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Un-Cruise Famed Passages of Discovery

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Destinations: Seattle, Juneau, AK
Guide language: English
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Back to Alaska Un-Cruise Famed Passages of Discovery 12 Nights - Seattle to Juneau (or reverse) // Cruise Itinerary -  Like the intrepid explorers before you, cruise Canada’s and Alaska’s Inside Passages for twelve nights. Glacial fjords, winding passages, rainforest, totems, wildlife, adventure—it’s all there. INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS: Cruise Alaska’s and Canada’s Inside Passages Native culture, whales, and wildlife viewing Kayak, paddle board, and hike Explore Misty Fjords National Monument and Fords Terror Dawes Glacier and the ice-rich waters of Endicott Arm Watch for whales in Stephens Passage Adventure activity in Thomas Bay and Tongass National Forest Wrangell’s Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House Transit Wrangell Narrows and wildlife-rich Behm Canal Day 1- Seattle, Washington – Embarkation Welcome to Seattle! Depending on your vessel, you’ll sail north from downtown Seattle admiring the waterfront skyline view, or depart from Fishermen’s Terminal transiting the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks where you're lowered twenty feet into the Salish Sea. Day 2 - San Juan Islands, Washington Gunkhole close to shore by skiff or kayak, exploring this serene archipelago—first charted by European explorers in 1791. Join your expedition guides along the shoreline and in the forest for invigorating hikes and discoveries. And keep watch for local residents—harbor seals, orcas, eagles, sea stars. Day 3 - Salish Sea / Canada's Inside Passage Mountains rise higher and fjords become more dramatic. Intricate waterways and fjords alongside temperate rainforests are ideal for sighting orca, seals, sea lions, sea otters, dolphins, porpoise, sea birds, and spotting bald eagles from on deck. Unlock the natural history of the area and discover how Native influences and the fishing and forest industries have shaped these sparsely-populated islands and communities. Day 4 - Canada's Inside Passage Take in the pure, wilderness air and fill your days through the passage with splendid scenery, relaxation, and plenty of onboard activities. Your expedition team aims to entertain and keep you busy with engaging presentations, games, and enlightening narration. Day 5 - Canada's Inside Passage Pass the ghost town of Butedale, on British Columbia’s Princess Royal Island, before passing through Prince Rupert, BC and crossing the US/Canadian border into Alaska. Day 6 - Ketchikan, Alaska Alaska’s southernmost city and “salmon capital of the world” also claims fame to having the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles. Explore Tlingit and Haida cultures, and the notorious Creek Street, once a red-light district in downtown Ketchikan. Day 7 - Misty Fjords National Monument Home to nearly every ecosystem in Southeast Alaska—stunning glacial valleys filled with seawater, untouched wetlands and estuaries, and 3,000-foot vertical cliffs that are a haven for wildlife. Soak in the splendor of this largely unknown corner of the world with an up-close look at this majestic, 2.3 million-acre wilderness. Day 8 - Behm Canal Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest—orca, porpoise, seals, black bears, mink, eagles, and otters. Paddle along pristine waterways or venture out on an intertidal shore walk. Day 9 - Wrangell Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder—Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska. Brush up on your Tlingit culture and view recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park. Wander past the fishing marina to the famed and historically significant Chief Shakes Tribal House. Touch Wrangell's storied past at the artifact-filled museum. Day 10 - Wrangell Narrows / Thomas Bay Bright red and green navigation lights guide you along “Christmas Tree Lane” as you cruise the winding 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. Day 11 - Stephens Passage Keep watch for colossal marine life—humpback and orca are frequent residents of these waters—as your captain navigates through Southeast’s remote fjords. Hike through an other-worldly landscape of hanging waterfalls and emerald greens. Or investigate the wild inner reaches of a salt chuck—a tidal salt-water lake—by kayak and paddle board, keeping a lookout for bears, heron, moose, mink, and harbor seals. Day 12 - Endicott Arm / Fords Terror Snow covered mountains, glowing blues, and the white thunder of calving ice at Dawes Glacier complete your last day. Gliding through Endicott Arm, you’ll likely spy harbor seals and their pups lounging on “bergy bits” in the water. And if the tides allow, explore Fords Terror—a narrow passageway with towering walls and cascading waterfalls. At the end of the day, join the Captain for a sumptuous Farewell Dinner and reminisce with a slideshow of your journey from the crew. Day 13 - Juneau, Alaska – Disembarkation Disembark after breakfast and transfer directly to the Juneau airport or begin your add-on UnCruise overnight stay or extended land tour. Prices from: £3,746 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. Not Included: Return International flights, gratuities and items of a personal nature.  //
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Windows on the wild
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