or Baranof Islands. Join your expedition team on (or in!) the water. Conditions permitting, take to the water by kayak, skiff, or snorkel. Snorkeling* is optional, but hidden beneath the surface lies a magical array of sea life only seen from below. Take a deep breath and go for it! Today's discoveries will be within some of the most untouched wilderness of the Tongass National Forest.

Day 12: Frederick Sound > Kake Lush forest, spectacular views, play time, and wildlife"”they are all in abundance in Frederick Sound. Keep watch along the coastline for birds, wolves, and black bears. With many secluded coves to choose from, you may discover the intertidal zones of Saginaw Bay or the Keku Islands, or perhaps another hidden gem to explore by skiff or kayak. On the northern tip of Kupreanof Island, learn about rich heritage of Tlingit culture on a private tour of Kake village. Uncover the legends in their totems and get a front seat view of carving and dance demonstrations.

Day 13: The Brothers Islands > Stephens Passage There'll be plenty of wildlife viewing today. The Brothers, a pair of tiny, rocky islands at the confluence of Stephens Passage and Frederick Sound, are home to some of Alaska's most abundant wildlife, including a haulout for Stellar sea lions. The area is also the summer feeding ground for the largest concentration of humpback whales in the northern hemisphere. Keep watch for orca, humpbacks, and porpoise.

Day 14: Tracy Arm Wilderness At the end of Tracy Arm, a winding fjord with sheer granite walls, hundreds of cascading waterfalls, and some of the largest icebergs in all of Alaska, sits the twin Sawyer Glaciers-Sawyer and South Sawyer. The fjord is home to brown and black bears, deer, mountain goats, harbor seals, and birds such as arctic terns and pigeon guillemots.

Day 15: Juneau Spend the day leisurely exploring downtown Juneau and enjoy lunch in town on us. Later this afternoon, re-board and get acquainted with your new travel companions as you cruise toward Glacier Bay National Park for your next day's adventure!

Day 16: 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 17: Glacier Bay National Park Continue your exclusive wilderness exploration in Glacier Bay National Park. Paddle a kayak and be awed at the face of a massive glacier. Go on a boot-sucking trek through sandbars and rainforest. And ride a skiff along shore for an up-close exploration of Glacier Bay. You'll find sea lions, mountain goats, sea otters, bears, moose, eagles, and spectacular scenic backdrops.

Day 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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 21: 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 22: 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 cruise 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 and the shores Krestof Sound and Nakwasina Sound 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 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 > Chichagof Island Wend along Peril Strait"”a twisting channel known for dramatic currents, Peril Strait runs 50 miles from Chatham Strait to Salisbury Sound. 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.

Day 8: Juneau Spend the day leisurely exploring downtown Juneau and enjoy lunch in town on us. A complimentary laundry service is also provided today. Embark this afternoon, and keep watch for eagles as we cruise into Endicott Arm.

Day 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 trek on the Cleveland Peninsula.

Day 14: 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, mink, moose, river otters, 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 toast and reminisce about your Alaskan journey thus far over a sumptuous dinner.

Day 15: Ketchikan Alaska's southernmost city and "salmon capital of the world" also claims fame to having the world's largest collection of standing totem poles. While others end their adventure and new guests join later in the day, you will spend the day ashore. Enjoy lunch in town on us and explore notorious Creek Street, once a red-light district. A complimentary laundry service is provided today. Later, keep watch for eagles as you embark and cruise through the Tongass Narrows out of Ketchikan

Day 16: Tongass National Forest Aha"”wake in a remote cove surrounded by breathtaking Tongass National Forest"”the largest national forest in the US. Joined by your expedition team, it's a water ops morning. Spend it paddling a kayak, paddle boarding, or exploring by skiff. Then settle in as you cruise the northern tip of Prince of Wales Island, nestled right in the heart of the Tongass.

Day 17: El Capitan Caves > Prince of Wales Island Take a walk on the wild side winding through high forest on an old logging trail, and find your way to El Capitan Cave, the largest known cave in Alaska and one of the largest mapped caves in the Americas. Learn from Forest Service Rangers about karst and the geologic forces that created this intricate cave system. Locals"”bears, harbor seals and humpbacks, deer, eagles, humans too"”enjoy the calm and serenity of the island. Take it all in, and chances are, you will too.

Day 18: Chatham Strait It's Captain's Choice today as you explore the intricate passages and shores along Chatham Strait's Kuiu or Baranof Islands. Join your expedition team on (or in!) the water. Conditions permitting, take to the water by kayak, skiff, or snorkel. Snorkeling* is optional, but hidden beneath the surface lies a magical array of sea life only seen from below. Take a deep breath and go for it! Today's discoveries will be within some of the most untouched wilderness of the Tongass National Forest.

Day 19: Frederick Sound > Kake Lush forest, spectacular views, play time, and wildlife"”they are all in abundance in Frederick Sound. Keep watch along the coastline for birds, wolves, and black bears. With many secluded coves to choose from, you may discover the intertidal zones of Saginaw Bay or the Keku Islands, or perhaps another hidden gem to explore by skiff or kayak. On the northern tip of Kupreanof Island, learn about rich heritage of Tlingit culture on a private tour of Kake village. Uncover the legends in their totems and get a front seat view of carving and dance demonstrations.

Day 20: The Brothers Islands > Stephens Passage There'll be plenty of wildlife viewing today. The Brothers, a pair of tiny, rocky islands at the confluence of Stephens Passage and Frederick Sound, are home to some of Alaska's most abundant wildlife, including a haulout for Stellar sea lions. The area is also the summer feeding ground for the largest concentration of humpback whales in the northern hemisphere. Keep watch for orca, humpbacks, and porpoise.

Day 21: Tracy Arm Wilderness At the end of Tracy Arm, a winding fjord with sheer granite walls, hundreds of cascading waterfalls, and some of the largest icebergs in all of Alaska, sits the twin Sawyer Glaciers"”Sawyer and South Sawyer. The fjord is home to brown and black bears, deer, mountain goats, harbor seals, and birds such as arctic terns and pigeon guillemots/

Day 22: Juneau - Disembark Bid adieu to new-found friends over breakfast before disembarking. 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.

Your Vessels

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.

• 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

Juneau to Sitka

Wilderness Explorer

May 6

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Jun 3

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Discoverer

Jun 10

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Explorer

Jul 1

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Discoverer

Jul 8

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Explorer

Jul 29

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Discoverer

Aug 5

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Explorer

Aug 26

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Sitka to Juneau

Wilderness Explorer

May 27

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Discoverer

Jun 3

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Explorer

Jun 24

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Discoverer

Jul 1

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Explorer

Jul 22

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Discoverer

Jul 29

Navigator

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

Wilderness Explorer

Aug 19

Trailblazer

Pathfinder

Explorer

Mandatory Port Fees

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$11,895

$12,995

$16,345

$750

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$12,645

$13,745

$17,095

$750

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$10,395

$12,645

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$18,795

$750

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$12,645

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$17,095

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$10,395

$12,645

$13,745

$18,795

$750

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$12,645

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$17,095

$750

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$10,395

$12,645

$13,745

$18,795

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$11,895

$15,245

$750

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$12,645

$13,745

$17,095

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$10,045

$12,245

$13,395

$18,395

$750

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$12,645

$13,745

$17,095

$750

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$10,395

$12,645

$13,745

$18,795

$750

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$12,645

$13,745

$17,095

$750

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$10,395

$12,645

$13,745

$18,795

$750

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$11,895

$12,995

$16,345

$750

Departs

2017 Saturdays Wilderness Discoverer Jun 3, (10)
Jul 1, (8), 29
Aug (5)

Wilderness Explorer Aug 26*
May (6); Aug 19
May 27; Jun (3), 24
Jul (1), 22, (29)

brackets denotes Itineraries available in reverse.

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person 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.