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Un-Cruise Inner Reaches Eastern Coves                                Alaska

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Destinations: Juneau, AK, Ketchikan
Guide language: English
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Back to Alaska Un-Cruise Inner Reaches Eastern Coves                                Alaska 7 Nights - Juneau to Ketchikan (or reverse) // Cruise Itinerary -  “Some night the stars will gleam”—wrote poet Robert Service after years on the Alaskan frontier. Leave the armchair adventurers behind as you sail out of Juneau writing your own wilderness tales on this exploration.  INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS: Whale watching in Stephens Passage  Explore Misty Fjords National Monument  Dawes Glacier and the ice-rich waters of Endicott Arm  Kayak, paddle board, skiff and hike in glacial landscapes, old growth, and rainforest  Spot wildlife in Behm Canal and Tongass National Forest  Kayak and hike along remote coast of Stephens Passage  Navigate winding Wrangell Narrows and Behm Canal  Wrangell’s Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House Day 1 - Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation Welcome aboard! Meet your crew and get acquainted as you set sail for the 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. 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, black bears, mink, eagles, and otters. Paddle along the canal or venture out on an intertidal shore walk or low-elevation hike 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, 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 farewell toast and reminisce about your Alaskan journey over a sumptuous dinner. Day 8 - Ketchikan, Alaska – Disembarkation Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking the ship this morning. Transfer directly to the Ketchikan airport or begin your extended UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.  Prices from: £3,538 per person Price Includes: Onboard meals; spirits, wine, beer; 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 equipment. Port fees and taxes, Not Included: Return International flights, gratuities and items of a personal nature.  Departure Dates -  2018 - 5, 12, 26 May; 2, 9, 23, 30 June; 7, 21, 28 July; 4, 18, 25 August; 1, 22, 29 September 2019 - 6 April; 11, 18 May; 1, 8, 15, 29 June; 6, 13, 27 July; 3, 10, 24, 31 August; 7, 28 September //
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Windows on the wild
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