Northern Passage & Glacier Bay

8 Days / 7 Nights | Juneau to Sitka or Sitka to Juneau

Highlights: Sitka | Glacier Bay | Bartlett Cove | Icy Straight | Juneau |

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.

  • Glacier Bay National Park—UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Whale watching in Icy Strait
  • Explorations along Peril Strait and Sergius Narrows
  • Park ranger joins you on board in Glacier Bay National Park
  • Observe a bird colony and sea lion haulout at South Marble Island
  • Hike the forested shores of Chichagof and Baranof Islands
  • Discover the intertidal zones of Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds
  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in glacial fjords
  • Captain’s Choice exploration of “not in the guidebook” places

Adventure Cruises

Focused on experiencing life on the outside—rain or shine—we offer different destinations, a mix of price points (some generously inclusive), and an exciting range of multi-sport activities aboard our adventure cruises. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), hiking, snorkeling, inflatable skiff excursions, and cultural encounters top the agenda. Our experiential cruise vacations are delivered from a variety of platforms, and depending on your choices, will accommodate from 22 to 84 like-minded guests. We provide the adventure, equipment, opportunities, fun, expert crew, expedition guides, and the vessel. The rest... is up to you.

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Day 1 Juneau, Alaska Embarkation Welcome aboard! Meet the crew, settle in, and relax with your shipmates. Within minutes you’ll be cruising the magical channels of Alaska’s 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, Alaska Disembarkation Gather for breakfast this morning as you cruise into Russian-influenced Sitka for disembarkation.

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.

Onboard Inclusions:

  • All onboard meals
  • Non alcoholic beverages
  • Exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • From the vessel adventure activities and equipment
  • Wellness program
  • Hot tub, sauna
  • Fitness equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Port fees and taxes

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