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Glacier Bay Adventure Cruise with 2 Days in Glacier Bay – Alaska Expedition

Glacier Bay Adventure Cruise with 2 Days in Glacier Bay – Alaska Expedition

From USD $4,300

Description

Two days in Glacier Bay National Park offer an up-close look at glaciers, old-growth forests, and sea life. Hike remote coastlines and take in diverse birding at South Marble Island.

Trip Name
Glacier Bay Adventure Cruise with 2 Days in Glacier Bay - Alaska Expedition
Days
8
Overview
Vessel type: Expedition Length: 176 feet Passenger Capacity: 76 guests Built: 1992, renovated 2012 Active adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor 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. The Wilderness Discoverer comes equipped for adventure with kayaks, paddle boards, skiffs, hiking poles, wet suits and snorkel equipment, and yoga mats. The EZ Dock launch platform makes getting into the water a cinch. A hydrophone transmits below-surface sounds and a bow-mounted underwater camera shows the action. For wellness and relaxation, the vessel offers two hot tubs and fitness equipment. There are four cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Discoverer: Navigator; Trailblazer; Pathfinder; and Explorer. Depending on the cabin, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated. Common to all cabins are: Air conditioning; flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station, private bath with shower; a view window (no portholes).

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1 Juneau Embarkation
Arriving in Juneau, you will be transferred from the airport to our hospitality area. After a day of exploring Alaska’s Capital City of Juneau, you'll board your small adventure ship. Your crew greets you with Champagne and smiles. Set sail for a week of scenic channels and secluded wilderness as you embark on a w. (D)
Day 2 - DAY 2 Icy Strait & Neka Bay
Kick start the morning with on-deck yoga stretches and a strong cup of coffee. Energized and snug in your kayak, glide around in remote bays off of Icy Strait through giant bullwhip kelp that can grow to over 100 feet long. Join the gang in a skiff to a rocky outcropping to watch sea lions play. Or, step into mud boots for a forest hike with your top-notch, naturalist guides who have plenty to share about everything Alaska—marine biology, plants, and even geology. Neka Bay is also known for terrific bushwhacks and enjoyable Kayak adventures. On board, soak it all in as you soak in the hot tub. (BLD)
Day 3 - DAY 3 Glacier Bay National Park
Welcome to Glacier Bay National Park. Enjoy breakfast and then step shoreside in Bartlett Cove – the park headquarters- where park rangers, interpretive sites, a trail hike, and Xunaa Shuká Hít - the Huna Tribal House – await your discovery. Less than 1% of visitors to the park get the chance to step on land in the park – and this afternoon you will have the option to bushwhack, kayak, skiff, or walk the shores of Beartrack Cove – a stunning welcome to the expansive wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park. After dinner, get out on deck for sunset and bring your cameras, the snow-capped Fairweathers are the largest mountains in Southeast Alaska and are just begging to be photographed.
Day 4 - DAY 4 Glacier Bay National Park Continued
It’s 6:00 am. You were told this was going to be an early morning, and your alarm clock is the metallic sound of ice sliding past the hull of the ship. Grab a cup of coffee (let us grab it for you) and a warm jacket; directly off the bow is either Johns Hopkins Glacier or Margerie Glacier, depending on the season and ice condition. The quiet of the morning is only interrupted by the thundering crash of the glacier as 10 story-buildings of ice crash into the sea in the soft light of sunrise. Grab a pastry and a big breakfast, today is going to be a banner day. The captain drops the anchor deftly at Lamplugh Glacier – the morning is your choice of how you want to experience the glacier. Kayaks, ridge hikes, and ice garden explorations are all at your fingertips. The afternoon is spent singularly focused on the wildlife of the park. Get your binoculars out and spot Mountain Goats at Gloomy Knob and Tufted Puffins at the birder’s paradise of South Marble Island. This is our final day in the park – take it all in.  
Day 5 - DAY 5 Chichagof Island
Enjoy the top deck for a sunrise or morning stretch. Meander through glacier-carved fjords along the Chichagof coast. Then anchor. It’s a prime time to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Camera in hand, set off on land and sea explorations. Closer inspection by skiff, moss-dripping trees run right down to the water. Any bears in there? With one of the world’s largest populations of bears, it’s possible. Go searching for giant trees and tidal pools. Hiking in the Tongass, it won’t take long to find them. Your eagle-eyed guides lead the pack—and pull up the rear. (BLD)
Day 6 - DAY 6 Keku Islands Park and Whales of Fredrick Sound
Hang out and enjoy the show. You may find yourself in 'whale soup' surrounded by feeding humpbacks swimming these abundant glacial waters. Based on wind and weather, your expedition team has the lineup of adventures all mapped out. Cruise past Five Fingers Lighthouse, Alaska’s oldest light station and The Brothers Islands, where sea lions nap on rocky nobs. Paddle into the deeps of Port Houghton or Windham Bay or head ashore for a hike. Somewhere nearby, carrot-billed black oystercatchers are saying hello. Tonight, toast another big day in Alaska. (BLD)
Day 7 - DAY 7 Tracy Arm & Sawyer Glaciers
Take an early peek out your window. Fjord cliffs reach skyward. Floating ice. And deep u-shaped valleys. There’s no abracadabra here. Mother Nature’s magic is real. Cruise past harbor seals and their pups lounging on chunks of ice. In classic fjord form, Tracy Arm delivers with the cotton candy blue Twin Sawyers glacier of its furthest reaches. Tides permitting, your skiff driver knows the ropes and guides you along. It’s a mashup of towering walls, temperamental currents, and the Coastal Mountains. So many waterfalls. Mountain goats show off fancy foot work on the cliffs, so keep your eyes open. Finish your week with Captain's dinner and post-dinner cocktials watching the week's “photo journal” by your crew. (BLD)
Day 8 - DAY 8 Juneau Disembarkation
Linger over breakfast this morning cruising into Juneau. Wish your crew and new friends goodbye. Then it’s off to the airport or begin your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour. (B)
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
20-04-202427-04-2024USD $4,400Navigator Cabin
20-04-202427-04-2024USD $4,900Trailblazer Cabin
20-04-202427-04-2024USD $5,300Pathfinder Cabin
20-04-202427-04-2024USD $6,500Admiral Cabin
20-04-202427-04-2024USD $7,700Single
05-05-202412-05-2024USD $4,400Navigator Cabin
05-05-202412-05-2024USD $4,900Trailblazer Cabin
05-05-202412-05-2024USD $5,300Pathfinder Cabin
05-05-202412-05-2024USD $6,500Admiral Cabin
05-05-202412-05-2024USD $7,700Single
12-05-202419-05-2024USD $4,900Navigator Cabin
12-05-202419-05-2024USD $5,500Trailblazer Cabin
12-05-202419-05-2024USD $6,000Pathfinder Cabin
12-05-202419-05-2024USD $7,300Admiral Cabin
12-05-202419-05-2024USD $8,600Single
19-05-202426-05-2024USD $4,900Navigator Cabin
19-05-202426-05-2024USD $5,500Trailblazer Cabin
19-05-202426-05-2024USD $6,000Pathfinder Cabin
19-05-202426-05-2024USD $7,300Admiral Cabin
19-05-202426-05-2024USD $8,600Single
26-05-202402-06-2024USD $4,900Navigator Cabin
26-05-202402-06-2024USD $5,500Trailblazer Cabin
26-05-202402-06-2024USD $6,000Pathfinder Cabin
26-05-202402-06-2024USD $7,300Admiral Cabin
26-05-202402-06-2024USD $8,600Single
02-06-202409-06-2024USD $4,900Navigator Cabin
02-06-202409-06-2024USD $5,500Trailblazer Cabin
02-06-202409-06-2024USD $6,000Pathfinder Cabin
02-06-202409-06-2024USD $7,300Admiral Cabin
02-06-202409-06-2024USD $8,600Single
23-06-202430-06-2024USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
23-06-202430-06-2024USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
23-06-202430-06-2024USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
23-06-202430-06-2024USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
23-06-202430-06-2024USD $10,200Single
14-07-202421-07-2024USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
14-07-202421-07-2024USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
14-07-202421-07-2024USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
14-07-202421-07-2024USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
14-07-202421-07-2024USD $10,200Single
21-07-202428-07-2024USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
21-07-202428-07-2024USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
21-07-202428-07-2024USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
21-07-202428-07-2024USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
21-07-202428-07-2024USD $10,200Single
28-07-202404-08-2024USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
28-07-202404-08-2024USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
28-07-202404-08-2024USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
28-07-202404-08-2024USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
28-07-202404-08-2024USD $10,200Single
04-08-202411-08-2024USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
04-08-202411-08-2024USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
04-08-202411-08-2024USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
04-08-202411-08-2024USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
04-08-202411-08-2024USD $10,200Single
11-08-202418-08-2024USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
11-08-202418-08-2024USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
11-08-202418-08-2024USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
11-08-202418-08-2024USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
11-08-202418-08-2024USD $10,200Single
18-08-202425-08-2024USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
18-08-202425-08-2024USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
18-08-202425-08-2024USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
18-08-202425-08-2024USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
18-08-202425-08-2024USD $10,200Single
25-08-202401-09-2024USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
25-08-202401-09-2024USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
25-08-202401-09-2024USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
25-08-202401-09-2024USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
25-08-202401-09-2024USD $10,200Single
01-09-202408-09-2024USD $4,900Navigator Cabin
01-09-202408-09-2024USD $5,500Trailblazer Cabin
01-09-202408-09-2024USD $6,000Pathfinder Cabin
01-09-202408-09-2024USD $7,300Admiral Cabin
01-09-202408-09-2024USD $8,600Single
08-09-202415-09-2024USD $4,900Navigator Cabin
08-09-202415-09-2024USD $5,500Trailblazer Cabin
08-09-202415-09-2024USD $6,000Pathfinder Cabin
08-09-202415-09-2024USD $7,300Admiral Cabin
08-09-202415-09-2024USD $8,600Single
15-09-202422-09-2024USD $4,400Navigator Cabin
15-09-202422-09-2024USD $4,900Trailblazer Cabin
15-09-202422-09-2024USD $5,300Pathfinder Cabin
15-09-202422-09-2024USD $6,500Admiral Cabin
15-09-202422-09-2024USD $7,700Single
07-04-202514-04-2025USD $4,300Navigator Cabin
07-04-202514-04-2025USD $4,700Trailblazer Cabin
07-04-202514-04-2025USD $5,100Pathfinder Cabin
07-04-202514-04-2025USD $5,500Admiral Cabin
07-04-202514-04-2025USD $7,600Single
04-05-202511-05-2025USD $4,400Navigator Cabin
04-05-202511-05-2025USD $4,900Trailblazer Cabin
04-05-202511-05-2025USD $5,300Pathfinder Cabin
04-05-202511-05-2025USD $6,500Admiral Cabin
04-05-202511-05-2025USD $7,700Single
11-05-202518-05-2025USD $4,900Navigator Cabin
11-05-202518-05-2025USD $5,500Trailblazer Cabin
11-05-202518-05-2025USD $6,000Pathfinder Cabin
11-05-202518-05-2025USD $7,300Admiral Cabin
11-05-202518-05-2025USD $8,600Single
18-05-202525-05-2025USD $4,900Navigator Cabin
18-05-202525-05-2025USD $5,500Trailblazer Cabin
18-05-202525-05-2025USD $6,000Pathfinder Cabin
18-05-202525-05-2025USD $7,300Admiral Cabin
18-05-202525-05-2025USD $8,600Single
25-05-202501-06-2025USD $4,900Navigator Cabin
25-05-202501-06-2025USD $5,500Trailblazer Cabin
25-05-202501-06-2025USD $6,000Pathfinder Cabin
25-05-202501-06-2025USD $7,300Admiral Cabin
25-05-202501-06-2025USD $8,600Single
01-06-202508-06-2025USD $4,900Navigator Cabin
01-06-202508-06-2025USD $5,500Trailblazer Cabin
01-06-202508-06-2025USD $6,000Pathfinder Cabin
01-06-202508-06-2025USD $7,300Admiral Cabin
01-06-202508-06-2025USD $8,600Single
08-06-202515-06-2025USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
08-06-202515-06-2025USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
08-06-202515-06-2025USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
08-06-202515-06-2025USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
08-06-202515-06-2025USD $10,200Single
15-06-202522-06-2025USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
15-06-202522-06-2025USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
15-06-202522-06-2025USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
15-06-202522-06-2025USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
15-06-202522-06-2025USD $10,200Single
22-06-202529-06-2025USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
22-06-202529-06-2025USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
22-06-202529-06-2025USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
22-06-202529-06-2025USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
22-06-202529-06-2025USD $10,200Single
29-06-202506-07-2025USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
29-06-202506-07-2025USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
29-06-202506-07-2025USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
29-06-202506-07-2025USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
29-06-202506-07-2025USD $10,200Single
06-07-202513-07-2025USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
06-07-202513-07-2025USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
06-07-202513-07-2025USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
06-07-202513-07-2025USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
06-07-202513-07-2025USD $10,200Single
13-07-202520-07-2025USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
13-07-202520-07-2025USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
13-07-202520-07-2025USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
13-07-202520-07-2025USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
13-07-202520-07-2025USD $10,200Single
20-07-202527-07-2025USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
20-07-202527-07-2025USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
20-07-202527-07-2025USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
20-07-202527-07-2025USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
20-07-202527-07-2025USD $10,200Single
27-07-202503-08-2025USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
27-07-202503-08-2025USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
27-07-202503-08-2025USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
27-07-202503-08-2025USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
27-07-202503-08-2025USD $10,200Single
03-08-202510-08-2025USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
03-08-202510-08-2025USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
03-08-202510-08-2025USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
03-08-202510-08-2025USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
03-08-202510-08-2025USD $10,200Single
10-08-202517-08-2025USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
10-08-202517-08-2025USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
10-08-202517-08-2025USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
10-08-202517-08-2025USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
10-08-202517-08-2025USD $10,200Single
17-08-202524-08-2025USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
17-08-202524-08-2025USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
17-08-202524-08-2025USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
17-08-202524-08-2025USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
17-08-202524-08-2025USD $10,200Single
24-08-202531-08-2025USD $5,800Navigator Cabin
24-08-202531-08-2025USD $6,500Trailblazer Cabin
24-08-202531-08-2025USD $7,100Pathfinder Cabin
24-08-202531-08-2025USD $8,600Admiral Cabin
24-08-202531-08-2025USD $10,200Single
31-08-202507-09-2025USD $4,900Navigator Cabin
31-08-202507-09-2025USD $5,500Trailblazer Cabin
31-08-202507-09-2025USD $6,000Pathfinder Cabin
31-08-202507-09-2025USD $7,300Admiral Cabin
31-08-202507-09-2025USD $8,600Single
07-09-202514-09-2025USD $4,400Navigator Cabin
07-09-202514-09-2025USD $4,900Trailblazer Cabin
07-09-202514-09-2025USD $5,300Pathfinder Cabin
07-09-202514-09-2025USD $6,500Admiral Cabin
07-09-202514-09-2025USD $7,700Single

Inclusions

    • TWO full days in Glacier Bay National Park
    • Tidewater glaciers: Margerie, Grand Pacific, Lamplugh, Reid Glaciers, and the twin Sawyer Glaciers
    • Explore the shores and fjords of Tongass National Forest and Tracy Arm Fjord.
    • Kayaking and tide pooling in Keku Islands Park
    • Bushwhack and hike in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields
    • Visit Neka Bay on Chichagof Island. Known for great bushwacks and kayaking
    • Visit Glacier Bay Headquarters and Lodge at Bartlett Cove.
    • Whale watching in Frederick Sound, Stephens Passage, and Icy Strait
    • Search for wildlife—bears, sea lions, seals, porpoises, eagles, and more
    • Birding at South Marble Island—puffins, oystercatchers, cormorants, and kittiwakes
    • Natural history narration from expert onboard guides
    • More exploring at Hobart Bay

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