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$ 3249

Un-Cruise Northern Passages & Glacier                                  Bay

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min $ 3249
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Destinations: Juneau, AK, Sitka
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 3249
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Back to Alaska Un-Cruise Northern Passages & Glacier                                  Bay 7 Nights Hightlights Include: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, 3 Days of in-depth exploration in Glacier Bay National Park with a Park Ranger, Wildlife and whale watching, Glacier calving in Glacier Bay, Inflatable skiff excursions, Paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beachcombing, Naturalist led presentations and discussions. // Holiday Itinerary: Juneau to Sitka (or reverse)- 7 Nights Prices from: £2570 per person Price includes:  7 day cruise on an all inclusive basis based on 2 people sharing a cabin. International flights, optional excursions, gratuities and items of a personal nature are not included. Single supplement available on request.   Due to the nature of the explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and exhilarating natural encounters. The Wilderness Explorer Northern Passages & Glacier Bay itinerary can be combined with the Eastern or Western Coves itinerary for a two-week adventure or with the two-week Ultimate Adventure roundtrip Juneau itinerary for an all-encompassing three-week voyage. 2018 Departures: 21, 28 April; 19, 26 May; 9,16,23 June; 7, 14, 21 July; 4, 11, 18 August; 8, 15 September 2019 Departures: 13, 20, 27 April; 4, 11, 18, 25 May; 1, 15, 22, 29 June; 13, 20, 27 July; 10, 17, 24 August; 14, 21 September  Day 1     Juneau - 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     Captains ChoicePlying 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. Day 3     Glacier Bay National ParkOne 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 4     Icy StraitSet your course for arguably the richest whale water in Southeast Alaska. Join the Captain on the bridge or the Expedition Leaders/Naturalists out on deck in search of marine mammals. Camera in hand, begin your land and sea exploration of these romote 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 5     Chichagof IslandMeander along the "waterfall coast" of Chichagof Island. In the Un-Cruise expedition spirit, marvel at the grand scenery as our crew expertly guides you through the unsung, 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 6     Kuiu IslandThere 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 7     Peril Strait/ Sergius NarrowsPeril 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 explore 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.) After an adventurous, but "un-perilous" day, toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner and a "photo journal" of your trip presented by your Expedition Leaders. Day 8     Sitka - DisembarkGather for breakfast this morning as you cruise into Russian-influenced Sitka for disembarkation. A transfer will be provided to the airport or your hotel. // Wilderness Explorer Three cabin categories consist of 21 Trailblazer, 13 Pathfinder and 4 Explorer cabins. Bed configurations include twin or queen. Cabins feature flat screen televisions with DVD players, iPod docking stations, and eco-friendly bath amenities. All cabins feature a large, view window.Onboard amenities include two hot tubs (one on the bow and one on the sun deck), sauna, and exercise equipment. The lounge bar will offer 10 taps serving a selection of microbrews and cask wine. To ensure ample space for included adventure activities, there is a swim step on the ship's main deck. The space serves as a launch pad for excursions and hosts a state-of-the-art kayak launch platform able to quickly and safely launch five kayaks at a time.With an emphasis on exhilarating explorations in Alaska's wilderness, expert naturalists lead hiking and kayaking tours of varying lengths and activity levels. Other adventure activities include stand-up paddle boarding, skiff explorations, and whale watching. Snorkeling is available for a fee. Flexible itineraries allow the ships to seek out wildlife and maximise viewing time for guests.Other amenities include complimentary on-deck yoga classes, a large resource library, well-stocked DVD library and board games. A professional masseuse is part of the crew and massages are available for a fee. An underwater camera mounted on the ships' bow streams video from the underwater world to flat screen televisions in all guest rooms and the lounge. Healthy and hearty meals feature fresh ingredients including locally caught Alaskan seafood. A 3-1 guest to crew ratio ensures attentive service.  //
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Windows on the wild
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