Panoramic view of Glacier Bay national Park. Alaska

Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

from $4,270

DATES: 2021 – SUNDAYS
WND – 25-Apr; 2-30 May; 6-27 Jun; 4-25 Jul; 1-29 Aug; 5-Sep
WEX – 30-May; 20-Jun; 11-Jul; 1-Aug; 22-Aug; 05-Sep; 12-Sep

DURATION: 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

EMBARK: JUNEAU, AK

DISEMBARK: JUNEAU, ALASKA

SHIP: Wilderness Explorer (WEX)
Wilderness Discoverer (WND)

 FROM: $4,270 (Incl. $375 Port Charges)

All about the Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise.

Two days in Glacier Bay National Park offer an up close look at glaciers, old-growth forests, and sea life. Take in the beauty of Tracy Arm, whales of Federick Sound and seabirds of South Marble Island.

Voyage Highlights:

  • TWO full days in Glacier Bay National Park—active exploration in the outback
  • Beautiful Tracy Arm
  • Tidewater glaciers: Margerie and Grand Pacific
  • Explore shores and channels in the Tongass National Forest
  • Bushwhack and hike in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields
  • Whales and wildlife—bears, sea lions, seals, porpoises, eagles
  • Birding at South Marble Island— puffins, oystercatchers, cormorants, and kittiwakes

 

Please note: Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, wildlife activity and ice conditions. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Port charges of $375 per person
  • All onboard meals
  • Premium spirits, wine, microbrews; non-alcoholic beverages
  • Exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • All from-the-boat adventure activities and equipment
  • Wellness program: hot tub, fitness equipment, yoga mats.

 

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
  • Airfare; Luggage, trip cancellation and Emergency Evacuation Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges
  • Staff gratuities
  • Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings
  • Pre- or post- cruise travel expenses.

  1. Day 1 ASUNDAY - JUNEAU, ALASKA

    Embarkation
    Arriving in Juneau, you will be transferred from the airport to our hospitality area. Upon boarding, your crew greets you with champagne and smiles. Set sail for a week of scenic channels and secluded wilderness.

  2. Day 2 MONDAY - TRACY ARM

    Take an early peek outside. Fjord cliffs reach skyward. Floating ice. And deep u-shaped valleys. There’s no abracadabra here. Mother Nature’s magic is real. Cruise past harbor seals and their pups lounging on chunks of ice. Tracy Arm delivers with the cotton-candy blue twin Sawyer Glaciers of its furthest reaches. Tides permitting, your skiff driver knows the ropes and guides you along. It’s a mashup of towering walls, temperamental currents, and the Coastal Mountains. So many waterfalls. Mountain goats show off fancy footwork on the cliffs. Look for them.

  3. Day 3 TUESDAY - FREDERICK SOUND

    Humpbacks beeline it here each season to feed on krill, zooplankton, and herring. Watch for whales feasting in these abundant glacial waters. Hang out and enjoy the show. Cruise past Five Fingers Lighthouse, Alaska’s oldest sea lions nap on rocky nobs. Tonight, toast to a whale of a day in Alaska.

     

  4. Day 4 WEDNESDAY - ICY STRAIT

    From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this far northwest corner is worth exploring. And today’s adventures promise to be as big as the water is deep! Seals and sea lions haul out on rocky outcroppings, resting before they disappear in the water to search for food. If the tides are right, head out in the skiff with one of the guides for a closer exploration of the rugged shore, or perhaps, make it all the way to George Island. Whatever you do—wilderness trekking, skiffing, or paddling—your expedition team guides the way.

  5. Day 5 THURSDAY - GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK

    This crown jewel of America’s national parks covers 3.3 million acres (that’s a tad smaller than the state of Connecticut). Let that sink in. Most visitors see the same sliver of the park as everyone else. Not you. You’re going the furthest and exploring parts that 99% of visitors never go to. And you have two days to do it. Get started! Taylor Bay sea stacks and rocky shores make for good adventure. Or hike the outwash field of glaciers winding down the Fairweather Mountain Range. The cool breeze off the nearby snow and icefields is energizing. If you motor over to Dundas Bay, keep your eye out for bears, humpbacks, and if you’re lucky, a wolf sighting. Kayak the bay. Bushwhack into the forest. Discover Glacier Bay outback.

  6. Day 6 FRIDAY - GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK

    Your camera’s memory card needs plenty of room. A National Park ranger comes aboard joining your adventures in Glacier Bay. South Marble Island is abuzz with activity. Rare sea birds, black oystercatchers, and orange-beaked tufted puffins can’t be missed. A colony of raucous sea lions adds to the hubbub. They add a distinct aroma to the air, too. Tucking into silent Tidal Inlet—the stomping grounds for bears, wolves, mountain goats, eagles—the backdrop is spectacular. At the end of the western-most arm of the bay sits Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers. And possible views of glacial calving. Take it all in on deck and bid adieu to your ranger.

     

  7. Day 7 SATURDAY - CHATHAM STRAIT

    Find a perch on the bridge with your captain, or with your guides on the bow, and watch for whales and other creatures before tucking into Port Frederick or another inlet in the Tongass National Forest. Any spot’s a good one to pull over and stretch your legs. Hike, paddle, or skiff your way through this remote corner with bears on the shoreline, seals bobbing on the surface, and welcoming boughs of moss in the trees. It’s all yours to explore. Back on the boat, make a beeline straight for the hot tub.

     

  8. Day 8 SUNDAY Juneau

    Disembarkation
    Linger over breakfast this morning cruising into Juneau. Wish your crew and new friends goodbye. Then it’s off to the airport or begin your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.

     

Wilderness Discoverer & Wilderness Explorer

Wilderness Discoverer

Inviting, and oh so cared for by her crew, the Wilderness Discoverer delivers big adventure with top-of-the-class style. Wild, remote, and at the edges of the map, she carries a bit of Alaska wherever she sails—the beautiful bar top and tap tower are made from a yellow cedar log found in Peril Strait. But looks aside, she doesn’t hold back when it comes to exploration. Her shoal draft allows access to waters that are off-limits to bigger boats, where she can slip right in. An instigator of action, she was the first “Wilderness” boat in the family and set us on a path toward greater adventures—you will be too.

Onboard Features: EZ Dock kayak launch platform; bow-mounted underwater camera; kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles, snorkel gear/wetsuits; two on-deck hot tubs; fitness equipment and yoga mats; DVD and book library

Cabin Features: TV/DVD player; hair dryer, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles.

  • 76 guests
  • 38 cabins
  • 27 crew members
  • 176 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio

 

Wilderness Explorer

Daring and ambitious, and a wee bit salty. The Wilderness Explorer was destined for Alaska’s deep waters from the first moment she slid into the drink. A strong “sea boat” with feet, she is not bashful or apologetic in her unflinching drive to seek out secret niches. Embracing change, the crew is known to try the untried, whether it’s gaining access to an unexplored trail or a new recipe with locally foraged ingredients. Bold with a capital Brrr, she is also our only boat to have over-wintered in Southeast Alaska, for not one, but two wicked cold seasons. Get to know her, and she’ll warm your heart.

Onboard Features: EZ Dock kayak launch platform; bow-mounted underwater camera; kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles, snorkel gear/wetsuits; on-deck hot tub; fitness equipment and yoga mats; DVD and book library

Cabin Features: TV/DVD player; hair dryer, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles.

  • 74 guests
  • 37 cabins
  • 28 crew members
  • 186 feet in length
  • 38 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio