Alaska Expedition Cruise

Starting at $4,195 Per Person

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.

Featured Life Time Wellness Specialists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip Highlights

  • Park Ranger joins you on board for your day in Glacier Bay National Park

  • Forest hike at Glacier Bay National Park headquarters in Bartlett Cove

  • Hike along Chichagof Island’s waterfall coast

  • Observe a birding colony and sea lion haulout at South Marble Island

  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff Kuiu Island’s intertidal zone

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: Sitka

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: Peril Strait / Sergius Narrows

Peril Strait runs 50 miles from Chatham Strait to Salisbury Sound. This haven for small boats is scenically highlighted by a very narrow connecting passageway called Sergius Narrows and an opening at Hoonah Sound. This historic and wildlife-rich waterway is a great place to watch the shoreline for bears, the waters for otters and whales, and to look skyward for eagles. The passage narrows to only 300 feet in one spot (24 feet deep).

DAY 3: Kuiu Island

There aren’t many straight lines along the shores of Kuiu Island and with many secluded coves to choose from, you’ll 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, stunning Tongass National Forest. This evening, toast another day of amazing adventure with a frosty microbrew or hot toddy.

DAY 4: Chichagof Island

Meander along the spectacular waterfall coast of Chichagof Island. In the Un-Cruise expedition spirit, marvel at the grand scenery as our crew expertly guides you through glacier-carved fjords. Anchor in remote waters for an opportunity to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Explore the shoreline on an intertidal walk or forest exploration with your guides.

DAY 5: 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. Your day is complete with a stop in Bartlett Cove for a visit to the Park Service's Headquarters.

DAY 6: Icy Strait

Set your course for arguably the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska. Join the captain on the bridge or the expedition team out on deck in search of marine mammals. Camera in hand, begin your land and sea exploration of these remote reaches. Ride the skiffs for a closer inspection of the rugged and wild coastline with eyes set on the shore for possible bear sightings.

DAY 7: Captain's Choice

Plying the remote waterways of Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait, your captain sets the course for adventure today! Wake up at anchor and kick off your morn with on-deck morning yoga stretches, then slip into a kayak or try out your skills paddle boarding and gliding along rocky outcroppings with your guides. While you keep watch for harbor seals who frequently play in these protected waters, bald eagles will likely keep an eye on 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

Gather for breakfast this morning as you cruise into Juneau for disembarkation. Transfer to the airport or begin your Un-Cruise hotel stay or land tour.

 

Price

Pricing starts at $4,195 per person for double occupancy (cost will vary based on room category selected)

Ship capacity: 74 passengers

Includes

  • Stateroom accommodations

  • Onboard meals

  • Premium spirits, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages

  • Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day

  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves

  • All from-the-vessel activities and equpiment

  • Onboard expedition team and Life Time Fitness wellness experts

Steven Bronston, Personal Trainer

LeAnne Erickson, Spa Specialist

Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

April 29 - June 6, 2017

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